Friday, May 15, 2009

Betties G'n'R open thread

photo by Angel Priest

I like several of these individual skaters and enjoy watching them do their thing, and since I'm not really into either team as a team (my outright antipathy of seasons past has faded a bit), it'll be fun to sit back, keep my big mouth shut, and watch the hits, the pack action, and the swift jams.

As for predictions, mine is not too terribly analytical, but I'm somewhat expecting a Betties victory based solely on the momentum of their season.

What say you?

See you in the comments and see you there.


JeLLyPiG said...

I am really looking forward to this bout. It's not just because its outcome provides the final schedule for the Semi Final bouts but I am actually warming up to the GnR. That's right, I said it. They have impressed the hell out of me this year because they have gone from this uni-dimensional style of play to being one of the most adaptive teams in the league. The match up with the Betties will prove to me once and for all, that it's the real deal.

GnR had their handful in the High Rollers bout earlier this year and you can say that HR self destructed but I hold that destruction came a result of GnR shifting their game plan. Oh sure GnR lost to the Heathers, but had they made some of the changes they made late in that bout sooner, I suspect it would have been a tougher battle for the Heathers. GnR has gone from simply using their strength and speed to really carrying out a game plan. Not just a plan, but one that allows for critical adjustments come game time. That makes them dangerous to play against and exciting to watch.

But I ain't predicting shit, just rooting for a great bout!

George said...

Well JeLLyPiG, I normally agree with you on most things, but I don't want to see the Guns 'n Rollers take this one. Yes, I know, it's a shock to imagine George actually rooting for the Betties. Being the negative person that I am, I like to think of it as rooting against the Guns 'n Rollers, and not for the Betties. Many of the exact same reasons that you've pointed out for liking the Guns 'n Rollers, are the exact same reasons that I don't like them, if that makes any sense. Anyway, I'll be dressed like a Bettie supporter tomorrow. Don't laugh too hard.

Curse you Blood Clottia!Oh yes, and I do agree with you that no matter who wins, I just want a good bout tomorrow!