Tip Final Four Poll: Final Fantasy Island Countdown
posted by April 2 at 10:20 AMon
Lemmy lost. Jackie Hell took him out. She may have even slapped him around. Slapped him right on his divine archipelago of moles. Don’t call her Cinderella. (Round of 8 – here.) Jackie Hell is firing on all cylinders and looks tough to handle. And Slats is rolling, but does EYE roll underneath Slats? Barfly is humbled to be here.
The tip off:
I spoke to Barfly about making it to the Final Four:
This has gotta be exciting. It’s all you’ve worked for isn’t it? The long hours, the practices after school, the power shakes. Right?
Barfly: First, thank you to Line Out. This is definitely a proud achievement for me but I’m trying to keep it in perspective. It’s too early to be dancing in the end zone. There’s a long road ahead and right now, I’m just trying to stay focused on going out there and delivering on a level that I can be proud of. Jackie Hell and Slats are such great competitors and are easily favored to win this thing, but I’ve been an underdog in every round thus far and anything can happen. Not since Mike Eruzione led his fellow Golden Gophers and a supporting cast of butchers, mechanics, and town drunks to that fabled Miracle on Ice Gold Medal in the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics have we seen the potential for such a Cinderella story. I want to add that I’m thrilled at the prospect of keeping the championship hardware on Capitol Hill. 75% of the competitors in this Final Four hail from our much maligned home and that’s no small feat. Suck it, Interbay!