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The inaugural Thursday Night Kick Ball Kick Off was filled with balls and kicking. Shocking! Action Weekly was able to get an exclusive interview with Eric of POKO (irish) who spoke about the respect that a big hitter gets when up at the plate and the defense starts back pedaling like someone on a bike who is pedaling backwards really fast.
“It’s pretty cool. I just wish they wouldn’t be as quick…”
And the only problem with this gratifying ego boost is the succeeding pop out. When it comes to Kick Ball location is key.
Listen to the entire interview with Eric of POKO by clicking the link: ThursKB-EricPoko-061611
If there really are only shakers and movers, this guy is a mover – and a quick one at that.
Just look at the way he runs people through (although not with a sword or any other kind of sharp object, at least not on the ballfield). In fact, he seems to make getting run through significantly less unpleasant than it used to be, only slightly better than walking the plank.
This is Matt from Broad St. Ballers (Royal) and he and his team are back in the action with their eye on the prize (bar money, of course). Matt’s a helluva quarterback with a helluva good set of feet on him, making it possible for him to zip past the defense and advance, like they did in the final 15 seconds of the match to break a tie. (It also causes all the pictures to be a little blurry – I swear it’s his super speed and not some silly twit fumbling around with the camera!)
A good pair of feet are a valuable asset, just ask Dr. Scholl. I wonder if he played Football too?
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Everyone knows Google Voice’s transcription skills kind of suck. This leads to some hilarious messages on our Rain Line. Which of course, to Google’s humiliation, will get posted here! So please, call our rain line at 347.878.9032 and leave us messages!!
Tuesday Kickball had so many great plays it could have taken over any Sportscenter’s Top Ten. One particularly rare feat of athletic prowess was during a game between the Lucille Ballers and O Positive when O Positive outfielder, Chris, ran down a pop up in right field and then continued to tag out the Lucille Ballers’ baserunner all while his teammates watched and cheered in amazement.
“Usually I’d peg them, but I kept it easy on them and just ran and tagged them not to give up any missed balls,” said Chris about the play in a post-game interview.
O Positive took the game with a 7-4 victory with runs difficult to come by in the defensive and pitching clinic. To listen to the entire interview of Chris, click on the link right here: TuesKB-ChrisOPositive-062811
Hometown? Albany, NY
Day Job? Graphic Designer for Converse Inc.
When/Why you came to NY I Moved here three years ago part-time to get my foot into the graphic design world. I had an internship with Converse as a graphic designer designing at the time. The following year I moved down to New York full time when I was offered a job as a graphic artist for Ralph Lauren. I am now back at Converse designing tees.
Sport(s) & Team Name(s)? Dodgin’ Duck for Dodgeball!
How did you get involved with your sport/team? I was on a dodgeball team in college. When my friend and I came across the league, we immediately signe dup for the next session.
Where does your team name come from? Random graphic design brainstorm haha.
So is everyone else on your team graphic designers?
The Dodgin’ Ducks actually has several Converse graphic designers on their squad. Not only graphic designers, but we have the head of men’s fashion design, a merchandiser and a production specialist on the squad too. We also have a few non-Converse people, but for the most part we all come from the same place.
So how many pairs of converse do you have?
Do you get a discount?
You better believe it!
I have heard you run a t-shirt company called Fresh Prints. What’s that about?
Fresh Prints is my baby! I started out screen-printing t shirts in my parents garage during high school. I was printing shirts for my band and some of my friends’ bands. I eventually convinced my parents to help me buy a professional printing set up and I used the money I made from that to help pay for college. In college I started to design fun t-shirts that a lot of people ended up really enjoying. Four years later I am still designing shirts for Fresh Prints and people still seem to love them! (go to www.freshprintsclothing.com to see awesome t-shirts!)
What do you like about dodgeball? Did you ever have to play it in elementary school?
I love the competitive nature of dodgeball. Sounds silly for a playground game, but it really emphasizes a lot of skills used in other sports. Communication is key…if your team can communicate well you can really overtake any team you want.
It’s such a thrill to have a constant barrage of rubber dodgeballs flying around for 5 minutes straight.
Your favorite NYC Social Moment?
In our last game of the sessions, we were locked in a very intense battle with the Midnight Sausage Bandits. We were facing elimination so as you can imagine it was pretty stressful. After half of our players were picked off, one of our best players, Brian, was on the court with a few of our ladies. Eventually someone skimmed him with the ball, and out of anger Brian pulled off his sweat band from his forehead and threw it against the back wall. Now, our friend Brian sweats a lot. As he threw it….its kind of went into slow motion and all of his disgusting man-sweat flew off of his sweat band and drenched the last two ladies on the court. They were so disgusted that they stopped playing and were almost immediately hit with all four dodgeballs.
It was pretty disgusting, but hilarious at the same time. It was like that scene in Along Came Polly when Ben Stiller is playing basketball against the sweaty hairy guy. The slow motion sweat was repulsive, but hilarious.
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The ancient art of getting someone’s attention sadly hasn’t progress passed yelling someone’s name and waving extremities. The need for a covert way to let your QB know that you are open without alerting the defense is a true skill that can be the difference between an easy touchdown and a wasted run down the sideline.
Brian, one of the all-star receivers for MS FF (lime), was kind enough to talk with Action Weekly about his strategies that help him get his QB to notice him.
“Usually just shout at him and whoever shouts the loudest, and whoever is open the most [gets the ball]… I just shout his first name. I shout out, Kim, shout as loud as I can, or you wave your hands up in the air,” says Brian.
You can listen to the rest of the post game interview with Brian of MS FF right here: TuesFF-BrianMSFF-062111
Which means that she looks good while out there blockin’ them shots. The Corner Kick Kids (Red) had some serious offense going in to the second half of the game, but with defense like this they’re gonna have a hard time making it stick.
This woman from Foot Soldiers (Royal) was defending her goal like a mama bird pecks at anything in a five-foot radius of a newly hatched chick. At one point she gave the most graceful slide kick (toward the ball, not the players) knocking out a shot mid-stride from right in front of the net, not unlike that one movie where they tried to blast an asteroid out of the sky with a missile. Wasn’t that a documentary?
It’s the Human Centipede of Indoor Soccer. Richard Roberts of team If loving you is wrong, I don’t wanna be right (Black) protected his net with a flat out transformation. The crawling goalie slithered across the gym, capturing the ball for a third win, maintaining their undefeated status this season. The Caribbean-born team member – who was a boisterous player to watch as seen by his contagious smile – did not misstep or fall; he made a strategic metamorphosis to cover the ground with all hands and legs. If he grows a hundred more legs call the referee to investigate rules on anthropod team members.
The new Mini Golf rules promote togetherness! Now, two members from each team, play two members from another team! Meaning that they are forced into socialization while one of them figures out the exact right angle at which to hit the ball. What a great way to meet other people and have fun!