Brackets Are Posted!

August 25th, 2021

Hey, we have a neat new feature. At the right-hand end of the menu bar is the word "Brackets." If you click on it, you'll get the playoff brackets for all 10 Divisions. They will allow you to see not only this week's games but which teams the winners will take on next week. This is the first time we've ever done this and it's a lot neater than the way we've done it in the past. I hope you like it.

We want to thank everybody for their patience and participation in the Summer league. With any luck, it will be the only time that we'll ever have to do anything this crazy. In order to get the shortened season in, we had to have every team play every Sunday. That meant having 29 or 30 games going on three courts. The only problem was that we occasionally didn't have enough refs to have two refs per game. This is something that happens every now and then and has happened from time to time over the past 33 years. Most of our players are ballers and they realize that officials almost never determine the outcome of a game, whether there is one or two or three people calling the contest. (I really can't say never, but it's almost never, and even if it happens, it's because of a bad call, sincerely made, not because of some sinister reason.) And as long as Rob, Skippy, Paula, Junior, Stew, and I have been doing this, there really isn't a ton of difference between one ref and two.

Having said that, we certainly want to have two refs every game, but that's not always possible. We're not just going to bring in refs off the street. We want people who ref the TBL way--with knowledge of the game, compassion for the players, an appreciation of sportsmanship and decorum, and a nice sense of humor. Thanks for understanding.

Enjoy the brackets.