Wednesday, December 05, 2007

A ghost wins the Runway Challenge.

There will be some down time over the next two weeks. UConn has open practice on Saturday, but it's looking like that might be it until the week of the 16th because of exams. The Runway also has almost two weeks of vacation time to use before Jan. 1.

Fortunately, I am spending days off with my three-month old. That mainly calls for me to deal with his special brand of dirty bombs. I am also trying to master what I refer to as the booger gun. For those without kids, the hospital provides you with this rubber bulb-like device which, when squeezed and released, sucks them right out of his nose. It just takes a little practice. Problem is, once the boogers are in, they're trapped. The only was to clear it is to squeeze the bulb and shoot the contents out the open end. Needless to say, a burglar would be in for quite a surprise.

One other football-related note. I've had a few emails wondering whether UConn has already sold out its ticket allotment for the bowl game. Guess some folks heard that may have happened during one of the UConn basketball radio broadcasts or something. UConn has informed me this is NOT true. Tickets are still available, and there will likely be some form of press release when the allotment is sold out.

Here are the results of the final week of the Runway Challenge.
1. SeanO's Ghost: 9-3
2. SteveP 7-5
3. Kooch 6-6
4. Ian 5-7
Caleb 5-7
Sammy 5-7
Pete 5-7
8. Chip 4-8
Mitch 4-8
Will 4-8
11. Sturge-Rock 3-9
Dan 3-9

And the final standings:
1. SeanO's Ghost 97
2. Kooch 96
3. Sammy 94
4. Will L 86
Ian 86
6. Chip 83
7. Pete 81
8. Caleb Mandrake 73
9. Vinny from East Haven 72
10. Dan 69
11. Mitch Kumpstein 52
12. Sturge-Rock 51
13. DetroitTigersHater 47
14. P.J. 38
15. Kevin 37
16. Alex 16
17. Steve P 15
18. Jerry 12
19. Luc 7
Tonto Kowalski 7

Looks like a big final week has propelled SeanO's Ghost to a championship. True to my word, SeanO's Ghost gets control of the blog for a day. Any time over the next two weeks would work best, as there is down time. SeanO's Ghost has hinted he may not be willing to do this (he's busy devouring wings with an assortment of high school coaches at various bars in the valley), and may sell the privilege to the highest bidder.

The second annual Runway Bowl Challenge will be posted, probably next week.

See you Saturday.

4 Comments:

Anonymous SeanO'sGhost said...

Chip,

Double or nothing!

My proposal is if I add the Runway's bowl challenge to my trophy case that I get 24 wings from Archie Moore's (one for each hour to celebrate my win). They come in increments of 8 I believe so it's perfect!

Galloping Ghost

December 06, 2007 6:44 PM 
Blogger Chip Malafronte said...

Well, technically I think you lost our original bet since the Sun Bowl went with the Big East and the Gator took a Big 12 team, just like I said. But...you're on!

December 06, 2007 7:17 PM 
Anonymous SeanO'sGhost said...

b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b- Bet Bet Bet Bet Bet Bettttt
--Fred Flinstone

Anyway, Chipster, you'll be much happier in Charlotte and home for New Year's Eve to boot. Don't forget to tape the ball dropping (a la Joltin' Joe Morellio).

BTW, my daughter used to run, kick and scream when she saw the booger sucker thingie.

December 06, 2007 11:28 PM 
Anonymous SeanO'sGhost said...

b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b- Bet Bet Bet Bet Bet Bettttt
--Fred Flinstone

Anyway, Chipster, you'll be much happier in Charlotte and home for New Year's Eve to boot. Don't forget to tape the ball dropping (a la Joltin' Joe Morellio).

BTW, my daughter used to run, kick and scream when she saw the booger sucker thingie.

December 06, 2007 11:28 PM 

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