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Thread: 2012-2013 Awards Ceremony: Love is in the Air

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    Default 2012-2013 Awards Ceremony: Love is in the Air

    The last three years, Mr. Lovers has been our runner-up. He just never had the right combination of grit, heart, or talent to be the top dog. I had a little joke in my head wondering which was more likely to win a title: Him or Tony Ramos. This year, I have my answer. Congratulations to vaisforlovers for winning this year's championship and immortality in the Hall of Glory! His victory did not come without adversity. Joey Napoli, his third-seeded 157-pounder, went 0-2. Bobby Telford defaulted out of the tournament after winning a match. However, it was a pretty wild tournament for many of us, and vais' team was strong enough to eek out a narrow victory over buckvader despite a few early eliminations.

    Winner's Bracket
    1. vaisforlovers 117.5
    2. buckvader 114
    3. yakrider 109.5
    4. Gold 107.5
    5. gobigred 92
    6. thaxton 77.5

    Loser's Bracket
    1. kr1963 107.5
    2. GaCoach 80
    3. RD149-2 73

    In truth, this was a pretty tight tournament overall. The top four finishers were separated by a mere 10 points! Over the last few years, people have gotten very good at this. I really noticed it during the draft seeing so many people make good choices. It's cool to see how this league has matured.

    My regret is that, frankly, I was a pretty bad commissioner this year. I took way too long to do scores and didn't participate in discussion much either. I feel like the league suffered as a result of it. I simply wasn't willing to put as much time into it due other priorities and interests. I don't want the league to suffer as a result of me. If someone else wants is willing to step up and commit some time to being commissioner next year, let me know and we'll talk. I'm not positive I want to hand it off, but it's a possibility if someone will step up and do a better job.


    Every year there are a few people who take a chunk of responsibility that makes running this league a lot more bearable for me. It's many of the same people every year. Thanks again to GBR for looking up scores, to vais for helping with the draft, to thaxton for looking up all the schedules to make a nice guide, and to kr for helping keep track of the roster changes.

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    As an aside, I've been in this league for five years now. I have commissioned the league for four of those years, and most us have been around for at least four years. In that time, I've gotten to know many of you far better than I ever would have expected to get to know anyone over the internet. We've built relationships--I've even met a few you. Just twelve members, we are a small group. In light of that, the fact that two of our members, kr and tigerfan, are battling cancer is difficult for me to comprehend. I am young, and honestly, when I factor in the death of Jacob Schlottke and the struggles of a couple others, I see more sickness and pain in the friends I've made on this site than I see in my non-internet life. I don't know how to process it.

    I hope the two of you know that you are valued. You add so much to this league, and certainly more to those in your personal lives. KR has blogged much of his battle on this website. You have described suffering and healing, victory and relapse. I'm amazed at your positive outlook throughout the three-year epic. I really struggle to imagine this league without you in it.

    I pray that both of you be healed. I pray that the cancer be taken from your bodies; that you see victory over it. More importantly, I pray you know that Jesus, Christ, has won eternal victory over death for those who offer their lives to him. That man is sinful, and that a Holy and perfect God cannot live with sin. That death is the result of and penalty for sin, but that God loves man enough that he took the flesh of a man, lived a sinless life and paid the penalty for sin. That he died, but rose from the grave in victory over death. That those who take him as Lord can share in that resurrection and one day rise from the grave to an eternal life with God.

    Happy Easter.
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    Ben,
    Well said ! I'd like to think of us as friends after being here from the start-I'm so sorry to hear about TigerFan-good guy and KR is special.
    Once I saw Napoli fold I thought Buckvader had this won-your guys league is just GREAT-competitive and fun.
    I hope I'm not one of the guys you worry about-I'm too dam mean to die !!
    You know, I think I would rather be a man than a god . We don't need anyone to believe in us. We just keep going anyhow. It's what we do.

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    Well said Gold!

    A huge congratulations to Vais for his victory, now that he is a hot shot over at Flo it comes at very little suprise to me that he is a powerhouse

    With that being said, I would like to offer my sincerest apologies to the league for my inconsistant participation this year. I have been overwhelmed, but that is absolutely NO excuse! You have my word that from here on out, I will be a 100% active member of this league. I am already looking forward to next season!

    Once again, congratulations to Christian, you've earned it!

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    Amen Gold.

    I too struggle knowing that people are going through this, and like Gold this small wrestling community we are apart of has more sick people than my actual life. Maybe it's a weird coincidence, and maybe it's because I'm fortunate, but it has really messed with me a little bit knowing people are in a fight for their lives.

    I hope you find peace, and I hope you all know that Christ is right for whatever is wrong with your life. That goes for anyone.

    On a far lighter note, it is nice to get the monkey off my back and not be the Buffalo Bills of Fantasy Wrestling.
    2,2,2,1 feels a lot better than 2,2,2,2
    To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.

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    $%^& I mean....Congratulations Vais. I thought I had this one. Going into the finals I had a lead and was pretty sure that Perry would win and that Chamberlein would beat Oliver on his bad ankle. There was zero chance that Ramos, Port, or Wright were going to win for Vais so all I had to do was wait. %^&* Quinton Wright is a great guy and I was glad to see him win his swan song. Sad part is that if I hadn't doubted David Thorn and started him even though he faced he #1 seed first round...I would have won. Oh well, maybe next year.....how many days until the draft? I'll likely be rolling with Kyven Gadson as a keeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckvader View Post
    $%^& I mean....Congratulations Vais. I thought I had this one. Going into the finals I had a lead and was pretty sure that Perry would win and that Chamberlein would beat Oliver on his bad ankle. There was zero chance that Ramos, Port, or Wright were going to win for Vais so all I had to do was wait. %^&* Quinton Wright is a great guy and I was glad to see him win his swan song. Sad part is that if I hadn't doubted David Thorn and started him even though he faced he #1 seed first round...I would have won. Oh well, maybe next year.....how many days until the draft? I'll likely be rolling with Kyven Gadson as a keeper.
    I had Brewer on the bench as well as a 7th placer. He probably would have been a little better than Napoli.
    To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.

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    Congrats VAIS!! I could not put in as much as I wanted to toward the league. My job took way too much of my time. I was also unable to put as much time into my contest this year also.

    Nice little summary Gold. Through this I have become gotten to know VAIS and Gold a lot better. I have followed KR's blog and anticipate his updates. Unfortunately, I run into a lot of sick people. I had one 6 year period in my life between 2002 and 2008 where 21 people in my family and my wife's family passed away. I started to become friends with Jacob right before he passed. It was a huge shock to me to hear of his passing. It would also be a huge loss if I lost one of you folks whom I consider my friends also.

    Russ, you better hang on a while!! I've prayed too many prayers for you to give up pal!!

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    Congrats VA! I had an awful second half of the year, including NCAA's. But the great thing about this league is that the guys who put in the work and time get to the top, as seen by VA's win this year. Although you may be a dick about it sometimes, you know your sh*t, and your opinion is valued here. You deserve the win. Happy for you man.

    One of the greatest attributes of wrestling is the mental toughness that comes with it. KR and Tigerfan keep using that toughness and fight brothers, we'll be here for ya.

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    Wow. Congratulations to Vais for his well-earned victory. Thanks for all the kind words and prayers. I'm cancer-free at this point, but I lost my wife of 18 years this January. It was a tough year, that's for sure. I think I went the whole year without a 165lber and still managed to do mediocre. I'll be back next year, God willing.

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