Storm vs. Chastain Charge
The game that asked "Do You Have It" is
back for a new generation, so grab your parents, because it's time that
THEY got off the couch and headed over to the Extreme Arena.
The players for game 1...
(Troy, Hunter, Diane, Cody)
(Tim, Lauren, Shawna, TJ)
One of these teams will be heading to the
semifinals and perhaps to the championship final, where they'll play for
the ultimate sports family vacation and a "glowing piece of our awesome
rock, the Aggro Crag". Let's start determining which one.
Event 1: FREE RUN CITY
It's an urban running obstacle course,
where each family member will scale I-beams, vault over wedges, climbing
water towers, trying to traverse the sky bridge, and finally finishing
on the street hop. This is a four-man relay, and each player will have
to complete their leg before the others can start theirs. The faster
your time, the more the score.
The Sherrys won the toss and have elected
to go second. The Chastains will go first with dad Troy at the
construction site, mom Diane at the water tower, big brother Hunter is
at the sky bridge, while little brother Cody is at the street hop. They
stop the clock at 1:02 for 58 points.
About the Chastains in the Gut Check...
they're a family of golfers and footballers. They tried out with the
spirit of Troy's recently departed uncle. They say they can hold their
Now to the Storm, as daughter Lauren is
at the construction site, son TJ is at the water tower, dad Tim is
crossing the bridge, while mom Shawna has to hop at anchor. They too
clock in at 1:02, but is it official? Nope. Off by a second, 1:03 for 57
points. So after one event, the Charge are charging at the leaderboard,
Now it's time for the Sherrys to spill
their guts... or not. Heh. As a family, they're very competitive.
Shawna's an outdoorsy girl and Lauren is a distance runner. TJ's a
baseballer. Tim... is out of shape. He does nothing. But they do well
Event 2: FLYING FOOTBALL
Imagine doing your best Eli/Peyton
Manning pass through the goalpost, then having your family member run it
in the end zone for 7. It's basically the same idea, only you're running
it in the end zone for 10 each trip in a minute-thirty. Nothing but
bragging right for a pick, though.
Oh, and you're in mid-air.
For the Storm, it's TJ & Tim. For the
Charge, it's Hunter & Diane. After 90 seconds of pigs flying, we have a
final result of 100-30, Storm leading! That puts us at Sherrys up,
Final Event: AGGRO CRAG
It's the mighty mountain you all know and
fear. Two teams of family members (in this case, Lauren & Shawna vs.
Cody & Troy) will go against each other in a head-to-head climb up our
mega mountain. Along the way, they'll have to dodge smoke, water sprays,
snow, rocks, water in the faces, and the fury of a living volcano that
could just go berserk.
Starting at base camp, the first players
will have to traverse the ice-surfing switchbacks, climb up the skeletal
stalagmites, and reach Avalanche Peak to activate the Ice Portal,
releasing their partners onto the Vertical Freeze wall. Twenty-two feet
straight up lies the Crystal Peak and victory. Along the way, they must
light up a series of scoring actuators. The team that lights all of them
up including the final one at the summit of the Crag wins!
Since the Sherry Storm lead by 69 points,
they get a headstart of one second for every 10 points, that translates
into 6.9 seconds of freeplay before the Chastain Charge... charges.
A tough start by the Chastains gets
even tougher. Shawna gets the go-ahead to start her climb first, but she
falls as Troy begins his ascent. This game all of a sudden is wide open.
Troy takes full advantage and makes it to Crystal Peak first for the
win! The Chastain Charge are moving onto the second round!
And of course, because they won, they get
their first glowing piece of Aggro Crag... and they understandably hope
it isn't their last.
Next time, it's the Cyclone Jones vs. the
Hurricane Hutagalungs to see who will face the Chastain Charge in the
next round. Until then, no ifs, ands, or buts... my family's got GUTS!