vs. Eichen Splat
Last night, the Hurricane Hutagalungs got
blown away by the sheer force of Cyclone Jones, as they move one step
closer to the ultimate piece of our radical rock. Now two new teams will
try and make the semis themselves....
(Danny, Pearl, Rigo, Danaechia)
(Jared, Moriah, Lisa, Keith)
First thing's first...
Event 1: FREE RUN CITY
The urban obstacle course is going from
the Construction Site to the Water Tower, 18 feet above the arena floor,
the Colossal Cubes on the Sky Bridge, and the Street Hop to finish.
Teams have two minutes to finish.
First up, Rojo Grande won the toss, so
they send Danny through the construction site, Rigo up on the power
tower, Danaechia at the sky bridge, and Pearl ready to jump! jump! on
the street hop. Danny makes short work of the wedges, but Rigo has an
issue with the tower. Final time: 1:08 for 52 points.
Gut Check time. Check the guns on Danny.
Rigo, his son, is into basketball, as is his sister Danaechia. They're
here playing for the honor of their recently-departed grandfather.
Pearl... she's the cheerleader of the bunch.
Next up, Team Eichen-Splat goes free
running. Jared is at the base of the work site, Daddy Longlegs Keith is
at the water tower, Lisa is on the bridge, and hopping at anchor is
Moriah. The time to beat is 1:08. Keith has no trouble on the tower, but
he's got to move faster! Lisa tries to move faster... and almost gets
swept away by the colossal cubes. Final time: 1:12 for 48 points. Rojo
Grande lead, 52-48.
Time for the Eichens to get
gut-checked. Moriah's the cheerer, Jared's a gymnast, Lisa likes
boogieboarding and skating, and Keith the stepdad is a golfer. Keith's
playing for pride... He's told too many people to lose.
Event 2: SKY SLAM
Ever wanted to dunk on Yao Ming? With the
help of your partner setting up the play, it's possible. One player will
retrieve a loose ball from the aerial bridge, then pass it to their
partner. They then have to jam it home for 10 points each. And defensive
boards are allowed so get your fill. Most baskets in 1:30 win.
For the Rojos, Rigo & Danny will take on
Moriah & Keith for the Eichens. And... neither team can grab the first
ball. Rigo makes up for it by using his b-ball prowess to full
advantage. He hasn't missed a shot yet! The final score... 9-2 in favor
of Rojo Grande. That's another 90 to another 20, putting the score at
142-68... a 74 point advantage to Rojo Grande.
Final Event: AGGROCRAG
Some say it's the top of the lost
continent. Some say it's an ancient ruin. Some just think it lives and
breathes on its own. One thing's certain... this dreaded mountain -
replete with snow, ice, rocks, steam, sprays, and fear - eats lightning
and craps thunder. Players will have to do battle against each other and
the radical rock for the chance to move one step closer to the Aggro-Bowl
at the end of the season. First, though, lighting the spires of the
bottom ledges, then up top, the skeletal stalagmites and Avalanche Peak,
where you send your partner up the Glacial Freeze wall and into the
heart of the Crag, where ultimately, you'll find yourself at the Crystal
Peak for the win.
Going up against his mythical mountain is
Danaechia & Pearl for Rojo Grande and Jared & Lisa for Eichen-Splat. The
Rojos' 74 point lead translates into the full seven-second headstart.
First team to activate their scoring pods
including the final one at the summit can call themselves the champ
tonight. When the crag is rocking, you better come knocking.
Danaechia makes quick work of her side of
the crag to send Pearl up to the Vertical Freeze, but here comes Jared
up that same side of the mountain. But wait! He slips! And again! All of
a sudden, it's a race... and it's going to... EICHEN-SPLAT! They're
moving on to the semis with their first piece of the Aggro-Crag.
And the Aggro-Crag falls silent awaiting
the next challengers, the Lowe Riders and the Howlin' Howells to see
who'll face the Eichens in the semis. Until then no ifs, ands, or
buts... my family's got GUTS!