Thursday, November 09, 2006

Leaders Cup on Saturday

I leave tomorrow for San Diego for the Leaders Cup, which is one of WAKA's two big tournaments every year. The winner technically has the right to call themselves the "World Champions of Kickball", because I think WAKA trademarked the phrase. Since the field has constantly been dropping with each week, and we're now down to 13, mostly West Coast, teams, it might be a bit of hyperbole to say that, but it's officially trademarked hyperbole, damn it!

We're staying in downtown San Diego, although the "official" WAKA hotel is in Mission Valley. Why?

- The fields for the tournament are in Coronado, which is twice as close to downtown as it is to Mission Valley.
- All of the cool bars are in downtown.
- The bar for the official post-tournament party is downtown, although WAKA isn't providing teams with transportation from Mission Valley to downtown for it.
- We like to be loners and mysterious and not socialize with the other teams before the tournament.

Needless to say, we're bringing our best shenanigans to the tournament, including some new, potentially explosive items. Let's just say there's as much of a chance of us getting kicked out of the park than us winning the whole thing.

If you'd like to follow the chaos live, WAKA is posting updates, interviews, results and more on their Web site via live blogging. God help the poor WAKA sap who tried to interview one of us.

Also, you can go on that link and vote for the team that you think is going to win. Please do so, and vote Chicago style - early and often. Hint: after you vote, go to another site and then clear your cookies. Go back to the site and, voila, you can vote again.

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