Fantasy Bishball Championship – The Newman Cup – Crusading Croziers

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Fantasy Bishball Championship – The Newman Cup vs The Dubuque Fighting Saints

Playing Bishop Coyne, Bishop Jenky and Archbishop Kurtz (sitting Cardinal Wuerl)

Bishop Coyne – 12.75 points

8/19-8/25 : 31 tweets (7.75 pts)
8/19 – blogpost (1 pt)
8/20 – YouTube video “Why does the priest pour water into the wine?” (1 pt)
8/20 – gave a talk to archdiocesan vocation directors (3 pts)

(to read Bishop Coyne’s twitter feed – click here)

Bishop Jenky – 10.25 points

8/19-8/25 : 5 tweets (1.25 pts)
8/19 – blogpost (1 pts)
8/20 – 2 Facebook entries (2 pts)
8/24 – Mass for Peoria Diocese Pro-life Workshop (3 pts) [click on link for PDF of schedule of events]
8/25 – Mass for Peace and Justice at Peoria Irish Fest (3 pts)

(to read Bishop Jenky’s Twitter feed, click here)

Archbishop Kurtz – 14.25 points

8/19-8/25 : 17 tweets (4.25 pts)
8/19 – blogpost (1 pt)
8/21 – attended opening ceremonies for Sacred Heart Schools in Louisville Archdiocese (3 pts)
8/24 – 4th Degree Exemplification Knights of Columbus event (3 pts)
8/25 – Pastor installation Mass at Our Lady of Mercy (3 pts)

(to read Archbishop Kurtz’s Twitter feed, click here)

TOTAL: 37.25 points

2013 Newman Cup: Crusading Croziers v. Dubuque Fighting Saints

The Crusading Croziers reached the Newman Cup for the second straight season, defeating the Amazing Acolytes 28.5 to 12.75, and are poised to defend their title against the insanely popular Dubuque Fighting Saints. The Fighting Saints knocked off the 2012 Western Conference champion Rocky Mountain Hierarchs in a 17-5 drubbing.

The showdown has all the makings of a classic: the high-powered offense of the Crusaders, led by Bishop Coyne, against the populist fan favorite Fighting Saints, led by a balanced attack featuring a combination of tweets, posts and radio broadcasts.

Crozier manager LarryD likes his chances, though, and is confident of a convincing victory and retention of the Newman Cup.

“We have a secret weapon – I call it our “nuclear option” – that all but guarantees the win,” he told AoftheA Sports. “Mind you, we’re going into the contest with eyes wide open. The Fighting Saints put up a lot of points. They actually had the highest score in the regular season, but only because I had one “DNP”. So they’re good, and we have to be ready and on top of our game.”

The Fighting Saints manager, Al Italia, couldn’t be reached for comment, as he was negotiating merchandise licensing deals with intelligent life he discovered on the Saturn moon, Titan.

Acolytes, Eastern Conference final vs. Crusading Croziers

I hope you all will allow me to post this a little late:

Playing DiNardo, Farrell, Sartain (strategically sitting Lori – he’ll sub for Sartain if the Acolytes get into the Final Final)

Total Score: 12.25

Cardinal DiNardo: 4 pts

1. spoke at Serra Club (photo is from 8/16) – 3 pts

2. blog post on 8/14 – 1 pt

Bishop Farrell: 5.25 pts

1. blog post on 8/14 – 1 pt

2. Twitter feed – 17 tweets, 4.25 pts

 

Archbishop Sartain: 3 pts

1. attended LCWR conference and preached homily – 3 pts

 

I see that I’m not close to challenging the power of the Croziers.  Great season, friends!  Here’s hoping someone can unseat the Croziers next week. 🙂

 

Eastern Conference Championship Round – Crusading Croziers

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Eastern Conference Championship Round: The Amazing Acolytes

Playing Bishop Coyne, Bishop Jenky and Archbishop Kurtz (sitting Cardinal Wuerl)

Bishop Coyne – 12.50 points

8/12-8/18 : 38 tweets (9.50 pts)
8/14 – Theology on Tap event (3 pts)

(to read Bishop Coyne’s twitter feed – click here)

Bishop Jenky – 7.75 points

8/12-8/18 : 7 tweets (1.75 pts)
8/12 – commissioned Diocese of Peoria Catholic school principals at annual retreat and dinner (3 pts)
8/16 – celebrated 125th anniversary Mass at ND basilica (3 pts)

(to read Bishop Jenky’s Twitter feed, click here)

Archbishop Kurtz – 8.25 points

8/12-8/18 : 5 tweets (1.25 pts)
8/12 – attended Archdiocesan Youth Ministry annual banquet (3 pts)
8/13 – article in The Record: Deacons – Heralds of the Gospel (1 pt)
8/17 – speaker at Incarnation parish ACTS for men retreat at Mt St Francis Center for Spirituality (3 pts)

(to read Archbishop Kurtz’s Twitter feed, click here)

TOTAL: 28.50 points

Next week’s opponent: ??? We’ll just have to wait and see if the Crusaders move on to the Newman Cup!!!

Week Thirteen – Crusading Croziers

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Week Thirteen opponent: The Rocky Mountain Hierarchs

Playing Bishop Coyne, Cardinal Wuerl and Archbishop Kurtz (sitting Bishop Jenky)

Bishop Coyne – 14.50 pts

7/29 – 8/4 – 58 tweets (14.50 pts)

(to read Bishop Coyne’s twitter feed – click here)

Cardinal Wuerl – 4.00 pnts

7/29 – blogpost – Is There A Right And A Wrong? (1 pt)
7/31 – blogpost – St Ignatius of Loyola and Pope Francis (1 pt)
8/1 – blogpost – Freedom From the Chains That Threaten the Church (1 pt)
8/4 – blogpost – St John Vianney and the Heart of a Priest (1 pt)

(to read Cardinal Wuerl’s Twitter feed, click here)

Archbishop Kurtz – 1.25 pts

7/29 – 8/4 – 1 tweet (1.25 pts)
7/31 – column in The Record Newspaper: Teaching Our Faith (1 pt)

(to read Archbishop Kurtz’s Twitter feed, click here)

TOTAL: 19.75 points

Next opponent, in the Eastern Conference playoffs: The Almighty Acolytes – playing Bishop Coyne, Bishop Jenky and Archbishop Kurtz (sitting Cardinal Wuerl)

Week Twelve – The Crusading Croziers

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Week Twelve  opponent: The Heresy Hunters

Playing Bishop Coyne, Bishop Jenky and Cardinal Wuerl (sitting Archbishop Kurtz)

Bishop Coyne – 6.75 pts

7/22-7/28: 27 tweets (6.75 pts)

(to read Bishop Coyne’s twitter feed – click here)

Bishop Jenky – 2.75 pts

7/22-7/28 – 7 tweets (1.75 pts)
Wed 7/24 – blogpost (1 pt)

(to read Bishop Jenky’s Twitter feed, click here)

Cardinal Wuerl – 3.00 pts

Mon 7/22 – blogpost (1 pt)
Tue 7/23 – blogpost (1 pt)
Fri 7/26 – blogpost (1 pt)

(to read Cardinal Wuerl’s Twitter feed, click here)

TOTAL: 12.50 points

Next week’s opponent: The Rocky Mountain Hierarchs – playing Bishop Coyne, Cardinal Wuerl and Archbishop Kurtz (sitting Bishop Jenky)

Special Surprise for Larry

I know that Fighting Saints fever is becoming an international phenomenon. & that many of the railroads have hopped on board. Well, it turns out that I am not the only team with fans working for the railroads.

While Canadian National (CN) is clearly on board for the fighting saints, some of their employees in the Detroit area are fans of LarryD & his Crusading Croziers. It turns out that they asked for & were given permission to put the Croziers logo on at least 1 of their locomotives. I am perfectly fine with what they asked. Let the Croziers have their 15 minutes of fame.

To my pleasant surprize, the other day when I was taking some pictures in the Chicago Central yards (subsidiary of CN) I came across that locomotive. It is from another of their subsidiaries, the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern (EJE).

So for Larry here is a picture of EJE locomotive 666 with the Croziers logo on it.

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