2013 Conference Championship Match v. Dubuque Fighting Saints

Cdl. O’Malley
Mega blog post one point;

Abp. Chaput
Speaker at Laity engaging Laity conference three points

Abp. Aquila
Twentieth Anniversary of WYD Mass one point.

Only five points. /sad trombone

I think the Hierarchs need a spiffy new logo to keep up with the competition. Congrats to the Dubuque Fighting Saints.

Anyone interested in fantasy football let me know. I’m setting up the Hanseatic League and the Ghibellines will be a force! (hoping they won’t be a farce)

2013 Week 13: Rocky Mtn. Hierarchs v. Crusading Croziers

Abp. Chaput
One Facebook hoop-ti-do 1 point
Mass for Catholic Charities 1 point
Subtotal: 2 points

Abp. Aquila
Five tweets 1 1/4 points

Bp. Conley
National Catholic Register blog entry 1 point
One tweet 1/4 point
Subtotal 1 1/4 points

Total: 4 1/2 points

Next week’s lineup to start the post-season: Cdl. O’Malley, Abp. Chaput, Abp. Aquila with Bp. Conley on the bench

2013 week 12 Rocky Mtn. Hierarchs v. Zealous Zucchettos

Cdl. O’Malley
Blog post one point;
WYD Catechesis three points;
Interview with John Allen one point;
Fifty-two tweets! thirteen points;
Subtotal: 18 points

Abp. Aquila
WYD Catechesis three points;
Subtotal: 3 points.

Bp. Conley
three National Catholic Register blog posts three points;
Diocesan newspaper column one point;
nine tweets; two and one-quarter points;
Subtotal: 6.25 points

Total: 27.25 points

Next week’s lineup v. Crusading Croziers in regular season finale: Abp. Chaput, Abp. Aquila, Bp. Conley with Cdl. O’Malley on the bench for a well-deserved rest.

2013 week one Rocky Mtn. Hierarchs v. Acolytes

Cdl. O’Malley

Smackdown on Boston College for pro-abortion commencement speaker 5 points;

Commencement Address at Regis College 3 points;

Mega-post on Cardinal Sean’s Blog 1 point;

One tweet .25 point.

Subtotal: 9.25 points

Abp. Chaput

Diaconate ordinations 3 points;

Funeral Mass for Bp. McFadden of Harrisburg 3 points;

Three Facebook hoop-ti-dos 3 points;

Subtotal: 9 points

Bp. Conley

Column in diocesan newspaper 1 point;

One tweet .25 point.

No points for this as it’s too old, but this is very much worth the moment to read it.

Subtotal: 1.25 points

Team total: 19.5 points

Abp. Aquila is on the bench this week.

Next week’s lineup: Cdl. O’Malley, Abp. Chaput, Abp.Aquila.

The John Henry Cardinal Newman Memorial Cup Goes To…

CHAMPIONSHIP

Crusading Croziers 29.25, Rocky Mountain Hierarchs 10

The Crusading Croziers have won the 1st Annual John Henry Cardinal Newman Memorial Cup, defeating the Rocky Mountain Hierarchs, 29.25 to 10.  The Hierarchs reached double-digits for the second time in the playoffs, but it wasn’t enough to overtake the Bishop Coyne-led Croziers.  Bishop Coyne plated 20.25 points on his own, in leading his team to victory in the Championship match.

“I’m proud of the guys,” manager LarryD told AoftheA Sports.  “They fought hard every game of the season, holding off the tough Acolytes every step of the way.  And when it counted most – in the playoffs – they showed what they were made of.”

The Croziers defeated the Acolytes in the Eastern Conference Championship match the previous week, 33.75 to 18, in order to advance to the championship game, while the Hierarchs won their match against the Heresy Hunters by virtue of a forfeit.

“I have to credit Cardinal Wuerl for getting the team rolling right out of the gate,” LarryD said, “by getting us 6.25 points the first two days, with two 3-pt appearances.  That was a big boost.  After that, Bishop Coyne kept the momentum going with multiple point days, through his consistent tweeting on daily Scripture.”

greggtheobscure, manager of the Hierarchs, had nothing but praise for his team.  “We fought hard.  We knew it was going to be a tough match, and the guys left it all out on the field.  They can hold their heads high, cos hey – we were only one of two teams to make it this far.  That’s saying something.  But I gotta hand it to the Croziers – they’re a good team, strong up the middle with a deep bench.”

Now all that remains for the 2012 season are the individual awards – the League MVB (Most Valuable Bishop) and Rookie of the Year.  Nominees for Rookie of the Year are being compiled, while the MVB nominees are Bishop Coyne of the Croziers, Cardinal Dolan of the Acolytes, and Bishop Gracida of the Heresy Hunters.  Manager-voting commences Wednesday September 26, with the results announced no later than Friday, September 28.

Playoffs!

The Conference Championships have concluded!  On to the John Henry Cardinal Newman Cup!
In the Eastern Conference Championship, the Crusading Croziers, led by the ever-tweeting Bishop Coyne of Indianapolis, defeated the Almighty Acolytes, 33.75 to 18.  The Acolytes had beaten the Croziers in two of their three regular season meetings, but they could not generate enough points in the championship match.

The Western Conference Championship was less dramatic, which featured the Rocky Mountain Hierarchs against the heavily favored Heresy Hunters.  However, the Hunters failed to post, forfeiting the game to the Hierarachs, who had amassed 12 points.

So the Newman Cup will pit the Crusading Croziers against the Hierarchs.  The teams faced each other twice during the regular season; in Week Five, the Croziers blanked the Hierarchs, 16.5-0, and in Week Thirteen, the Croziers won a squeaker, 7-3.  But as every manager knows, when playoffs roll around, you have to throw out regular season results, because anything can happen when it’s the last game of the season.

The Newman Cup:  Two teams enter, one team wins.