Monday, June 21, 2010

El Campo, Crooks, Overwhelmed By Hasib Media Blitz

First off, my sincere apologies, dear readers, for the delay in this posting. The media storm surrounding the Crooks match from two weeks ago was so great, that all cable, internet, phone and carrier pigeon lines in and out of El Campo’s offices have been completely tied up until now. This tremendous disruption (in case you’ve been living under a rock), has obviously been due to the extraordinary play of rookie striker Waqar Hasib.
The K Street Crooks were battling Team America that afternoon… a middle-of-the-board team with a bottom-of-the-board goal count. The game started quickly enough, with the Crooks enjoying the bulk of possession over America throughout the first half. Midway through the second half, it became very clear the Crooks were just plain better than America, and it was only a matter of ‘when’ they would strike, not ‘if’. Sure enough, in the 43rd minute, Hasib stepped up. The Crooks’ mighty offense pushed the ball forward, and suddenly popped the ball up in a high cross to midfield. The ball was coming down right into the midst of three giant America defenders, all snapping for the ball at once, when, out of nowhere, our hero of the day sprung up above them all and guided a masterful header like a rocket into the back of the net.
The sold-out crowd went wild. Never before had they seen such power, such brilliant, raw talent displayed on the field. It was breathtaking, magnificent. Hasib was immediately bombarded by the paparazzi, and throngs of Dupont fans threw themselves at him, camera phones in hand.
Post-game interviews with his fellow teammates were equally positive.“Oh he’s going places, for sure,” commented fellow striker Jim “Jimmy” Olsen, “I wouldn’t be surprised if he ditched us for the CPL next year” Olsen added, alluding to the Cardozo Premier League, an elite 7v7 Tuesday night high school gym league, located on the ritzy side of U Street.
Hasib's future was a hot question on many of his stops on the national talk show circuit following the heralded match. No decision has been made yet, but I believe this reporter speaks for many Crooks fans in hoping Hasib remains in the neon pink jersey for many seasons to come.

Stay tuned for a season wrap-up as the Crooks close out their 2010 Dupont campaign.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Rookies Shine in Sunday Scorcher

There may be a lot of pink shirts in Dupont Circle, but none were brighter than those of the K Street Crooks this weekend. As the sun blazed down on their neon threads, the Crooks bravely fought their way to a blistering, sweltering, MF-hot 2-1 win.
The goals this week came from two rookies. The first, a rocket from 20 yards out, came off the foot of Andrew Dawson – a close friend and last-minute substitution to the busted up Jimmy Olsen. “I’m no replacement, I’m an upgrade” quipped Dawson. The second goal, the game-winner, was a masterful header late in the second half by the Argentine phenom, Juan Mascheroni. Mascheroni danced circles around the opponent all afternoon, and only decided to score when he “really felt like it.”
With two games to go, the Crooks still have a very good chance to rebound into the top of the standings. Stay tuned for for further updates!