MID-SEASON REVIEW - Reign, D-Town top of the class
Yep, its that time of the season, time to get judged. We got some legitimate surprises and some legitimate disappointments, too. Everyone take their grades with class, 'cause it always gets topsy turvy with the playoffs on the line. Everyone's still in it, but not for long. Peep the rankings! -- C.B. Lee
FBNYC 2K7 FALL Mid-Season Review - Week 5 (10.13.07)
The biggest team in the league and maybe the most athletic. Reign is playing with swagger and living up to the hype. They've definitely had the toughest schedule so far and they've held their weight. [Grade: A+] MVP: (C) Sean Zhang, a complete game-changer.
Its beginning to look like Initial D was being a little too modest in the pre-season. With a combination of youth, athleticism and veteran leadership, this is no rebuilding team. This their best chance at a Chip. Anyone of four starters, Park, Son, Kim and Chanthavongsa can hurt you. [Grade: A+] MVP: (G) Joe Son, the "Punisher" leads, INI follows.
Suddenly, there's a new contender on the board. JerseyRack is often undersized and undermanned, but what they lack in manpower, they make up for in fire... and speed, lots of speed. [Grade: A] MVP: (G) James Choi, he's unstoppable because he's relentless.
You never know how a free agent team is gonna work out until about mid-season. The jury might still be out about whether these guys are contenders, but one things for sure, they win the games they're supposed to. [Grade: A] MVP: (C) Rich Chang, an all-around force.
A little disappointing, but this team is stacked. They'll still finish in the top half of the L, but they ain't convinced anyone they're contenders. [Grade B-] MVP: (G) Kevin Park, still a machine on automatic.
Everyone knows RTS coasts through the regular season, but if they coast too much they might be watching in the post-season. Good news, kind of, (F) Harris Chung hasn't really shown up yet. [Grade: C] MVP: (G) Eddie Kim, (F) George Lee, the RTS leadership and their most consistent.
The best of the 1-3 teams... not that its anything to be proud of. The Dreamers gave INI a helluva fight for about 33 minutes, then they gave it away. Too many 3FGs. More layups = more wins. [Grade: D] MVP: (F) Neil Dumadag, their most consistent scorer and best defender.
No way Joes are this bad. The talent is there and the chemistry, but no effort. TAJ looks uninspired. Maybe an injection of (F) Jon Liu is the only cure. Time's running out. [Grade: F] MVP: (F) Jon Chen, always steady.
Another projected top tier team that has struggled. The Yorkies should have been a shoe-in for the playoffs but chemistry has been a problem... and shooting. If (F) Mark Yiin stays on, he should help. [Grade: D] MVP: (C) Varun Bhartiya, struggling but still contributing.
(C) Harry Lee is a force. And the other Dogs are picking their game up. Its now or never. [Grade: C] MVP: (C) Harry Lee, rookie of the season?
FML is getting better and that's not just because of (F) Chris Youn. (F) Brian Shim looks like he's finding his shot and Eupil Muhn has made a difference. [Grade: C-] MVP: (F) Chris Youn, "Juggs" being "Juggs."
SuperBad has a savior and his name is (F) Jeff Moy. Now if only they can get (C) Jae Kang Kim back they can make a run--it's wide open in the ORC. [Grade: D] MVP: (C) Jae Kang Kim, the anchor on both ends.
Observations... Joes have average, they need great... everybody on FML plays more confidently with Chris Youn on the floor, even if he doesn't pass to them... if Varun Bhartiya gets in the post, he drops 25 a game and the Yorkies win... Dreamers need K-Quach to step up now... Harris Chung is in a latent rest state, waiting to be activated by alien warlords... or when the playoffs start... Harry Lee is a hero for overgrown children around the world... the new war cry: DUMADAG!
2K7 FALL Conference Players of the Week (Wk 5)
Chris Youn (FML) F | 6-1 | 230 lbs Week 5 Stats PPG: 23.0 RPG: 18.0 SPG: 1.0
"Juggs" is back with a brand new invention. Dribblin'... grabs a holda him tightly, flows like a harpoon daily and nightly. Will it ever stop? Yo! He don't know. Turn of the lights. And he'll glow. Filthy McLovin wins... Filthy McLovin wins.
Jeff Moy (SBD) F | 6-1 | 185 lbs Week 5 Stats PPG: 16.0 RPG: 13.0 BPG: 3.0
To the extreme, he'll rock the paint like a vandal. Light up the board and wax a chump like a candle. Dance go rush to the speaker that booms, he's killing your brain like a poisonous mushroom. SuperBad wins... SuperBad wins.
All FBNYC 2K7 FALL Conference Players of the Week will receive Discorama's LET BALLERS BALL AWARD, good for a little special treatment at the staple West Village record store: 20% off select items at all three convenient locations.
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TF Yorkies (42) vs. Filthy McLovin (46)recap Player of the Game Chris Youn (FML) 23 pts, 18 rebs, 1 stl
Initial D (41) vs. Street Dreams (33)recap Player of the Game Rob Chanthavongsa (INI) 16 pts, 5 rebs, 3 asts
The Average Joes (41) vs. SuperBad (42)recap Player of the Game Jeff Moy (SBD) 16 pts, 13 rebs, 3 blks
Reservoir Dogs (49) vs. JerseyRack (59)recap Player of the Game James Choi (JRK) 24 pts, 4 rebs, 3 asts, 3 stls
RTS (45) vs. Team JerseyRack (48) recap Player of the Game James Choi (JRK) 19 pts, 4 rebs, 3 asts
BOK LEE'S GAME OF THE WEEK
Reign (52) vs. G.O.D. (48)recap Player of the Game Richard Chu (RGN) 16 pts, 3-3 3FGs, 4 rebs
GOD didn't look good, they didn't look like they wanted it enough... and they only lost by four. Regardless, Reign was out to prove a point and they did just that. Only one more undefeated team left to beat. Watch out D-town, they comin'. -- C.B. Lee
2K7 FALL Top Ten Plays of Week 4
I got your highlights right here! The Muscle doin' work, KP3, Pete Song and that INI D... Professor X shows us how to finish the half, The New John Han shows how to finish the game. -- C.B. Lee
This season ALL games will be played at "The King" MLK HS (122 Amsterdam Ave) unless otherwise noted.
REC D-II SUNDAYS 8 out of 12 slots reserved
- Ball Don't Lie - BALL SO HARD* - Blue Dream - EN FUEGO* - JAPAN UNITED* - NO FLY ZONE* - SH*T JUST GOT REAL* - SK WAR DOG* - TEAM L.I.F.E.* - THAT 70S TEAM* - Warriors - X1
REC D-II TUESDAYS 10 out of 8 slots reserved
- Bad Mamajamas - EN HIELO* - FOOT SOLDIERS* - MAMA DING DAM* - N.W.O.* - NYC GRITTY COMMITTEE* - PNEST1* - PRESTIGE WORLDWIDE* - Raptors - That 70s Team - TEAM DAVID CHU^ - THE ROCK STARS^ - THUNDER FRYZ*
REC D-I WEDNESDAYS 3 out of 8 slots reserved
- A$$hole Secret Society - Game of Crohns - Hyaenidae - NYC Skyline - RENEGADES - Team JB&B - TEAM DWC* - THAT 70S TEAM* - Thunder Elite - WARRIORS*
INTER THURSDAYS 2 out of 8 slots reserved
- MonStars - NY Crossbearers - Renegades - Sex Panthers - SPACE JAM* - The Doogles - TEAM FBNYC* - The Hummingbirds - Team JB&B
SHOWCASE NYC SATURDAY 7 out of 10 slots reserved
Brownsville Dyckman 94TH & MAPLE* BALLERS ELITE* HBO* HYPEBEASTS* Joe's Kicks La Familia Max's All-Stars NYC FURY* OCEAN 11* Team Tae UPTOWN BOYS* YHT