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Brinks and Cupcake Bag a Pair!

Romeoville, IL
December 20, 2013

Attendance: 22

The Brain was Spectacular!
The first half of the game was a low scoring contest as Jimmy Bones and the Brain brought their "A" game.  Jim "Rags" Ragland was able to snake one through a crowd past Jimmy midway through the first period.  Johnny "Cupcake" Bobka scored late in the period to give the Whites a 2-0 lead as the first period ended.  Meanwhile, the Brain was putting on a goalie clinic as he had a shutout going half way through the game.  All he gave the Reds was the post and the crossbar.  Tom "TO" hit the cross bar when he redirected a hard shot from the point,

That game took a lot out of the Czar

but the puck went up and out instead of down and in.  Beak's grandson, Jeff, finally dented the nets with a blast that spoiled the Brain's shutout.  Greg Z got that goal back with a wrist shot from the left side and then Brinks tipped one past Jimmy Bones to give the Whites a 4-1 lead.  Bill BTW gave the Reds some life when he had a 1 on 1 rush with only the Czar to beat.  When he looked up, the Czar was flat on his back and he had a clean breakaway.  He buried the shot and made it a 2 goal deficit going into the 3rd period.  Cupcake and Brinks scored early in the third to give the Whites some breathing room.  Mini Wheezer cut the lead to 6-3 midway through the 3rd.  Beak told Jeff to score a goal, so he did and made the score 6-4.  Tommy Z got tired of passing, so he took a shot and gave the Whites a 7-4 win.  Meaningful Score was Whites 2, Reds 0.
Memorable Moments:

  • Bill BTW scored when the Czar took a tumble
  • Jimmy Bones was most improved goalie.
  • Pictures in Beak's camera that TZ took.
  • Joe Mazz III and Brinks had Birthdays.  Brinks turned 72 and. Joe is 50 years behind him. 
  • The Brain was spectacular. All he gave the Reds was the post and cross bar and They hit it them often.
  • Beak had to disinfect his camera after he sent it with Jeff to take some pictures of the guys in the young Duffers' locker room.  He wanted some pictures of the guys toasting Brinks with the Polish Vodka he sent

over there.  TZ took the camera and took some Duffer Porn pictures

  • Joe Mazz III bought $5 beers at Wild Wings

  • 2-0 Meaningful Win thanks to Brinks 

Joe the III bought Beer

Our Birthday Boys delivered. Brinks brought us some great Polish Vodka and beer to celebrate his 72nd Birthday.  He Then delivered the games only Meaningful Goals.  Joe Mazz II made sure his son Joe Mazz III bought everyone a beer at Wild Wings.


This is the only Tommy Z locker room picture that passed the Net Nanny decency standards.  (Right) I cropped the naughty bits. 

The Czar got tired of laughing, but Joe and Bill had some laughs left in the tank.

My granddaughter Michelle is working at Dick's sporting goods on Butterfield Road.  Stop in and say Hello.

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They Have 2 WODs and  on their team. Their DOD moved to Canada for Graduate School.

WOD=Wife Of a Duffer, DOD = Daughter of a Duffer

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Michelle Spillman

Michelle Spillman 10-31-10

Michelle hits a 2 run home run for Romeoville High School in a 3-0 victory against Joliet Catholic Academy.


Michelle Spillman hit a 2 run Home run to beat Joliet Catholic on April 18, 2012. ... greg Lopatka ... Michelle Spillman and Romeoville High School. ...

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Michelle Spillman hit her 4th homerun on April 21, 2012 to beat Hershey High. ... greg Lopatka ... Michelle Spillman "outdoor sports" ...


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Michelle hit a triple to help beat Highland Park High 8-5 on 4/21/2012.


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