So finally the season will get underway this weekend. I am still sticking with my thoughts a few weeks back but I am sure there will be some surprise teams emerge as the first few weeks of the season get underway. Unfortunately there are not that many great matchups this weekend so unless an upset occurs it should be business as usual.
Bob has added to the army and got Dencil Johnson to sign on to help them out, that should make them more of a threat than usual in later rounds of the season. But no real test for them until the DCC and if I read our packet right we are rooting for Bob to have an undefeated season so there will be a round robin playoff in July. There are two interesting matchups in Flight A this week Brookhaven/Helterbrann takes on TBar M. These are the two of the three teams along with LBH that are most likely in contention to make it to the postseason. I have a feeling TBar M will squeak out a win but it will be close. LBH has a match against one of the Springpark teams so I will be curious to see how they perform but I expect they will do well.
So I guess the best matchup this weekend will be the SWAT team v. Team Durty Garland. I expect a very tough first match. I don't want to post a prediction but I do predict a good competitive match on each side. Oakridge is getting interesting mainly because Prather seems intent on having 30 players on the team so they can only improve, right?
This flight seems to lack some starpower but that will most likely produce some great matches week in and week out. This week we get to see how tough the Royal Oaks crew will be and they get a test playing the top Village team who has some strong doubles play. If RO rolls here it could announce them as a team to contend with. Brookhaven has the new Collin County team who has some solid players and might push them a little.
Alright Eddie, is Flight D good now? At first glance it looks very tough but there is a big drop off between the haves and the have nots. Thorntree is a little mysterious and FAR but not sure they will be a contender (but thanks for joining). OC, Spark and LTF are the clear favs and "should" all win this week but I have a feeling one of the other 6 teams will emerge and make this real interesting.