Thursday, January 29, 2009

Fury Doubles Down

FBNYC FISTS OF FURY | DREAM LEAGUE NEW YORK 2008 SUM/FALL AL CHAMPIONS | (L to R) Steven Chen, James Choi, Alex Cho, Alvin Wang, Rich Chang, Brian Sun, Harris Chung | Not Pictured: Brian Hu, Sam Lo, Ding Lin

A Playoff Primer

And so it remains in tact. A No. 1 seed still has never won the DL AL title. For you future teams who want to claim the top seed in the regular season, we suggest you purposely dog it. Do whatever you have to do to finish 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or even 5th. Sure, grab double elimination, but if the No. 1 seed is on the line in the regular season finale, your team is down 1, and your star player is at the line with 0.3 seconds left, tell him to miss ‘em both on purpose. Scratch that, don’t just tell him, implore him, lest you cut him from the team right after he wins it for you.

On Wednesday night, in Game 2 of the championship series, the FBNYC Fury finished off Dai Chong 56-51 to come back from the loser’s bracket and officially claim the title. In doing so, the Fury made it two for two. (more...)

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fury Takes Dream League NL Chip

NYC FISTS OF FURY | DREAM LEAGUE NEW YORK 2008 SUM/FALL NL CHAMPIONS | (L to R) Rich Chang, Chris Youn, James Choi, Harris Chung, Shawn Delos Reyes, Ren Hsieh, Mo Ghunman, Alvin Wang, Banglee Takenouchi | Not Pictured: Steven Chen, Yuta Kurihara, Roger Redhead, Christian Stevens

Fury Finalize Their Dream
Hsieh Sparks Huge 3rd as Fury Run to Championship

January 22, 2009 – New York, NY (DL) – Ren to the rescue!

Admit it, it’s got a catchy ring to it.

While the New York Fury work on copyrighting that phrase, Ren Hsieh and gang will be celebrating well into the Lunar New Year their 83-77 victory over the Spartans in what turned out to be the only championship game necessary to close out the NL season.

With the Spartans needing to topple the Fury in Game 1 to set up an all for one and one for all showdown for all the marbles, the Fury squashed that Spartan pipedream on Thursday with an impressive 3rd period that will be remembered for some time to come. (more...)

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