Charm City Championship Preview: Night Terrors vs. Speed Regime
Posted by Justice Feelgood Marshall on October 12, 2007
Charm City’s second home season comes to a close on Sunday evening with what has quickly become a truly storied rivalry in the Baltimore area, as the 2006 champions, the 5-1 Night Terrors, try for a repeat title against the Speed Regime, also 5-1. In 2006, the Terrors were a classic underdog story, opening the season 1-2 and getting drubbed by 41 points against the Speed Regime in their first meeting. In the second half of the season, though, the addition of crushing blocker Mibbs Breakin’ Ribs, the maturing of star jammer Joy Collision, and the entire team’s effort to build an impressively cohesive defense paid off in the most dramatic of fashions, as the Terrors managed to stick with the Regime in their rematch and erase a 6 point deficit on the last jam of the championship bout, winning 57-55 and handing the Speed Regime their first loss ever.
The Regime and Terrors next faced each other in June of 2007, and that hotly contested rematch also came down to the last lap of the last jam, but this time with the Regime on top, 63-60, as a last-second block from Regime’s Stormin’ Mormon took down Terrors jammer Dr. Skabs before she could score the last few points the Terrors needed to win. But in the 4th meeting between the teams, the Night Terrors owned the Regime much like the Regime had owned them in their first meeting, thumping them 96-49. Over the course of four meetings, only 5 points separate the two teams.
A major factor in this bout will be whether the Speed Regime can compensate for the mid-season loss of two critical blockers in Berzerker and Buzz Kill — porous defense was a serious problem for them the last time they faced the Terrors. On the other hand, the Terrors are looking at some injury trouble: Mibbs Breakin’ Ribs may not be at 100 percent, skating on a bruised knee, fellow blocker Minerva Vavoom is nursing a shoulder injury, and the Mexican Fury is questionable for the roster with a broken finger.
UPDATE: The Terrors repeat as champions in another thriller, coming from 10 points down with 10 minutes to play to end up victorious, 89-73 (full recap to come).
Betty Beatdown, #00 // Cindy Lop-her, #911 // Deathany,#666 // Dirty Jersey, #187 // Flo Shizzle, #24-7 // Ida Reaper, #XU // Jules Burn, #80 // Large Marge, #81 // Pistol Whip, #44 // Psycho78, #78 // Reckless NDangerment, #116 // Stormin Mormon, #68
Cheeta Torpeda 37 // Rosie the Rioter 100% // Dr. Skabs 89 // Frenzy Lohan 119 // Joy Collision 747 // Marzipain L7 // Mibbs Breakin’Ribs 1010 // Minerva VaVoom 728 // Nasty Trick 40oz // Pixie Rocket 69 // Sister Midnight 515 // Mexican Fury 8 //