A GIMMICK PAYS OFF
A gimmick pays off...
OK, it started as a gimmick. Another way to incorporate the number 25 in our 25th Anniversary Celebration. Play three games a week for eight weeks, add playoffs. Voila! You have 25 games.
Many talk about “unintentional consequences”. But this little idea. This gimmick. It just kept delivering “unintentional benefits”. Such as…
v Easy, logical and competitive weekly schedule…rewarding success and encouraging improvement.
v Nearly 50% of the games (73) decided by three goals or less, and only one out of 144 with a margin of ten or more.
v At least one overtime game each week. One week had five!
v And best of all, this is the first session out of over seventy -five sessions over the past twenty-five years (we once had three sessions) with ZERO forfeits. 144 games. No forfeits. Awesome!
So thank you CELL participants. Thanks for buying into my silly little gimmick that seems to have been more than that.
Oh and regarding that no forfeit record, I’ll have a more tangible thank you later this week. So stand by. And this innovative league format also lends itself to an innovative playoff format, too.