NEWS FROM THE SHADOWLANDS
Let's see... the Giants have won three of the last five world series, right?
(Excuse me while I cough... (yankees)... sorry.)
We in the northlands give the Kansas City Royals a lot of flak. They're generally an easy win at the dome and Target Field, and though it's annoying to listen to the announcers while watching Royalvision (or whatever the local channel is) they're usually a good team to watch.
Likewise, most people love rooting for an underdog. KC is that team. They haven't been to the world series, much less the playoffs, in what... 30 years? Ever since 1986 or something like that?
Now you could argue every team deserves a winning season here and there. Yeah, that's true. Even the packers are entitled to a super bowl now and then (though their fans aren't allowed to rub it in.) Last year, the Seahawks got their super bowl rings. The Twins have the honor of having not only two world series rings but also the honor of hosting and winning what was voted the greatest series of all time back in 1991.
This year, I think it was Kansas City's turn. They fought hard to get to the top of the heap. That game yesterday? Where they won 10-0? That was all for the fans. How often will a fanbase get to see their team dominating the former champs? Not in a regular season game. Hitting for the fountains at their home field, rocking it against a screaming throng of loyal fans, rallying the Royals faithful.
Last night, they fell short. The magic wasn't there.
Great season, KC. Maybe it will come down to the Twins and the Royals in the NFC North next year.
Questions on that lottery idea? Maybe I should clarify everything.
First, I would need to know who is SERIOUSLY interested in joining. I might have to keep it open to only US participants; I don't know how much international shipping I can afford right now.
As for the prize list, it was basically most anything on that list. From bottom to top, here would be the breakdown.
Out of a five number system, the low prizes to the high prizes (it's early and I should go to class...)
An Ebook ($5 value)
Any five bookmarks ($10 value)
A set of bookmarks ($20 value)
A set of prints ($20 value)
A signed novel ($20 value)
A Buccaneer of Nemaris coffee mug and your choice of any other prize on the list (up to $40 dollar value)
a prize to a non-US player could be a 3-month subscription to DA also.
What do you think?