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6/03/2021 8:29 pm  #571

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Damn, a Philly-Texas match-up in the finals, who would've thought it?  But seriously, go Philly!
Owner of the Vancouver Caribou (AltBA) and the Quebec Owls (AltHL)

6/03/2021 8:36 pm  #572

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Hey, I've seen this one before.

6/03/2021 8:45 pm  #573

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Damn, Texas-Philly again? Meh, here's hoping for an exciting series at least.
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6/03/2021 8:48 pm  #574

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Nice to see some new teams in the finals. I hope Texas can break through for a championship.

But in seriousness, Miami is getting close, and the Palms just need to break through.
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6/09/2021 12:02 pm  #575

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For the fourth consecutive year, the Philadelphia Row hosted the Texas Redbacks for Game 1 of the NDL Championship Series. Philly may have had the higher seed, but while the Redbacks had a rather smooth first two rounds, the Row had stumbled a bit, including an unprecedented first-round loss in Game 3 against Chicago. It was quite the surprise, then, when Texas came out of the gate with a messy, unpolished Game 1 performance. The team that normally ate up other teams’ mistakes suddenly found itself in the other position. It looked to be an easy, clean win for the home team, but as luck would have it, it wasn’t to be. Late in the game, B/ZB Kenton Snowberger reaggravated an elbow injury, which it was later revealed he’d been playing through for much of the playoffs, but which forced him out for the remainder of the series. Philly would still cruise to a win, but losing Snowy left them without the four best players from last year’s championship run. As a result, they looked out-of-sorts in Game 2, while Texas had regained their composure. W/ZB Larry Whitt’s 41 points turned out to be the margin of victory, the Row’s second-biggest loss of the season and a dozen points higher than their next home loss.

With the teams sitting at a game apiece heading into Dallas, the play on the court finally looked even. Game 3 was a battle for the full 64 minutes, and the lead was only able to reach double digits for a single possession. With under a minute to go, B/C Kevin Hur found F/ZB Dakota Valdez for what Hur thought was a 5-point toss to put the game out of reach, but referee Tobie Muhammad correctly noticed that Hur’s toe was on the line, calling it as a 3-pointer and leaving Texas up by just 5. Hur was beside himself, but fortunately for him, it wouldn’t matter, as the Redbacks defended the perimeter tightly and a W/ZB Leon Leyva jumper from near mid-court rimmed out. Texas would hang on, taking a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven.

Game 4 would continue the trend of close games, and while the final score wouldn’t reflect it as much, it was nearly as tight as the game prior. The defenses stepped up a bit more, but it was Texas’s D who really stepped up down the stretch, forcing 4 consecutive stops in the last five minutes to allow their team to pull away. With the First Trophy meeting the teams in Wells Fargo Arena for Game 5, Philadelphia would look to extend the Finals to six games for the first time since 2023. They made good progress in the first half, taking a 7-point lead into halftime, but as they always seem to, the Redbacks would not die. They pulled ahead late in the sixth, and it would be the last time the Row led all season. With a 146-132 victory, the Texas Redbacks would claim their eighth championship in the NDL’s fifteenth season.

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6/09/2021 12:08 pm  #576

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6/09/2021 12:09 pm  #577

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Congrats to Texas on yet another championship.
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6/09/2021 1:41 pm  #578

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Texas forever
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6/09/2021 2:33 pm  #579

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I was kinda expecting Philly to go Back 2 Back


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6/09/2021 3:43 pm  #580

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In this universe my profession is corny championship shirt designs. I strictly only participate in this line of design because it is my true passion. I can see it now.

“RED is BACK on top.”

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