Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Dragonwagon Regional, Round 1: #5 Twollie Vanderwerf vs. #12 NechoBeard, #4 Smokey Don Pipes vs. #13 Dreamius Smith
The Dragonwagon rumbles on. As usual, a reminder to follow us on Twitter.
#5 seed Twollie Vanderwerf hails from Minnesota. We know little else, but his name is fantastic, and we can only assume he's Tweety Bird's favorite entry in the tournament.
Twollie will have to fight off another one of those pesky college football players. Necho Beard, a defensive back for the University of Nevada, has made our field as a 12 seed despite only sporting a goatee, not a full beard. We'll give him half credit since we can assume that, as with most rational human beings, he enjoys nachos, thus living up to at least half of his name.
Will Twollie Vanderwerf trim Necho Beard? The poll is below.
The third name of the day seems to be picking up steam on the Twitters as a legitimate title hopeful. Unfortunately, Smokey Don Pipes is neither a jazz musician nor a gambling kingpin but rather a shooting suspect from Tulsa. Had Smokey been born in the 19th century, his name could've made put him on his way to becoming the fastest gun in the west. As it stands, he'll have to settle for being one of the strongest contenders in our field.
Smokey's first matchup pits him against Dreamius Smith, a University of West Viriginia running back and JuCo transfer. Dreamius started his career at Butler Community College in Kansas, but his Dreamius of playing Division I college Footballius was only deferred, as he arrived in Morgantown last year. His name may not be the most interesting entry in our field, but I urge to say it in a stock football announcer voice before writing him off completely.
Will Dreamius go up in smoke against Mr. Pipes? You decide.