Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
Madison will be hosting a bench minor formated match between Milwaukee and Chicago and Madison. We just secured an indoor facility.
ill be there! i have good luck in madison round that time of year....
WTF. What are we chopped liver?
Minneapolis needs to be there!
Chill!! We were talking about inviting MPLS since the get-go. Sven and Dustin were contacted recently and we're ready to have you. Make sure to send details to me or jonny!
Jonny emailed us the same day. Its OK. No one's actually angry.
it's so hard to read/convey sarcasm on forums....maybe some emoticons would help??
Seriously! WTF! Why post this in tournements if it is this "exclusive"?
MinneaPOLOgasm ----------- ((((O
I was just wondering what I was doing for new year's...
As you can see, we have some strong feelings on this issue.
- Beaver Boys * Milwaukee Bike Polo Club -
I'm not backing the exclusivity necessarily, but there are plenty of "exclusive" tournaments. This should be reposted as a tournament though
EDIT: corrected my phone's incorrect autocorrector
seems more like a more structured friendlies to me.
Fight! Fight! Fight!
of all people!
first you take our boards, then you never call....
no need to be exclusive, if mpls wants in we might just mix it all up with captains for 3 or 4 cities. Only 1 court so we cant have that many cities but we can work this with the mpls crew.
i can't make it till sat. evening. will there be polo sunday? maybe part II
the dark end (aka Bobb Todd, Marzipan, B.R. Fuck Face)
maybe we will move this to sunday, might be easier and more fun. polo sat. at the thunderdome and then sunday inside.
I won't be playing, but would like to attend and play a GM part.
What's wrong, Hewitt?
Midwest is best!!
So when does the draft open?
Woooooot! Looking forward to this!
hey im actually going to be home in madison for new years. think i could play in this? please please please?
yes, of course you can!
yay were set thanks birdie!
dont know why it posted twice.....
I'll stock up on Scotch-Brite pads.
zing! looking back now it's kind of funny, and i would scrub that floor again in a heartbeat if it means good polo.
I've heard a handful of hay works well. Maybe a bale or two.
looks like this might have to go down on sunday.
I've my Sunday work shift covered! unfortunately I wont see you all until saturday night, i have to serve hungover people all day. but I cant wait to play in/with/for Madison again! good luck milwaukee. also where is this indoor spot?
If you play for madison your off the mke sponsored list
What are you talking about? She's never had MKE bike polo in her, it's always been Madison, we know that.
Birdy, you know I kid. I have to give you a shit, after all you are transplant :)
Matt- I seem to remember you registering for CMWC 2008 bike polo tournament as a member of Appleton Bike polo. ;)
Nice try Jake. MKE OG though :p
hey Pieter or Coach do you have registration records from that tourny still? I'll bet $5 your city was registered as from appleton. I know your MKE OG bud, but you were for playing for appleton back in 2007-2008.
I'm not denying that... you're right i did!
move along, move long.
I think she roots for chicago too much too, better watch out for her.
ANYWAY- any more details you can release Jonny?
"through the window" will be the new "over the boards"
cover your skin MKE
how did you find this.
Okay, looks like we might have to change the number of teams here. Three teams for sure and possibly a fourth. Madison is going to put together a team, so we will have msn vs chi vs mke. Now, if there are enough other players around we will set up a fourth team that will be a mpls core. If you are a Chi player you must contact ben schultz to secure a spot on the team if you are a Mke player you must talk to Brian Dillman, if you want to come to this and dont' have a team contact me and we will work on it.
Matches start at 10:30am, $12 bucks a player pays for the courts and you don't even have to scrub them.
i emailed you jonny
I'm having trouble finding a dog-sitter, they are all outta town for New Year's.
Can I bring my dog? He's a good Dude.
is it the same dog that was running around at the Midwests 8? that dog ruled.
see all you midwest cities there!!!!! excited to visit madison again! but...mke is my team whut.
happy holidays to you all. see you in the new year!
yup. i just can't get enough of milwaukee and the midwest!
fly into mke on the 30th. hang there for nye. play in madison. back to phila on the 4th.
so excited! see you soon meg! [and everyone else]
so whos coming to this thing? if we have like 10 people on a team the game should be really long or best out of three.
yeah, javier posted on another BM thread that after having played in three bench minors 9 players seemed to be the perfect number.
i don't know how many are expected to attend but if it's like 30+ it might be best to have 4 to 5 teams.
i be down to play...mpls fo show
and you know this man.
yeah, is mpls gonna get a team going?
Dustin is grinding out the details for Minneapolis.
we have 4 going, so almost half a team.
who's the other half?
make sure to put me down
2011 the year MPLS took the polo world by storm....
will bring Bunyun's ax..
i think tim wants to go.... so make that 6 from MPLS
I think we have 13 or 14 from Chicago, so we will definitely have more players to join your ranks.
9 player rosters so i would figure this out on the quick.
Perhaps on the spot draft picks, since the cities are not evenly matched.
I like your polo.
I like this idea! How many from MKE are coming?
boosh. i still think mke has a team together. zach! stop it! hahaha.
omg omg. less than a week!
fuck a draft. the whole point is to rep your city
x2. I don't want to get picked last.
Chicago Hardcourt Bike Polo
i agree wholeheartedly.
You know there isnt a como team right?
You'll see. Unless you drilled out your eyes because they were too heavy.
Chris IS a como team. 1v3 come get it.
Wholeheartedly Chicago! Represent. One winter here & he's ours.
there will be no draft. If a city has extra players they can move a couple of players to the mpls team or they can rotate players on their bench. tourney starts at 10am on jan. 2nd cost is $12 bucks a player. There will be a little food but it should be pretty casual.
Favre is day to day for this week....let's see how he feels on Sunday morning?
dear Pete, hate the greats don't try to be one.
Team Milwaukee -
We are wearing our jerseys right? Purpleshirt u don't have one?
Team Chicago -
We better be rolling 9 deep in black and silver.
im hoping im on the mpls team?
Do we need a GM for the "unsung heros" team? (Chi leftovers, Austin and Mpls?)
Megs will there be special cupcakes?
I'll GM this bitch...
Chicagoan - any word on who these fine chicago players are?
I just sent you a message, dude.
D bag mpls
can we be team shitshow? thats intimidating, right?
I would like to take the opportunity to say that Chris Williams and Jerod Walz are two of the best polo players I've ever had the privilege to set foot on the court with.
Also, super handsome.
Been out, so I only just caught this but the four CHI players I'd mentioned to you in our emails referred to Meg, Jerod, Omar and Ace.
It looks like Abe might come to Madison and this is the first I've heard of Kelly making the trip. Our club will find a place for Abe and Kelly if necessary.
Sorry for our club sending you mixed messages, I guess we're not all on the same page right now.
Contact me anytime if you need to.
Those needing teams still to my knowledge are Omar, Ace CHI/Claremont/NYC, and possibly Abe. Anyone else?
okay this is our revised roster
D bag mpls
send all complaints elsewhere. thank you.
a representative from WUPAss will be in the house? word!
word is right, I'm actually a transplant from mpls
Why did I get kicked off? Lame.
It's not my fault, I told Dustin you wanted to play on the MPLS team. Although, it does look like they're are a few possibly fictitious players on the Madison team. You should play with them!
Madison crew? U releasing your roster?
Mke 3-0Chi 2-1Mad 1-2"Mpls" 0-3
Mke 3-0Chi 2-1Mad 1-2"Mpls" 0-3
You need to put quotes around MPLS.
your right Sven it was a mpls +strays
Chicago - Mke score?
Mke 12 mad 11
chi not mad
correct, thanks Jonny. my bad
has anyone picked up a u lock that doesn't fit your key? I lost mine. an on guard or kryptonite? i dont remember. lmk, thanks
birdie i found a u-lock. got it at my place. 651 592 0421
awesome food. fun polo. thanks very much madison.
awesome sunday, team shitshow was only getting better towards the end of the day!
Amazing as always, thanks for the bruises Madison.
There wasn't doubt in my mind. Good work Milwaukee.
Chicago lost because they didn't have any ladies on their team. : ) MKE had two!
Chicago lost because Milwaukee is the best and deepest polo city in the world
I guess that's what it takes to beat Chicago, right? We let you off the hook MKE. Can't wait for another chance.
good hangs and fun to watch
Are you in the works for an online Brian Dillman polo quote soundboard? Don't forget: "Lefty ass bull shit!"
super fun weekend, huge thanks to madison for making it happen and the hunters for feeding us, getting us places to stay. thanks mp for lending us your floor. thanks everyone who played. this weekend made it not feel like the middle of winter. chicago keep us posted on your indoor spot progress. i got some photos...
these are awesome dude, thanks!
Wish I could have made it! Home and hearth, however, was calling.
As soon as we get an even better indoor space...
I dunno, something might happen.
thanks Jonny and Ben, the kitchen was awesome. thanks Ben Blow, for last minute sleeping accommodations and breakfast 'tatoes. thank you Sam Crossley and Matt for the work on the courts. big ups to manager Sam Jackson.
thanks Madison, it was rad!
Hey Madison - what are the dimentions of your indoor space?