In a secret second overtime period The Blockheads eked out a victory over The Furious Five for the final slot in the second round of Rock Town Hall’s tournament to determine—once and for all—Rock’s Greatest Backing Band. The decisive shot, with time expiring, was a 12-foot baseline jumper by bassist Norman Watt-Roy off an inbound pass from Chaz Jankel. With only 7 seconds remaining the Furious Five briefly took a 1-point lead following a steal and tomahawk dunk by producer/”The Message” cowriter Ed “Duke Bootee” Fletcher. “In retrospect,” a dejected Fletcher said after the contest, “I could have slowed it down, taken a few more ticks off the clock, and laid it in. Probably would have been fouled in the process.”
The updated brackets leading into tomorrow’s Round 2 games among the Legacy and Rebel Conferences can be downloaded here: Round 2, Rock’s Greatest Backing Band Ever Tournament. Round 2 games for the Expansion and Classic Conferences will follow beginning Monday, December 19.
Tournament play to determine—once and for all—Rock’s Greatest Backing Band will continue with staggered Round 2 conference matches beginning tomorrow. First, an overtime period between The Blockheads and The Furious Five in their Round 1 Rebel Conference match must be completed! The overtime winner will be determined by the collective best comments provided by Townspeople through 12:00 noon EST today, December 15. You may provide your comments in the Round 1, Rebel Conference thread or here.
To review the Round 1 games for each conference, click on the following links.