Gwizzlies Clinch Playoff Birth?

Really strange press release out of Macon:

Gwizzlies gearing up for history, ABA Playoffs
The Macon-based American Basketball Association Georgia Gwizzlies are about to make Georgia sports history.Because of the strength of scheluded games against other ABA teams, the organization will play in the March 15 ABA playoffs.The Gwizzlies schelude for February and early March includes games against the First State Fusion,Texas,Houston and inter-state rival the Atlanta Visions.”Macon and Central Georgia have never had a professional basketball team in a playoff series ever” says excited Embry Malone.The team in the Southern Division with the best winning record will be the host.In 2005 David Archer named Malone the SEBL Coach of the Year after a 11-5 season.”During the regular season you make a name,but in the playoffs you make your fame states Embry Malone.During thje Gwizzlies 2008 playoff the team will wear warmups with the number 3# honoring the late great Dennis Johnson,Malone college teammate and friend for over 30 years.

Even if you disregard the normally awesome Gwizzlies gwamar and spelling errors this press release is still nuts.  First of all: they’ve only played nine games and have 13 more on their schedule.  Second of all, they have only won one game and it was against the 1-3 Bahama Pro Show who are probably defunct right now (they have no functional website and the ABA website doesn’t provide much help when it comes to figuring out is and isn’t active).  The ABA… where stuff happens.

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Old entry about Gwizzlies

So I often write entries as soon as they come to mind and then hit save and go back to whatever else I am doing. For various reasons I never ended up posting this entry that I wrote a few weeks ago. The Daily News reported yesterday that Georgia aren’t coming up due to “passport issues,” here is a post I started 3 weeks ago that I wish I had posted because it kind of predicted where this whole thing was going.

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Gwizzlies Still don’t have Pwazzportz

Excerpt from a press release from the Georgia Gwizzlies:

Macon, GA. – The ABA Georgia Gwizzlies, who make their home in Macon, GA, has stated a goal of bringing the city of Macon and Middle Georgia an ABA title, and according to Embry Malone, team owner, “Our team is currently in the process of getting passports so that we can travel to games in Halifax, CA, the Bahamas and Singapore so that we can include them in our schedule with games in Texas, Chicago, New Jersey, California and Delaware. We believe we have a team with championship caliber and are appreciative of the ABA giving us an opportunity to have a pro basketball team. We owe the ABA nothing less than a 100% effort – and that’s what we’re going to do.”

Great. They need to be on a plane flying to Halifax in 3 weeks… and now they have started the process of getting their passports. Nothing can possibly go wrong here. Nothing.

(I sent an e-mail to the San Francisco Rumble last week asking if they were coming to Halifax, like the ABA schedule says… no reply. So it looks like Georgia are on their way! Unless customs stops that.)

Gwizzlies v. Halifax not on ABA schedule… but San Fran may be coming!

Good lord.  So last week the Rainmen sent out a press release saying that Georgia will be flying up to play in Halifax on the 9th and 10th to replace Corning… but the ABA schedule says otherwise!  The Rainmen schedule still says Georgia are coming, and the San Francisco site hasn’t been updated since November 4th, though it does say they have a TBD away game on Jan. 9th.  (Their website also includes pictures of the team practicing in shirts and skins, including one player practicing in what appears to be jean shorts.)

 While they have played a number of games this season, they’re in a “division” which has seen a ton of teams fold.  It looks like their original schedule is completely different from the one they’ve played.  The ABA hating nerd community had believed at one point that the team had folded… and as irrational as some of those people are, they’re oftenn right about things like that.  It appears that they’re back from the grave, but for how long?  I guess one way to get them games is to fly them all the way across North America.  I really, really hope that the Rainmen are dumb enough to foot the bill for this.

Of course, it’s also possible likely that the ABA just doesn’t know who is playing who on what date. I don’t even know how to describe this mess of a league.

Gwizzlies (sic) to play in Halifax

The Georgia Gwizzlies will be Halifax’s opponents on the 9th and 10th of January, replacing the now defunct Corning Bulldogs.  I have to say, this is a sort of smart move by Levingston.  If the Gwizzlies are still a team in January, Halifax should be able to pick up two easy wins.  They are, by all accounts, a bad team.  Just what we need to get butts in the seats!

 (To be fair, they were originally the Gwinnett Gwizzlies, so the terrible name is understandable… but still terrible.)

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