A new DreadBall season has launched! A new CORT DreadBall season. Long time BreadDoll readers will know this editor-in-chief throws the most Strikes in league play. League Play is the best play. The Citizens Of Rage Town have been fortunate to compete and curse one another over seven seasons. Rivalries have formed. Collusion has been plotted. Membership has expanded and traditions have been established. Tradition is important. Without ritual, import can lessen, brotherhood can diminish, and hazing cannot be exacted.
Some CORT league traditions were plotted. Like trophies. Other traditions were impromptu. This BreadDoll post chronicles a lesser known tradition for CORT; the announcement of team selection for an upcoming season.
Since CORT’s second season, Coaches take turns announcing their team selection over a private group in a popular social media site. The tradition is rather simple. From the previous season’s last place Coach (Sacko winner) to the Champ (DreadBalls Trophy Champion), announcements must be made within a seventy-two hour window. Selection is strategic, and the meta-game must be considered. Too “bashy?” Movement too low? What’s the Skill on those Strikers?! Coaches pick wisely, and find the perfect method of deliver announcement. Sarcasm, snark, and sniping are in order.
DreadBall is a splendid game. Not without warts, but a deep dive does not go without reward. One-offs are fun, and tournaments are an occasional hoot. But if any BreadDoll reader can wrangle a few like-minded mates together? There are few things more enjoyable than a 90 minute game of miniature Space Jam, coupled with pints and close friends. League play! Do it!