Week 8 Recap

Losing at bocce is worse than 10,000 heart attacks. Its also worst than 10,000 maniacs, but not by much.

This joke was brought to you by 90’s pop music.

I want to start the Week 8 discussion with a game between Gruden’s Grinders and We Came In Like a Bocce Ball. Game one was a big win for Gruden’s Grinder’s who took a 13-3 win behind seven big points from Joe Potenza (one of which you can see on the highlight below). Gruden’s Grinders continued their winning ways in game two with an 11-6 win, behind six points from Jake Wilcox.

Then in the third game, Turbo Bocce history was made . . . Jen … Read More »

1 on 1 Tournament Recap

Our annual 1 on 1 tournament is the first leg of the bocce triple crown, and how we determine who the best bocce player in Syracuse is.  So, what does it mean to be named the best bocce player in Syracuse?

I wanted to find out so I took a poll. Not just any poll though, I stuck to the experts . . . according to L.L. Cool J, Cool Moe Dee, Coolio, and Cool and the Gang there’s nobody cooler than the best bocce player in Syracuse, and that’s a fact.

                          I’m gonna knock you out . . . of the 1 on … Read More »

Week 8 Recap

Did you know that the word bocce is derivative of the Italian word baci, meaning kiss? I feel its appropriate, because bocce, at its core, is about contact. The most satisfying moments come when you touch the pallino or knock out the other team’s shot. One way or another we are all trying to earn that kiss when we play, and like a romantic kiss, bocce is can feel so simple yet so complicated.

This guy knows what I’m talking about.

Aint no particular sign I’m more compatible with, I just want your extra time and your, Kiss.

Things are pretty intense in the Turbo Bocce world right now. Eight weeks into the season (plus a make up … Read More »

Week 7 Recap

Can you believe its week 7 already? The season is flying by, but that just means we’ve been having fun. I hope lucky number 7 brought you good luck on the bocce field, even though I know mathematically that 50% of you lost.

Our bocce has been rain free so far this year, which is 9 straight weeks when you include the preseason week and the make up week. On top of all that sunshine, the temperatures have been nice and hot which makes me want to take a look at who is hot in the standings.

I’ve got to start with Droppin Balls, who were 4-5 and languishing in the bottom half of the standings just … Read More »