By Eric Evonsion
The 3 stars will be a blog written after each and every event of the Marblelympics. The three stars won’t always go to who won, but rather it will go to the teams that have impressed me the most in that event.
This will be a quick blog. A good event, but not my favorite. Definitely fun to watch though. I do love the suspense that comes with having your team go last. Watching the Hazers go last and be able to come away with a ML record was pretty awesome. It was also fun to see the fans reactions as the races were taking place.
1 Star - Minty Maniacs
If you’re a Maniac fan then I’m sorry for you. Hopefully better things in the future to come. That is if they make it back to the Marblelympics. The Minty Maniacs are not good and that is just a fact. They will improve. In this event they did, however, remind us that they are still in the Marblelympics. Hopefully this 5th place finish will become more common for them, but their current team just hasn’t had enough training to really be breakout stars.
2 Stars - Savage Speeders
They earned my 2 stars because they were speedy. They went down and just kept getting better as the course got tougher and tougher for everyone. If you take a look at the splits you can see that the Speeders made a late push after a slow start. This gives me the chance to remind the kids at home that you never give up. Sure, sometimes you fall down and go slow at the start. What really counts is what you do next. The Savage Speeders could have stayed down and just settled for 8th place, but they fought back. Slowly but surely they willed themselves to tie the Marblelympics record which was subsequently broken. Remember kids, dust yourself off, get back up, and just keep going.
3 Stars - Hazers
The Hazers are getting the 3 stars for three different reasons. 1. They won! They came out strong and they finished strong blowing away the competition. The Hazers know a lot is on the line so they came out to play today. They decided that they were going to give it there all. 2. They blew the ML Record out of the water. They beat the record by .23 seconds and did it with style. They started the fastest and they never looked back. The Hazers are really performing well in their racing events, so we should look for more of that to come. 3. They are now in the lead! The Balls of Chaos really dropped the ball on this one.*Ba dum tss* Get it cause they are balls and they dropped the ball. Anyways, this allowed the Hazers to leapfrog into the #1 position with a real nice 69 points and the lead. The Hazers are in real contention for the gold medal and, come March, I think they might win it.