Someone on Facebook suggested that we wear togas to last night’s Ides of March game at the Red Lion. In keeping with the spirit of the day, if not the style, we chose to do the talking with our knives rather than our knees. (Most will agree that the choice was wise.)
Old Julius was stabbed 23 times that day in 44 B.C. No one got it quite that bad last night–possibly because the game ended by a rare bar-game draw vote in Spring 1905 with more than an hour of play left on the clock–but there were plenty of wild stabbings to go around. Game No. 298 was a short, brutish affair. The final center counts were:
Austria (David Spanos): 5; 13.021 points.
England (Jake Trotta): 4; 8.333 points.
France (Chris Kelly): 8; 33.333 points.
Germany (Christian Kline): 2; 2.083 points.
Italy (Mike Morrison): 5; 13.021 points.
Russia (Jim O’Kelley): 7; 25.521 points.
Turkey (Bryan Pravel): 3; 4.688 points.
The supply center chart is here.
The game marked Kelly’s second straight board-top. He’s now in fifth place on the season and tied with Kline for the topping lead at two.
Okay, let’s hear from the players.