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It's time for everyone to Brag and B*tch....feel free to name the Best Team & Worst Team you've ever had the pleasure/torture to be on... (rec/school/collegiate, etc)

Best Team(s): I played on a rec. league soccer team that dispite going 2-8 on the year, qualified for the playoffs (All but two teams made the playoffs in the league, and the last qualifying team got a nasty case of the flu and couldn't field enough players...so we got the spot)...amazingly enough...my 2-8 team upset the 1 seed and the 4 seed and made the championship (sounds like the CFL, doesn't it?)....where we were destroyed by the 2nd seed. Still...crazy enough we were terrible and pulled off a few upsets.

Worst Team(s): My college roller hockey team. We were sanctioned by the MIRHL (Midwest Intercollegiate Roller Hockey League), home of Michigan, Michigan State, Ball State, etc...we had no school funding, while (Michigan in particular) the other schools were the college's Ice Hockey players B teams/practice squads...completed outfitted and supported by the universities. In the 6 years of it's existence (three of which I played on), the Indiana State University Sycamore Roller Hockey team scored a TOTAL of 4 goals. that's right....4. We had one victory in 6 years...our sole "W" coming the year after I left (beat Ball State 3-2).

At one point it was so bad that Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's goalie, after a game, came over to our goalie in the handshake line and said "Hey...do you know how many tiles (sport court tiles) there are from the center line to my feet? 364...I got bored sitting down there by myself, so I started counting." OUCH!

Worst Team #2: My parochial (sic) school's soccer team (it was a coed/mixed division...all boys teams...all girls teams...and mixed teams). We went 2-13, season highlight was losing to an all girls school 14-0, and having to forfeit a game because our coach drove us to the WRONG school for one of our games. Our two victories came against a school that didn't have uniforms or cleats, and put a 4th grader in net as a goalie.

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The best team I was ever on was when I was 14 or so, my Little League baseball team. It was 14 and 15 year olds, and my first year on the team. I started (and played 2nd base), and we stormed through the league. Undefeated. Routinely having games called by the Mercy rule. Won the Championship. Think Patriots. However, even though I started and played well, I didn't have a huge role in our success.

The next year, our best players all left the team (they turned 16), and we were pretty bad. I was pretty good, and if just by process of elimination, I was the best player on the team which is always fun, but that's really an indication of our low level of overall talent as opposed to my greatness. Anyway, we hit a hot streak and snuck into the playoffs in one of those leagues where nearly every team makes the playoffs. Apparently, we got hot at the right time, because we kept winning and repeated as Champions. It was more of a 2006 St. Louis Cardinals type Championship than a Yankees Dynasty era best-team-in-baseball Championship, and it was far more rewarding.

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my last 2 years of being eligible for intramural basketball in my town (7th and 8th grade), my teams were a combined 1-19. My 2nd to last year was the most fun i've ever had playing basketball though. My last year i got suspended towards the end of the year. One game we were down by like 3 or so with maybe 45 seconds left, so the kid i'm coverering has the ball so everyone's yelling "FOUL 'IM!!" which registered in my head as "SMOKE THE BASTARD!!" because i knew the refs wouldnt call grabbing his shirt with under a minute left. With that said, i LAY THE KID OUT as time expires. My dad leaves the gym hiding beneath his coat as my team is like YEAAAAAAAAAAAH but the kid's dad is telling the little :censored: to come fight me... I got in so much trouble at home. What i day, i look back on it and laugh.

in that same league, in 3rd grade and in 6th grade my teams were a combined 19-1, only to be knocked out in the quarterfinals.

My 4th grade (AAA) baseball team, the Mudcats, made it to the semis, only to lose to the Bulls.

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My worst team would probably be my Freshman year basketball team. I played for my grade school's team.(they have a 9th/10th grade team and a 11th/12th grade team). We went 0-10. My fifth grade basketball team was probably second. I think we were 1-12.

My best team I played on would be my sixth grade basketball team. we started out 6-0 but ended up 8-2 and 10-5(I think) overall, including tournaments. We played 3 games in one day during a tournament and that's when I had my shining moment, making a three, my first, at the final buzzer......only to lose 20-10.

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Best team: The 2003 Livingston High School (NJ) varsity volleyball team...made it to the state quarterfinals before losing for the umpteenth time to East Brunswick in their building. Seriously...we went there like 6 times in my 4 years there, they never came to us, and we were 0-6 against 'em.

They were like the Notre Dame to our Army...this year excepted of course...

Worst Team: I think it was my 3rd grade soccer rec-league team...we didn't win a game. Of course, we made the playoffs and got a small trophy. Yay!

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Best Teams: My senior year on the 2005-2006 Dublin Jerome Hockey Team. We were 24-8-1 and the third seed in our 8 team conference tournament and upset the two seeds ahead of us both in dramatic fashion, the championship game in sudden death overtime to win the conference championship. lifting that Blue Jackets cup over my head as if it were the stanley cup was the best feeling I've ever had.

Worst teams: Believe it or not one of the worst teams was my junior hockey season. The 04-05 team finished 8-24 and 7th out of 8 in our conference. I won the plus/minus trophy at the end of the year at -6.

Sixth grade football. We were called the vikings, had white helmets with purple viking horns, cool jerseys, and a sweet defense. BUT, we didn't score a point all year. We lost games 6-0, 3-0, 7-0 and even 2-0. We wound up 0-7 and it almost lead me to quit football.

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Best: 2007 Spring Roller Hockey Team: In 15 games, we were 14-1 with 121 goals for and 17 against. I had around 20 goals and had the pleasure of centering the top goal scorer in the league, and I got probably maybe 35-40 assists. The league was crazy though, with about 3 teams that dominated and around 6 that were really bad.

Worst: 2006-07 High School Hockey Team: We went 4-16. I did pretty good, stats wise, but our record was crap, so it didn't matter. I also had it out with my defensive coach. The big one was my senior day. I was having one of the best games of my life and I helped kill stupid penalties that our team was constently getting. Anyway, come late 2nd period, our goalie decided to give up and not even try, since he was only a junior. Once he finally got pulled (after only 9 goals) our backup goalie, who was watching the game and keeping his mouth shut the whole time (and busted his ass in every single practice in the season) finally got put in the game, I was happy. Our starting goalie decides to sit down on the floor of the bench and not even watch the game. I yelled at him in some choice words to get up and watch his team. My defensive coach sat me for the rest of the game. After the game, he yelled at me and threatened to strip me of my captaincy, but I really didn't care. Being a captain on that team wasn't anything special anyway, as the players didn't respect the coaches, nevermind the captain....

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My best teams would probably be any football team from 6th grade through 9th. 6, 7, and 8 grade we won our conference but never got the Catholic League championship. Freshman year I played on the B team and we were 8-1 and won conference. I think our sophomore team this year was really good, but we just had a few breaks go against us, plus I started this year.

The worst teams would be rec league baseball. I was the best player on my team in 8th grade so this small offensive lineman had to play shortstop the whole year. My baseball team last year was just as bad, but I at least got to play some more fitting postitions. Half of our wins came from a team forfeitting a double-header. Funny thing is we got trophies for 1st and 2nd in the basement team playoffs.

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What the hell...

My greatest seasons seemed to come while in middle school. My little league team won the title at that time, and the football team from my 7th grade year was un-beaten and un-scored-apon.

Worst seasons were an intermural hockey team I played on in college that didn't win a game in the regular season, but because everyone made the play-offs (double-elimination), we came through the losers bracket to make the championship game (where we lost...) Kind of fun, but a lot of losses in there too.

Moose

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WORST: Freshman, JV, and Varsity football teams.

Freshman 0-9

Junior Varsity 0-9

Varsity 3-7

Yup. Thats a total of three full seasons of high school football and three wins total. It was absolutely miserable.

BEST: AYSO 8th grade.

Can't remember the overall record, but we made the championship game and beat the only undefeated team in game one before losing in the shootout in game two. Pretty cool, sorta.

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Best: 4th grade Little League baseball we went 15-0-1 in the regular season and won the championship game, the tie came about when we got rained out during the second inning of are last regular season game.

Worst: 7th grade Jr. High Football we went 1-6-1, we got new coaches the next year and went 5-0-3, we also beat the 9th grade high school team(made up of the 8th graders from the year before) in a scrimmage.

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Best team: 8th Grade Colmer Panthers, back in Pascagoula, MS. We went to the semi-finals of our playoffs, before getting knocked off by the eventual champion. can tell ya, that was some of the most fun I've had playing football. It was also the best experience I've had when it comes to playing in stadiums. Even though it wasn't a HS Varsity game, I got to play on the legendary field of Dantzler Stadium in Moss Point, MS. I was a Moss Point fan, so I watched so many games from those stands, and to actually play on it was a rush. I had my best game as a middle schooler playing that game, 4 sacks. (I was chubby in middle school, so I played D-Line. lol.)

Worst team: 11th Grade Varstity Lithia Springs Lions: 1-9 (2-8 by revisionist history). This was the year I started at SS for the entire season, after jumping from JV-to-varsity my 10th grade year. We knew going into the season that we were gonna be undermanned and outskilled by nearly everybody we played that year. We were like the Permian Panthers on the Friday Night Lights movie, except our coaching was horrendous and we had no skill. lol. So we ended up beating the one team we'd beaten for 12 years straight (until this year...bastards.), and we got credit for a win after one team we played fielded a 19-year old, which is illegal in Georgia. That, and there was a lot of me-stuff going on. All of our WRs thought that TERRELL OWENS was a role model, so that oughta tell you something about our team that year. :D

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Best Team:

6th grade: Made it to the Championship game in our rec baseball league, but we got swept

1st grade: Played for the Cleveland Browns NFL Flag football team. We were defeated. We got DQ after our last game though.

LOl, 1st grade!

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Worst team...

As a frustrated Baseball player I played softball for about 8 years in Toledo. (There were no adult baseball leagues) In 1985 we won the league championship which was cool but because we won we had to move up a division the next season. In 1986 half of our guys had moved on and we had to find new players for the new season. The loss of a bunch of players combined with our jump in divisions led to us being the Toledo City League version of The Tampa Bay Devil Rays. We played a 21 game regular season and went 6-15. This was after going 17-4 the previous season along with a 5th place (out of 90+ teams) finish in the city wide tournament at the end of the year. From 5th in the city to 6-15. It was the worst assemblage of talent I have ever been stuck playing with. To this day I wonder how in the world we ever won those 6 games in 1986.

Best team...

Fortunately our 1986 season got us kicked out of the upper divisions. 1986 also led to the best team I ever played on. We also had a major player overhaul and in 1987 we were loaded. We won the league going 19-2, went 39-13 overall, made the top 20 overall (all divisions) in some local sports magazine poll, went to both the ASA (21st out of like 100 teams) and the USSSA state tournament, won the fall league championship, and finished third overall in the city tournament. We got kicked back up to the upper division in 1988 and won that league with the same group of players becoming the first team to ever repeat after moving up a division. For a softball team there were a helluva lot of good ballplayers in that bunch.

From 1985 to 1989 we won three league championships, four fall league championships, made the playoffs four out of five seasons and managed to go 6-15 in the middle of that run.

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My current hockey team is the worst I've every played on. We lost of first 5 game a combined 60-0, we finally scored in our sixth game but lost again, we lost the first four games in our tournament this week(including 17-0 last night), but we finally won today 7-6 in a shootout(I got the fifth goal!)

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Best:

Mid- 1996 Bowling. We named ourselves the Reddogs after the beer, since we were 13 and didn't know better. We won the league championship, we had the league top scorer for single games, the most improved, and I missed being most improved for the second straight season by 3 points on my average.

The year previous, we won the Conselation Championship, and I won the most improved player, upping my average by 39 points per game.

Worst:

My last year of park league baseball. I played for over 10 years in park league, and my last year was the worst. I was the only returning player to the team, the other 14 kids were brand new. Almost got into a fight at the first practice, got shafted by the coach regularly, and he let his two sons make out our line-ups nightly. After being a 1st and 3rd man for 6 years I was kicked to the field, and to the bottom of the order. Considering I was the biggest kid, and the fastest, and I still had the most bases that year, defiantly not amused.

We did win a silver in the year end tourney though, but I played for far worse teams talent wise and was much, much happier.

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All three years I was on JV soccer the team was abysmal. In total we had one tie, one win and the rest losses. The tie came freshman year and the win last year was a result of having a lot of freshmen from the varsity team who didn't have a game.

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Toss up for the best:

1. Season 1 of the Fightin' Swedes - Roller Hockey (spring '07). We absolutely dominated the regualr season, only to play horrendously in the finals. We got 2nd, but we really should've won the whole thing. We outscored our opponents by at least 7 in every game. I averaged a hat trick in every game, as did my friend(who played ice hockey for Wayne State).

2. Strasburg-Willow Street Tigers - baseball (Summer '00). Hands down the best baseball team I've been on, including the year my team went 17-0. We were just about perfect, if not for a certain coach who insisted his son could pitch, hit, field, or throw. Granted, it was our catcher who dropped the ball upon tagging out the game winning run at the plate, but I hate the whole "coach's kid" situation in many cases. It's gotta be tough to be the coach, but really, if your kid sucks, don't play him at shortstop, where he either throws it over the 1B's head, or in the dirt near the pitcher's mound. By far my best year in the outfield as well(my hitting was on a steady decline a few years before). I could throw from the centerfield wall to home on the fly no problem, and the following summer, I messed up my elbow, never to really be the same again.

3. Lancaster Storm - Ice Hockey (Summer 2004 or 05, I forget). We went 9-1, losing a game to a team we beat by 9 earlier in the season. Somehow, I had 15 goals in 10 games that season. Not bad for a guy who played JV for some of his senior year of high school.

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Actually, the worst team I have ever been on was last year in intramural basketball my senior year of high school. A guy who I considered to be a good friend for most of the year decided to get me and my closer friends on an intramural team that winter. It was fun for a while, but the same guy who started the team began snapping at us for missing shots. Then he started getting cocky and not passing the ball (he was statistically the worst player on the team). After a few games, he started ticking all of us off. Bad. His attitude spread from the court to school as he became a bigger and bigger jerk every day. So the result was a losing season and a lost friend. That's a summary. I could go on for a while describing every event, but that's a waste of time. Judging by overall experience and lack of success, that has to be the worst team I have ever been on.

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My Junior and Senior years in basketball, we won 1 game each year. And the only games we won, were in a lower class (the one we should have been and what they are now) We were clearly in the wrong class, we were only there because our town size was bigger than those in the next lower class, but there wass one problem, my town is a Hockey town.. all the other schools cut more players than we had try out. We didn't cut players because there wasnt anyone TO cut. They have since wised up and went back down a class.

I guess I bring bad luck to any team I am on, I have never been on a winning team in any sport. My 6th grade BB team finished .500. That's the best I got. That even includes the softball leagues I do these days.

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