"Does Mr. Curious have to choke a b*tch?" [See title link for explanation] There was a high power not-quite-top-secret meeting this morning headlined by GI Sportz (Procaps) el commandante Richmond Italia. The rumors swirling around his appearance at the DC Open have focused on the notion he is interested in investing (or somehow participating) in the NPPL. Mr. C says there's more to the meeting(s) [and mystery] than that. Whatever the spin--if in fact any public announcement is made--rumor has the real issues are between Italia and Pev. Being unusually coy Mr. C isn't offering any more details, just yet but did say the the next Pevapaloosa may to be renamed Italiapaloosa.
In other rumorology of perhaps more immediate interest to tourney ballers is the word that the NPPL brain trust is considering another format change--to--have you guessed?--5-man Race 2. Now according to Mr. Curious it is no more than talk at this stage but it is kinda curious, yes? What about extending Race 2 down the divisions as a 7-man format instead like in Pro and D1? Otherwise it's two leagues playing the same game and one of those leagues originated the format--and it ain't the new guys. Guess we'll find out eventually.