Will the C-Bucs Stop Here?
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Can you hear it? The spring of the ballistae. The carom of balls off of court walls. The whistle of the Regis robbing the Buccaneers of another Cinq. That's right, the CPL season is right around the corner, and we here at The Caprican are ready to get our Pyramid on. We're not saying we're going Scorpian on you, but if you cut us, do we not bleed C-Bucs blue?
Still, even we can't help but wonder if the home team can snatch glory from the jaws of mediocrity this year. Excuses will be in short supply if they don't. Owner Daniel Graystone is only one of the wealthiest men in the Colonies, so it's not like the boys will be knitting their uniforms together during intervicus. What's more, the man is a bona fide Pyramid fanatic, so we can't imagine he'll be stingy with the purse strings when it comes time to shell out for top talent. The C-Bucs have one of the highest payrolls in the league, which makes their recent inability to bring home the Challis all the more frustrating.
More CPL after the jump.
So, who stands between the citizens of Caprica City and their championship destiny? Well, there are the usual suspects. Virgon United is always a threat, not that their "fans" can ever look up from their rounds to notice. Aerilon's grain-fed bruisers (not to mention a crowd that borders on homicidal when drink is involved) make the Threshers a formidable foe for our boys. And, who knows? Maybe the Scorpians' fanaticism for the game will translate into a miracle run at the Cup for one of their four squads. Nahhh, forget that one; if desire could change reality, EVERYONE would be Caprican.
No matter which way you slice it, we're in for a roller coaster season of high-octane Pyramid, and with a man as successful as Daniel Graystone at the helm, we can't help but feel the C-Bucs have a fighting shot.
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- The headline is a reference to the phrase "The buck stops here" popularized by President Harry S. Truman.
- The image used for the article is the same featured in a later sports article "C-Bucs Fever: Catch It on Video!" also by Caleb Barlow.