It has been reported to THE Frat Games organizers and staff to have plenty “pain meds, Icy Hot, and bandages” available for the “seasoned” Masonic Team (THE Travelers). Player representative and member of the MWPHGL - St. John Lodge No. 5, Anthony League states, “Hey, unless something changes, we are keeping it simple…Hard defense, resting on offense. Don’t be surprise if you see an old school set of Four Corners on offense.” League also added the following, “ ...right now our biggest concern is getting brothers to stop fighting about who will get to set on the bench the longest.”
UPDATE: THE TRAVELERS will not compete this year. Rumor has it, "The old grey men ain't what they used to be."
Preseason Rank: N/A
The 2012 season will feature two Alpha squads. The 2011 Frat Games regular season champions (Team Alpha) and the Gorillas. Both teams are comprised on members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
The 2011 Champs are managed by Player Coach Eric “EJ” Johnson. EJ could not be reached for comments. It believed he is still fuming over the early exit from the 2011 Frat Games National Invitational Tournament. The strained of watching YET another True Blue Sigma championship may be to much to discuss. It is unclear who will return and compete for Team Alpha. The early season start is said to be a plus to potentially get the Champions to retake the competitive floor.
Preseason Rank: 3
At the 2011 Frat Games NIT, the Gorillas represented Alpha after the regular season Champs (Team Alpha) decline the invitation due to prior commitment by key players. In the long awaiting rematch of the 2009 EBL Championship (were the Gorillas were victorious), the Gorillas were defeated by the True Blue Sigmas in the tournament opening round. It has been unclear if the Gorillas would return for the 2012 season but sources close to the league have confirmed their return to competition.
Preseason Rank: 5
Shimmy Me This…How does a team make it to every championship over the last two years accept one, not win, and still compete at the highest level? Hell, we don’t know either but if history is consistent, we fully expect the Kappas to be in the playoff hunt and right back in the position to compete for a title. Sources confirm a change in the coaching staff for the Kappa team and 2 to 3 fresh legs may be joining their ranks after the suspected retiring of two dominate players.
Preseason Rank: 2
THE Desert Ques have fallen in the ranks on the sudden retirement of Ernie Burries. In 2010, the Desert Ques captured the first and only Championship in the Inland Empire. The 2011 team was predicted to play in the Los Angeles championship but was upset in the opening round by the LA Kappas. One of the major advantages of this team is its solid coaching, high flying dunk specialist, and one of the better point guards in the league.
Preseason Rank: 4
The 2012 season will feature the 2010 & 2011 Frat Games National Invitational Tournament champion True Blue Sigmas both teams are comprised on members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
True Blue Sigmas won the Los Angeles Championship in 2010, earned a trip to Las Vegas the same year and defeated Team Kappa in the National Invitational Tournament, In 2011, the Sigmas traveled to the Bay Area and was crowned "Ultimate Greek Weekend" champions by again defeating LA's own Team Kappa. Team Sigma suffered its only defeat in two years during the 2011 Los Angeles games at the hand of Team Alpha. The True Blue squad returned to its winning ways by repeating as Back 2 Back NIT Champions at the expense of the Kappas.
Preseason Rank: 1