Bowler Profile 

AJ Hofmann
Career High Game:279MVBs:   19
Fall 2019 Season
AverageGameSeries
153193536
Career High Series:   672#1 Power Rankings:   15
Titles Won:0#1 Head-to-Head:   6
Debut:Fall 2009
Achievements:16
Seasons:19
ToC Champ:0 (1 2nd)
AJ is a member of the 4th place team The James Tott Center for Kids Who Can't Bowl Good and Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Too.

This season he has been the Most Valuable Bowler 0 times and earned 0 #1 Power Ranked bowler and 1 #1 Head-to-Head bowler nods(s).

his latest scores put him in the # position for the week. Overall, he is cumulatively the # Power Ranked bowler in the league this season out of a field of 32 bowlers.

Box scores for Fall 2019

  Opponent Lanes G1 G2 G3 Series Hdcp. Avg.
Week 1 Pin Is King 2 7&8 166 138 160 464 574 154
Week 2 Rear Admirals 3&4 193 134 146 473 583 156
Week 3 Scared Splitless 1&2 154 142 158 454 559 154
Week 4 C.I.C.K. Ass 2 7&8 147 192 156 495 605 157
Week 5 BDE 9&10 115 180 131 426 529 154
Week 6 Bowl Movements 5&6 156 157 157 470 580 154
Week 7 See you next Tuesday! 9&10 128 152 125 405 515 151
Week 8 Bowl Movements 7&8 180 122 131 433 550 150
Week 9 Pin Is King 2 3&4 169 193 174 536 656 153
TOTALS 1408 1410 1338 4156 5151 153


AJ Hofmann made his league debut in the Fall 2009 season.

Having rolled 855 games over the course of 19 seasons in his GutterAlley career, Hofmann carries a lifetime average of 142.

To date, AJ's highest game shot in league was a 279 bowled in Game #1 during Week #13 of the Spring 2019 session and his highest series in league was the 672 he rolled in Week #13 during the Spring 2019 season.

He has been named the Most Valuable Bowler 15 time(s) and the runner-up 10 time(s).


AJ has bowled for:
  -Fall 2019: The James Tott Center for Kids Who Can't Bowl Good and Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Too   (Avg: 153)   (My profile for this team)
  -Spring 2019: Scoot's Raging Bone Spur   (Avg: 149)   (My profile for this team)
  -Fall 2018: Red Strikes Matter   (Avg: 154)   (My profile for this team)
  -Spring 2018: Mary Janes Last Frame   (Avg: 156)   (My profile for this team)
  -Fall 2017: Mustache Cash Stash   (Avg: 165)   (My profile for this team)
  -Spring 2017: FYWFK   (Avg: 155)   (My profile for this team)
  -Fall 2016: O'Dell Lawn Service   (Avg: 148)   (My profile for this team)
  -Spring 2016: Glory Bowl   (Avg: 137)   (My profile for this team)
  -Fall 2015: Hold My Beer, Watch This   (Avg: 135)   (My profile for this team)
  -Spring 2015: The Pin is Mightier   (Avg: 139)   (My profile for this team)
  -Fall 2014: More Beer, Chelsea    (Avg: 139)   (My profile for this team)
  -Spring 2014: Twerking Balls   (Avg: 133)   (My profile for this team)
  -Fall 2013: Gutterfingers   (Avg: 135)   (My profile for this team)
  -Fall 2012: Sexual Chocolate   (Avg: 129)   (My profile for this team)
  -Spring 2012: Splits or Swallows?   (Avg: 145)   (My profile for this team)
  -Fall 2011: Mysterious Platypus Appendages   (Avg: 133)   (My profile for this team)
  -Spring 2011: Eat Split and DI   (Avg: 130)   (My profile for this team)
  -Fall 2010: Ground Zero Mosques   (Avg: 130)   (My profile for this team)
  -Fall 2009: BILFs   (Avg: 131)   (My profile for this team)


 

AJ has unlocked the following Fall 2019 achievements...


Your highest game during the season, increments of 25. Your highest series during the season, increments of 25. Your current position in the league standings.
Had the Most Pins Over Average at least one week.
Victory! Your team swept another team. Losers! Your team was swept. Defeated a team scratch, no handicap necessary!
Defeated the 1st place team
3-1 or 4-0!
Your team's longest winning streak this season. Your team's longest losing streak this season. Beat Don Glasscock's Fall 2007 scores! Bested Sweep the Leg, Johnny's Fall 2009 scores!
Logged into GutterAlley.com Visited the site three days in a row during the season!
Huge incremental drops in-between game scores! Bowled below your average all 3 games in a single week.
A listing (from most current to furthest back) of any write-up posts in which AJ has been mentioned:
  • Schooled. (Oct 15th, 2019) - While the first session on the back half of this season only saw the two teams in the middle of the standings swap places, school was in session and it resulted in the gap widening considerably between the only three teams with winning records. The ninth week of Fall 2019 saw one team climb in the standings, while one team slipped. One bowler set a new personal best series, and one rolled new personal high game. Freda Schroeder picked up this week's high game (160) and series (455) for the women, while Ken M. Wilson earned this week's high game (226) and series (604) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • See You Next Tuesday for the Position Round! (Oct 1st, 2019) - By now every team has bowled each other once, so next week is the Fall 2019 position round. But enough about next week, you came here to read about this week. The seventh week saw one team climb in the standings, while one team slipped. Alison Radke landed this week's high game for the women with a 190, and women's high series was bagged by Mary Clarke with a 469. As for the men, Carl Goetz and Seth Gunderson both tied for this week's high game with a 246, and high series was earned by Matthew Taylor with a 654. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • There's Some Goetz Brewing (Sep 25th, 2019) - A stagnated sixth week of Fall 2019 resulted in absolutely no movement in the standings. One bowler roll a new personal best game. Alison Radke picked up this week's high game (122) and series (314) for the women. As for the men, Ian Goetz snagged this week's high game with a 287, and high series was earned by Carl Goetz with a 706. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Overkill Much, Ian? (Sep 17th, 2019) - The fifth week of Fall 2019 saw two teams climb in the standings, while one team slipped. JoAnne Gordon picked up this week's high game (142) and series (389) for the women, while Ian Goetz earned this week's high game (268) and series (702) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Week 3 Late Breaking News (Sep 10th, 2019) -

  • Bowling Is Dumb: A Memoir by AJ (Sep 3rd, 2019) - Intro: Normally, when Scott Murdock isn't sick and decides to use company time to do the write up, you'd get this on Wednesday. But since half the matchups are pending post-bowling scores and all awards are tentative, I (AJ), wanted to give you an early summary. I'd suggest you just ignore this post.

  • Week 2 RoboRecap (Aug 27th, 2019) - The second week of Fall 2019 saw three teams climb in the standings, while three teams slipped. One bowler set a new personal best series, and one rolled new personal high game. Freda Schroeder picked up this week's high game (168) and series (445) for the women. As for the men, Ian Goetz snagged this week's high game with a 236, and high series was earned by Carl Goetz with a 641. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Got Wood? (Aug 20th, 2019) - The Fall 2019 (20 Years!) season is now underway, with eight teams entering the 16-week competition for the coveted, nonexistent championship trophy. One bowler set a new personal best series. Monica Hufford picked up this week's high game (189) and series (494) for the women. As for the men, Ian Goetz snagged this week's high game with a 236, and high series was earned by Ken M. Wilson with a 609. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Time To Roll! (Aug 14th, 2019) - Welcome to the Fall 2019 bowling season, our 40th season, in which we celebrate 20 years as a league!

  • Spring 2019 Recap (May 15th, 2019) -

  • Historic League Records Go Up In Smoke (Apr 16th, 2019) - The unlucky thirteenth week of Spring 2019 featured the rise of the Antichrist, who entered our world specifically to shatter a whole slew of league records. It also saw one team climb in the standings, while one team slipped. Two bowlers set a new personal best series, and two rolled new personal high games. Alison Radke picked up this week's high game (170) and series (424) for the women, while Satan himself AJ Hofmann earned this week's high game (279) and series (672) for the men. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • The Lava Lamp (Mar 5th, 2019) - Like the globs in a lava lamp, teams have been taking turns rising to the top only to then quickly sink back down. This week was no exception, as CICK Ass returned to the top with We Don't Give a Split bubbling up just behind, while Pin Is King and #MGAGA have cooled and sunk, perhaps to be heated back up again.

  • Teetering on the Brink of a 1st Place Swap (Feb 12th, 2019) - The fourth week of Spring 2019 saw four teams climb in the standings, while five teams slipped. One bowler set a new personal best series, and three rolled new personal high games. Freda Schroeder landed this week's high game for the women with a 151, and women's high series was bagged by Monica Hufford with a 404. As for the men, Nick Kinney snagged this week's high game with a 234, and high series was earned by Ian Goetz with a 615. Meanwhile, the Tournament of Champions also kicked off tonight, beginning of 13 weeks of one-on-one bowling excitement! Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Our [Still] Biggest Season Ever Starts January 22 (Jan 9th, 2019) -

  • Fall 2018 Recap (Dec 13th, 2018) -

  • Week 14 Semi Robo Recap (Nov 27th, 2018) - NOTE: Scoot was out of town when post-bowling scores came in and just got back late last night, so this will remain a robo-writeup except for a few special items highlighted below. The fourteenth week of Fall 2018 saw two teams climb in the standings, while two teams slipped. Alison Radke picked up this week's high game (143) and series (401) for the women. As for the men, Aaron Barber snagged this week's high game with a 225, and high series was earned by Curtis Whiles with a 604. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Almost A Clean Sweep (Nov 13th, 2018) - This topsy-turvy season continues to get screwier and screwier, as four sweeps and a near sweep continued to stir up the standings. Once in 7th place, BDE this week pulled ahead of the two-time defending champions and found themselves tied for third place. Meanwhile rookie team Teeby Dee, who spent most of the season lingering near the bottom of the standings, suddenly finds a winning record within quick reach and is still mathematically a contender for the trophy. These two teams face each other next week, so this will be the game to watch as the outcome could be BDE moving cleanly into third place or TBD attaining a positive win record.

  • Gettin' Our Groove On (Oct 2nd, 2018) - Week 7 was the grooviest anyone in our league or at the bowling counter had ever seen. In addition to being so freakin' groovy, this week saw two teams climb in the standings, while one team slipped. Monica Hufford picked up this week's high game (188) and series (496) for the women. As for the men, Nick Kinney snagged this week's high game with a 225, and high series was earned by Aaron Barber with a 607. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Red Strikes First (Sep 4th, 2018) - The third week of Fall 2018 saw five teams climb in the standings, while five teams slipped. Freda Schroeder picked up this week's high game (206) and series (515) for the women, while Dennis Walling earned this week's high game (233) and series (622) for the men. And the Tournament of Champions divisions are now set, ready for one-on-one action to begin next week! Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • Time Again for Fall Bowling (Aug 16th, 2018) - With most of last season's bowlers returning, our newcomers brings back up to 10 teams for this session! We have 8 rookies joining us, plus two more "technically-rookies" -- subs from last season who are joining full time. Please give a warm welcome to (in roster order): Jeremy Cline, Conor Clarke, Emmy Hanlon, Ben Conaghan, Colin Belmont, Chuck Kissee (sub going full-time), David Juiliano, Luke Melton, Curtis Whiles, and Neil Hufford (sub going full-time).

  • Spring 2018 Recap (Jul 11th, 2018) -

  • A Third Three Hundred! (Apr 24th, 2018) - While the standings didn't change at all tonight, quite a lot actually happened. Before we get into the big story of the night, we will take a moment to remember some of the other people who accomplished things tonight. Monica Hufford picked up this week's high game (188) and series (474) for the women. As for the men, Dennis Walling snagged this week's high game with a score that we'll get to in a moment. High series was earned by Kody Karnes with a 699. Read on for all the rest of the details!

  • It's Springtime! Why are we inside? (Mar 20th, 2018) - Upon closer observation of the actual lane oil patterns (left), it has been determined that only house balls will be allowed for the remainder of the season. In other news, a renowned scientist was brought in to study Mary Janes Last Frame's current slump, a birthday announcement was missed by Scoot, and the computer overlords have changed the outcome of a series. To find out more, read on!

  • Thirty-Seven?!? (Jan 18th, 2018) - Welcome to the Spring 2018 bowling season, our 37th season!

  • Fall 2017 Recap (Dec 13th, 2017) - 36 seasons of bowling are now behind us, and while we didn't set much in the way of records, having 10 teams brought us some new twists and turns and the largest pool of prize money (just shy of $2200) we have seen in quite some time!

  • Another Season, Another Upset (Dec 5th, 2017) - For the second season in a row, a second place team made a shocking comeback at the last possible moment to steal the championship from the expected winner. And, the common element in both comebacks is Aaron Barber. Is he a good luck charm that teams will fight to recruit in the off-season?

  • Holy NotContra, Batman! (Nov 28th, 2017) - With the last regular night of bowling in the history books, the remote possibility of the season ending in a three-way tie has faded away. Instead, next week Holy Sandbaggers, Batman! will attempt to protect their cherished first-place position from their only remaining challenger: NotContra.

  • The Dirty Dozens (Nov 7th, 2017) - Twelve weeks of bowling are now in the books... the season is 3/4 over, and while one team has maintained a two-game lead for three weeks in a row, the top 5 spots in the standings remain too close for us to start predicting a winner just yet.

  • The Left Rises (For Real This Time) (Sep 12th, 2017) - The Alt-Left can now finally celebrate a legitimate claim to first place, while last week's 1st place team plummets all the way to 5th. Meanwhile, the Tournament of Champions also started up with its new 40-bowler format. Read on to see how it all shook out!

  • Get Your Bowling Shoes On! (Aug 13th, 2017) -

  • Spring 2017 Recap (May 19th, 2017) - 35 seasons of bowling are now behind us, and while this season may not have set a lot of records, it still has a few firsts and a lot of fun moments. And the surprise come-from-behind championship win by Omaha Hambone marks the first title win in quite some time that didn't come from ne of the long-time dynasties.

  • Can the Dark Horse Still Win? (May 2nd, 2017) - Probably not. :) Tonight was the last night of regular-season bowling, and next week decides it all! As is stands now, Omaha Hambone would have to sweep and then win the roll-off in order to defeat the perennial champs. However, Hambone is currently 4-4 against the Uncles, only won one game when they last faced each other, and last enjoyed a sweep 4 weeks ago. Sure, they may pull off a huge upset, but it's looking quite unlikely. How did it come to this?

  • Tightening the Grip (Apr 25th, 2017) - Next week is the last week of regular season bowling, and after a season that at first seemed to be heading toward finally letting someone else win for a change, it appears the dark overlords are getting a tighter grasp on yet another victory. Just two weeks left for any of the remaining competition to make a play!

  • Another RoboWriteup :( (Apr 18th, 2017) - Sorry, folks. Scoot only got 3 hours of sleep last night, so we have to do another computer-generated writeupo this week. :( Sorry about that!

  • Mopping It Up (Apr 12th, 2017) - Tonight was a night of almost all sweeps, and saw a formerly near-last-place team barrel its way into the top half of the standings. Meanwhile the formerly first-place team became increasingly frustrated with their inability to regain the lead and it cost them their most precious commodity.

  • The RoboWriteup (Apr 5th, 2017) - Scoot had a lot he needed to do tonight and didn't have time to write a recap, so this week's update is the automated, computer-generated version. Sorry about that!

  • The Uncles Wiggled Back Up (Mar 28th, 2017) - Last week left things with the top three teams only one game apart. Now they are three games apart and a new leader has emerged.

  • Getting Tighter (Mar 21st, 2017) - While the only position change in the standings tonight was a flip right in the very center of the lineup, the race for first place definitely became a lot more interesting as now only one game separates the top three teams. Who will have what it takes to come out ahead 7 weeks from now?

  • Halfway to the Pot o' Gold (Mar 14th, 2017) - Our season is now officially half over. Three teams are sliding along the downhill side of the rainbow towards the pot of gold, while everyone else is still back on the uphill slope, weighed down with too much corned beef and green beer

  • Gearing Up for the Position Round (Mar 7th, 2017) - The season is already nearly halfway over, and as we move into next week's position round the only shakeup in the standings is the surprise result of Frankee's Uncles no longer rolling on lanes 1-2 next week.

  • Fat Tuesday? Nah, It's Just a Beer Belly. (Feb 28th, 2017) - Tonight we had several bowlers off celebrating Mardis Gras, and for a while it seemed some of the lanes might take the night off as well. Luckily everything came together and we finished our games with little debauchery, no arrests, and no one getting run over.

  • Our Gutters ♥ Your Balls (Feb 14th, 2017) - While many bowlers were either absent or pre-bowled, most of the league knew what their true love is and spend Valentine's evening chucking balls down the lane.

  • Goodness Gracious, Great Balls of Fire! (Feb 8th, 2017) - Tonight was a night of some pretty incredible games. With two veterans setting new personal high games, one setting a new personal high series, and people rolling well above their average in every one of our matchups, tonight was literally smoking

  • So Shines a Good Deed in a Weary World (Jan 31st, 2017) - With so much darkness and suffering in our country and the world the last 11 days, it is nothing short of miraculous when a tiny ray of light cuts through the darkness and brings hope to a world in sorrow. So, Omaha Hambone, we thank you.

  • Spring 2017 Kickoff! (Jan 24th, 2017) - Our 35th season kicked off with what could very well turn out to be the most fund, least competitive season we have had in years. A dozen rookies make up more than a third of the league, so anything goes!

  • Inaugurating the Spring Season (Jan 21st, 2017) -

  • 2016 Is A Wrap (Dec 21st, 2016) - With 34 seasons of bowling now behind us, the Fall 2016 season ended tonight as the 3rd best season in league history in terms of combined league average. Congratulations, everyone, on a great season!

  • No Change (Nov 1st, 2016) - You'd think that with new bowlers continuing to be introduced 11 weeks into the season, that we'd see some changes in the standings. But nope, not this week, every team stayed exactly where they were!

  • Pops Tops Pins (Oct 18th, 2016) - We begin the second half with no movement in the standings, at least not so far. However the matchup between the top two teams can't be reported until the alphabet team post-bowls on Monday.

  • Don't Tread On Mead (Sep 20th, 2016) - Tonight was supposed to see our league finally as full as it's going to get this season, but like several other bowlers our new guy was infected with pestilence. However, Michael Mead showed up and inoculated us with a shot of kick-ass bowling that rocketed him to the top of the individual standings.

  • Tournament Takes Off, Ray & Stevie Take It Slow (Sep 14th, 2016) - For the first time in league history, the team rolling against the Blind (Vacancy) Team not only didn't finish early, they were actually the last to finish. Meanwhile a late addition to the league (Ben Spencer) made for a complicated first week for the Tournament of Champions, and next week will be equally complicated when another new bowler -- likely the last new bowler this season -- will join us. And, finally, find out how the Carolina Reaper may come into play this season.

  • Dustin-Hofmann (Aug 30th, 2016) - Apart from some sexy new bowling shirts making a debut, the biggest development tonight was some pretty amazing performances by two of our non-anchors. Congratulations to Dustin and AJ on some mighty fine bowling tonight!

  • It's Time for some Fall Bowling! (Aug 18th, 2016) - Welcome to the Fall 2016 season! We start rolling this coming Tuesday, January 23rd! This season will feature two new recruits making their debut. A special welcome to rookies James Glenn and Landon Cline!

  • Spring 2016 is History (May 24th, 2016) -

  • Back to Back Clinchings (May 10th, 2016) - Not even the threats of Mexican wrestlers and their drug lord sidekicks could keep Fallop Ian from clinching the championship!

  • Escaping the Flood (Apr 26th, 2016) - Tonight bowling ended nearly half an hour earlier than usual, allowing everyone to get home without drowning or getting struck by lightning. Due to a combination of weather and Scoot being really tired, we'll be using the computer-generated writeup tonight. Sorry about that! :(

  • Fear The Cheese (Mar 29th, 2016) - Why, oh why, do people continue to deny the power of The Cheese Stick Curse? Time and time again, the power of the molten mozzarella has been proven!

  • The 11th Frame -- Week 6, Spring 2016 (Mar 11th, 2016) -

  • Almost No Change (Mar 8th, 2016) - Despite some major upsets tonight, the only change in the standings was a slight fliop between Split It and Bowlgasmic.

  • Fallop Ian Squeezes Through a Small Lead (Feb 23rd, 2016) - Half of tonight's matchups saw underdogs come out on top, while the other half saw bullies beat up on their prey. Which way did each matchup go? Read on to find out.

  • The 11th Frame -- Week 3, Spring 2016 (Feb 19th, 2016) - This week we look at the accomplishments of a couple of bowlers and make some Tournament of Champions predictions.

  • Theory of Relativity Proven (Feb 16th, 2016) - Just days after the announcement that gravity waves were detected, another portion of Einstein's Theory of Relativity was proven tonight when the matchup that involved Holy Sandbaggers, Batman! finished in less time than any other matchup! Granted, they shed half of their mass in order do do it, but it's all part of the famous equation.

  • Let's Bowl! (Feb 16th, 2016) -

  • The 11th Frame -- Week 1, Spring 2016 (Jan 28th, 2016) -

  • Let's Try This Again... It's Time to Bowl! (Jan 22nd, 2016) -

  • Welcome to the Spring 2016 Season! (Jan 11th, 2016) -

  • We’re Full! (Jan 11th, 2016) -

  • A Bunch Of Crap (Nov 17th, 2015) - Because the results of the bowling matchups this week were so expected, and therefore so boring, Scoot has absolutely no inspiration for what to write about this week. Due to this, just so Scoot would stay awake writing this, much of the following is a load of crap.

  • Seans of the Deadly (Nov 4th, 2015) - With most of the league coming off their Royal high and returning to bowling, the Seans came out fighting and Salt Water Taffy continues their lead but gave a very slight hint of vulnerability. Or is that just called lulling the rest of the league into false hope?

  • Our Best Season Ever is History! (May 19th, 2015) -

  • Smokin'! (Apr 7th, 2015) - Due to Scoot being overwhelmed with work this week's synopsis is computer-generated, though he took the time to call out a few milestones...

  • Bowlers On Fire! (Mar 10th, 2015) - A record high temperature inside the bowling alley wasn't the only record set tonight...

  • Turkeys Galore (Nov 25th, 2014) - Turkeys, turkeys, turkeys...damn, there were a LOT of turkeys thrown during GutterAlley action in Week #14. Currently on pace to see more 200+ games than any other season in league history, twenty-two games of 200+ were thrown by more than a third of the roster this week alone. The top two teams in the league remained tied atop of the heap with The Finals just a hop, skip, and a jump away. Let's do this...

  • The Royals Treatment (Oct 21st, 2014) - Some big scores were rolled Tuesday night, including a 10-in-a-row Game #3 out of rookie Aaron Barber who ended his night with the 4th highest score ever shot in league history. Week #9 action cannot be fully reported yet, due to the current league leaders needing to post-bowl, but we're pretty sure Barber will come away with the story of the night.

  • Cannon Fodder (Apr 29th, 2014) - And boom goes the dynamite as Week #14 action sees the league leaders increasing their margin over the rest of the league back up to 3.5 games heading into the final week of the regular season. The Finals are just around the corner on May 13th.Check out how the rest of the league stacks up...

  • Zeroing in on the Target (Apr 22nd, 2014) - With their grasp on the Spring '14 title becoming looser and looser, Pinterest suffered yet another set back in Week #13 action as their lead over the rest of the league – once +8 – has been reduced to only a game and a half with two weeks left in the regular season. The Finals may end up being a winner takes all affair if things continue on their current trajectory. Step inside and read how it all happened in this week's recap...

  • The Home Stretch (Apr 15th, 2014) - Just a few short weeks back, it looked like Pinterest's crowning as the champions of the Spring 2014 season was just a matter of time due to their huge lead over the rest of the league. Now with less than a month until the Finals we're quickly learning that a couple of other teams are not quite ready to give up the fight. As the march until the final showdown on May 13th continues, the lead has evaporated to merely 3.5 games proving that it's not over quite yet...especially considering that the three teams still in it face one another over the next three weeks.

  • Tronned! (Apr 8th, 2014) - Pinterest had five weeks left to wrap up the championship crown but the rest of the league refuses to make it easy on them. Around the rest of the league, some big scores – and one REALLY big series – showed up as the Spring 2014 continues on.Check out how your favorite team did in this week's update...

  • April Fool's Gold! (Apr 1st, 2014) - Week #10 happened to fall on April Fool's Day this year but the biggest jokesters in the league weren't laughing as much as they suffered their biggest matchup defeat of the season. Granted, it wasn't huge but it was a surprise as to who dished it out.Around the league, some big scores came out of unexpected places as the season continues onward...

  • 3-1 or 1-3, Take Your Pick (Oct 8th, 2013) - The midway point of the Fall 2013 season has been reached and with it came all four matchups ending at 3-1. The current league leaders have built and impressive gap between themselves and the rest of the league setting up an interesting second half.

  • Yabba Dabba Doo-ing Little (Sep 24th, 2013) - The midway point of the Fall 2013 season is quickly approaching and one team is trying to make a break for superiority amidst a league that has been underperforming since Week #1...

  • We've Got Big Ballz (Nov 13th, 2012) - Ballz Out proved, once again, that when they are scheduled to bowl whichever team is in first place they are THE team to be feared. Cliff Barendsen torched his opponents and sent them packing after their short lived tenure at the top of the league standings with yet another incredible performance. How did the rest of the league standings shape up? Let's get onto that write-up, shall we?

  • The Dark Knight Rises (Nov 7th, 2012) - For the third time this season, another team has taken over the top spot on the league standings. The Pocket Pounders have been cutting into the lead for weeks now and finally reached the zenith. Can they hold on for five more weeks through the Finals? Only time will tell...

  • Taking It On the Chin (Oct 23rd, 2012) - Just about every underdog team in tonight's matchups made sure to make their opponents take it on the chin as the league standings tightened up in the second half of the Fall 2012 season. Despite only three teams changing places, leads over other teams have been significantly diminished as only ten games separate all eight teams in the league. With 28 games still left to win, it's honestly anyone's title to take.Will your favorite team make the most of these next seven weeks?

  • Spring 2012: And the winner is... (May 8th, 2012) - The 25th season of the GutterAlley bowling league came to a close and the list of winners from the season favorites to individual achievements were announced...as well as Bob Brunker, the latest inductee into the Hall of Fame.

  • Finally the finale, the Finals (May 1st, 2012) - The 25th session of GutterAlley came to a close Tuesday night and, while there was no drama surrounding the big finish for first place, the Goetz boys – as well as AJ Hofmann – made some noise of their own as the sun set on the season. Each now have a story of their own...

  • BAROOOOOOO-tiful (Apr 17th, 2012) - In the battle for second place, Black Belt Jones did something that no other team has been able to do this entire season – walk away the victor in a matchup against back-to-back league champions, The Turkey Hunters. And, tentatively, though no teams really moved up or down in the standings, every game won means more money in each teams' envelopes at the end of the season so teams aren't letting up as the conclusion of the Spring 2012 session nears...

  • V for Victory (Apr 11th, 2012) -

  • Still Some Fight in 'Em (Updated!) (Mar 20th, 2012) - The family rivalry continues as mother hen Freda Schroeder and her Turkey Hunters continue to crush all who face them while son Carl Goetz and daughter Angela Bradford of Strange Bedfellows strive to narrow the gap between the two teams. With only a month and a half left of league bowling, is there enough time to make up the difference? Many think that the Bedfellows should just go to bed...but maybe they still have some fight in 'em.Ready to find out how this week went down? Let's go.

  • Ready, Set, Restart! (Mar 14th, 2012) - With the position round behind the league now, the schedule begins anew with a repeat of the first seven weeks of the season. Did history repeat itself this time around? Not quite, as several teams exacted revenge against their Week #1 opponents in a quest to move up in the league standings. Ready for the second half? So are we...

  • Pole Position (Mar 6th, 2012) - Ahh, the position round...that time honored mid-season event that allows teams to either really put it to their closest competitors and climb the league standings. While one team continues to further extend their domination over the league, other teams in the middle tightened the distance between themselves and the teams just ahead of them. How did everyone do? You're just a click away.

  • Big Games, Big Series (Feb 7th, 2012) - Several bowlers notched their all-time personal bests during Week #4, including one game that looked to be on pace to take the all-time league record. In the end, only one team managed to sweep their opponents and extend their hold onto the top spot in the league standings.The Tournament of Champions is also off and running in our first official season of running it from the start. Enough of this jibber jabber, let's see how everyone did...

  • Happy Thanks-taking! (Nov 22nd, 2011) - Later this week, many of us will enjoy a feast with our loved ones over a wonderful dinner. Tuesday night, however, three teams in our league made meals out of their opponents on the lanes to begin their holiday week. With one team still waiting to find the results of their matchup due to their competition opting to post-bowl early next week, as it stands at the moment not a single team moved up or down in the league standings. Will this change once the final scores are tallied? We'll have to wait and see...

  • Compromising Position Round (Oct 18th, 2011) - The Fall 2011 season is now half over and, with the position round behind us, the stage has been set for an epic second half. With the league now sensing that No Pinheads can be ousted from the top of the league standings, it's now just a matter of time before some team rises to the occasion to do just that. The second half belongs to anyone and it's now just a matter of watching how it all unfolds. Game on.

  • The Untouchables (Oct 5th, 2011) - Like several seasons before, No Pinheads has dominated the first half of the season. Will this be the season that they can keep up this pace and carry it all the way through the Finals? Seven other teams have plans to derail them on their quest. With the position round just around the corner, there's no telling how things will shape up as the season continues.

  • Orion Win-kaid! (Sep 20th, 2011) - Week #4 is now in the record books and with it came six of the eight teams in the league switching places in the standings. Orion Kinkaid put on the performance of the season thus far, earning both MVB and #1 Power Ranked Bowler status. A third team has now ascended to the top of the league and we're only a quarter of the way through the season. The Fall 2011 session is truly a wild one, that's for sure...

  • Fall 2011: Time to Pick Teams! (Aug 4th, 2011) -

  • Fall Recruitment (Jul 29th, 2011) - Starting back on August 23rd, the twenty-fourth season of the VML Bowling League will get underway. There are 32 spots that need to be filled and we're cruising right along. Interested in either being on the list or seeing who has already signed up? Check it out...

  • And Summer Break Begins... (May 24th, 2011) - The Spring 2011 season is now officially over and with it came the Fun Night complete with the prize fund payouts, season favorite award winners and the induction of the first four bowlers into the GutterAlley Hall of Fame. The next season of the league will start up in late August for those of you interested.Ready for all the details from the Fun Night? Well let's go...

  • Hard Fought Finals (May 17th, 2011) - The 23rd season of the VML Bowling League has come to a conclusion with S*I*C*K winning the top spot in the standings. The outcome from the Finals was very much lop-sided with only half of the league coming up with wins as four – count 'em, FOUR! – sweeps were dished out on the last night of league bowling. Talk about a big finish.Ready to find out how your favorite team performed? Let's go.

  • Analysis: Season Favorites (May 17th, 2011) -

  • Hangin' Tough (Apr 26th, 2011) - Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...Dolls and Balls. With the team firing on all four cylinders after a season of ups and downs, Dolls and Balls looks poised to be the team to beat at the moment. While the rest of the league knocks around – albeit with league leaders S*I*C*K still adding more wins to their record each week – Dolls and Balls stands on the brink of taking over first place if they can continue their momentum heading into the last few weeks before the Finals. These last few weeks could create quite a bit of drama...

  • Momentum? No-mentum! (Mar 29th, 2011) - As the second half of the Spring 2011 season got underway Tuesday evening, teams began their 7-week tour of duty to face off against everyone once again with The Finals now less than two months away. The results of this week were somewhat surprising, with teams that performed well in the position round last week unable to carry forward that momentum. Ready to see how everyone rolled? Let's check it out...

  • Compromising Position Round (Mar 22nd, 2011) - The position round is now in the history books and with it came quite the reshuffling of the teams in the league standings. Six of the eight teams swapped places after all was said and done. Pretty impressive, eh? Once again we find the standings tightening up.Find out where your favorite team now sits by reading this week's write-up.

  • Touch It for the Win (Mar 15th, 2011) - Seven weeks. Eight teams. The first half of the league is now complete with each team having faced one another once. With the outcome of this week, we now know who will face off next week in the mid-season position round. The surprise of the evening easily goes to Touch My Vlad who notched their first sweep "against real people" (to quote Sarah Manning). Congrats, Vlad!Ready to see how everyone else did right before the rolloff?

  • Dedication, Devotion...and Destruction (Mar 8th, 2011) - With the position round just two weeks away, teams are slowly gravitating towards their standings opponents in what should be a do or die rolloff week on March 22nd. For now, Week #6 managed to keep everyone in their current spots with two exceptions as No Pinheads bunny hopped SucmaBOWLS. Not complacent with the status quo, the league was treated to a nice showing of dedication from Dolls and Balls' anchor Ryan Doll who despite having recently had surgery performed on his bowling arm showed up to keep his team from forfeiting and rolled with his opposite hand to keep his team in the running. Ready to see how everyone did as the first half of the season nears its end?

  • Chip Off the Old Block (Feb 22nd, 2011) - We're now a month into the league and the league standings are offering up some surprises. While S*I*C*K continues to distance themselves from everyone else, there's been quite the shakeup in the teams in the 2nd through 4th place spots. Several powerhouse teams continue to struggle while other teams savor the sweet nectar of victory at their expense. This week's breakout performance easily goes to Ian Goetz, pictured to the left. Rolling his all-time personal best game and series, Goetz one-upped his father and teammate Carl for the first time all season. Good rolling definitely runs in the family.Ready to see how everyone did?

  • Let Them Eat Pins (Feb 15th, 2011) - The league's third week is now in the books and with it comes half the teams possessing a winning record, providing our first glimpse at true diversity in the standings. While the two teams that met in the Finals two seasons ago continue to remain at the top, Eat Split and DI made quite an impressive leap up into 3rd place after routing No Pinheads Tuesday night behind a great performance from this week's Most Valuable Bowler, AJ Hofmann.Ready to find out how everyone did? Well, let's dive in...

  • Time to Pick Teams (Jan 11th, 2011) - Two weeks from today, the next session of the VML Bowling League starts up. With that looming on the horizon, 'tis time to pick teams.Want to find out which teams are already fully-formed? Well, check it out...

  • It's 2011: Open Recruitment! (Jan 3rd, 2011) - The 2011 Spring league is now forming. We're aiming to have a full 40-person roster and spaces are filling up rather nicely in order to meet our goal. We still need some more people, though. The next session begins on Tuesday, January 25th at the NKC Pro Bowl in North Kansas City, Missouri.Are you interested in bowling? If so, please let us know.

  • Scoot'ing Right Along (Nov 9th, 2010) - French novelist Alphonse Karr coined the expression "the more things change, the more they stay the same." Such is the case, for the most part, in the VML Bowling League's standings for yet another week. While two teams did manage to swap places, the real story comes with the bowlers of Ground Zero Mosque. Having amassed a record of 11-5 since the position round, they continue to gain ground on the top teams in the league. Is it too late in the season for them to reach the top?

  • Movin’ On Up (Aug 31st, 2010) - With two weeks of bowling in the books, the teams of the VML Bowling League have once again played musical chairs in the standings. The members of No Pinheads have pushed themselves above the rest of the heap with an impressive 7-1 record while other teams in the league continue to find their team chemistry. The second week of the league is always a tumultuous one as bowlers adjust to their Week #1 averages and typically bowl way over or way under their scores from seven days before. Who brought the power on this particular Tuesday? Well, read on...

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