|August 17, 2020||Singles Division||2020|
After falling to Shazam in Friday night’s Schmoedown Throwdown undercard, Final Exam may be on a bit of a time out. But, Lon “The Delinquent” Harris is just getting fired up.
He posted 3 STLs in a dominant 18-6 knockout victory over the Usual Suspects’ Sabina Graves in the first round of the 2020 Ultimate Schmoedown Singles Tournament.
“I am super proud of my guy,” manager Winston Marshall said following the match. “I think what we’re learning is that apparently, people need to stop taking life so seriously because Lon hasn’t taken a single thing seriously since this whole season started.”
The laissez-faire attitude has done wonders for Harris (5-4) this season who opened the match with a comfortable 7-5 lead at the end of the first round. He elected to defer to Graves (0-1) in Round Two, who landed on Directors and went a disastrous 1/4 for just 1 PT. To make matters worse, Graves also gave up 3 steals for 4 PTS in the wheel round which opened the door up for Harris to complete the knock out with his spin. Harris closed the match in the category of 90s, nailing all 4 questions for 7 PTS to get the 18-6 KO win.
The Delinquent’s knockout puts S.W.A.G. back on top of the standings with an additional 4 faction points. Meanwhile, the Usual Suspects remain at the bottom of the board at 4-7 on the year.
“Anyone can have an unlock Schmoedown match,” Suspects manager Samm Levine said following the contest. “The name Dan Murrell comes to mind. Any player on any given day can have their best game or their not-so-best game and, … my guess is if we had offered Sabina a third spin in Round Two, she probably would have taken it. That’s just the way it is. This in no way diminishes the way I value her as a player, as a member of the Usual Suspects, damn proud to have her.”
THE DELINQUENT IS HERE TO STAY
Harris is now 4-1 across all divisions since he dropped his studious “Professor” persona and adopted the role of The Delinquent. It is his 2nd T/KO across all divisions this season, along with being his first career Singles knockout.
“You gotta go with what works, man,” Harris said about his new attitude. “I used to really, you know, try and like, shower, and like, you know, take care of myself. What good did it do me? How far did I get? Not far at all. Look at me now.”
“I agree with him,” Marshall pitched in, “Do you take off your lucky drawers when you keep winning in Vegas? NO. For the entire week-long trip that you’re there, you wear the same drawers. You don’t shower. You don’t stop drinking. You don’t do nothing but continue to roll the dice.”
Harris advances to Round Two of the tournament to take on the winner of Adam “The Coyote” Collins and the former two-time champion, John “The Outlaw” Rocha.