When you think of great upsets in American sports history, three things come to mind. The 1980 Miracle on Ice, the Red Sox overcoming a 3 games to none deficit in the 2004 ALCS to reach the World Series, and Average Joe’s Gym defeating Globo Gym to clinch the American Dodgeball Association of America’s National Championship. Well, it just so happens that last one happened 13 years ago today.
Easily the most suspenseful sporting event I’ve seen with my own eyes. Peter LaFleur and his cast of misfits over at Average Joe’s Gym taking on White Goodman and his Globo Gym superteam. I don’t care what people say, LaFleur vs.Goodman will always be a better matchup than LeBron vs. KD. I came across this, just to put it in perspective.
Exactly, he wouldn’t. The same guy who once said “I found if you had a goal, you may not reach it. So I just don’t set them, and I’m never disappointed” still was able to take on the juggernaut that is Globo Gym without taking the easy way out. He and Bisexual Kate were able to pull off the victory even with the absence of Steve the Pirate. Let’s not forget, Peter almost didn’t make it to the game on time.
After the tragic death of legendary Patches O’Houlihan, it takes some convincing from Lance Armstrong to get Peter to play. Then, none other than Chuck Norris himself gives the teams the green light to play.
Unfortunately, Globo Gym seemed to be too much. Goodman and his “feathered and lethal” head of hair was taking over the game. However, Joe’s worked their way back, ultimately forcing a Sudden-Death dodgeball between the captains, Goodman and LaFleur. In what is 1000% the boldest move of all-time, LaFleur blindfolds himself.
Trusting his instincts, LaFleur dodges Goodman’s throw and proceeds to drill him to seal the victory for Average Joe’s Gym, supplanting himself as the greatest ADAA dodgeballer of all-time.
So when people talk about missing the Lakers/Celtics rivalry, tell them they should be missing Average Joe’s/Globo Gym. If they say the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the Finals, remind them Globo Gym blew a 4-man advantage in the Finals. And if you overhear people debating whether Jordan or LeBron is the GOAT, let them know it is without question Peter LaFleur.