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Mike Splane November 3, 2015 at 9:28 pm

I’m guessing the nickname refers to a TV series called The Rat Patrol. The name of the series “was based on the nicknames given to some of the British Commonwealth forces in the North African campaign (Rats of Tobruk or Desert Rats)” of WII.


Mike Splane November 3, 2015 at 9:33 pm

But probably it refers to prospectors

“Known by some as “desert rats” and by others as “single blanket jackass prospectors,” there once existed a small group of Americans who prowled the desert regions of southwestern Arizona, southeastern California, and southern Nevada in search of precious metals. These independent spirits spurned the outside world for the most part and lived and died free and footloose, owing nothing to anyone.”


Howard Goldowsky November 10, 2015 at 6:02 am

Funny post, Dana. I’ll be rooting for NE tonight. I’d like to see a NY-NE Eastern final. Does anyone get paid in this league? Also, I always thought it bizarre that most regular-season games are intra-divisional, and then the playoffs are also intra-divisional. Why so many intra-divisional games? Maybe better if the seeding for the playoffs was open to inter-divisional games, because that way division rivals could potentially face each other in the championship.

Yes, the lower boards are just as important as the higher boards! The last time I checked, a win on board four was still worth a full point.



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