2016 FBA Season/16.03.15/[email protected]/Capsule
Bengtzing: "Pittsburgh GM 'Disrespectful and inmoral'"
Some eyebrows were raised as the Keystones' GM, Mark Quintaux, marked the season's calendar on March 15th to honor Volker Zahn (Wolf, G), retired Guard of the old Springfield Fusion days. Especially considering the team that his team would be playing against.
"Out of all the games to pull that, he uses it versus the team he knows has the kid of the guy the "honored" f""ed over." Sterling Bengtzing (Marbled Polecat, C/F) commented. The polecat, known by some as the son of Ferdinand Bengtzing (Marbled Polecat, F), showed his disapproval at the special event, arguing the honored player's past behaviour towards his father, who after allegations of bullying and speciesism by his Fusion peers, was dismissed by the team in 1995. Ferdinand was brought back to the FBA under the Newark Pride later that year. The bigfur stated that this event was not only "showing they are capable of underhanded mind tricks" but also "not burying the hatchet, proving they're still on defense of the people who almost made [Ferdinand] break apart." The polecat remained stoic, not following protocol as a sign of protest during the celebration.
The game itself went without any inconvenience by any party. The Howlers' morale seemed to be on a low point, many say as related due to the incident their Head Coach, Franklin O'Neill, suffered during the All-Star Week. Bengtzing, however, turned one of his better performances as of this date, totaling 15 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks. Unfortunately for the visiting team, it wasn't enough to repeat the victory they had over the Black and Golds back in December. The newly dubbed All Star, Terrence Tolliver (Pronghorn, G), took home the honors of the game this time.
"Honestly, you just gotta keep on moving. Is he alive? Ja. Is he in a safe place? Ja. Okay, step up, let's go on, talk up with Benny Rivers (interim Head Coach), can't cry about it cuz the league don't wait for ya." Bengtzing controversially responded to the question about O'Neill. "Message to them. You wanted a media circus like last time, you tried and you failed, 100%." The Howler rookie was upset, yet composed about the results stating "you win, you lose, is how the game is, you just have to pick yourself up and learn of your successes and low points..." but insisted that "...since is obvious they are not sorry for their actions at all, that (Sterling) will take the matter in his own paws if he needs to."
"I don't think [Quintaux] wants to talk about it. I don't think none on the Keystones even care of speciesism and bullying on the teams if no one protested this move. But one of these days we both are going to talk about it. We are going to put this to rest once and for all and justice will be served one way or the other..."
The Howlers' lead on the Mountain Division and the Keystones' lead on the Eastern Conference don't seem to be budging anytime soon, as they both seek their 10th or 1st ring respectively.
~Zane Donovan. FSPN.com