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    Scottsdale, Arizona - The Arizona Discotheques have reached a threshold that has never been reached in the Dakota/Arizona 57 year history: The franchise has won as many games as they lost.

    With their win over Orono on September 24, 2057, the 'Theques won their 4612th game. Pitted with their 4612 losses, they are no longer below .500 as a franchise. The losing streak started in 2001 when stk's Dakota Roughriders spent the inaugural FOBL season in the Darn Tootin' bottom division with a 69-93 record. It never improved. Cellar finished for 6 consecutive seasons put the team in a hole that has never been climbed. Even with the success of the 'Theques in the mid 10's and late 20's, the team was fighting mediocrity with a dead Roughrider on their back.

    "I can't believe this day has actually arrived", said Owner, General Manager, Hot Dog Vendor Chris 'FrozenRope' Williams. "We've been bad for so long. I mean REALLY long. Even when we were good, it still felt like the owners were looking down on us. Now they have to look sideways. Sorta. Well, the winning teams can look down on us, but the losing team by golly have to look up! So the cumulative effect is looking sideways. If I were more medicated like I am in the mornings I would understand what I just said. We're just happy."

    There's a real possibility that the 'Theques end the season on an 18 game losing streak and the .500 dream would be a dream once again. But this day can never be taken away. For one day, since Opening Day 2001, they have a clean slate. Mediocrity never felt so good.


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    I checked this a sim or two ago! Heck of a climb back, Rope. Well done.


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    I call it the Curse of Larry Goguen.

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    Congrats!
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    Team From To Yrs W L Pct >.500 Playoffs Champion SS PP ROY MVP GG AS
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    Dakota Roughriders
    2001 2058 58 4677 4676 .500 1 20 1 1 2 4 1 19 67


    Finally! I never got past .500 that last time, and never hit it this season until today.


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    Awesome Frope!

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