We had time to sit down with @ckalange to discuss a few things going into Season 4 #JSFL Premiere League title match against @mattsisto this Thursday. Here’s what he had to say (plus a few pictures to break it up):
JSFL Year 1 Champion @ckalange
@TheJSFL: You have a chance to win a JSFL league championship for the second time in the last three seasons. How important is this title to you?
@ckalange: It’s important. Anything less than a championship is a failure. I’ve had a great run up to this point in the season, but the past is meaningless. The only thing that matters now is winning the next matchup. I’m up against a tough opponent who’s just as hungry as I am.
@TheJSFL: What do you expect from @mattsisto in the championship?
@ckalange: I expect him to put his best team out there, I’ll put my best team out there, the rest will take care of itself. He’s a great manager and I respect what he’s done with his club.
@TheJSFL: What do you expect from the Season 4 finale episode?
@ckalange: It’s tough to say. They never really go out with a bang. My dream S4 finale would involve Snooki and Deena hooking up, Snooki cheating on Jionni before breaking up with him, and Sam hooking up with Deena and Snooki before breaking up with Ron. But I guess that’s wishful thinking.
@TheJSFL: You’re a former league champion and runner-up in rotisserie format. How have you translated that success into head-to-head competition?
@ckalange: It’s a delicate combination of draft strategy, intelligent use of the 2x Star roster spot, and episode previewing. Head-to-head is an entirely different animal where consistency is key. Let’s just say @mattsisto might have #meatballproblems in the title match.
@TheJSFL: You started the season 0-4, and haven’t lost in 13 matchups since. How did you turn your season around?
@ckalange: Like I said, it’s been a great run. Having the top two fantasy producers is definitely a huge help. But what good is a 13-game winning streak if I don’t win the championship?
@TheJSFL: Tell us some of your favorite moments from Season 4 Italy:
@ckalange: I enjoyed Snooki and Deena making out for a little while, but sauced meatballs don’t really stimulate my appetite. Ok horrible pun. Regardless, I also enjoyed Pauly D and Vinny’s guido toolbag schtick. Vinny as Louie and Pauly as Joey D were hilarious. FPC baby. Also rando-Britney’s disgusting hookups with three cast members were both shocking and amazing. What a performance. As for the downfall of Sitch, I hate to say I told you so. Actually I don’t. There was no way his pimp-daddy routine was going to work any real Italian women, which is exactly why he was reduced to some incoherent sleezebag from Florida. I didn’t see it ruining him, but he got desperate. Also he needs to do squats and get a new hairdo. Lastly I really enjoyed Jionni’s ignore-everyone-and-keep-walking thing that he did when he was mad. So if you see Jionni walking – ANYWHERE – just leave him alone, he’s mad and walking away from something.
@TheJSFL: What impact does a Season 4 title match have on your #JSFL legacy:
@ckalange: It’s hard to think about things like that right now, the big picture. The chances of losing a head-to-head matchup are much higher because you both start at zero. But if I lose, I’m just another one-time champion. Any title game is huge, and you’ve got to go out there and earn it. I’m just going to stick to my game plan, and I’ll let you guys write about my legacy.
@TheJSFL: Thanks for the time @ckalange, and good luck in the title match.
@ckalange: Appreciate it guys. Keep it 100.