Steve Kicks Friend's Ass (Royally) in Scrabble Match!
Things "Get Ugly" After Eye-Opening Lopsided 495-236 Score
June 17, 2002
MANITOU SPRINGS, CO -- What a trouncing defeat!
Steve "ColoradoGuy" Garufi kicked
Jae's ass last night in a terribly lopsided game of Scrabble on the outdoor patio of the
Townhouse Lounge in Manitou Springs.
The final score was 495-236 (see scorecard below), a whopping 259 point deficit.
To add insult to injury, Jae's humiliation was compounded when she paid the entire tab at the local establishment, a
generous offer she made before the game had actually begun.
"I always feel so horrible when I destroy someone in a game like that. Jae's a good
sport … but this was definitely an ugly game." said Steve, who
admitted to occasionally "trash-talking" Jae
as they enjoyed dinner and played in the outdoor patio at the local restaurant and bar.
Steve's 83-point score turned the game into a complete blowout, when he placed
all seven tiles to create "DOUBTERS" on a triple-word score.
"What's so funny is I always beat my Dad…"
explained Jae, who has never beaten Steve in Scrabble but considers
herself above average, "so he'll probably crack up
when he hears how bad I lost."
Jae and Steve often play Scrabble with each other
and their contentious match last month gained publicity when Steve lost his temper
in an argument over the validity of the word "ZOE".
"It's not a word," yelled Steve, "and I wasn't going to let (Jae) cheat like that!"
Just last week, Jae suffered another crushing defeat: a 461-198 trouncing, a
263 point deficit. Yesterday's loss was a 259 point differential, thus making
her performance at least statistically better in one respect.
"Let me say this, Jae is a good player. Before these two crazy games where I whooped
her butt, I was only beating her by about 30 or 50 points, so I know she's going to
come back." Steve reflected.
"I keep telling her she should play other
people and kick their butts, but she doesn't listen."