Our team manager bought online two baseball caps at University of South Carolina Gamecocks official website.
He was planning to go to Sunset, Louisiana, United States for the Sunset Recreation Club's 2006 Grit and Steel Breeders Cup. And hoping that he will have an autographed gift for his father, PJL, when he returned from the event.
Grit and Steel Breeders Cup is the most prestigious and biggest cockfighting event in the world as far as our team manager is concern. Every month of March, the best 12-cock derby in the world is held. A three day event with 4-cock each day and the weapon categories are short knife and long heels (gaff).
Both tan and red baseball caps have same signatures from great cockfighters; except when noted.
Grit & Steel Breeders Cup In March
March is the month for one of the prestigious cockfighting sports event in the whole wide world, the Grit & Steel Breeders Cup held at Sunset Recreation Club. These 3 day tourney in short knife (1 1/4 inches instead of mexican short knife length of 1 inch) and long heels/gaff weapons is composed of 4-cock derby each day for a total of 12-cock derby. Fights usually start at 10-11am and end in the wee hours of the morning. The main and four drag pits are always full of action from cocks and great pitters of our time, not to mention the honest referees in their black and white referee shirt. (read more)
University of South Carolina Gamecocks
The University of South Carolina's 19 varsity sports teams are known as the "Gamecocks". The unique moniker is held in honor of Thomas Sumter, a South Carolina war hero who was given the name "The Carolina Gamecock" during the American Revolution for his fierce fighting tactics, regardless of his physical stature or the size of his regiment. A British General commented that Sumter "fought like a gamecock." While the men have traditionally been the Fighting Gamecocks and the women were previously the Lady Gamecocks, this distinction was discontinued in part to help eliminate gender bias in their athletic department, and to discount the oft-held misconception that their mascot is meant to honor/promote animal bloodsport in any way.
The sports deal did not involved stocks nor liquid funds. PJL Bittergame Sports Team aims to produce a blend between Bicol Hi-Speed Black Henny strain and PJL Bittergame strain.
Last 20 February 2012, the Black Henny father has all the right fighting style that our team manager wanted to improve upon.
Today, 22 September 2012, the Black Henny son proved he got the goods when he fought against his father for the first time in a spar.
Many thanks to Bicol Hi-Speed Gamefarm sports team owners (Alex Clores, Engr. Warren Azotea, and Atty. Jose Guevara) for this Black Henny strain.
Black Henny is special reminisce of our team manager
Hello, I am Gameness til the End. My interest for cockfighting started when I was 2-3 years old. At this young age, I love to handle gamecocks tied at my father’s backyard. My first unforgettable cockfight was when I was 4-5 years old. My father has a black henny of Philippine Game strain which was decoupled early in the fight. Broke both two legs it seems. Down on the ground. But he is very feisty and game, pecking and trying to get up. Wings flopping to move and to stay engaged with the opponent, I think, a red cock of American Game strain. The red cock cannot finish him right there on the ground. Then with all his strength he managed to elevate himself in the air with his strong wings. He then landed a deadly blow for some reason with broke two legs and all. Well, it was a come from behind win for us. These gamecocks have my respects ever since. And I became at least a 4th generation cockfighter. (see source)
The plan was to fight us January or February 2013. We are to be pre-conditioned during molting season. For us to have better environment and tall roosting pole to strengthen our bodies than what our team manager and our facilities can provide. In seven months or so with our team manager's friend, we should be better fighter and well conditioned. Our team manager's friend suppose to match us in hackfight fairly if not at an advantage. For every mortality, both shanks have to be saved and returned to our team manager who have to reconcile with our photo files. The plan was made last week of June 2012.
But the plan was not followed. We were fought during the molting season.
2012-08-19: PJL Bittergame player won
2012-09-02: PJL Bittergame player lost
2012-09-03: PJL Bittergame player lost
3-4 pm September 2, 2012
First buckle or first contact, PJL Bittergame player suffered major cut on top the the left knee while only managing to hit the shank of Scientific Warrior player.
With knife shank disabled, the PJL Bittergame could not inflict anymore damage with any of its efforts.
And the Scientific Warrior rooster did not waste time to finish a downed foe with good shuffling to the body resulting to a major hit on the right side, breaking into two both the femur bone and tibia bone, and damaging the internal organs of the PJL Bittergame rooster.
That is the end of the hackfight battle.
Our player (rooster gamecock) details:
Our foe details:
In retrospect, our team manager is proud of our player in the cockpit today and in all of the spar memories.
We, PJL Bittergame strain of gamecocks, lost again. Our team manager continues to suck.
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