Dear Ron and Bruce,
It's been brought to our attention that your podcast was disparaging the Trash Talker Invitational because of the lack of NY players. Here at the TTI we take these allegations seriously. We would love to have additional representation from the NY area. However after an exhaustive search it has been concluded that no one in the NY/NJ area has the combined flipper skills and quick wit to contend for the coveted TTI3 Title. Only the Pinball Princess was talented enough to earn her way into the tournament (even if she had to use a step stool to see over the glass).
HOWEVER- In a gesture of fairness the TTI selection committee will allow the Slam Tilt Podcast to choose one listener to contend for the championship (although more likely he/she will be leaving a trail of tears when crawling back to NY).
Regarding STOMP West ------ There wasn't any reason to change the date. The chances of either of you making it into the tournament are slim to none. Ron may have the flipper skills and Bruce may have the big mouth but to be the TTI Champion you need both. Of course a hefty bribe to Project Pinball and a few bottles of an adult beverage may improve your odds.
The Trash Talker Invitational Selection Committee
The Trash Talker Invitational will be held October 6, at the Wicked Pissa Pinball Pit, Wakefield, Massachusetts.