If you go by the online training logs for each of the four participants, then South Side has won the Challenge with a final score of 16-14, since the Scrappers logged 15.4 miles this morning while J-Dog (dispirited because he wasn't entirely sure if he still had a teammate) could only get in 9.2. Coach checked in for the 4th time in a row with zero.
However, the Highlanders dispatched a small army of lawyers to Superior Court in Hartford this morning to demand an injunction on the Challenge organizers ratifying the final results until we figure out what in the hell Coach has been doing for the last four days.
Close on their heels was another small army of lawyers sent by South Side to object to the injunction and instead request an order from the Court to compel Challenge organizers to ratify the final results at midnight as planned.
After Judge Jonathan L. Daly III finished reviewing all the briefs and affidavits this afternoon and a handful of rowdy SS and AH fans were rather forcibly removed from the courtroom, the Judge issued his decision...
"The final results of the Challenge shall not be ratified by Challenge organizers until Coach reports his mileage for the last four days of the month, however long that takes, assuming he's still alive. Coach (assuming he's still alive) shall then be flogged in public for being such a negligent bastard."
Needless to say, the South Side lawyers immediately filed an appeal in regards to the first sentence of the decree. The Appelate Court is still considering whether or not to take the appeal.
And so the South Side ticker-tape parade has been postponed (yet again) as we all wait for Coach to emerge from the Maine wilderness to let us know what he's been up to.
The pivotal question is whether Coach ran more than 10.6 miles on Sunday. If the answer's "no" then it's all over and the Scrappers win. If the answer is "yes" then the follow-up question is whether he ran more than 6.2 today, in which case the answer to that question will decide the winner.
And so we wait...