The Tribune: Volume 3, Divisional Format Issue 4 Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Weekly Poll III. Ode to Vern IV. Lead by Example V. GL's Breakdowns VI. The Loose Cypher VII. Divisional Ranks & Matches VIII. Q's Predictions IX. The Great Sacrifice X. Eye-Rime's Profile XI. …Of the Week XII. Conclusion I. Introduction Firstly, I would like to say that I enjoyed my first week back. Though my competition was the exact opposite of fierce, I was able to witness near record breaking numbers in completed matches and nearly all good matches at that. Many have stepped their game up and other new comers are writing at levels that I would have never guessed. Some old names have resurfaced as well and are neither rusty nor ..er, what's the word I'm looking for here, washed up. Almost synonymous in meaning, but quite different when related to the ability to form a rhyming story. Rusty, in this sense, would mean hopeful. A once great, or good even, writer who is merely out of practice. Washed up on the other hand would mean there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Someone who will never be able to rekindle the once glory associated with their name. Honestly, neither term applies to the current old schoolers with Vern Acular inching closer to his original greatness and Atheist constantly wowing the voters. That is, until the return of Tekneek. Don't sweat it though. I guess we will see if this fact remains by the end of the week. Without further adieu, I would like to extend a warm invitation to those who disagree with the way I write my magazines, or to those who may disagree with my views or the way I express my opinions, or simply to those whom may just want to help and have a sincere concern for the future of this league. Please feel free to email me at usadesigns1 @ gmail or instant message me at joekraq. I am always open to suggestions and help from those who are truly interested.