Unfortunately for Stone, the fears turned out not to be justified. His blonde hair glistened in the sun, but his volleyball skills - not so much. "Curtis Stone is kind of bad," muttered our bikini-clad neighbor. "I know," her companion excitedly replied. "It's the talk of the beach!" After watching another of his serves hit the net, a a second reveler refused to give up hope. "Well, maybe they don't have volleyball in Australia." Bless her heart.
He did manage an impressive rally at the end, after a pep talk of sorts. "The [censored] ball [censored]." But it wasn't enough to best Team Dolphins, led by Josh Capon and Andrew Zimmern (even when a late game sub in of Art Smith almost doomed them, a move quickly corrected by actually-good-at-volleyball chef Kris Wessel).
|Well, at least he looks good....|
In the end, Capon's Team Dolphins took home the trophy, but it was the crowd who was the real winner, having witnessed a spectacle like no other. "They should really stay in the kitchen," said one observer. Nah - they surely enjoyed their day in the sun. Ok, by "day," we mean two hours, because no sooner did the tourney end than they headed back to the bar to get spiked in an entirely different way.