2009 – Week 12

First Things First

Well, my son was born on a Wednesday, which is pretty much perfect because I got to watch Thanksgiving football in the hospital room with him, got home in time to watch the Vikes with him and he’s a good kid giving me time to compose an email blast too! However, I can’t do it all – I did skip church on Sunday to have more time at home with Elliott (not to scheme my fantasy football starters). But this church in New Jersey seems to think a football themed service might be just the trick to bring men back to their flock. Chris, Mike? What do we think?
The playoff picture in the Premier League is really starting to shape up. And did the game between the top two teams in the league live up to the hype? Here are your Week 12 scores:
Monday Night (Phil) – 95
Kibbles & Vick (Frank) – 104
Marshmallow Mateys (Cory) – 103
diddy (Jim) – 78
Dead Heads (Nate) – 101
Killer Canaries III (Bob) – 69
Egon’s Ego (Bernt) – 66
KRUG Kommanders (Denny & Isaac) – 103
Stalins of Style (Chris A.) – 94
Wyld Stallyns CS (Dave) – 72
Beer Boys (Hyatt) – 92
Mighty Nimrods (Tom) – 104
So there you have it! The Marshmallow Mateys completed their climb to the undisputed top seed by destroying diddy by 25 points. The Mighty Nimrods shook off their recent struggles and put up 104 points in beating a playoff team in the Beer Boys. In fact, Benjamins were dropped all over the place this week! Kibbles, Mateys, Dead Heads, KRUG and the Nimrods topped the century mark! With the chips falling as they did, 5 playoff spots are locked up. Only the 6th spot is still up for grabs heading into the final week of the regular season and 4 teams have a chance at it! The KRUG boys control their own destiny, they are in with a win against the Stalins of Style next week. A KRUG loss opens the door for Monday Night, Wyld Stallyns and the Stalins. Monday and Wyld will meet next week, so anything can happen here!
Current Premier League Standings:

Rank Team W-L-T  Pct Pts Streak Waiver Budget Moves
*1. Marshmallow Mateys 10-2-0  .833   1181  W-2 $57 13
*2. diddy 9-3-0  .750  1204     L-1 $100 3
*3. Kibbles & Vick 9-3-0     .750  1167 W-3 $0 41
*4. Beer Boys 7-5-0 .583   1118   L-1 $65 10
*5. Dead Heads 7-5-0 .583    988 W-4 $79 14
6. KRUG Kommanders 6-6-0 .500   976 W-1 $85 15
7. Monday Night 5-7-0 .417    1050 L-2 $53 8
8. Wyld Stallyns CS 5-7-0 .417 1009 L-1 $51 25
9. Stalins of Style 5-7-0 .417 974 W-1 $57 19
10. Killer Canaries III 3-9-0 .250 971 L-2 $79 6
11. Egon’s Ego 3-9-0 .250 951 L-4 $63 8
12. Mighty Nimrods 3-9-0 .250 909 W-1 $0 17

The League of Champions is much less decided after this week. Three playoff spots remain up for grabs, but ties are really going to complicate the formula. Here are the scores:

The Phantom Limbs (Peter) – 57
Poopy Diapers (Eric) – 91

Pacifist Assassins (John) – 68
Grandma Nancy (Tyler) – 114

Mightiest Muffins (Mike) – 101
Russ’ Rowdy Rhinos (Russ) – 55

The Bone Doctors (Chris W.) – 94
The Tortilla Chips (Darren) – 110

Silver Fox (Aaron) – 106
FAIL Team (Andy) – 65

The Alchemists (Chris T.) – 85
Taking Chances (Wayne) – 103

The Benjamins were falling in this league too! Granny again asserted her dominance after a loss last week, dropping 114 on the Assassins and clinching the top seed in the playoffs. The Rhinos are in second, but we humbled this week as the Muffins almost doubled them up (Kurt Warner’s deactivation news didn’t reach the Rhinos in time). The Chips are still looking strong and Taking Chances didn’t tie! Silver Fox helped FAIL Team keep it’s moniker for another week, while the Commish was defeated at the hands of Poopy Diapers. What does all this mean for the playoffs? Well, it’s a mess folks. Right now, only three spots are claimed and the final three will come from a group of 6 teams. The Chips are in good position to get in, but the rest is a mystery. Next week will be very interesting. 

Current LoC Standings:

Rank Team W-L-T Pct Pts Streak Waiver Budget Moves
*1. Grandma Nancy 10-2-0 .833 1287 W-1 $100 6
*2. Russ’ Rowdy Rhinos 8-4-0 .667 1124 L-1 $37 15
*3. Taking Chances 7-3-2 .667 1051 W-1 $0 18
4. The Tortilla Chips 7-5-0 .583 1148 W-1 $60 8
5. Mightiest Muffins 6-5-1 .542 1034 W-2 $40 14
6. The Phantom Limbs 6-5-1 .542 988 L-1 $22 13
7. Silver Fox 6-6-0 .500 1088 W-1 $0 16
8. Poopy Diapers 5-7-0 .417 1023 W-2 $33 21
9. The Bone Doctors 5-7-0 .417 963 L-1 $44 10
10. Pacifist Assassins 4-7-1 .375 1073 L-1 $36 15
11. The Alchemists 3-8-1 .292 932 L-4 $85 9
12. FAIL Team 2-10-0 .167 918 L-2 $64 11

Team of the Week
By my estimation, even though this week featured some big wins by playoff teams, the biggest win of the week was by the Mighty Nimrods! Their season point total is 909, but they scored 104 in beating the Beer Boys this week. They are playing for respect now and playing the spoiler to the playoff teams! Well done!

Teams of the Week Winners:
Week 1 – The Beer Boys
Week 2 – The Tortilla Chips
Week 3 – diddy/Kibbles and Vick (tie)
Week 4 – diddy (outright)
Week 5 – Marshmallow Mateys
Week 6 – Monday Night
Week 7 – KRUG Kommanders
Week 8 – FAIL Team
Week 9 – Dead Heads
Week 10 – The Killer Canaries III
Week 11 – Russ’ Rowdy Rhinos
Week 12 – The Mighty Nimrods
Housekeeping
Another Thursday game this week! Jets vs. Bills!
Also, in case you didn’t pick it up earlier, this is the last week of the regular season! It’s time to lay it all on the line and grab those playoff bids! By next week, we’ll know which teams will be in the “Winner’s League” next year and who will be spending next season in the “Loser’s League”. 
Until Next Week,
Commish Peter

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