2009 – Week 13

First Things First

What a weird week in the NFL! The Redskins snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, the Pats lose to the Fins…AGAIN, the Vikes get their butts kicked, the Raiders hand the Steelers their 4th loss in a row and the Colts remain unbeaten! Crazy.
In fantasy land, this was the last week of the regular season and the playoff teams are set in stone. It was a wild ride to get there though and some of the top teams looked like they were resting their starters and getting ready for their runs to the Super Bowl! Also, the bottom six teams in each league are poised to make their runs to the Toilet Bowl!
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A quick word about the consolation bracket: as I’ve said before, Yahoo doesn’t allow consolation brackets when 6 teams make the playoffs. Our consolation playoff will be run “off the grid” with the same format as the regular playoff bracket. The 7th and 8th place teams will have a bye next week and the bottom four teams will play. Here’s a sweet diagram I made to illustrate it:
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So, set your rosters and Phil and I will tally your points and publish the winner of each matchup. Make sense?
The League of Champions had 3 playoff spots up for grabs heading into this weekend. Who’s in and who’s out? Scores:
The Phantom Limbs (Peter) – 101
The Alchemists (Chris T.) – 53
Pacifist Assassins (John) – 108
Mightiest Muffins (Mike) – 116
Grandma Nancy (Tyler) – 88
Taking Chances (Wayne) – 107
The Bone Doctors (Chris W.) – 97
Russ’ Rowdy Rhinos (Russ) – 103
Silver Fox (Aaron) – 83
The Tortilla Chips (Darren) – 80
Success! (Eric) – 80
Poop Floats (Andy) – 90
The Muffins, Limbs and Silver Fox were all jockeying for the remaining playoff spots. When the dust settled, all three teams had won their games, leaving Silver Fox out in the cold by virtue of a lower cumulative point total than the Chips (even though he beat them this week). Tough break for Aaron who ended the season with a 2 game winning streak. Grandma Nancy may have rested their starters in losing to the Chances – or are they looking vulnerable!? The Rhinos also looked slightly vulnerable in a modest 6 point win over the Doctors. Finally, Andy pulled off a huge win over the ironically re-named “Success!” team. Nice work!
LoC Final Regular Season Standings:

Rank Team W-L-T Pct Pts Streak Waiver Budget Moves
*1. Grandma Nancy 10-3-0 .769 1375 L-1 $100 6
*2. Russ’ Rowdy Rhinos 9-4-0 .692 1227 W-1 $37 17
*3. Taking Chances 8-3-2 .692 1158 W-2 $0 18
*4. Mightiest Muffins 7-5-1 .577 1150 W-3 $26 18
*5. The Phantom Limbs 7-5-1 .577 1089 W-1 $22 13
*6. The Tortilla Chips 7-6-0 .538 1228 L-1 $60 8
7. Silver Fox 7-6-0 .538 1171 W-2 $0 16
8. Success! 5-8-0 .385 1103 L-1 $33 23
9. The Bone Doctors 5-8-0 .385 1060 L-2 $44 10
10. Pacifist Assassins 4-8-1 .346 1181 L-2 $36 15
11. The Alchemists 3-9-1 .269 985 L-5 $85 9
12. Poop Floats 3-10-0 .231 1008 W-1 $64 13

    LoC Playoffs – Round 1
Byes: Grandma Nancy and Russ’ Rowdy Rhinos.
Taking Chances vs. The Tortilla Chips
Mightiest Muffins vs. The Phantom Limbs
LoC Toilet Bowl – Round 1
Byes: Silver Fox and Success!
The Bone Doctors vs. Poop Floats
Pacifist Assassins vs. The Alchemists
The Premier League had it’s share of drama as well. More resting of starters??! Scores:
Monday Night (Phil) – 82
Wyld Stallyns CS (Dave) – 95
Marshmallow Mateys (Cory) – 77
Dead Heads (Nate) – 97
diddy (Jim) – 108
Mighty Nimrods (Tom) – 70
Egon’s Ego (Bernt) – 101
Killer Canaries III (Bob) – 117
Stalins of Style (Chris A.) – 73
KRUG Kommanders (Denny & Isaac) – 89
Beer Boys (Hyatt) – 106
Kibbles & Vick (Frank) – 66
The KRUG Kommanders are your final playoff team! By virtue of their win and Monday Night’s loss, the KRUG boys made it! The Mateys and Kibbles appeared to rest their starters for the playoffs as they each lost big to middle tier playoff teams. Are they vulnerable? Not looking vulnerable was diddy – he was merciless as he dispatched the Nimrods by 38. And Bernt and Bob shot the lights out as they played for respect before descending into the consolation bracket to face off again!
Premier League Final Regular Season Standings:

Rank Team W-L-T Pct Pts Streak Waiver Budget Moves
*1. diddy 10-3-0 .769  1312 W-1 $100 3
*2. Marshmallow Mateys 10-3-0 .769  1258 L-1 $57 13
*3. Kibbles & Vick 9-4-0 .692   1233 L-1 $0 44
*4. Beer Boys 8-5-0 .615   1224 W-1 $64 11
*5. Dead Heads 8-5-0 .615   1085    W-5 $74 15
*6. KRUG Kommanders 7-6-0 .538   1065 W-2 $85 15
7. Wyld Stallyns CS 6-7-0 .462  1104 W-1 $51 25
8. Monday Night 5-8-0 .385   1132 L-3 $53 8
9. Stalins of Style 5-8-0 .385 1047 L-1 $54 20
10. Killer Canaries III 4-9-0 .308 1088 W-1 $79 6
11. Egon’s Ego 3-10-0  .231 1052 L-5 $63 9
12. Mighty Nimrods 3-10-0  .231  979 L-1 $0 17

Premier Playoffs – Round 1:
Byes: diddy and Marshmallow Mateys

Kibbles & Vick vs. KRUG Kommanders
Beer Boys vs. Dead Heads

Premier Toilet Bowl – Round 1:
Byes: Wyld Stallyns CS and Monday Night

Stalins of Style vs. Mighty Nimrods
Killer Canaries III vs. Egon’s Ego

Team of the Week
Perhaps against my better judgement, I’ve giving it to the Mightiest Muffins! Mike’s team won three straight games to clinch a playoff spot on the last weekend by posting 116 points. Looking ahead, the Muffins could be a dark horse in the LoC playoffs. But they’ll have to get by a strong Phantom Limbs team first! Ha!

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
Week 13 – Mightiest Muffins
Housekeeping
Thursday night game this week: Steelers vs. Browns!
We now know who’s eligible for the “Winner’s League” next year. All 12 playoff teams are welcome while the consolation teams will be placed in the “Loser’s League”  next year. If, for some crazy reason, you don’t want to play next year, let me know at some point and we’ll adjust our leagues accordingly.
Finally: This is it! The playoffs are here! Win or go home! It’s time to really analyze your team and decide who gives you the best chance to win! Who will rise up to take down diddy or Grandma? Let’s play!
Until Next Week,
Commish Peter

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