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!
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:
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:
|*2.||Russ’ Rowdy Rhinos||9-4-0||.692||1227||W-1||$37||17|
|*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|
|9.||The Bone Doctors||5-8-0||.385||1060||L-2||$44||10|
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: