2011 – Week 7

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If there is such a thing as a moral victory, the Vikings got one on Sunday thanks to the spark provided by Christian Ponder. “They ONLY lost by SIX!” is the mantra of the week. We didn’t win, but we gave them a scare! And a sore crotch! It appears that when you’re down and out, a flicker of hope is all you can ask for. The Packers are still the best in the league. But the Lions have now lost two in a row! What’s going on there?
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And the other big story was the Saints beating the Colts 62-7 in prime time. Are the Saints that good or are the Colts that bad?! The answer is “yes”. 
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Unlike the SNF Massacre, we had some really close games in fantasy this weekend. Let’s break it down.

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Sure there were close games, but lopsided defeats always seem to pop up too. Here are the scores:
The Phantom Limbs (Peter) – 90
Fumblecopter (Andy) – 99
JAWS (Dave) – 84
The Cutlass Cieras (Chris W.) – 88
Mashmallow Mateys (Cory) – 61
vow of silence (Aaron) – 59
Pacifists (John) – 73
Monday Night (Phil) – 89
The Almighty Muffins (Mike) – 74
KRUG Kommandant (Denny) – 110
Nana Nancy Unit (Tyler) – 97
Mr T Fool! (Eric) – 40
It was a back-and-forth affair for JAWS and the Cieras that looked, for awhile, like it was heading for a tie. It came down to Ray Rice vs. Joe Flacco on Monday night. Of course, that game turned into a defensive battle and Flacco’s 8 points to Rice’s 3 gave the narrow victory to the Cieras! Unbelievable. Then you’ve got the Matey’s Mystique striking again as Cory scored a meager 61, but still beat vow of silence by 2. How does this keep happening?! Speaking of meager, Mr T was only able to muster 40 point this week! His projected total was 76! It was an easy kill for Nana Nancy. The potential for a Limbs win was there, but Fumblecopter again proved why he’s the top ranked team in the league. The Limbs also suffered injuries to 2 more RBs this week, bringing their season total to 3. Grrr. Then you’ve got the Pacifists and the Muffins – are they secretly the same team!? Both are 1-6 on the year after suffering similar losses to Monday Night and KRUG this weekend. KRUG seems to be pushing for the top of the heap (with help from Arian Foster) while Monday Night is just hoping to claw out of the basement. 
Current LoC Standings:

Rank Team W-L-T Pct Pts For Pts Against Streak Waiver Budget Moves
1. Fumblecopter 6-1-0 .857 763 678 W-1 $95 5
2. Marshmallow Mateys 6-1-0 .857 627 516 W-3 $85 4
3. KRUG Kommandant 5-2-0 .714 654 577 W-2 $100 5
4. Nana Nancy Unit 4-2-1 .643 742 624 W-2 $100
5. J.A.W.S. 4-2-1 .643 688 620 L-1 $39 14
6. The Cutlass Cieras 4-3-0 .571 695 653 W-3 $92 5
7. Mr T Fool! 4-3-0 .571 632 636 L-1 $73 11
8. The Phantom Limbs 3-4-0 .429 626 643 L-2 $79 10
9. Monday Night 2-4-1 .357 601 623 W-1 $66 10
10. The Almighty Muffins 1-6-0 .143 583 701 L-5 $66 26
11. Pacifists 1-6-0 .143 561 732 L-6 $92 8
12. vow of silence 0-6-1 .071 549 718 L-1 $100 4


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How would the Alchemist respond to his first loss of the year? How any alchemist would respond: by making gold out of crap.  And an under-performing team finally puts it all together. Here are your scores: 
Mean Regressors (Chris A.) – 104
McChamps (Tom) – 75
sasquatches r real! (Darren) – 77
Glass Joe (Bernt) – 66
Waffle Housers (Nathan) – 99
The Russell (Russ) – 83
Nerd Herd (Bob) – 83
Blackhearts (Jon) – 65
a couple 13 14 wins (Wayne) – 66
The Alchemist (Chris T.) – 112
Beer Boys (Hyatt) – 93
diddy (Jim) – 39
Wait, what?! Yes, diddy was only able to put up 39 points this week (his projected total, eerily, was also 76!). Needless to say, it was an easy kill for the Beer Boys. Jim had started Dallas’ Tashard Choice, who netted him a whopping -2 this week. He probably should have tried to pick up….Demarco Murray! Murray’s 31 points helped the Mean Regressors to a much needed moral – and literal – victory over the McChamps! Chris’ 104 points is more than he scored in the last two weeks combined! The Alchemist bounced back from his first defeat to handily defeat Wayne’s squad and prove he’s still got it. The Russell is now tied for the most points in the league, but he’s go 2 more losses than the Alchemist after falling to the Waffle Housers this week. He seems to have the Anti-Mateys Mystique – score tons of points but lose. The sasquatches beat up last week’s HFFUBTotW, but anyone starting Arian Foster HAD to win this week. And the Nerd Herd has their first winning streak of the season after beating up on the Blackhearts. 
Current PL Standings:

Rank Team W-L-T Pct Pts For Pts Against Streak Waiver Budget Moves
1. The Alchemist 6-1-0 .857 741 644 W-1 $74 7
2. Beer Boys 5-2-0 .714 683 602 W-4 $85 6
3. Waffle Housers 5-2-0 .714 680 653 W-4 $41 6
4. The Russell 4-3-0 .571 741 597 L-1 $43 21
5. McChamps 4-3-0 .571 651 643 L-1 $87 11
6. sasquatches r real! 4-3-0 .571 582 560 W-1 $59 7
7. Blackhearts 3-4-0 .429 578 567 L-2 $87 8
8. Nerd Herd 3-4-0 .429 565 626 W-2 $100 8
9. Glass Joe 2-5-0 .286 669 693 L-1 $100 2
10. a couple 13 14 wins 2-5-0 .286 588 714 L-3 $100 3
11. diddy 2-5-0 .286 553 621 L-2 $100 1
12. Mean Regressors 2-5-0 .286 548 659 W-1 $84 14


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After crunching the numbers (you didn’t think this was arbitrary, did you??), it seems that the Mean Regressors have won it this week! In week 3, the Regressors got their first win by scoring 119 points. After that, they only scored 67, 44 and 46 – dropping them to the basement of the PL. Now they’ve got their second high scoring win and will play Glass Joe next week for their first winning streak!
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Who says the Gophers can’t tackle!?
More byes next week. Here are the teams that will be watching college football next weekend: Atlanta, Chicago, Green Bay, Oakland, New York Jets and Tampa Bay. We’re officially halfway through the regular season – 7 games down, 6 to go! Also, remember that the trade deadline is 11/18, which is about 3 weeks away. Time to make your moves to get into the playoffs! Or….
Okay, sorry. 
Until Next Week…
Commish Peter

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