2011 – Week 11

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Football is a violent game and this weekend served up a few tackles to prove it. Even referee Ron Winter got caught up in a pile after a fumble: 
DJ Ware was concussed on this violent hit from a suddenly awake Eagles team:
But nothing was worse than seeing promising Ravens WR Torrey Smith getting tackled by his dreads: 
Yeeouch! The NFL has said in the past, if you are going to wear your hair long outside your helmet, it’s fair game to grab for a tackle. So no penalties for plays like this. The same can’t be said for taunting your opponents bench. Desean Jackson caught a 50 yard pass from Vince Young along the Giants’ sideline and flipped the ball at the Giants’ defensive coordinator before preening on the field. A penalty was called on the Giants on the play, but Jackson also drew a personal foul for taunting. The penalties technically off-set, but it was in the Giants’ favor as it wiped out the 50 yard gain. Unbelievably idiotic. But this is Desean Jackson we’re talking about. 
With only two week left in the regular fantasy season, it’s crunch time for many teams! Lots of storylines to follow. Let’s get at it. 

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In the LoC this week, the strong got stronger. Playoff bound teams are still holding the pedal down. Here are your scores:
The Phantom Limbs (Peter) – 68
Mr T Fool! (Eric) – 59
JAWS (Dave) – 99
KRUG Kommandant (Denny) – 119
Marshmallow Mateys (Cory) – 105
Nana Nancy Unit (Tyler) – 90
Pacifists (John) – 86
The Almighty Muffins (Mike) – 76
Monday Night (Phil) – 71
Fumblecopter (Andy) – 86
Suck for Luck 2012 (Aaron) – 58
The Cutlass Cieras (Chris W.) – 69
So the top 3 teams, who have already clinched their spots in the playoffs, all won again this week. Fumblecopter had a lower scoring week (by his standards), but still managed to knock off Monday Night. The Mateys played a fiesty Nana Nancy Unit, but were able to pull off a costly win (losing Jay Cutler for extended time, by the look of it). KRUG still be Krugin’ – he played a tough JAWS team but still won by 20 to push his win streak to 6 games now! Unreal. Then you have the rest of the league. The Limbs vs Mr T was like watching two guys on crutches trying to fight each other with the Limbs managing a weak-looking win. The Cieras left the door open for Suck for Luck to win, but Aaron’s team couldn’t keep their streak alive and gave the W to the Cieras. Then you had the epic dual between the Pacifists and the Muffins. Two teams matching each other blow for blow this season finally faced off. For awhile, it looked like a tie was possible, but the Pacifists got it together and climbed up a spot in the standings while the Muffins are left to wonder where they go from here. 
Current LoC Standings: 
Rank Team W-L-T Pct Pts For Pts Against Streak Waiver Budget Moves
*1. Fumblecopter 9-2-0 .818 1150 1056 W-3 $87 10
*2. KRUG Kommandant 9-2-0 .818 1077 877 W-6 $100 11
*3. Marshmallow Mateys 9-2-0 .818 1054 902 W-2 $79 7
4. J.A.W.S. 6-4-1 .591 1087 984 L-1 $28 20
5. The Cutlass Cieras 6-5-0 .545 1001 992 W-2 $65 9
6. The Phantom Limbs 5-6-0 .455 941 969 W-1 $47 21
7. Nana Nancy Unit 4-6-1 .409 1047 1073 L-4 $47 4
8. Pacifists 4-7-0 .364 919 1025 W-1 $23 16
9. Mr T Fool! 4-7-0 .364 917 1010 L-5 $29 21
10. Monday Night 3-7-1 .318 928 977 L-3 $62 14
11. The Almighty Muffins 3-8-0 .273 951 1048 L-2 $48 31
12. Suck for Luck 2012 2-8-1 .227 838 997 L-1 $95 11
So JAWS, the Cieras and the Limbs are clinging to the final 3 playoff spots, but there are some strong teams below with real shots at ascending! These last two weeks will be epic. 

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The PL now has two clinched playoff spots! But the cut line looks like it will come down to the final minutes of the final game! Here are this week’s scores: 
Mean Regressors (Chris A.) – 77
The Alchemist (Chris T.) – 69
sasquatches r real! (Darren) – 80
diddy (Jim) – 84
Waffle Housers (Nate) – 75
Beer Boys (Hyatt) – 90
Nerd Herd (Bob) – 62
a couple 13 14 wins (Wayne) – 119
Blackhearts (Jon) – 81
Glass Joe (Bernt) – 78
The Russell (Russ) – 88
McChamps (Tom) – 77
When you’re in the basement of the league with little playoff aspirations, a signature spoiler win is all you can hope for. The Regressors got that this week when they beat The Alchemist by 8. When AP went down with an ankle injury in the 1st quarter on Sunday, the Regressors turned off their targeting computer made their shots count. Huge win for Mr. Anderson! The Blackhearts were trailing heading into Monday Night, but Jon has Gronkowski on his roster and The Gronk came through in a big way, pushing the Blackhearts past Glass Joe by 3 points! The Heart-Attack Blackhearts! The sasquatches needed Brady to get them a win on Monday Night, but diddy had Steve Breaston going too and Breaston’s 7 points were enough to keep the sasquatches from stealing the win! Two big MNF-based wins! Wayne’s team has quietly been dismantling teams for 4 straight weeks. This week it was the Nerd Herd who experienced his mojo with a 57 point loss. The Herd still nearly tripled their output from last week. The Russell now sits atop a pack of 5-6 teams after beating the once-strong McChamps by 11 points. And on top of the PL overall? Beer Boys, who beat the no-slouch Waffle Housers by 15. Hyatt’s team is now the highest scoring team in the PL!
Current PL Standings: 
Rank Team W-L-T Pct Pts For Pts Against Streak Waiver Budget Moves
*1. Beer Boys 8-3-0 .727 1088 968 W-2 $82 11
*2. The Alchemist 8-3-0 .727 1066 980 L-1 $64 9
3. Waffle Housers 7-4-0 .636 992 1014 L-2 $36 8
4. Blackhearts 7-4-0 .636 946 863 W-4 $87 10
5. a couple 13 14 wins 6-5-0 .545 1001 988 W-4 $100 6
6. The Russell 5-6-0 .455 1056 929 W-1 $25 29
7. sasquatches r real! 5-6-0 .455 970 961 L-2 $54 11
8. McChamps 5-6-0 .455 969 999 L-2 $60 25
9. Glass Joe 4-7-0 .364 1018 967 L-1 $100 4
10. diddy 4-7-0 .364 858 966 W-2 $59 7
11. Nerd Herd 4-7-0 .364 795 959 L-3 $80 17
12. Mean Regressors 3-8-0 .273 885 1050 W-1 $60 27
The snow is here and now we’ve got a pile-up in the standings right at #6. Someone is going to distinguish themselves and climb the ladder in these last two weeks. Who will it be?

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The Beer Boys! Hyatt’s team now sits atop the PL and in prime position for a run through the playoffs! Fact: this team has not scored less than 83 points all season! Their only loss since week 3 was a 114-121 loss to the sasquatches in week 9 when Hyatt left 72 points on his bench and Darren got 32 from Vincent Jackson. This is an extremely scary team, people. 

It’s Thanksgiving week! One thing I’m thankful for is the end of bye weeks! Hooray! Another is 3 quality Thanksgiving Day games this year! Set your rosters early because we have Lions vs. Packers, Dolphins vs. Cowboys and 49ers vs. Ravens on Thursday! 
Also, the trade deadline has passed with a few deals going down last week. Now it’s all about the waiver line and your remaining dollars. Spend wisely! That money has to last you through the playoffs too. You don’t want to shoot yourself in the foot by spending all your money on a hot defense right now. 
Until Next Week,
Commish Peter 

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