2013 – Week 8

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Another wild week is in the books for the NFL. This weekend had some particularly dramatic moments to note, starting with the game that Calvin Johnson, Matt Stafford and the Lions put together against Dallas. First of all, Calvin had 329 receiving yards and 1 TD in the game and he got tackled on the 1 yard line TWICE in the game. That’s 36 fantasy points, if you’re keeping track. But it all came down to the final possession with the Lions down 6. Calvin got tackled at the 1 yard line with :25 seconds to go and no timeouts. Stafford ran down, motioning that they would spike the ball. Instead, he decided he’d go for it.
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Yeah, the other 21 guys on the field had no idea he was going for it and it worked. The Lions kicked the point and won the game by 1 and the coach destroyed his headset.
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The Cowboys meanwhile? They snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. 
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This guy knows how that feels:
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And on Sunday morning, Aaron Winter told me he was thinking of benching Tom Brady for Terrell Pryor. I told him I wouldn’t do it. Well, here’s Pryor’s first play from scrimmage: 
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I think Aaron made the right call when he started the Raiders QB and benched the Golden Boy. 
What other gutsy calls ended up paying off in fantasy land this week? And would our lone undefeated team keep the dream alive? Read on!
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So, would Russ remain undefeated?! Who benefited from Calvin Johnson’s big game and did ANYONE actually start Marvin Jones from the Bengals?! Let’s see. Scores: 
Week 8 – Final Results
Late Monday night, Russ and Mark were still duking it out. Mark had Russell Wilson and Zac Stacy. As the clock wound down, Stacy was gashing the Seahawks defense and picking up more and more points. But he injured his ankle and by the end, he was taken for X-rays and the Rams came up short. The end result was a 1 point win for Russ! An incredible way to continue his streak! The rest of the LoC was pretty lopsided this week. The Muffins came up with another big week to beat Aaron’s team. Tom beat the Assassins, thanks in large part to actually starting Marvin Jones and his 36 points. Nana Nancy continues her resurgence by beating Monday Night and KRUG got by Diddy to send them both to 4-4 on the year. Then there was the epic battle of the 1-6 teams: the Limbs vs the Masons. But it was the Masons who had Calvin Johnson and the Limbs took the L. What a huge game!
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Current LoC standings: 
Rank Team W-L-T Pts For Pts Agnst Streak Waiver Bdgt Waiver Moves
1 avatar Rüssnôçérôse 8-0-0 784 589 W-8 $11 4 8
2 avatar The Day Old Muffins 6-1-1 928 733 W-1 $66 9 12
3 avatar Unstoppable 5-3-0 711 703 W-2 $72 6 47
4 avatar Monday Night 4-3-1 708 741 L-1 $62 12 8
5 avatar Nana Nancy 4-3-1 707 688 W-2 $94 7 9
6 avatar DiDDy 4-4-0 753 783 L-1 $74 1 5
7 avatar KRUG Kaiser 4-4-0 640 649 W-1 $87 2 3
8 avatar Blitzkrieg Bops 3-5-0 698 735 L-2 $27 10 14
9 avatar Randy Ableman 3-5-0 635 713 L-1 $28 5 15
10 avatar Pacifist Assassins 2-5-1 680 794 L-2 $64 8 17
11 avatar Freemium Masons 2-6-0 657 701 W-1 $82 3 14
12 avatar The Phantom Limbs 1-7-0 692 764 L-7 $48 11 20
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In the PL, things sure are getting interesting at the top as teams are jockeying for playoff seeding. Scores: 
Week 8 – Final Results

The Furballs have been the toast of the PL all season, but thanks to Wayne Thompson, they have a 2 game losing streak and have dropped to 3rd place! Wayne, meanwhile, climb to 2nd place! The winner of the Calvin Johnson scoring binge was Matt and Missing the USFL. He used those 36 points to notch a huge win against the Cieras. Wachter didn’t stand a chance in this one. It was a close game between the Big Hassle and the Outlaws, but Bret came out on top. It was also close between the Dream Hands and the Moneyballers, but Chris came out on top and moved to 5-3 along with 3 other teams! The top dog at the moment is Eric and The Eh Team, who beat the reeling Dominators this week. This league is going to be wild down the stretch with the top 6 teams all looking to be evenly matched!
Current PL Standings:
Rank Team W-L-T Pts For Pts Agnst Streak Waiver Bdgt Waiver Moves
1 avatar The Eh Team 6-2-0 784 653 W-2 $92 12 10
2 avatar Wayne Thompson 6-2-0 774 672 W-2 $20 11 7
3 avatar St Paul Furballs 5-3-0 834 694 L-2 $3 10 12
4 avatar Carl’s Champion Team 5-3-0 748 718 W-1 $98 9 2
5 avatar The Cutlass Cieras 5-3-0 707 726 L-1 $35 8 10
6 avatar Double Dream Hands 5-3-0 696 687 W-1 $62 7 11
7 avatar Missing the USFL 4-4-0 734 674 W-2 $34 6 10
8 avatar Notorious Outlaws 3-5-0 784 778 L-1 $60 5 19
9 avatar Big Hassle 3-5-0 728 791 W-1 $95 4 4
10 avatar ShidabisMoneyballers 2-6-0 651 775 L-1 $95 3 3
11 avatar Chobani Champions 2-6-0 615 732 L-2 $65 2 9
12 avatar The Dominators 2-6-0 607 762 L-3 $98 1 2

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The EL this week was a strange and wonderful place, where one team can score 148 points and another can score 39 in the same week! Here are the scores: 
Week 8 – Final Results

Yes, last week’s HFFUBTotW – Nerd Herd – exploded for 148 points to embarrass Pacino. Yes, Bob had Marvin Jones and his 4 TDs, but he actually didn’t need those points this week when he also had Drew Brees. What a win! The Calvin Johnson owner was Hyatt and he used those points to beat Ivan Drago and move to 4-4 on the year. Brett’s Team, the former top dog in the EL, tangled with the other 6-1 team – Chad’s Sunday Shame. It was a classic matchup that finally saw Chad snatch the win on Monday night thanks to Russell Wilson. But Brett has to be wondering what might have been, since he left two players on byes in his lineup this week. 
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Los Perdadores only mustered 42 points in his beating by the Finches and the still-winless H-Ikes only managed 39. Oof, this is rock bottom for Bradley’s team. 
Current EL Standings: 
Rank Team W-L-T Pts For Pts Agnst Streak Waiver Moves
1 avatar Chad’s Sunday Shame 7-1-0 790 639 W-4 12 10
2 avatar brett’s Team 6-2-0 737 693 L-2 11 2
3 avatar Longfellow Bulldogs 5-3-0 830 701 W-1 10 8
4 avatar Nerd Herd 5-3-0 806 754 W-2 9 11
5 avatar Hiawatha Goldfinches 5-3-0 765 709 W-1 8 35
6 avatar Fumblecopter 5-3-0 678 644 L-1 7 5
7 avatar Harper’s Team 4-4-0 744 739 W-3 6 7
8 avatar Team Pacino 3-5-0 782 857 L-4 5 10
9 avatar Nudibranch 3-5-0 705 753 W-1 4 10
10 avatar Los Perdedores! 3-5-0 617 682 L-1 3 13
11 avatar Ivan Drago 2-6-0 698 801 L-1 2 6
12 avatar H-Ike’s Daddy 0-8-0 596 776 L-8 1 6

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The Rüssnôçérôse in the room cannot be ignored. Russ has been running roughshod over the LoC since the season started. He’s now gone over half the year without suffering a defeat. An incredible and, in some ways, improbable run! But has he finally reached the reckoning? Russ will play the juggernaut Muffins this week, but don’t be surprised if he’s able to hold Dev to less than 75 points. He’s been doing it all year long. 
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Six more teams on byes this week: Denver, Detroit, New York Giants, Arizona, San Francisco and Jacksonville. So bench all your Jags!
Thursday night it’s Bengals vs. Dolphins. 

This is the stretch run! Only 5 more weeks until the playoffs!

Until Next Week,
Commish Peter

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