Sorry young team, been out of the loop a bit, being ‘between jobs’ is actually more hectic than anticipated. Job applications royally suck. What are my core skills? How about my two freaking degrees! Bite it.
Anyway, Neil F has jumped to the head of the Superchallenge standings after our second ever 5-0 week, so congratulations to him.
Neil F- 12-7-1
Neil M- 11-8-1
Nice to see that it’s all relatively close so far. It really is a hard league to get a handle on this year.
Ok, fantasy time.
Dire Dismal Bullshit Game Of The Week
Slim pickins this week boys, not too much drama around the league. The crap game is an easy pick, but unfortunately it involves me again. At least I won.
Farrakhans 74-46 Baby Bulls
Ugh. Thankfully Michael Turner turned it on, so to speak, for me with 24 points or some shit. The only of Burr’s guys to hit double figures was Antonio Gates. We should both hang our head in shame.
And oh yeah. Week 7 of the NFL completely destroyed my fantasy season going forward, ruling me out of future success. Fuck you, Tony Romo…
HighScoring and Pretty Close Cool Enough Game of the Week
Box Turtles 141- 135 Hummingbirds.
Look again at those scores. Un-freaking-real. We’ll call this match up the battle of Kenny Britt and Darren McFadden. After Britt went batshit mental for 2.5 quarters against the hapless Eagles secondary (7 catches for 225 and 3 scores. wat.) I thought Neil was all but done for until Darren McFadden reminded us all that he is actually a freakish talent who has had just the worst luck with injuries. 16 for 165 and 3 scores (over 10 yards a clip jesus christ) and an extra 2 for 31 and a score in the air. 45 freaking points. Truly outstanding.
Neil built on this with another great Hakeem Nicks outing, 9 for 108 +2, 14 from his kicker, 20 from Knowshon Moreno (who i’ve watched twice now, and am positive is actually not a good football player), and the happiest stat line of the day, for me at least, Mike Williams of the Seattle variety. BMFMW singlehandedly kept those pesky Cardinals down and out of the game with an outstanding second half performance, 11 for 87, with a touchdown earlier in the game. Great job Mike, the 12th Man is crazy for you right now.
BMW says ‘Fuck you, Tony Romo.’
|Abandoned Baby Bulls||5||2||0||.714||1|
|Patapsco Basin Red-Tops||2||5||0||.286||4|
|Green Oak Goblins||4||3||0||.571||0.5|
|West End Wranglers||3||3||1||.500||1|
|Biloxi Box Turtles||3||4||0||.429||—|
|Prypiat Giant Rats||2||5||0||.286||1|
The West continues to live up to its namesakes. Disgusting.
Both other divisions remain impressively competitive, but you gotta feel for Steve’s red tops, who again have been nothing short of unlucky. A strong looking team on paper, but just not performing. Really unfortunate.
And as much as we may hate it… gotta give it up for The Hozz, who is running away with things right now, his Tantrums only falling once so far this year. It’s a dark day for happiness.
Some Meaningless Trade Chat
The biggest trade in a while will go through tonight, after a hard negotiating session between myself and Neil McC. Losing my quarterback for the season, in a QB heavy league, well that was painful. I’m still pretty frustrated. First reaction was to grab Ryan Fitzpatrick (I know, I know, but look at the numbers…) of the wire, but it turns out McComb beat me to him. Which is a pain in the tits.
But anyway, we worked out a deal to sort me out with someone. As much as I adore my team and how i’ve built it this year, it became quite clear I was going to have to give up one of my studs to get a fairly consistent QB. Neil wanted Calvin Johnson. Sob.
So I send Megatron, Fred Jackson and Michael Bush to Neil, and get back Kyle Orton, my new Fearless Leader, and Ryan Torain. Not bad, I guess. Still broken up with sadness though.
Meet my new Fearless Leader. How many drunk photos of Kyle can I get into this blog this year? Had two and counting so far…
And the Bulls and Hustle have swapped Matt Cassel and Dustin Keller. Ok. Chan clearly covets his pretty little Jet players (tbf Keller is having a pretty great year), and Burr sure doesn’t need him, some guy called Gates is his starting TE. Chris clearly needs a QB this week as both Wrangler man and McNabb are questionable for sunday. Smart move by both.
Ok, ’til next time guys. I have unemployed moping to do.