Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The BFFL week 3 is in the books. There were some very good games and the surprise of the league is that Mookie is still undefeated! WTG Mookie!

The top 4 make the playoffs and all 12 teams are still in the playoff picture.

League Standings
1) Mookies Minions
2) The Raven
3) Vegas Hurricanes
4) TripsRight
5) Floppin Nutz
6) General Lee
7) Mowenumdown
8) Waffles House of Pain
9) Hoyazo
10) Hometown Hornets
11) Surflexus Bigcats
12) The Non Blogger

I have absolutely no future as a Vegas handicapper as I picked Mookie to finish last and The Non Blogger to finish near the top.

BFFL TEAM OF THE WEEKMookies Minions takes the honors with his 28 point victory over Hoyazo. He set a new BFFL point record with 89!

MOWED DOWN TEAMWaffles House of Pain could only muster 46 points in a losing effort.


GAME 1 – Floppin Nutz – 56 over Mowenumdown – 47

It came down to the battle of the Bells (Mow has Mike and Nutz has Tatum) as both teams were in a virtual tie going into the last game. In the first two games the two had basically spilt the carries, however for this game Tatum was named the primary ball carrier. As a result, he recorded 6 points and Mike recorded none.

Difference in the game – For the Nutz, G. Jennings had a HUGE TD catch and recorded 11 total points. He was projected for 1.

GAME 2 – The Raven – 62 over Hometown Hornets – 49

The Raven got solid performances from T. Brady and T.J. Whosyourmama while the Hornets only had two players reach their predicted total.

Difference in the game – Fred Taylor lost 135 yards as well as one rushing TD to rookie Maurice Jones-Drew. This would have made a huge difference in the outcome.

GAME 3 – Surflexus Bigcats – 68 over Waffle House of Pain – 46

This has to be considered the upset of the week. Surf won despite one of his starting running backs being on a bye week. Surf got a huge performance from RB C. Portis (19 points) as well as QB C. Palmer (21 points) . Waffles had solid play from most of his players but WR P. Burress hurt his chances with –1 point.

Difference in the game – Surf got 40 total points from two players. If anyone gets 40 points from only two players, they will get a W.

GAME 4 – TripsRight – 54 over The Non Blogger – 48

This was a battle of two evenly matched teams. Trips got solid play from several players but WR D. Jackson put him over the top with 14 points.

The Non Blogger took a huge hit when top pick S. Alexander broke his foot. It will be tough for them to overcome this loss.

Difference in the game – TNB only got 8 total points from their TE, K and Def while Trips got 22 from those same positions.

GAME 5 – Mookies Minions – 89 over Hoyazo – 61

Just call Mookie the steam roller. He had huge performances from QB E. Manning, WR R. Williams, WR J. Walker and RB B. Westbrook. The only disappointment for Mook was his TE.

Call it bad timing for Hoyazo, his 61 point output was the 4th highest of the week. He received great performances from his Kicker as well as his Defense.

Difference in the game – It would have been tough to beat an 89 point output but Hoyazo lost several points at the QB and RB positions.

GAME 6 – Vegas Hurricanes – 57 over General Lee – 53

Vegas rode a 28 point day by QB M. Hasselbeck to victory. He needed it as one of his studs (F. Gore) missed part of the game with an abdominal strain.

General Lee got solid performances from his Kicker as well as his defense, but 8 total points from his RBs and WRs.

Difference in the game – Hasselbecks breakout performance of the year.

BFFL Week 3

The BFFL week 3 is in the books. There were some very good games and the surprise of the league is that Mookie is still undefeated! WTG Mookie!

The top 4 make the playoffs and all 12 teams are still in the playoff picture.

League Standings
1) Mookies Minions
2) The Raven
3) Vegas Hurricanes
4) TripsRight
5) Floppin Nutz
6) General Lee
7) Mowenumdown
8) Waffles House of Pain
9) Hoyazo
10) Hometown Hornets
11) Surflexus Bigcats
12) The Non Blogger

I have absolutely no future as a Vegas handicapper as I picked Mookie to finish last and The Non Blogger to finish near the top.

BFFL TEAM OF THE WEEKMookies Minions takes the honors with his 28 point victory over Hoyazo. He set a new BFFL point record with 89!

MOWED DOWN TEAMWaffles House of Pain could only muster 46 points in a losing effort.


GAME 1 – Floppin Nutz – 56 over Mowenumdown – 47

It came down to the battle of the Bells (Mow has Mike and Nutz has Tatum) as both teams were in a virtual tie going into the last game. In the first two games the two had basically spilt the carries, however for this game Tatum was named the primary ball carrier. As a result, he recorded 6 points and Mike recorded none.

Difference in the game – For the Nutz, G. Jennings had a HUGE TD catch and recorded 11 total points. He was projected for 1.

GAME 2 – The Raven – 62 over Hometown Hornets – 49

The Raven got solid performances from T. Brady and T.J. Whosyourmama while the Hornets only had two players reach their predicted total.

Difference in the game – Fred Taylor lost 135 yards as well as one rushing TD to rookie Maurice Jones-Drew. This would have made a huge difference in the outcome.

GAME 3 – Surflexus Bigcats – 68 over Waffle House of Pain – 46

This has to be considered the upset of the week. Surf won despite one of his starting running backs being on a bye week. Surf got a huge performance from RB C. Portis (19 points) as well as QB C. Palmer (21 points) . Waffles had solid play from most of his players but WR P. Burress hurt his chances with –1 point.

Difference in the game – Surf got 40 total points from two players. If anyone gets 40 points from only two players, they will get a W.

GAME 4 – TripsRight – 54 over The Non Blogger – 48

This was a battle of two evenly matched teams. Trips got solid play from several players but WR D. Jackson put him over the top with 14 points.

The Non Blogger took a huge hit when top pick S. Alexander broke his foot. It will be tough for them to overcome this loss.

Difference in the game – TNB only got 8 total points from their TE, K and Def while Trips got 22 from those same positions.

GAME 5 – Mookies Minions – 89 over Hoyazo – 61

Just call Mookie the steam roller. He had huge performances from QB E. Manning, WR R. Williams, WR J. Walker and RB B. Westbrook. The only disappointment for Mook was his TE.

Call it bad timing for Hoyazo, his 61 point output was the 4th highest of the week. He received great performances from his Kicker as well as his Defense.

Difference in the game – It would have been tough to beat an 89 point output but Hoyazo lost several points at the QB and RB positions.

GAME 6 – Vegas Hurricanes – 57 over General Lee – 53

Vegas rode a 28 point day by QB M. Hasselbeck to victory. He needed it as one of his studs (F. Gore) missed part of the game with an abdominal strain.

General Lee got solid performances from his Kicker as well as his defense, but 8 total points from his RBs and WRs.

Difference in the game – Hasselbecks breakout performance of the year.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Blogger Fantasy Football - Week 2

Week two of the Blogger Fantasy Football League is now in the books. And the only undefeated team is Mookies Minions, (who I picked to finish last). The fact that only one team is undefeated after two games prove that this league is very close.

*** BBFL TEAM OF THE WEEK
General Lee – Team puts up a BBFL record 84 points.

*** MOWED DOWN TEAM
Hoyazo – My how things change. Just last week Hoy was the “team of the week”. This week his team only managed 40 points and my kicker had as many TD passes as his QB did.

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GAME 1 – Mowenumdown - 70 over Hornets (Drewspop) - 56

My team followed up last week’s tough loss with a solid performance. Kicker R. Longwell put my team over the top when Minnesota faked a field goal and he completed a TD pass. Dallas WR T. Glenn also had a solid day.

For the Hornets D. McNabb continued his great play putting up 20 points. Unfortunately, his two studs (L. Johnson and A. Gates) were held to 8 points combined.

*** DIFFERENCE IN THE GAME *** The Hornets wide receivers could only muster a combined 10 points compared to 23 by Mows wide outs.

GAME 2 – General Lee – 84 over The Raven – 71

A great game by both teams. Ravens 71 points would have won almost every other game this week. General Lee got HUGE performance from Payton Manning (26 points), as well as Baltimore’s defense (27 points).

For the Raven, his running backs tried to keep him in the game but his wide receivers let him down.

*** DIFFERENCE IN THE GAME *** Tom Brady’s bad game coupled with Payton’s big game was the turning point.

GAME 3 – Waffles – 72 over Floppin Nutz (23skidoo) – 53

Waffles had solid performances from P. Burress, D. Stallworth, R. Lindwell and the Seattle defense. His QB (Bulger) had a rough day but should rebound.

Nutz stud running back L.T. got on track with two rushing TDs, but 8 combined points from his wide receivers proved costly.

*** DIFFERENCE IN THE GAME *** If you compare the combined scores of the 3 WR and 1 TE positions, you see where this game was won. Waffles 26, Nutz 9.

GAME 4 – The Non Blogger – 41 over Surflexus Bigcats – 40

This game went back and forth but the Non Blogger hung on for the win. NB got solid production from her RBs to take the victory.

For Surf, Carson Palmer had a very nice day but only 2 points from his running backs cost him a W.

*** DIFFERENCE IN THE GAME *** Surf must have not read the injury report. Portis did not play as reported but he left him in his lineup. If he had replaced him with his other RB, he would have won by 2 points.

GAME 5 – Mookies Minions – 57 over TripsRight – 50

Mookie is now the only BFFL undefeated team. My apologies to the mook, as I predicted him to finish dead last. His QB (the other Manning) continues to put up pro bowl numbers. Westbrook also found the end zone again. While Mookie is undefeated, he will need to score more to remain that way. His 57 points would have lost to several teams this week.

Trips needs to see more consistent production out of pro bowl TE Tony Gonzales, as well as QB Steve McNair.

*** DIFFERENCE IN THE GAME *** The Eagles basically layed an egg and allowing Manning to pass for 200+ yards in the 4th quarter and overtime. His performance put Mookie over the top.

GAME 6 – Vegas Hurricanes (Miami Don) - (64) over Hoyazo - (40)

WHAT !!!!!!! HOY, the fantasy football legend (in his own mind), I’ll never lose a game, I drafted the best team, AZO…… LOST A GAME ?????? SAY IT ANT SO !!!!!!!!

The Hurricanes got solid performances from L. Coles and S. Graham. It also appears that he made a great pickup with F. Gore.

Hoy had a rough week as his entire team underachieved. I am sure that he will have his team doing 2-a-days this week in order to get them ready for next week.

*** DIFFERENCE IN THE GAME *** Hoys team could only manage a combined 2 TDs while the Hurricanes defense throwed a shutout on Pittsburgh.

Not much poker latley ...

I hope to play more in the coming weeks.

I wil post an update for the fantasty football league on Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Blogger Fantasy Football - Week 1

Week 1 in the BFFL is in the books and almost every game came down to the last player. Three games were decided by 3 points or less. The biggest surprise was, preseason favorite, “The Non Blogger” getting beat down by “Floppin Nutz (i.e. 23skidoo)”.

Below is a recap of week 1.

BFFL TEAM OF THE WEEK
Hoyazo – He scored a week one high 67 points, and needed all of them, to hold of a charging General Lee.

THE MOWED DOWN TEAM
The Non Blogger – They scored a record low 29 points.


GAME 1 – The Raven - 65 over Mowenumdown - 59.

This game was a match up of two very even teams, the lead went back and fourth but The Raven held on for a hard fought victory. The Raven got big performances from Tom Brady and Rudi Johnson but the difference in this match up was their defense (Chicago Bears) who scored 19 points.

Mowenumdown had great performances by R. Brown as well as the Pittsburgh D. A lowly four-point output by QB Drew Bledsoe was very costly.

*** Difference in the game – Da Bears D. If they had allowed a minimum of 10 points, The Raven would have lost this game.

GAME 2 – Hometown Hornets – 60 over Waffle House of Pain – 57

Another great game, the Hornets rode a HUGE performance (22 points) by QB Donavan McNabb to secure the victory. It was not all good for the Hornets as LJ had a bad day. I expect him to have a breakout game next week against mowenumdown.

Waffles had big performances from two of his WRs, Burress and Stallworth. Seattles D also played well. Poor performances by QB M. Bulger and R. Smith cost him a shot at the win.

*** Difference in the game – A combination of McNabbs great day for the Hornets and Cadillac’s lack of production for Waffles.

GAME 3 – Floppin Nutz – 39 over The Non Blogger 29

This was a match up of two high draft positions (#1 & #3). You would expect a very high score in this game but they combined for the lowest total of the week. Floppin Nutz pulled the upset by beating the team that had the number 1 draft choice. The Nutz had only one player exceed their projected points, that was T. Ownes. RB L.T. also had a solid day. He has serious issues at QB (1 pt), K (4 pts), TE (0 pts) as well as Def (4 pts)

For TNB, there were two positive players, A. Boldin and N. Rackers. Number 1 pick, S Alexander did not put up a single point.

*** Difference in the game – One word Alexander.

Game 4 – Mookies Minions - 52 over Surflexus Bigcats – 37

Mookie got solid performances from E. Manning, B. Westbrook and J. Brown. To be a factor this year he will need to get more output from his receivers (only 4 points)

Surflexus would have had a good shot to win if C. Palmer would have had a good day, but when you get zero points from your QB, your in trouble.

*** Difference in the game – For Surf, WR Steve Smith was unable to play and Portis was limited to 10 carries. Mix that with Palmers goose egg and he didn’t have a chance.

GAME 5 – TripsRight – 46 over Vegas Hurricanes – 45

In our closest game of the week, it came down to could S. Moss score his projected 6 points in the Monday night game. If he did, Vegas wins. He could only put up 4 points so Trips won by the slimmest of margins. Looking at both lineups, there are several “Ifs”. Trips was able to win even though their QB got knocked out of the game and did not record a single point. They also won despite getting only 3 points from their receivers. I have played fantasy for years and I don’t recall a team ever winning with a combined 3 points from there WRs and QB, but just like that 1 outer that always seems to hit against MiamiDon, it happened.

Vegas had a couple of solid performances. L. Coles, S. Graham, and Jacksonville all had good days. The costly position was RB where he only got 5 total points.

*** Difference in the game – Vegas QB M. Hasselbeck could not lead his team into the end zone. If he has one TD pass, Vegas is a winner.

GAME 6 – Hoyazo – 67 over General Lee – 65

Another great game. This one was also decided on Monday night. Hoyazo had a 4-point lead with no players remaining while GL had Randy Moss (projected to score 9) going on Monday night. Moss could only manage 2 points giving Hoy the tough victory. Hoy got a great performance from the former stock boy K. Warner to lead him to the win.

GL made a game of it with a HUGE 25 point output from the Baltimore D.
P. Manning let him down with only 9 points.

Monday, September 04, 2006

I'm Back !!!

My beautiful wife and I just returned from a relaxing week on the beach.



Why is it that vacation time seems like warp speed? One minute your dreading the travel time, then the next minute your heading home. Never the less, with this view, it was a great week.