Wednesday, November 29, 2006

3FL Notes: S6: Week 13 Preview

What a week! The league scored the second highest point total in our history (848), and we watched the Chair lose and the Renegades top the century mark. We also witnessed two MNF comebacks and saw just about all of the playoff spots claimed.

What will happen next?

Week 12 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Renegades - 102 points

Player MVPs:
Tony Romo (QB/Dal) - 36 points
Joseph Addai (RB/Ind) - 33 points
Baltimore Ravens Defense - 29 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 44/72 - 61.11%
League Voting: 40/72 - 55.56%
Yahoo! Projections: 40/72 - 55.56%

Vote early! The polls close at 7:55pm on Thursday evening.

Week 13 Information

Thursday Night: Baltimore Ravens @ Cincinnati Bengals
Sunday Night: Seattle Seahawks @ Denver Broncos
Monday Night: Carolina Panthers @ Philadelphia Eagles

The Comm-nosticator's predictions for week 13:

Predacons (-1) vs. Rough Riders
The Riders still have a slim chance of getting to the playoffs this year - they have to win this game and the Brewers have to lose their game. Plus, they need to score 137 more points than the Brewers this week. That's kind of a lot to ask. Even just the beating the Predacons part.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. ray ray haw
The Vipers turned out to be giant killers last week, taking down the Chair for the first time this year. The haw had to watch a MNF kicker slowly catch up with their team for a tie. The final result of this one might have to wait until Monday Night also.

Misfits (-1/2) vs. Renegades
What luck. The 'Fitz have scored 787 points to date, but they have lost five straight and are already eliminated from the post season. The Renegades aren't going to be in the playoffs either, so this game will be a future stars matchup - Cutler vs. Addai. That's all either of these two have at this point.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Lightning
The Lightning are on a roll, but this matchup is going to be tough. The teams are even. Their records are even. And Roethlisberger is finally on the bench. I'm not sure what the outcome will be, but we'll know a lot more after tomorrow night's game.

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Marauders
The Brewers got Shaun Alexander back last week, and he was the difference. They now have a paved path to the playoffs. Meanwhile, the Marauders have run into some injuries and bad luck this year and will miss post season play for only their second time in league history. Ahhh, that Clinton Portis. Coach Hoss was doomed even before the season started.

And the game of the week...

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
Coach Skrabby lost for the first time in 15 straight games last week, while Coach Drew ran his own unbeaten streak to 9 games. With a win the 'Morons will take over the top spot in the league and will likely be the top scoring team for the season. Either way, the winner of this matchup will have to deal with the curse of #1.

Good luck this week.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

3FL Notes: S6: Week 12 Preview

With only two weeks to play, half of the playoff spots are still up for grabs. Who will feast this Thanksgiving week? And who will need antacids? There are a lot of great 3FL matchups to watch over the holiday weekend!

Remember that the trade deadline is this Friday. And make sure you set your players for the Thanksgiving Day games before those games start.

Week 11 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Predacons - 76 points

Player MVPs:
LaDanian Tomlinson (RB/SD) - 32 points
Chad Johnson (WR/Cin) - 27 points
Tom Brady (QB/NE) - 26 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 43/66 - 65.15%
League Voting: 39/66 - 59.09%
Yahoo! Projections: 40/66 - 60.61%

Vote early! The polls close at 12:25pm on Thanksgiving afternoon.

Week 12 Information

Thanksgiving Early: Miami Dolphins @ Detroit Lions
Thanksgiving Late: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Dallas Cowboys
Thanksgiving Night: Denver Broncos @ Kansas City Chiefs
Sunday Night: Philadelphia Eagles @ Indianapolis Colts
Monday Night: Green Bay Packers @ Seattle Seahawks

The Comm-nosticator's predictions for week 12:

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Lightning
Coach Thadtotti could use a win to sure up his playoff spot, but the Predacons have some soft matchups this week. It will be fun to watch, though, since the Lightning's management team will be in town for the weekend's games.

ray ray haw (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Coach Hoss was perilously close to the team record for futility last week. His 11 points were second only to Coach Skrabby's 9 points in Season 3, Week 8. Meanwhile, the haw have flown under the radar this year and have already captured a playoff spot. How can I pick against them this week?

The Comfy Chair (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
The Chair have tied a 3FL record with 11 wins this season. They have set the all-time winning streak record as well, getting a victory in 14 straight games (including last year's playoffs). The Vipers do have a shot, but it will be tough for them. Unless Coach Skrabby trades Larry Johnson for their backup kicker.

Misfits (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
The Misfits no longer have any wiggle room. They must win out and have some help from other teams or they will miss the playoffs for the first time since the External Consultant started consulting. With the loss of McNabb and Jordan for the season, things are going to be tough. But watching the Brew Crew add another Monday Night comeback against the 'Fitz would be excruciating.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
The smack talk has already started between these two. This dim-witted matchup is going to be tight, and much of the outcome will be based on the Steelers' game. And whether LaDanian can continue carrying the rest of the 'Bums on his back.

And the game of the week...

Rough Riders (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Although there are really five games that could be the game of the week (yes, they're going to be that good), this twin billing is not to be missed. There are so many intertwined matchups that it really could end up in a tie. The Renegades have had a tough year, though, so the Riders have the edge. Maybe.

Happy Thanksgiving and good luck this week.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

3FL Notes: S6: Week 11 Preview

Now it's getting interesting. Six teams are fighting for three playoff spots with only three weeks to go.

And The Comfy Chair can't seem to stop winning.

Week 10 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Dumbbums - 89 points

Player MVPs:
LaDanian Tomlinson (RB/SD) - 31 points
Chad Johnson (WR/Cin) - 25 points
Carson Palmer (QB/Cin) - 24 points
Philip Rivers (QB/SD) - 24 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 38/60 - 63.33%
League Voting: 36/60 - 60%
Yahoo! Projections: 36/60 - 60%

Note: The Lightning were 6/6 in week 10 voting

Week 11 Information

Sunday Night: San Diego Chargers @ Denver Broncos
Monday Night: New York Giants @ Jacksonville Jaguars

The Comm-nosticator's predictions for week 11:

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Rough Riders
Both of these teams are right in the thick of the playoff race. In fact, this one is going to be closer than you think. If the Riders can switch out --empty-- for an actual Defense, I'm turning this prediction around.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
I was wrong - apparently LaDanian Tomlinson can score thirty+ points every week. This high-flying matchup will be fun to watch. In fact, it might be the game of the week if anyone else in the league cared about the outcome.

Misfits (-1) vs. ray ray haw
If the playoffs started this week, the Misfits would be watching from afar and all the points they have scored would be for nothing. The bright side is that there are still three weeks left for the 'Fitz to claw back into the top eight. Ray ray haw would like nothing better than to put that climb on hold and secure a postseason spot for themselves.

The Comfy Chair (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Wouldn't it be a great story if the Marauders pull out an upset this week and stop the Chair's unprecidented winning streak? Even with Clinton Portis on IR and Brett Favre under center? It would be one bright spot in Coach Hoss' hard luck season, anyway.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Coach Thadtotti is looking to extend his own winning streak to two games. Meanwhile, the Renegades are actually getting better by standing still. If Dominic Rhodes and Torry Holt get hurt they may have a playoff caliber team. Unfortunately, with one more loss they'll be mathematically eliminated from getting there.

And the game of the week...

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
It doesn't get much better than this. Everyone is predicting a tie, and that just might be the case, but the Vipers need a win more than the 'Morons do. We would all be talking about Coach Drew's impressive seven game winning streak if it wasn't for the perfect year of the Chair. Anyway, stay tuned for the Monday Night finale in this one.

Good luck this week.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Trade Deadline

Just a quick reminder - the trade deadline for our league is next Friday, November 24th (the day after Thanksgiving). All trades must be offered and accepted by then.

Not that we'll actually have a trade in the 3FL this year. I just wanted to remind everyone about the official deadline...

Thursday, November 09, 2006

3FL Notes: S6: Week 10 Preview

Last week saw our first tie of the season and our highest team point total so far this year. And The Comfy Chair extended their win streak to a league record 12 games. As in, "the history of the league" record. But will that streak come to an abrubt end this week?

Week 9 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Baltimorons - 107 points

Player MVPs:
LaDanian Tomlinson (RB/SD) - 27 points
Javon Walker (WR/Den) - 27 points
Drew Brees (QB/NO) - 24 points
Damon Huard (QB/KC) - 20 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 35/54 - 64.81%
League Voting: 32/54 - 59.26%
Yahoo! Projections: 31/54 - 57.41%

Week 10 Information

Sunday Night: Chicago Bears @ New York Giants
Monday Night: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Carolina Panthers
Bye weeks are finished for this season

The Comm-nosticator's predictions for week 10:

Predacons (-2) vs. Renegades
I know that the Yahoo! projections are not always right, but this week they are saying that the Preds should just about double the Renegades' score. That might not be too far off.

ray ray haw (-1/2) vs. Rough Riders
Bye weeks are officially over for this year, so that is good news for the Riders - if a Defense actually finds its way into their starting lineup. This matchup will be interesting to watch, as all of the haw's players are finished after the 1:00 pm games. Then we'll watch most of Coach Bev's team attempt to mount a comeback.

Misfits (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
The saving grace of this season will arrive this week if the Misfits can hand the Chair their first loss. But as everyone knows, a high point total doesn't necessarily mean a win for Coach Jules and the ExtC. And Coach Skrabby has been very, very lucky during parts of this record breaking streak.

Baltimorons (-1) vs. Marauders
The 'Morons scored the highest weekly team total of the year last week with Tony Romo at QB. Hey, whatever works. Meanwhile, the Marauders just finished up a come from behind Monday Night thriller just for a tie. With a loss this week, Coach Hoss will face a very difficult road to even make the playoffs.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
The upset special of the week. The Vipers are looking sneaky good for week 10, while the 'Bums have some inflated projections and Santonio Holmes. Plus, LaDanian can't score 3 TDs and have 130 yards rushing every week, can he?

And the game of the week...

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Lightning
I don't know how this one could get any closer. It's going to be fun to watch. The edge goes to the fermented ones; their Defense gets to feast on Tennessee and they don't have a QB complaining about his surgically repaired knee. Plus, the underachieving Lightning have been killing my pick percentage in the past few weeks.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

3FL Notes: S6: Week 9 Preview

There only two ways to gain eligibility into the 3FL. One is being born into the family. The other was figured out recently by the External Consulant to the Misfits. Tim and Julie were engaged to be married (and share ownership of a 3FL team) this past weekend. Congratulations from all of us in the league office!

Plans are already in motion to have the wedding before we start 3FL 2K7. Coincidence? With the way things are playing out for the Misfits this season, I'm not sure...

Week 8 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: The Comfy Chair - 87 points

Player MVPs:
Larry Johnson (RB/KC) - 32 points
LaDanian Tomlinson (RB/SD) - 29 points
Peyton Manning (QB/Ind) - 26 points
Reggie Wayne (WR/Ind) - 26 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 31/48 - 64.58%
League Voting: 28/48 - 58.33%
Yahoo! Projections: 27/48 - 56.25%

Week 9 Information

Sunday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ New England Patriots
Monday Night: Oakland Raiders @ Seattle Seahawks
Bye Week: Arizona, Carolina, NY Jets, Philadelphia

The Comm-nosticator's predictions for week 9:

Lightning (-1/2) vs. ray ray haw
Coach Thadtotti's slick waiver wire pickup may be the difference in what will be a very close game. Plus, the Lightning have more favorable matchups. But can the haw handle watching their hopes for a win on Monday Night disappear again? At least it will be on the big tv.

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
What's wrong with the Marauders? The usually strong team is having a sub-par year, and I just received word that they have fired their Offensive Coordinator. Coach Hoss will now be calling all of the plays. I'm not sure that will be enough against the surprising Vipers this week, but it can't hurt.

The Comfy Chair (-1) vs. Rough Riders
Amazingly enough, Coach Skrabby could officially qualify for the playoffs with a win this week. And more amazingly, he may actually qualify with a loss. Regardless of the outcome, the Riders have been courageous and strong this week. And I'm not even talking about Fantasy Football.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
This matchup will come down to the QB battle on Sunday Night, where Peyton Manning just might break his bad luck against the Pats. If the Ravens defense continues their ridiculous pace, however, this one could go either way.

Dumbbums (-1) vs. Renegades
The 'Bums have stepped up their game and have been scoring an average of 92 points per game for the last three weeks. Even with Roethlisberger at the helm. On the flip side, the Renegades have averaged 51 points per game over the same period. Ouch.

And the game of the week...

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Misfits
With all of the excitement surrounding the Misfits organization this week, it may be easy to forget that the E-A-G-L-E-S are on a bye. And the Misfits are on the edge of the playoff picture. The 'Morons are only interested in continuing their winning streak and talking a little smack. It's going to be a close one.

Good luck this week.