Wednesday, December 06, 2006

3FL Notes: S6: Week 14 (Quarterfinals) Preview

The playoffs are here! Congratulations to the Yuengling Brewers for officially clinching the final spot.

There are two things to remember for this week.

First, everyone who qualified for the playoffs will play in each of the next three weeks. Even if you lose in week 14, the final standings are still up for grabs in the consolation bracket, so make sure you have a lineup set from now through the end of the postseason.

Second, and more importantly, ROSTERS WILL LOCK AT 12:55pm THIS SUNDAY, December 10th. You will not be able to add/drop after this time. Make sure your team is ready for the playoffs before then.

And don't forget that all remaining weeks start with a Thursday Night NFL game.

Week 13 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Marauders - 90 points

Player MVPs:
Reggie Bush (RB/NO) - 31 points
Chicago Bears Defense - 25 points
Jeff Garcia (QB/Phi) - 24 points

Regular Season Final Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 46/78 - 58.97%
League Voting: 43/78 - 55.13%
Yahoo! Projections: 42/78 - 53.85%

Vote early! Voting is up and running for the playoffs and the polls close at 7:55pm on Thursday evening.

Week 14 Information

Thursday Night: Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Sunday Night: New Orleans Saints @ Dallas Cowboys
Monday Night: Chicago Bears @ St. Louis Rams

The Comm-nosticator is finished for the year, but game previews are not...

#1 The Comfy Chair vs. #8 Yuengling Brewers
Did you know that in the history of the 3FL, the top seed in the playoffs has lost in the first round four out of five times? And did you also know that the top seed has never won a championship? Hence of the talk about the curse of the #1 seed. We’ll see if history repeats itself in this rematch of last year's SuperBowl. It should be a nailbiter, right down to the Monday Night game.

#2 Baltimorons vs. #7 Lightning
The Lightning have surprised a lot of people this year, and they are riding high after winning three of their last four games. The 'Morons have been in second place for a majority of the season and have won nine of their last ten. The outcome will be determined by the playcalling of the Bengals and Cowboys and whether they choose to run or throw for TDs. And whether the Bears can run or throw at all.

#3 Predacons vs. #6 Spiked Vipers
Coach Sinkerbeam's team has qualified for the playoffs in every 3FL season so far, and no other team can make that claim. But none of those opportunities has resulted in a championship. Two years ago the lower seeded Predacons knocked off the high flying Vipers in a stunning first round upset. Could this game be revenge? With some tough matchups for the Preds it's a strong possibility.

#4 ray ray haw vs. #5 Dumbbums
Both of these teams have been hard to label this year. Each has had ups and downs, good weeks and bad, and this matchup will be a good one. Almost half of the 'Bums starting lineup play for the Steelers, so that might be a problem. Oh, wait. They're playing Cleveland. Nevermind. Wouldn't it be terrible if the haw's former Pittsburgh Defense ends up as the foundation for a Dumbbums win? Of course, the opposite might happen instead.

Good luck this week. The coveted trophy is only three wins away!

1 comment:

  1. I just want to thank you for what you do on this blog. This is the first year I've really kept up with the teams and I have enjoyed checking out scores and your comments. It's kinda cool how this league keeps this spread out family so close. So, thank you again.

    Aunt 'Nita