Thursday, September 27, 2007

3FL Notes: S7: Week 4 Preview

Only one unbeaten and one winless team remain. But story of the week was the significant toll that injuries took on the league.

Ouch and ouch.

Week 3 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Misfits, Inc. - 110 points

Player MVPs:

Ronnie Brown (RB/Mia) - 29 points
Kevin Curtis (WR/Phi) - 29 points
Donovan McNabb (QB/Phi) - 29 points
Tom Brady (QB/NE) - 28 points
Brian Westbrook (RB/Phi) - 28 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 9/18 - 50%
League Voting: 10/18 - 55.56%
Yahoo! Projections: 9/18 - 50%

Go vote.

Week 4 Information

Sunday Night: Philadelphia Eagles @ New York Giants
Monday Night: New England Patriots @ Cincinnati Bengals
Bye Week: Jacksonville, New Orleans, Tennessee, Washington

The Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 4:

Marauders (-1) vs. Rough Riders
The Marauders have done the opposite of my prediction every week so far this season. Not this week. They actually have players to fill in their bye week holes.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
Will Plaxico play? Will Peyton pick up the slack from having two Browns WRs start against the Ravens? All I know is that the Vipers will be within striking distance on Monday night.

Misfits (-1) vs. ray ray haw
The haw lost two RBs to injury last week - one for this week and one for the season. Meanwhile, the 'Fits topped the century mark and are looking as potent as ever. The newlyweds have a good shot at reaching triple digits again this week.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
I'm not projecting a tie, but this game could definitely end up in one. The Bolts have scored one more point than the Balts in 2007, but have earned one less win (and one more loss). A Tom Brady comeback would even things up nicely.

Yuengling Brewers (-1) vs. Renegades
Marc Bulger has broken ribs, Isaac Bruce is old, and Clinton Portis is on a bye; the Renegades seem to be slowing down after a great start to the season. Plus, the Brewers have some new help in the Coaches' box.

And the game of the week...

Predacons (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
With a combined 1-5 record, these two will be in for a great game. Great meaning close, not high scoring or exciting. At least Drew Brees can't score -6 points during his bye week.

Good luck this week.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

New Assistant Coach Named

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Office of the Commissioner would like to officially announce the newest addition to the coaching staff of the Yuengling Brewers.

William Albertus was born last last Thursday to Coach and Mrs. Brew. Apparently he needed a little extra time before our trade deadline to get a few deals in the works.


3FL Standings (after S7: Week 3)

Thursday, September 20, 2007

3FL Notes: S7: Week 3 Preview

Isn't this interesting - after 2 weeks of play last year, The Comfy Chair and the Predacons were unbeaten and leading the league. At the same point this season they are both winless and occupying the bottom two spots. Meanwhile, last year's last place finishers are undefeated and sitting at #1 and #2.

Week 2 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Yuengling Brewers - 96 points

Player MVPs:
Carson Palmer (QB/Cin) - 40 points
Steve Smith (WR/Car) - 25 points
Chad Johnson (WR/Cin) - 22 points
Minnesota Vikings Defense - 22 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 5/12 - 41.67%
League Voting: 7/12 - 58.33%
Yahoo! Projections: 4/12 - 33.33%

Go vote.

Week 3 Information

Sunday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ Chicago Bears
Monday Night: Tennessee Titans @ New Orleans Saints
Bye Week: None until week 4

The Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 3:

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Peyton Manning is ready to personally hand the Renegades their first loss. Unless he has his usual tough time against the Texans.

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Which Marauders team will show up this week? The one that does the opposite of my prediction, most likely.

ray ray haw (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Preds players will be finished at around 7:30pm on Sunday. The haw have more than half of their players starting games after that time. And then the Preds will really be finished. And by finished, I mean 0-3.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
Maybe the Chair will be on the other side of a Monday Night comeback this week. But not if the Bums high-flying WR corps has anything to say about it.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Rough Riders
The 'Morons have scored 50% more points than the Riders this season, but both teams are 1-1. Not for long. I just want to know why are they both heads instead of helmets?

And the game of the week...

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Lightning
The Lightning have a chance to keep this one close against the Misfits and their favorable RB matchups. Me picking against them can't hurt, either. You're welcome, Coach Thadtotti.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

3FL Notes: S7: Week 2 Preview

I told you the first week was the toughest to predict. Upsets were the rule of week 1, with more than half of the league's underdogs earning their first win. And it's only going to get more exciting from here...

Week 1 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Dumbbums - 91 points

Player MVPs:
Tony Romo (QB/Dal) - 34 points
Minnesota Vikings Defense - 28 points
Ben Roethlisberger (QB/Pit) - 27 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 2/6 - 33.33%
League Voting: 2/6 - 33.33%
Yahoo! Projections: 2/6 - 33.33%

You have until Sunday @ 12:55pm to vote this week.

Week 2 Information

Sunday Night: San Diego Chargers @ New England Patriots
Monday Night: Washington Redskins @ Philadelphia Eagles
Bye Week: None until week 4

The Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 2:

ray ray haw (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Well, this one will be close. Especially if the haw's #1 pick scores more than -2 points. Either way, they'll both have a good reason to watch football on Monday night.

The Comfy Chair (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Last year, Coach Skrabby started the season with 11 straight wins. This year, he starts the season in last place with only 27 points. But his matchups look good against the surprising Renegades.

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Rough Riders
This one really depends on the Steelers. The Defense will play well, but Big Ben will not throw 4 TDs every week. Not that most of the league would mind...

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Lightning
After a disappointing first week, at least one of these teams will end up 1-1 following this game. The slight edge goes to the Preds, since the Lightning have a track record of bad luck and a high scoring bench.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
Could this be a SuperBowl preview? Maybe - both of these teams appear stacked going into the second week of the season. But Tony Romo can't score that many points again, right?

And the game of the week...

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
Is it too early to jump on the Marauders' bandwagon? A lot of points will be scored in this game, but the matchups seem to favor Coach Hoss. Unless the Vipers' waiver wire pickup tips the scales.

Good luck this week.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

3FL Notes: S7: Week 1 Preview

Can the Baltimorons defend the title? Will The Comfy Chair lose a game before week 12? Are the Predacons finally going to miss the playoffs? Only the 3FL season will have the answers...

It all starts on Thursday night!
Remember to have your starting lineups set 5 minutes before the games start this week. Any players in the Saints vs. Colts game will be locked in whichever lineup position you have them at 8:25pm EDT on Thursday.

Voting is back!
You can once again vote on who YOU think will win each 3FL game. All votes need to be in before the Thursday night game, so vote soon. It won’t take you long. I'll keep a tally again this year and we can see how the predictions turn out.

Week 1 Information

Thursday Night: New Orleans Saints @ Indianapolis Colts
Sunday Night: New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys
Monday Night Early: Baltimore Ravens @ Cincinnati Bengals
Monday Night Late: Arizona Cardinals @ San Francisco 49ers
Bye Week: None until week 4

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 1:
The first week is always the toughest to predict, but here goes...

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
First, allow me to proudly announce to the league that the Brewers organization is expecting a brand new microbrew this season. Rob's wife is pregnant and due right around the 3FL trade deadline. If you look in the sidebar to the right you'll see a new link to giblet's blog, which is all about their new addition. Unfortunately, this won't help his team against the defending champs this week.

Misfits, Inc. (-1) vs. Predacons
Although this matchup will be closer than the Misfits are anticipating, the #1 pick in the draft will show everyone why he was chosen first. The Preds are holding out a few starters for a Monday night comeback, though. One point victory, anyone?

The Comfy Chair (-1) vs. Marauders
I took a little bit of heat for the draft grade I gave to the Marauders. Don't get me wrong, I do think that they can be a force to be reconed with. Just not in week one.

Spiked Vipers (-2) vs. Rough Riders
The Vipers selected Peyton Manning with their first draft pick. The Riders selected Ben Roethlisberger. That's about all you need to know for this one.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Willie Parker gets to play against the Browns this week. That's good news for the Lightning and bad news for last year's runner up. Plus, Jon Kitna will be throwing INTs to Coach Thadtotti's Defense.

And the game of the week...

ray ray haw (-1/2) vs. Renegades
These teams look to be evenly matched, but I'll give the nod to the haw and the Chicago Defense. Stay tuned for Thursday night - it could make or break either team.

Good Luck in Week 1 and for the rest of Season 7!

Go vote...