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.


  1. For the past two weeks all of your predictions have been Team 1 (-1/2) Team 2. Do you really expect these games to be this close; or do you have little confidence in your picks. For example, Spi Vi vs. Renegades should be at least (-1).

    Also, thanks for not picking me. League voting, however, is better than .500 now; so maybe I do need their votes.

    Finally, last year, none of the top two or bottom two teams after week 2 won the championship. I'm happy being somewhere in the middle (near the top) for now.

    PS. Look forward to periodic spreadsheet geek analysis of projected, optimal and actual standings, including some fun awards.

  2. Yes, I expect them to be that close. Plus, you can't lose a picked game with half of a point subtracted from the winner's score, but you can lose (or tie) with one point or more.

    I need all the help I can get with picks this year...