Thursday, October 30, 2008

3FL Notes: S8: Week 9 Preview

Another team hit the century mark last week while our margins of victory ranged from 1 point to 51 points. And every team is still in the hunt for a postseason spot.

Week 8 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Dumbbums - 102 points

Player MVPs:
Drew Brees (QB/NO) - 23 points
Matt Schaub (QB/Hou) - 23 points
Philip Rivers (QB/SD) - 22 points
Brian Westbrook (RB/Phi) - 22 points

Predictions Tally

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

Go vote!

Week 9 Information

Sunday Night: New England Patriots @ Indianapolis Colts
Monday Night: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Washington Redskins
Bye Week: Carolina, New Orleans, San Diego, San Francisco

The Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 9:

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Rough Riders
Don't look now, but our only twin billing (sorry) this year just might be the upset special of the week. Coach Val has a decision to make regarding the waiver wire - drop quality players for bye week fill-ins or leave the spots empty and hope for the best against Coach Bev's Riders. The whole league is waiting on the decision...

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Predacons
These two teams seem to be going in opposite directions. And the 'Bums can continue the trend and leap ahead of the Preds with a victory here. Even with G.Frerotte at QB.

Spiked Vipers (-1) vs. Lightning
This year's kings of the close game will be looking for more of a cushion this week against the underachieving Bolts. And with Warner and the Chicago D back in action, it looks like they may have a chance to pad their place at the top of the standings.

Marauders (-1) vs. The Comfy Chair
Speaking of a cushion, Coach Hoss is looking for a seat on the Chair this week. His Marauders are on a win streak as Coach Skrabby's team is heading in the other direction. Both of those trends will continue...

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
Lately it seems like many businesses, including our own FitzCorp, have seen a decline in market value in the past few weeks. With two straight losses the 'Morons have even leapfrogged them in the standings. But I have a feeling that stocks might be ready for a rebound. Especially if Hines can outscore Mewelde on MNF.

And the game of the week...

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. ray ray haw
What has happened to the haw? After being voted the preseason co-favorite to win SuperBowl VII, Coach Haw's team will have twice as many losses as wins with a defeat this week. And with Brees and Tomlinson on a bye it looks like the Brew Crew just might extend their win streak to four.

Happy Halloween and good luck this week!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

3FL Notes: S8: Week 8 Preview

A new team now sits atop the 3FL and half of the league is separated by only one game in the standings. It should be an interesting run to the playoffs...

Week 7 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Yuengling Brewers - 98 points

Player MVPs:
Steven Jackson (RB/StL) - 26 points
LenDale White (RB/Ten) - 25 points
Chicago Bears Defense - 22 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 27/42 - 64.29%
League Voting: 24/42 - 57.14%
Yahoo! Projections: 23/42 - 54.76%

Go vote!

Week 8 Information

Sunday Night: Tampa Bay Rays @ Philadelphia Phillies
Monday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans
Bye Week: Chicago, Denver, Green Bay, Minnesota

The Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 8:

Renegades (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
Their even records and almost even point totals aside, the winner of this game will have the upper hand in the fight for the playoffs. More importantly, the loser will not. But no matter what happens it won't be T.Romo's fault.

Yuengling Brewers (-1) vs. Rough Riders
The Brew Crew came out of nowhere last week and almost put 100 points on the board. They might not reach that total again, but they do get some favorable matchups against the bye week affected Riders.

Misfits, Inc. (-1) vs. Dumbbums
And through the 'Bums revolving door of QBs steps...Matt Cassel! Maybe he can turn the four game losing streak around. But with McNabb back on the field for FitzCorp, I wouldn't count on it.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The new league leader looks to stay on top with a win in this even matchup. Most likely SpiVi will start the wrong QB and the Preds will start the wrong RBs, so things will really be decided by the arm of P.Manning on Monday night. How many TDs will he throw to the Vipers' D.Clark?

ray ray haw (-1) vs. Baltimorons
With the 'Morons starting QB, TE, and K on a bye, the haw should have a low stress weekend that ends with a win. Unless they put in a performance like last week. 29 points isn't going to cut it against the other team with two championships.

And the game of the week...

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Lightning
Both of these teams are coming off of solid wins last week, but only one will continue the trend. It's Eli vs. Ben in the NFL and the 3FL on Sunday afternoon. But more interesting will be watching Coach Thad's team try to fire up a MNF comeback.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

3FL Notes: S8: Week 7 Preview

Are you kidding me? The Dumbbums were tied with the Vipers going into Monday night. All they needed to pick up a win was for their Defense (the undefeated, reigning NFL Super Bowl champion New York Giants) to score one point against the lowly Cleveland Browns.

They ended up with -1 point and a loss for Coach Coaldog.

Week 6 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Teams:
Misfits/Predacons - 72 points

Player MVPs:
Drew Brees (QB/NO) - 24 points
Peyton Manning (QB/Ind) - 23 points
Tony Romo (QB/Dal) - 22 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 23/36 - 63.89%
League Voting: 20/36 - 55.56%
Yahoo! Projections: 19/36 - 52.78%

The Yuengling Brewers were 6/6 in week 6 voting.

Go vote!

Week 7 Information

Sunday Night: Seattle Seahawks @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Monday Night: Denver Broncos @ New England Patriots
Bye Week: Arizona, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Philadelphia

The Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 7:

Yuengling Brewers (-1) vs. The Comfy Chair
These two teams are evenly matched - right down to their records and points scored this season. But not this week. The matchups give the Brewers a huge advantage. Then again, B.Favre is going up against Oakland...

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Preds have gone a quiet 5-1 in the first six weeks of the season, but it looks like they'll pick up a second loss against Coach Hoss and his top notch RBs. It's just a shame that Big Ben will be the one to bring the hammer down.

ray ray haw (-1) vs. Rough Riders
The haw are finally clicking on all cylinders and starting to live up to the preseason hype. The Riders are still reeling from the week 1 injury of T.Brady and some bad luck. Which continues...

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Both of these teams have been tough to figure out this year, so we can only imagine what will happen when go head-to-head. It will be close all weekend and will only be decided with a comeback by Denver's defense on Monday night.

Misfits, Inc. (-1) vs. Spiked Vipers
It's the backup QB game. With K.Warner on a bye this week, will SpiVi jump on the J.Russell bandwagon? There is some room. And A.Rogers is finally starting for the Corp. this weekend after holding the clipboard for the first half of the season. He's done that before.

And the game of the week...

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
After the disappointing defeat last Monday night, things don't get any easier for the 'Bums against the rival 'Morons. And with Coach Drew's QB and RB active this Monday night, a last minute loss could be in the works again. That would be tough to take.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

3FL Notes: S8: Week 6 Preview

Last week's Game of the Week ended in a tie (kind of like I said). That should make things interesting as we get closer to the playoffs. Can you believe we're already more than one third of the way through the regular season?

Week 5 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Teams:
Marauders/Predacons - 75 points

Player MVPs:
Ben Roethlisberger (QB/Pit) - 22 points
Brandon Jacobs (RB/NYG) - 18 points
Kyle Orton (QB/Chi) - 18 points
Chicago Bears Defense - 18 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 18/30 - 60%
League Voting: 16/30 - 53.33%
Yahoo! Projections: 15/30 - 50%

Go vote!

Week 6 Information

Sunday Night: New England Patriots @ San Diego Chargers
Monday Night: New York Giants @ Cleveland Browns
Bye Week: Buffalo, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Tennessee

The Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 6:

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
It seems like most of the players on both of these teams have favorable matchups this week. It will all come down to the Giants offense on MNF. Coach Thad will have a reason to stay up late and watch again. Coach Brew will be asleep before kickoff.

Baltimorons (-1) vs. Rough Riders
It's a little difficult to predict a winner on Thursday when neither coach is going to set their lineup before Sunday morning. I'll have to go with the team that has J.Cutler and T.O. already active...

ray ray haw (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
Both teams' QBs will be feasting on defenseless defenses this week, but the meatiest dish will come on Sunday night, when two players from each team will be active. It will all be over before Monday morning - but who will need the Pepto-Bismol?

Misfits, Inc (-1) vs. Marauders
Both of these teams are playing well coming into week 6, but that could change if Coach Hoss continues his recent laissez-faire management style. The Marauders could use a full complement of players and a little luck against the #1 team in the league.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
SpiVi scored one point last Monday night to turn a loss into a tie. They will be looking for a win this week against the heavily injured 'Bums, who come into the week with a facial fracture, a strained elbow, and a couple of broken ribs. And that's just in the starting lineup.

And the game of the week...

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Renegades
This one will be decided by which two RBs Coach Sinkerbeam decides to start; we already know what T.Romo can do. And for the first time this year the Preds don't have an active player in either of the prime time games - they'll just have to wait and see if the Renegades can make a comeback.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

3FL Notes: S8: Week 5 Preview

And just like that the streak records are safe. In one week we saw all three undefeated teams lose and all three winless teams earn a victory. It has evened things out quite a bit and proved once again that anything can happen in the 3FL.

Week 4 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Teams:
ray ray haw/The Comfy Chair - 80 points

Player MVPs:
Brett Favre (QB/NYJ) - 39 points
Drew Brees (QB/NO) - 23 points
Laveranues Coles (WR/NYJ) - 23 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 14/24 - 58.33%
League Voting: 12/24 - 50%
Yahoo! Projections: 11/24 - 45.83%

Go vote!

Week 5 Information

Sunday Night: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Monday Night: Minnesota Vikings @ New Orleans Saints
Bye Week: Cleveland, New York Jets, Oakland, St. Louis

The Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 5:

ray ray haw (-1) vs. Lightning
Last week the haw tied for most points scored for the week while the Bolts tied for the fifth fewest points ever scored in one 3FL week. Don't expect the same extreme totals, but the overall results should end up the same.

The Comfy Chair (-1/2) vs. Rough Riders
Both of these teams are riding one week winning streaks, but only one will double that total. The Chair has the best chance to do so - but the real odds may change if the Riders' final starting roster does. Check back again on Sunday morning...

Predacons (-1) vs. Yuengling Brewers
The Preds look to get back on track with Peyton back in charge of the ship and a clown car full of RBs to pick from. The Brew crew surprised a lot of people with their win last week, but don't be surprised if this one ends up going down to the MNF wire.

Misfits, Inc. (-1) vs. Renegades
Coach Tim-A said in his weekly presser that Aaron Rogers is the starter for now. We'll see how he feels just before gametime - especially with the Philly Defense starting for the Renegades. Either way, it looks like a big week is in store for a co-managed team.

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
The 'Bums have a lot of question marks in the starting lineup. And by question marks, I mean guys that may be watching the games from the sidelines in a team logo hoodie. Look for the Marauders to come back in a big way after the 1pm games are over.

And the game of the week...

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
Looks like we might have our first tie of the year when these two battle in the GotW. We have the QB from one team throwing to the WR from the other, and the Defense of one team playing against the RB of the other. All I know is that it's going to be a fun matchup to watch...

Good luck this week.