Wednesday, September 09, 2009

3FL Notes: S9: Week 1 Preview

Can the Dumbbums defend the title? Will a new team name lead to success for Coach Bev? Will anyone else sign up for a twitter account? Only the ninth season of the 3FL 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 Titans vs. Steelers game will be locked in whichever lineup position you have them at 8:25pm EDT on Thursday.

Special thanks to Coach Thadtotti, the sultan of the spreadsheet, for running the numbers and crafting our customized schedule. Each team plays its division rivals twice and everyone else once, and we have special rivalry matchups during week 10. Division winners will receive top playoff seeds so inter-division play is very important.

Week 1 Information

Thursday Night: Tennessee Titans @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Sunday Night: Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers
Monday Night Early: Buffalo Bills @ New England Patriots
Monday Night Late: San Diego Chargers @ Oakland Raiders
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...

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. ray ray haw
A good matchup with a twist - no Sunday night or Monday night games. We'll know the result on Sunday at around 7:30pm. The 'Bums have the slightest edge, maybe just because they hold the coveted 3FL trophy.

Spiked Vipers (-1) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Even the return of Tom Brady won't help the Brewers beat SpiVi this week. Well, actually it might, but the WRs and RBs should be the difference.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
This game in intriguing because of the matchups, but both teams will have to stay up late on Monday night to find out who wins. Maybe the Yahoo! predicted tie isn't far from reality.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Lightning
Only the indecision about Pierre Thomas is stopping the Lightning from a good chance at a win this week. It will be fun to watch these two put on a WR show on Monday night, though. Don't assume anything until the Bills and Pats are finished.

Renegades (-1) vs. The Comfy Chair
A 15 point favorite in week one? Unheard of. But the Renegades are hyped to get back into the playoffs after last year's underachievement.

And the game of the week...

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Marauders
This one was iffy until the 'Fitz got their franchise QB back. Actually, it's still iffy, but Monday night should put McNabb's new team ahead for good.

Good Luck in Week 1 and for the rest of Season 9!

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