Friday, October 30, 2009

3FL Notes: S9: Week 8 Preview

The Stiletto Stompers are back atop the 3FL standings after a stunning Monday night comeback. You'd think that scoring more than 100 points would assure a victory, but you'd be wrong.

Sorry, Comfy Chair.

Week 7 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Stiletto Stompers - 110 points

Player MVPs:
Tony Romo (QB/Dal) - 25 points
Philip Rivers (QB/SD) - 23 points
Aaron Rodgers (QB/GB) - 23 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 28/42 - 66.67%
League Voting: 21/42 - 50%
Yahoo! Projections: 20/42 - 47.62%

Go vote!

Week 8 Information

Sunday Night: No Game - World Series
Monday Night: Atlanta Falcons @ New Orleans Saints
Bye Week: Cincinnati, Kansas City, New England, Pittsburgh,
Tampa Bay, Washington

The Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 8:

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
The Stompers are hit hard by byes this week, although they still have Peyton Manning and Maurice Jones-Drew. No WRs though. The Baltimorons need to capitalize on the opportunity if they want to make any headway in the competitive 3FL South.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Renegades
The 'Fitz have been rolling this year and their only possible stumbling block this week could be McNabb vs. the Giants. The Carolina/Arizona game will be important, with Kurt Warner will putting up a bunch of points for the Renegades. But the waiver wire pickup Cardinals Defense by the Misfits will decide this one.

The Comfy Chair (-1) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Yes, the Beermen have Tom Brady, but he is on a bye this week along with most of the rest of Coach Brew's team. Will they just take a loss or drop some good players to fill in the starting lineup? I guarantee that if the Chair scores 102 points this week they will get a victory.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
We know what will happen. The Preds will score their usual average amount of points and then everyone will wait and see if the Vipers (and half of the New Orleans Saints) can make a comeback on MNF. Don't be surprised if they do.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Marauders
As of right now I have no idea who will win this game. I think whichever coach fills in his lineup with appropriate players will get the nod. Brandon Marshall on the bench? Jeff Reed on a bye but in the starting lineup? Maybe no one wants the win.

And the game of the week...

Lightning (-1/2) vs. ray ray haw
This one is even right down the line of matchups - it should be competitive from Sunday at 1pm all the way through Monday night. Crank up the StatTracker and get ready for a battle. Everyone is going to be tired on Tuesday morning.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

3FL Notes: S9: Week 7 Preview

Wow. We were about due for a high-flying week and the league delivered. Our 12 teams scored 853 points (the second highest weekly total of all time) and we saw a team and a player write their names in the record books.

The regular season is only half finished. What will we see next?

Week 6 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Yuengling Brewers - 119 points*

Player MVPs:
Tom Brady (QB/NE) - 43 points‡
Drew Brees (QB/NO) - 31 points
Matt Schaub (QB/Hou) - 29 points

*4th highest weekly team total in 3FL history
‡Tied for most weekly individual player points in 3FL history

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 24/36 - 66.67%
League Voting: 19/36 - 52.78%
Yahoo! Projections: 17/36 - 47.22%

Go vote! 11/12 teams voted again last week. C'mon, Marauders...

Week 7 Information

Sunday Night: Arizona Diamondbacks @ New York Yankees
Monday Night: Philadelphia Phillies @ Washington Nationals
Bye Week: Baltimore, Denver, Detroit, Jacksonville, Seattle, Tennessee

The Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 7:

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Predacons
What's happening with the Preds? After a great start to the season they have lost three in a row. And the Lightning have been surprising opponents left and right, but it won't be a surprise if they win this week.

Misfits, Inc. (-1) vs. ray ray haw
Both the 'Fitz and the Eagles are looking to rebound from last week's tough losses. This battle should be a good one, but we'll have to wait until McNabb leads Philly on MNF to find out who wins. They play the Redskins, so it should be an easy victory for both of Coach Tim-A's teams. Err...

Stiletto Stompers (-1) vs. The Comfy Chair
No shoes on the furniture. The Stompers have been galloping their way to a great first six weeks and they sit atop the 3FL North. They are looking tough this week, but it doesn't hurt that the Chair are starting three WRs that don't even start on their NFL teams.

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Both of these teams are better than their records indicate, but the Renegades have had a little more bad luck. It's going to be a tight matchup. Coach Hoss mentioned in his weekly press conference that Jeff Reed will indeed be the starting kicker for the Marauders this week while he and his staff gather evidence about last week's incident.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
The Steve Smiths get to play against each other this week! Even matchups, even teams and even streaks (although in the opposite direction) make this a great one to watch. If the Vipers were smart they'd pick up whoever runs back kicks for Indianapolis.

And the game of the week...

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
How interesting - the Brewers scored a ton of points last week but the 'Bums have only lost one game in the past 11 weeks. And they have a combined five players going on MNF. The season's first tie, anyone?

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

3FL Notes: S9: Week 6 Preview

That's why they play the games. The Renegades outscored the rest of the league and defeated the defending champion Dumbbums to earn their first victory. Coach Coaldog's winning streak was stopped at nine games.

Week 5 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Renegades - 93 points

Player MVPs:
Donovan McNabb (QB/Phi) - 24 points
Peyton Manning (QB/Ind) - 22 points
Matt Ryan (QB/Atl) - 22 points
Roddy White (WR/Atl) - 22 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 19/30 - 63.33%
League Voting: 16/30 - 53.33%
Yahoo! Projections: 15/30 - 50%

Go vote!

Week 6 Information

Sunday Night: Chicago Bears @ Atlanta Falcons
Monday Night: Denver Broncos @ San Diego Chargers
Bye Week: Dallas, Indianapolis, Miami, San Francisco

The Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 6:

Marauders (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
Too close to call. How about this - if Calvin Johnson plays a full game the Marauders will win. If not, the nod goes to the Chair. Either way, each team has two Steelers starting, so maybe we should just sit back and watch the game...

Stiletto Stompers (-1) vs. Predacons
These two teams have been mirroring each other since the beginning of the year. Both won their first three and lost their last two. But the Stompers soft matchups will have them back to their winning ways this week and have the Preds drop to .500.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Wow, what a matchup. Our top two teams in in the standings share the best record in the league and are the top two in points scored as well. Their battle this week will have us waiting until the very end of MNF to see which of the dueling WRs brings home the win for his team.

Yuengling Brewers (-1) vs. Baltimorons
The Brewers looked good last week and they'll try to build on that win, but the 'Morons can't afford to start 2-4 in their tough division. Tom Brady tips the scales toward the Brew Crew and should live up to his predicted points. If not it's anyone's game.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Renegades
The Bolts have been hit or miss so far this year, and this week should be no different. Will LT score 2 TDs or end up with zero points? The Renegades will try to carry last week's momentum into this week, but I think Sunday night in Atlanta will give the Lightning just enough points.

And the game of the week...

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. ray ray haw
This father/son matchup will be a close one. And their defenses are playing each other, so that's kind of cool. SpiVi should be able to put up some points and then weather the Sunday night storm for a victory - although Matt Ryan is playing at home, indoors and in prime time...

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

3FL Notes: S9: Week 5 Preview

The 'Bums stand alone. After a crazy week, only Coach Coaldog's team remains undefeated. His winning streak has reached nine games.

Week 4 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Misfits, Inc. - 97 points

Player MVPs:
New Orleans Saints Defense - 28 points
Rashard Mendenhall (RB/Pit) - 21 points
Phillip Rivers (QB/SD) - 21 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 17/24 - 70.83%
League Voting: 13/24 - 54.17%
Yahoo! Projections: 12/24 - 50%

Go vote! We had all but one team vote on the games last week. Looking for all twelve this week!

Week 5 Information

Sunday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans
Monday Night: New York Jets @ Miami Dolphins
Bye Week: Chicago, Green Bay, New Orleans, San Diego

The Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 5:

Marauders (-1) vs. Yuengling Brewers
It appears that Tom Brady no longer has shoulders that can carry an entire fantasy team. But with Roethlisberger going up against Detroit, he just might do that for Coach Hoss.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
Earth to the 'Morons. It's tough to pick a favorite when half of your team is on a bye. Still, it would be easier if the Chair's five man bench didn't outscore his entire starting lineup last week. While two of his bench players were on a bye! If Coach Drew doesn't start a full roster I'm changing my prediction...

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
Coach Bev lost for the first time last week, but she has three players with double digit projected points this week. The Vipers have both Dallas RBs in his starting lineup and four total players in the Dallas/Kansas City game. They'd better hope it's a high scoring affair.

Dumbbums (-1) vs. Renegades
Our only undefeated team takes on our only winless team this week. Plus the 'Bums are on a nine game winning streak and the Renegades have lost five in a row (stretching back to last season). You may think this one is already over, but the Renegades are going to put up a fight. Can Coach Coaldog hold off a prime time comeback?

ray ray haw (-1) vs. Predacons
The Preds had six players on a bye this week, which doesn't add up to a full starting roster. The haw have some favorable matchups and no one on a bye - they just needs to choose who will play and whose points will be left on the bench.

And the game of the week...

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Lightning
What a great battle between two 3-1 teams. The 'Fitz have a slight edge if McNabb is actually all-the-way healthy. It's just a shame that Jay Cutler is on a bye - it would make this matchup even better.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

3FL Notes: S9: Week 4 Preview

Three undefeated teams remain, but not for long - two of them play each other this week. This is also the first of the NFL bye weeks, when coaching and personnel decisions become more important. Someone warn the waiver wire that things are going to get hectic...

Week 3 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: S.Stompers/Y.Brewers - 75 points

Player MVPs:
Peyton Manning (QB/Ind) - 29 points
Maurice Jones-Drew (RB/Jax) - 24 points
Aaron Rodgers (QB/GB) - 24 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 15/18 - 83.33%
League Voting: 11/18 - 61.11%
Yahoo! Projections: 10/18 - 55.56%

Go vote!

Week 4 Information

Sunday Night: San Diego Chargers @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Monday Night: Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings
Bye Week: Arizona, Atlanta, Carolina, Philadelphia

The Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 4:

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Both are undefeated but only one can remain so. The 'Bums are riding an eight game winning streak into this weekend, but the Predacons look to have the matchups in their favor. The prime time games will weigh heavily on the outcome.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
Coach Bev is 3-0 and atop the 3FL at the moment. The 'Fitz won't make it easy for her to go to 4-0, but the bye week will definitely hit the Corp harder. Plus, there's Willie Parker's toe.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
The Brew Crew held off a Monday night comeback last week only because they also had players in prime time. Not this time. Of course, Brady is playing the Ravens while Cutler gets the Lions, so this game might be over before MNF even begins.

ray ray haw (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
Neither of these two former champions is off to a great start. And with the bye weeks a factor for both, we'll just have to wait and see which set of backups and newly acquired players pulls his team to .500.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Marauders
The Marauders have yet to win a game. I'm not sure that changes this week against Drew Brees and the Vipers. The Roethlisberger/Ward/Reed angle on Sunday night will be fun, though.

And the game of the week...

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
The Renegades have to win a game at some point, so why not this week with a backup QB? Coach Val will put up a bunch of points and then hope that the Steelers don't let the 'Morons mount a comeback. And then hope that Aaron Rodgers throws all of his TDs to Donald Driver.

Good luck this week.