Thursday, October 28, 2010

3FL Notes: S10: Week 8 Preview

Another tie! The Vipers were down 17 points going into MNF but clawed back for the tie with only 40 seconds remaining in the game (thanks to a Jon Kitna TD against the Brewers Defense).

Also this week, the two top scoring players in the league were sitting on a 3FL team's bench instead of contributing to a win. And the third was sitting on the waiver wire.

Week 7 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: ray ray haw - 98 points

Player MVPs:
Carson Palmer (QB/Cin) - 26 points
Eli Manning (QB/NYG) - 24 points
Roddy White (WR/Atl) - 22 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 25/42 - 59.52%
League Voting: 26/42 - 61.90%
Yahoo! Projections: 24/42 - 57.14%

Go vote! On all 6 games!

Week 8 Information

Sunday Night: Pittsburgh Steelers @ New Orleans Saints
Monday Night: Houston Texans @ Indianapolis Colts
Bye Week: Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, NY Giants, Philadelphia

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 8:

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
Someone will double their win total this week. The Marauders look good on paper (if they pencil in a starting QB) but are a defeat away from making it to the 3FL Records page with seven losses in a row. The Vipers earned another tie last week but are putting a lot of pressure on the Saints against the Steelers. Will they get a trick or a treat on Sunday night? (Sorry, I had to do it...)

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
It's possible that Tony Romo won't play again this season. Is Kyle Orton the answer for the Stompers? Only if he can figure out how they can outscore everyone in their division and still end up at the bottom of it. As for the Brewers, last week their bench outscored their starters by 16 points (and two bench players had none). Missing out on a Defense this week could be even worse. And change my vote.

The Comfy Chair (-1) vs. Lighting
This great matchup of two of the top scoring teams in the league won't disappoint. It has four (like you need any more) reasons to watch football on Halloween night. But you must stay up to watch on Monday night, too. The Chair will attempt to rearrange the score while the Bolts can only hope Peyton ate too many fun size candy bars.

ray ray haw (-2) vs. Baltimorons
Speaking of rearranging, the 'Morons need to do some. A lot, actually. Bye week issues, QB issues and injury issues have left their lineup in shambles for the time being. I'm sure things will look better by Sunday, but maybe not. The haw have a bunch of starters on a bye, too, but it's harder to notice.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Could this be our third tie of the year? The 'Bums have played well since the return of their suspended QB, but the Preds have been defying odds (and logic) for a majority of the season. The results will wait until Monday night when Matt Schaub tries to lead another comeback for Coach Sinkerbeam. It's starting to look like MNF is a pretty important game for the league this week...

And the game of the week...

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Renegades
It's the Eagles' bye week so you know what that means - an underpowered FitzCorp. But their waiver wire pick ups seem to fill in better than you might think. They'll be playing from behind on Monday night, but they'll have the slightest of edges because Team Renengaged (get it?) has their QB playing their own Defense. The final score will have to wait until November.

Birthday wishes go out to Coach Haw and Coach Jules this week. Their present is being favored by the Comm-nosticator in this weekend's games. :)

Happy Halloween! And good luck this week.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

3FL Notes: S10: Week 7 Preview

The 'Bums halted their losing streak in convincing fashion by scoring the most points in the league last week. And the 3FL West went undefeated for the second week in a row, this time against the powerhouse 3FL North.

Week 6 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Dumbbums - 75 points

Player MVPs:
Kevin Kolb (QB/Phi) - 22 points
Drew Brees (QB/NO) - 21 points
Ben Roethlisberger (QB/Pit) - 21 points
Jeremy Maclin (WR/Phi) - 19 points
Tony Romo (QB/Dal) - 19 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 21/36 - 58.33%
League Voting: 22/36 - 61.11%
Yahoo! Projections: 21/36 - 58.33%

The Comfy Chair and Dumbbums were 6/6 in week 6 voting.

Week 7 Information

Sunday Night: Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers
Monday Night: New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys
Bye Week: Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, New York Jets

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 7:

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
Four 'Morons are on a bye this week so things are looking a bit thin for them. And four Renegades play in the primetime games. So I'm thinking a comeback is already in the works. And just so everyone knows that picking up a player from waivers is only half the battle. Putting him in your lineup is the other (and most important) half.

Lightning (-1) vs. Misfits, Inc.
The 'Bolts went through a cold front last week but should rebound against the concussed FitzCorp this week. Still, it will be anyone's game until they turn out the lights in Dallas on Monday night. As long as the Corporation picks up a third WR (whether or not he is named Mike Williams).

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
With the Saints playing Cleveland at home this week, things might be ripe for the Vipers to finally break out as a team. Meanwhile the Brewers have been tied to the fate of Chris Johnson and will be again. But this week will all come down to a 2 vs. 2 battle on Monday night. Should be a good one.

ray ray haw (-1) vs. Stiletto Stompers
All signs point to a haw victory, but I'm not so sure. With Arian Foster and Pierre Garcon on a bye this might be a perfect week for the Stompers to steal a win. If they do it will be thanks to an Adrian Peterson comeback on Sunday night.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
The first place and highest scoring team in the 3FL is playing the last place and (almost) lowest scoring team this week. So why are the 'Bums favored in this one? Collie, Tomlinson and Peyton Manning are on a bye, that's why. If it's not this week then it's never.

And the game of the week...

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Marauders
The Marauders are reeling after losing five in a row after a win in week one. They'll have to start a streak in the other direction (and soon) to have any shot at making the playoffs. This could be the week Coach Hoss turns things around since the Preds might not know what to do when they're not a double digit underdog.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

3FL Notes: S10: Week 6 Preview

Last week saw our first Monday night comeback and a bye-week fill-in outscore the rest of the league. Plus the 3FL West was 3-0 against the 3FL South.

And the 'Bums are still without a win after the first five weeks of the season. Big Ben is back on the field this week as Coach Coaldog looks to stop his regular season losing streak before it hits eight games.

Week 5 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Yuengling Brewers - 82 points

Player MVPs:
Shaun Hill (QB/Det) - 22 points
Tony Romo (QB/Dal) - 20 points
Atlanta Falcons Defense - 19 points
Eli Manning (QB/NYG) - 19 points
Ray Rice (RB/Bal) - 19 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 20/30 - 66.67%
League Voting: 19/30 - 63.33%
Yahoo! Projections: 20/30 - 66.67%

Week 6 Information

Sunday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ Washington Redskins
Monday Night: Tennessee Titans @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Bye Week: Arizona, Buffalo, Carolina, Cincinnati

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 6:

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
In this battle of the unfortunate divisional situations, each of these teams has scored over 300 points but is in last place in their respective division. That problem will get worse for one of them after this even matchup. Can a newly acquired Donovan McNabb be the difference?

Lightning (-1) vs. Predacons
Despite being a heavy underdog last week, the Preds somehow pulled out a miraculous MNF comeback after making every wrong decision with their lineup. That won't happen again this week as the 'Bolts should win with defense. The Steelers are facing the Browns in Colt McCoy's first start in the NFL. Ouch.

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
Someone alert the Brew Crew that they have a good chance to win this game if they put a WR into the lineup. Unless you're a 'Morons fan. Then by all means don't. They'll need all the help they can get with LeGarrette Blount getting the start at RB.

The Comfy Chair (-2) vs. Renegades
The Renegades are going to pick up a kicker, right? Ahh, whatever. It's not going to matter anyway, especially with their best player currently undergoing neurological tests. And after last week's low scoring debacle the Chair are poised for a big game.

ray ray haw (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
The Kolb/Vick situation is as difficult for the fans of FitzCorp as it is for fans of the Eagles. It's even worse if you are a fan of both. But the haw aren't worried about that - they might have a QB dilemma of their own after Shaun Hill's amazing bye week plug in performance (just kidding, Tom Brady). This one all comes down to Sunday night when the Misfits go for a comeback.

And the game of the week...

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
With a combined record of 1-8-1, the good news is that one of these two will pick up a win after this game. Roethlisberger is back for the 'Bums but that might not be enough to stop their losing streak. Especially if the Vipers find someone to play RB.

Good luck this week.

Friday, October 08, 2010

3FL Notes: S10: Week 5 Preview

Congratulations go out to the Yuengling Brewers organization as they welcomed a new addition this week! Maybe baby Sarah can remind them to play a Defense that is not on a bye.

One year ago the Dumbbums were the 4-0 and the only undefeated team in the league. This year is exactly the opposite. They are 0-4 and have lost 6 regular season games in a row. What is going on around here?

Week 4 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: The Comfy Chair - 94 points

Player MVPs:
San Diego Chargers Defense - 27 points
Arian Foster (RB/Hou) - 20 points
Antonio Gates (TE/SD) - 19 points
LaDanian Tomlinson (RB/NYJ) - 19 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 16/24 - 66.67%
League Voting: 16/24 - 66.67%
Yahoo! Projections: 16/24 - 66.67%

Go vote! For more than just your own game!

Week 5 Information

Sunday Night: Philadelphia Eagles @ San Francisco 49ers
Monday Night: Minnesota Vikings @ New York Jets
Bye Week: Miami, New England, Pittsburgh, Seattle

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 5:

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Will Matthew Stafford make his 3FL debut? Will a new baby refocus the Brewers or just leave them sleep deprived? Coach Brew forgot to start a Defense last game, but they might actually win without one this week.

The Comfy Chair (-1) vs. Misfits, Inc.
FitzCorp is lucky this matchup didn't happen last weekend; they would've lost by 68 points. But that is why they play the games. Kevin Kolb isn't anyone's choice for QB, but can he lead the underdog against the highest scoring piece of furniture in the league?

Spiked Vipers (-2) vs. Predacons
The Preds have somehow ended up with a .500 record while being the second lowest scoring team in the league. They'll fall below that percentage this week as all of the matchups favor the Saints-heavy Vipers.

ray ray haw (-1/2) vs. Renegades
A great game in the making. This one will be a high scoring affair that could go either way, but only because Tom Brady is on a bye this week. Don't count out a Renegades MNF comeback. Even on a school night.

Lightning (-2) vs. Dumbbums
The Bolts keep piling up points and they are a 22 point favorite this week - just what the 'Bums don't need. Another loss by Coach Coaldog's team will put them in the record books with seven losses in a row, exactly one year after making the list with a nine game winning streak.

And the game of the week...

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
What a great matchup. It will be won or lost in prime time, with four of the Stompers stars playing on Sunday or Monday night. If the 'Morons start players who are actually playing it will be even closer.

Good luck this week.