Thursday, October 27, 2011

3FL Notes: S11: Week 8 Preview

We're already past the halfway point of the regular season! I don't believe it either. Bye weeks have been taking a toll on everyone, but that will be over soon enough. The waiver wire and free agent pool sure are getting a workout.

Week 7 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Dumbbums - 78 points

Player MVPs:
Drew Brees (QB/NO) - 36 points
Arian Foster (RB/Hou) - 28 points
Ben Roethlisberger (QB/Pit) - 25 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 23/42 - 54.76%
League Voting: 23/42 - 54.76%
Yahoo! Projections: 21/42 - 50%

Go vote!

Week 8 Information

Sunday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia Eagles
Monday Night: San Diego Chargers @ Kansas City Chiefs
Bye Week: Falcons, Bears, Packers, Jets, Raiders, Buccaneers

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

Renegades (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
Tom Brady is back from his bye week, and that means the Renegades are back in the favored column. Of course it will probably take Brady having a big day against the Steelers for them to win. Oh, well.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Predacons
This one will be fun to watch. A great matchup is made even better by a Predacons comeback in the making. Too bad their starting RBs are both on a bye and all the matchups favor the footwear.

Misfits, Inc. (-1) vs. Marauders
These two teams are even in the standings, but the Marauders have scored a bunch more points. Not this week, though. The Corporation should take this one relatively easily, with the Eagles/Cowboys game playing a big role in their point total.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Someone has to win. With a combined 3-11 record, things can't be much worse for these two. But both can still make the playoffs with a little luck that starts this week. The Tebow era will begin for the Bolts and the result will come down to their three players on MNF.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
This line should technically be OFF, since both of these teams need to do some add/dropping to field a complete lineup. Will Stafford play? What about Jahvid Best and Andre Johnson? It will be interesting to see who is thought to be expendable from each roster to make room for the bye week fill-ins.

And the game of the week...

ray ray haw (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
It's a shame that this rivalry has to be played during Aaron Rodgers' bye week. Otherwise we'd be set for a tie instead of giving the league-leading haw a slight advantage. Both teams have players in all four time slots, so it won't be over until early Tuesday morning.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

3FL Notes: S11: Week 7 Preview

The torrid start to our season couldn't continue forever. We just witnessed our lowest scoring week of the year, but it may have been the one with the most drama. Two MNF comebacks headlined quite a competitive end of the first round of intra-divisional games.

Week 6 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Spiked Vipers - 77 points

Player MVPs:
Ahmad Bradshaw (RB/NYG) - 24 points
Aaron Rodgers (QB/GB) - 22 points
New York Jets Defense - 22 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 19/36 - 52.78%
League Voting: 20/36 - 55.56%
Yahoo! Projections: 18/36 - 50%

The Yuengling Brewers and the 3FL were 6/6 in week 6 voting.

Go vote!

Week 7 Information

Sunday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ New Orleans Saints
Monday Night: Baltimore Ravens @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Bye Week: Bills, Bengals, Patriots, Giants, Eagles, 49ers

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

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Don't let their records fool you - this one will be a lot more competitive than it looks. The matchups favor the 'Bums and all signs point to a prime time comeback for Coach Coaldog's squad. But, we've said that before...

Spiked Vipers (-2) vs. Renegades
After two straight convincing wins the newlyweds run into a heap of bye week trouble this week. As in six players without games, including Tom Brady. Sorry, but it won't be pretty. Aaron Rodgers might beat them himself.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
The Brew Crew picked all six 3FL games correctly and then stormed back to a win with just over four minutes left in the Monday night game. Not too shabby. And they get a handcuffed FitzCorp team (who before the waiver deadline had seven employees on a bye) this week. But still...

ray ray haw (-1) vs. The Comfy Chair
Man, this week seven bye schedule is killing everyone. The Chair is also sitting six this week because of the bye. Ouch. And Philip Rivers is back for Coach haw, so they won't again see -6 as the total for the QB spot.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Marauders
OK, I lied. The 'Morons don't have a single player on a bye this week. After a couple of consecutive games being the top scoring team in the league, Coach Drew scored the least points last week. But they still remain third in total points for the season. Right behind the Marauders.

And the game of the week...

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
It's been a disappointing campaign for the 'Bolts so far in 2011 and another loss might all but put them out of the playoff picture. The Stompers look to do just that and perhaps it's time for them to be on the right side of a MNF comeback for once. But maybe not.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

3FL Notes: S11: Week 6 Preview

So now all of our teams have at least one win and one loss (or one tie). Last week saw the haw's ten game winning streak come to an end, and the Renegades picked up their first victory of the year.

It also reminded all of us to put things in perspective.

Week 5 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Marauders - 93 points

Player MVPs:
Adrian Peterson (RB/Min) - 24 points
Cam Newton (QB/Car) - 21 points
San Francisco 49ers Defense - 21 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 15/30 - 50%
League Voting: 14/30 - 46.67%
Yahoo! Projections: 15/30 - 50%

Go vote!

Week 6 Information

Sunday Night: Minnesota Vikings @ Chicago Bears
Monday Night: Miami Dolphins @ New York Jets
Bye Week: Cardinals, Broncos, Chiefs, Chargers, Seahawks, Titans

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

Predacons (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
Curtis Painter led the Preds to victory and broke the haw's streak last week. He is no longer on the roster, but they still have a slight edge against the unlucky furniture. Unless this is the week that Vick and the Packer's Defense break out at the same time.

Spiked Vipers (-1) vs. Misfits, Inc.
You'd think that SpiVi would have more than one win this year, I mean with owning Aaron Rodgers and the Steelers Defense. They just might pick up another one this week as their matchups are quite favorable. But don't count out FitzCorp if they choose the right QB.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
The top spot in the East will be determined by this matchup and it's going to be a good one. But first, it's going to require a dip into the free agent pool for a couple of Stompers WRs. If those spots stay blank I'm changing my vote.

Renegades (-1) vs. Lightning
Tom Brady and company gave the Renegades their first win of the season last week, and things are about to get even better. The Lightning have two of their best players on a bye. It won't be pretty, but at least someone will double their win total.

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
These two are hit hard by the bye weeks, with a combined five starters unavailable for this game. Overall, Coach Hoss' team is second in league scoring while the 'Bums are dead last. It doesn't help when you leave Big Ben and his 5 TDs on the bench.

And the game of the week...

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. ray ray haw
How about that 3FL South? The three teams have a combined 12-2-1 record through five weeks of the regular season. And those two losses are because they had to play each other twice. This matchup should continue that trend and be a great one to watch, especially as their Defenses have the final say in prime time.

Good luck this week.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

3FL Notes: S11: Week 5 Preview

A Sunday night comeback, a Monday night comeback, and the continuation of a now double digit winning streak. What else could you ask for in a football weekend? How about a repeat top scoring team and a single player earning 40+ points.

Week 4 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Baltimorons - 98 points

Player MVPs:
Aaron Rodgers (QB/GB) - 43 points (tied for 2nd place all-time)
Baltimore Ravens Defense - 32 points
Cam Newton (QB/Car) - 24 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 11/24 - 45.83%
League Voting: 10/24 - 41.67%
Yahoo! Projections: 11/24 - 45.83%

That's a little better. Go vote!

Week 5 Information

Sunday Night: Green Bay Packers @ Atlanta Falcons
Monday Night: Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions
Bye Week: Ravens, Browns, Cowboys, Dolphins, Rams, Redskins

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

Marauders (-1) vs. The Comfy Chair
Coach Hoss is 0-1 under the new logo, but not for long. The matchups are in their favor and they should cruise to a comeback win early enough on Monday night to get some good sleep.

Spiked Vipers (-1) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Aaron Rodgers scored 43 points for SpiVi last week but they still managed to lose the game. By 9 points. Not this week. That one player total might beat the Brew Crew all by itself.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Lightning
FitzCorp can put a stranglehold on the North Division with a win here. It probably won't even come close to Kyle Orton chipping in for a Bolts comeback on Monday night. You know, scoring 1 point instead of 0.

ray ray haw (-1) vs. Predacons
The haw's winning streak stretched to 10 games last week, and it doesn't look like the Preds will have any way to stop it from continuing. Both of their QBs are on a bye this week. Whoops. Roll on, ray ray haw.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
Can the 'Morons continue their high flying ways? They would have beaten anyone in the league in the past two weeks. But the Stompers are only 7 points behind Coach Drew's league leading total. Look for this to be a close one with a big MNF comeback necessary.

And the game of the week...

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
When I tell people that the team in our league that owns Tom Brady is 0-4 no one can believe it. Heck, I don't believe it either. But that all changes this week. Maybe. It depends which team has more players actually playing in a game.

Good luck this week.