Thursday, October 31, 2013

3FL Notes: S13: Week 9 Preview

Three primetime comebacks highlighted another crazy week in the 3FL. Don't look now, but we've got another six NFL teams on a bye this week. It should be interesting as the first game starts just after Trick-or-Treating ends on Halloween night!

As a side note, this is our 300th blog post. Thanks for visiting and I hope you've been entertained over these past 7+ years.

Week 8 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Lightning - 104 points

Player MVPs:
Drew Brees (QB/NO) - 36 points
Cam Newton (QB/Car) - 24 points
Colin Kaepernick (QB/SF) - 23 points
Peyton Manning (QB/Den) - 23 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 31/48 - 64.58%
League Voting: 26/48 - 54.17%
Yahoo! Projections: 31/48 - 64.58%

Coach Thadtotti was 6/6 in week 8 voting

Seriously, go vote!

Week 9 Information

Thursday Night: Cincinnati Bengals @ Miami Dolphins
Sunday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans
Monday Night: Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers
Bye Week: Cardinals, Broncos, Lions, Jaguars, Giants, 49ers

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 9:

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
The Bolts had quite a last week. They scored the most points in the league, had the Toyota Biggest Blowout, picked all 6 3FL games correctly and brought their season total to within 7 points of the leader. Not too bad. They probably can't match that success this week, but I'm sure they'll accept a win against the 10th ranked 'Morons.

Misfits, Inc. (-1) vs. The Comfy Chair
What is going on at the corporate offices? FitzCorp has lost four straight games and slipped from first to seventh in the league during that time. Things are about to get much better, though, as the Chair comes to town with Aaron Rodgers as their only hope for an upset victory. It will most likely be out of reach before he has a chance to play on MNF.

Renegades (-1/2) vs. THE Haw
The CAPS are on a three game winning streak and have raised their record to .500. So of course I'm picking the hapless, second lowest scoring Renegades in this one. What? Well, first of all CJ2K and Kaepernick are on a bye. And the Renegades have some great matchups with their starters if, you know, they start them. If not I'm changing this pick.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
The Preds took a big loss last week and were knocked out of the top spot in the West. A matchup against the Stompers should help them try to reclaim the division lead, especially with four of Coach Bev's starters either on a bye or out indefinitely. They both have players on Sunday night and Monday night so plan to stay up late.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Marauders
SpiVi is quietly keeping up with the best in the 3FL, tying the best record in the league and being only 13 points back of our current top scorer. The Marauders came oh so close to a win last week but had to watch a primetime comeback. Unfortunately that's going to happen again this week, as Coach Hoss has a trio going on Halloween night but nothing after 4pm on Sunday. And he has to hope Ben Roethlisberger can score a few points. At least we don't subtract any for a QB getting sacked.

And the game of the week...

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
The 'Bums are the league's top team with the highest point total and are riding a five game winning streak. So how are they an underdog to their East Division counterpart? The one who has scored 125 less points so far this year? Peyton Manning and four other starters are on a bye, that's how. Still, the 'Bums will give the Brew Crew everything they can handle. It should be a good one.

Happy Halloween and good luck this week.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

3FL Notes: S13: Week 8 Preview

Our lowest scoring week so far this year gave us a new team atop the 3FL. The Dumbbums have won four straight and have finally matched their ranking with their league leading point total.

Things are about to get even more interesting. Six NFL teams are on a bye this week, so the waiver wire will get quite a workout. Make sure you fill in your lineup before gameday.

Week 7 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: THE Haw - 90 points

Player MVPs:
Andrew Luck (QB/Ind) - 29 points
Matthew Stafford (QB/Det) - 25 points
Peyton Manning (QB/Den) - 23 points
Aaron Rodgers (QB/GB) - 23 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 26/42 - 61.90%
League Voting: 21/42 - 50%
Yahoo! Projections: 27/42 - 64.29%

Go vote!

Week 8 Information

Thursday Night: Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sunday Night: Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings
Monday Night: Seattle Seahawks @ St. Louis Rams
Bye Week: Ravens, Bears, Texans, Colts, Chargers, Titans

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

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
If you would have told me that Aaron Rodgers would be part of a team that is on a four game losing streak, I wouldn't have believed you. But after watching the Chair's one point loss last week it is clear that luck is not on their side this season. The Brew Crew on the other hand...

Spiked Vipers (-1) vs. Stiletto Stompers
Take our lowest scoring team, hand them a Q and an O and three players on a bye, and then give them a game against our second highest scoring team. It's not going to be pretty. At least a bunch of Vipers have the week off, too. So that's something.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Renegades
The 'Morons really need a win to keep a mathematical chance at the postseason. A Renegades team with 6 of 14 players on a bye is just what the playoff doctor ordered. Will Coach Val leave holes in her lineup again this week? Who can she afford to drop??

Dumbbums (-1) vs. Marauders
The 'Bums are back atop the league and rightfully so. They are the only team to score more than 500 points so far this year. Peyton Manning will continue to deliver victories, but don't sleep on the Marauders this week. They are trying to keep pace in the 3FL North.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Predacons
After enduring a loss last week, the Bolts are ready to get back on the winning track. They'll get a test against the Preds but it won't be much now that Brees and Graham are back from their bye. Plus Coach Sinkerbeam is almost guaranteed to leave the highest scoring player on the bench.

And the game of the week...

THE Haw (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
These two are heading in opposite directions. The once mighty FitzCorp has lost three in a row and slipped from first to sixth place in those three weeks. Meanwhile the CAPS have won two straight and outscored the league last week. It looks to be an epic battle and it just might even out their records.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

3FL Notes: S13: Week 7 Preview

Last week was our lowest scoring week of the year, but it was also our most exciting. Five of our games were decided by a combined total of only 18 points. Things are tightening up as we start the second half of the season.

Week 6 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Spiked Vipers - 82 points

Player MVPs:
Cam Newton (QB/Car) - 29 points
Matthew Stafford (QB/Det) - 26 points
Kansas City Chiefs Defense - 26 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 23/36 - 63.89%
League Voting: 17/36 - 47.22%
Yahoo! Projections: 23/36 - 63.89%

Go vote!

Week 7 Information

Thursday Night: Seattle Seahawks @ Arizona Cardinals
Sunday Night: Denver Broncos @ Indianapolis Colts
Monday Night: Minnesota Vikings @ New York Giants
Bye Week: New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders

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

Misfits, Inc. (-1) vs. Stiletto Stompers
This one might get ugly. Romo and Peterson just might outscore the Stompers by themselves. At least there will be a reason to watch football on Sunday night.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. THE Haw
If the playoffs started this weekend, these two would go head-to-head in the first round. We're still a little early for that kind of talk, but this one will have the feel of a playoff game. Throw the records out the window. It may end up in a tie.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
The Preds are clinging to the lead in the West division by the tip of a fingernail. They'll need to come up big against the Chair to keep out in front of the 'Bums. The Chair look to be slight underdogs, but with Aaron Rodgers behind center anything can happen.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
Peyton Manning has the 'Bums flying high this year. Half of the time, anyway. Last week Coach Coaldog's team earned a victory, but they would have lost to any of the other 10 teams in the league. I'm guessing that means they're due for another 100+ point week.

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Lighting
Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham are on a bye. If there ever was a week to sneak a win against the Bolts, this is it. The Brew Crew will need contributions from the whole roster but they'll have a great opportunity to take down our current league leader.

And the games of the week...

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Hey, can you two quick hit the waiver wire and start some players who actually have a game and/or who are not injured? Or is that on purpose to make it more difficult for league voting and prognostication? I've flipped a coin. You should too.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

3FL Notes: S13: Week 6 Preview

Last week saw both of our undefeated teams take a loss and both of our winless teams earn a victory. Perhaps some new streaks are set to begin. Also, the Lightning jumped up into the top spot in the league with another solid outing while the Dumbbums scored more than 100 points for the third time in our first five weeks.

The next two months should be very interesting.

Week 5 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Dumbbums - 103 points

Player MVPs:
Peyton Manning (QB/Den) - 36 points
San Francisco 49ers Defense - 21 points
T.Y. Hilton (WR/Ind) - 19 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 20/30 - 66.67%
League Voting: 14/30 - 46.67%
Yahoo! Projections: 20/30 - 66.67%

Go vote before the Thursday night game!

Week 6 Information

Thursday Night: New York Giants @ Chicago Bears
Sunday Night: Washington Redskins @ Dallas Cowboys
Monday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ San Diego Chargers
Bye Week: Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins

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

Renegades (-1) vs. Predacons
The Renegades picked up their first win last week and they are looking to double their W total against the Preds. With Coach Sinkerbeam's TE on IR and their Defense on a bye, that is the most likely scenario. Even before Philip Rivers takes the field on MNF.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
This game features our highest scoring team against our lowest scoring team, with the 'Bums posting 164 more points than the Stompers over our first five weeks. That's almost 33 more points per week. But we all know what can happen in the 3FL, even with Peyton Manning at the helm.

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. THE Haw
The CAPS have scored more points than the Brew Crew this season, but somehow they are 1-4 while the Brewers are 4-1. There are players in this matchup in each time slot this week, but the most important will be the comeback led by Trent Richardson on MNF.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
We'll be treated to a dream QB matchup in this one. Rodgers vs. Brees is the highlight, but the Chair lacking a backup RB for a bye fill-in will be the decider. Can Chicago's D make up the difference? Probably not.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Marauders
The 'Morons came alive last week for their highest point total and first win of the year. These two better pick up the pace if they want a shot at the postseason. We havefive teams at 1-4, so at least one of them will make the playoffs. That race starts now.

And the game of the week...

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
This one would have been a better story if both of these teams didn't suffer their first loss last week. But still, it will be a great matchup to watch. Adrian Peterson is back for FitzCorp and with Vick injured they will be forced to start Romo (instead of leaving his 40 points on the bench). Advantage to the Corporation.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

3FL Notes: S13: Week 5 Preview

Two undefeated and two winless teams remain. But more importantly, you can change the background of your 3FL page to white instead of a blurry football field. Just click on the gear beside the logo on your team's page. Yay for readability!

Week 4 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Dumbbums - 101 points

Player MVPs:
Drew Brees (QB/NO) - 32 points
Peyton Manning (QB/Den) - 30 points
Indianapolis Colts Defense - 22 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 15/24 - 62.50%
League Voting: 12/24 - 50%
Yahoo! Projections: 15/24 - 62.50%

Go vote!

Week 5 Information

Thursday Night: Buffalo Bills @ Cleveland Browns
Sunday Night: Houston Texans @ San Francisco 49ers
Sunday Night Late: San Diego Chargers @ Oakland Raiders
Monday Night: New York Jets @ Atlanta Falcons
Bye Week: Vikings, Steelers, Buccaneers, Redskins

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

The Comfy Chair (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Without a win here, it might be time for the Renegades to pack it up for the '13 season. I know it's only five losses but we only play thirteen games. They may actually be favored to earn a W this week but Aaron Rodgers stands in the way. Plus a Chair backup RB yet to be named.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. THE Haw
Can Drew Brees be stopped? Probably not. Sunday night will make for an exciting comeback attempt by the CAPS, but they got their win last week. It will be very close so don't bet an eyebrow or anything.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Marauders
The Preds finally made all the right managerial decisions last week. And they lost for the first time this year. They should have an easier go against the tough luck Marauders this week, but who knows?

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
Here we go. The 'Morons look to grab their first win this week and they've got a good chance to do it. Tom Brady will give them just enough of a lead so everyone will have to pay attention to Bilal Powell on MNF.

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
The Brewers have a tough bye week to muddle through, but they may just have the best chance of anyone this season to beat the Vipers. Is that great manipulation of the waiver wire? Or just matchup luck?

And the game of the week...

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Misfits
Coach Coaldog has a great shot at handing FitzCorp their first loss of the season. That of course depends on which 'Bums show up. And if they start a Defense. If not I'm changing my pick.

Good luck this week.