Thursday, November 28, 2013

3FL Notes: S13: Week 13 Preview

All of our playoff spots are now claimed. But that doesn't mean that the last week of the season will be devoid of drama. We still have two division championships up for grabs and multiple 3FL records that could be broken (both league and individual, both good and bad). Stick around for the thrilling regular season conclusion!

Week 12 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Predacons - 94 points

Player MVPs:
Philip Rivers (QB/SD) - 25 points
Colin Kaepernick (QB/SF) - 23 points
Tom Brady (QB/NE) - 22 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 44/72 - 61.11%
League Voting: 39/72 - 54.17%
Yahoo! Projections: 45/72 - 62.50%

It's the last week of the regular season. Go vote before the first Thanksgiving game!

Week 13 Information

Thanksgiving Early: Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions
Thanksgiving Late: Oakland Raiders @ Dallas Cowboys
Thanksgiving Night: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens
Sunday Night: New York Giants @ Washington Redskins
Monday Night: New Orleans Saints @ Seattle Seahawks

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 13:

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
The Brewers are in and the Stompers are out of the postseason but don't think that's the end of the story. Regardless of the outcome of this game, Coach Bev needs to score at least 62 points to keep from adding her name to the list of lowest season total scores of all time.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
It's a shame that this game doesn't have any real implications, because it just might be the best matchup of the week. The 'Morons will have a lot to watch on Thanksgiving. So there's that. Who will at least get to add another W to their record?

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
The Bolts fell out of first place in the 3FL last week but they still have a shot at the #1 seed. They need a win here and they'll be the favorite against the South champion Vipers. It will come down to Brees vs. Newton and which coach makes the correct decision on their starting defense.

Dumbbums (-1) vs. Renegades
Can you believe that Peyton Manning and the 'Bums are out of the running for the West Division title? They seem to have deserved a better fate. But don't cry for Coach Coaldog just yet. He still has a shot to win the season points total and will enter the playoffs with the highest scoring player in the league leading his team.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Marauders
FitzCorp still has a legitimate shot at winning the North and upping their playoff seed in the process. The Marauders have been hard figure out all year but they have secured our last postseason invite and isn't that enough for now? Both QBs play on Thanksgiving Day, so have some turkey and check your iPhones for the scores.

And the game of the week...

THE Haw (-1/2) vs. Predacons
It all comes down to this for the West Division title. Somehow the Preds are atop the league with one game to play, but their stay at the top should be a short one. The CAPS are riding a 7 game winning streak and have some favorable matchups this week. But does anyone want to take a streak like that into the playoffs? Or to be the #1 seed? Perhaps they'll both be wishing for a loss.

Happy Thanksgiving and good luck this week!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

3FL Notes: S13: Week 12 Preview

Only one more playoff spot was claimed last week. We have just two weeks left to earn the last three tickets to the postseason and six teams are still in the running.

Here we go!

Week 11 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Predacons - 85 points

Player MVPs:
Cincinnati Bengals Defense - 27 points
Calvin Johnson (WR/Det) - 20 points
Marshawn Lynch (RB/Sea) - 20 points
Carson Palmer (QB/Ari) - 20 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 42/66 - 63.64%
League Voting: 38/66 - 57.58%
Yahoo! Projections: 42/66 - 63.64%

Go vote!

Week 12 Information

Thursday Night: New Orleans Saints @ Atlanta Falcons
Sunday Night: Denver Broncos @ New England Patriots
Monday Night: San Francisco 49ers @ Washington Redskins
Bye Week: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Seattle

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 12:

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Predacons outscored the league last week and overtook the 'Bums for the lead in the West. Now Coach Coaldog has a chance to leapfrog back into the top spot in the division with a head-to-head victory. It will be easier than you think, as the Preds have Marshawn Lynch and both of their QBs on a bye.

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Sadly, the Renegades are the only team at this point to be mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. But that doesn't mean they can't play spoiler in these last couple of weeks. This game will be close but Coach Val has a few too many red Qs to make a real run at RGIII and the Brew Crew.

THE Haw (-1) vs. The Comfy Chair
Coach Haw is riding a six game winning streak and was able to grab a spot in the playoffs last week. A seventh straight victory shouldn't be far off, as the Chair is Quarterbackless this week and the CAPS have some really favorable matchups.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
SpiVi has been in a free fall for the past three weeks. They still have a stranglehold on the division, but they have yet to earn a win in the month of November. It's entirely possible that trend continues against Tom Brady and the 'Morons. On an unrelated note, can someone please change these gold starred helmets with their actual logos?

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
The Bolts are alone at the top of the league and have expanded their points lead to 25 with only two weeks left. That's quite a way to defend the trophy. FitzCorp may be able to qualify for the playoffs this week but it won't be because of a win. Not after having to watch the Brees/Graham connection on Thursday night.

And the game of the week...

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
The Marauders are currently clinging to the eighth and final playoff spot, so they are the team that is most vulnerable to fall out of the postseason picture. Teams like the Stompers can start their final push with a targeted win here but it won't be easy. Alfred Morris will score just enough points on MNF to complete the comeback.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

3FL Notes: S13: Week 11 Preview

Half of our playoff spots were claimed last week and we only have three weeks left to figure out the other half. This week we'll kick off the second round of intra-divisional games with Rivalry Week! It's going to be an exciting end of the season.

Week 10 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Dumbbums - 92 points

Player MVPs:
Drew Brees (QB/NO) - 31 points
Peyton Manning (QB/Den) - 28 points
Robert Griffin III (QB/Was) - 25 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 38/60 - 63.33%
League Voting: 35/60 - 58.33%
Yahoo! Projections: 39/60 - 65%

Coach Sinkerbeam, the league and Yahoo! were all 6/6 in week 10 voting

Go vote!!

Week 11 Information

Thursday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans
Sunday Night: Kansas City Chiefs @ Denver Broncos
Monday Night: New England Patriots @ Carolina Panthers
Bye Week: Dallas Cowboys, St. Louis Rams

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

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
The 'Morons have scored 15 more points this season than their opponent, but they somehow need wins and outside help for a shot at the playoffs. Meanwhile the Brew Crew is guaranteed a division title and a playoff spot. Funny how things work out in the 3FL sometimes.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Rivalry week always features this battle of the twins and this year it has huge implications. The loser of this matchup is officially knocked out of the playoffs. So who gets the victory? We'll know more after the Thursday night game, but the Stompers have the RB advantage by the smallest of margins.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
The Preds held on for a victory last week and clinched their 12th postseason berth in our 13 years. FitzCorp would probably clinch with a win this week, but that's going to be difficult with Romo on a bye. Of course, they might clinch with a loss, too.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
The Chair probably need to win out for a shot at the playoffs but that's not going to be an easy task without their franchise QB. The Vipers can't seem to get out of their own way lately, but a close battle might be just what they need to get warmed up for the postseason. It's going to be a good one.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. THE Haw
Wow, these rivalry week matchups just keep getting better. The CAPS are on a five game winning streak, but they now have to face Peyton Manning and the West leading 'Bums. It will be an uphill battle but we'll need to stay up on MNF to see if Coach Haw's team can complete the comeback.

And the game of the week...

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Marauders
This battle is big for both of these teams. The Bolts are hanging on to the number one spot in the league by just four points with three weeks to play, while the Marauders are at the bottom of the playoff picture and looking to move closer to securing a spot. These two just might meet again in three weeks in a quarterfinal matchup.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

3FL Notes: S13: Week 10 Preview

The Lightning followed up their amazing week with a blowout loss, but they managed to take over the top spot in the league anyway. Can you believe it's already week 10? Things are going to get sorted out soon, right?

Week 9 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Baltimorons - 101 points

Player MVPs:
Tom Brady (QB/NE) - 32 points
Andre Johnson (WR/Hou) - 29 points
Ben Roethlisberger (QB/Pit) - 26 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 33/54 - 61.11%
League Voting: 29/54 - 53.70%
Yahoo! Projections: 33/54 - 61.11%

Yahoo! is giving a half point but we're not. :)

You should go vote now.

Week 10 Information

Thursday Night: Washington Redskins @ Minnesota Vikings
Sunday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ New Orleans Saints
Monday Night: Miami Dolphins @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bye Week: Browns, Chiefs, Patriots, Jets

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 10:

THE Haw (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
The CAPS have hit their stride as of late, winning their last four in a row and climbing to within 10 points of the league lead. The Stompers broke out last week but only earned a tie and are still the lowest scoring team in the league. It won't be pretty but Coach Haw will grab his 5th straight W thanks to Lamar Miller on MNF.

Misfits, Inc. (-1) vs. Baltimorons
FitzCorp finally got back on track with their first win in five games last week. With Tom Brady on a bye it's looking like this one should be relatively void of drama, with AP going on Thursday night and Romo mopping things up late on Sunday for the corporation.

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Brew Crew is hanging with the big boys, leading the East Division and tied for the best record in the league. All this while being in the bottom half of the 3FL in scoring. It helps that they have the least points against by a wide margin. That luck continues this week, especially with Jamaal Charles on a bye.

Marauders (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
To add insult to injury (literally), the Chair's unlucky season continued last week with a broken collarbone for first round pick Aaron Rodgers. Nick Foles should fill in admirably, but most likely Coach Skrabby will be able to have the former Super Bowl MVP back just in time to not make the playoffs.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
The Vipers scored a season low 28 points last week with all of their starters active. If they weren't in the South Division there might be some cause for concern, but it will be really difficult for them not to make the playoffs at this point. Meanwhile, the 'Bums dropped out of first place in the league last week. But don't cry for them. Peyton Manning is back under center.

And the game of the week...

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Renegades
The Bolts have to be feeling pretty comfortable after rising to the top spot in the league last week. A playoff berth and championship defense are almost assured with a win against the lowly, last place Renegades. So how is the #1 vs #12 matchup the game of the week? Just wait and see. It's going to be a close one all the way until the end of the Sunday Night game. Another 3FL nailbiter.

Good luck this week.