Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Doin' Work
As mentioned an earlier post, our league now contains an unprecedented level of parity. As of this week, no team has been eliminated from playoff contention, and no team has clinched a playoff spot. So without further ado...


1. RSR- Mark's First Attempt At This (8-0, 4-0 NFC, 1279.5-1108.5)
     These guy has been on a rampage. Reed needs one more win to guarantee him a playoff spot, but in all likelihood, MFAAT will have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

2. GMF- Appalachia Dingleberries (4-4, 3-1 AFC, 1286-1187)
     After a slow boom-or-bust start, this team has matured into a legitimate 200 point threat week in and week out. Greg could probably get to the playoffs with three wins, but five would win the division.

3. BEN- Assholes Finish 1st (4-4, 2-1 NFC, 1226-1315)
     With a strong defense and a solid running game, this team has moved to 2nd place in the NFC. Barry will need strong quarterback play throughout his upcoming division games if he wants to clinch the remaining NFC playoff spot.

4. SKR- Broken Prydz (5-3, 2-2 AFC, 1132-1143.5)
      By trading blowouts for consistency, Shep is in first place in the AFC. With a brutal remaining schedule, this team needs Ben Roethlisberger and Steven Jackson to step up to secure home-field advantage. If neither player produces, Shep could quickly find himself out of the playoffs.

5. ARB- Fuck Yeah That Wide! (4-4, 1-2 AFC, 1325-1296.5)
      This team faces a difficult remaining schedule and needs to win four of the remaining six games to guarantee a playoff spot. Because this team holds the total points lead, home-field advantage can be clinched if those four wins are within the division.

6. SKC- H1 Bitch1 (4-4, 1-2 AFC, 1259.5-1118)
      In the remaining six games, this team will play every in the NFC at least once. H1 Bitch1 has unique mobility within the league. This team will clinch home-field advantage if it wins all its remaining division games. Stan needs Romo to continue his level of play if he wants to see "H1 Bitch1" on a championship trophy.

7. JBF- HUNGARIAN LUNCHBOX (3-5, 0-3 NFC, 1220-1225.5)
     Here, an otherwise strong AFC contender is hampered by a poor divisional record. However, this team controls its own destiny. A sweep in the two upcoming games against Barry would put Jeff back in the driver's seat for the 2nd seed in the NFC.

8. MMB- 09-R-3260 (3-5, 1-3 NFC, 1151.5-1294)
      This team could make the playoffs by winning out, but realistically they will need some help. Specifically, Mark needs Jeff to sweep Barry and then split his other games. Since Mark beat Jeff earlier in the season, a second win by Mark over Jeff would propel 09-R-3260 to the playoffs.

9. ADL- Dutch Rudder Anyone? (3-5, 2-2 NFC, 1135-1168.5)
      Despite being 9th in the Power Rankings, Drew is by no means out of contention. This team plays a relatively soft remaining schedule, and faces Reed in the last week of the regular season. If Reed wanted Drew in the playoffs, he could "rest his starters" that week and see Dutch Rudder Anyone? in round one of the playoffs.

10. HRP- My Ditka in Her Butkus (2-6, 2-2 AFC, 1102-1260)
      In a league with less parity, "Hilldozer" might be out of it. In our league, he's only two games out of a playoff spot. His team's 1102 points are only thirty less than the AFC division leader's total. If Hill puts together a winning streak, and the rest of the conference splits games; a first place seed is still technically possible.

While the playoff dreams of many will inevitably vanish, each of us now hold a few precious coins of the currency of hope: possibility.

League Playoff Description
Our league has 2 divisions of 5 teams each. Divisions were determined randomly at the beginning of the season. The top two teams from each division advance to the playoffs. We will seed the playoffs manually by division. Top two overall records advance, with ties being broken by head to head record, then division record, then regular season total points, then a fist fight. Our regular season runs for 14 weeks. Each team will play every team in their division both home and away. Each team will play four of the teams outside their division once, and one team outside their division twice (home and away).

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