From: Portsmouth RI
Well, I'm recovered from my trip halfway round the the globe and have a chance to give a belated Fatasy Football playoff update.
In the Pro League Vulcan 1776 and Northern Horde enjoyed byes in the first round last week. In the First round games Colorado Cavalry narrowly beat Barbariens 588.78 to 553.38 on strong performances by Jay Cutler, Andre Johnson and Visanthe Shianco on offense and Justin Tuck, Rhonde Barber and Robert Mathis on Defense. Barabareins was let down by subpar performances of Marshwn Lynch, Bo Scaife and Adrian Peterson on Offense and Aaron Ross's zero on D.
In the other game Zoidbergs squeeked by Arlington atomics 607.44 to 593.34 Zoidbergs got a huge game from Brian Westbrook, John Carlson, and Nate Kaeding on Offense and Bradie James, James farrior and London Fletcher on D. Arlington Atomics was let down by JEricho Cotchery, Chris Cooley and Jason Elam on Offense and Darrelle Revis, Cortland Finnegan and Zach Thomas on D.
In the Semifinals, Vulcan 1776 has a 638.41 to 519.11 Lead over Colarado Cavalry with Brian Dawkins and Quintin Mikell yet to play for CC. Unlikely they will combine for over 100 points. Good games by Randy Moss, Jonathon Stewart, and Tony Gonzales on Offense and Jerod Mayo, Channing Crowder and Calvin PAce on D loo to propel Vulcan to to the finals. Colorado Cav was let down by Visanthe Shianco and Derrick Ward on Offence and Robert Mathis and Kevin Williams on D.
In the other game, Northern Horde holds a tenuous 579.65 to 547.57 lead over Zoidbergs, with Zoidbergs still looking for contributions from Brian Westbrook and DeSean Jackson. 33 points between those two seem almost inevitable. If they indeed do, the Horde will point to Brandon Marshall and Clinton Portis on offense and Chris Hope, James Harrison, and Lofa Tatupu on D for letting him down. If Westbrook and Jackson come through, Zoidbergs will also congratulate Bernard Berian, Marques Colston adn Kevin Smith on Offense and Melvin Bullitt, and James Farrior on D.
Barring dramatic turns, it looks like (1) Vulcan 1776 vs (6) Zoidbergs in the Pro Final!
In the Hall of Fame League War Dogs has a comfortable 305 to 187 lead over Mad Cow with DeSean Jackson and Phil Dawson still to play. barring a miracle, War Dogs should advance on the strength of Matt Cassel, Tony Gonzalez and the Jets D. Mad was rocked by Eli Mannings stunning -12 together with pitiful performances by Brandon Marshall, Chris Johnson and Anquan Boldin.
In the other game Northern Horde trails Colorado Cav by 10 220 to 230 with BRian Westbrook facing David Akers. I woould take Westbrook vs Akers +10 any day, but one never knows this season! This one is too close to call!!!
In the Consolation Bracket, My Pack o Pain has a comfortable 26 to 173 lead over Tri-River Beam rats getting great scores from Pierre Thomas, Kevin Faulk and the Tamba Bay D. TRBR was hosed by Kevin Curtis, Willie Parker, Jeremy Shockey and Ronnie Brown. In the other game THe Knuckledraggers has a 290 to 153 lead with Mcnabb and the Philly D vs Brady Quinn for the bay Area knightmares. Roddy White, Donald Driver and Clinton Portis let the Knightmares down. KDs got great games from Randy Moss, Calvin and Andre Johnson and Maurice Jones-Drew to propel them to a nearly guarenteed victory.
My Pack o Pain looks to meet the KDs for the winner of the losers bracket...
In the Classic league Fair Warning anchored by Andre Johnson beat Attack Kats, let down by Joseph Addai 69 to 57.
My Pack o Pain on the back of the Indy D got by L.I.Trouser Snakes let down by Tony Romo, 67 to 36.
Cuddly Munchkins with 0s from Jerricho Cothery and Marion Barber was edged out by an aenemic CV66 Alpha Strike with above expectation performances by Ben Watson and Neil Rackers.
Mandrakes Maulers and Antonio Bryants big day powered to 61 to 49 win over NiceguysBadguys and Frerottes -3.
THis lead to Fair Warning, with Philly's D still to go and a great game by Andre Johnson cruising to victory over my Pack o Pain with Brandon Jacobs riding the pine and Larry Fitzgerald effectively there...
And Mandrakes Maulers Mauling CV66 Alpha Strike 75 to 33 thanks to MattCassel, Antonio Bryant and Sammy Morris. The Alpha Strike still has Donovan McNabb and Kevin Curtis, but Except fot Randy Moss's 15, he got only 18 points from the rest of his team. Barring a Miracle for Mcnabb and Curtis, that puts the Maulers and Fair Warning into the Finals!
Good luck to the Finalists!