Back to the top of the mountain. It just feels right up here. Feels natural.
And if'there's even been a guy set up to finish the season 10-3 and lose in the playoffs, it's me. Oh, how happy they'll all be.
Arian Foster and Peterson basically won this game on their own, and Foster was robbed of another touchdown by a bad call on a reception. It was certainly a tragedy, but the team just forged ahead. Picking up Shiancoe because Favre had nobody else to throw to? How do I manage these things? Wanna kiss myself!
Remember when Steve Smith was very valuable in fantasy football? Well, when he has three quarterbacks throwing to him IN THE SAME GAME and the best of those QBs is Matt Moore...well, he's not so valuable.
An AFC scout said Shonn Greene looks overweight this year, and the report mention that he got up to 300 pounds at one point in college? Though, to be fair, they put cheese on everything in Iowa.
THE PEOPLE'S ELBOW 77.66 - FIREROCK ROCKERS 70.16
How bad are things for the Rockers? The Elbow started a kicker who had a bye, Collie had -0.1, Forsett had 0.4 and they still won.
The three best Rockers this - and every other - week are Ryan Fitzpatrick, Mike Wallace and Steve Johnson. It looks even funnier in print.
BROOKLINE'S FINEST 104.20 - DEATHFROMABOVE 91.02
I believe I just said that Brookline was a sneakily good team, ready to make a playoff run. Sure, they started Marcel Reece this past week and 90% of people couldn't name what position, team or sport he's with.
Deathfromabove had the joy of watching Peyton Hillis shred the Patriot defense Sunday, followd by the abject misery of watching Palmer throw to Owens instead of Ocho over and over Monday night.
HAWKS 94.40 -ST. A'S CRUSADERS 74.32
It happens to the best of us, but the Crusaders' streak of 6 games with 100+ points came to a screeching halt. Clearly, my dominant victory in Week 8 ruined their confidence. David Akers scored more points for the Hawks than every Crusader except Ray Rice. And the Jets completely took Calvin out of the game.
Ryan Mathews continues to bust it up in bust-like fashion. His season is so odd that I was watching this game, saw him walk off the field with a large air cast on his elbow and then read later that he had an ankle injury.
IRON CITY POUNDERS 79.20 - PURPLE SWIRLS 68.52
Time for Caulen to update his slogan to .500 or above for at least 1 more week...
I didn't think Miles Austin would be as good this year, but I certainly didn't envision this. That said, the Cowboys can't lose enough games this season. It's just so enjoyable. And watching Chiefs-Raiders Short Cuts last night, Thomas Jones was lucky to get those 3.2 points. The holes on closing on him in a hurry.
The Texans lost when Andre Johnson reached for a low pass, caught it, then knocked the ball out of his hands with his own knee and it was intercepted. The Pounders, however, did not also lose on that play.
WHIZ-BANG GANG 115.96 - LOWCOUNTRY ALL STARS 74.64
At least half of Rodgers' 28 points were completely unnecessary, both to the Packers and the WBG. Throw in 28 points from the Green Bay defense and the total Cowboy meltdown and that must have been some enjoyable Sunday Night Football in the Schacht household. Beanie Wells' -0.2 really stands out on this team.
Even Brandon Jackson joined in the Packer fun - for the first time all year - but it wasn't nearly enough. I'm starting to think the All Stars are a pretty bad team.