BROOKLINE MCKENRY FORT 102.66 - THE NEV-R-WINS 89.88
It wasn't unreasonable to think that Maclin could score 20 points last night (especially when he dropped 50 yards worth of passes), but it probably was unreasonable to expect to win 10 straight games. So this game can be a bitter melon sorbet between courses. It doesn't cleanse the palate, rather it leaves a bad taste in one's mouth. Besides, losing a game to Skip Henry can be written off on my taxes as a charitable gift.
Mainly, I "learned" something I already "knew." That being if Foster and Peterson aren't both in the lineup, I'm in trouble.
Neil Rackers and Michael Bush. Those are the guys I couldn't keep up with this week.
FIREROCK ROCKERS 107.40 - THE PEOPLE'S ELBOW 69.38
The Elbow at least covered the spread of -50, so call it a moral victory. Thought I wouldn't count on 22 points from Carson Palmer every week. Or maybe even the entire rest of the season.
Eli had 18 points this week, nearly all of them in the 4th quarter. And...I unno. The Rockers beat the Elbow. How many words does that "accomplishment" deserve?
WHIZ-BANG GANG 91.88 - LOWCOUNTRY ALL STARS 60.94
Aaron Rodgers had 31 points. The next 6 guys below him in the WBG lineup had 28. Aaron Rodgers is the 1%. It's like if we took this whole league, added Ted Turner, then boasted that our average wealth was $100 million per owner. Good job, Kregg Lumpkin! You and Rodgers combined for 34 points!
While NFL teams are somewhat engaged in the terribly-named-but-at-least-it-rhymes Suck For Luck derby, the All Stars and Elbow are engaged in the we-don't-care-about-fantasy-football-so-this-doesn't-bother-us-that-much Fun For #1 derby. The other difference is that while Luck is the clear #1 NFL pick, nobody in the WVFL knows who's being kept and who isn't next year, and most teams don't know who's good anyway.
IRON CITY POUNDERS 106.80 - ST. A'S CRUSADERS 95.80
The Crusaders had a chance to open up a 2-game lead with 4 games left on the race for the #1 seed but couldn't get the job done, even with Reggie Bush's 20 points. Man, the Kardashian divorce must have him really excited.
Willis McGahee was even more excited though, scoring 33 points with a broken hand.
HACKS 125.60 - ATLAS SHRUGGZ 91.12
That's 3 in a row for the Hacks since the name change, a better rebranding than when Philip Morris became Altria. Hey, you know who probably will be kept this summer? Julio Jones, who had 28 points on the strength of two insanely good TD catches.
Here's a question: how in the world did Matt Cassel put up 13 points when his offense only mustered 3? The world may never know.
DEATHFROMABOVE 133.46 - PURPLE SWIRLS 103.72
Yeah, of course Brees outscored Vick. We all knew that would happen. But what about Mike Tolbert quintupling Jackie Battle? Fortunately, those benchings won't frustrate Caulen too much, because he still would've lost, even with the extra 25 points. This Swirls season has been a marvel to behold.