LAST WEEK: 5-1
THE NEV-R-WINS (7-0) vs. FIREROCK ROCKERS (5-2)
Nobody stepped up to answer my trade call this week, which is pretty disappointing. Aren't we all in this together? Wouldn't you all like to be a part of history? Wouldn't you like to be able to tell your grandkids, "What is this you're doing? Fantasy American Soccer League? In my day, we played fantasy football! And by gar, I was once in a league with an undefeated champion!"
And then you'd get in your Google car, which would automatically drive you home as you slept for the whole ride.
So I didn't get a fill-in back to replace Foster this week. But...maybe I won't need one. AP stepped up last night while Kyle Rudolph did almost nothing. If Lloyd and Maclin can actually manage to catch the ball this week, and if Dallas manages to not let Victor Cruz deep all game, and if the Jets hurt Reggie Bush again...I mean, it could happen.
THE PICK: THE NEV-R-WINS 91 - FIREROCK ROCKERS 90
THE PEOPLE'S ELBOW (3-4) vs. ZOLTAN'S ZEROS (4-3)
Oh shit! Between a Saturday of golf, a soccer game and watching the girls while the wife went out for ladies' dinner, I totally forgot to finish this preview!
Activating warp speed...
THE PICK: THE PEOPLE'S ELBOW 87 - ZOLTAN'S ZEROS 83
HACKS (3-4) vs. DEATHFROMABOVE (1-6)
DFA, the team with the worst record in the league, is going to be the high scorer of this week.
Fortunately, a 3-5 record would not take Hacks out of the Weegie Thompson division hunt.
THE PICK: DEATHFROMABOVE 122 - HACKS 85
ATLAS SHRUGGZ (2-5) at IRON CITY POUNDERS (3-4)
Minnesota sure did want to get the ball to Jerome Simpson on Thursday. Makes sense. When you have one awesome back and one awesome receiver, try to force feed your third option.
By the way, Seattle corner Richard Sherman changed his Twitter handle to Optimus Prime this week because he's facing Calvin Johnson, alias Megatron. That is both childish and outstanding. Sherman is the same guy who tweeted out a picture of himself barking at Tom Brady with U Mad Bro? on it. Way better stuff than Ike Taylor graduating for Swagger U.
THE PICK: IRON CITY POUNDERS 91 - ATLAS SHRUGGZ 70
ST. A'S CRUSADERS (3-4) vs. LOWCOUNTRY ALL STARS (4-3)
So there's like a storm coming to the East Coast today or something? Why isn't anybody talking about this?
THE PICK: ST. A'S CRUSADERS 105 - LOWCOUNTRY ALL STARS 88
PURPLE SWIRLS (2-5) vs. WHIZ-BANG GANG (5-2)
Caulen has started a liquidation sale with an eye toward next year, but as far as I know, nobody is touching Brees because they're afraid of that Swirl stink coming along with him. He's now 7-13 since 2010's title run.
But knowing Larry, he's going to blow his chance this week.
THE PICK: PURPLE SWIRLS 112 - WHIZ-BANG GANG 101