LAST WEEK: 8-4
Since these games matter not at all - today's #1 seeding kerfuffle notwithstanding - let's not spend a lot of time on them. This week is basically preseason for the postseason.
ISIS (5-8) vs. OUT FOR REVENGE (5-8)
Gosh, I sure would hate to lose this game and potentially clinch the 3rd-worst record and a better draft pick. I certainly wouldn't dream of benching my best starters, especially with potential David Stern-inspired "sanctions" looming.
THE PICK: OUT FOR REVENGE 81 - ISIS 64
TIMMY DOESN'T HAVE ANY FRIENDS (8-5) vs. ANIMAL HOUSE (8-5)
It's a good thing Scott didn't need a win this week to get into the playoffs, as Drew Brees threw 5 picks and had his 54-game touchdown pass streak ended. Scott only got 1.3 points out of Brees last night, and Brees is a top-4 quarterback. Boy, it sure is unpredictable what individual players will do from week to week whether they are started or benched.
THE PICK: ANIMAL HOUSE 84 - TIMMY DOESN'T HAVE ANY FRIENDS 68
CHEST ROCKWELL (5-8) vs. SIGMUND AND THE SEA MONSTERS (3-10)
Michael Turner this season is like a shitty car with a new paint job. He is so slow, and so washed up, and still having a pretty useful season thanks to those goal line carries.
Tim is starting Antonio Brown this week. Although Brown is healthy, Ben is not and so maybe this move will help Tim secure the #1 draft pick in 2013. A pick that he will almost certainly blow on the wrong guy.
THE PICK: CHEST ROCKWELL 64 - SIGMUND AND THE SEA MONSTERS 51
ABBADABBA'S (10-3) vs. THE WHITECHAPEL RIPPERS (8-5)
Desperate for the #1 seed, Brian Barker had to be encouraged to see Julio Jones only post 4.7 last night. Is there a less convincing 11-1 team in league history than Atlanta?
THE PICK: ABBADABBA'S 79 - THE WHITECHAPEL RIPPERS 67
THAT KANGAROO STOLE MY BALL (10-3) vs. THE KNIGHT WHO SAYS NI (2-11)
Yes, somebody seriously complained about the starting lineups in a game featuring a 10-3 team versus a 2-11 team, as if one player is the key to the upset. No, there are no stakes involved in the #1 seed as opposed to the #2 seed. Yes, Roddy White only scored 2 points last night and Lance Moore had 12 on the bench. No, Brian Williams did not know that would happen and is not trying to lose this game on purpose to blow Bill's #1 pick chances.
Yes, Bri wrote a long email to me this week defending his keeping of Cam. No, it was not convincing.
THE PICK: THAT KANGAROO STOLE MY BALL 70 - THE KNIGHT WHO SAYS NI 38
MOTHER OF DRAGONS (8-5) vs. MR. RODGERS NEIGHBORHOOD (6-7)
Is Matt Ryan maybe just not that good? Did he make any real A+ throws last night?
MRN should start Jake Locker over Aaron Rodgers just for the agitation.
THE PICK: MOTHER OF DRAGONS 91 - MR. RODGERS NEIGHBORHOOD 68