LAST WEEK: 5-1
The entire league (with one glaring exception) is hovering around .500 and my picks are still 42-18? Maybe going undefeated won't be the most impressive thing I do this WVFL season.
THE NEV-R-WINS (10-0) vs. WHIZ-BANG GANG (6-4)
Speaking of which, the greatest threat to the undefeated dream is this week. I flat out asked Larry to bench some stars in the name of history and he refused. Which is extremely annoying, if admirable nonetheless.
The big trade this week will help a bit, as Jamaal Charles will get into the lineup in place of Chris Ivory. And if Garcon actually plays against that terrible Eagles secondary, that could help too. But I'm still going to need pinball points in this one, so hopefully Arian gets a couple of early TDs.
Ridley, Morris, Green, Rodgers...there are all going to go off this week.
I'm going to score a ton of points and lose. The new great American tragedy.
THE PICK: WHIZ-BANG GANG 131 - THE NEV-R-WINS 110
THE PEOPLE'S ELBOW (3-7) vs. HACKS (4-6)
Charles comes out of the lineup tomorrow and is going to be replaced by...uh..Greg Olsen, I guess? But Brady, Dez, Amendola, and LeShoure can hopefully make up the difference.
Seeing as how Donald Jones already did nothing and Justin Blackmon is about to do nothing, maybe the Hacks should get Julio Jones back in the lineup, questionable or not.
THE PICK: THE PEOPLE'S ELBOW 88 - HACKS 84
ZOLTAN'S ZEROS (5-5) vs. ST. A'S CRUSADERS (6-4)
Wins are now extremely crucial for ZZ Middle, because of the 8 teams still fighting for a playoff spot, they are on the bottom of the points tiebreaker. They need to win, win big, and win now. Win! So it is rather unfortunate that they are starting Byron Leftwich this week. And Antonio Brown. And Rashard Mendenhall. And Shaun Suisham. I mean...wowwwwwwwwwww.
Hey! Somebody else picked up Jacquizz Rodgers! That's my guy to pick up and drop all season long!
THE PICK: ST. A'S CRUSADERS 103 - ZOLTAN'S ZEROS 50
ATLAS SHRUGGZ 3-7 vs. FIREROCK ROCKERS (6-4)
It seems like Firerock has a monster 27-point lead, but in actually, he used up 3 guys to get those points. And one of those guys, Reggie Bush, only scored 3. Shonn Greene can match that 3 for Atlas, easy!
Of course, nobody else on this Atlas team can do a damn thing.
THE PICK: FIREROCK ROCKERS 91 - ATLAS SHRUGGZ 77
IRON CITY POUNDERS (5-5) vs. PURPLE SWIRLS (5-5)
Thanks to the Weaky Thompson Divison, the loser of this matchup is probably still in the playoffs. But still, I'd imagine you'd want to win. I mean, I win all the time. It's great!
By the way, what a stunner that Caulen beat me to Marcel Reece this week. Just totally shocking.
THE PICK: PURPLE SWIRLS 103 - IRON CITY POUNDERS 94
DEATHFROMABOVE (3-7) vs. LOWCOUNTRY ALL STARS (4-6)
THE PICK: DEATHFROMABOVE 94 - LOWCOUNTRY ALL STARS 77