LAST WEEK: 0-2
SEASON: 55-25 (PLAYOFFS: 0-2)
THE NEV-R-WINS vs. FIREROCK ROCKERS
Despite having the best record in the league by 4 full games, I have a few major concerns right now:
1) My team scored 162 points on the bye this week. I probably am not going to follow that up with another 130.
2) The WVFL does not reseed and I don't get to play the #6 seed Lowcountry All Stars following their upset. The league was set up that way and that's fine, but it just feels like a bad sign. Seventh son of the seventh son kinda bad sign.
3) Thanks to Maclin's fumble last night, I am trailing my opponent, who has only used his tight end thus far.
On the other hand, I have three #1 running backs and two superstud receivers, so I should be fine. The receivers in this matchup are about even, the Manning Bowl matchup is even, the two starting running back might also be even if CJ Spiller goes off in Toronto. But the flex position in this game has Adrian Peterson on one side and Bilal Powell on the other. What else do you need to know?
THE PICK: THE NEV-R-WINS 119 - FIREROCK ROCKERS 101
LOWCOUNTRY ALL STARS vs. WHIZ-BANG GANG
Larry is also in the Conference Championship in the other league we're in. As I mentioned in that preview, he's facing Cam in both games, owns Roddy White here and faces him there, and faces Green-Ellis here and owns him there. Speaking of that other league, I started doing the Preview/Review treatment over there, and MAN has it thrown that league into a tizzy. Even though my picks for the season are like 56-30, some people are not getting or appreciating the whole fake expert thing. Especially since I missed the playoffs and traded away a bunch of good players for a rebuild. It's really been something to see.
Webster has finished dead last in the WVFL the last two years, but now sits just one game away from a shot at the title. BJGE got him out to a great start, but some of these other iffy starters (Looking at you, Malcom Floyd, Jacquizz Rodgers and Matt Forte!) are really going to have to step up. Going back to the regular season, Lowcountry is now on a 4-game winning streak. Since I can't see him getting another 41 points from the Seattle defense, it's going to turn into a 1-game losing streak.
THE PICK: WHIZ-BANG GANG 98 - LOWCOUNTRY ALL STARS 91