LAST WEEK: 3-3
SEASON: 55-23 (PLAYOFFS: 0-0)
Oh my God. The Swirls. What can even be said at this point? The 5th-most points in the league, but only the 7th-best record. Despite the fact that he had the 5th-fewest points against. Caulen finished at 6-7, 3-6 within his Bam Morris Division, 3-1 against the Weegie Thompson Division. Lowcountry made the playoffs at 7-6 because he was 7-2 within his Weegie Division. Being 0-4 against the superior Bam Division mattered none.
Caulen would've been the highest-scoring team in the Weegie. No Weegie team had better than a .500 record against Bam teams. The Pounders (a Bam team in the playoffs) were somehow 1-2 against the Weegie, but no other Bam team (including the lowly 4-9 Shruggz) were worse than 3-1 against Weegie teams. We're talking late '80s/early '90s NFC vs. AFC domination here.
In the final week of the regular season, Caulen went out and posted 106 points in a must-win situation. But the two teams directly ahead of them both won, so Caulen is once again on the outside looking in.
IRON CITY POUNDERS vs. FIREROCK ROCKERS
The Pounders are starting a guy named Chris Givens at WR in this game. Chris Givens plays for the St. Louis Rams, apparently. They are also starting Greg Little at W/R/T. They did not start Darrius Heyward-Bey, a guy who is actually good, on Thursday. DHB scored 14 points on the Pounders bench.
ON THE OTHER HAND...the Rockers are starting Reggie Bush on the road against the Niners. I think every Niner defender is actually faster than Reggie Bush, including the defensive linemen. So don't look for much there. The Rockers are also starting Mike Wallace, who said this week he's dropping so many balls because he's losing focus during games. And they're starting Alex Green, who really will not get many carries.
Pretty sure the Swirls could beat both of these teams this week. Ah well.
THE PICK: IRON CITY POUNDERS 97 - FIREROCK ROCKERS 91
ST. A'S CRUSADERS vs. LOWCOUNTRY ALL STARS
With these two playing each other, it's a certainty that only one Weegie team can make the final four.
Yahoo is predicting 22 points for Cam against Atlanta this week, and I have absolutely no idea where they'd be getting that from. Are they expecting rushing touchdowns in a Carolina upset? Or a lot of passes because Carolina will be trailing Atlanta? Because, dirty little secret, Cam actually gets worse the more he throws.
The Crusaders have the advantage at every position - including Flex - so how much more time should we spend on this game? Webster is going to be fly fishing and digging up clams instead of watching football on Sunday anyway.
THE PICK: ST. A'S CRUSADERS 111 - LOWCOUNTRY ALL STARS 85