Well, to start it off, I lost. I am in as the first wildcard. With Eldora winning their game, it forces rematches of week 12. The division opponents get to play again for a third time. Eldora Highbanks will host Kaiser's Krushers and the Kentucky Intimidators will travel to ShadowKahn. I have lost to him twice. Third time is a charm I hope. I will have to make some decisions on who to start. I have posted my roster in previous posts. If you have any suggestions, let me know. I need to win now. This is loose and go home. In the other conference, The Big Cheeses won their game as they watched the Ligercats choak. All Ligercats had to do was win. He will be back next year with his Seattle loaded team. TBC will be the lucky one to take on Guts and Glory with their Indy loaded team. The Lexington Nightmares will host The Big Kahunas.
This is a picture of my kitten. She is such a sweet cat. She is a little over 6 months old. The reason I refer to her as two names, is because it seems that she has two personalities. One good (Cookie) and the other is crazy (Kookie).
Here are the four desserts that Mrs B made. Pumpkin pie and apple pie (Thanksgiving Traditions), caramel pie (for me!!!), and a coconut cream pie (for my dad).
She cooked and baked here ass off for two days. I have to commend here on a great dinner. I would have posted a picture of the turkey, but it was so tender, that when I was trying to pick it up out of the roasting pan, he fell apart. The legs and wings came off. We couldn't believe it. All we could do is laugh. The only thing that mattered, was that it tasted good going down!
I won my game this week, 79-54. I finally got game of the week.
With week 12 finally here, there is a lot on the line. In most fantasy leagues, most of this stuff was sorted out weeks ago. Here is a post that is going up on the site today.
We are now down to our final week of the regular season. If you look at the standings and the schedule, you have to thank your scheduling gods. Five of the games have some kind of meaning. It is nice to have some pre-playoff games.
In the Counting Conference, both divisions and even the conference title is on the line. In Division A, the Kaiser's Krushers will take on Eldora Highbanks. If the Krushers win, they win their division. They would need ShadowKahn to loose to win the conference. If Eldora wins, would win the division title due to conference tie-breaker.
In Division B, ShadowKahn takes on the KY Intimidators. If ShadowKahn wins, they will take both their division and conference titles because of the head to head matchups over the Krushers even if they win. If the Intimidators win, they would win the division due to the division record tie-breaker. KYI could also win the conference if they win and KK looses.
The Infinity Conference is a little bit different. When the Lexington Nightmares take on Guts and Glory, it will be for very nice payout (50 bucks + Add/Drop fees). They are playing for the Best Season Record and conference title. GG took the first matchup of 80-32. If Lexington wins, they would win the conference title because of a better conference record. WINNER TAKE ALL!!!
It looks as if no one in this conference wants the second wild card. Both the Barbarians and Big Cheeses lost last week. This week they play each other. If the Insane Barbarians win they are in. If The Big Cheeses win, they would need help. They would need the LigerCats to loose to The Big Kahunas. Yes, that's right, the LigerCats still have a chance. If they win, they would own the tie-breaker from the head to head matchups. The have won two of their three games against TBC.
Div A Kaisers Krushers 7-4 Eldora Highbanks 6-5 Brigands 3-8
Div B KY Intimidators 7-4 ShadowKahn 7-4 Bengalstorm 3-8
Div C Lexington Nightmares 8-3 Insane Barbarians 4-7 The Big Cheeses 3-8
Div D Guts and Glory 9-2 The Big Kahunas 6-5 LigerCats 3-8
I will make another post tomorrow on the playoff matchups. I had to get this out early. It looks as if next week in our conference that two games will be winner take all in both of the divisions. Highbanks vs Krushers and Intimidators vs ShadowKahn. It is nice that the schedule has worked out to have some PRE-playoff games.
Tonight I need Favre to score at least 7 points for me to have game of the week. My team has 68 points as of now. I would like to start winning some of my money back before the playoffs. I have come close only a couple of times this season to have GOTW.
Rob from CrabApple put in a comment about only 12 week regular season fantasy football seasons. I asked the same question when I first joined the Counting Infinity Fantasy Football League. The reasonning makes sense. Lets use Peyton Manning for an example. What if the Colts clinch their division and home-field early? Most likely Manning would be benched or playing time reduced to refresh him and save him for the playoffs. If you have him on your team and your league's championship is in week 17, you could possibly loose because the Colts benched him. Not many NFL teams bench stars in week 15. This sets up the 12 week regular season with playoffs 13-15.
Here is a post I put on the fantasy football website. It is about the playoff possibilities. Now that I am in, I want to win it all. Just need to take it one week at a time. Well, here it is. I will post the standings at the end.
The playoffs are in two weeks and you are probably asking yourself, "What are my chances of making the playoffs?" Here is a look at the possibilities.
Kaiser's Krushers - next two games against Bengalstorm and Eldora Highbanks Conference Record 5-3 Already clinched playoff spot. Needs to win both games to claim division title. KK can afford a loss to Bengalstorm, but would need to win against Eldora. If win against Bengalstorm and loss to Eldora, would win division because of division record.
Eldora Highbanks - next two games against ShadowKahn and Kaiser's Krushers Conference Record 5-3 A win in either game will guarantee a playoff spot. If EH wins their next two games and KK looses to Bengalstorm, they could steal the division right out from under KK.
Bengalstorm still has a small chance. Would need to win their final two games against KK and Brigands, along with Eldora loosing both of their games. Bengalstorm beat Eldora in week 3, 95-51.
ShadowKahn - next two games against Eldora Highbanks and Kentucky Intimidators Conference Record 6-2 Already clinched playoff spot. Win both games to claim division title. Can afford loss to Eldora, but would need win against KYI for division. If they loose both, they would fall to the second wildcard.
Kentucky Intimidators - next two games against Brigands and ShadowKahn Already clinched playoff spot. Win both games, win division title by division record tiebreaker.
Lexington Nightmares - next two games against The Big Kahunas and Guts and Glory Clinched Division in Playoffs.
Insane Barbarians - next two games against Guts and Glory and The Big Cheeses Win both games and in. Loose one and it could gets crazy.
The Big Cheeses - next two games against Ligercats and Insane Barbarians The Big Cheeses beat IB 63-35 in week 5. Need to win next two games for the second wildcard. If loss to Ligercats and IB loose GAG, would need to beat IB in week 12.
Guts and Glory - next two games against Insane Barbarians and Lexington Nightmares Conference Record 6-2 Win either game claims the division. If loss in both games, would need the Big Kahunas to loose to Ligercats. If TBK beats the Ligercats, conference record would come next. They split the season matchup and would have identical division records. This would cause them to fall to a wildcard.
The Big Kahunas - next two games against Lexington Nightmares and Ligercats Conference Record 5-3 Clinched playoff spot. Win in either game clinches first wildcard. Need to win both and GAG to loose both to claim division.
Tune in next week when the playoff schedule will be a little clearer.
Division A Kaiser's Krushers 6-4 Eldora Highbanks 5-5 Brigands 3-7
Division B ShadowKahn 7-3 KY Intimidators 6-4 Bengalstorm 3-7
Division C Lexington Nightmares 7-3 Insane Barbarians 4-6 The Big Cheeses 3-7
Division D Guts and Glory 8-2 The Big Kahunas 6-4 Ligercats 2-8
Week 11 Matchups Brigands at KY Intimidators -3 Highbanks -7 at ShadowKahn Krushers at Bengalstorm -2 Lexington at Big Kahunas -16 Big Cheeses -6 at Ligercats Barbarians at Guts and Glory -16
I lost again. This time 67-42. It is hard to come back when the other teams defense put up 29 points. He had Jacksonville defense against Baltimore. At 6-4 I have clinched a playoff spot. I still have a chance for the division title. If I play my cards right, I may even pull off the regular season conference title. I don't want to get ahead of myself. I have been looking over scheduling matchups of weeks 13-15. Some look good, some look iffy. Wish me luck. Looks like I am going to need it.
This week I am taking on the Kaiser's Krushers. After dropping the Raider's DEF and picking up Green Bay's DEF, my team became a 5 pt underdog. Then Randy Moss was down graded on the injury update in the middle of the week. The new line is minus six. My team usually performs the weeks when I am an underdog, so I am optomistic.
You probably ask yourself, "Green Bay's DEF??? Don't they SUCK???"
Actually, they are not that bad. The reason I dropped Oakland, was that they are playing Denver this week. With CJ on a bye this week, I had to start Lelie. If he scored a TD(Rec 3pt), OAK DEF would loose 2pts (look over the rules posted for Def Scoring in an earlier post). GB Def takes on Atlanta. If they can cause some pressure on Vick, I can get some good points. They have perform better than Oakland anyway. There is also something else that sold me on GB. Championship weekend they play Baltimore. If it is the same Baltimore as right now, it will look like a genious move. But, if Kyle Boller emerges to become something, it may be a bad move. I would have to resort to SD DEF. WHAT AM I SAYING??? Boller???
I lost this week to an opponent that I thought I would roll over. Westbrook wasn't enough to overcome a 9pt deficit. He only racked up 3pts. I lost with my worst showing of the season, 39-33. I have only scored in the 30's twice. The last time was back in week 5 with 37. I can't afford any more showings like that. Next week, I play Kaiser's Krushers. He is a good owner and is usually one step ahead of me. Hopefully I can beat him this time. He is favored 56-47. I lost earlier this season 83-48. Carolina WR Steve Smith killed me that week with 18pts against Miami. This week he is up against the Jets. I don't know if that is any better or not. The Jags Def also scored 17pts which is the second highest they have scored this season. They play Baltimore. Well Hell, I think I am done for. I will need to win my last two games to make sure I get in the playoffs. I guess that is why they play the games. But not TO, have fun on the couch the rest of the season.
B Division Team W L T PCT GB Strk Div Wks PF Back PA ShadowKahn 6 3 0 0.667 0 L1 2-1-0 0 440.0 113.0 389.0 KY Intimidators 6 3 0 0.667 0 L1 2-1-0 0 424.0 129.0 386.0 Bengalstorm 3 6 0 0.333 3 W1 1-3-0 2 455.0 98.0 424.0
A Division Team W L T PCT GB Strk Div Wks PF Back PA Kaiser's Krushers 5 4 0 0.556 0 W1 3-0-0 1 501.0 52.0 434.0 Eldora Highbanks 4 5 0 0.444 1 W2 2-1-0 0 392.0 161.0 478.0 Brigands 3 6 0 0.333 2 L2 0-4-0 0 360.0 193.0 419.0
C Division Team W L T PCT GB Strk Div Wks PF Back PA Lexington Nightmares 6 3 0 0.667 0 W3 3-1-0 2 480.0 73.0 492.0 The Big Cheeses 3 6 0 0.333 3 L3 2-1-0 1 427.0 126.0 425.0 Insane Barbarians 3 6 0 0.333 3 L1 0-3-0 0 361.0 192.0 493.0
D Division Team W L T PCT GB Strk Div Wks PF Back PA Guts and Glory 7 2 0 0.778 0 W7 2-2-0 3 553.0 0.0 402.0 The Big Kahunas 6 3 0 0.667 1 W1 2-1-0 0 476.0 77.0 422.0 LigerCats 2 7 0 0.222 5 L5 1-2-0 0 378.0 175.0 483.0
I won my game this week, 42-32. It looks to be an easy matchup this week. I am favored by 11 against Highbanks.
Side note: The wife has a new job that starts next week. Look for me to be blogging more. It is hard to keep up with this when she is home. I am doing this from work, so I better stop doing this and get to work.