Fantasy Football, Week 15

We’re down to the last two weeks of the regular season, which means Fantasy Playoffs. Since my beloved Cleveland Browns decided not to show up against the Bengals this past Sunday, we’ll move on to my playoff results.

This week’s results:

Yahoo Teams

RTVP League:  (Semifinal Result – Moving on the the Championship Game!) Angus’ All Stars 80, MacD’s Ratbastards 61
Chix & Dix League: (Quarterfinal Result – Moving on to Semifinals ) Stratoblasters 405.0, Mudders 270.5
Purple Pride League: (Quarterfinal Result – Moving on to Semifinals) 4th And 10 134.50,  e’s raiders 111.50
Beer & Brats League:  (First Round Bye, Moving to Semifinals) The Others
Pros Joes & Schmoes League:  (Semifinal Result – Moving on to Finals, playing for 3rd Place)) The New No. 2 126.22,  RoughRiders 156.65

Fox Sports Public League 6970A: (Semifinals Result – Moving on to Championship Game!): A Team Called Brian 133.9, Hit Squad 93.1

ESPN Players League: (Consolation Ladder – Moving on to Consolation, Second Round) Intimidating Team Name 197, Team PAR 91


Fantasy Football, Week 14

Well, my beloved Browns are back to their losing ways, against the Buffalo Bills, no less (and, believe me, you can’t get much less). Yes, the weather was cold and icy, but five fumbles? Three of them by the Other Peyton?  Still, I’m (mostly) happy with the improvement shown this year. I just hope we don’t embarrass ourselves too much in the final three weeks.

This week’s results:

Yahoo Teams

RTVP League:  (8-6 – First Round Playoffs Week 15) Angus’ All Stars 77, OM Rules 115
Chix & Dix League: (5-9 – Consolation Playoffs Week 15 ) Stratoblasters 328.0, Mudders 260.0
Purple Pride League: (11-3 –First Round Playoffs Week 15) 4th And 10 136.00,  Nordic Nightriders 104.50
Beer & Brats League:  (5-9 – Consolation Playoffs, First round Bye) The Others 105.04, Cayman Lions 122.14
Pros Joes & Schmoes League:  (8-6 – First Round Playoffs Week 15) The New No. 2 107.73,  LG’s Men of FF 88.72

League 5101: (6-8 – Missed Playoffs) The Dharma Initiative 100.5, mojo 86.92
League 6613: (8-6 – Missed Playoffs) Reedy Creek Ramblers 37.98, Special Needs 126.04

Fox Sports Public League 6970A: (10-4)  First Round Playoffs: A Team Called Brian 95.3, GIANTMEN III 81.7

ESPN Players League: (3-9-1) Consolation Ladder (In Progress) Intimidating Team Name 86, Team PAR 62

So I’m a combined 5-3  for the week, and 64-60-1 for the season in my head-to-head contests.

Fantasy Football, Week 13

Football, like life itself, is a matter of perspective. How things look depends on where you’re looking at it from, and what you were hoping to see.

For example, my beloved Cleveland Browns eked out another win this week, albeit an ugly one, against the Miami Dolphins. The game itself was about as thrilling as as my last nap, but a W is a W, whether it’s come by ugly, sloppy, or whatever. Delhomme didn’t throw the ball to the wrong team, we mostly kept penalties in check, and, most important, we scored more points than they did. As a result, our record year-to-date is 5-7. We ended last season at 5-11; we have four more games to show an improvement over 2009, and, although we’ll be playing some tough teams, it should be doable. We’ve won four of our last six; we should certainly be able to snag one more W.

I have a friend who is a diehard Tennessee Titans fan, and has been since they were the Houston Oilers. Part of (or maybe most of) the reason is that his brother-in-law is the Titans’ offensive line coach, Hall of Famer Mike Munchak. Like most of us fans, Jeff’s mood at this time of year rises and falls with the fortunes of his team, and right now his team is sitting at 5-7. This was after a 5-2 start; they’ve lost five games in a row. Their starting quarterback had (another) meltdown after a recent loss, before being put on IR; back up QB Kerry Collins is playing banged-up after rookie third stringer Rusty Smith had a horrible game two weeks ago. hey are getting booed at home, fans are calling for Coach Jeff Fisher’s head, and things are basically in turmoil.

So you have two 5-7 teams. I’m thrilled and excited and can’t wait for next Sunday; Jeff is forlorn and can’t wait for the season to end so the Titans can hopefully put an end to their problems during the offseason.

Of course, we may not have a 2011 season anyway, so we may have to wait two years to see how things play out.

This week’s results:

Yahoo Teams

RTVP League:  (8-5 – Clinched Playoff Spot) Angus’ All Stars 95, RimRats 57
Chix & Dix League: (4-9) Stratoblasters 218.0, IceholeWarriors 341.50
Purple Pride League: (10-3 – Clinched Playoff Spot) 4th And 10 149.00,  Primetime 117.00
Beer & Brats League:  (5-8) The Others 106.98, Shafiano 104.02
Pros Joes & Schmoes League:  (7-6) The New No. 2 197.86,  Jayus’ Jesters 171.85

League 5101: (5-8) The Dharma Initiative 101.8, 49ER NATION 133.84
League 6613: (8-5) Reedy Creek Ramblers 103.96, Special Needs 75.38

Fox Sports Public League 6970A: (9-4 – Clinched Playoff Spot) A Team Called Brian 96.3, Newc’s Cowboys 88.3

ESPN Players League: (3-9-1) Intimidating Team Name 115, Team Curtis 135

So I’m a combined 6-3  for the week, and 59-57-1 for the season in my head-to-head contests. Playoffs start next week in most leagues.