The playoffs are now only six teams. Six teams is really what it should be anyway. It was that way last year until I felt bad for teams that wouldn't have made the playoffs due to our unbalanced scheduling last season. This year, there is a balanced schedule and no one has any reason to complain. There is no way I'm cool with allowing losing teams into the playoffs and everyone I've talked to in the league agrees with me, even those who admit they won't like it because it will kill their playoff chances.
I've looked at the remaining schedules, and our number six, seven and eight seeds (after this week) all have to win both of their remaining games just to finish with winning records. Our five seed has to win at least one to finish above .500. Mediocrity is not to be rewarded.
So, there's now a dogfight between Duffy, Bruesch, Schmidt, and Finch for that final playoff spot. You guys better manage the hell out of your squads because this one is coming down to the wire.
From now on, the official position of OklahomIraqis fantasy football is that losing teams do not make the playoffs. Six out of 14 teams is more than reasonable.
Good luck, gentlemen. I've been really impressed with the competition this year. I can't wait to see how it ends.
Behind Michael Vick's 60-point outing, Cliburn's Arrogant Americans stormed back on Monday night to beat Morgan's Whackers by 50.
A week after missing out on a win due to not setting his damn roster, Cobb's players went on strike, netting him a mere 113.75 points against a rejuvenated Hangovers squad.
Morgan's Whackers appear to be peaking at the right time, as they posted the high score of week nine with a 188.00-140.75 victory over Rogers' AmmoDog squad. Behind a Dallas Clark-like performance from Jacob Tamme and 28 points from the Green Bay defense, Morgan scored more points in week nine than any of the previous eight weeks.
Duffy's Hangovers keep taking one step forward and two steps back. Four weeks from the beginning of the playoffs, Duffy's squad posted a pathetic 77.95 points in a blowout loss to the suddenly-formidable Norman Nobodys.
Josh is busy, Duffy is in Wisconsin and the commish is working three jobs, so we'll find time to broadcast the greatest Iraq-inspired, Oklahoma-based fantasy football podcast around on Thursday. Talk to you then.
Cliburn's Americans nudged into first place (by 1.25 points . . . for the season) with a 183.15 point showing against Jessen's DominationStation. If the Steelers hadn't wet the bed Sunday night, it could have been worse for the Station, but the 183 points were enough for tops in the league week eight.
Finch's squad gave a big FUCK YOU to competition, dignity, football, the OklahomIraqis League, and pride with a pitiful 78.8 point "effort" against Morgan's Whackers, who we can safely say will not be picking first in next year's draft.