We have a new number one team in the NFC. Finch's Hard Targets walloped the Hangovers to take the top spot. Previous number one Lucky Enuf lost big to the NARCS while the Nobodies moved up to third with a win over Dead Again. There are now three 7-2 teams vying for the top two playoff spots (and first-round byes). Things are getting interesting as we head into the home stretch. Week 10 analysis after the jump.
Due to a previous engagement, The OIL Hour will broadcast tomorrow rather than its usual Wednesday night slot. I hope everyone had a stress-free Veterans Day.
Week nine has come and gone like any other week. But now the playoff picture is going to be really muddy in the up and coming weeks. War Pony had a majority of their players on bye this week but came through with a huge game to lead the league this week in scoring. Great job by Jimmy Venable on filling the gaps in his lineup (getting DeAngelo Williams off waivers didn't hurt). The close game between the Doughboys and Rebel Alliance was also fun to keep an eye on. This ends the Rebel Alliance's five-game winning streak. Congratulations are in order for the Cocks, who finally got their first win of the season. During their celebration this week, their manager said, "We're going to win out; we will not lose a game the rest of the season."
Below are the standings heading into week 10. Analysis after the jump.
Attention!! Attention!! I would like to give a shout-out to The Mechanics for their awesome win in week week against Dirty Dogs. Even though the Mechanics are 2-6 and have the toughest schedule out of any team, they're still battling like a warrior till the end. Also, I would like to make a point to focus on a particular matchup this week. That matchup is in reference to the current top two teams in the PFC League. The Enforcers are number one and The Xtreme is number two. Both teams will slap each other silly this week in order to figure out who will be the new number one in the PFC. One other comment I would like to make to the masses, please keep the league interaction going. You can achieve this by making a late season trade [Editor's note: the trade deadline actually passed on Friday, but it's the thought that counts], calling the person you're playing that particular week, texting some B.S. to others, or using the chat feature in the Yahoo! Fantasy Sports app. Good luck to everyone and get your rosters set before game time. Week nine previews after the jump.
Week eight did not bring really any close games like week seven did. The closest game was a three-point battle between the Vultures and Warm Bodies. However this game was pretty much over by the time the Warm Bodies played their last guy. The Cocks finally won something, although it wasn't a game: they now own the longest losing streak in OklahomIraqi League history. Not sure that is something to be proud of.
Below are the standings heading into week nine. The Vultures own the outright first place with the best record, the Brewmasters fell all the way down to third place this week with a loss. The Redlegs benefitted from an OIL record passing performance by Drew Brees. Week nine previews after the jump.
Week eight was feast or famine (with all the injuries sustained, it was mostly famine). Six of seven winning teams scored more than 148 points, five scored more than 156, four scored more than 175, and one dropped a 200 bomb. Meanwhile, two of the losers failed to break triple-digits. Five of the losing squads scored less than 121 points. It was rough my Arrogant Americans, who faced Leal and his 210 points. Pyle kept his number one position beating Rogers's AMMODOGS. The Hard Targets (Finch) moved into the two spot and Henderson and Leal round out the top four at 6-2 each.
Duffy lost again, seemingly tying Morgan's record for longest losing streak in OIL history at seven. But, in a week where Duffy watched his Packers lose to the Broncos in person, a little luck did go his way. Namely, Peacock lost his eighth-straight game in the AFC . . . setting a new record and keeping Duffy from gaining infamy.
Speaking of the Record Book, I realized today that I had misrepresented my dominance. My W-L record was listed at 96-50. For some reason, it just didn't look right today. So I recalculated and found I'd counted one season twice (2012) when I last tallied it up. So my overall record is still the best in the league, but it's not nearly as dominant as it seemed. Heading into the 2015 season, the 'Mericans were 85-46 (64.8%). Week nine previews after the jump.
Our Record Book now includes individual player points records. Drew Brees prompted the update after breaking Michael Vick's 2010 record for most fantasy points by a QB in a single game.