As it should be, trouble is brewing and instability has everyone on the edge of their seats waiting to see how many casualties result in the epic battle soon to take place. It is Week 17, the last showdown where each league sends its best army to fight the good fight, the fight to hold the Trophy of Versailles up high and proclaim dominance in the DBFA. The lineups for this bloodshed are set.
Reigning DBFA and MGL champion, Josh Hastings' Throatpunchers
QB Matt Stafford
WR Roddy White
WR Marques Colston
WR Jeremy Maclin
RB Felix Jones
RB Kahlil Bell
TE Jimmy Graham
W/T Santonio Holmes
W/R Kevin Smith
K Dan Bailey
www.FFtoolbox.com fantasy projected points: 166.6
Two-Time OIL champion, Jackie Bruesh's Soonerjack
QB Drew Brees
WR Jordy Nelson
WR Laurent Robinson
WR Julio Jones
RB Steven Jackson
RB Jonathan Stewart
TE Jason Whitten
W/T Pierre Garcon
W/R Jacoby Jones
K Alex Henery
www.FFtoolbox.com fantasy projected points: 136.8
Good luck! Let the battle begin and blood be shed!!!
Bruesch won his second Harrington Trophy in 2011, and, just like in 2008, he did after his number one draft pick went on IR in week one. Jessen and Duffy both posted their best finishes in the six-year history of the league to round out the top three.
5. The Dogs of War
6. Norman Nobodys
10. Darc Narc
11. Dirty Hippies
12. Dead Again
13. Arrogant Americans
Congratulations to the 2011 OiL playoff participants: Rogers; Bruesch, Baldwin; Duffy; Jessen and Cobb.
Congratulations to the 2011 rivalry week winners: Baldwin; Henderson; Cobb; Duffy; Jessen; and Leal.
Remember that the draft order is based on how well you do, so those in the consolation playoffs should still try to win as many games as possible.
Congratulations to Henderson for winning his final six games, although he just missed the playoffs. Trovillo turned a terrible season around late, winning three of four with the final loss being by less than two points. Jessen set a new record for points in a season (under current scoring settings) while Rogers and Baldwin made the playoffs for the first time. There will be a new champion next year as the Arrogant Americans failed to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2007. Furthermore, neither of the final two champions will repeat as 2009 champion Josh Hastings now competes exclusively in the MGL. The 2008 champion? Bruesch, who can become the first two-time champion with a win in the 2011 OiL Bowl.
2011 also marks the first time the Americans have finished with a losing record. It is the first time that neither Pyle nor Schmidt made the playoffs, as at least one half of that great rivalry usually fares very well. Leal started 6-2 and finished 7-6, losing four of five down the stretch to miss the playoffs.
That's all your commissioner has for now. Enjoy the playoffs.
Co-Commissioner Duffy, do you have anything to add (other than trash talk)? Feel free.