By Mike Tomlinson
Dominating the group with impressive 7-1 records are Jacklyn’s “The Brady Bunch” in first place and Jeannette’s “Bitzy’s Bashers” in second. The Brady Bunch is coming off a six-game winning streak despite the presence of flat-lining Tom Brady on the starting roster (Philip “Put Me In, Coach!” Rivers may be filing a grievance with the commissioner on this one). Bitzy’s Bashers—spawned by the random draft choices of the autopick gods—is giving The Brady Bunch a serious run for their money as they lurk closely behind and promise to be a serious contender for the number one spot well throughout the playoffs.
In the middle of the pack are “Caitlin’s Army Ants” in third place and “Raging Roya’s” in fourth, both with 5-3 records. Caitlin is also well-positioned to make the playoffs as she rides the Aaron Rodgers/Jordy Nelson gravy train, while Roya’s certainly raging—and rallying—currently in the strides of a three game winning streak. With Drew Brees and Matt Stafford alternately leading her team, Roya is nipping at the Army Ants’ heels (exoskeleton?) for third place dominance.
Judging by the way the season started, you’d think that whoever had the wisdom to draft Peyton Manning would have a guaranteed spot in the playoffs. Guess again, as Carrie’s “Boston Tebow Party” remains in just fifth place with a 4-4 record. With the team’s star players Peyton Manning, Wes Welker, and Reggie Bush out on a bye this week, Boston Tebow Party has some research to do and waiver wires to set if she wants to be a serious contender for EFL playoffs.
At the bottom of the pack are Leslie’s “Twerkin’ Tigers” in sixth and Mike’s “Bone Crushers” in seventh, both with 3-5 records. If only these two teams had the actual grace of Miley Cyrus’ twerking, they’d have a shot at the playoffs (at this point, the Bone Crushers would Macarena their way into the end zone if it would help them win). Filling out the loser’s bracket we have “Lauren’s Team”, “Bob’s Bruisers”, and “Fran’s Fine Team” with 2-6 records all around. Bob’s Bruisers’ owner was found in the locker room last Sunday delivering an impassioned “Al Pacino/Any Given Sunday”-esque rallying speech to his team, which is floundering despite the presence of some serious A-listers. He’ll have to come up with yet another game plan this week, as nearly half his team will be absent due to the 49ers bye.
As any respectable team manager knows ANYTHING can happen in Fantasy Football. With six games left in the regular season, it’s [almost] anyone’s game! Good luck to everyone and may the best team win!