Magill FFL: Division Leaders Getting Distance
By Ken Magill
For the first time this season, The Magill Report Fantasy Football League division leaders are all at least two games ahead of their nearest rivals.
Division 1 leader the TowerData Validators won their third game in a row, beating Mickey Chandler’s Spamtacular Bastards 97.98 to 80.5.
The win left the Validators with the best record in the league at 8-2.
Division 1 rivals Message Systems’ MS Destroyers and Spam Primavera—run by Adam Mihalik, a marketing analyst for a really big insurance firm I’m not allowed to name—both lost while FreshAddress’s The @men won leaving all three tied for second place with records of 6-4.
Message Systems—which has been dealing with quarterback issues ever since Peyton Manning was taken out for the season—lost to Zrinity’s Email Lightning 87.72 to 128.5.
Email Lightning’s win brought their record to 3-7 and left them in a three-way tie for second place in Division 3 with Omeda’s Oh My! Omeda and PL Marketing’s Orchard Lake Pirates.
Spam Primavera lost to the Orchard Lake Pirates 112.16 to 125.06. The Pirates benefitted from an insane performance by the Arizona Cardinals’ wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and a solid outing by the Dallas Cowboys’ defense, which all but shut down the increasingly inept Buffalo Bills.
[Message from a lifelong Buffalo Bills fan to the league: If you’ve got someone playing the Bills, start him. Their defense is Swiss cheese.]
In any case, the @men beat Oh My! Omeda 114.24 to 106.32 despite starting Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson, who contributed a whopping 0.8 fantasy points to the effort.
Okay @men, do we have to have a talk about my Bills? Do you know what they do every year? At some point, the city of Buffalo did something that made God really angry and we will be paying for it forever. Got it?
Oh, and Buffalo sports teams don’t just come out and suck. Nooooo. It can never be that simple. Every year, they look like they may be putting something decent together and then: Rrrrip! Splat! Stomp! Stomp! Stomp! There go our hearts.
So keep that in mind, okay?
Meanwhile, Return Path’s RP GOLIATHS took another step toward clawing their way back into contention by recording their second win in a row, beating Division 3 leader NetAtlantic TidalWave 131.78 to 111.3.
NetAtlantic’s record is 6-4, three games ahead of the other Division 3 teams: Email Lightning, The Orchard lake Pirates and Oh My! Omeda.
The GOLIATHS’ win put their record at 4-6, leaving them three games out of first place in Division 2.
Then, of course, there’s the wife. Division 2 leader Pontiflex DUMBO’s handed her her third loss in a row by beating Rivet This! 127.36 to 107.24, leaving her record at 4-6 or four games out of first place in Division 1.
Her loss was bittersweet for me. She made for better copy when she was a threat.
The DUMBO’s record is 7-3, two games ahead of second place e-Dialog’s e-D’s TDs and the Spamtacular Bastards, whose records are 5-5.
e-Dialog beat Harte-Hanks Heroes 127.04 to 117.68.
Harte-Hanks’ record is 4-6, leaving it tied in Division 2 with Return Path and three games out of first in the division.