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Magill FFL: Divisions 1 and 2 in Gridlock; Wife wins Again: Arghhhh!

10/18/11

By Ken Magill

In a case of what-are-the-odds-of-that? every team in Division 1 won this week and every team in Division 2 lost resulting in no change in their standings.

More importantly though, the wife’s Rivet This! managed to beat last year’s champions, e-Dialog’s e-D’s TDs, 105 to 96.02, leaving e-Dialog at second place in Division 2 with a record of 3-3. The win was the wife’s second in a row and put her back in contention with a record of 3-3.

As we all know, the wife in contention is fun for her, but could result in public humiliation for me in the form of a comically shaved head.

She commutes into New York City and is generally out of the house before I wake up. But being the wonderful, kind, caring, loving wife she is, she left a note on my MacBook this morning.

It was so warm and sweet, I had to share:

Here’s to hoping her winning streak stops at two.

Meanwhile, the TowerData Validators and Spam Primavera both won this week, leaving them tied atop Division 1 with records of 5-1.

TowerData beat the Pontiflex DUMBOs 128.58 to 73.66, leaving Pontiflex atop Division 2 with a record of 4-2.

TowerData is on a four game winning streak.

Spam Primavera, run by a marketing analyst at a really big insurance firm I’m not allowed to name, beat Zrinity’s Email Lightning 116.7 to 105.5, leaving Zrinity’s record at 1-5.

Chin up, Zrinity. I understand. I’m a Bills fan, remember? Even when our team is winning, we Bills fans know the next slap in the head is just one game away. It builds character.

NetAtlanticTidalWave extended its winning streak to three in a row by beating Harte-Hanks Heroes 147.48 to 85.6. The win kept NetAtlantic in first place in Division 3 with a record of 5-1.

Harte-Hanks’ record is 2-4, placing them second last in Division 2.

Interestingly, or sadly, depending on how you look at it, the last-place team in Division 2 is Return Path’s RP GOLIATHS.

Harte-Hanks and Return Path were two of last year’s strongest teams. Harte-Hanks squeaked out a win last year over Return Path—which until that point looked unstoppable—in the playoffs and went on to lose to e-Dialog in the championship.

They are examples of just how much of this game is luck.

Return Path lost this week to Omeda’s Oh My! Omeda 110.02 to 130.98. Return Path’s score was better than seven other teams this week.

In any case, as a result of Oh My! Omeda’s win, the team is in second place in Division 3 with a record of 3-3. Oh My! Omeda serves as an example of how quickly fortunes can change in fantasy football. The team is on a three-game winning streak after losing its first three.

Message Systems MS Destroyers managed to boost its record to 3-3, helping it keep pace in Division 1 with a win over the Spamtacular Bastards: 126.76 to 108.22.

The Spamtacular Bastards’ loss left the team tied for second place with e-Dialog in Division 2 with a record of 3-3.

Meanwhile, FreshAddress’s The @men beat PL Marketing’s Orchard Lake Pirates 142.18 to 102.32.

The @men are in a three-way tie for second place in Division 1 with the wife’s Rivet This! (arghhh) and Message Systems MS Destroyers with records of 3-3.

The Pirates’ record is 1-5, putting them in last place in Division 3.

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