Magill FFL: Epsilon Continues Season Romp
By Ken Magill
Epsilon is on friggin’ fire.
Epsilon’s Harmony Army put up the third-highest score of the season this week to beat Message Systems’ MS Destroyers 204.08 to 118.94. Having won their last seven straight, Epsilon has the league’s best record at 10-1.
They are also the only team to have secured a playoff spot with two regular-season games left to play. The closest team in Division 1 to Epsilon is email consultant Dylan Murphy’s Moodachay with a record of 8-3.
Moodachay won their fourth game in a row this week by beating FreshAddress’s @men 176.6 to 130.76.
Message Systems is in second place in Division 3 with a record of 6-5.
Meanwhile, there’s a dog fight shaping up in Division 2. Four of the five teams in that division are either in first place or one game out.
The NetAtlantic Storm lost to Movable Ink’s Inkredibles 113.12 to 129, dropping the Storm’s record to 6-5 and leaving them in a tie for first place in Division 2 with the TowerData Validators.
After a dismal start to their season, the Inkredibles have won three in a row and now have a respectable record of 5-6. Unfortunately they’re in Division 1, the strongest division in the league.
As a result, they’ll have to take comfort in causing as much pain to others as possible. In the next two weeks, the Inkredibles play eBay Enterprise and Message Systems’ MS Destroyers, two teams vying for playoff spots in Divisions 2 and 3, respectively.
No doubt the Inkredibles would enjoy spoiling some plans.
The TowerData Validators beat Living Social’s Illegal Use of Hands 154.32 to 117.08. Illegal Use of Hands’ record is 3-8.
eBay Enterprise beat Division 2 rival Omeda’s Oh My! Omeda170.36 to 151.16. As a result, they are now tied for second place in Division 2 with records of 5-6.
PL Marketing’s PLPromo beat Return Path’s Spammer Slammers 106.5 to 78.86. PLPromo leads Division 3 with a record of 7-4.
Return Path is in third place in Division 1 with a record of 7-4.
This game and the teams’ places in their divisions are a perfect example of how much luck can play in fantasy football. PLPromo scored the 13th lowest point total this week. They just happened to play the team that scored the 14th lowest point total.
Return Path would be in first place in Division 2 or tied for first in Division 3. They just happen to be in Division 1 with Moodachay and Epsilon.
Responsys’s Provokes a Responsys would also be a playoff contender if not for being in Division 1.
Oh well. We all go through it.
Meanwhile, last year’s champion eWayDirect Avengers got their second win of the season (Yay! Clap, clap, clap.) They beat Responsys 111.64 to 109.62. Responsys’s record is 5-6.
Next week, Division 1 and league leader Epsilon plays Division 3 leader PLPromo. Message Systems, in second place in Division 3, should forgive Epsilon for the beating they took this week and start thinking Epsilon-brand purple thoughts.
With two games left in the regular season, only one playoff spot is locked up, which means this league is crazy competitive. It sure has been fun to watch and I can’t wait to see how it all goes down.
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