Magill FFL: 'Never Give Up; Never Surrender!'
By Ken Magill
For an example of how anything can happen in fantasy football, look no further than Message Systems versus Return Path this week.
The MS Destroyers put a good old-fashioned ass whipping on the RP SPAM ASSASSINS 153.28 to 86.04 in arguably the biggest upset of the season.
The win put the Destroyers record at 3-5. Return Path’s record is 5-3.
All is not lost, Message Systems. Props to you for not throwing in the towel.
Meanwhile, Omeda’s Oh My Omeda extended its league-leading record by beating Living Social’s LivingSocialites 195.02 to 130.74.
Omeda’s record is 7-1. Living Social’s is 2-6.
Responsys’s I Have No Responsys won its sixth game in a row this week, beating the FreshAddress @men—a team managed by a guy who probably sticks pins in a voodoo doll of me for refusing to run a live draft—198.04 to 138.74.
Responsys scored the most points in the league this week. Its record is 6-2. FreshAddress’s record is 4-4.
Last year’s champion, Epsilon’s Harmony Army, got its second win of the season this week in a clash-of-the-titans game against Tower Data. Epsilon won 130.06 to 117.46.
Tower Data’s record is 1-7. [Don’t feel bad, Tower Data: My record in the league I play in is 1-7 this year, too. It happens to the best of us.]
Fluent’s Fluent in Kicking @ss won a squeaker this week, beating Team Yesmail 124.2 to 122.24.
Both teams are 5-3.
In another squeaker, PL Marketing’s Orchard Lake United beat demandware 181.66 to 180.28.
Interestingly, both teams got stellar performances out of their quarterbacks. PL Marketing had New England’s Tom Brady, who threw five touchdown passes. Demandware had Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger, who threw six in one of the greatest passing performances in NFL history.
Unfortunately for demandware, Roethlisberger’s performance wasn’t quite enough.
And in yet a third squeaker, The Net Atlantic Storm beat eDataSource’s End-zone Espionage—a team managed by a guy from Canada, the country with the most dumbassed anti-spam law in the world—155.12 to 152.3.
Net Atlantic’s record is 6-2. eDataSource’s is 3-5.
A look at eDataSource’s roster shows they started Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins and the Bills defense.
As a lifelong suffering Bills fan, I’m telling you eDataSource: Starting Bills on your fantasy team is akin to breaking a mirror and spilling salt while walking under a ladder as a black cat crosses your path after just having failed to respond to a chain letter. Do it and you’re beggin’ for it. You have been warned.
[Full disclosure: I have been starting Watkins on my fantasy team and he has been paying off. Though I am 1-7 so maybe I should heed my own advice.]