Magill Report FFL 2013 Playoffs Set!
By Ken Magill
With the final regular-season games having been played, six teams are headed to the Magill Report 2013 Fantasy Football League playoffs: Epsilon’s Harmony Army, email consultant Dylan Murphy’s Moodachay, Return Path’s Spammer Slammers, The NetAtlantic Storm, The TowerData Validators and Message Systems’ MS Destroyers.
Four of the six teams made it in on at least two-game winning streaks. However Return Path is in the playoffs despite having lost its last three in a row.
Epsilon capped off its 2013 regular-season romp by beating the eWayDirect Avengers 165.2 to 153.84. Epsilon won its last nine games in a row and finished with a league-leading record of 12-1.
Epsilon is ranked No. 1 and has a first-week playoff bye.
The other team on bye this week is Message Systems. The MS Destroyers beat Movable Ink’s Inkredibles 168.08 to 117.28 and is ranked No. 2.
Message Systems finished the season leading Division 3 with a record of 8-5. The Destroyers are the only team from Division 3 to have made the playoffs this year.
Somewhat surprisingly, after a relatively solid performance throughout the year, PL Marketing’s PL Promo lost its last two games and missed the playoffs with a record of 7-6.
Despite losing its last game to the NetAtlantic Storm 108.7 to 109.06, Moodachay is in the playoffs ranked at No. 4.
Also, despite having won its last three games and finishing with a respectable 7-6 record, eBay Enterprise failed to make the playoffs.
The one team with a record of 7-6 that did make the playoffs was Return Path’s Spammer Slammers. They lost to the TowerData Validators 116.5 to 165.28, but apparently won the wild card tiebreaker by having scored the most points of the three 7-6 teams.
TowerData is in second place in Division 2 with a record of 8-5. NetAtlantic leads Division 2, also with a record of 8-5.
In our first round, Moodachay plays TowerData and NetAtlantic plays Return Path.
The winners will advance to play either Epsilon or Message Systems.
As always, the champion will receive an engraved crystal trophy and a regulation-size Lebanon bologna football from Dietrich’s Meats in Krumsville, PA. Mmmm mmm.