Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fantasy Football Re-Cap

Roscoe Village Hot Dogs-93
Jimmy's Daddy-69

Looks like the shoe is on the other foot, huh Hef? With concerns over his starting running back corp, the Hot Dogs get satisfactory production this Sunday (although both Forte and Smith still have not scored a touchdown). Jay Cutler and Reggie Wayne simply carried PG over the finish line. Look on the bright side, Hef, looks like Pierre Thomas is emerging as Leon Washington's replacement.

Rusty Trombones-110
CO Giants-88

Rollin, rollin, rollin...keep those Trombones rollin!! The battle of PG West has shown that the 3K isn't so Rusty, as the defending champions continue to show they are a force to be reckoned with. Willis Magahee has 5 touchdowns in 3 weeks, and is proving to be the anchor of 3K's running back corps. Worries over the Trombone receivers have been answered by Jerricho Cotchery, who is complimenting Vincent Jackson quite well. Speaking of receivers, it might be time for Giant Mike to put Brandon Marshall into the starting lineup. With Marion Barber on the sidelines, this might be a tough road to hoe for the CO Giants.

Lawndale Longhorns-104
Nigerian Nightmares-72

The Battle of Lincoln ended with Brother Shane victorious, and at 2-1, he looks for PG South supremacy (with Maurice Jones Drew showing him the promised land). And hasn't Mark Sanchez impressed so far this year. Linc got lucky after Donovan McNabb went down (good drafting on his part). Lake Forest product Kevin Walter is back from his hamstring injury and had a big game. My guess is he'll replace Braylon Edwards, who has to be frustrated at the Browns QB situation. Meanwhile the Nightmares were asleep at the wheel, starting Brian Westbrook AND Wes Welker. If they start Julius Jones and Santana Moss, he's in first place and his brother is sucking wind at 1-2. What a shame.

Berwangers Brawlers-84
Chimps Gone Wild-79

Big win for The Ger and his Brawlers, as he looks to build a solid season after an 0-2 start. Even without Larry Fitzgerald, the Ger was able to get some good points out of receivers Nate Burleson and Devin Hester. Something to keep an eye on is QB Tony Romo's 57% completion rate, ouch. So far, PG East is a two way street fight between the Hot Dogs and the Chimps, so this loss could be pivotal. The Frank Gore loss hurts VERY BAD, as the Chimps have to weather three weeks without him.

Hoosier Heat-69
Tallcorn Cobras-54

Lackluster game of the week, you both should be ashamed of yourselves. Let's move on.

Team 11-128
The Rockpile-67

The high-powered PG West division continues to pump out the points, and Team 11 does his part this week by throwing up a 128 spot. Between Peyton Manning and the Ravens D/ST, Team 11 has a strong foundation in a very tough division. And how about 35 year old Derrick Mason passing the century mark this week? Certainly makes up for Percy Harvin (who can run back kickoffs, but doesn't get any love from Brett Favre). I wonder if Bronco Mike is worried about his QB situation. He just lost Chad Pennington to a shoulder injury, and Kurt Warner played like a guy who stocks shelves at a supermarket. That 30 yard sack for a loss was flat out embarrassing. I don't care about his completion percentage last week, Kurt Warner sucks. It should be interesting to see if he'll use Felix Jones as a featured back (especially if Marion Barber remains injured). Oh..wait...nevermind. With The Rockpile scoring 209 points in three weeks, do I sense some trade offers coming?

Monday, September 28, 2009


WOW, what a week. In the final innings of the week, Baby Bisho defeats the Tallcorn Cobras, unseating the #1 seed and shocking the fantasy baseball world. A dejected T-Dub checked in last night, quipping, "I knew it could happen....my pitching laid an egg, it'll take a while to let this go". The Cobras will take on Rocky Mike's Rockpile to determine the 3rd place winner.

Client #9 will take on #2 seed Jimmy's Daddy in the PG Sportsworld Fantasy Baseball final. The Daddy's have been playing almost flawless baseball of late. Hef, GM for the Daddy's walks into this week riding a wave of confidence. "How sick is my team, performing in the clutch?"

In the bottom bracket, Fenway Ed and Year 2000! will face Yankee Mike and his surging CO Yankees. In a sign that anything can happen, Yankee Mike points to the fact that a #12 seed can play for 7th place points. Only in PG Sportsworld.

For the 9th place slot, 3K's Cornholers will take on the Lawndale Longhorns. Be sure to check in during the week, final season points are riding on every game!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Gut Check Thursday

AND DOWN THE STRETCH WE COME!!!!!!!! Getting down to the nitty gritty. Lots of money on the line here. Who's got the coins to step up and take it?

Client #9-5
Tallcorn Cobras-4

T-Dub better get his pitching staff in gear, or Baby Bisho is gonna be playing for all the marbles next week.

Jimmy's Daddy-9
The Rockpile-0

Now is not the time to take a week off, Rocky Mike. Almost as impressive as the Daddy's offensive showing? His RIDICULOUS pitching staff throwing up sub 1 numbers. At this point, I'd say Hef is the team to beat.

5th Place Final

Hoosier Heat-5
Clark & Addison-3

Hoosier is almost at cruise control mode, the only thing keeping Linc in the game here is his pitching staff. Hang in there, man, make it a contest!!

Year 2000!-8
Lawndale Longhorns-1

Is it possible that an 11 seed team could be playing for the #7 slot next week? Is Lawndale doing his best Brad Lidge impression here?

CO Yankees-5

I'm gonna be absolutely GLUED to this matchup this weekend.

Baby Gorillas-6
The SwinGERS-3

God, please, don't make me the last place team.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wednesday Snapshot

Many say that a fantasy team lives or dies by their running back corp. Bad running backs, bad team right? Let's take a look at each team's rushing performance thus far.

1. CO Giants- 70 rushes, 484 yards, 6.9 YPC
2. Hoosier Heat- 75 rushes, 389 yards, 5.2 YPC
3. Chimps Gone Wild- 74 rushes, 376 yards, 5.1 YPC
4. Lawndale Longhorns- 68 rushes, 321 yards, 4.7 YPC
5. Nigerian Nightmares- 66 rushes, 319 yards, 4.8 YPC
6. Tallcorn Cobras- 69 rushes, 318 yards, 4.6 YPC
7. Team 11- 85 rushes, 309 yards, 3.6 YPC
8. Rusty Trombones- 65 rushes, 291 yards, 4.5 YPC
9. The Rockpile- 66 rushes, 240 yards, 3.6 YPC
10. Hot Dogs- 85 rushes, 206 yards, 2.4 YPC
11. Berwangers Brawlers- 51 rushes, 172 yards, 3.4 YPC
12. Jimmy's Daddy- 42 rushes, 123 yards, 2.9 YPC

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fantasy Football Re-Cap

Chimps Gone Wild-126
Roscoe Village Hot Dogs-78

The Chimps picked up their first win of the season by decisvely beating the Hot Dogs of Roscoe Village. Frank Gore and Andre Johnson absolutely went off, garnering a combined 395 total yards and 4 touchdowns. A bit of drama as they lose their starting QB in Matt Hasselbeck but not to worry, Matt Schaub, who had the best week of his career, is waiting in the wings. PG is starting to worry a little about his decision making skills as well as the talent on his team. You're not gonna win too many games when your two top running backs score a combined 12 points. Ugggggggggg-ly!!!!

CO Giants-145
Team 11-110

Giant Mike is sitting atop PG West tied for first place, and his team is absolutely coasting right now. Chris Johnson throws up a 45 spot, and Marion Barber gets 21 of his own. Oh, and I almost forgot, Cedric Benson sits on his bench waiting for an opportunity to shine. I wish I had his problems. Tough loss for Team 11, who made a good showing by passing the century mark. Exciting production out of Dallas Clark last night, 80 yards to paydirt right out of the box. This performance would win most weeks in fantasy football. But when you're in PG Sportsworld, the bar is set a little higher, isn't it?

Tallcorn Cobras-86
Lawndale Longhorns-83

T-Dub eeked out a nailbiter this week, as both teams put up C-level performances. Interesting to note not one player on either squad had 20 points or more. Something to keep an eye on. It was nice to see Terrell Owens show up to the party this week, and his 43 yard touchdown made all the difference in the world. Who know Superman Tom Brady would wilt under the green kryptonite that is the New York Jets defense. J-E-T-S-JETS-JETS-JETS!!!!! To me, I saw a quarterback that was throwing off his back leg because he's scared of re-injuring that knee. Don't worry, T-Dub, you always have your backup....wait...you didn't draft a backup? Hey Lawndale, can you explain your thought process of starting Kevin Walter at wideout this week? Sure, there was an outside shot of him seeing playing time...were you not by your computer come gametime? A Braylon Edwards play is a win for the Longhorns. Tough loss, champ.

Jimmy's Daddy-65
Berwangers Brawlers-43

You think the last contest was lackluster, only two players on both teams scored over 10 points in this contest. The Daddy's are 2-0 and are averaging 78 points a week. That's what happends when you have a cupcake schedule. This one isn't worthy of comment (or my time). Let's move on....

Hoosier Heat-90
Nigerian Nightmares-76

Mr. Hackman puts up a solid performance, as he gets to .500 with a nice win over the Nigerian Nightmares. Hoosier Heat shows consistency, averaging around 90 points in the first two weeks. Solid performances by Carson Palmer (finally)and Adrian Peterson were keys to victory. The Nightmares were loving Marques Colston and Matt Ryan this week, but I'm sure are VERY worried about their running back corp. Join the club, Linc.

Rusty Trombones-117
The Rockpile-93

The reigning champs continue in cruise control with a victory over Bronco Mike and The Rockpile. PG West is looking like a two team dogfight, and I'm excited to follow it through the season. 3K is running on all cylinders, and his Cardinals defense/special teams pick is paying dividends rather quickly. As long as his running backs continue to produce, I think we're gonna see the Trombones defending their title with gusto. Meanwhile Rocky Mike has nothing to be ashamed of, with great perfomances by Kurt "Mr. Efficiency" Warner and Ronnie "Wildcat" Brown. Even Kellen "The Soldier" Winslow put up some good points. I have a feeling The Rockpile won't be winless for long.

Monday, September 21, 2009


Ok, guys, the playoffs are in full swing and dare I say...exciting? Saw the comments from the last post, btw, never realized that everyone liked the blog so much. By the looks of the number of comments people regularly make, I thought it was a ghost town (well, when you take away the whining, bitching, and complaining). BOOM!!!!!!!!

If the matchups don't excite you, perhaps this will. A refresher on how much money you could be taking home-

1st Place 40.00% $480.00
2nd Place 30.00% $360.00
3rd Place 20.00% $240.00
4th Place 5.00% $60.00
5th Place 5.00% $60.00

So far, Tallcorn Cobras, Client #9, The Rockpile, and Jimmy's Daddy are assured some sort of payout. But the bump between 4th and 3rd place is rather large.

Amazing that the lower seed teams in every contest prevailed, setting the stage for a dramatic round two. Could Client #9 truly show his fantasy mettle by ousting the juggernaut that is Tallcorn Cobras? Will the Rockpile stave off a typical weekend comeback from Jimmy's Daddy? Will Clark & Addison put the final nail in Mr. Hackman's coffin, rendering Hoosier Heat a paper tiger who cannot come through when it counts. Not to mention this contest is worth $60 (as the 5th place team sees that payout). As Derek Jeter always says, "it's not the best team that prevails in the postseason, it's the hottest team".

Down in the bottom bracket, we have Fenway Ed fighting for relavence as he takes on 7 seed Lawndale Longhorns. In an amazing upset, Yankee Mike earns the right to tussle with 3K, which I'm guessing will turn into a carnival of trash talk. In the toilet bowl, The Ger takes on yours truly, PG.

Keep in mind, every point counts in this 6 season league. Good luck gentleman!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Playoff Update

CO Yankees-6
Baby Gorillas-3

The Rockpile-6
Hoosier Heat-3

Client #9-6
Clark & Addison-2

Year 2000!-6
The SwinGERS-3

Wade and I discussed this earlier this week, but in the event of a TIE, the following list will govern who wins the overall contest....

Batting Average
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
Earned Run Average

So if there is a tie, whatever team has the higher batting average will win the week. If that category is a tie, then you move onto Wins. If that is a tie, you move onto home runs, and so on.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Fantasy Football Re-Cap

Roscoe Village Hot Dogs-122
Berwanger Brawlers-82

This is your textbook "statement maker". Whoever coined the phrase "defense wins ballgames" couldn't be more correct in this matchup. The Hot Dogs Eagles D scored a whopping 43 points, including 2 defensive/special teams touchdowns, 5 interceptions, 5 sacks, and 2 fumble recoveries. I'm crossing my fingers that The Ger's Chargers D/ST doesn't have a similar showing tonight against the Raiders. Meanwhile, the Brawlers enjoyed solid performances by Tony Romo and Devin Hester, who quieted concerns about his ineffectiveness as a receiver. If Cutler and Forte continue down this road, this is going to be a long season for the Hot Dogs.

CO Giants-79
The Rockpile-49

Giant Mike came up with a nice win this week, while Bronco Mike is left reeling after a subpar performance and an injury to wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez. After garnering only 7 points from his running backs and 2 points from 3 receivers, The Rockpile are scratching their collective heads about how to proceed. With Philip Rivers playing tonight for the Giants, Giant Mike may pass the century mark in points, and cement himself as a formidable fantasy squad. We'll keep an eye on his grade C performance from his running backs and receivers (save Santonio Holmes).

Lawndale Longhorns-95
Hoosier Heat-77

I know where Mr. Hackman and Lincoln Shane will be tonight..glued to their TV sets as this contest is far from over. 3K and I had a good laugh yesterday over the bittersweet situation Hackman finds himself in with Adrian Peterson. Come on, Hackman, come clean. You were cheering, weren't you? While Hoosier was cheering, Linc was most likely sobbing at the loss of Donovan McNabb. That one HAS to hurt. Meanwhile, Hoosier Heat still has Darren McFadden and Patriots D/ST to go and the Longhorns Nate Kaeding kicking for points tonight. Could Mr. Hackman be toasting to victory tonight?

Chimps Gone Wild-85
Jimmy's Daddy-62

Hef always had a knack for coming in at the last possible second and stealing victory. I've got news for you, it may happen again. The Daddy's tout Randy Moss, Antonio Gates, and Stephen Gostkowski tonight and the Chimps only have Lee Evans. Speaking of receivers, the Chimps have to be frustrated that Bernard Berrian was thrown to twice (with no receptions). What's that all about? Should be another excited finish!! I'll tell you what, if Hef can walk away with a W while getting no points from two injured starters (Steve Breaston and Pierre Thomas), he'll be a very happy man.

Nigerian Nightmares-98
Tallcorn Cobras-73

The Nightmares enjoyed a nice little week from quarterback Matt Ryan, and sleeper tight end John Carlson lived up to the hype by catching two TD's and almost eclipsing 100 yards receiving. T-Dubs squad put up two TD's in the tight end category as well, with resident dirtbag Jeremey Shockey racking up two of his own. I wonder if the Nightmares are panicking about Stephen Jackson yet? T-Dub needs 26 points out of Tom Brady and Terrell Owens to seal a victory. But not so fast, as the Fighting Okoye's have Wes Welker going for them this evening...or do they? Welker was listed as questionable but is expected to see action.

Team 11-70
Rusty Trombones-59

The battle of Lake Villa is raging, and 3K may just run the victory flag up the flagpole after all is said and done. The Trombones enjoyed good production out of his Green Bay contingent (Rodgers and Grant) and if he can keep that going with his San Diego squad (Tomlinson and Jackson), he'll walk away a winner. The 8 total points from 3rd overall pick Michael Turner and Chester Taylor may prove to be the achillies heel in Team 11's performance. It'll be interesting to see if anyone on his reserve squad will get the call in week 2.


Welcome to week one of the playoffs. I'm gonna walk you through the next few weeks, just so everyone is one the same page and there is a clear path to the finish line. First, the final power rankings (based on winning percentage)-

1. Tallcorn Cobras
2. Jimmy's Daddy
3. Hoosier Heat
4. Clark & Addison
5. Client #9
6. The Rockpile

7. Lawndale Longhorns
8. The Cornholers
9. Baby Gorillas
10. The SwinGERS
11. Year 2000!
12. CO Yankees

The winners of each respective division will get a bye in the first round of the playoffs as a reward for their stellar regular season play. Since this is a three week playoff, the #7 and #8 seeds will enjoy the same bye. So, for the purposes of this week, the Tallcorn Cobras, Jimmy's Daddy, Lawndale Longhorns, and The Cornholers will have a bye (your matchups this week have no bearing on the overall picture). With that, we will have the the #3 seed vs. #6 seed, #4 seed vs. #5 seed, #9 seed vs. #12, and #10 vs #11.

Next week, the winner of #3 vs. #6 will play the Jimmy's Daddy, the winner of #4 vs. #5 will play Tallcorn Cobras, the winner of #9 vs. #12 will play The Cornholers, and #10 vs. #11 will play the Lawndale Longhorns.

I hope this makes sense (it is a bit involved, but it makes the most sense and is the fairest way of proceeding. If anyone has any questions or comments, make them in the comments section (as always).

Why did I post a picture of Serena Williams, you ask? Anyone that threatens to shove a tennis ball down someone's fuckin throat is worthy of a PG picture post.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Playoff Time SON!!!!!!!!

I know this has nothing to do with baseball, but anytime someone gets cold cocked, it's a sight to see. Boise State dude, you got.......JACKED UP!!!!!!

Playoff time, guys. The final week for the regular season is next week 9/7-9/13. So finish strong, fellas. The 3 week playoffs will begin on 9/14. The first place teams in each divison will be awarded a BYE in Week 1 of the playoffs (as a reward for winning their respective divisions). This will automatically put both teams in the top 4 (at least) in terms of money.

If you are not in the top 6, that is no reason to lay down and quit. Keep in mind, this is a 6 year league, and points are accumulated every season (the team with the most points at the end of the 6th season wins the jackpot that is accumulating). Here is a rundown of the points system (per our constitution)-

1st place 18.0 points
2nd place 15.0 points
3rd place 12.0 points
4th place 10.0 points
5th place 9.0 points
6th place 8.0 points
7th place 7.0 points
8th place 6.0 points
9th place 5.0 points
10th place 4.0 points
11th place 3.0 points
12th place 2.0 points
13th place 1.0 points
14th place 0.0 points

Those points will be awarded AFTER the playoffs. Also, all prize monies will be awarded AFTER the playoffs. And if you think the points aren't important, picture the CO Yankees winning the entire league next season, all of a sudden he's back in the hunt. In short, EVERY WIN COUNTS.

Here are the power rankings thus far.

1. Tallcorn Cobras
2. Jimmy's Daddy
3. Hoosier Heat
4. Client #9
5. Clark & Addison
6. The Rockpile/Lawndale Longhorns
7. The Rockpile/Lawndale Longhorns
8. The Cornholers
9. The SwinGERS
10. Baby Gorillas
11. Year 2000!
12. CO Yankees

I had a conversation with Co-Commish Wade Ellis this morning to go over this. If anyone has any questions or concerns, just put them in the comments section and we'll go from there. Good luck!!