kshutchins Posted December 24, 2008 Report Share Posted December 24, 2008 Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Bah Humbug, or whatever suits your fancy, everyone. The playoffs have ended and the Championship trophies have virtually been delivered. The fantasy playoff weeks are tough because some teams rest key players and weather often becomes more of a factor. Sadly, few of us can claim the distraction of real Cleveland Browns football as an excuse for knuckleheaded fantasy coaching errors. Before I get busy cooking, here are the final results: Beanpot's League ONE: * 1st DTBH * 2nd Beanpot * 3rd WVBrownsfan 9-5-0 DTBH pulled a rabbit out of his hat and managed to repeat his winning ways, defeating 11-3-0 Beanpot by two "#!&@ing" points. In reality, Beanpot was the ultimate gentleman in defeat, giving credit where it was due, to Peyton Manning (25) and Dallas Clark (21) of the Indianapolis Colts. "It's hard to overcome your opponent when two players rack up nearly 50 points," he remarked after the first games of the championship weekend. Greenville Mayhem committed the fatal error of leaving a questionable Brandon Jacobs (24) on the bench in favor of DeShaun Foster (5), handing over the third place slot to a deserving WVBrownsfan, 57-73. After celebrating, Brownsfan will be consulting with a marketing to retool the teams "Mediocrity at it's best!" image. In Consolation play,the Ballantyne CraZeez enjoyed a glorious display of offense from Carolina's DeAngelo Williams (31) and ProBowl kicker, Stephen Gostkowski (17) to knock off OYGB 107-98. Ronnie Brown's 8 carries for only 32 yards, combined with a -3 from Tampa Bay's defense, cost OYGB. TJ Houshmandzadeh had zero receptions, zero points against the Browns, and zero points for the BrownDogs. WPB Browns earned zero points from RB Peyton Hills, who is spending his time on IR. In the battle of the zeroes, the BrownDogs took a bite out of the WPB Browns 74-61. *1. DTBH *2. Beanpot *3. WVBrownsfan *4. GREENville Mayhem 5. Ballantyne craZeez 6. OYGB 7. BrownDogs 9. Calfox KosarDawgs 10. Insert Clever Name 11. Notredamers 12. Port City Cat Dawgs Beanpot's League TWO: * 1st The Usual Suspects * 2nd Rookies * 3rd THE HAMMER The Usual Suspects were guilty as charged, mugging the Rookies, 74-67. The Pittsburgh Steelers' one point defensive perfmormance cost the Rookies the championship. The 10-4-0 Beanpot made an impressive effort to adjust his roster by adding RB Tashard Choice (20) but still got pounded by THE HAMMER 107-70. The Traveling Pants' Marques Colston (27) helped put the kibosh on Jumpin' Jack Flash's consolation round dreams, 107-54 and the underdawg Cleveland Cribbs rallied to finish off the Pack Rats 95-93. (This report is proof that it's tough to write anything while trying to listen to your kids talk in the other room!) Final standings: *1. The Usual Suspects *2. Rookies *3. THE HAMMER *4. Beanpot 5. Cleveland Cribbs 6. The Pack Rats 7. Traveling Pants 8. Jumpin' Jack Flash 9. Navdawg 10. Lambdo's Air Show 4 11. Huskymania 12. another beer please Tom Flugel's League THREE: Here's the Grand Finale from League 3 and the Heavyweights did not disappoint: Starting with the Playoffs. "Playoffs?" Yes Jim Mora Sr, the playoffs! Championship Game: Cleveland Steamers 51 Final Team Sabre 94 Last week Team Sabre broke out the chainsaw on those Flugelmanaics in sudden death to persevere on their mission into the finals against the red hot Cleveland Steamers. On the big stage, that chainsaw didn't run out of horsepower as the crew from Cleveland ran out of steam and right into the Sabretooth buzzsaw. Team Sabre's electricity was generated by 19 points from Drew Brees, 16 points from Brandon Marshall, 15 points from Larry Fitzgerald, 13 points apiece from Matt Forte and Randy Moss, 11 points from the Indy Def, 7 points from Josh Scobee and 0 points from Cory Boyd. The Steamers received the following contributions: Dominic Rhodes 17, Kris Brown 13, Thomas Jones 8, Lance Moore 6, DeShaun Foster 5, Andre Johnson 3, Pittsburgh Def 1, Dan Orlovsky -2. The League Three Office would like to congratulate Team Sabre for winning the League 3 Championship. For their efforts they have won the very first invisible Charles Darwin Trophy as the Survival of the Fittest. We hope they will come back to defend that honor next season. The Steamers are standing tall and proud with the #2 spot. Great job!!!! Third Place Game: Flugelmaniacs 103 Final Choo Choo's 122 The Choo Choos showed the Flugelmaniacs they weren't about to lose to anyone. They really had a fantastic rookie season in fantasy football and should feel really good what they accomplished. The Choo Choos gathered 122 points from the following players: Marques Colston 27, Jay Cutler 19, Antonio Gates 18, Maurice Jones-Drew 17, Chris Johnson 12, Clinton Portis 11, Miami Def 10, Rob Bironas 8. Meanwhile the Flugelmaniacs scored 103 points from these efforts: Tennessee Def 20, Wes Welker 17, Jason Witten 16, Shaun Hill 13, Eddie Royal 12, Steve Slaton 11, Cedric Benson 9, Mason Crosby 5. While we're at it, I was kind of proud of my Maniacs too for making the playoffs and competing to a sudden death tie-breaker to the eventual champions and then scoring over 100 points in the last matchup. Fifth Place Game: Rice's Rampage 85 Final The Noble Savages 63 Rice's Rampage topped the Noble Savages for 5th place with the following double digit contributions: Peyton Manning 25, Dallas Clark 21, Le'Ron McClaim 16, and Greg Jennings 14. The Savages went down swinging getting double figures from TO's 15, Kevin Smith's 13 and Josh Brown's 11. Seventh Place Game: Devil Dawgs 98 Final Fan Of STEEL 71 In the Alice Cooper Bowl, the Devil Dawgs brought the Heavy Metal to the Fan of Steel. Fan of Steel learned that DeAngelo Williams is even too fast for instant replay so let's just say he compiled 31 points. This was followed by Chad Pennington's 20 points while Brian Westbrook and Nate Kaeding combined for 13 points apiece and Michael Turner's 10 points pretty much had the Devil Dawgs singing good night John Boy to poor Fan of Steel. That said, said Fan of Steel's crew put up a pretty good fight getting 29 points from Philip Rivers, 11 points from Jerrichoi Cotchery and 8 points from Jerrious Norwood. Final Standings after the post season tournaments: 1. Team Sabre 11-5 2. Cleveland Steamers 9-6-1 3. Choo Choos 11-5 4. Flugelmaniacs 9-7 5. Rice's Rampage 9-7 6. The Noble Savages 8-8 7. Devil Dawgs 8-7-1 8. Fan of Steel 8-8 9. Waiting For Noodles 7-7 10. Believeland 6-8 11. Calfox KosarDawgs 3-11 12. Bermeck's KY Hicks 2-12 The goal was competitive league and fun for all so mission accomplished! We'll see you all again next season. Many thanks again to Kathy Hutchins for all her efforts with the Woof Woof that enhanced our overall entertainment value. 2 thumbs up!!!! Happy Holidays! - The League Three Office Heidi's League FOUR: Congratulations to Blitzburgh. League 4 Champion. Well done. * 1st Blitzburgh * 2nd Season Ending Injury * 3rd Team DangeRuss Week 16 Match ups: Blitzburgh 76 Season Ending Injury 62 Blitzburgh Leaders: Jay Cutler 19, Derrick Mason 16 Cutler threw for 359 yards and broke Jake Plummer's franchise record with 4,210 yards for the season, but he threw an interception to Kawika Mitchell at the goal line with six minutes left in the Broncos' stunning 30-23 loss to Buffalo on Sunday. Season Ending Injury Leaders: Matt Cassel 25, Greg Jennings 14 Cassel completed 20 of 36 passes for 345 yards and three touchdowns, guiding the Patriots to a 47-7 win over Arizona in the snow on Sunday. Team DangeRuss 118 Brownsfaninkorea 80 Team DangeRuss Leaders: Hines Ward 20, Drew Brees Ward had his fourth 100-yard performance in the past seven games with seven catches for 109 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-14 loss to Tennessee. Brownsfaninkorea Leaders: Reggie Wayne 20, Brandon Marshall 16 Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne had seven receptions for 108 yards with one touchdown in Week 16. My Helmet's 2 Tight 56 dirty hands 83 My Helmet's 2 Tight Leaders: Ryan Grant 14, Pierre Thomas 13 Dirty Hands Leaders: Brandon Jacobs 24, Tony Gonzalez 17 Jacobs (knee) had 24 carries for 87 yards and three touchdowns Sunday night. He caught one pass for five yards, but also dropped another one, showing again that he's a dreadful receiver out of the backfield. Illegal Procedure 72 wrfootball82 60 Illegal Procedure Leaders: Antonio Bryant 18, Wes Welker 17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden said the team would like to keep WR Antonio Bryant next year. Bryant is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent following the season. wrfootball82 Leaders: Kevin Smith 13, Larry Johnson 13 Smith ran for 111 yards on 24 carries, adding the Lions only touchdown in a 42-7 loss to New Orleans on Sunday. The Final Standings For League 4: Rank Team *1. Blitzburgh *2. Season Ending Injury *3. Team DangeRuss *4. Brownsfaninkorea 5. Illegal Procedure 6. wrfootball82 7. dirty hands 8. My Helmet's 2 Tight 9. Corky Crennels Byah! 10. vdogrowz 11. 2yy4u 12. DaManBeagles Again, congratulations to the top players. Enjoy the victories. Blitzburgh has earned the bragging rights in League 4. Season Ending Injury was a Fantasy newcomer who came through the ranks to get 2nd and earned bragging rights of their own and Team DangeRuss was a force to be reckoned with all season, great job at winning 3rd place. Congratulations to all teams. You all stuck it out and played hard and made it a fun season. I hope everyone will join in again next year. ---Heidi Congratulations to the Champions!! I can't thank everyone enough for making this a great fantasy season. I appreciate all of the kind and generous comments you all have made in response to these reports. It's been fun putting them together. As the season progressed, Tom and Heidi really got into reporting for their respective leagues and made my job a lot easier. Thanks to them for all of their energetic efforts. For those of you who have never done anything like this, it takes a couple of hours for each of them to compile all the information and write their entertaining commentaries. Kudos to them. I want to thank Todd (Beanpot) for doing an exceptional job and setting up and managing the leagues. He says he didn't do anything except set them up, but he's wrong. Without even realizing it, he encourages the members, manages the leagues, and keeps us all on an even keel so we can have a lot of fun. Thanks, Beans! To all of you faithful participants and readers, have a great holiday season. See you in the funny papers. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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