Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Aces Casino Fantasy Football: Week One
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So, by popular demand, here is the "Week One Edition" of the DFFL, our top fantasy football league. Enjoy, courtesy of Aces Casino, the orange county casino party leader.....
Aces Casino Fantasy Football Highlights - Week One!
Run&Gun takes command in Sales Division with convincing 138-49 victory over Norsemen; ’09 Champion FTP squeaks by the ‘Squadron,’ 75-55; MGL blasts division rival Grim Reaper 102-79; Expansion Team Burbank ‘thumps’ YNH, 83-67; HF-XLV, Bolts post week one wins
Let the GAMES BEGIN!
That’s right, my friends. The Dunn-Edwards Fantasy Football League is off and running with a brand new season, and if the Week One results are any indication of what we’re in store for, you’d best fasten your seat belts; It’s going to be a bumpy ride!
The opening week of the 2010 DFFL had it all; Three of the four semi-finalists from last years’ playoffs posted big wins, and three teams that started slowly LAST season reversed that trend THIS season. Among the top stories of the DFFL’s inaugural weekend, we had one of the top rivalries in the league post a record-setting performance, two DFFL employees that decided to take turns to find out who actually wanted to WIN their game, and a remake of the hit film, “The Grim Reaper Meets The Auto-Drafter” – All this and more, as we take a quick look at the Week One Action in the Dunn-Edwards Fantasy Football League!
We start our weekly recap in the Sales Division, where the DFFL schedule-maker seemed to have a sense of humor when creating the 2010 DFFL calendar. Dunn-Ed Week One would see one of the biggest rivalry games in our league take place, when Rob Mielke’s Norsemen took on Father-In-Law Ron Bolton, and Run&Gun. After seeing this one on the sched, we knew this game would have fireworks, but NEVER anything like THIS. Rob’s Norse Crew would hit the field first on Thursday night with FOUR different Minnesota Viking players taking the field, hoping to build a big lead and run away from their arch-rival three days before R&G would have a chance to respond.
Alas, ‘twas not to be.
The “Fearsome Foursome” of Favre, Peterson, Harvin and the Viking DST ended all the expectations of a barn-burner in-waiting when they teamed up and posted a grand total of 21, yes, 21 points TOTAL. Ron Bolton had to be smiling after that Saints/Vikes Thursday-nighter, and when Sunday rolled around, the smile got even wider.
When Run&Gun was through for the day, they ended up posting the 5th-highest point total in DFFL history, a whopping 138 points on the day, blowing out the Norsemen by 89 points, 138-49. The margin of victory also set a record for the 4th-highest margin of victory in league history, thanks to the combined efforts of 7 different players, including Chris Johnson’s 27 points v. the Raiders on Sunday. With the win, Ron’s ‘Gunners definitely made a statement to the rest of the league – “We’re back, and we’re even better than ever.” I’m a believer. Next week, the Gunners take on Ben Miller’s “Your Name Here,” while the Norsemen try to bounce back in Week Two against another divisional opponent, facing Andy Gillette and the 0-1 Trojans.
Speaking of the Trojans, Andy Gillette’s team opened up their 2010 DFFL campaign against Jim Francis and the Bolts, a game that featured two of the three ex-DFFL Champions, looking for a big win to start the season off right. This one ended up being one of the better games of the Week One sched, but for all the wrong reasons. Of the 18 players that started between the two teams, only SIX of the players posted double-digit point totals on the day, with TEN of the remaining 12 scheduled players posting an anemic four points or less.
The score was 52-36 Bolts going into Monday night, with the Trojans holding back FOUR Monday-night scoring threats. Things looked bad for the Bolts…Until the games started. The Trojan foursome would end up adding (Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, Mr. Mielke) only 21 21 more points between them, and when the Ravens posted their 13-point DST total, it (and Marcedes Lewis) put the Bolts eventually over the top with the win over the Trojans, 65-57. Hey, if Jim was here right now, he’d be saying “a win is a win,” and he’s right – With the victory, the Bolts start off the season at 1-0, with a game next week against the expansion Burbank Thumpers waiting in the wings. The traditionally slow-starting Trojans drop to 0-1 early on, and will be facing the aforementioned Norsemen in a key division matchup.
Touching on the other four DFFL games quickly……. The expansion Burbank Thumpers beat perennial DFFL power Ben Miller and Your Name Here, 83-67, thanks to the efforts of Monday-night star Jamaal Charles and his 16 late points…… Young Guns division saw Robert Abundis and his “HF-XLV” (I just love abbreviations!) defeat Grant Herman and the Baltimore Ravens, 105-84 to take the early lead in what should be an entertaining divisional race……. 2009 DFFL Champion Full Tilt Poker limped to a lackluster 75-55 win over Jesus Cortez and the “J-Squad, no thanks to their bench, which will SURELY get totally toasted in tomorrow’s “What Was I THINKING” Week-One edition……..2009 DFFL Semi-finalist Anthony “The Auto-Drafter” Pitassi rode the Brady-OchoCinco connection to an easy 102-79 win over Alan Sullivan and the Grim Reaper to begin the season 1-0. Next week, the Reaper gets FTP in a rematch of one of the more exciting regular-season games of the 2009 season, while MGL takes on the Ravens….
That’s all for now, friends…..Remember, Tuesday night at Midnight is when the waiver requests get processed by the league waiver system, so make your selections early, and watch for the fireworks sometime Wednesday morning. Any questions? Drop me a line, I’ll be happy to answer any and all of your questions, with the help of our commish..
Reminder – This is the Tuesday DFFL Newsletter that you’ll be receiving every week during the season, but wait--- there’s so much MORE! You’ll also be getting e-mails from the league on Wednesday, with both the 2010 DFFL Power Rankings along with our irreverent “What Was I THINKING” lampoon-a-thon. Then, on Friday, it’s time to take a quick look at the upcoming Week Two games with our “Games Of The Week” non-sense, the issue that analyzes the top games of the upcoming schedule. Congrats to all of our winners, and “We’ll see you tomorrow!”
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