Tuesday, November 6, 2018
WWIT -- Week Nine - 2018
“This year’s “What Was I Thinking” is the craziest year EVER!” Ahh, yes, my friends – Many a time over these last twelve years, I’ve been found guilty of stating that line in here. To this, I ask this question…
Tell me it isn’t true! Isn’t THIS 2018 season the goofiest that you’ve EVER seen? We’ll state all the facts that prove that statement true in a bit, but for now, there is protocol to deal with. First, Geniuses, THEN, Goof-ups….
So…. Try as we must, we must plow ahead with this week’s parakeet paper …. Let’s find out who in the DFFL had their thinking cap on, and which ones of our brethren should have hired a trained chimp throw darts at their lineup sheets….It’s time to ask that burning question…..
We begin, as always, with the “wise guys” of the league, the newest members of our Genius Division …. But, before we do THAT, we had something happen in Week Nine of the DFFL that, as far as I can remember, has not EVER happened before --
Simply this – One of our league members actually took the time to get on the DFFL “Smack-Talk board” and blasted another member!
(Laugh) All-RIGHT! Now, THAT’s the SPIRIT, my friends! So, before we even GET to the Genius Division scoring, we’re awarding 5 Genius points to the team owner of the Norsemen, Rob Mielke, for his blasting of the Mob Squad’s Jesus Cortez, for benching the vaunted Vikings DST last weekend!
Now, for the record, we’re only giving out “smack-points” this one time (unless we find the need to do it again, mind you), but hats off to the Norsemen for breaking the smack-ice.
As far as the Genius awards for Week Nine, we had two perfectos! 7 Genius points plus 2 bonus points each for both Jose Cano of the Burbank Thumpers and Robert Abundis of the Killing Fields. Nice job, guys.
The Silver Genius medal this week goes to the Commish, Jim Francis, for only losing two points to his bench. Give the man behind the Bolts 5 Genius points for that effort. The bronze goes to Ron Bolton of Run & Gun – He only lost 3 points to HIS bench, good for three Genius el-point-o’s.
OK, here’s how they stand after Week 9 of the 2018 DFFL Genius Division, with one final nod to the King of Smack Talk, Rob Mielke….
Good. That’s over and done with. Let’s wave good bye to all the goody-goods from the Genius Division and move to where the action is – The WWIT Division. There’s plenty of shame to go around this last weekend, so without further adieu, let’s dive in feet-first and ask that famous question…
Let’s get to first things first… Take a gander at what eventually happened to Andy Gillette of the Trojans, last weekend. Andy decided to bench his favorite team’s DST for Week Nine – None other than the New York Jets, who put up a whopping 19 points in their game against the Dolphins. As the Sunday Night NFL games finished up, Andy was sitting in the top spot of point loss for the week, with just his starters on DST, the Dallas Cowboys, left to go.
Fortunately for Senor Gillette, the Cowpokes came through, and scored 10 DST points on Monday night football, which lowered his total WWIT score to 9 points, from 19. That effort by Dallas dropped the Trojans all the way down from FIRST place, to 4th place, “and out of the money.”
And, subsequently opened the door for the kudos of the worst handling of the bench for Week Nine to the gentleman that was the target of Rob Mielke’s “Smack-Blast” – Jesus Cortez, of the Mob Squad! Benching the Vikes’ DST cost Jesus 18 points, which was good for first place in WWIT in Week Nine, and seven WWIT points. Oh, yes… AND …. ANOTHER two WWIT points for being the recipient of the inaugural smack-talk blast in WWIT. His 9 WWIT point award moves Jesus from the 8th spot in the standings, all the way to the number ONE spot, at the top of WWIT, with just four weeks remaining.
Let’s give out the rest of the goofy-points… Grant Herman of the Baltimore Ravens lost 17 points to his bench last weekend, good for five WWIT points, plus one extra goofy-point for having TWO wide-outs losing one point each to the bench. Ryan Francis of Your Name Here / LGJ brings up the rear for third place by losing 16 points to his bench. He gets 3 WWIT points for that, and a bonus-goofy-point for benching the Seattle D/ST.
Now, before we go, we just wanted to point out something – Look how close the WWIT Division is, after 9 weeks! There are 8 teams within 7 points of each other! It’s gonna be nuts…. OK, here are the standings after Week Nine.
Well, that’s all for this week, friends. As always, I have all the e-mails to ship out the parakeet paper every week, on Tuesday, normally around Noon. Some of you don’t have Microsoft Office / Word? If that’s the case, just check out the weekly WWIT at www.theacescasinoblog.com. It’ll be there! Have a good week!