Week 2 is in the books and apparently the NFL must’ve sent out a memo that asked for a busload of injuries. And that’s just what we got. Punctured lungs, cracked ribs, ACL tears, hamstrings, dislocations….hope these players have their health insurance up to date!
What we also got was a ton of offense. Secondaries across the league are currently slathering on the burn cream.
Enough with the stalling, lets get onto the recaps!!!
THE DREW YEARGIN AWARD..(aka the biggest beating of the week)
…goes to… Gr8est Show on Turf! *slow golf clap*…Well done, sir. Vincent Jackson went to town in New England, Forte and Rice continued their early season dominance and the vaunted Steel Curtain showed up against those PITIFUL Seahawks…PITIFUL!!!Even Tony Romo realized that you needed his help, so he got up off the turf, took some STRONG drugs and came back in and played his tail off. 32 points for a QB with a punctured lung? Outstanding.
Your opponent, SIgma Champs…well he still put up solid numbers but still got dogged by more than 50! That shows how good a game you had. Antonio Gates’s zero is a glaring hole where there should have been some production but I guess Belicheck decided he was going to do his best Soup Nazi impression..
Come Back…One Year! LOL!
Plus Sigma got subpar performances from Devin Hester….(more like Hester Prynne..), and 10s from Reggie Wayne and Hakeem Nicks have to be seen as disappointments. I know they have no control over knee injuries (Nicks) and elderly QBs (Wayne) but in otder to compete, they got to bring it every week. I am quite surprised that the GB defense still got 12 points after Killa Cam lit them up for 400 plus yards….
THE PRICE IS RIGHT LOSING HORN AWARD (aka the heartbreaking loss of the week)….
…goes to… Butter? Toppings?. Last week, you caused heartbreak. Now this week, your strategy of coming back from the brink of defeat came up 2 points short…
Funny story about this particular heartbreak. I’m sitting @ command central AKA my computer and I’m trying to watch the finish of the Eagles game. VIck was already out, thanks to the Falcon CB who tilt-a-whirled him into the burly shoulder of one of his offensive linemen. I stepped out earlier in the evening, during halftime, to get a couple of replacement WIng Hing Lemonades. (if you don’t know about them, you’re missing out!!!) so I’d paused the game and was a good 20 minutes behind. So I get a call from LXG while Mike Kafka is working whatever magic he can work out there. And he’s telling me, ” So I finally won…” and I’m like how? This game is far from over. Kafka just hits Maclin for a BOMB of like 40 some odd yards and I’m thinking to myself…No way…I check the league page and check his matchup. 175-173 and I see Maclin went ape for 40plus points! So I see the close score and immediately know who’s getting a certain award but I have to see how it happened. I figured it’d be a 3 and out. Some sort of floating wobbly pick, a fumble-rooski….nope…I see….
Maclin drops a 4th and 4. The ball hits him in the gut and he dropped it. Not saying that would’ve guaranteed a win/tie/loss but it would’ve brought the game to a 1 pt lead for LXG and Maclin may have had another shot at a GW catch, run, whatever….
The bigger problem was not starting Gronkowski. I presume Butter had a hunch Celek might do something in the Falcon game but hindsight being 20/20 like the ABC News program, I would’ve put in Gronk…Bad beat. From the middle of the pack to a step above the basement…
But it’s early!
The Sid Seixeiro Ray Lewis Impression Award (AKA impressive performances of the week)
which is a reference to this
QB Tom Brady – 56 points (unreal)
QB Drew Brees – 43
QB Philip Rivers – 40
WR Jeremy Maclin – 42
WR Vincent Jackson – 39
WR Miles Austin – 41
RB Darren McFadden – 31
RB LeSean McCoy – 27
RB Matt Forte – 25
RB Peyton HIllis – 25
RB Ryan Mathews – 25
RB Adrian Peterson – 28
TE Dustin Keller – 22
TE Fred Davis – 20
DEF Detroit – 21
DEF NY Jets – 19
The Hall and Oates Missed Opportunity Award…(to the one player on each losing team that had helpful points on the bench)
Absolute Chaos – Tony Gonzalez’s 27 on the pine really stung.
Butter? Toppings? – The Rob Gronkowski 24 cuts deep.
On 3..Ready Break – Hasselbeck’s 36…I’m as shocked as you are..
Dawg Pound Warriors – Schaub and Harvin combined for 47 that would’ve helped out.
Sigma Champs – Matt Ryan’s 33 but it would’ve still be a 50 point loss…
So that’s all for this week. Hope you enjoyed the recap. I plan on doing one of these every week as a way to get more variety into recapping the fantasy week gone by…Oh yes..before I wrap this up….a quick little jab @ my opponent.
Oksana and her friends in Sheepshead Bay were hanging out near by the marina and were having a discussion about their favorite TV shows growing up. A debate broke out about cartoons and the imported kids shows from Japan. Oksana gave her opinion but soon regretted it…