(Yes, I dug in the crates for this one…2002! Scarfeezy, the Broad Street Bully and some other camel-looking character who happened to rap on here…He must be a new jack or something…I don’t think he’s made much of himself since, I bet…)
Welcome back, fellow managers for another season of BTFL Breakdowns! It is a pleasure to put these together and I expect them to continue, no matter how many updates Yahoo makes to their websites.
I know that those automated recaps are still there…(you have to look a little harder this season) but I don’t even recognize them anymore.
With them being harder to find, it makes it easier for me to put mine on the front page of the league for e’erbody to see!
Kudos for messy webpage construction!
Enough with the grandstanding….let’s get down to brass tacks…what you all clicked that link for….the BREAKDOWNS!
Week 1 got off to a very fast start, as we all saw with those scores. Lowest score was 133 points!
A couple of years ago, 133 would get you a win 9 times outta 10
But this season? Not a chance. We out here running up the score like Texas A&M on Rice AND Sam Houston State! (No autographs though…allegedly)
These were some of the scores of LOSING teams…138. 142. 158. 173.
ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY THREE POINTS and they lost…. Wait a second… Seems like the perfect place to segue,
Looking @ the numbers, Absolute Chaos had a great opening week. Brees put up 40plus, the skill position players all put up double digits (shout out to my stolen sleeper Jordan Cameron dropping 25 like it’s nothing!)…even the special teams performed admirably. His opponent had a starting player give him a ZERO, left 28 points from a good TE on the pine and had some less than stellar production Dwayne Bowe.
So you’d expect someone rolling out a 173 to ease on down the road to victory right?
On 3…Ready Break was given gifts from above by Eli Manning, posterboy for damn near everything on TV, and his fellow Giants…
Everybody on that team must’ve bathed their forearms in Crisco that night!
6 total turnovers in the Sunday night game INCLUDING 2 PICK SIXES to the homestead, turning a 38 point lead to a 12 point one
with Arian Foster still remaining on Monday night.
And of course, Arian’s team gets down by 21 points, limiting his overall workload but in the end,
On 3 ended up as
by 2 points.
What a way to take your first loss of the season.
Such an unfortunate event, especially with Eric Decker being a part of that colossal butt-whooping the Broncos laid on the Ravens Thursday night and Eric could only manage 5 points!
Eric Decker played more like Eric Snow in that game
Even though the Giants found ways to give the ball up to the opposition, Eli did manage to matriculate the pigskin downfield on a few drives and threw for four touchdowns.
And the main beneficiary of that sloppy Cowboys/Giants game was Mash Out Posse.
His ownership of Victor Cruz, who caught 3 of Eli’s 4 touchdowns, spearheaded the charge to victory.
Having Miles Austin and Jason Witten didn’t hurt his cause either, with the duo accumulating 42 points of their own.
Now to bestow the 1st award of the season
The God Hand Dragon Kick award goes out to Van Damage
I don’t think either one of us expected that outcome.
Margin of defeat – 75 points? WHEW!
And the points that were on the pine could’ve really helped down the line, if scoring is going to be this high going forward….
On Sunday, I was kind of furious that your best players weren’t in the lineup..But I can’t be too harsh here. Yes, Seeing Boldin blow up for 39 points must’ve hurt, but even with his presence in the lineup over either Malcom Floyd or Jacoby Jones, that loss was inevitable….
Would I have sat Boldin?
But it was your choice to do so and you’re entitled to that.
You had a strategy in mind and it didn’t work. These things happen. What would’ve happened if Jacoby didn’t get hurt on a fluke play? How many points would he have gotten? We’ll never know.
Let me get my gloat on for a hot second though….
2 hundred like it’s nothing? OPENING WEEK OF THE SEASON?
I’m gonna need 3 GIFs for the occasion!
And onto the final matchup that I’ll be breaking down
G.O.M.A.B. had a lot go right for him in his 30 point comeback victory over 18-1. Dropping 188 points is not easy but a LOT went right for you for that to happen, especially with Mike Wallace giving you a measly 2 points toward the overall total.
I applaud the point total and but I’m going to focus on your opponent for a second.
18-1, a tough way to go out this week…A lot of the skill players on your team took that JaMarcus Juice, that Johnny Jolly, that Josh Gordon…..that Purple Punch…
but your Thursday evening performance was legendary. As I said during the 2nd half
Give Me Some Room
Sep 5, 11:10 pm
Looks like Peyton’s woken up 2nd half
Give Me Some Room
Sep 5, 11:31 pm
Let me rephrase…he’s on RedBull, 5hr energy and other stimulants
…and I was right to think that. At that time…
105 points right out the gate is unheard of in this league. Peyton tossing 7 touchdowns, Demaryius going for 161 and 2 TDs…it looked like a certified win to many who saw the boxscores on Friday/Saturday morning
But the rest of the team did you a disservice and got 53 pts amongst 8 guys.
I think this matchup solidifies the fact that you cannot count your chickens before they’ve hatched and you can’t count your wins before MNF goes off. Whether it be 18-1 or any other manager here, a lead is just a lead. It isn’t a guarantee of anything, regardless of opponent.
The perfect storm of unfortunate events could hit your team and leave your boys injured, underperforming or completely shut down by the opposition while the other team more than doubles his projected average because the Chargers only know how to choke away wins….
I mean good win by G.O.M.A.B…..Good win!
Congrats to The Other Guys on his win as well….
A quick look @ the matchups for week 2:
Mash Out vs On 3 is an interesting battle. The winner of the clash has a good shot @ being leader early on in the season.
Give Me Some Room, The Other Guys and G.O.M.A.B. will also look to get another win as well to keep the momentum going.
Man With the Moat vs LXG could also give us an early basement dweller 2 weeks in. Definitely don’t want that…
18-1, Van Damage and Absolute Chaos want to avoid the same fate.
We shall see how it all shakes out, starting Thursday night.
Patriots versus Jets!
And with that, we reach the end of another blog post, full of wit, mirth and humorous tidbits. Let’s keep the competition fierce, the waiver wire pickups plentiful and the trade offers fair and equal, unless someone out there offers you a beaut that you just can’t pass up!
Until next week, folks!
P.S. Kate’s gonna be with us @ the end of every breakdown this season.