2011 Payton34 Fantasy Football
Fantasy Football... huzzah!
Hey there. Welcome aboard to the 2011 edition. It's bare bones, baby... just chronological order. So page like mad to the bottom for the latest, greatest stuff.
bear down... yow, bill
Testing - 08/18/2011
This is a test of the emetergency broadcast system. This is only a test. In the case of a real emergency... blah blah blah.
giddy... yow, bill
Draft order, based on last year's standings:
We do have one open slot, so recruit recruit recruit.
Email me any questions/ideas.
peace... yow, bill
14 teams - 09/01/2011
It looks like we will roll with 14 teams this year. Huzzah!
That means our draft order will be:
Remember, the draft is Saturday Sep 3 @ 5:30 pm at the Poap's house in Geneva.
Research - 09/02/2011
Research links... the big 3 sites. Just for fun.
ESPN is the big Daddy, I suppose. Most everything is free, but it's annoying that some of their stuff is only for subscribers. Whatever.
2. Fox Sports
They seem to feature three different guys and put their stories/predictions in a blender. Goob.
3. CBS Sports
CBS Sports is (wonderful) information overload.
See you tomorrow at 5:30!
hike... yow, bill
Draft fun, draft done - 09/05/2011
Great time at the draft. Thanks to all! Thanks to the Poap for the hospitality and for being an outstanding draft secretary.
Here are the draft results:
Or, here's a PDF version: official_draft.pdf
Two things before the actual draft. First, we voted to have a straight draft next year. Huzzah! Second, last year's champ was coronated. The Poap presented the Payton34 trophy to Bill Krieger (yeah!), our 2010 champion. Bow down!
Congrats 2010 Champions
Naperville Goldfish, owner Bill Krieger
Great start to another great (fantasy football) year.
good luck... yow, bill
Regular season. Check. - 12/06/2011
I heart the 14 team, 6 playoff team, 3 round setup this year. Excellent!
Here are the final standings for 2011:
The 2011 All-Payton34 team is:
Our P34 2011 MVP... dominating from start to finish:
Payton34 2011 MVP
Aa Rodgers (gnb)
En homage to our MVP... this photo entitled "Aaron Rodgers and his girlfriends". Ha!
On to the playoffs!
huzzah... yow, bill
Zee Playoffs, Round 1 - Dec 13, 2011
Our two bye teams are: #1 fightin bulldog and #2 Da No-Brainer.
The real action...
Read on for the boxscore and summaries of this exciting playoff action.
Chicago PinkHat 85, Melonville LaRue 67
Summary: Click on that boxscore and enjoy the goodness. This was an angry donnybrook. MJD carried the Larue with a 4TD, 30 fantasy point Sunday afternoon. And I don't think I've seen this in all my fantasy years... the PinkHat had double-digit scoring from 6 players.
Monday night, with a comfortable lead, the PinkHat went into self-proclaimed "Beast Mode" as Marshawn Lynch powered into the endzone to a shower of Skittles and a ticket to the 2nd round of the playoffs. It was another bitter playoff end for perennial contender LaRue.
Metal Militia 60, Lawn Ranger 21
Summary: The Militia cruised to a respectable 60 points in an easy victory. The story was the Lawn Ranger, whose ugly playoff crash was worthy of a looky-loo induced traffic jam. The Ranger got 14 points from stalwart Drew Brees and just 7 points from his remaining 8 players. Other than Brees, no one on the Lawn Ranger scored more than 2 points. That's a dang complete meltdown, and theMilitia easily advance to round 2.
On to round 2. I am totally digging the 3 round playoff setup.
huzzah... yow, bill
PS - Beast mode!
Zee Playoffs, Round 2 - Dec 20, 2011
Week 15 was an upset special as both top seeds got the boot. Go:
Chicago PinkHat 65, Da No-Brainer 54
Summary: This game wasn't as close as the final score indicates. Shady McCoy tallied a late 3 TD and 21 points for the No-Brainer. This staved off a PinkHat blowout, but could not bring victory to the No-Brainer, I mean, Da No-Brainer.
Metal Militia 67, fightin' bulldog 33
Summary: Beatdown. Old school.
On to the finals. Good luck to the Hat of Pink and the Militia!
PS - Lance Moore. A leper yesterday. A hero today.
Zee Championship - Dec 27, 2011
The Championship. The Payton Bowl. An ugly cage match battle of epic proportions. Huzzah!
And the winner is...
2011 Payton34 Champions
The final tally... PinkHat 78, Metal Militia 54.
And here's the boxscore:
Here's the entire playoff run/bracket. Of course, ignore that bogus "3rd place game"... we don't use that at all:
Congrats to Rob and the Metal Militia on a great year!
And huzzah to the 2011 PinkHat!
Best pick: The PinkHat 14th round selection of rookie QB Cam Newton (car) will go down as the greatest fantasy draft pick of all-time. Cam ended up 3rd in scoring overall and led Chicago to the title.
Streaky: The PinkHat were streaky. The team started 5-0. Then lost 4 of 5 games. Then won his last 6 games in a row. For style points, the PinkHat led the entire league in scoring in 4 of the last 6 weeks. Amazing! Ty's 78 points in the title game is one point shy of the 2008 Hoffman Hillbilly all-time record.
Depth: The PinkHat had top players at all positions: Cam at QB, Welker at WR, Marshawn at RB. This is even more remarkable considering that we are a 14 team league this year. And depth... 1st round pick M Vick was Ty's backup QB, though I don't think he was ever used.
Kid: The PinkHat becomes the 1st kid to win in Payton34. He join Justin and the 2008 Mini-Commish in fantasy baseball as our only kid fantasy champions.
Well, congrats PinkHat, and of course...