FF2011: GWJFFL Week 16

GWJFFLK
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Booth Review Division
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#1 [color=green]db[/color]-Team Grumpicus (Grumpicus) 9-4 PF: 1797.3
#5 x-Fresno Fog (Legion_SB) 7-6 PF: 1613.1
#4 Lars and the Real Homer (Laarrs_GWJ) 7-6 PF: 1658.35
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Mu Epsilon Kappa
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#2 [color=green]db[/color]-The Elliottx Experience (elliottx) 9-4 PF: 1889.25
#3 x-Minaseans (mcheshier) 8-5 PF: 1704.8
#6 Jeff Goldblum's Unfertilized Egg (kaostheory) 6-7 PF: 1635.25
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Fairy Princess Division
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#8 y-JollyBill's Manly Men of Manliness (Jolly) 6-7 PF: 1577.3
#9 Mandana (ukickmydog) 6-7 PF: 1534.9
#10 Landshrk83's Lagomorphs (Landshrk83) 6-7 PF: 1449.75
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Pops and Tops
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#7 y-Garion's Muffin Tops (garion333) 6-7 PF: 1620.95
#11 Travis Henry is my Dad (myles_1978) 4-9 PF: 1545.65
#12 Old Man's Flaming Arthritis (oldmanscene24) 4-9 PF: 1555.5
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********************* [color=#009900]Schedule[/color] *********************
#7 Garion's Muffin Tops (6-7) vs #2 The Elliottx Experience (9-4)
#5 Fresno Fog (7-6) vs #1 Team Grumpicus (9-4)

#6 Jeff Goldblum's Unfertilized Egg (6-7) vs #4 Lars and the Real Homer (7-6)
#12 Old Man's Flaming Arthritis (4-9) vs #11 Travis Henry is my Dad (4-9)

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GWJFFL1
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North
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#6 [color=green]d[/color]-Minaseans (mcheshier) 8-5 PF: 1585.8
#9 The Elliottx Xenophobes (elliottx) 5-8 PF: 1605.05
#10 KAOS: International Organization of Evil (kaostheory) 5-8 PF: 1457.2
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South
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#2 [color=green]db[/color]-Old Man's Depends (oldmanscene24) 9-4 PF: 1672.3
#5 x-New Brewton Guzzlers (cybardian) 8-5 PF: 1599.9
#12 Grump's Chumps (Grumpicus) 2-11 PF: 1624.85
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East
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#3 [color=green]d[/color]-Leap's Peeps (LeapingGnome) 8-5 PF: 1749
#7 Nightmare's Heavies (tboon) 7-6 PF: 1781.8
#8 Makisupa Policemen (Phishposer) 5-8 PF: 1673.3
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West
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#1 [color=green]db[/color]-Legion's 9 Toenails (Legion_SB) 9-4 PF: 1788.95
#4 x-This..is..KARMA's TEAM! (karmajay) 8-5 PF: 1661.7
#11 GBuchold's Altogether Convincing Simulacra (gbuchold) 4-9 PF: 1420.4
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********************* [color=#009900]Schedule[/color] *********************
#6 Minaseans (8-5) vs #2 Old Man's Depends (9-4)
#3 Leap's Peeps (8-5) vs #1 Legion's 9 Toenails (9-4)

#10 KAOS: International Organization of Evil (5-8) vs #8 Makisupa Policemen (5-8)
#9 The Elliottx Xenophobes (5-8) vs #7 Nightmare's Heavies (7-6)

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GWJFFL2
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North
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#5 [color=green]d[/color]-The Randy Savages (Iridium884) 7-6 PF: 1609.05
#9 No More Room in Hell (Landshrk83) 5-8 PF: 1498.6
#10 Gumbie's Damnits (Gumbie) 4-9 PF: 1498.9
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South
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#2 [color=green]db[/color]-The Wild Frakkers (boogle) 9-4 PF: 1715.8
#4 x-My Grumps (Grumpicus) 8-5 PF: 1859.45
#8 Afghan Rednecks (Bill_Bonney) 5-8 PF: 1546.9
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East
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#3 [color=green]d[/color]-Bros Before Shiancoes (Kush15) 9-4 PF: 1589.95
#6 x-Jolly's Giants (Jolly) 6-7 PF: 1615.5
#12 Cobble Stoned (Cobble) 4-9 PF: 1537.45
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West
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#1 [color=green]db[/color]-The Rat Pack (Rat_Boy) 11-2 PF: 1920.1
#7 Garion's Gruntz (garion333) 6-7 PF: 1653.4
#11 Gremlins (aetrapp) 4-9 PF: 1471.85
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********************* [color=#009900]Schedule[/color] *********************
#6 Jolly's Giants (6-7) vs #4 My Grumps (8-5)
#2 The Wild Frakkers (9-4) vs #1 The Rat Pack (11-2)

#8 Afghan Rednecks (5-8) vs #7 Garion's Gruntz (6-7)
#12 Cobble Stoned (4-9) vs #10 Gumbie's Damnits (4-9)

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GWJFFL3
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North
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#3 [color=green]d[/color]-Fighting Marmots (gwjrabbit) 10-3 PF: 1887.45
#4 x-Screaming MiMis (mudbunny) 10-3 PF: 1875.35
#12 Cambridge Cylons (Flitcraft) 2-11 PF: 1388.75
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South
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#2 [color=green]db[/color]-Stele's Harbaugh Handshake (Stele) 11-2 PF: 1860.6
#6 x-Wreck of the Larry Fitzgerald (justinbot) 5-8 PF: 1654.15
#8 Murderflies (Indy1285) 5-8 PF: 1437.85
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East
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#1 [color=green]db[/color]-Bonkers (ukickmydog) 12-1 PF: 1842.75
#7 Ray Guns (nightelfmohawk) 5-8 PF: 1602.95
#11 The Honey Badgers (Apollo0507) 3-10 PF: 1414.6
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West
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#5 [color=green]d[/color]-Grump's Ruttin' Mudders (Grumpicus) 8-5 PF: 1731.1
#9 The Wardens (Namikaze) 4-9 PF: 1438.15
#10 Damp Squids (iaintgotnopants) 3-10 PF: 1504.2
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********************* [color=#009900]Schedule[/color] *********************
#6 Wreck of the Larry Fitzgerald (5-8) vs #1 Bonkers (12-1)
#4 Screaming MiMis (10-3) vs #2 Stele's Harbaugh Handshake (11-2)

#10 Damp Squids (3-10) vs #8 Murderflies (5-8)
#12 Cambridge Cylons (2-11) vs #7 Ray Guns (5-8)

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GWJFFLX
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DIVISION 1
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The Elliottx Excellence 6-3 PF: 934.3
Old Man's Goiter 5-4 PF: 982.3
Team Maximus 4-5 PF: 969.2
Leap's Dynasty Peeps 2-7 PF: 842
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DIVISION 2
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Why Can't We Be Friends 6-3 PF: 1057.8
Team Quinn 5-4 PF: 917.3
Team Johnson 4-5 PF: 833.2
Phishposer's Phollies 3-6 PF: 951.4
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DIVISION 3
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Legion's Unnamed Team 6-3 PF: 911.3
Norcal Rats 5-4 PF: 965.1
Gumbie's Dammits 5-4 PF: 946.1
Pigpen's Pigskinators 3-6 PF: 818
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DIVISION 4
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I'm Bad At Naming Things 6-3 PF: 1024.4
Ottawa Dirty Bunnies 4-5 PF: 1019.6
Custer's Dead Cavalry 4-5 PF: 1013
Team ukick 4-5 PF: 971.8
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********************* [color=#009900]Schedule[/color] *********************
#2 I'm Bad At Naming Things (6-3) vs #1 Why Can't We Be Friends (6-3)
#5 Old Man's Goiter (5-4) vs #3 The Elliottx Excellence (6-3)
#6 Norcal Rats (5-4) vs #4 Legion's Unnamed Team (6-3)
#13 Team Maximus (4-5) vs #10 Custer's Dead Cavalry (4-5)
#11 Team ukick (4-5) vs #7 Gumbie's Dammits (5-4)
#15 Pigpen's Pigskinators (3-6) vs #8 Team Quinn (5-4)
#16 Leap's Dynasty Peeps (2-7) vs #9 Ottawa Dirty Bunnies (4-5)
#14 Phishposer's Phollies (3-6) vs #12 Team Johnson (4-5)
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Yum, 3rd place game...

Finally, as we wrap up 2011, I want to remind you that there will be an optional week 17 activity. In something of a post-season, just-for-fun, All-Star matchup, GWJFFLK will compete against GWJFFL1 and GWJFFL2 will try to outscore GWJFFL3.

How it works:
1) All you have to do is set your lineup, just like every other week
2) Then, I'll manually compare the score of, for example, the GWJFFLK champ against the GWJFFL1 champ. Similarly, I'll compare GWJFFLK #2 to GWJFFL1 #2 and so on down the list.
3) The league with the most victories "wins"

I'll post a week 17 (and beyond) thread next week but wanted to remind you all before you mentally checked out for the year.

Haha take that regulation! I mockingly laugh in your face and live to play another year in GWJFFL2!

Now on to the dark side of promotion - relegation... but first, it should be noted that no team had to be relegated at the start of this season so it's not guaranteed to happen.

Based on the official GWJFFL rules, relegation works as follows:

Relegation: If positions for promotion do not come available through natural attrition (i.e. teams leaving the league), the rules for relegation from the upper divisions will be implemented. While the simplest solution would be to say that the bottom two teams (#11 and #12 at the end of the regular season) will be relegated, we like to make things a little more interesting here in the GWJFFL. Essentially, two of the bottom three teams (as determined by the final regular season rankings) will be relegated, based on their post-season performance.

i. Since it is possible, due to various factors, that only one team will relegated, we first compare the performance of the bottom two teams (i.e. #11 and #12). Whichever team has the worse post-season record will be relegated. Ties are won by the higher-ranked team.
ii. Should a second team need to be demoted, we then compare the post-season records of the remaining two teams (i.e. #10 and whoever is left). Ties are again won by the higher-ranked team.
iii. In practice, this means that the following is usually true:
a. Winning the consolation tournament will guarantee immunity from demotion but is not necessarily required to avoid it.
b. In the scenario where two teams have to be relegated, the #12 team has to win at least two games to have a chance of being completely safe while the other two teams might be safe after winning only one.
c. The loser of the first round game between #10 and #11 will be at least the second team relegated, if not the first.

Except this year, with the commissioner both 1) finishing #12 in GWJFFL1 and 2) making the championship game in GWJFFL2, we have refer to the section on exceptions as well:

Exceptions: Since the commissioner is already in all leagues due to administrative necessity, the commissioner can be neither promoted nor relegated. This means that...
i. Should the commissioner finish in a position that makes him eligible for promotion, the next-highest team (i.e. #3) based on post-season rankings will become eligible for promotion.
ii. Should the commissioner finish in a position that makes him eligible for relegation, the next-lowest team (i.e. #9) will be considered for relegation, if necessary, according to the process described above.

So based on this year's postseason performance, the following teams will be relegated, as necessary, in the order listed:
GWJFFL1 -> GWJFFL2: #11 GBuchold's Altogether Convincing Simulacra and #9 The Elliottx Xenophobes (#12 Grump's Chumps can not be relegated by rule, so relegation includes the #9 team. #10 KAOS - International Organization of Evil outlasted #9 by making it to the finals of the consolation tournament.)
GWJFFL2 -> GWJFFL3: #11 Gremlins and #12 Cobble Stoned (#10 Gumbie's Damnits and Cobble both won their Round 1 game but lost in the Semis. Gumbie avoids relegation by virtue of the higher regular-season rank.)

[size=16][color=#FF0000]PAY ATTENTION![/color][/size]

13 NFL games will be played on SATURDAY. Get your lineups in. Here's the full slate of games.

Thu, Dec 22 Time (ET)
HOU @ IND 8:20 PM

Sat, Dec 24 Time (ET)
MIA @ NE 1:00 PM
JAC @ TEN 1:00 PM
NYG @ NYJ 1:00 PM
TB @ CAR 1:00 PM
CLE @ BAL 1:00 PM
ARI @ CIN 1:00 PM
MIN @ WAS 1:00 PM
DEN @ BUF 1:00 PM
STL @ PIT 1:00 PM
OAK @ KC 1:00 PM
SD @ DET 4:05 PM
PHI @ DAL 4:15 PM
SF @ SEA 4:15 PM

Sun, Dec 25 Time (ET)
CHI @ GB 8:20 PM

Mon, Dec 26 Time (ET)
ATL @ NO 8:30 PM --- I'll be in the Superdome; Merry Christmas to me. :D

I went on two serious losing streaks in both leagues. My drafting turned out to be pretty spot on for the most part, but I didn't handle those bye weeks all that well. I think that's because I wasn't really paying that much attention this year. Between fantasy football, two sim football leagues and an OOTP league I've got too many things to pay attention to.

That said, I'm happy to be in the championship in the Keeper league as it completely validates my $60 bet on MJD.

Grumpicus wrote:

6. *Legion* continues his GWJFFL championship drought despite being in two leagues and having the #1 regular-season rank in GWJFFL1. I think he needs a new tag. :P

Schottenheimer.

*Legion* wrote:
Grumpicus wrote:

6. *Legion* continues his GWJFFL championship drought despite being in two leagues and having the #1 regular-season rank in GWJFFL1. I think he needs a new tag. :P

Schottenheimer. :(

Marv Levy

...Or The Curse of Norwood

Back-to-back championships in GWJFFL1 would be nice, though I don't necessarily think my team deserves it this year. I just try and make the playoffs every year, so everything else is gravy... especially beating *Legion* to get into the final game.

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaait a moment. I have something to play for?

BlackSheep wrote:
*Legion* wrote:
Grumpicus wrote:

6. *Legion* continues his GWJFFL championship drought despite being in two leagues and having the #1 regular-season rank in GWJFFL1. I think he needs a new tag. :P

Schottenheimer. :(

Marv Levy

...Or The Curse of Norwood

Norv Schottenheimer

Rat Boy wrote:

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaait a moment. I have something to play for?

You mean beating Boogle isn't enough?

First of all, congratulations to the following teams who are eligible for promotion next year, should they decide to return:

GWJFFL2 -> GWJFFL1: Jolly's Giants and... TBD (see #3 below)
GWJFFL3 -> GWJFFL2: Bonkers and Wreck of the Larry Fitzgerald

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Interestingly (to me, anyway)...

1. Of the 8 teams in the championship games (you know no one really cares about GWJFFLX), only one #1 made it in.

2. In GWJFFL2, it's the two wildcard teams that made the big game.

3. In GWJFFL2, the third-place game has a bit more relevance than usual this year. You see, last season, Boogle and Rat Boy met in Week 14 in a consolation tournament match that had relegation significance. (Ultimately, neither of them were relegated but that's a different story.) This year, with me in the championship game and ineligible for promotion, the #3 team will be the one moving up to GWJFFL1 next year. That will be either Boogle or Rat Boy. Fun!

4. The promotion-eligible teams from GWJFFL3 are both something of a comeback story. Ukickmydog was in GWJFFL2 in 2009 but missed the veteran re-registration deadline in 2010 and so had to take an open slot in GWJFFL3. Similarly, Justinbot was in GWJFFL3 last year but missed the final registration deadline this year. He slipped in as a last-minute addition when one of the new owners flaked out. Let's hope these guys are paying attention in 2012.

5. It's not often you see the #7 team in the championship, but if you checkout out GWJFFLK, there it is. (Note: #7 is Garion's regular-season rank, not playoff seed, which was #4 as the "2010 NFC West" champ.)

6. *Legion* continues his GWJFFL championship drought despite being in two leagues and having the #1 regular-season rank in GWJFFL1. I think he needs a new tag.

oldmanscene24 wrote:
BlackSheep wrote:
*Legion* wrote:
Grumpicus wrote:

6. *Legion* continues his GWJFFL championship drought despite being in two leagues and having the #1 regular-season rank in GWJFFL1. I think he needs a new tag. :P

Schottenheimer. :(

Marv Levy

...Or The Curse of Norwood

Norv Schottenheimer

Firstly, ow.

Secondly, truth.

Bad week for me to be beat up, especially in my non-GWJ league where I'm fighting for third place and a decent amount of money.

Edit: Dammit, Helu is inactive. Stuck starting Jackie Battle in his place. Ick.

Dammit. Victor Cruz on the bench with 25. Guess he backed up all that trash talking this week.

Stele wrote:

Dammit. Victor Cruz on the bench with 25. Guess he backed up all that trash talking this week. :(

Well, Manningham was inactive, so ...

The 99 yard td reception was pretty sweet though.

Really McCoy? You had to pick this week to have by far your worst week of the season? Thanks...

ukickmydog wrote:

Really McCoy? You had to pick this week to have by far your worst week of the season? Thanks...

At least you didn't lose a championship because of Romo's injury. Not that I did, but two people I know did. Not fun.

garion333 wrote:

At least you didn't lose a championship because of Romo's injury. Not that I did, but two people I know did. Not fun.

Well I would have if I hadn't lost last week. I'd be 20 points behind in FFL3's final with the same number of players.

Fingers crossed Meachem won't have a career game tonight.

I have more points on my bench than my starters. And I need 36 out of Colston and Kasay tonight to get 3rd place.

Stele wrote:

I have more points on my bench than my starters. And I need 36 out of Colston and Kasay tonight to get 3rd place. :lol:

May Colston catch all of Brees' passes.

Colston is trying. 18 points through 1.5 quarters. Go go go!

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GWJFFLK
********************* [color=#009900]Results[/color] *********************
#1 Garion's Muffin Tops (6-7) 163.95 vs #2 The Elliottx Experience (9-4) 104.8
#6 Fresno Fog (7-6) 101.05 vs #3 Team Grumpicus (9-4) 155.95

#7 Jeff Goldblum's Unfertilized Egg (6-7) 148.1 vs #5 Lars and the Real Homer (7-6) 152.25
#12 Old Man's Flaming Arthritis (4-9) 144.2 vs #11 Travis Henry is my Dad (4-9) 113.75

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GWJFFL1
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#2 Minaseans (8-5) 126.45 vs #1 Old Man's Depends (9-4) 137.45
#4 Leap's Peeps (8-5) 118.6 vs #3 Legion's 9 Toenails (9-4) 149.85

#10 KAOS: International Organization of Evil (5-8) 147.75 vs #8 Makisupa Policemen (5-8) 122
#9 The Elliottx Xenophobes (5-8) 93.6 vs #7 Nightmare's Heavies (7-6) 104.95

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GWJFFL2
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#2 Jolly's Giants (6-7) 116.9 vs #1 My Grumps (8-5) 187.35
#4 The Wild Frakkers (9-4) 115 vs #3 The Rat Pack (11-2) 151.15

#8 Afghan Rednecks (5-8) 100.45 vs #7 Garion's Gruntz (6-7) 142.4
#12 Cobble Stoned (4-9) 97.3 vs #10 Gumbie's Damnits (4-9) 105.65

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GWJFFL3
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#1 Wreck of the Larry Fitzgerald (5-8) 147.75 vs #2 Bonkers (12-1) 132.15
#3 Screaming MiMis (10-3) 132.05 vs #4 Stele's Harbaugh Handshake (11-2) 126.7

#10 Damp Squids (3-10) 139.25 vs #8 Murderflies (5-8) 162.2
#12 Cambridge Cylons (2-11) 75.8 vs #7 Ray Guns (5-8) 106.05

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GWJFFLX
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#2 I'm Bad At Naming Things (6-3) 150.2 vs #1 Why Can't We Be Friends (6-3) 120.5
#5 Old Man's Goiter (5-4) 132.5 vs #3 The Elliottx Excellence (6-3) 106.8
#6 Norcal Rats (5-4) 74.7 vs #4 Legion's Unnamed Team (6-3) 72
#13 Team Maximus (4-5) 114 vs #10 Custer's Dead Cavalry (4-5) 89.1
#11 Team ukick (4-5) 137.8 vs #7 Gumbie's Dammits (5-4) 123.5
#15 Pigpen's Pigskinators (3-6) 134.5 vs #8 Team Quinn (5-4) 112.8
#16 Leap's Dynasty Peeps (2-7) 112.2 vs #9 Ottawa Dirty Bunnies (4-5) 53.1
#14 Phishposer's Phollies (3-6) 119.2 vs #12 Team Johnson (4-5) 98.3
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