Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sponsored Post: Jinxing the Juggernaut?

Your weekly update on my travails in the Blogger Football League, sponsored by Procter & Gamble. For background, see this intro post.

This will surely jinx the entire thing, but at this point, I have become convinced that my team this season is special.

Let's go back to where we were heading into Week 5: Tom Brady, my team MVP, had a bye week. And I was playing Aaron Schatz, who runs the No. 2-ranked team in the league.

Schatz held up his end of the bargain: His team racked up 115 points -- one of the best single-week performances of the season and more than any other team in the league by far...

Except mine.

My team blew out Schatz by 30 points, putting up 144 points -- a new record high for a single game.

Playing in place of Brady, Shaun Hill -- a desperation mid-week pick-up -- put up 3 TDs and 200+ yards en route to 22 points.

Miles Austin came back from his bye week to put up 23. My Chargers duo of Gates and Floyd combined for 42. Chris Johnson had 25.

After that, any combination of a handful of points from the rest of the roster -- LDT, Kevin Walter, Mason Crosby, the Bengals D -- would put me ahead for good. I could have left Brady's QB slot open and still beat a team with 115 points.

Up this week: I play Team Gunaxin, my fellow Old Spice-sponsored teammate. Phil has so many injuries that I feel like trading him some of my bench, just to help him out. (And it is precisely THAT kind of talk that will implode my season in an epic jinx.)

I am optimistic, but I also recognize that later in the season, I may want some of those excess points to cover tighter games.
But needless to say, I have never had a better-performing team in more than a decade of playing fantasy football. (Not even close.)

In honor of the Week 6 match-up, please enjoy this Gunaxin compilation of Old Spice Guy parodies, pegged off this week's release of the Sesame Street version, starring Grover.

Check out Brian Bassett's terrific league-wide recap (featuring a comparison of my team to the villain in "Bloodsport") and P&G's Take It To The House page on Facebook.

The P&G Blogger Fantasy League (BFL) is a group of 12 online sports folks competing on the NFL.com fantasy platform for the chance to win a donation for a local charity, furnished by P&G. The NFL Entities have not offered or sponsored the sweepstakes in anyway.

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