Your weekly update on my travails in the Blogger Football League, sponsored by Procter & Gamble. For background, see this intro post.
Thanks to Tom Brady's spectacular performance on Monday night, I surged from behind the upset-minded Matt Sebek to win the second-to-last week of the regular season. It was absolutely critical heading into the final week of the season, with the top 4 teams advancing to the playoffs.
It put me into 2nd place in the league, but that's tenuous. Diana's Fresh2Death has a lock on the top-seed. I'm tied with Punter at 8-5. FOUR teams sit at 7-6, meaning that three of four playoff spots will be up for grabs in the final weekend.
My match-up is a virtual play-in: Steph Stradley is one of those 7-6 teams. If I win, I'm in the playoffs. If she wins, there will be a pile-up at 8-6, with tie-breakers coming down to total points scored, where I'm mediocre (thanks, Chris Johnson!)
If nothing else, it makes the weekend a lot more interesting. This week, rather than benching the iffy Antonio Gates for Rob "TD Negated" Gronkowski, I'll start Gates and hope the Chargers feel the need to score a ton to make up for last weekend's debacle.
And, of course, hope for more complete dominance from Tom Brady, which makes up for a lot of short-comings.
Here is this week's league recap, from Dan Levy of PressCoverage.us.
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