What Was I THINKING? — Week Ten — 2018

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Week
10 – The race for mediocrity heats up

Apologies in
advance to all of our many subscribers (4?) that love reading our parakeet paper,
commonly known to all as the latest WWIT. 
Business has stepped in the way of this reporter giving his full
attention to every detail, so we may be a little smaller in size than usual.  (Probably a good thing.  Grin)

Problem is,
when you take a gander at the standings in WWIT after ten weeks, you’ll notice
one definitive thing stands out….

Almost
EVERYBODY is still in the running for the Dunn-Edwards Fantasy Football Leagues’
worst award…. Also commonly known as….

The 2018 “What
Was I THINKING?” Award!

More on the
DFFL “Race for Mediocrity” later. 
Protocol suggests that we normally start things off in the Genius
Division, where we’ve seen one DFFL franchise owner step up his game to yet
another level – Anthony Pitassi, of Mr. Go Lucky.

Anthony scored
another perfect score in Week 10 of DFFL play. 
By MY count, this means Mr. Pitassi has scored Genius points in eight of
his last nine games in league.  He’s been
on fire for a while, now.  Thusly, we’ll
give the leader of MGL 7 Genius points for lowest score for the week, and
another 2 genius points for the perfecto. 
Note: With this nine-point score in Week 10, MGL now leads the pack by a
whopping 11.5 points, with just three weeks of regular season play remaining.

Our Week Ten
Genius Division second place winner was Jim Francis of the Bolts, who lost just
4 points to his bench for the weekend, courtesy of Frank Gore.  Let’s give the Commish 5 Genius points for
the effort.  The Week Ten bronze medal
goes to Jesus Cortez of the Mob Squad, who lost just 5 points to his bench for
the weekend.  Rounding things out, we’ll
give one bonus Genius point each to Full Tilt Poker, the Baltimore Ravens, the
Killing Fields, and the Norsemen for their single-digit losses for the week.

OK, here’s how
they stand after Week 10 of the 2018 DFFL Genius Division, with just 3 weeks of
play left….

GENIUS
DIVISION – WEEK 10 STANDINGS – DFFL 2018

1.   Mr. Go Lucky (43.5 points) – Anthony extends
his lead to 11.5 points. Call the engraver.

2.   Burbank Thumpers (32 points) – Bad time to
have an off week, needs a big score, fast.

3.   Your
Name Here (29 points) – Ryan’s capable, but he will need a perfecto this
weekend

4.   The Killing Fields (28 points) – R.I.P. Le’Veon
Bell. Robert has done well without him.

5.   Bolts (24 points) – A good week that didn’t
translate to Week Nine play v. the dirty birds

5.   Run & Gun (24 points) – Still a
possibility. You know how goofy the scores can get. 😀

7.
  Trojans (20 points) – Just not Andy’s
year this year.  He’ll come back strong
in 2019.

7.   Baltimore Ravens (20 points) – Grant has his
eye on the playoffs, he’s out of it here.

9.   Grim
Reaper (10 points) – He’s 8-and-2.  I’m
sure he doesn’t care about this WWIT.

10.
Mob Squad (7 points) – I told you that you would pass me, Jesus.

10.
Norsemen (7 points) – Only the Cards’ D/ST kept Rob from a perfecto in Week
Nine

10.
Full Tilt Poker (7 points) – Terrific – I’m now in last place.  What a great showing.

Yet
to score – The Oakland Raiders (9 Straight quarters, no TD.)

Now, we move to
the headline-makers of the DFFL, the WWIT division.  Friends, we have quite a show going on in
this 2018 DFFL season.  No time for idle
chatter, guys – Let’s ask that burning question that can hurt SO much….

What Was I THINKING?”

Those of you
that were paying attention to the Week Nine WWIT results saw our own Jesus
Cortez, in just ONE week of play, jump up from the 8-spot, all the way up to
the top of the list, with his nine-point WWIT loss. 

My friends, it
has happened again.

No, no, not to
JESUS.  To none other than one of our top
players in the GENIUS Division, — None other than Andrew Gillette, of the
Trojans. 

So, just how
bad WAS it for Andy last weekend, you ask? 

Hmm…. Well,
Andy benched Eric Ebron (AGAIN), losing 21 points to the bench. 

AND… He benched
Derrick Henry (who wouldn’t?).  14 more
points lost.

And finally, Bench
that Cowboy D/ST, while you’re at it.  13
more points.

All totaled,
the Trojans gave back 48 points to the bench in Week Ten of WWIT, which, just
like it did to the Mob Squad LAST week, has propelled the Tragic Trojans from
the number 7 spot, all the way up to the top of the heap.  Ouch.

The silver WWIT
medal in Week Ten goes to Alan Sullivan of The Grim Reaper, who lost 25 points
to his bench, good for 5 WWIT points. 
The Bronze Medal of Fultility goes to Ron Bolton of the ‘Gunners, who
lost 26 points to his bench for the weekend. 
We have two “bonus” WWIT points this week – one for Robert Abundis, who
held onto Le’Veon Bell until the bitter end, and one for Jose Cano of the
Thumpers, for a 20-point bench loss.

Well, that was
how the points were won and lost last weekend… All these totals did was tighten
everything up even MORE, and not less. 
Four teams within 1 point of the top spot, and EIGHT teams, all within
just four points.  This is going to be a
WILD ride!  OK, here are the standings
after Week Ten.

WHAT
WAS I THINKING DIVISION – WEEK 10 RESULTS – 2018

1.   Tragic
Trojans (-23 points) – First time Andy EVER got into the top three in WWIT.

1.   Worst Show on Paper (-23 points) – Something
tells me Jesus won’t win this thing

3.   Hoarse-Men (-22 points) – Rob’s never won a WWIT
title.  Don’t think he will. 

3.   Grim Reeker (-22 points) – Week 10’s result is
the exception, not the rule. No way.

5.   Dirty Birds (-19 points) – Needs to stay
away from a “Herman Blunder.”

5.
  Nameless
Wonder (-19 points) –Just wait for that patented “Miller Move.”

5.   Dead on the Field (-19 points) – He’s won twice
before.  Anything’s possible.

5.
  Pop-Gun Run (-19 points) – Umm, yeah, no, I
haven’t changed my mind.  No way.

9.   Beautiful Downtown Burbank (-16 points) – I
still don’t think so.

10.
Fully Tilted Poker (-11 points) – Hell, I could still win this thing.  I did it before.

11.
Mr. Not-So-Lucky (-10 points) – Possible 2018 Genius Division champ.

11.
Dolts (-10 points) – Forget it.  Better
chance of the Jets winning the Super Bowl.

Well, that’s
all for this week, friends.  As always, I
have all the e-mails to ship out the parakeet paper every week, on Tuesday,
normally around Noon.  Some of you don’t
have Microsoft Office / Word?  If that’s
the case, just check out the weekly WWIT at www.theacescasinoblog.com.  It’ll be there!  Have a good week!