Week 13 – A 12-Way Tie for Last
OK, if you were
to tell me, before the Week 13 action in the DFFL commenced, that only FOUR
teams would put up a single-digit score in WWIT, when the chips were on the
line and all in, I would have told you that you’re crazy.
The DFFL system
went haywire, with red numbers all over the charts. Could there even BE a winner in the Genius
Division? How bad did the WWIT finale
shake out? Did the Jags win a game
six-to-nothing? In 2018? With everyone scoring in bunches?
Fear not, my
friends – for today, ALL your questions will be answered. (Except for that Jags / Colts abomination.) It all comes together in one neatly-assembled
gift basket, as we finish off the 2018 DFFL season in style, by asking that
“What Was I THINKING?”
When I saw that many of the DFFL teams blew up
their benched lineups this weekend, I immediately went to find out how Anthony
Pitassi of his Mr. Go Lucky franchise did.
Maybe he survived and put his opposition away.
Um… No. Not good.
Big-time negative numbers.
Uh-oh. Remember – MGL has been
running away with this Genius trophy for weeks, now. But with that ugly bench-score that MGL put
out, Robert Abundis had a chance to steal the trophy away from Anthony with a medium-positive
score in Week 13.
Alas, ‘twas NOT
Robert took a
shot at the title, but when Isiah Crowell and Ryan Tannehill put up 17 bench points,
that scuttled any chance of an 11th-hour rally. And, with that, the game was over. Anthony Pitassi and MGL is our 2018 Genius
For the record
in Week 13 Genius play, the silver medal went to the Mob Squad and Your Name
Here, who lost 6 points to the bench, good for 5 Genius points each. The bronze medal for Week 13 went to the
Baltimore Ravens, who lost 8 points to their bench, good for 3 Genius
points. One bonus point winner went to
Burbank, who finally replaced that non-playing Italian kicker.
Final stats in
the 2018 Genius Division –
DIVISION – FINAL WEEK 13 STANDINGS – DFFL 2018
1. Mr. Go Lucky (44.5 points) – Congratulations
on a great season, Anthony!
2. The Killing Fields (40 points) – So close,
Robert. We’ll see you in 2019!
Name Here (37 points) – Best finish that Ben would have ever had, Ryan. Nice.
4. Burbank Thumpers (34 points) – Another
playoff contender in 2018.
5. Bolts (33 points) – Lockett did it to you
6. Run & Gun (27 points) – My pick for
Genius Division Champion, 2019.
Reaper (24 points) – DFFL’s Top-Seed!
8. Baltimore Ravens (23 points) – Defending DFFL
co-champion eyes another trophy!
9. Norsemen (22 points) – Tough loss vs. The
Placentia Bolts, Rob. See you in 2019.
Trojans (21 points) – I know Andy’ll bounce back. Got every bad break in the book.
Mob Squad (15 points) – 2018 wasn’t your year, Jesus. Better luck ahead in 2019.
Full Tilt Poker (8 points) – Laughable.
Lowest Genius point total EVER.
I’ll have to
check if that 44.5-point total is the best score ever posted in the Genius
Division, congrats to our new champion, Anthony Pitassi! But – you know that we’re now done with the
BEST players. It’s time to check out
just how bad the carnage was in Week 13 play in the ol’ DFFL. EIGHT double-digit bench losses…. Anything
could happen … Well, then – Let’s ask that famous question.
What Was I THINKING?”
thinking how badly I had messed up MY lineup settings in Week 13 (23 points lost
to bench), that I HAD to be the big dope of the week. Then, I looked at the other point totals, and
discovered that I finished – FIFTH.
OMIGOSH! Well, if I didn’t finish first, who DID?
None other than
the man that needed a seven-WWIT-point total bench loss to finish in a
flat-footed tie at the top of WWIT.
Jose Cano, of “Beautiful
Jose lost a
total of 31 points to his bench in week 13 play, courtesy of Josh Allen (16),
the Ravens D/ST (11), and his kicker, Hopkins (4), good for 7 WWIT points, and
a tie for first place in WWIT. This is
Jose’s third WWIT title, and Grant Herman’s first. Congrats to both of you, you deserve it. (Wait, that sounds nasty. And nice.
At the same time.)
Second place in
Week 13 WWIT? Anthony Pitassi, the Genius
Champion! (28 points lost!) Third – Another shocker – Run & Gun! (27)
Trojans and FTP got one WWIT point each, for not screwing up bad enough
It was a crazy
year. Up is down, down is up, and I’m
horrible at setting my lineups. OK, let’s
wrap this baby up!
WAS I THINKING DIVISION – FINAL WEEK 13 RESULTS – 2018
1. Dirty Birds (-33 points) – Half the trophy
1. Beautiful Downtown Burbank (-33 points) – And
half of the trophy to YOU.
Pop-Gun Run (-27 points) – What the hell is
THIS? Third place, Ron?
4. Hoarse-Men (-25 points) – Knew he wouldn’t
win this thing.
Wonder (-24 points) – Was SURE that THIS guy WOULD win this.
Trojans (-24 points) – Never in it.
7. Worst Show on Paper (-23 points) – Fold that
paper up, no dice.
Reeker (-22 points) – Playing too well to contend.
9. Dead on the Field (-19 points) – Robert had
a good run, also.
Fully Tilted Poker (-19 points) –23 points lost? Hey, I TRIED to goof it up.
Mr. Not-So-Lucky (-15 points) – Genius Champ!
Dolts (-10 points) – Last place is a good thing, Commish!
all for this week, friends. Good luck in
the playoffs to all those that made the post-season. “May your lineups be better than mine.” (Ain’t Hard.)
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! See you next year!