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PLAYOFFS ROUND 2

December 21, 2010

And then there were two. The second week of the playoffs is in the books and everything has gone according to plans if you look at the seedings. One and two both advanced and we have the matchup of the two best teams in the Super Bowl. This is by no means the way it always happens, but 2010 is the year of the favorites. Speaking of favorites, cheerleaders are nice too. See video above.

1ST SEED-THE DOGDER V 6TH SEED-SPINE SNAPPERS – After battling through the first round of the playoffs, the Spine Snappers had to make all the right moves to get past the one seed, a tall task. Let’s just make it short and sweet; they did not make all the right moves. It started with a bagel from the TE on Thursday night and only got worse. The coaching call in question was benching Maclin against the Giants in favor of Garcon, who was on a hot streak and facing a porous Jags defense. Well, that did not work out so well, in fact it was enough to be eliminated from the playoffs. The Dodger needed only 7 points from his kicker Robbie Gould, a not so easy task in the snow in Minnesota, but the chore proved easy enough to rain a Gould-en shower all over the Spine Snappers for 16 points. Ray Rice was another MAJOR cog in that wheel for The Dodger as he went off for his best performance of the year aside from Week 5 against Denver. This will be crucial in the next game, which is for all the marbles. THE DODGER 126 – SPINE SNAPPERS 116

2nd SEED-BASSTURDZ V 4TH SEED-TEAM MEXICO – Team Mexico was riding a wave into Round 2 of the playoffs. Beers poppin’, bowls loaded, potential opponents being called out, the world was his oyster, time for a return to glory after last year’s Super Bowl disappointment. So confident was Team Mexico that he spearheaded the effort to eliminate the 3rd place game, which has always paid the buy in for the victor. Then of course there’s the old adage, “that’s why they play the games.” It was at this time that all the candy fell out of TM’s piñata, nobody showed up. Meanwhile, Bassturdz got major work out of a team of 7. TO went out, Gates was out and Heap of shit didn’t play, didn’t matter to the Bassturdz. No drama; just points. Ball game BASSTURDZ 107 – TEAM MEXICO 64

SUPER BOWL PREVIEW

1ST SEED-THE DODGER V 2ND SEED-BASSTURDZ – Well well well, one v two for the freaking trophy. This one should be very interesting. We know Matty Ice will be a slinging the ball around the field against New Orleans on Monday night. The question is, will Brady be doing the same thing against Buffalo? Or will he be on the bench by halftime because the Pats have already locked up their playoff position? If you look at matchups, The Dodger has the more favorable matchups for his players; see MJD @ Washington and Rice @ Cleveland. Bassturdz have an edge at WR, as both Colston and Andre Johnson are playing at a high level. Foster is hurt so look for Schaub to find Johnson a lot against a sorry Denver team, Champ Bailey be damned. Oakland is playing Indy so McFadden will get loose, but Oakland has a decent secondary and LBs, so will Tamme get loose? As for the defenses, flip a coin, both are playing lousy opponents, but the Cowboys had a hard time stopping Rex Grossman. Pats had a hard time against young Matt Flynn too, but edge goes to the Patriots. Both Teams are 9-5 going into the Super Bowl, but only one can emerge with the magical 10th win. Handicapping the big one is tough; edge The Dodger.

Now who wants to play the bridesmaid Spine Snappers for a case of beer?

Commi$h

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PLAYOFFS

December 14, 2010

 

“Breathe deeply boys, you’re in for a bumpy ride”

Well, the season has come and gone and round one of the playoffs is in the books. While the Dodger and Bassturdz sat at home and breathed easy as player performance had no ramifications one way or the other, four owners screamed at their televisions, and for one owner, screamed at the cable provider because the NFL Redzone was out for the first hour of the games. With the collapse of the roof in Minny, a 2nd Monday night game was added to the schedule, upping the ante even further in the Wildcard round.

4TH SEED-TEAM MEXICO V 5TH SEED-CANUCKS – The intrigue was high in first matchup; two playoff teams from last year, one being the Super Bowl Runner Up and the other a two time winner. Canucks came into the playoffs having scored more points than any team, while Team Mexico came into the playoffs as one of the hottest teams after starting the season 1-4. Canucks had a couple tough decisions to make in the player personnel department, neither of which would have made a difference in the end, but this one was over by 6:00PM on Sunday evening. Eight of nine players done and 49 points on the board, not going to do it. Team Mexico seared up some steaks while Tom Brady filleted the Bears in the snow, hitting Welker for 100+ receiving yards (a first for Welker this year) and Gronkowski for an early TD. The decision of which QB to play has all of a sudden become pretty easy for TM now that the Broncos completely suck ass. FINAL SCORE-Team Mexico 112 Canucks 66.

3RD SEED-THE GREENS V 6TH SEED-SPINE SNAPPERS – After both teams took a tumble in the standings to finish the season, what would happen in this match up was anybody’s guess. As the early games wound down, the Greens were in a really good spot, Michael Turner and his tree trunk legs ran for over 100 and 3 TDs, which is nice. On top of that, Spine Snappers were basically scoreless until late in the 2nd half of the first set of games, not much production out of any of the players. As the dust settled on Sunday’s game, The Greens held a 34 point lead and the Spine Snappers needed big games from both the Giants D and Matt Schaub. It wasn’t looking good for the Snaps as the slapdick receivers for the Texans dropped 7 of the first 12 passes Schaub threw. But as the half wound down, the Texas passing game got wound up and the score was damn near even. Schaub continued to throw for the FF win and the Snappers advance. FINAL SCORE-The Greens 89 Spine Snappers 124

Playoff Preview

1ST SEED-THE DODGER V 6TH SEED-SPINE SNAPPERS – The Dodger put up some major league points on the bye week, which is a double edged sword because while you want that type of output when you’re playing and not on a bye week, it also shows that your team is producing. Tom Brady is the best QB in the league, hands down. Fourth round draft pick in this year’s draft. This mofo is dealing as evidenced by his complete destruction of the Chicago defense in a freaking Arctic blizzard. I would look for the Tom to continue his gun slinging ways, he has put up 40 or more points in 4 of the last 5 weeks and hasn’t thrown a pick since week 6. As for the Snappers, this team continues to put up solid points, but the loss of Frank Gore has really taken a bit of consistency out of the Snappers game. It will be interesting to see the result of this one, but got to give the edge to the Dodger.

2ND SEED-BASSTURDZ V 4TH SEED-TEAM MEXICO – The Bassturdz are in the playoffs as the two seed for a few reasons. One is that they score 100+ points on a regular basis and two is they have the best WR in the league, Andre Johnson. He continues to go out there, sack it up and score. Gotta love that in your stallion. Matt Ryan, or Matty Ice as he was known in his Boston College days, has been wicked solid for the Turdz, but the question is will the Falcons jump all over the Seahawks and run the ball for the rest of the game, much like they did last Sunday at Carolina? The bigger question is at TE, as Gates is an integral part of this lineup. For Team Mexico, the Tom Brady ride continues, so start em if you got em. TMs main RB put up sorry numbers with a new QB. Is now the time to hope that Favre actually plays? And the other stud RB Fred Jackson is playing against the nasty Pats D. This my friends will be a battle. Very tough on to pick, but edge to Team Mexico because I don’t know if the Turdz have a TE.

COMMI$H