Recap 11/27/16

Lionhearts def. New School 41 – 20

Lionhearts continue to gain momentum, using a balanced run and pass attack, controlling this game from start to finish. Danny backing up the talk added a few TDs, and the offensive line has been clicking. New School did come with new reinforcements, and their team did bring some talent — hopefully they can continue to bring down guys and gain some team chemistry. Alex caught a ridiculous TD over 2 defenders, and earned a mild concussion for his effort. REST UP!!

West Fetti def. Geeked up 42- 19

From the sound of the recap, there were about 10 interceptions in this game, with almost 20 sacks, and still a combined total of about 60 points! From Bucket, “the pressure of Panblanco helped WF get the dub”. Notably, D’ante caught his league leading 10th interception.

Next week:
Fire Nation vs. Mobb Deep (!!!)
West Fetti vs. New School

Looking forward to the FN and MB rematch!
Lionhearts and Geeked up are on byes
Have a great week!

Player Spotlight

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Player Name: Reggie
Team: Fire Nation

193: What’s your favorite football team and player?
Reggie: The New England Patriots and the GOAT Tom Brady

193: What’s something people don’t really know about you?
Reggie: Something people don’t know about me is I do yoga.

193: What made you such a problem to deal with in this week’s game?
Reggie: What made me such a problem to deal with in this weeks game– first of all I want to help you by restating the question – what you really should be asking is what makes me such a problem to deal with in general? The answer is that the opposing teams CANNOT STOP ME nor contain me – I can play any position on the field, I’m never lacking, there’s no limit to what I can do should out to Master P. But all seriousness I am calling out the other teams letting them know I’ll be doing this and more all season long and good luck trying to stop me.

193: What lights the fire for you on the field?
Reggie: Well my fire is always lit but the thought of losing fuels my fire – I can’t stand it, thinking of it turns me into a beast.

Recap 11/20/16

Fire Nation def. West Fetti 38 – 0

In what was supposed to be a close and competitive game, FN continues to separate from the pack and rolled all over fetti. It was cold and windy; ideal for FN’s running game. However most of their points came in the air, and with the help of Reggie, who was all over the place, catching 2 TDs and adding 2 interceptions. Next for Fire Nation — a much anticipated rematch with Mobb Deep.

Lionhearts def. Geeked Up 40 – 6

Lionhearts were able to set the pace early, finding success throwing the football and having big contributions from their go-to receivers. Defensively, the front line was a lot to handle, as they were able to contain Geeked Up’s option style running game, and the wind handled the passing game for the most part. Positives from the game are Geeked Up’s good attitude, and no arguing throughout the entire game, with only a focus on capitalizing on playing time.

Mobb Deep def. New School via forfeit

New School once again could not bring enough guys to make a game, and MD adds another forfeit win.
New School’s future is still in question, as this week may be the final straw.

Games coming up this week is still TBD, depending on team availability. This will be updated later in the week.

Recap 11/13/16

Fire Nation def. Geeked Up 21 – 0

Fire Nation welcomed the newest edition to the league by handing them a shut out loss. The game, however, was close and competitive throughout, and earned the respect of the undefeated FN. QB Malik credited a fast outside rush, and was sacked on several occasions (Vlad from Geeked Up getting to him 6 times!). It was Reggie who held it down defensively with 3 sacks and a safety, and Bari and Hilton with big offensive contributions helping seal the win. FN is clicking right now, and even with the undefeated target on their back, who will be the first to step up and hand them a loss? Will it be west fetti this week?

Lionhearts def. Mobb Deep 20 – 18

Lionhearts finally snap their losing streak and hold on for a win against Mobb Deep. Lionhearts never trailed during the game, although Mobb hung on and was competitive throughout. Each time Lionhearts scored, Mobb responded, and the game was played at a high level, both offensively and defensively. The only downside was the arguing in this game, which hopefully will not carry on moving forward.. Does Mobb bounce back? Can Lionhearts string a few together?

For now it looked like New School will try to keep their team together, saying they have brought on some reinforcements.
Shout out to Big Al – HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY!!!

Next Week:
Mobb Deep vs. New School
Lionhearts vs. Geeked Up
Fire Nation vs. West Fetti

Recap 11/6/16

Mobb Deep Def. West Fetti 31 – 25

This game was close and competitive, as WF was able to break through Mobb’s tough defense and score more points this season than any almost all other teams combined against Mobb. However Mobb pulls off another win as time ran out on Bucket and WF, and add another W to their record.

Fire Nation def. New School via forfeit

New School was a no show, and for the second time this season Malik and co. were left standing in the cold.

Moving forward, any team that does not communicate or cancel within 12 hours of game-time will, by default, be on BYE for the following two weeks. This is unfair to all those who make arrangements and plans to give up a part of their Sunday to play, only to have their day screwed over.

As far as New School, their status is still unknown, and for now are on hiatus.
In their place, De’ante has branched off and entered a new team into the league – Geeked Up. Welcome!!

Please discuss with your team the league rules, which are located in the rules section of the site. They should be familiar with our game style before playing.

Next Week:
Lionhearts vs. Mobb Deep
Fire Nation vs. Geeked Up

Recap 10/30/16

Fire Nation def. Lionhearts 25 – 14

This one, just as in many prior matchups, started off favoring Lionhearts, who jumped to a 14-0 lead late in the first half. FN stepped in to a second gear and scored 25 unanswered to seal the game. Multiple injuries on both hands, as QB Malik was limited, and Lionhearts continued to have multiple players out. FN remains technically undefeated running on 3 season

Mobb Deep def. New School 40 – 12

There is little to write about on this game, except that Mobb continues to dominate and had no trouble with New School. The big questions with Mobb is who will remain through the season?

This Week:
FN vs. New School
Mobb Deep vs. West Fetti

Recap 10/23/16

West Fetti def. Lionhearts 20 – 13

Lionhearts continue their skid as John and West Fetti hold on for the win. The game overall was mostly defensive and well played, with minimal arguments and a decent flow. The return of T.O and Manny for WF was clearly an important piece to their team, and both played a solid game. Lionhearts did show some signs of life late in the game, but it was too little too late.

Next Week:
Lionhearts vs. Fire Nation
Mobb Deep vs. New School

Recap: 10/16/16

Last week finally settled who the real #1 seed is, and showed another team return to form.

Fire Nation def. Mobb Deep 9 – 0
I don’t have much a recap of the game, aside from a quote from a player from FN saying “not really they suck”. Looks like this one was a close one, and no doubt Mobb is looking forward to the rematch. This is only 1 of at least 4 season games between the 2, so the season is looking pretty interesting.

West Fetti def. New School 42 – 6
WF finally returns to form and handled business. QB Bucket was quoted saying “update my stats I had a hell of a game”, as he did, with 4 TD passes and 2 rushing TDs.

This week:
Lionhearts vs. West Fetti

Please try and get stats to me after the game. I know the site sometimes takes time to update, but this does limit the rate of update as well.

Recap: 10/9/16

Only one game was played this weekend, and it was a fun, sloppy rainy cold mess.
New School showed up short handed (even after merging two teams!) but still came ready to play.

New School def. Lionhearts 14 – 8
Lionhearts continued to slump and lost the game on New Schools final drive after a late INT by Danny (who was on loan and played his best game of the season). The game was ugly yet competitive, played in the pouring rain, where only those not concerned with some weather played through. New team member Alex took advantage and blitzed effectively, added a new element to his revamped team.

Next week:
Fire Nation vs. Mobb Deep — the showdown………..
West Fetti vs. New School

Play Spotlight

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Name: Ty
Team: Mobb Deep

193: When did you start playing football?
Ty: I started playing at age 6

193: What got you into football?
Ty: My father is a barber of a lot of Pro football players so growing up around them made me want to play the sport.

193: Is QB your favorite position?
Ty: Well I’m a true DB but also an athlete so I can play any position I have to.

193: How were you able to give Lionhearts D-Line such a hard time?
Ty: I started out real slow but I was able to figure out their blitz schemes. Then I started completing passes and they also had to respect my other ability to run. Along with our faced paced offense, their D line began to get tired which gave me a greater chance to pick their defense apart.

193: When you’re not playing football what else do you do?
Ty: Usually if I’m not playing football I’m continuing with my studies to god willingly work in the medical field after college, or training for the up-coming track season

Thanks Ty, and great game!