Wednesday, October 24, 2007

HWC Football Week 8 Preview

I know it's been a long time since the last recap, but I wanted to do a preview of the games this week, as well as my prediction.

Cookeville Engineers vs. bRight & Early
This game is so nerve racking it's not even funny. My Engineers eeked out a sissy-man win last week winning 23-19 over the webcats. Thank God for Matt Schaub and by weeks, because that's the only reason I have a prayer at a decent season. The playoffs are limited to the top 6 teams, and right now I'm 8th, 2 games behind with 8 weeks to go. Either way, I know I need to finish over .500. Depending on the players, this could go either way. But I think that I've got a lesser chance of winning this than it seems. OH! Congrats to bRight at resetting the "All Time Greatest MOV" in HWC Football History at 93 points. Folks that one is gonna last a LOOOONG time.
bRight wins 65-40

RFTR vs. Robots Eat Babies
If RFTR would look at his team, he can easily avoid a loss. He's got Kitna starting at QB, and over the last 3 weeks, K has averaged -6 points per game. Not a very good strategy considering that they are playing The Bears. One other thing that will hurt is that your QB getting laid out gets you -2 points each time, so look for Kitna to get hit hard many times if he gets started. Even having both of Tom Brady's favorite targets won't help RFTR this week unless he fills those holes.
REB wins 50-40

webcats vs. Bill's Infidelity
PFB has Tom Brady. That's all you need to know going into this match. I am PETRIFIED of if I have to face him again in the last week. That could ruin my chances at a playoff birth unless some miracle happens. The cats have Matt Schaub as their starting QB, and it might be a benefit if he can't play because otherwise I find it hard to believe that he will be in the black this week against the Chargers. On top of that the cats have multiple injured players starting, but to be honest, the match-ups for his bench are actually worse. For example it's either Matt Schaub against the Chargers, or Jason Campbell against the Pats. That would be the same Pats defense that have had 8 sacks, 5 picks and 3 fumbles in the last 3 weeks.
Bill whips up in this one 80-30

The Jerk Store vs. Booing Santa Claus
The smack talk is thick for these two. But there's 2 key factors for this game. Ben Watson is still sitting out for practice and isn't expected to play this week. However if he does that will tip the scales for Wyatt (Santa). However the other aspect is that Chris A (Jerk Store) has Plaxico Burress in Miami this week, just asking to rack up points against the 0-7 fishes, BUT Burress has a bum ankle and hasn't practiced yet this week, and they are worried that the flight to London for the game will affect his ankle adversely. If he can't play then that will give Wyatt a huge advantage. This one is a coin flip, and I'm gonna call it that way.
Tie Ball Game 50-50

Leones de Yucatan vs. New Jersey Clerks
Vex has so many under rated players on their team that it's not even funny. It shows the Clerks as a 9 point over dog, but I would put this game more like a 2 point under dog. The Bears are rated for 17 points against the Lions, and I just don't think that they will score THAT big of a game. I think I'm going to go against the odds for this game and go for the upset.
Lions Win a tight one, 59-55.

Tokyo Tyrants vs. Wookies Will Win
Yeah, remember the 93 point MOV that bRight got, it was against the tyrants. Poor Pat came back from blogging retirement at The (vast) Right Wing Conspiracy to join us, and the poor guy has gone 1-6 so far. But at least he's not 0-7! This game would be a bit closer if Pat would bench McNabb for Eli Manning. McNabb has thrown for over 500 yards and 2 TD's in the last 3 weeks, but has been sacked 6 times and picked off once, netting 7 points total for 3 weeks. Manning has thrown for over 600 yards, and 6 TD's while being picked 4 times and laid out twice for 35 points. This game has potential to be close, but in the end, I don't believe it will.
Wookies Storm through Tokyo 75-30.

That's this week's games, and maybe I'll actually get around to the recap next week.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

HWC Football Week 2 Recap

OK, so I missed week 1, but I've been busy with classes so I've got an excuse.

There are only 12 teams this season since trying to get a good team in a 16 team league was dang near impossible last season.

So without further ado, here are the games from this past week!

New Jersey Clerks - 90
Cookeville Engineers - 75

Trench (as far as I can tell) is a newbie to HWC sports. He's got his own website here. This game was pretty good. I couldn't have won with my ideal picks (85 was the most I could have scored) so I was content with a solid 75 points. Last season 75 points per game was top spot, but with fewer teams this year, that might not be the case. I was under powered for the game, but I'm happy just to have beat my brother. Clerks move to the #2 spot after the win, and I slide into 5th, the top of the 1-1 teams.
Game MVP: Chad Johnson - 209 yards receiving and 2 scores. He had more yards and TD's than some QB's!
Game Goat: The Bills - Gave up 26 points, but kept out of the red with a sack and a pick.

Bill's Infidelity - 90
Robots Eat Babies - 54
Steve Smith is the man! You'll see why here in a bit, but this game was torn wide open. Manning was a disappointment. He only tossed one score and threw 1 pick and got slammed down twice. Obviously it wasn't a good game for The Man, but oh well. PFB rides this win up to the top 7 points over the Clerks, and The Man slips back to 10th, but at least he's the highest of the so-far winless teams.
Game MVP: Steve Smith - 153 yards and he caught all 3 scores for the Panthers for a total of 27 points.
Game Goat: Cincinnati - Allowed 51 points and only caught 1 pick for -5 points.

Tokyo Tyrants - 49
Booing Santa Claus - 57
Pat of the (vast) Right Wing Conspiracy is back this season! I sent him an e-mail to join the league and he was ready and willing to fight. However, this week Wyatt racks up win number two moving to the third spot in the standings, and Tokyo moves to number 11. This game was the lowest scoring game of the week with a combined 106 points. Only 4 players scored in the double digits, so hopefully both of these teams will improve next week because that kind of scores won't stand later on.
Game MVP: Frank Gore - 81 yards and 2 scores for 16 points.
Game Goat: Donovan McNabb - 240 yards in the air, but 3 sack and no scores for -2 points.

Wookies Will Win - 92
Leones de Yucatan - 64
Vex doesn't look like the champ of the baseball season right now. He tied RFTR at 69 in week 1, but this week the Wookies are just too much to take. Vex went 0-2 to start the season last year scoring only 50 points in the 2 games, then did something to end up seeded 8th and took 6th overall for the season. Wookies are picking up right where they started in football and look to be starting the steam rollers.
Game MVP: Jamal Lewis - Moving to Cleveland must have helped. He scored 216 yards and a score on the ground.
Game Goat: Phillip Rivers threw for 179 yards and 2 scores, but he was picked off twice, sacked 3 times, and coughed up the ball once to negate all of that to only 3 points.

RFTR - 87
The Jerk Store - 73
Heh, Chris A joined HWC sports for the first time and I don't know how he lost this game! He demolished bRight in week 1 and then in a second, you'll be scratching your head asking "How did he LOSE!?" Easy. One star can be trumped by a few consistent players. RFTR had 4 players with double digits and and average player score of almost 9 points per player. And that's including a guy who scored 0. Where Chris lost was having 6 players with under 5 points scored. If he can fix that, he might be pretty good.
Game MVP: Carson Palmer - 400 yards, 6 TD passes, with 2 picks and a sack for 44 points. How did Chris LOSE!?
Game Goat: The rest of the Jerk store - Everyone else averaged just 3 points this week with 9 players combining for only 29 points.

bRight & Early - 56
webcats - 62
Despite webcats taking a gamble on Joey Harrington and getting burned, he still pulled out the win. The cats had 3 other players who scored in the double digits, and I'll bet bRight is kicking himself in the butt for not starting Delhomme. That would have been a 13 point swing in his favor, and the difference in winning and losing. Only Baltimore's defense scored over 10 points for b&E, and he sits at the bottom of the pack with just over 100 points for the 2 games.
Game MVP: Braylon Edwards - 146 yards and 2 scores for 19 points
Game Goat: Joey Harrington - 2 weeks in a row in double digit negatives. 200 yards, no scores and 7 sacks. Sounds like a pissy year for the Falcons.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

HWC Football Is In Week One!

The HWC Football season has officially started! I'll have a look at the teams and the scores from Week 1 (hopefully) this week.

Monday, June 25, 2007

¡Los Leones Pierden! ¡Los Leones Pierden!

Era un día triste en béisbol de la fantasía esta semana pues los leones de Yucatan perdieron a las robustezas comen a bebés. Los palos de las robustezas vinieron vivo esta semana (finalmente) con una explosión ofensiva con la cual ningún equipo habría podido continuar. Esto es seguramente una platija, pues la estación de las robustezas no ha sido todo ésa fantástica. Los leones están lastimando éste, pues caen a tercero cabalmente. No es como jugaron malo, aunque no jugaron grande tampoco. Las robustezas apenas jugadas eso bueno. Como robusteza mencionada, Joboo, palos no asustados de bolas de la curva más. Los leones harán una reaparición fuerte esta semana sin embargo, con la adición de Kenny Rogers y esperanzadamente encontrarán un colector que ponga para arriba cualquier stats en todos. ¡Van Los Leones!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

HWC Baseball Week 11 Recap

I'm a little late again since I was in Florida this past weekend, and didn't really have time to work on the blogs. But Week 11 is over, and I'll be brief about the games. But first, let's take a look at the scoring. Pairs of teams go head to head for a week adding up stats and the best score in each stat gets a win. The other team gets a loss for that stat. There are 13 stats to combine; On offense there are Runs, Hits, Home Runs, RBI's, Stolen Bases and Strike Outs. On the defensive side It's all pitching with Wins, Losses Saves, K's ERA and WHIP. Scoring combines like This. Team A wins 4 stats, and team B wins 8, with the teams tying one. Team A's record for the week is 4-8-1, where team B is 8-4-1. Now to the games.

Cookeville Engineers - 6
Wookies Will Repeat - 7
I could have had this game so easily, if only the Engineers had decent pitching. Most of my pitchers had poor outings, and 4 pitchers had over a 6.0 ERA for the week. If it weren't for the Wookies having a late week pitching-suckage, I would have been demolished.
Game MVP: Justin Verlander - Gets his first no-no of his career in just over 40 starts, and a second win later that week.
Game Goat: Mike Napoli - 0/Everything this week

Robots Eat Babies - 6
JAX Juggernauts - 6 (Tie in Home Runs)
As evenly distributed of a battle as you can get. Both teams had 3 wins and 3 losses in pitching and hitting, with the lone tie in hitting. Poor Jax is getting injuritis something bad on his pitching staff. 4 starters are on the DL, and he hasn't replaced them. Safety do realize that when you place some one on the DL, it gives you an open roster slot until they get back....right?
Game MVP: Carlos Zambrano - It's a shame the Cubs suck so much. Zambrano was 1-1 in his 2 starts giving up just 2 runs in 17 innings and racking up 18 K's.
Game Goat: Curt Shilling - 1 game, 5 innings, 5 runs, and now he's on the DL.

Baseball Rulz! - 4
Anna Benson Is Yummy - 8 (Tie in Losses)
If there's a long standing battle between Wyatt and Sssteve, then Wyatt just took the latest battle by storm. He can hit like a mad man but he just can't score. Or at least on the diamond. In hte mean time, Sssteve keeps dropping like he's NOT hot. He's only got one winning week in the last 8.
Game MVP: Jake Peavy - 7 Inning shut-out with only 2 hits, and racked up 8 K's.
Game Goat: Orlando Hernandez - 0-2 giving up 10 runs in just 10 1/3 innings.

The PAWs - 8
Fmragtops Spewers - 5
Pitcher/Hitter all the way. Lawhawk rocked the batting statistics handily, and then took a couple of the pitching just to get some insurance.
Game MVP: Corey Hart - 9/27 with 3 Home runs, 8 RBI's, and 4 Runs to go with a couple stolen bases
Game Goat: Carl Crawford - When he gets on base he's fast....but with 10 K's he's not going anywhere.

bRight & Early - 12
webcats - 1
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN! You got knocked the F@#$ OUT! bRight was 7 K's shy of a shut-out here. Ouch. I guess it makes up for 4 losing weeks in a row. Cats fall even further into the last place hole.
Game MVP: bRight - 62/201 with 11 home runs37 RBI's, 36 Runs, and 13 stolen just hitting!
Game Goat: Jeff Suppan - 0-1 giving up 13 runs in 11 innings, and after giving up 9 in just 4 2/3, how he didn't get the loss still amazes me.

RFTR - 8
PFB - 3 (Ties in Stolen Bases and Losses)
RFTR continues to win despite the fact that he never looks at his team. He'll rarely win in the win and K column, but with his batting being good, and only having 3 starters and 2 relievers, it's hard to beat his ERA and lack of losses.
Game MVP: Alex Rodriguez - This makes the 4th week he's been an MVP. 9/21 with 3 HR's, 10 RBI's, 9 Runs, and a stolen base.
Game Goat: Pitching - Both teams sucked at it with ERA's hovering around the 4.8 mark.

Leones de Yucatan - 9
Big Damn Heroes - 2 (Ties in Stolen Bases and Wins)
The Lions just keep pace every week with Tyler and although they can't close in, he makes for a sure 2nd place. After closing in when he played Tyler, he's now just laying and waiting in the weeds to pounce.
Game MVP: Adam Dunn - 12/24 with 4 Home Runs, 8 RBI's, and 6 Runs. Now if only he can fix those 7 K's.
Game Goat: Jason Bay - 4/23 with 9 K's and not much else.

Maximum Poo - 10
Joe's Keizer Killers - 3
That's how you come back from a loss. And actually ,with this, he stays even with Vex, and although he doesn't get over .300 for batting, he still takes the majority of batting, and all the pitching.
Game MVP: Justin Morneau - 7/19 with 3 home runs 8 RBI's, 8 Runs, and only 1 K.
Game Goat: Livan Hernandez - 4 innings, 7 earned, and only one K with a WHIP of 3.5

Well, that's this week's games, and here's a look at the match-ups for this week. Next week I'll have the ranks posted.

Week 10 Recap
Week 9 Recap
Week 8 Recap
Week 7 Recap
Week 6 Recap
Week 5 Recap
Week 4 Recap
Week 3 Recap
Week 2 Recap
Week 1 Recap
Keys To The Season
Draft Analysis

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Post One..
This week the lions of Yucatan defeated maximum Poo by an account from eight to five. Maximum Poo took a Maxima excrement whereas they dominated them in all the offensive categories and could maintain as soon as ignited in categories of the pitching to maintain total the account near. Nevertheless, the lions gained some earth in the Poo and now they are only six games behind. Soon the Poo will be cleaned with a water spurt and the lions will take the first trophy from the place and will destroy all the competition!

post two...
The lions of Yucatan are the equipment of greater baseball of the fantasy always! If you one dares to do to them in front, later you will make a spot of the grass in the diamond of the dirt of the battle! We are also found out that we are 9 games behind, but soon - the first place will be ours and the lions will govern the universe of the baseball of the fantasy! And soccer football one also. But that is not per months of a pair. The last week the lions had a moderate triumph on the assassins of Keizer de Joe, but this week is in center of an adjustment of accounts tipped with the equipment of the number one - Poo. Poo maximum is in the hardship as the lions are looking for the sweeping, leading at the moment 9-2. Nevertheless, it is not desrazonable that the lions can clear shutout and take the superior point in the league. Van the Lions!

No tengo gusto de hacer esto, Hector.

HWC Baseball Week 10 Recap

We're 1 week away from the halfway point of the HWC Baseball, and the play-off races are already starting to be visible. Some teams have a chance to play in the post season, others don't have a prayer. But before we get into that, lets remind the fans how we tally the scores here. Pairs of teams go head to head for a week adding up stats and the best score in each stat gets a win. The other team gets a loss for that stat. There are 13 stats to combine; On offense there are Runs, Hits, Home Runs, RBI's, Stolen Bases and Strike Outs. On the defensive side It's all pitching with Wins, Losses Saves, K's ERA and WHIP. Scoring combines like This. Team A wins 4 stats, and team B wins 8, with the teams tying one. Team A's record for the week is 4-8-1, where team B is 8-4-1.

And now to the scores.

Cookeville Engineers - 8
PFB - 4 (Tie in Saves)
This game was steady offensive and defensive dominance. With the Engineers going 65 of 213 in hitting with 8 Stolen bases 31 RBI's, 7 wins, 50 K's, and an ERA of only 1.89 with a WHIP of just 0.95, it's hard to combat. However there is a sad statistic for the Engineers. They are no longer undefeated in offensive K's (lost 39-40), and have fallen to third in total. One thing that will hurt PFB in the future is the loss of Mark Tiexiera to a strained quad.
Game MVP: Chone Figgins - 13/30 with 5 RBI's, 7 Runs, and 7 stolen bases, with 5 coming in 2 games, and 10 in the last 10 games.
Game Goat: PFB's Offensive Coaching - Had 2 players on his bench with 10 or more hits last week.

Robots Eat Babies - 6
Anna Benson Is Yummy - 7
The Man can hit, but he can't score! Only 17 RBI's, and 2 home runs on 60 hits. That will ruin any week. He also pitched pretty well, but he could not avoid losing. Two loses came from a pitcher who lost 2 games, despite his week ERA of 2.77. The Man might have been unlucky this week, but Wyatt definitely was not lucky because of it. He earned this win.
Game MVP: David Wright - 8/23 with 4 home runs 6 RBI's and runs, a stolen base, and only 4 K's.
Game Goat: Ryan Howard - He might have hit 2 over the fence, but he struck out 10 of27 at bats, which is more than he got hits (8).

Baseball Rulz! - 1
Fmragtops Spewers - 10 (Ties in Wins and Saves)
Wow! FM put a hurt on Sssteve. That game dropped Sssteve 3 spots from 9th to 12th, and put FM up 3 to 8th from 11th. Both teams were very close on both sides, but FM definitely took advantage of the saying, "It doesn't matter if you win by 1 or 100, you still won." Sssteve played pretty well, but FM just played that minute bit better.
Game MVP: Gary Sheffield - 10/24 with 4 home runs, 11 RBI's, 6 runs, and only one strike out.
Game Goat: Mike Lowell - If one player can kill you, he's the one this week. 2/20 with only 2 RBI's and 2 K's. Any other help on offense was dreadfully needed.

The PAWs - 6
webcats - 5 (Ties in Home Runs and RBI's)
For the most part, the offensive battle was fought tooth and nail, but on pitching Lawhawk dominated on non-decisions. His pitchers had a pretty high ERA of 4.15, but still won the stat, and won Losses on the back of the starter's bullpen. On the other hand, the cats just lost. Only one win was all it took to take the wins column, but 5 losses killed the rest. And despite his 4 home runs, Prince Fielder lost the MVP award because of his 8 K's.
Game MVP: Troy Glaus - 10/22 with 2 home runs, 4 RBI's, and 5 runs with only 4 K's
Game Goat: webcat's pitching - Just one win, 5 losses and a 4.56 ERA hurts.

bRight & Early - 4
Wookies Will Repeat - 9
b&E just did not show up this week. He batted only .215, and of course when that happens, you usually lose almost all of the offensive stats. He also suffered in pitching with a 5.66 team ERA, setting up another uphill battle that could not be won. Wookies went 6-1-0 on offense and then and even 3-3 in pitching to take the cake this week. The battle is close for the middle slots in the championship race, and b&E fell 3 spots to be out of it right now in 7th.
Game MVP: - Alber Pujols - He's baaaaaaaaaaack. 8/22 with 4 home runs 9 RBI's, and 5 runs to signal he's still the man.
Game Goat: Tim Hudson - 2 games, 8 innings, and 10 earned for an ERA of 11.25 and a WHIP of 2.13.

RFTR - 11
Joe's Keizer Killers - 1 (Tie in Saves)
RFTR went buck wild this week. With only one player under .300, he batted .389, racking up an amazing 84 hits, 42 runs, 52 RBI's 10 Home Runs, and 6 stolen bases on offense. Now how he won pitching is beyond me considering that he only has 3 active starting pitchers. They managed 3 wins and 0 losses, but he also won K's with just 30 K's, and his bullpen gave him an ERA of 2.08, and a WHIP of 0.73. RFTR has a great offense (5 batters this week with 10+ hits) which has now vaulted him up to 3rd with this whooping, but a saying goes, "A dog that s$%^s fast won't s#$% long." Let's see how long this lucky train lasts.
Game MVP: Alex Rodriguez - 10/25 with 4 home runs, 16 RBI's, 7 Runs, and a stolen base with only 5 K's
Game Goat: Bronson Arroyo - 6 2/3 innings giving up 6 runs. He's also 0-5 in his last 7 starts.

JAX Juggernauts - 9
Big Damn Heroes - 3 (Tie in Runs)
BDH was in 7th after climbing up from 13th, but after this loss has dropped back to 9th, 5 games behind the 6th place, and and only 2.5 games ahead of 13th. JAX is now in 13th after winning 3 of the last 4 weeks. JAX had a great week, batting .337, and his pitchers went 5-0 with only a 1.06 team ERA and 0.76 WHIP. Only Takashi Saito had an ERA over 2.7. Three pitchers finished the week with a 0.00 ERA, one had a 2.25, and one with a 2.7. This was a great week for JAX, and maybe...just maybe things will turn around for them.
Game MVP: JAX's team - Just incredible.
Game Goat: Jason Bay - 1/23 with 7 K's and his only hit was a home run.

Leones de Yucatan - 8
Maximum Poo - 5
I'll give Tyler credit where credit is due. On Saturday, Tyler had gone from being down 11-0, to tied up at 6 a piece. Despite that, the Lions absolutely killed Tyler on offense. Vex scored a powerful .338 average, including 74 hits, 16 Home Runs, 37 RBI's, and 35 Runs with just 38 K's. Tyler only batted a .277 when his season average is a .304, but he did take the cake in pitching. He only got one win and 3 losses, but it was enough to beat out Vex's 0-4 pitching with just one save. This game was great for Vex, but in all honesty, it was fluke for Tyler. Look for Tyler to have a killing this week.
Game MVP: Alfonso Soriano - 13/30 with 4 Home Runs, 8 RBI's, 7 Runs, and just 5 K's.
Game Goat: Tyler D. - Dude! Casey Blake is in the middle of a 21 game hit streak...and he's on the bench! Bench Bill Hall, and put in Blake.

Well, that's this week's recap, and here's a view of the match ups for Week 11. I'll have a mid-season analysis of the league, including ranks, my thoughts on each team, and where I think they may end up in September.

Week 9 Recap
Week 8 Recap
Week 7 Recap
Week 6 Recap
Week 5 Recap
Week 4 Recap
Week 3 Recap
Week 2 Recap
Week 1 Recap
Keys To The Season
Draft Analysis