March 13, 2018
I mentioned to some of you there was another team trying to get in. Well they managed to get their deposit in today so we are adding one more team to the mix. Please welcome the Huskies to the league. This is the last change to the schedule. I promise! (unless someone drops out which I can't control). Anyway, please review your schedule today when you get a chance. I tried to keep things intact. The biggest thing is I had to extend the league out another week so you will not have as many doubleheaders as you had before. If you had 3 Dbheaders, you now have two. If you had 4 doubleheaders because of a BYE, you now have 3.
One last thing. Two of you will not be in the playoffs. I'm taking the top 8 to the Gold playoff bracket and the next 8 to the Silver bracket. That be it! So play hard or you will not be invited to the BBQ.
March 11, 2018
Well back everyone to the CFL. For some of you it's been a long time coming. Once again things got off to a smooth start. At the least the games went well. I have a few administrative announcements to make. As you may or may not have heard, we are losing two Directors. Paul and Erika will be leaving Colorado and heading for the wide open spaces of Las Vegas. It has been great working with them and we will miss them terribly. They say they have no plans to make Las Vegas their permanent home. It's just that they came upon an opportunity they couldn't pass up. Oh to be young and childless again. We pine for that freedom, don't we? Anyway we wish them all the best. on their new adventures. Paul will be around for a couple more weeks until the end of the month please make sure you say your goodbyes. So with all that being said, I needed to add a bunch of new Directors. Frankly, I don't know how much longer I'll be doing this but until that day comes, I had to add some capable staff members. So the following people are now Directors. Gabe, coach of the Outlaws, Jake, coach of the Oilers (was coach of the 49'ers/Seminoles), Noah, Coach of the Vikings. Well Reggie says he still the Coach of the Vikings so I will say Noah is a player with the Vikings. And last but not least Tiffanie, a proud supporter of the league. Please say Hi and give them all the respect they deserve. Ok, give them more than that.
Thing two: I've been in conversations with another team over the past week. They were planning on playing this past weekend but they were so last minute that I didn't want to change the schedule again. Anyway, I'm awaiting their deposit. If they actually sign up, you can expect the schedule to change one more time. In fact I've already completed it. I'm just waiting to see if they are 100% sure before I post the new schedule. If they get in for sure, please expect a new schedule to be posted on Tuesday at the latest. They are a completely new team. I do not know what they are bringing so don't ask. The only info I have is they are coming from the 5 man league in South Suburban. That's all I know.
If you saw me out there filming, It's because we plan to film one game per week for our game of the week series. The Directors will vote on the game of the week every week and that will be the game we will film. We will try to mix it up so we have different match ups every week. So no, it will not be the Cornhuskers and whoever they play every week. So if you see me lurking around with a camera, you'll know why.
As for the games themselves, let's see how opening day went. The Cougars took a bye. You'll see them next week. The first game pitted the Gorilla's against a new team called T-Rex. I'm not sure who was the warm up for whom but both teams were pretty evenly matched. The Gorillas went in with a bit more confidence since they had the experience. The term I heard used was I "spoon-fed them" an easy opening day schedule. Well T-Rex certainly had other ideas as they came back from a 3-1 deficit to pull out victory in triple OT. I figured it would take them a game or two to get the hang of the rules. Apparently it only took them a half a game. Well as Han Solo most famously said, Don't get cocky. Savior that victory. The Oilers are under new management. Jake took over as coach. He took the term "if you can't beat them, join them" to a new level yesterday. Now the phrase is, if you can't beat them, take them over. Nevertheless, the Oilers looked like the same old Oilers. Well Luke showed up for one more game. Really Luke? You really need to work on that addiction. I suspect we'll see him a few more time. At least until he gets his 5 games in. Haha! They were able to slow down the Braves who probably haven't picked up the rock since last Fall. Sorry, that isn't a good excuse but it's the only one I could come up with for them at the moment. The Gorillas shook off their opening day shocker by downing the Aztecs to split the day. That's didn't seem to help them feel better. All I can say is it would be worse if they had lost to the Aztecs. The Aztecs are coming off a great showing in the Winter tournament so they had some confidence going into today's game. Then the actual Aztecs showed up. I hope they get that magic back. The Outlaws maimed the Dragons in their season opener. The Dragons told me they were ready this season. Not quite sure what they were ready for. In what was going to be our game of the week, (I veto'd that nonsense), the Falcons ran rough shot over the Dragons. Not that I thought that making them the game of the week was a bad idea. I even suggested it. It's just that I didn't know what either team was bringing this season. The Falcons are taking baby steps to improving their game. I truly think they are one or two players away. The Seahawks slipped past the Outlaws in a close one. Congrads to Yuli for getting his son out there. We love those father/son combos. It is truly what this league is about. Unfortunately they couldn't work that magic against the Hawks. The Bulldogs bludgeoned the Aztecs. The Bulldogs are no joke this season. You need to watch for them. The Seahawks gave the Saints a shellacking although the Seahawks really need to work on putting up more points. Either that or I need to give the Saints more credit on defense. The Broncos returned with a new/old team but they suffered from opening day drops. When Al throws it, you'd better be ready to catch it. No excuses if the ball hits your hands. Just sayin! The Steelers managed to hang on to grab that win. The Saints recovered from their loss to hold off the Falcons. Both teams split the day. The best game had to be the Steelers/ Vikings game. The Steelers said it was a warm-up game. It's OK to think that way, but you shouldn't say it out loud. The Steelers actually had to come from behind to tie it up at the last moment to send it into OT. That didn't rankle the Vikings as they managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. And in the game of the week, the Huskers and Raiders played hard. You can watch the entire but condensed version of the game on Youtube. At one point the game was tied 2-2 before the Huskers begin to pull away. The difference in the game? The Raiders relied on big plays to keep them in the game. There is no doubt that the biggest play of the day was the inception/score by the Raider rusher. You got to see that one to believe it. Nevertheless the Huskers continue to be the masters of execution. The windy weather had a big impact on both QBs but the Huskers adjusted quicker to the conditions. Give it to the Huskers for playing a well executed game.
Game of the week full stats:
Qb- 7- 23/33= 70%- 310 passing yards/ 4 TDs
1- 2 flag pulls
2- 2 flag pulls/ 6 catches/ 35 yards/ 2 receiving TDs
6- 6 flag pulls
10- 6 catches/ 106 yards/ 1 int/ 1 receiving TD
11- 2 flag pulls/ 1 safety
14- 1 flag pull/ 2 catches/ 17 yards
15- 3 catches/ 27 yards
22- 1 flag pull/ 6 catches/ 70 yards
24- 4 catches/ 55 yards/ 1 receiving TD
QB- 12- 13/20= 65%- 212 passing yards/ 1 TD
1- 3 flag pulls
2- 3 catches/ 37 yards
8- 2 flag pulls/ 2 catches/ 15 yards/ 1 10 yard int TD
10- 2 flag pulls/ 2 catches/ 21 yards
11- 6 flag pulls/ 3 catches/ 97 yards/ 1 receiving TD
22- 1 flag pull
23- 1 flag pull
28- 2 catches/ 38 yards
29- 2 catches/ 4 yards
I will wait to preview the games for next week. The schedule may change.
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.
Romans 8:1-2 | NIV
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