VPFL: photo finish

Week 14 isn’t quite over yet, but the playoff picture is already set. As befits an Internet Superintelligence, I have, as expected, demonstrated my superior football knowledge by clinching the regular season title even if the Chicago defense underperforms tonight. Thank you, Nate and Newport, for your feeble season finishes.

(Let’s face it, racking up 54 points among 4 running backs and only scoring 15 of them thanks to a boneheaded decision to go with Barber over both Drew-Jones and Bush tends to indicate that a Week 14 win wouldn’t be the most-deserved Meerkats victory ever.)

In fact, it looks as if both Nate and Newport both managed to choke their way right out of the playoffs this weekend. The White Buffalo demonstrated his champion’s heart in showing up for the finale in a big way, so did East Mesa and, much to everyone’s surprise, Shrub, as the playoffs appear to stack up like this:

1. MEERKATS (9-4-1 if Chicago brings the noise as per usual, otherwise 8-5-1)
2. East Mesa (8-6-0)
3. Greenfield (8-6-0)
4. Mile High Club (8-6-0)

The playoffs are always somewhat of a crapshoot, so I’m predicting nothing here. Certainly one wouldn’t want to bet against East Mesa and LDT right now, they’ve racked up more points than anyone in the league. But there’s a reason why even the lords of the jungle fear the cunning and ruthless piranha of the Serengeti. Why, when I ignored the posted warnings and boldly ventured forth into the deadly creatures’ enclave to take this picture last week, I barely escaped with my life!

“LaDainian, schmadainian”, snarls the mighty meerkat.