VPFL Week 2

68 Greenfield Grizzlies (2-0)
55 Bane Sidhe (0-2)

63 Fromundah Cheezheads (2-0)
43 Boot Hill Hangman (1-1)

88 Mounds View Meerkats (1-1)
72 RR Redbeards (1-1)

76 Suburban Churchians (1-1)
72 Bailout Banksters (0-2)

72 Bradford Gamma Rays (1-1)
51 ’63 Mercury Marauders (1-1)

Balance was restored to the universe, as the Piranha of the Serengeti had little trouble tearing apart the Redbeards despite my leaving the Seattle defense’s 22 points on the bench.  But it’s nice to see that my backup defense, Kansas City, is capable of stepping in for the bye week as well as on the occasion where there is a favorable matchup.

I’m a little concerned about the Banksters, my opponent this week, and the 14 points they got out of the Kansas City kicker. But I like Aaron Rodgers against the Cincy defense and the Seattle DEF against what passes for the Jacksonville offense.  So, we’ll see.

On the NFL side, I’m thinking that this would be Christian Ponder’s last game as the Vikings starter for the season if it weren’t for the fact that they are playing the Browns sans Trent Richardson. And with the Steelers and Panthers coming up next, he could easily make it to Week 11 before Leslie Frazier finally gives up on him. Despite the easy schedule, I doubt he’ll be starting against Green Bay in Week 12 unless the Vikes decide to tank the season.

Matt Cassel was admittedly mediocre the last two years in Kansas City, but look at the coaches and offensive coordinator he had.  He still has 82 TD and 57 INT with a 6.1 yards per attempt for his career. Ponder has 33 TD and 29 INT with 5.5 yards per attempt. Who is going to give Adrian Peterson more room to operate? I’m not saying Cassel is an All-Pro or anything, but he does appear to be a low-level starter as opposed to a career backup QB like Ponder.