VPFL Week 7

89 Mounds View Meerkats (5-2)
74 RR Redbeards (5-2)

76 Greenfield Grizzlies (6-1)
70 Gilbert Gamma Rays (4-3)

76 King (3-4)
71 Texas Chili Eaters (4-3)

79 Favre Dollar Footlongs (4-3)
56 Boot Hill Bogs (1-6)

62 Bane Cornshuckers (3-4)
33 Clerical Errs (0-7)

Quite the old school finish from the Vikings today. I really like Barr, the rookie linebacker who, with the help of a timely hit from Chad Greenway, stripped the ball and ran it back for the winning touchdown.

VPFL Week 6

73 Greenfield Grizzlies (5-1)
68 Texas Chili Eaters (4-2)

59 RR Redbeards (5-1)
49 Bane Cornshuckers (2-4)

87 Gilbert Gamma Rays (4-2)
69 Mounds View Meerkats (4-2)

74 Boot Hill Bogs (1-5)
73 King (2-4)

77 Favre Dollar Footlongs (3-3)
69 Clerical Errs (0-6)

VPFL Week 5

70 Mounds View Meerkats (4-1)
60 Texas Chili Eaters (4-1)

86 Greenfield Grizzlies (4-1)
80 Boot Hill Bogs (0-5)

55 RR Redbeards (4-1)
47 Clerical Errs (0-5)

68 Gilbert Gamma Rays (3-2)
66 Bane Cornshuckers (2-3)

66 King (2-3)
54 Favre Dollar Footlongs (2-3)

VPFL Week 4

110 Mounds View Meerkats (3-1)
52 Boot Hill Bogs (0-4)

91 KING (1-3)
52 Clerical Errs (0-4)

79 Texas Chili Eaters (4-0)
64 Bane Cornshuckers (2-2)

57 RR Redbeards (3-1)
44 Gilbert Gamma Rays (2-2)

84 FavreDollar Footlongs (2-2)
42 Greenfield Grizzlies (3-1)

I’m of mixed emotions concerning the Vikings debacle on Thursday night. One can hardly be disappointed that a Vikings team starting Christian Ponder and playing without Adrian Peterson lost to an Aaron Rodgers-led Packers team. And since I’m starting Rodgers this week, I’m certainly not objecting to the fantasy points.

But still, losing 42-10 to the Packers is painful, even if it was a result that even a blind man could have seen coming. It’s also amazing how obvious in retrospect it is that Christian Ponder was not an NFL starter, not that I didn’t say so repeatedly at the time. At least this performance should quell any lingering notions that the Ponder die-hards might be harboring.

VPFL Week 3

75 Mounds View Meerkats (2-1)
47 FavreDollar Footlongs (1-2)

64 Greenfield Grizzlies (3-0)
36 KING (0-3)

82 Bane Cornshuckers (2-1)
74 Boot Hill Bogs (0-3)

67 Texas Chili Eaters (3-0)
58 RR Redbeards (2-1)

78 Gilbert Gamma Rays (2-1)
60 Clerical Errs (0-3)

Also, do NOT talk to Steve Smith. Do not make eye contact with him. If he happens to approach, hold very still, remain very quiet, and hope he goes away.

VPFL Week 2

69 Greenfield Grizzlies (2-0)
54 Clerical Errs (0-2)

58 RR Redbeards (2-0)
52 Boot Hill Bogs (0-2)

73 Texas Chili Eaters (2-0)
71 Gilbert Gamma Rays (1-1)

78 Moundsview Meerkats (1-1)
45 KING 45 (0-2)

62 FavreDollarFootlongs (1-1)
48 Bane Cornshuckers (1-1)

This is your weekly NFL open thread, in the off-chance that anyone actually still wishes to discuss the game of professional football instead of social policy.

UPDATE: Saints-Vikings is looking ugly. It’s already 13-0.

VPFL Week 1

102 RR Redbeards
60 FavreDollarFootlongs

98 Greenfield Grizzlies
55 Mounds View Meerkats

74 Bane Cornshuckers

69 Texas Chili Eaters
63 Clerical Errs

58 Gilbert Gamma Rays
36 Boot Hill Bogs

New England 30, Minnesota 7. Well, I imagine that settles the question about Adrian Peterson being reactivated next week.

VPFL draft

It starts in 12 minutes. Have your sciencestat sheets ready!

UPDATE: Hrmm. Missed out on the Seattle DEF, which I strongly considered keeping. But I have Chicago and KC as potential replacements; last year I had KC as my backup DEF and it actually outscored Seattle. If anyone in New York can throw the ball, Eric Decker could be a nice accompaniment to Thomas, Brown and Patterson, and I have hope for my backup RBs Moreno and MJD. So, I didn’t get my usual elite Kicker/DEF combination, but then, I haven’t won anything with that strategy either.

Yahoo says: “Led by a Talented WR Corps, Moundsview Meerkats Is Loaded with Talent. Moundsview Meerkats parlayed a solid draft slot into a
respectable performance. With a mark of 11-3-0 (948 points), they’re
projected to finish third in VPFL League.”

A+ Gilbert Gamma Rays
A+ FavreDollarFootlongs
A  Moundsview Meerkats
A  RR Redbeards
B- Bane Cornshuckers
C+Texas Chili Eaters
C  Greenfield Grizzlies
D+Boot Hill Bogs
D Clerical Errs

VPFL managers

Still waiting on Simon and Slamdunk to email me. You have until the end of day tomorrow, and then I’ll need to draft replacements. So, if either of you still want into the league, please email me with VPFL in the subject.

A few things

This isn’t actually the correct cover, but Emilio has translated both A Man Disrupted and Gravity Kills into Spanish and I just finished the ebook formatting for QUANTUM MORTIS La Gravedad Mata. So, if you speak fluent Spanish and would like to read over the two books and pass on any suggestions for improvement, I would appreciate it. I should have Un Hombre Disperso ready in a week or two as I’m hoping to release them in the company of another book or three come Labor Day Weekend. Shoot me an email with SPANISH in the subject if you’d like me to send you QM-LGM now and QM-UHD when it is ready.

In completely unrelated news, the six new members of the VPFL, as determined by RANDOM.ORG will be:

  1. Daniel
  2. Simon
  3. Vincent Castrillo
  4. Slamdunk
  5. Drew Deuce’s
  6. Jartstar

Please email me with VPFL in the subject so I can assign you a team and send you the league invitations.