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Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Everybody’s always talkin’
‘Bout who’s on top
Don’t cross our path ’cause
You’re gonna get stomped

We ain’t gonna give anybody any slack
And if you try to keep us down
We’re gonna come right back
And you know we’re

Hangin’ tough, hangin’ tough
Hangin’ tough, are you tough enough?
Hangin’ tough, hangin’ tough
Hangin’ tough, we’re rough

Who’s your favorite New Kid? Please don’t answer that. I just needed an eye catcher today as I take the reins over from Jay “don’t call him Ray” Wrong. The Korish keeper of the all mighty sacred RCL leagues. As they say in Lord of the Rings, There can be only one…until football, then we need two. (Why is it Lord of the Rings if there is only one ring?) Anydahoo, I’m Sam to his Frodo, Jake to his Elwood, Donnie to his Joey? Ok this is getting weird and I hope he doesn’t photoshop our faces onto a New Kids pic. Who am I kidding, I totally want to see that. Now that I have a public picture personally doctored by the Guru, I can move on without feeling like I’m hiding. Hello Razzballers! Now the New Kids are actually relevant because now is the time to be hangin’ tough and not keeping yourself down. You may think you are out of it but you aren’t and even if you are have some pride and play til the end. Don’t give anyone an easy win by quitting, play on or play football with Razzball! (insert shameless plug in 5,4,3 2, 1) Have you signed up for our RCL Fantasy Football yet, well here is your chance to kick our arses all over the place and win the respect and adulation of us and maybe some Arby’s coupons or one of Jay’s Makers Mark bird feeders. Great reclaimed products buddy!

The RCL Top 10

Why the top-10? Because Jay says so and they’re the top-10 teams out of 1,000+? And that’s pretty amazing? I’m Brian Fantana filling in for Ron Burgandy? Simply put, they’re the best of the best of the best, and I think they deserve a little bit recognition. BUT NOT TOO MUCH. Just a taste.

1 The Dynasty Flatpoint High 111.6
2 Goose Snausage Razzball 2014 109.1
3 Big League Wood Smokey’s Humidor 108.3
4 Diamond Dragons Moobs Out 105.0
5 Don Mattingly’s Sideburns Cougs R Us 104.4
6 Purple Mays Haze Take On The Jay (Wrong) Cinco! 104.2
7 Hannibal Montana Take On The Jay (Wrong) 104.2
8 Big Magoo RCL Champions League 104.1
9 Hard Wood On Ball I Dream of RCL Standings 103.9
10 Collicky Fuddruckers GREYco Inc. 103.9

The 2014 Razzball Commenter League Master Standings ( Please Click For My Jobs Sake)

Here is the place to find yourself. OK, maybe not like that Wake Up, but here is where you can see how good you are and most importantly see how good your league is. The league index gives us a nice gauge for how difficult a league is. Enjoy!

The RCL Round-Up

Here is the thing, I have to write about one league each week and I have been getting beat up pretty good at work all day so for today I will write about a league I am in to make it easier on me and I promise to do some random league next week. (Note: These opinions I will be expressing are solely mine and do not reflect Razzball and any of their entities and/or affiliates) Over the last month it has been a real dogfight in the top 5 of Jack’s Late to the Party RCL with 1st place changing hands on the regular and injuries crippling the free agent pool. Barking Hound Dogs and the Hurt Birdmann have been the top two in the battle but I, Pain in the Asche, lay in wait for my time to strike them down like a serpent waiting on something with feathers. Julio Tehran has been my only starting pitcher for the last three months and have streamed all the rest of my game starts. Hey, it’s a strategy you can use in the loophole filled world of the ESPN format. Rosterbaters Delight as I like to call it. Seriously, ESPN is like the Porn Hub for fantasy baseballers who like to touch their team every day. Oh god, Ken Giles, Josh Fields and Brad Boxberger are on the wire, I need to be alone with my laptop. Mom, shut my door this is going to be a while and if anyone calls I’m not here. 

The RCL #1

The RCL #1, which sounds like a RCL made for 2001: Space Odyssey (Grey notified me that RCL #1 isn’t related to a space shuttle, but is meant to be said like The Iron Sheik. RCL #1! RCL #1! RCL #1!), is the Friends & Family league that Grey created so we could all be his fantasy baseball punching bags. Actually, maybe not so much punching bags as mustache combs. Seems more Grey-ish to me.

Regardless, this league stars Jay, Rudy, Tehol the Elder God, Prospector Scott, Paul, the Sing(ing)man, Nick the Podcast Host, and Sky… err, the Blue? We need to find you a better title buddy. But that’s us, that’s the family. Which, I can assure you, I’m already filing paperwork to gain emancipation. The friends are Dalton Del Don from Yahoo, Brad Johnson from FanGraphs, Ryan Carey of Mastersball, and Tim McLeod of RotoRob.

The Standings:

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– the Grey and Rudy cannonball run style finish has another lead change. This week it’s Rudy on top. I get that Grey is Burt Reynolds in this race but which Cannonball Run character is Rudy?

– Sky is out of last with that commanding 5.5 point lead to lock down 11th. The rest of the Razzball writers and our one and only Razzball talker Nick are all in a cluster of shame. At least I know now that if I was playing in this league, I would be ahead of this group because I’m ahead of them all in the other leagues we play in. Except Tehol, who’s tied with me in the Champions League. Ever since I got an “A” in his summer camp course on confidence I now feel confident to say I’d beat him. Thanks coach! No really why wasn’t I in here? I still haven’t got a chance to play Grey and Rudy. That’s a challenge for you two next year.

I just want to say that this is your post. You are the readers of Razzball and you get a chance to see your RCL teams and leagues. Please use this to sound-off about your own leagues. Talk about trades and home stretch strategies or what happened on TV last night, I like that too. Master Chef was lame yesterday!

  1. Ralph Lifshitz

    ralph lifshitz says:
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    Any Football leagues you’re in with open spots?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @ralph lifshitz: I haven’t started any yet but you’ll be on my short list

  2. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Check out who’s dead last in the Master Standings… Hehe…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Grey: I can’t pick on Nick, he picks up the phone when I call and always makes me feel good about myself. He has got to be one of the nicest people ever. With that being said he is Canadian and I don’t know too many Canadians.

      The writers league is a train wreck, there are like 5 of us playing and the adds have been the easiest in any league I have played in. I was able to waiver Frazier and Springer within two weeks of each other (thank you Jay and Tehol) In the words of Tehol, the Elder Gods would cast the cloud of shame over some of these guys. But I love you all and look forward to next year.

      • Grey

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        Can’t speak to that one, I don’t know the circumstances… I know I’ve dropped players I shouldn’t have, easy to say in hindsight, at the time it seemed logical…

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Grey: I think Jay is having an off year because he drafted Springer and held him only to drop him two weeks after his call up.

          I hear you though, I went all streamer crazy and gambled on Lester losing it and dropped him the FCL, I also dropped Richards in that league. Yet I continue to bemoan the loss of JoFer. I am my own worst enemy sometimes and hate myself more than I should. *smacks self in face* I feel better now.

          • Grey

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            Yeah, it’s hard sometimes having the right guy at the wrong time… Like Sky’s dropped Khris Davis and Hosmer…They’ve been fine on my team, but can’t fault him for dropping them, they were awful on his team…

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: Lesters whip to ERA made no sense when i had him, I was expecting a blow up and I was wrong. Regardless i have managed to go from the basement to middle of the pack in the FCL so I have that going for me.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Nice!

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Grey: anything that gives Kid A an ulcer is a win for me. The fear of him losing to me is reward enough alone. BTW, da nacho is one of the best league mates to have. Guy has grown on us all like a foster brother who can cook.

                  • Kid A says:
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                    @J-FOH: Rumors of your rise in the FCL have been greatly exaggerated.

                    I might not win the league, but besting you will be a snap.

                    Will that make it 3 baseball leagues and 1 football that I’ve thrashed you in now? I’m starting to lose track.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Kid A: one baseball and one football. I will be expecting you in my RCL

              • de nachos says:
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                @J-FOH: Moa LUURRVES your Lester. His nature is naughty like that, down with Other People’s Pitchers.

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @de nachos: yeah you know…him

                  Btw. Prezzi and I determined that kid A looks like uncle rico

                  • de nachos says:
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                    @J-FOH: Ha! he throws a mean spiral.

                    Utey *swoon* I picked the wrong night to go the ballpark.

                    • de nachos says:
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                      @de nachos: ok not entirely true, I did stream Colón

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @de nachos: any day at the ballpark is better than a night at home. Unless you have strippers coming over

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Grey: the circumstances are that I drink a lot during the evening hours.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Jay: and by evening do you mean anytime after lunch?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            When the Padres play day games you must be like the guy waking up with a terrible hangover and had beer goggles the night before…

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: all this back and fourth and not one mention of the New Kids reference. Does this bring up a sore spot for you?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I’m hangin’ tough…whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh-whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh

      • Dan Pants

        Dan Pants says:
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        @J-FOH: Pretty pathetic that people had given up so soon in the “Razzball Writer’s” league. I was excited to join and looking forward to it being competitive, but didn’t expect people to disregard it completely. There is more activity in espn public leagues in august. Disappointing.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Dan Pants: it’s a shame but I’m still enjoying the dogfight among the top cluster. We must find a way to take down Mike

          • Dan Pants

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            @J-FOH: Looking at the standings again, its actually more competitive at the top at least than I gave it credit for. I take it all back! It’s been an everyday struggle to stay in the top three. I’m livin’ everyday like a hustle.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Dan Pants: you, tom and I have been trading off spots for a while now.

        • Kid A says:
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          @Dan Pants: T-hole didn’t give up, he is just terrible.

  3. Birdmann says:
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    oh oh oh got mentioned in an article. Just lost Bruce again that sucks.

    • Birdmann says:
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      @Birdmann: Mully Gunn has been solid as well.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Birdmann: that sucks because I own him in other leagues. You have put it together, i think every team that drafted Kluber are doing well. What a value

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