You might be wondering what’s with the title, and to be honest, I thought it was kinda catchy. Okay, I get it, I have too much time on my hands, and no time isn’t the name of the lotion I use. Love’s 7 and 7 is is one of my favorite precursors of punk rock songs. I have read oral histories on the subject and this song comes up as a big influence. It’s always interesting to see where something we love comes from. Groups like the Seeds, the 13th Floor Elevators, the MC5 and the Blue Magoos all laid down the tunes that influenced a great genre of music. You might be saying to yourself: What the hell does this have to do with the RCL update? Well, it’s me telling you that you need to study this format (and those playing it) at a high level. I’m hoping you try and organize strong leagues among fellow commenters next year that take on the RCL strategies. It’s what I did and I have never had as much fun playing fantasy baseball. This week, I have the usual suspects in here… weekly leaders, top ten, team profile and a new edition, the league ranks. These high index leagues at the bottom of the post are about as punk rock as they come when shattering the glass walls of the fantasy leisure suits. Playing in them is a proverbial mosh pit of action that will leave you with black eyes and bloody knuckles. It’s like dating a Salvadorian girl!
Category Leaders for Week 6
After all the solo winners last week we return to the land of plenty, well at least when it comes to dongs and wins. Last is first…in runs this week and the second highest one week total so far this year. The SanPedro is round trippin‘ with the Doubter by putting up 22 dongs. Me, yes ME!, the Hack, is this weeks RBI leader *high fives self* Frequent commenter the Knoche takes the steals gold while Sideburns hit like Donny in the highly competitive Cougs R Us league. The herbivore got the third highest K total on the year with 96 while the Wins group is quite the foursome. It only took 11 saves this week, lowest total on the year, but the Orange Snacks still got it done. Old Navy, this weeks team profile below, take home ERA while Jay’s boy Jimmy WHIPped us all. Well done everyone *high fives self again* you all rocked it for week 6.
The RCL Top 10, Week 7
This is the best around!… For the season… so far. Do you want to be Daniel Larusso? Then you got to beat all the Cobra Kai’s and win the
All Valleys RCL Championship. Word around the office is that the grand prize is Sky jumping out of a cake in your living room and doing a strip tease to the the tune of Moment of Truth by Survivor. The table below contains the rank, team name, league name, RCL points, and League Index.
|1||Backdoor Sliders||Razzball Champion’s League||117.42||107|
|3||Money Ballers||JB’s RCL||108.86||102|
|4||Nick the Dick||FCL||107.75||108|
|5||RA the Rugged D ickeys||King Ralph’s Emporium||105.46||100|
|6||Astros to Mouth||Spiders and Snakes||104.99||99|
|7||New York Braves||Razzballz to the Wallz||104.05||102|
|8||John Boccabellas||The Downward Spiral||104.04||102|
|9||drunc orks||Euro Razzball||103.96||99|
|10||The Notorious MIG||Death by 5 x 5||102.96||103|
What a difference a week makes for the backdoor man. He gains 8.92 points to leapfrog the Unpainted one and take over first place. Nice jump BS! The Moneyballers was ballin’ this past week as they go up 6 spots to 3rd overall with a 5.05 swing. My leaguemate in the FCL, Mr. Dick, holds down the 4th spot for the second week in a row while his other team, RA the Rugged jumps one spot to grab 5th. Dick, what are you on? I’m kidding, but seriously it’s good to see someone has been paying attention. Astros to Mouth returns to the top 10 this week pulling into 6th while last weeks 10th place team and subject of our first team profile takes over 7th. The Boccabella is a top ten newcomer from the downward spiral league at 8th and last weeks 5th placeholder the Drunk stumbles to 9th. Rounding out the top 10 is the Notorious MIG from the solid indexed league death by 5×5. Welcome to the cool kids table all you newcomers and for you repeat guys, keep it up. Respect!
Team of the Week, Pitching
Last week, I got slipped a note from Vin about a team that had an amazing 7 day performance. Well it looks like Vin is really into passing notes and just sent me another one. OldNavy from the Fantasy Baseball Union has become our second guest in what may become a team highlight series. Last week the Navy put on a relief pitching clinic where they had 15 relief appearances without giving up a run and getting 17 K’s. On the starting pitching side a combination of Kevin Siegrist, Mike Leake, Max Scherzer, A.J. Burnett, Miguel Gonzalez, Garrett Richards, Jason Hammel, and Aaron Harang resulted in only 6 earned runs over 65.1 innings. That’s amazing and deserves the tip of the cap by this writer. Keep it up Old Navy.
League Ranks, Offense
League pride can be a big deal around here among the established RCL leagues. Some of these leagues have been annual celebrations while others have been created to reward the winners. The champions league has been a great thing for the site. I’m not sure when the first one happened but I hope we continue this tradition going forward and next year maybe we can add a few more. This year, that champions league has the second highest index (107) just behind the FCL (108) and ahead of all others on this table. In the past, Vin has provided us with some league ranks that give us a total of all members stats. This week, I’m going to go over the offensive side where the FCL is in the top-two in all five categories while the ECFBL is top-two in four-of-the-five. One category I left off because it wouldn’t fit and made the table look awkward is the AB’s. Here are the ranks in order: FCL (21,742), ECFBL (21,676), Night of the Living Zombinos (21,281), Razzball Champion’s League (21,274), and Cougs R Us (21,207). If you noticed the top two leagues in AB’s are also the highest in counting stats. These f#&[email protected]*ds and obsessive compulsive maniacs churn batty calls like hummingbirds on meth. I should know, I play with them. Anythehoo, this is just a snapshot into what the top leagues are doing. Next week I plan on posting the pitching leaders as I don’t want to give you all my content. If I end up having nothing better to talk I might make you endure human profiles on Jay and Sky.
|1||FCL (5784)||FCL (3008)||ECFBL (722)||ECFBL (2819)||FCL (439)|
|2||ECFBL (5733)||ECFBL (2970)||FCL (717)||FCL (2809)||Cougs R Us (430)|
|3||Razzball Champion’s League (5696)||Night of the Living Zombino (2925)||Razzball Champion’s League (700)||Razzball Champion’s League (2798)||ECFBL (423)|
|4||Night of the Living Zombino (5669)||Razzball Champion’s League (2924)||Night of the Living Zombino (699)||Night of the Living Zombino (2768)||Razzball Champion’s League (421)|
|5||Cougs R Us (5660)||Cougs R Us (2923)||RCL ‘Perts (696)||Cougs R Us (2719)||HA! (420)|
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