Week 12 – “The Hermans” make a late run
Pardon me while
I take a breath. I was discussing the playoff tiebreakers with Commissioner
Francis earlier today, and like a big dummy, volunteered my services by taking
on the task of charting all the three-way ties, four-way ties, and even 5-way
ties that could occur when the dust settles on Week 13. (I sent a two-page scan e-mail to all members
showing the tiebreakers today.)
Aces. It took so long, that WWIT got
delayed. (Ed. Note: I know – no big
deal, only 6 people read it, anyway.)
Well, delay it no more, here comes volume 12, episode 12 of that
“What Was I THINKING?”
Off we go with
our Genius Division. – And, what’s this?
NO perfectos this weekend? Oooh,
MGL didn’t score last weekend. But, we
had TWO teams that only lost 4 points to the bench – Rob Mielke (BTW, happy
birthday, Rob!), and the second-place contender in Genius Division play, Robert
Abundis of the Killing Fields. Robert’s
been VERY tough lately, he’s just about the only playa that can catch the “Ant-Man.” Both Rob and Robert get 7 Genius points for
silver medal this week goes to our #1 team in the DFFL, Alan Sullivan of the
Reaper, who lost just 6 points to his bench.
He’s 10-2, and lookin’ unbeatable.
Let’s give the bronze medal this past weekend to both Ron Bolton of the ‘Gunners,
and Ryan Francis of Your Name Here / LGJ fame, who lost 7 points to their
bench. No bonus points this week, I’m
OK, here’s how
they currently stand after Week 12 of the 2018 DFFL Genius Division, with just 1
week of play left….
DIVISION – WEEK 12 STANDINGS – DFFL 2018
1. Mr. Go Lucky (44.5 points) – Down to a
two-horse race, just one more week to go
2. The Killing Fields (40 points) – Another
STRONG showing from Robert, could win it all
3. Bolts (33 points) – Lockett’s 7-point
difference cost him the points needed to challenge
3. Burbank Thumpers (33 points) – Giorgio Tavecchio
still Isn’t playing. What up?
Name Here (32 points) – Made a run, but the “YNH” legacy got in the way
6. Run & Gun (27 points) – He’ll be back
for a chance at the 2019 title
Reaper (24 points) – The “Reaper” just keeps cranking out the wins
Trojans (21 points) – Best team not
going to the playoffs in 2018 – by FAR
9. Baltimore Ravens (20 points) – Umm…. What’s
going on here? WWIT points?
Norsemen (15 points) – It’s the Bolts versus the Norsemen for the Lombardi
Mob Squad (10 points) – I know how you feel, Jesus. Look at MY score.
Full Tilt Poker (8 points) – WWIT points in Week 12 to finish out the
year. Just great.
to score – (Sigh) Yeah, I know.
As we say “adios”
to the smart guys, we now turn to the smart a$$e$, and we got plenty of ‘em. I can’t wait, let’s get right to it, shall
we? It’s time to find out who played like Jerry Rice,
and who played like Leon Lett. — It is time to ask the question….
What Was I THINKING?”
I’m going to
handle this like I handle Band-Aids. I’m
just going to RIP IT OFF. Grant Herman
has done it again – He finished first in the game that you want to finish LAST
in – WWIT. He lost 20 points to his
bench, when he totally mis-handled the Bronco / Steeler game, which is good for
7 WWIT points. Those goofy-points have
just elevated him info first place by 8 points, in a game that usually gives
out 7 per week. He’s won the Genius
Division three times, including last year.
But – He is now one week away from possibly grabbing his first WWIT
award. He must be checking out girls at
work, instead of the waiver wires. Nice
Let’s give the
silver WWIT medal this weekend to yours truly of Fully-Tilted poker, who lost
17 points to his bench, partially for benching Mike Williams of the
Chargers. Truly inspiring. Minus-5 WWIT points for that, plus 2 more
goofy-points for Benching Watson.
Ahh, yes, the
bronze medal. It goes to Jose Cano of
the Burbank Thumpers, for losing 16 points to his bench. But that’s not all… Jose started that old
kicker for the Falcs, Tavecchio, a guy that hasn’t even PLAYED in weeks,
instead of the benched kicker, Boswell, who, had he started the Steeler booter,
would have WON his Week 12 game against Jim Francis’ Bolts. That’s good for minus-3 WWIT points, and
minus-2 more for starting that goofy kicker again. A small note here, at this point – Should Jose
choose to start that zero-scoring kicker again, he MIGHT win the 2018 WWIT
award on the spot. We’ll have to see.
No other WWIT
points this weekend. What can be said? It’s the DFFL. (Laugh)
OK, here are
the updated WWIT Standings. One more week, and I promise you, ANYTHING can
WAS I THINKING DIVISION – WEEK 12 RESULTS – 2018
1. Dirty Birds (-33 points) – A late “run” puts
the bird-man on top, with one week to go.
2. Beautiful Downtown Burbank (-26 points) – DO
NOT start that Italian PK again.
3. Hoarse-Men (-25 points) – Rob would have to
totally collapse to have any chance
Pop-Gun Run (-24 points) – Didn’t belong up here,
anyway. No chance.
Wonder (-24 points) – Needs a nine-point “loss” for a tie, a long-shot
Trojans (-23 points) – Avoided a WWIT score in Week 12, he’s out of it
6. Worst Show on Paper (-23 points) – Ten
points down. No dice.
8. Grim Reeker (-22 points) – Another playa
with no chance.
9. Dead on the Field (-19 points) – Having a
GREAT Genius year!
Fully Tilted Poker (-18 points) –Even I can’t score fifteen WWIT points in one
Mr. Not-So-Lucky (-10 points) – Phhh…. Um, NO.
Dolts (-10 points) – He was never in this, but we had to list the name here.
all for this week, friends. Good luck to
all the teams still fighting for positions in the 2018 DFFL Playoffs. May all your selections of the player you
want to start end up better than mine (No big task, there). We’ll see you next week for the finals of
As always, I have
all the e-mails to ship out the parakeet paper every week, on Tuesday, normally
around Noon. Some of you don’t have
Microsoft Office / Word? If that’s the
case, just check out the weekly WWIT at www.theacescasinoblog.com. It’ll be there! Have a good week!