March Madness Brackets 2015


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March Madness is finally here, and every year I fill out approximately a bajillion brackets, in hopes of doing the impossible and getting one correct. This year, I decided to cover all my bases, so I did each bracket with a particular theme: Crazy Upsets, Top Seeds, Coin Flip, Mascot v Mascot, etc. Hopefully this will increase my odds of having the perfect bracket!

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Week 10 Literally Literate FFL Preview

g11_vs_vikingsWeek 10 action has the Vikes and Skins facing off in your Thursday game. Besides AD, I wouldn’t expect mush (typo–[much]–but in retrospect, “mush” is exactly what you can expect)  from the Vikes.

Here’s a look at the match ups this week in the Literally Literate FFL:

4) I Pitta the Fool vs 9) Team Reese

4) I Pitta the Fool vs 9) Team Reese

Should be a good game for me, but you know how that kind of thinking goes. Fully expecting the rest of my team to go out on injuries…

5) Trophy Wife vs 2) Cousin Vinny

5) Trophy Wife vs 2) Cousin Vinny

Real grudge match here! I need Trophy Wife to lose sooo bad! Or if Cousin Vinny starts tanking, that could work too, since I play them later on.

6) Dez Dispenser vs 10) Don't Call Me Rodney

6) Dez Dispenser vs 8) Don’t Call Me Rodney

Dez Dispenser has been a tough opponent as of late, and hopefully won’t continue to climb up the ranks. I’d like to see them go down as well.

10) Crawrsenal FC vs 3) Spacin' Vaders

10) Crawrsenal FC vs 3) Spacin’ Vaders

Really rootin’ for Crawrsenal here. Spacin’ Vaders is really strong, and I need a loss from them, since they have me beat on points.

1) [Br]eaking [Br]adshaw vs 7) The Blair Walsh Project

1) [Br]eaking [Br]adshaw vs 7) The Blair Walsh Project

Rootin’ for the underdog here, too! Yeah, I know, I want everyone above me to lose…it’s getting really real right now, ya’ll!

Week 9 Totally Spooky Halloween Preview

the_leaders_in_the_clubhouse_for_best_nfl_halloween_costumesGod, work has sucked this week! Thankfully, I get to get drunk on Fall lager this evening!

Here’s a peaksie at this week’s matchups in the Literally Literate FFL:

9) Crawrsenal FC vs 10)Don't Call Me Rodney

9) Crawrsenal FC vs 10)Don’t Call Me Rodney

4) Trophy Wife vs 8) The Blair Walsh Project

4) Trophy Wife vs 8) The Blair Walsh Project

7) Team Reese vs 1)[B]reaking [Br]adshaw

7) Team Reese vs 1)[B]reaking [Br]adshaw

2) Cousin Vinny vs 6) Spacin' Vaders

2) Cousin Vinny vs 6) Spacin’ Vaders

4) I Pitta the Fool vs 3) Dez Dispenser

4) I Pitta the Fool vs 3) Dez Dispenser

Teams on bye include: Cardinals, Broncos, Lions, Jaguars, Giants, 49ers. Tonight, Bengals vs Dolphins on NFL network. Woot!

Week 9 Power Rankings

hard_math.png.scaled500Math is hard, but plugging numbers into a pre-made algorithm is easy! Here’s the Literally Literate Week 9 Power Rankings. The Playoff hunt thickens with only 5 weeks remaining in the regular season, three teams sit at 4-4 while the top 3 are 5-3 or better.

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Making a huge leap this week is Dez Dispenser. Apparently their high score of 171 hints at success further down the road. We shall see…

Literally Literate Week 9 Power Rankings:

1) [Br]eaking [Br]adshaw 147

2) Cousin Vinny’s Escort Services 134

3) Dez Dispenser 121

4) Trophy Wife 119

5) I Pitta the Fool 117

6) Space Invaders 116

7) Team Reese 102

8) The Blair Walsh Project 101

9) Crawrsenal FC 100

10) Don’t Call Me Rodney 98

On the Rise: Spencer Hawes

Spencer Hawes, currently available in 44% of ESPN leagues.

Spencer Hawes, C-Phi, currently available in 44% of ESPN leagues.

Each week I’m going to highlight a player, who should definitely be picked up in your standard 10-team league. This week I found a gem in this center for the Sixers, Spencer Hawes. Last year, he had one of his best offensive performances to date, averaging 11 pts. and 7 boards in 27 mins. The one stat that really grabbed me, however, is that he had a career high 19 double-doubles, in only 40 games started. Yup, when he gets the start, he has a 50/50 shot of earning extra points with a double-double, a stat that increased by over 100% from the 2011-12 season. The last time he even got close to 19 double-doubles? The 2008-09 season, when he averaged 11.4 pts and 7.4 boards.

With this in mind, added to the fact that his number of starts also doubled from the 2011-12 season, he is poised to absolutely go bananas this year! Just look at how strong he finished last year:

hawesFor the last ten weeks, he was a beast, and I don’t see any evidence that that should change. Rookie Nerlens Noel is being hampered by an injury, and Hawes has been given the reigns in the paint. If he’s available in your league, consider yourself lucky. Most have him going in the middle rounds, so I felt pretty lucky picking him up. You should too!

hawes hairOh, and he’s also up for the hair of the year award. ADD HIM!!

Literally Literate FFL Week 8 Preview

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Ah yes, week 8 is finally upon us, with the Bucs and Panthers squaring off for the Thursday Night Game. With all of the injuries and the Bears, Titans, Colts, Chargers, Ravens, and Texans all on bye, this should be a very rugged week. Cheers to anyone who breaks a hundy!

5) Spacin' Vaders vs 3) I Pitta the Fool

5) Spacin’ Vaders vs 3) I Pitta the Fool

2) Cousin Vinny vs 6)Team Reese

2) Cousin Vinny vs 6)Team Reese

8) The Blair Walsh Project vs 7) Dez Dispenser

8) The Blair Walsh Project vs 7) Dez Dispenser

9) Crawrsenal FC vs 1) [Br]eaking [Br]adshaw

9) Crawrsenal FC vs 1) [Br]eaking [Br]adshaw

4) Trophy Wife vs 10) Don't Call Me Rodney

4) Trophy Wife vs 10) Don’t Call Me Rodney