Last night again the NFL tried to screw the Saints over, 15 seconds. I know it’s only 15 seconds, but let’s see how you and your team like to get screwed at the end of a half when you are trying to score. I’m glad the NFL is back, but they need to get better officials. That is like in most sports leagues where refs end up playing a role in games. I play in 3 different leagues and refs always make mistakes and I have learned to deal with it. On Sunday morning I was rushing and the QB ran around a ref and pushed him into me where I needed to avoid the ref. At halftime I asked the ref why there was no penalty on that and he said that he wasn’t pushed and he was moving out of the way. I then asked what would have happened if I ran into him and knocked him over. The answer was that I would have been penalized. Now if that isn’t some BS then I don’t know what is. So everyone needs to take it easy on the refs, we all miss things.
Week 4 Recap
Trollers vs Revolucion (14-43)
I’m not going to make any excuses in this one, Trollers sucked. They couldn’t catch or tackle. Revolucion played a good game from start to finish. Trollers need to revamp the defense or it will be a long season for them. Revolucion needs to keep doing what they are doing and they will be fine.
Henchmen vs Bitter Boys (26-21)
Every week Henchmen have a new roster and it makes it difficult to predict how their game will go (ed’s note: We have had the same roster each week! We had one sub this week…). Bitter Boys were without Guillaume this week again. I want to see Bitter Boys come and play a game with their full roster. I think they would have beaten the Trollers last week and they could have beaten Henchmen this week as well. I wasn’t there to see what happened, but I heard that Mario wanted to pull his team off the field at one point and end the game. I’m sure there was a call made or not made that affected the game. (ed’s note: It was a pass interference call, and in my obviously biased opinion it was a good call and both refs saw it and threw the flag, it just happened to be on a long pass)
Outlaws vs 4Simbas (41-6)
So what is there to say about this game it was a blowout. Steve wasn’t there so Rob drove almost two hours to come and fill in. He might not have thrown in a while, but he didn’t miss a beat. What is more shocking is how Jeremy made Adam and Remy look on a few plays. Yes he was sacked 5 times between the 2 of them, he did have a few nice scrambles to buy extra time. Where was Ben filming when you need a top 10 play?
Nice TDs vs Petit Phoques (37-13)
This wasn’t close at all. I was hoping to get a possible preview of the finals. If this is how it is going to go everyone is fighting for second place. Demario shouldn’t be allowed to throw anymore in the division he makes the team too strong. They need to be forced to go back to Kris. I’m not sure why Petit Phoques made the switch at QBs, Vince should have stayed in you need to take some lumps before you can get better.
Joey’s Haters vs Centurions (19-25)
When you go up 13-0 at half you should be able to win the game. When you are unable to do that you know that the team has problems. Centurions are a very solid team with a little experience. Joey’s Haters have way more experience so they should have been able to pull it out. Joey’s Haters have now gone onto my overrated team list. So much promise yet so much disappointment.
D#Nasty vs Iron Wolves (38-2)
D#nasty looked great in this one they were unstoppable. I’m not sure what is going on with Iron Wolves this season they have really stunk it up. I will give Ian a shootout for breaking the goose egg with a safety with 2:25 left in the game. Iron Wolves need to learn how to catch the ball again way too many drops. Max is now playing QB for D#Nasty and looked decent with time he will get better and that could be a scary thing.
Raccoons vs Space Apes (12-27)
So I don’t know how this happened, but it did. How can you win a game when you QB throws 5 picks? Space Apes were able to do it. Raccoons have a great defense and I can see them getting that amount of picks, but you still lost. Seb was supposed to come back play QB and elevate the offense to a help win a championship. The defense is doing their job now it’s your turn. Seb step it up. Space Apes if you can control the turnovers you might end up going places.
Centurions vs Old School (27-18)
So let’s start by saying that Dahic wasn’t there, but they did have JS fill in from Bitter Boys. That’s a good replacement skill wise. What Old School was missing was Dahic on defense. He takes up so much area that it’s difficult to go deep. Centurions QB Guillaume played OK for the first half before he had to leave for work. Then Francis filled in. That is where I figured Old School would take advantage of the young QB and end up winning the game. Nope didn’t happen and Francis was able to keep the win.
Raccoons vs Dawgs (19-25)
I thought that this game was an automatic forfeit because of eligible players, I was wrong. Dave played good for Dawgs, he had a few new toys to play with. From what I’m hearing Josh might be joining them and help them out (ed’s note: that is the Dawgs roster for the season, except Griffin who was a sub). Max did what he normally does and catch everything. Raccoons were tired from playing the game before, but they were able to keep it close and had a shot to win it at the end. They just couldn’t make it happen. If Dawgs get to keep the players they had this weekend they will be OK moving forward. Raccoons are good, but just need to be more consistent.
Mustard Tiger vs Beautes (38-12)
So let me start by saying Mustard Tigers might be for real this season. I also want to know why Beautes made a switch at QB. John went out and outperformed what he did last week when he was named player of the week. I have no clue what to say. Beautes you need to find one player to be QB and stick to that person don’t do what you did last season that is unless you want another long season again.
Gold Rush vs Beautes (19-6)
So this one was an interesting game due to a sub throwing a pass and the other team being awarded 6 points on the play. Last season the league went over this and before the season all the captains were reminded of this. If you can’t abide by the rules then thing like this are going to happen. Brian you should know this since you ref from time to time. If you want to try and get away with something then you need to know what you can and can’t do. Even without being awarded the free 6 points Gold Rush still would have won the game. Now you know and knowing is half the battle.
Professional Punters vs Thunder Buddies (6-45)
So this wasn’t never going to be a close game. Professional Punters just don’t have the players to match up and stop Thunder Buddies. I will give them credit for playing hard right up until the end. Remember keep you heads up and keep playing hard anything can happen at any time.
Picks & Why
Outlaws vs Revolucion
I have to go and give this one to Outlaws. I think they have a better roster from top to bottom. I also think that they will do something the Trollers didn’t. That would be catch the ball and play defense. This could end up being a close game, but I don’t see it ending up that way.
Bitter Boys vs 4Simbas
I really wasn’t sure who to pick in this one. 4Simbas are younger and faster than most of Bitter Boys. I also wasn’t sure if Guillaume will be there or not. So that is why I picked them to win. If Guillaume is there along with Pat then flip my pick.
Trollers vs Henchmen NA
I don’t pick my teams games, never have never will. There are a few question marks in this one. Who is playing for Henchmen? Will the Trollers be able to catch a ball this week? Also can they play defense? We will find out one of these questions before the game and need to wait until the game is over to find out about the others.
Petit Phoques vs Centurions
I just think that the Petit Phoques will rebound after last week plus I think they have too many playmakers on defense not to get short fields to work with. I think that this could be the game of the week in the division and should come down to QB play. So I wrote the above out and then had a change of heart and have decided that Centurions also have a great defense and a QB with a little more experience so I flipped my pick.
D#Nasty vs Dawgs
D#Nasty will win and win convincingly. I just don’t know who else will be playing for Dawgs to pick them to win over an established team that wins a lot of games.
Joey’s Haters vs Petit Phoques
What can I say, Petit Phoques are a better team. I am also becoming one of Joey’s Haters haters. They don’t match up well and other than at QB and snapper have no advantages anywhere else. Petit Phoques are going to be able to do whatever they want in this game.
Nice TDs vs Space Apes
They are too strong and won’t be stopped. Terry will need to have his best game of the season if Space Apes want a chance. Demario will run all over this team. Just watch and see.
Raccoons vs Old School
Both teams are in a funk and need to get back to winning and this week it will be Old School. Dahic should be back and he always plays great on defense against these guys. On offense he will need to spread the ball around and keep the Raccoons defense guessing.
Deep Threat vs Iron Wolves
So Deep Threats will win if Svetna is there, if not Iron Wolves will slowly march down the field and score wasting time and eating up clock. JC needs to be smart with the ball and take what the defense gives him.
Thunder Buddies vs Gold Rush
Thunder Buddies have too many good players to lose this one. They will eliminate Travis from the offense and force someone else to beat them. Which Gold Rush doesn’t have.
Professional Punters vs Mustard Tigers
Professional Punters just don’t match up well in this one. Brian will be able to do whatever he wants in this one. Mustard Tigers by at least 3 scores.
Beautes vs Professional Punters
I think Brian is going to run all over Professional Punter this week. Matt is going to have his hands full trying to chase Brian all day. Brian is going to run on almost every other play just to give his team a chance.
#1- Nice TDs
#2- Deep Threats
#3- Petits Phoques
#1- Gold Rush
#2- Thunder Buddies
#3- Mustard Tigers
How things have change after last week. Trollers got dropped from my top 3 and they should be. When you can’t score or stop anyone you haven’t earned a top 3 spot. In division 2 I just flipped 2 and 3. I was going to put Centurions up as my 3 team, but that will have to wait until after they beat Petits Phoques this week. Division 3 is the same. This week we have 1 and 2 playing so there might be a change next week. We are now starting to see which teams start to separate themselves from the rest. The top teams are the top teams for a reason. They play well on both sides of the ball.
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Now it is time for me to pick 1 player from each division who put up some great numbers and helped their team win.
- Marvin (Revolucion) He went out and killed the Trollers with 6 catches 100 yards, 3 TDs and a 1 point convert on offense. On defense he was just as good 2 tackles and 1 pick, it should have been 2 but his face got in the way on the first play of the game.
- Guillaume (Centurions) So he played 2 games over the weekend, he is up here for his first game against Joey’s Haters. He brought his team back from a 13-0 deficit. With 4 TDs and 226 yards with no picks.
- Brian (Mustard Tigers) It was a near perfect day for this guy. He went 21 for 26 with 6 TDs, no picks, 188 yards, oh and he converted on two 1 point converts.
All 3 of the players chosen are well deserving of a Bottle of alcohol from our sponsor Les Spiritueux Iberville, but we can only have 1 winner and the winner is Guillaume from Centurions. He balled out and now he has to deal with me asking him tough questions.
Q - Was last season the first time you played QB and how have you adjusted to it?
A - I already played QB touch and flag football in high school. Last season I had to adjust with the size of the field and the speed of the rusher. Also, I learned not to throw blindly against the opposing defenses.
Q - You guys have a top defense in the division, how does that help you out on offense? Do you take more chances knowing that or do you not even thinking about it at all?
A - It keeps me composed knowing my defense can always make big time plays for our team. I don't take more chances on offense because of it. Our goal is to move the chains and control the tempo of the game.
Q - Are you guys going to win it all this season after making it to the finals last season? Who is standing between you and the title?
A - Of course we got it all to make it to the final once again and win it this time!!! We quickly built a chemistry last season on our very first season. The teams that are retrograding us from the title are those of Division 1 who think we are not of their level.
Q – If you could add any player from the league who would it be and why?
A – Not really, we are pretty happy with our team as it is. We got unique skillset at every position. The only guy I can think of is Dahic so we can put him on the bench.
Q – What is something that the rest of the league doesn’t know about you that they should?
A – No comment
Another week down and another great article from me, The Mouth. I have been in this league for years now and I keep winning Best Smack Talker every year it is starting to get boring. I have explained to people that it’s not smack talk, it’s the truth. I could go off and start telling lies, but I was raised better than that. I talk to keep myself amused and focused in the game. Football is 90% mental and 10% physical. I know when I step on the field that there is no way anyone can get in my head. I have players in other leagues I play that hate playing me and the reason why is that they are weak minded. So moving forward I’m going to do a lot more talking and will watch as teams and players crumble (ed’s note: Well, might as well talk since you and your team can’t catch). So get ready, the new and improved me is coming and you either better get prepared or don’t show up, everything is on the table. Good luck to everyone this week, play hard, have fun, and be safe.