by Gerald Udowiczenko
Well it looks like the WLAF is back with us again. Doesn't time fly
(so who one it last year anyway?), just happened to be channel flicking
this afternoon (Monday) and caught a bit of the Claymores game against
the Admirals. So will anyone be going to any of the games?
Hopefully this newsletter will get out on time, as I'm recovering from
a very heavy weekend of drinking and role-playing. I went up to Glasgow
to complete in the Students Nationals and got back 4 O'clock this morning.
Didn't help either, that I didn't go to bed over the weekend before 4am,
and up at 8am (to have breakfast) and I drank lots. But as they were selling
shots of Vodka for 60p, well I did have to drink a lot, so as not to waste
the opportunity, now didn't I? Thank god I'm not a student, as I don't
thin I could cope with all that cheap alcohol.
Thanks to Richard and Graham for this weeks contributions.
W12) @ BB (8-3,
Gerald : This has got to be the Game of the
Week. The Bills need the win to keep up with the Dolphins, and one more
win for Graham should see him get homefield for the playoffs. Hopefully
homefield should see the Bills break that winning streak, though it will
be tough. Bills by 3,
Graham : We couldn't
stop the Bills in last year's Superbowl, and doubt we will on their own
turf. BB 7
Richard : No comment.
W1) @ SF (8-3,
Gerald : The 49ers look very good for the first
wildcard unless something very strange happens, to the Rams and they get
the division, can really see that though. The Jets have been hot and cold
this season, but I feel they'll fit the hot tap and turn it on. Jets by
Graham : The 49ers are really on a roll right
now, and with homefield they should be too strong. SF 6
Richard : Jets by 3.
W1) @ NE (5-5-1,
Gerald : No comment.
Graham : Two unpredictable teams and two tough defences. Pats by a
nose (maybe). NE 1
Richard : Pats by 7.
W2) @ AF (5-6,
Gerald : Tough game for Baby Nat, may be a
little too tough. Fish by 10.
Graham : Marino power might just be too much
for Falcons. MD 10
Richard : Fish by 10
W2) @ TN (6-5,
Gerald : Both teams have slipped-up against
relatively easy teams this season, but I think that the Skins had the
slightly stronger team. Though anything could happen. Skins by 6.
Graham : A low scorer probably. Titan offence
under pressure and Skins D is a mean unit. WR 3
Richard : Skins by 7.
L1) @ PE (6-5,
Gerald : Well this is going to be fun. If Peter
beats Jon, then I think the Eagles could really struggle to get a wildcard
spot. Jon's also in the NFC, so Bungals by 3.
Graham : Both coming off tough losses and could
be a great game. Eagles to bounce back. PE 3
Richard : Eagles by 3.
L1) @ PS (1-9-1,
Gerald : Can't see it getting any easier for
Pat and his Steelers. Cowboys by 10.
Graham : Improved Cowboys should pile more
misery on Steelers, but it could be close. DC 3
Richard : Steelers by 3.
L1) @ AC (1-10,
Gerald : Tough one to call. Both teams are
looking towards the draft and next season. Look like I'll have to go with
the AG+FC again, even if they are on the road. Browns by 3.
Graham : Oh dear, another real low scorer surely.
Cards to lose it (can't see anyone winning it!). CL 1
Richard : Browns by 3.
W4) @ DB (9-2,
Gerald : Another great battle. Both teams are
leading their respective divisions, and quiet easily. Homefield will be
the real decider, and another AFC win. Broncos by 7.
Graham : Should be a terrific game, but Denver
homefield and recent form gives them edge. DB 6
Richard : Broncos by 3.
W2) @ CB (4-7,
Gerald : The Hawks are one of many teams chasing
a wildcard place, and a win this week will help greatly. Hawks by 10.
Graham : Hard to predict this, but with a wildcard
spot up for grabs I narrowly favour the Hawks. SS 3
Richard : Hawks by 7.
L1) @ KC (3-8,
Gerald : The seasons over for both these teams,
so only pride to play for (the pride of the AFC, I hope?). Chiefs by 6.
Graham : All-Defence vs All-Offence. I'm going
with the Offence. KC 10
Richard : Chiefs by 3.
L5) @ TB (5-6,
Gerald : As this is Coach Jones first game,
the Raiders may be able to sneak a surprise win, but I can't really see
it. Oh what the hell, here's hoping for an AFC massacre. Raiders by 1.
Graham : Dave should get a first win in Tampa
this week as his D should handle the Raiders. TB 10
Richard : Buccs by 7.
by Graham Canwell (Week 11)
||New York Jets
||Over 300 yards rushing and a dramatic 4th quarter comeback to propel
the Jets into a wildcard spot.
||There wasn't a huge amount of D on display in the AFC this week,
so by recording a shutout vs Pittsburgh the Broncos helped themselves
to this one.
||Its been a struggle at times this year, but the Jets are hauling
themselves into playoff contention as others falter.
||Another offensive award for the powerhouse Niners, punishing the
Buccs for their aggression.
||Its not often the Eagles are kept to just ten points so this was
a worthy winner, though the Vikes deserve an honourable mention.
||Jon's record in this league warrants a lot of respect, but he wasn't
shown much by the Bears this week!
|Barry Switzer Award
||Its getting really hard to give this. The league is
so tough that there are hardly any teams so weak that to lose to them
deserves an award. Nor could I find any fumble frenzies, interception
mayhem or cockup kickers. Maybe next week . . .
Gerald to Dave Jones : Welcome to NFLAB and
thank you for taking over the Buccs. They have been uncoached for a number
of seasons, and somehow have managed to sneak it to the playoffs, the
last two seasons. One as the divisional winner. At least if they do it
this time they will have a coach to thank rather than Lady Luck.
Gerald to Ian : Well done on a great game.
I haven't giving up that many points since weeks 2 and 4. Both times I
gave up 31 points. Didn't help that my 'D' decided to go on holiday. No
sooner am I praising them with being among the best in the division, and
the drop from No.2 to No.12 and then give up 4 TD's. Next time I'll keep
my month firmly shut.
Gerald to Peter : Looks like you've got a
touch game this week against Jon? But he does look ripe for a good trashing.
All the best.
Gerald to Peter : I've been calling you the
Bungals again, so when are you writing in?
Graham to Jon : Well you're certainly making
the NFC playoff race look a lot more exciting all of a sudden !
Graham to Gerald : Another game closer the
postseason. Your offence seems to perform in inverse proportion to your
defence. One bad = other good.
Graham to NFC : Let's see if we can repeat
that week 6 performance.
Graham to Dave J : Welcome to AB. Hope you
have a long & fruitful career.
Graham to Paul S : I haven't played you for
ages (week 1 last year) so I'm sort of looking forward to it.
Graham to Richard : I did better in week
12 last year when I didn't get a gameplan in than in the Superbowl, when
I did. So maybe I shouldn't this week!!!
Richard to Graham : I'd expect you to beat
Richard to Stuart : Congratulations on your
win in week 10.
Richard to Jon : Congratulations on your
win in AW.
Gerald to Richard : I hope the above messages
are correct, as I'm still suffering from the weekend, and also I can't
read my own handwriting, D'OH! So if they are wrong. Please contact me,
and I'll try and write it down so that I can read it.
Well I'm cutting this short, and hope I feel better soooonnnnn......