by Gerald Udowiczenko
Well I'm not going to dwell on last week's game, I'm not even going to comment on it (yep, I'm still getting over it). A great win last week for Jon against the previously unbeaten Rams. And the Jinx seems to be going strong in Washington, as the hotly tipped Skins fell foul to a good defensive performance from the Bears. Only the reigning Champions, the Bills committed more turnover than their opponents and won. While the rest of us paid the price of costly errors.
In the Con Bowls, the hotly tipped Bengals had a bad day. While the Hawks & Boyz have a good run going, as they notch up their third straight win.
Many thanks to Graham, Pat, Richard, Jon & Dave for their contribution this week. This is now the fifth week in a row we've had a four page newsletter. Scary isn't it?
Special thanks also to Dave Marsdin, for the fourth page. Who I hear you ask? Dave doesn't actually play in AB, but he's in various other Gameplan leagues and hosts his own web site www.endzone1.co.uk. It's a very informative site, which has brought together a hell of a lot of Gameplan leagues (including AB), into one little community. There are various standings, schedules, Coach listings and other need-to-knows. So if you need to know check it out.
Finally, congratulation to Graham Canwell, who has been nominated to become the fifth member of the endzone1 hall of fame for his AB record, and will join some pretty special company. Full details of him and all the others can be found on the endzone1 web site. Once again Graham congratulations, your record in AB has been unreal.
- 1-0, W11) @ BB
(13-3 - 1-0, W1)
- 2-0, W2) @ CB
(9-6-1 - 1-0, W5)
Divisional Bowl - Semi Finals
WR (14-2 - 0-1, L1) @ SR (16-0 - 0-1, L1)
DB (11-5 - 0-1, L3) @ NE (12-3-1 - 1-1, L1)
Silver Bowl - Semi Finals
SS (7-9 - 2-0, W3) @ MV (9-7 - 1-1, W1)
DC (4-12 - 2-0, W3) @ AF (5-11 - 2-0, W2)
Bronze Bowl - Semi Finals
TB (3-13 - 1-0, W1) @ NY (4-12 - 1-1, W1)
NS (6-10 - 1-1, W1) @ MD (7-9 - 1-1, W1)
OR (4-12 - 0-2, L4) @ KC (6-10 - 0-2, L2)
DL (6-10 - 1-1, L1) @ CI (5-11 - 1-1, L1)
AC (1-15 - 0-1, L14) @ TT (8-7-1 - 0-2, L2)
SF (7-8-1 - 1-1, L1) @ PS (7-8-1 - 0-2, L8)
Gerald to SPLATT : Well you did say the Rams were going to lose. Bet you wish you'd sent in the predictions now?
Gerald to Paul S : Nothing I can say. You just seem destined never to win come post season. Who have you upset?
Gerald to Jon : Well done on an historic win in St Louis last week.
Richard to Dave C : very close game and your punting was incredible. I was sweating until the end.
Richard to Graham : despite what happen in the playoffs it was an excellent achievement to go 16-0, especially in such a competitive league. I look forward to our game next year.
Richard to Pat : pleased to see you back.
Pat to Stuart Guard : Same messages as to Steve Daniels last week!
Pat to All : Remember the winner of the Bronze Bowl can sometimes become TOP DOG the following year. Sometimes! Only next year it won't be me!
Pat to Gerald : You're havin' a larf! - or is that Julian I hear in the background
Graham to Jon : Many congratulations! It had to happen sometime and I'd have hated it to be anyone but you who did it. You deserve a Superbowl more than anyone in AB so make sure you go all the way now.
Graham to Stephen : Terrific performance!!!
Graham to Paul S : Bad luck! You must have upset some gypsy woman even more than Gerald!!
Graham to Gerald : You almost had me believing you were the Ravens. Great effort.
Graham to All : Must be getting mellow in my old age, as part of me is almost relieved to have finally relinquished the NFC title (I'd still rather have won, of course!). It would have been a bit of a disaster for the league to have another Bills-Rams Superbowl so I'm happy enough to sit back and watch others battle it out for once. Don't count us out for next season yet though (the season after, when Chris Miller will finally be gone, is another matter . . .).
A Few Words from Philadelphia
By Jon Heath
After that game against the Rams I felt a bit like quoting Victor Meldrew. I didn't get round to writing in last week, but my prediction for the game was going to be "I lost to the Rams in the regular season. I've never beaten Graham's Rams in St Louis. I've never beaten them in the playoffs. I've got two chances - fat and no" I'm so glad to be able to eat my words!
Commiserations to Paul on his loss - I really don't know what he's got to do to win a playoff game. So, unexpectedly, it's off to Chicago for the NFC Championship game. Quite an upset all round and finally a guaranteed new NFC challenger for the big one. As both Chicago and I proved last week, records really do count for very little in the post season and I'm excepting a tough game.
Well this issue has been a little rushed due to me celebrating Liverpool FC's win on Saturday, which gave them 3rd place (I've done most of the newsletter at work today - Monday). Which means Liverpool have a good chance next season of conquering the world! Well after all they did Europe this season (League Cup, FA Cup & UEFA Cup), so why not? Good luck to though left in the play-offs and good luck with your last draft picks
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