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  • Brandon 1:49 pm on December 8, 2009 Permalink
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    Blogger League Update: 31% Chance to Make Playoffs 

    With the final week of the regular season approaching in The Hazean’s Blogger League and after a two game winning streak, FFGeekBlog.com is still in the running for a playoff spot…but it’s not looking all that good. If you look at the League homepage below you’ll notice that FleaFlicker gives us a 31% chance to make the playoffs (and a 0% chance to earn a first round bye. :-() This is a pretty cool feature and something that I haven’t seen any other site provide up to this point. How they calculate the odds is a small mystery to me though and is assuredly not based the players each team has in their line-up. In general I’ve been pretty impressed with FleaFlicker this year and while the UI still doesn’t have the flashy appeal of Yahoo! and other bigger sites, I hope that at least the Blogger League continues using the site in the future. Anyways, wish us luck as we try to clinch a spot and show the fantasy football blogging world that FFGeekBlog is the real deal!

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    • Natalie 11:41 pm on December 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Brandon-

      What is your opinion on the “Meachem Play”? CBS Sports did not give me credit for his second TD since they said he was a part of NO defense when he recovered the ball. What??? He started the play as an offensive player and ended as one. As a result I lost this week by three points! Had they scored his TD I would have won. I think they points were mine and should not have been given to NO DST.

      • Brandon 3:16 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah, I’ve heard this complaint in previous years and it’s just a matter of how your league is set up. As soon as the Saints lost the ball, CBS Sports considers them a defensive unit (since they’re trying to stop the other team from scoring on the interception return) and therefor even when Meachem gets it back, it’s just like an interception for a touchdown. I’m not sure if there are leagues where you can change the scoring to handle this situation a bit more to your liking, but it’s worth looking for next year possibly.

      • Brandon 3:16 pm on December 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        One way you can handle it is to award points for individual return touchdowns (either on special teams or defense.) This way Meachem would have gotten you the six points for a defensive touchdown still.

  • Brandon 8:25 am on October 13, 2009 Permalink
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    FFGeekBlog.com moving up the ranks 

    Just wanted to give a brief update on the annual Blogger League that we’re in (and which is hosted by The Hazean.) This past week we played our second game against The Hazean, which seemed a bit strange to me considering there are 12 teams in the league, but was good anyways because we needed to avenge our loss from earlier in the season. We ended up winning thanks to Peyton Manning and the Giants defense (plus the Jets and Chris Cooley putting up goose eggs for his team!) This win was our third in a row after a rough 0-2 start and we’re now in third place. Let’s hope the good luck continues!

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    • Jacob 1:34 pm on October 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      The Blogger League has been pretty interesting thus far. No one is separating from the pack yet.

      • Brandon 1:46 pm on October 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I was going to say something like “just wait for a few weeks when FFGeekBlog is running away with it!”, but then I realized that Steven Jackson is my best running back, so I’ll stay silent.

    • Terry Howard 9:40 am on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Very cool! I’m pulling for you guys. You quickly become my favorite of the bunch this season.

  • Brandon 2:04 pm on September 24, 2009 Permalink
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    In case you wanted to see how FFGeekBlog fared against The Hazean in our Blogger League, here you go. Wish we could have put up a better fight, but Matt Schaub had other plans for us!

     
  • Brandon 11:27 am on August 31, 2009 Permalink
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    Blogger League team: FFGeekBlog.com 

    Yesterday was the live draft for The Hazean‘s Blogger League, which he’s hosted for the past few years and features many fantasy football bloggers from across the web. Unfortunately for team FFGeekBlog.com, I logged in about two minutes before the 8 PM start time, only to realize that Java needed to be updated on the laptop I was using! By the time I actually got into the draft room, Rams running back Steven Jackson had already been selected as my first pick (#4). At first I was a little discouraged by this pick, but as the other bloggers reminded me, this is a PPR and S-Jax should see all the work he can handle this season in both the running AND passing game (he had 90 receptions a few years ago!), so it should be alright. Anyways, here is the team I ended up with, along with the round I made the pick in parenthesis. (Note: The league plays a QB, RB, WR1, WR2, TE, WR/RB, K and DEF.)

    • QB Peyton Manning (2)
    • RB Steven Jackson (1)
    • WR Chad Ochocinco (3)
    • WR Eddie Royal (4)
    • TE Zach Miller (10)
    • RB/WR Felix Jones (5)
    • K Stephen Gostkowski (11)
    • DEF New York Giants (8)
    • (More …)

     
    • George 4:08 pm on September 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Why did you take Peyton in the 2nd? I took Peyton in the 2nd, with the 14th overall pick — but only because I’m in a 2QB league. And even then, I felt like I was reaching for him a little. You’re optimistic about Peyton this year?

      • Brandon 4:35 pm on September 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        You’re right, I probably did reach a bit for Peyton and I might have been able to get him with my third round pick (7 picks later), but I feared that if I didn’t get him there, I wouldn’t get a top tier quarterback because I would have to wait for the draft to snake all the way back around to me for my 4th pick. Considering the league has less roster spots than I’m used to, I was aiming to get one of the top players in a few of the positions to make sure I put up decent numbers each week. I think that makes sense, hah.

      • Brandon 4:53 pm on September 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Another reason was that this league is my third league (in level of importance to me), so I wanted to switch up my normal draft style, in which I hardly ever draft a top-tier quarterback, just to see how it works out for me.

        To answer your original question though, I am pretty optimistic on Peyton this year and I think he’ll put up solid numbers, even without Marvin Harrison in town.

  • Brandon 8:36 am on July 23, 2008 Permalink
    Tags: blogger league, drunken pirate slapfight,   

    Blogger league domination begins! 

    This year FFGeekBlog has begun its infiltration into several fantasy football blogger leagues, with the plan of blogger league domination within a year or two. Currently Matt is drafting a team for a league set up by JunkyardJake.com called “Fantasy Website Drunken Pirate Slapfight Expert League”. At this point our team is looking pretty solid, with the likes of Ricky Williams and Brett Favre leading the way (no joke!), so we plan to compete with the best in that league (we also have Joseph Addai, Maurice Jones-Drew and Braylon Edwards, in case you were wondering/worried – actually, this site allows anyone to see the teams without logging in, so check out our team here). We will make sure to post the final roster when the draft is complete, which should be today or early tomorrow I would guess.

    While Matt has ultimate control over that squad, I will be taking the reigns in another blogger league, The Hazean’s second annual Blogger League, which will be hosted on FleaFlicker.com. I just found out this morning that we have the 10th pick (out of 12 teams) in that league, so I can begin my preparation (scratch any top tier running back off the list…) with that in mind for the draft, which won’t take place till very late in August. I’m thinking maybe I’ll get Clinton Portis or Marshawn Lynch…maybe even Randy Moss or Tom Brady if I’m feeling especially adventerous (and they havn’t been selected yet) with my first pick, but we’ll have to wait and see. As with the other league, we’ll make sure to post the roster for all to see. Until then, adios!

     
    • TJI 5:16 pm on July 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      As the holders of pick #11, we’re certain whomever you draft will be the player we had our hearts set on. We’re looking forward to having our hopes and dreams shattered by the Geeks.

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