All picks due by 12:30 p.m. EDT Sunday, September 18th.
*looks at field of dead bodies*
I see this was a very literal-minded group.
In the first year of the pool, we had minimal casualties in Week #1. As in 'None.' Year Two came, and a few people dropped the initial sharp-edged slate into a major artery, but most people remembered to wear their picking gloves. And in Year Three...
Go ahead, blame the lockout. Blame the commissioner. You can even blame Canada if you really want to. At least that would give a wider range of places to haunt.
Tap-dancing through a minefield is a really good way to discover which ones are armed.
because counting on kerry collins is a historically sound idea
had a really Radical idea
and yes, I wanted another year to use that one
so who told you alliances worked in this game?
have you met the members of our death panel?
I just want to note that he switched his pick from a death team to another death team. Sentients and gentlebeings, the Western Divisions.
does this every
The double lesson: never count on Cleveland for anything.
double your pick attempts, double your stab wounds
so how are those preseason spoilers working out for you?
See, Jims? It can be done!
actually, Canada's post-mortem blaming us
And of course:
was literally late to his own funeral
Count 'em. That's eleven corpses found within the blast radius of Launch Day, only a few of which went down due to that whole 'stand right under multiple rockets for the best view' idea. I think a round of applause is mandatory. Or at least a round of noseplugs. Gawds, the charring stinks.
One (current) survivor managed to take a chance that paid off -- as in 'he lived through it' -- and with a successful two-game combo pick representing one from each personality, we have a
Lockout winner: Cahaya. He now has a power. He may or may not live long enough to use it. In fact, I have a special coffin with a stick-sized sidecar waiting. But don't let that bother anyone in any way. Or for that matter, serve as a comfort, because the Lockout remains armed until used. Or until the schedule defuses the holder. Sure, let's say 'defused': that's a new one...
And while it means nothing for power excepting elemental conversion (oxygen to carbon dioxide), ScubaSteve gets the first Only Just award of the season. However, as a courtesy, it will be delivered to Tony Romo's house. Mr. Romo really needs the recognition. For starters, he should learn to recognize his own receivers.
This week's torture implement catalog:
Kansas City at Detroit
Oakland at Buffalo
Tampa Bay at Minnesota
Chicago at New Orleans
Baltimore at Tennessee
Cleveland at Indianapolis
Jacksonville at NY Jets
Seattle at Pittsburgh
Arizona at Washington
Green Bay at Carolina
Dallas at San Francisco
San Diego at New England
Houston at Miami
Cincinnati at Denver
Philadelphia at Atlanta
St. Louis at NY Giants
It's as if you're trying to get to the afterlife before the best seats are gone.
More than enough blood for a bath.