“Slick Chick’s Brilliant Switch!” (Wk 5)

Week 4 MVP Award Winner –
Slick Chick (25 Points)

It was another week of upsets in the NFL this past week which caused a number of club members to have low scores once again.  However, several club members were not picking conservatively, and as a result ended up having big weeks.  The first was Slick Chick, who scored 25 Points to win the Week 4 MVP Award.  Slick Chick had already served notice on the club that she was a force to be reckoned with, as through the first three weeks of the season she was the only player to pick all three Triple Crowns correctly.  As the Sunday day games played out during Week 4, she was 1 of only 4 players to get both Games of the Week correct with NYG and Jax.  (The others were The Rickster, Bob Swerski, and Halibut J-Bird.)  Then came the e-mail which I usually dread getting which notified me that she was making a switch.  The reason I dread those e-mails is that last second switches before kickoff usually do not work out well and then result in a loss of Points.  But not this time.  Slick Chick said: “I am keeping things interesting and switching to the Saints tonight. At home, Teddy Bridgewater, why not?”.  Slick Chick proved to be right as the Saints won 12-10 and she picked up an additional 6 Points for the week that only 2 other club members got (The Cat and freespirit).  The brilliant switch helped propel Slick Chick from 8th Place into 1st Place as she edged ahead of previous leader Drummer Boy by 2 Points.  And with that, our 2010 Club Champion is on top of the club once again.  The Week 4 MVP Award Runner-Up went to Bob Swerski with 21 Points.  Bob Swerski’s great week was helped by being the only player in the entire club to correctly pick the Double Stakes of Cle-Sea.  Bob Swerski now finds himself in 3rd Place, a mere 6 Points behind Slick Chick.  Rounding out the Top Five, we have #4 Captain Jack Sparrow and tied for #5 freespirit and Stinkerbell.  That means that all three of our girl players in the club are currently in the Top Five together.  Congrats to our girl players on accomplishing that notable feat!  The third best score last week came from The Cat, who scored 19 Points on a tough week.  The only reason I mention that is because The Cat employed his secret strategy for picking which he only uses a couple of times per years.  And it paid off for him once again, as it did last year when it got him an MVP Award.  Our September Player of the Month has been announced and it was Drummer Boy.  Drummer Boy earned the feat by having 2 Weeks at #1, 2 Runner-Up MVPs, and spending all four weeks at either #1 or #2 in the standings.  Well done, Drummer Boy!

Head to Head Weekly and Pro Bowl Team Weekly have both had 3 games played now and there have been some interesting developments.  You might recall that last season, Captain Jack Sparrow became the first player in club history to have a winless regular season in Head to Head play as he finished with a record of 0-9-1.  This season, he has completely turned things around and is on top of Division One with a perfect record of 3-0.  Bob Swerski and Double-Double are leading Division Two with records of 2-0-1.  Mr. T is leading Division Three with a record of 2-1.  And Nighthawk leads Division Four with a record of 2-0-1.  In Pro Bowl Team Weekly, the dominant team so far has been McTriple Play, who remain undefeated with a record of 3-0 after defeating The Supernovas last week by a score of 42-37.