“Rad Dad Makes Rad Picks to Claim the Week 15 MVP Award!”

Week 15 MVP Award Winner –
Rad Dad (32 Points)

Rad Dad had his breakout performance of the season last week as he scored 32 Points to win the Week 15 MVP Award.  Rad Dad actually only got 4 games wrong last week, with his most brilliant pick being Chicago with TJ.  It has definitely been a bit of a frustrating season for Rad Dad, but nothing feels better then claiming an MVP Award late in the year and ending things on a high note.  And Rad Dad couldn’t have picked a better week to post such a high score, as he helped lead his team (which he named) The Gridiron Guardians to a Pro Bowl Tournament team victory over defending champions The Supernovas (more on that later).  With this MVP Award win, Rad Dad will no doubt be breaking out his guitar tonight and playing a song of victory such as perhaps “We are the Champions” by Queen (probably within earshot of former club member Caveman).  The Week 15 MVP Award Runner-Up went to Slick Chick, who scored 31 Points to get herself back into the Top Five at the most important time to do so.  Slick Chick was actually 1 of only 2 players who switched to LA Chargers on Thursday night and got the 2 Points (with the other being The Sad Salmon).  As usual, The Autopicker has been unreliable this season.  Like Rad Dad, Slick Chick also picked Chicago with TJ (others in the club who did so included Bob Swerski and freespirit).  As we wind down to the final two weeks of the season, all eyes are on the Top Five to see who will end up winning the club title.  While Mr. T: SDFW has established himself as the clear favorite, it’s not over yet.  Anything can happen in the next couple of weeks.  Especially with a number of challenging picks this week which could go either way.  The current Top Five consists of #1 Mr. T: SDFW, #2 Halibut J-Bird (10 Points back), #3 The Rickster (13 Points back), and tied for #4 Slick Chick and Nighthawk (14 Points back).  Just outside of the Top Five, Stinkerbell and Hoosier Daddy also have an outside chance to still win the club title, but they will probably need back-to-back MVP caliber weeks to do so, along with a collapse by those above them.  The information below on the Super Bowl Tournament and Pro Bowl Tournament matches is copy and pasted from their respective pages here on the site.  You may want to check out those pages rather than just reading the information below, although it is provided here for simplification.

The Super Bowl XVIII Match will be (3) Halibut J-Bird (9-4) at (1) The Rickster (11-2).  The Super Bowl Championship match between Halibut J-Bird and The Rickster promises to be one of the club’s greatest matches of all time.  These two long-time friends originally from Novato are going to collide head-on, with only one emerging to become our new champion.  It is a match that could have easily taken place in the late 1990s, during the early years of the club, and been just as exciting as it is now.  The Rickster has been the club’s best Head to Head player this season as he was the #1 seed in Conference Two and won 11 matches while losing only 2.  In the Conference Round, (1) The Rickster def. (2) Low Fat Tuna 28-24, continuing his long record of mastery over the fish out of water.  But going a little further, The Rickster is actually the most decorated Super Bowl Head to Head player in league history.  This appearance in the championship match is actually his 6th all-time.  That means that on average, The Rickster finds a way to at least reach the Super Bowl final 1 out of every 3 seasons.  In addition, as noted on the Super Bowl H2H Champs page here on the site, The Rickster is the only player to own 3 titles (2005, 2006 & 2010) and he is also the only player ever to win back-to-back Super Bowl titles.  On his path to the final, The Rickster beat Stinkerbell, The Sad Salmon, and Low Fat Tuna.  Now that he has reeled in two fish already by beating Salmon and Tuna, The Rickster has his sights set on a third fish with Halibut.  This will be the third straight week he is battling a fish.  Halibut J-Bird also had an outstanding season playing Head to Head, being the #3 seed in Conference One while racking up 9 wins and only 4 losses.  In the Conference Round, (3) Halibut J-Bird def. (5) Drummer Boy 27-24, thus ending Drummer Boy’s dream to make it back to the Super Bowl for a second straight season.  Back in 2003, Halibut J-Bird def. Runner-Up The Duck 33-23 to win his lone Super Bowl title.  That was 17 years ago, so Halibut J-Bird must be really stretching his wings, ready to take flight and snatch another trophy with his talons.  On his path to the final, Halibut J-Bird beat Hoosier Daddy, Captain Insano & Drummer Boy.  As far as past matches between these two great players, I had to look way back into the archives to find the last time that they played against each other.  As it turns out, it was during Week 10 of the 2008 season.  In that match, The Rickster def. Super J-Bird 26-19.  That was a long time ago and really means nothing for this match.  I fully expect this to be a showdown of epic proportions.  And I have no idea who will emerge as the victor and raise the trophy high, but it will be exciting to find out.  The whole club will be on edge awaiting the outcome of this historic match.

The Pro Bowl XVII Match will be (4) The Gridiron Guardians (8-6) at (1) McTriple Play (8-4-1).  The 2020 Pro Bowl Team Championship match is a showdown between an all-star family team and a newly-formed rookie team.  Both teams won and survived their Final Four matches by margins of 6 Points, with (1) McTriple Play def. (6) Wild Animals 76-70 and (4) The Gridiron Guardians def. (2) The Supernovas 82-76.  This year marks the third season of play for McTriple Play‘s squad made up of Bob Swerski, Nighthawk & Stinkerbell.  During both of their previous seasons together in 2018 & 2019, McTriple Play made it to the Final Four before losing and being eliminated.  But looking farther into the past, Nighthawk actually formed the legendary team Victorious Secret back in 2008 along with Dark Knight & Shelby’s Dad.  That team was so good that they went on to win the 2008 Pro Bowl title.  One year later, they added Bob Swerski to the team (replacing Shelby’s Dad) and repeated as champions when they won the 2009 Pro Bowl title.  So you could say that the team McTriple Play is made up of championship pedigree.  McTriple Play’s team has a very special aspect to it, being that all members are part of the same family.  And they have been by far the best Pro Bowl team this season, clinching the #1 seed in the tournament by winning the most games in the league.  Teammates Bob Swerski, Nighthawk & Stinkerbell would love nothing more to raise the winner’s trophy in behalf of Baby Hazel.  To do so, McTriple Play will have to find a way to beat the gritty team of The Gridiron Guardians.  The Gridiron Guardians are captained by #1 club player Mr. T: SDFW, who delivered outstanding picks to help lead his team to victory in both the First Round and Final Four.  But teammate Rad Dad also stepped up in a major way last week, as he was the Week 15 MVP and donated 32 Points to his team’s upset victory over defending champions The Supernovas.  Badwater Nessie is the most unpredictable member of the team, but even he has surfaced to claim 2 MVP Awards this season. These teams met twice in the Pro Bowl Team Weekly regular season, with McTriple Play winning both matches.  In Week 2, McTriple Play def. The Gridiron Guardians 103-80.  And in Week 5, McTriple Play def. The Gridiron Guardians 59-48.  Can the three unlikely teammates on The Gridiron Guardians come together one more time and provide a shocking upset to win the Pro Bowl Championship?  Or will McTriple Play prove the experts right by winning as they are expected to by many?  We will soon find out which team will be the 2020 Pro Bowl Team Champions.