It’s a good thing I like Paul Simon.
Ever since I saw the stat line with Julio Jones putting up 300 yards I’ve had this song stuck in my head. Damn catchy tune, too (as are most of Simon’s work). The video, made when Simon was releasing a greatest hits compilation, looks so very, very 1980s. It has cameos from Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Spud Webb, Mickey Mantle(!) and John Madden. Check out the video above. I’m still trying to figure out what he (the “Me” in the song) did that was against the law. Either way, I’m pretty sure what Jones and Matt Ryan did to the Panthers is illegal in several states.
Caerbannog Killer Rabbits 248.66, pUSHing Chains 151.28
A.J. Green got things going for the Rabbits with a big 33 point game on Thursday, then the aforementioned Jones led all scorers with his 48 point outburst to blow things open on Sunday. Alex Smith, Dak Prescott and Demaryius Thomas had nice games for the Chain Gang, but it wasn’t enough to keep up with the star-power of the Rabbits, who took the top weekly prize for the third time in 4 weeks.
The Edgars 158.12. Fly Eagles Fly 151.42
The Eagles were grounded for the second straight week as the Edgars pulled out a win in the closest contest of the season so far. The Edgars benefited from a breakout game by TE Jordan Reed and decent scores from Emmanual Sanders and Frank Gore. The Eagles were led by Antonio Brown and LeSean McCoy, but nobody else was able to have a major impact. The Eagles got a complete dud from star WR DeAndre Hopkins, and I think Edgars K Stephen Gostkowski earned the first negative score by a starter this season in a game to forget for both teams.
Game of the Week
Elmer Fudd 214.66, Fitzchize 202.48
Elmer Fudd, the last winless team in the league took down the Fitzchize, the final unbeaten team, in a close contest. Fitzchise QB Matt “Matty Ice” Ryan rode Julio’s coattails to a huge 43.52 point game, but he wasn’t even the highest scoring QB in this game! Fudd QB Ben Roethlisberger put up even more points on Sunday as he eviscerated the Chiefs. Poor Monday night performances by Odell Beckham Jr. and Stefon Diggs kept the score close but Fudd eventually pulled away for their first win of the year.