Las Tortugas (5-2) vs. Never Say Wombat (4-3)
A classic rivalry for the ages. Las Tortugas suffered the loss of Arian Foster in Week 7, which was expected albeit not this soon. Fortunately their roster is deep. Wombat is swimming in a pool of mediocrity. His team is still strong but it needs to get going in order to ensure a playoff spot. They still have an outside shot at a top 2 seed if they really take off. This is a key match up for both teams but probably more so for Knust.
Prediction: I just said Wombat. What are you going to do about it Knust? I like Turtles.
Phuket Rippers (6-1) vs. Duncombe Demons (3-4)
The Rippers are making a case as the team to beat in the President's league and find themselves alone in first place after a well-earned victory against Las Tortugas. Sullivan has a good problem on his hands with several dangerous WR. The Demons on the other hand find themselves in a position to make the playoffs with if they can get a win in Week 8. If Dez Bryant can sack up and play, that would provide TMike a boost, even with Matt Cassel throwing to him. Kudos to the Demons for keeping their heads above water through injury.
Prediction: I'm calling the upset. I'll take the Demons.
Swamp Donkeys (2-5) vs. Dallas Dictators (2-5)
Not sure what to say about this one. The Donkeys get Rapelisberger back and the Dictators are starting Ahmad Bradshaw. Both teams are in need of a win to keep the illusion of a playoff berth alive. The loser is pretty much done. Masker is benefitting from playing a Dictator team who has half their team on bye.
Prediction: Have to take the Donkeys here. Dictators are missing too many players this week.
Backalley Bootleggers (3-4) vs. Haarig Holzfallers (5-2)
The league leader in points are the Holzfallers, yet they find themselves in second place. Meanwhile, according to Knust's bullshit power rankings, the Bootleggers are overachieving at 3-4. Bianchi's team is definitely a top tier team and is in contention for a first round playoff bye. All of his players in Week 8 are projected to have double digit points sans the kicker. Denton is just hoping Peyton Manning dies or gets his arm torn off so he can finally stop playing him.
Prediction: Fear the Beard (I like saying that). Give me the Holzfallers.
Upper Decker (3-4) vs. Arnie's Pizza Shop (1-6)
Slow clap for APS as they finally got their first W of the season. Upper Decker is trending in the wrong direction but could turn things around this week. The roster is still potentially dangerous. If Stewart wants to defend his title, this week is a must win.
Prediction: Upper Decker gets back to .500.
MATCHUP OF THE WEEK:
The Mirthmobile (4-3) vs. Uncle Abe (4-3)
For as much as Bamrick bitches about his team, he's actually pretty well off. I mean, at least he's not starting Ahmad Bradshaw. The Mirthmobile has found resurgence with Mike Evans and Lamar Miller pulling their heads out of their asses. Uncle Abe is trending in the wrong direction, coming off a Week 7 loss with key players on bye. Julio Jones is due to drop a 30-burger at anytime, so this might be the week. This is definitely a big game for both teams as the playoff picture begins to clear up.
Prediction: Mirthmobile. I'm still pissed at Lincoln for ending my legendary win streak.
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