Thanks to Hyphen gambling on Auburn’s higher ranking and picking Texas Tech, The Buzz-Saw’s lead has expanded to 3 games. With 8 weeks to go, 3 games may not seem like much, but it could be enough of a lead to bring Asti his third straight Golden Keg Championship.
The later the season gets, however, the tougher the matchups, and for Hyphen’s sake, more upsets tend to happen. He really can’t give up any more distance if he wants to finally beat The Buzz-Saw.
Boo BHyphen (Asti): 73-17 Stone Cold Buzz-Saw Killers (Conley): 70-20
While the articles may have taken an extended bye week, the Geeks of Gridiron team has been in full battle royale mode. The leaders after the first two weeks decided falling flat on their faces was a great idea, while proverbial stepping stones have made their way towards the top of the leaderboard. Here’s a week by week review of what has happened since the last article was written.
Week 3 Review In week 3 the Buzz-Saw outshined everybody else by going 14-2, sawing off the legs of the reigning champ in the process. The champ is feared no longer as Mischievious went an abysmal 9-7, good enough for last place in week 3. The Howitzer, B Hyphen and the Nocturne tied for second, each going 12-4. Triple S went 11-5 while the rookie Diamond Jim went 10-6.
Everybody lost last week. You know who didn’t lose? Mike “The Buzz-Saw” Asti. Asti and Kelen’s picks were exactly alike, with both of them finishing 11-7.
So our competitors are still just 1 game apart, with The Buzz-Saw protecting his 1 point lead like a middle reliever facing the heart of the batting order. And just from taking a peek at this week’s picks, it could leave things at 1 game apart or Asti could advance his lead. Only the college football gods know.
Boo B Hyphen (Mike “The Buzz-Saw” Asti): 59-15 Stone Cold Buzz-Saw Killers ( Kelen “B Hyphen” Conley): 58-16
Thomas Crawford: It’s TIME… It’s…TIME… It’s TIME… for The Walking Dead ya’ll. Sorry for the fake, sort of Michael Buffer introduction. The fact is, I think his opening fits. Let’s be honest, he has opened for many famous boxing and wrestling matches, and his brother Bruce has opened for many UFC fights. There is just something about both of their voices that brings me to attention. Don’t misread that folks, it is about anticipation for an upcoming event. Let’s get to it.
So maybe my guesses aren’t so uneducated at all. And I think I should get partial credit for the Cardinals winning because I called the Dodgers the Clippers of baseball. Either way, it’s League Championship Series time!
This round is going to be much tougher for me to call. You have the Orioles who have looked like powerhouses all season. You have the “Nobody believes in us!” (h/t to Bill Simmons) story of the Royals. You have the Giants, who have won 2 World Series in 5 seasons. And the aforementioned Cardinals, who have been to the NLCS 4 straight times. I called them the Spurs of the MLB yesterday in an email. I really love the NBA if you couldn’t tell. But the consistency without flashiness is San Antonio’s M.O.. and I wouldn’t be surprised if Popovich was involved in some way.
These are 7 game series right?
#1 Baltimore Orioles v. #4 Kansas City Royals: Kansas City proved once again that having the best record in baseball doesn’t mean anything as they wiped the 98 win Angels out in 3 games. The 96 win Orioles made short work of the Tigers, also in 3 games.
I’ve been so torn on this series. But I’m going to go with the hot team in October and I probably would’ve even if they hadn’t won Game 1. Royals in 6.
#3 St. Louis Cardinals v. #5 San Francisco Giants: The Giants wrecked any hopes of a Baltimore/DC World Series and the Cardinals (along with the Royals) did the same to an all LA series, both in 4 games. When these two teams faced off in 2012, the Giants came back from a 3-1 deficit to defeat the defending World Series Champions. So not only do the Cardinals have the 2013 World Series runner-up chip on their shoulder, they get to enjoy 2 year old demons as well. On the other hand, the Giants are officially the NL’s hot October team. Choice, choices. I don’t like the Cards but dammit, Cardinals in 7.