SUNDAY ELITE MATCHUP PREVIEW
With Gameday nearly upon us, we hope you're as excited as we are! Every week our resident matchup experts preview each game for the weekend. They makes predictions based on a complex set of data statistical analysis reproduction algorithm tide models. But don't get upset if they doesn't pick your team to win. Use it as motivation to go out and prove them wrong.
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ALL GAMES ARE ON ROOSEVELT ISLAND FIREFIGHTERS FIELD
WEEK 2 Previews brought to you by: Ash “The Counselor” Foote
9:00 AM Firefighters Field at Roosevelt Island - #7 The Untouchables (0-0) v. #2 Cash Me Ousside (1-0)
Scouting Report: Making their first appearance this season after a week 1 bye, The Untouchables are looking to come back swinging after a disappointing summer season missing the playoffs and ending the season 2-4. Although Cash Me Ousside came out on top week 1, QB Ian Rudowski will have to step up his game if he wants a similar result after throwing 5 interceptions week 1.
Players to Watch- UNT: Lydia Agopian, Tim Klein; CMO: Digant Patel, Fernando Fiorentino
10:00 AM Firefighters Field at Roosevelt Island - #4 Comeback Kids (0-1) v. #5 Scorgasms (0-1)
Scouting Report: This should be a pretty evenly matched game as newcomers Scorgasms are still looking for their first win. With defenders Andrew Allen and Carly Citak on the leaderboard in tackles, they should be able to stop Comeback Kids QB Jevon "Loupgawd" Menendez's run game. Hopefully, "The Loupgawd" is ready to "comeback" and put his skills to use from a perfect 3 for 3 score from the QB accuracy challenge to connect with his receivers. If not, Scorgasms will be successful stopping Menendez's run game, and earn them their first victory.
Players to watch- CBK: Megan Rau, Joseph Reed; SG: Andrew Allen, Carly Citak
10:00 AM Firefighters Field at Roosevelt Island - #8 No Flexing in My Endzone (0-1) v. #6 Dragonz (0-0)
Scouting Report: The Dragonz will bring all the fire as they return to BMFL after taking the summer season off. With all-time legends Diana “Dirty D” Berkovits and Julian "Julez" Ahye on the Dragonz roster, looking to connect, Dragonz should burn through all of their competition. No Flex also has a solid offense with QB Shawn Best finding multiple targets on the field. With both sides having offensive threats, this game will come down to defense and shutting down both QB's deep throws.
Players to Watch- FLEX: Kara Joseph, Shawn Best; DRA: RJ Johnson, Julez Ahye
12:00 PM Firefighters Field at Roosevelt Island- #3 Intentional Pounding (1-0) v. # 6 D-Generation X (0-1)
Scouting Report: Intentional Pounding is looking to walk away will another win against D-Generation X who struggled last week to find their groove on offense. With QB Anthony Robles only throwing 2 touchdown passes and no one player having more than 2 receptions, D-Generation X is going to have to find a way to extend drives and score if they expect to have a shot at beating IP with QB Kermit “Special Delivery” Atkinson showing that he has no problem delivering to any of the multiple dangerous receiving threats on the IP squad.
Players to watch- IP: Rachel Watkins, Matt “Baby Gronk” Leon; DGX: Justice Roberts; Red Rodas
9:00 AM Firefighters Field at Roosevelt Island - #5 It's A Wrap (0-0-1) v. #7 Spidermonkeys (0-1)
Scouting Report: With two new additions to It's A Wrap, Travis Doyle and Tim Irving, It's a Wrap is lined up to have an easy win against the defending champs, Spidermonkeys, who struggled last week against #MajorKey losing, 6-30. Hopefully, this week SM can band together to "Wrap" up their competition and get their first win, proving that they have what it takes to win another championship.
Players to Watch- IAW: Frank Campbell, Shahid Wilson; SM: Brittini Alexander, Ryan Barnes
11:00 AM Firefighters Field at Roosevelt Island -#1 Ballz of Fury(1-0) v. #8 WTF (0-0)
Scouting Report: Ballz of Fury are off a blow-out week 1 win, smashing their last opponent 40:0. With WTF yet to make an appearance, they will have to find a way to stop Ballz QB, Will “Joystick” Cuellar, who threw for 5 touchdown passes, two of which were to Bantam player of the week, Jose Mateo. Ballz won’t have it as easy as last week though, as WTF has a Fall 2016 championship under their belt and a dominating quarterback, Nick “The Godfather” Ritacco, ready to set the tone on offense.
Players to Watch- BOF: Jose Mateo, Will “Joystick” Cuellar; WTF: Grace “Magic” Ma, Nick “The Godfather” Ritacco
11:00 AM Firefighters Field at Roosevelt Island - #3 Henny Gang (1-0) v. #2 #MajorKey (1-0)
Scouting Report: New team Henny Gang made a surprising BMFL debut, winning last week 25-12, but their fate has yet to be determined. With Zajil Jimenez as QB and even Rafael Rodriguez throwing for a TD pass, HG is unpredictable and the wildcards of the Bantam league. MK has threats on both sides of the ball, with Anthony “Alpha” Velazquez leading the league with the highest QB rating after week 1, and opportunistic defenders hungry for interceptions.
Players to Watch- HG: Rafael Rodriguez, JT Tavares; MK: Deanna Wagner, Luis “Mangu” Acevedo
12:00 PM Firefighters Field at Roosevelt Island - #4 Violet Vendetta (0-0-1) v. #9 Furious Ballz (0-1)
Scouting Report: Hopefully, Furious Ballz will have a better showing with quarterback, Cam McDonald, ready to make his season debut. With a team full of talent, there should be no reason this team finishes another game scoreless, unless leading pass-rusher, Ryan Wirth, has another solid performance. With Cam back, Violet Vendetta need to be prepared to stop receivers Burgandy McCurty and Ali Campbell and rely on the defense to get them their first win.
Players to Watch- VV: Ryan Wirth, Larry Caputo; FB: Burgandy McCurty, Ali Campbell
Bye: Savage Pandas (1-0)