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. Now folks, I give you King Ding, Prince Tatas, Baby Gronk, and Dirty D!
(*Please note: These fuckers are real. They exist in the recesses of a child's mind eating a cheeseburger at Denny's on a Thursday night in mid December, while juggling nuts, thank you and goodnight.)
ALL GAMES ARE ON RANDALL'S ISLAND FIELD 10
10:00 AM Randall’s Island Field 10 – Intentional Pounding (1-1) vs. Comeback Kids (1-0)
Scouting Report: Intentional Pounding has had an interesting two weeks, losing by a few points in their summer debut and winning by a touchdown last Sunday. Comeback Kids is an interesting opponent - formed with several BMFL veterans and friends, this team had a solid showing in their first game last week, beating a talented roster of stars. Never count Intentional Pounding out of any game though; they will show up big when they need to.
10:00 AM Randall’s Island Field 10 – D-Generation X (0-2) vs. Los Gringos Locos (2-0)
Scouting Report: D-Generation X has struggled to break two touchdowns scored in their first two losses, while Los Gringos Locos has come up big so far this season, scoring back to back victories. D-Generation X better bring that D if they hope to stop the high scores their worthy opponents have achieved as of late.
10:00 AM Randall’s Island Field 10 – Cobra Kai (0-2) vs. Spidermonkeys (0-1)
Scouting Report: Two squads, hungry for victory, face each other this week - Cobra Kai and Spidermonkeys. Ironically, both of these teams lost by 20 points last Sunday, with Cobra Kai putting up a big ole’ goose egg; who will bring their A-game and score their first season win?
10:00 AM Randall’s Island Field 10 – #MajorKey (1-0) vs. Rancho Carne Toros (1-0)
Scouting Report: #MajorKey and Rancho Carne Toros won big last week, beating their opponents by 10 and 20 points, respectively. #Majorkey, a solid, veteran squad with an ambitious new QB, face Toros, full of fresh new talent and a few familiar faces. Who will leave it all out on the field in their second week of play in pursuit of an undefeated record?
12:00 PM Randall’s Island Field 10 – WTF (1-1) vs. Killer Bees (0-1)
Scouting Report: Fantastic play against newbies and mediocre numbers versus veterans, WTF has shown two sides this season thus far. Killer Bees have had a week off to think about their devastating loss to Los Gringos Locos; can they put up some points this time around and really compete against their opponents? That’s why we play the game.
12:00 PM Randall’s Island Field 10 – Black Jack (1-1) vs. Cash Me Ousside (0-2)
Scouting Report: Black Jack has had an up and down season so far, but can really use this game to prove their worth in this tough division. Enter Cash Me Ousside, a team that has failed to put up numbers this summer season, but has the potential to break out at any time - why not this Sunday? Odds are 50-50 for now.
12:00 PM Randall’s Island Field 10 – First Down (with the patriarchy) (0-1) vs. No Flexing in My Endzone (2-0)
Scouting Report: First Down (with the patriarchy) has had a week off to think about their week 1 loss and come back stronger. No Flexing in My Endzone has shown no signs of slowing down as they steamroll their competition week after week. While the latter squad is favored, a smart strategy by First Down can put a wrench in No Flexing’s killer offense.
12:00 PM Randall’s Island Field 10 – The Untouchables (0-2) vs. Savage Pandas (2-0)
Scouting Report: It is imperative that The Untouchables (UNT) win this game to mentally and realistically get back in the playoff run. Savage Pandas will likely do everything in their power to stop that from happening. This season, these teams look worlds apart on paper, but past performance indicates that UNT can turn their record around with mighty resolve.
11:00 AM Randalls Island Field 10 – The Program (1-1) vs. Savages (0-1)
Scouting Report: We said going into the season that Savages had the talent to compete in the heavyweight division if they could actually bring their full roster to bear on any given Sunday. They started out strong in their first week of action with...a forfeit. Until we see this team actually take the field, it’s impossible to pick them to do anything of note. The Program may literally walk to a win this week.
Players to Watch: PRO- WR #0 ‘Croc’ Hunter Mandel, WR #23 Seema Rao; SVG- WR #69 Naheem Harris, WR Amber Roberts
11:00 AM Randalls Island Field 10 – Sexy Coco (0-1) vs. Playmakers (2-0)
Scouting Report: Sexy Coco lost a heartbreaker to TDs last week, but in spite of the loss they actually looked much better on both sides of the ball than at any time last season. Meanwhile, Playmakers are on an absolute tear right now, starting the season with two wins and taking down a depleted Air Mail last week. This will be a huge test for them -- if they can beat Sexy Coco, they have to be considered serious contenders to come out of the western conference.
Players to Watch: COCO- WR #84 Ned “Albino Lightning” Marks, WR #1 Brie Corona-Galo; PM- WR #81 Andy Bui, WR #4 Lydia Agopian
11:00 AM Randalls Island Field 10 – Endzone Assassins (1-1) vs. Black Mambas (0-2)
Scouting Report: The Black Mambas’ brutal schedule continues with a date against EZA. The Mambas have to find more consistency on offense if they’re going to take down an established team. If they can’t control the ball and the clock, it puts too much pressure on their defense, which is pretty stout, to get repeated stops. As for EZA, they just need to play smart, turnover free football and their odds of winning this game skyrocket.
Players to Watch: EZA- WRs #4&5 The Twins, WR #3 Kara Joseph; BM- WR #14 Anthony Padgett, WR #0 Ash Ross
11:00 AM Randalls Island Field 10 – Pink Panthers (1-0) vs. Decepticons (1-1)
Scouting Report: Decepticons found out in week one just how jarring the transition from FNL to Heavyweight can be. But they’ve had a week to organize and regroup ahead of a huge game against the Pink Panthers. It will be incredibly difficult, no doubt, but if they can find a way to take down the Panthers it will be a huge stride for this team. It all starts with putting points on the board, of course. The Panthers are going to score, they always do. If Decepticons can get some offensive momentum going, the upset is in play. If the Panthers simply bury them early with quick scores, this one could be over before it even starts, though.
Players to Watch: PP- WR #88 Chris “One Bad” Matta, WR #15 Katie “Lightning Foot” Lindberg; DEC- WR #31 Larry G, WR #30 Michelle Pichardo
1:00 PM Randalls Island Field 10 – Marvelous (1-1) vs. Air Mail (1-1)
Scouting Report: Game of the week in the western conference right here. Both of these teams are coming off of disappointing week two showings, but have every motivation to win this matchup because of potential playoff tiebreakers. These teams are also very evenly matched, with top tier QBs and aggressive defenses that know how to get big stops and force turnovers. If you’re not playing at 1pm on Sunday, make sure you stick around to see this one.
Players to Watch: MARV- WR #11 Kaseem Hosley, WR #23 Jennifer “Golden” Kraham; AM- WR #2 Vince “Silky” Mason, WR #3 Grace “Magic” Ma
1:00 PM Randalls Island Field 10 – LOUPville (0-1) vs. Summer Sweaty TDs (1-1)
Scouting Report: LOUPville came close to knocking off Playmakers in week one with their backup QB under center, so this is a tough but attainable win for them. When they had success last season, it was because they got huge contributions from their stifling defense. They need to get back to that winning formula this week if they’re going to upset TDs. Meanwhile, TDs just needs to put the points on the board. If they can score four touchdowns, you have to like their chances to win this one.
Players to Watch: LOUP- WR #89 Musah “Moose” Ousman, WR #33 Janina Johnson; TDS- WR #34 Ricky Hudson, WR #20 Deborah L