You guessed it. We are halfway through the Fantasy season. Week 12 of 23. The mid-point. 50% done. I gather you get it, so I won’t continue to belabour the point. If you’re in a keeper league, now’s the time to figure out if you’re going for it this year, and if so, you might think about the risk/reward trades a little more. Will Marc Gasol get back to form, is he a buy low(er) candidate? Or, if you find yourself hopelessly buried from a Felton/Nash/Kobe/Tyson early gut-punch, you may want to sell for draft picks. Decisions, decisions. Alas, the Razzball Commenter Leagues are of the redraft variety, so the only motivator is GLORY! And to see the most Glorious of them all, Check out the master standings.

Shall we take a look at how these Inglorious Bastards are fairing at the halfway point?

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This crazy winter weather man… We’ve got polar vortexes, then heat waves – I drove home last night in a thick fog that would make a pothead Coloradan’s living room proud.  And while the weather is fierce and unpredictable, our volatile standings also has yet another leader with the High Upsiders atop the Master Standings.  Tough to have more upside than first place!  How’s the weather up there?!  Man, if I have to shave “High Upsiders” in my head, I’m gonna look like a huge 6’7 tool.  Sigh… Here’s how the action went down in RCL land:

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RCL nation!  I’m stepping in for Dan this week, who is some sort of weather savant and knew to migrate south for a vacation while we get polar vortexed.   Dan could probably step in and be a weatherman anywhere right now.  The RCL season is halfway through, and the elite are getting separated from the should-be-ashamed.  Like my RCL 1 team!  A quick reminder of how we’re crowning the overall champ – it’ll be the league winner who had the best regular season record.  I know it’s not exactly the best metric for awarding the title belt, but I wanted it to be fun and have a lot of teams in it during the championship week.  And don’t forget the overall winner gets their team name shaved in my head!  Your Mom Says Hi… yeah that won’t go over too well…  You can track how your team is doing in our Master Standings and good luck to everyone in the second half of the season!

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So you took the red pill, and followed Morpheus down the rabbit hole. Or St. Nick up the Chimney hole. You know what I mean. We look back at week 9. What happened to week 8, you say? Red pill, son, it never happened. Or, if you’re a conspiracy theory/shut-in/don’t-trust-the-government type (my strongest demographic!), it was because of the illusion of Christmas. Whatever floats yer boat. And speaking of boat-floating, lets take a look at which teams are riding the waves, and which are floundering:

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It was a week to remember. We laughed, we cried, and I think we learned something new about ourselves, a la Full House weekly episode recap. God, I miss Danny Tanner, and his homespun wisdom. Where were you when I wanted to get a Wu-Tang tattoo when I was 18 years old, Mr Tanner? Speaking of emotions ranging from awesome to regret, let us consider the Razzball RCL: For the Random Commenter Fantasy League participators, week 7 was another step towards fantasy dominance, and in some cases, the rich got richer, and others delivered a “THIS IS SPARTA!” kick to their opponent. Let’s see how the debauchery unfolded, shall we?

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Ok Fight Fans, the white stuff is falling in many of the basketball cities: New York, Brooklyn, Chicago, Denver, Toronto, Milwaukee, Denver, Cleveland, Minnesota… which I know isn’t a city, but never having been to that fine Fargo state, if the team refers itself to that moniker, it’s good enough for me. But good enough isn’t what you players in the Razzball Random Commenter Leagues should strive for?!! Greatness! Immortality! These are your goals. And some of you need to shake off the holiday distractions and focus on the prize:

**The master standings are now up!  Check out how you’re stacking up against all RCL teams here, or hover over “Leagues” to check in with the standings updated weekly**

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So, I can safely say that we all are feeling a little over indulged this week.

At times like theses, I simultaneously applaud the invention of jogging/sweat wear, and it’s practical comfort, while also making note of the most ironic departure from a genre of garment’s original intended use. Who ever sweats while joggging in this stuff anymore? Maybe everyone, but seeing as I’m not out jogging, in these garments, or anything else, I guess I can’t really be so smug about it. And this applies to some of our early leaders in the Razzball RCLs, you shouldn’t be so damn smug either, after last week 5. Are you true contenders, or sweat wear? Let’s take a look:

**The master standings are now up!  Check out how you’re stacking up against all RCL teams here, or hover over “Leagues” to check in with the standings updated weekly**

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Week 4, we hardly knew ye! The season is in full swing, and doubtless there are some owners who are wringing their hands, fretting over the loss of either Rose or M Gasol, or to a lesser extent, Eric B. Cause he ain’t no joke! Please tell me there are some original hip hop fans out there who are old enough to get that reference. But I digress: We all know that injuries are a part of the games, we know that, but if you’re like me, I hate the smug S.O.B. in the league who spouts that line when it isn’t his cornerstone player going down for half or all the season. And speaking of smug S.O.B.’s lets check in with our fearless fantasy warriors this week:

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Three weeks in, and we are beginning to see who are the contenders, and who are the pretenders. Who are the members, and who are the weekenders. Who are the dependers, and who are the trenders! Wait what? I mean that we can see some squads are proving to be reliable producers, and others who need a lot to go right to be in the mix. It is still early in the season, so nobody can be counted out, but if you’re at the bottom of the barrel, you may want to consider those high risk/high reward sorta trades. Just sayin. Let’s take a look:

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It’s Week 2, and things are just warming up. The leagues are starting to show some separation. Some with pure dominance, others with smoke and mirrors. Let us begin:

 

 

JB’s Random Commenter League The league leader, Baby got Back, was overtaken by Handsome Lads, who also won his week, going 8-1, and sits in first with 15-3. Baby got Back also sits at 15-3, so I’m sensing a rivalry taking shape… JB Gilpin, clearly dissatisfied with his team, made 2 trades that involved numerous players on his roster. All for naught, though, as he still lost his week, posting a 3-6 week, and currently sits 10th of 12. Our fearless editor will, no doubt, totally redeem himself in the coming weeks. We hope.

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