Another week, and a new leader atop the REL, new owner Curry burns my ass!!  You may think a 20-team dynasty would be fraught with peril for new owners taking over an underdeveloped team, but Curry has given his team a boob job and a facelift and is back on the prowl!  Somebody tell Grey there’s a cougar loose…

The REL is the epitome of a class structure with the solid teams up top, 10th place an even .500, and the bottom 6 teams have only made 3 moves.  C’mon guys down there, start a Snowpiercer revolt and come get us!  Don’t be a shoe!  Here’s what else went down in the REL for week 3:

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Now through two weeks, and Martyball – IFBL is trying to show off his utter eliteness with another ridiculous victory, giving him a 15-2-1 record to start the year.  “Augustus, save some for later!”  Marty’s got an exceedingly deep team, so everyone on his roster is going to have stats McFly.  Big matchup this week as the Barking BassetHounds at 12-6 will try to take Marty down a peg or two.  Barking is gonna rock out and on Sunday exclaim, “I guess you weren’t ready for that yet!”  Here’s how everything else shook out in the Razzball Elite League for Week 2:

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The Razzball Elite League is back!  Well, of course it is… The season has started… Worst open ever!

We’re now into year 2 of the REL league, which we launched as a barometer of true will, true stamina, and sticking with true scrubbiness from your final roster spots.  It’s a 20-team league filled with your Razzball writers and Razzball readers, and with extended rosters (12 starters + 6 bench players), making 360 players owned.  Thins out quicker than Miley Cyrus on a coke binge!  Draft was held as a standard $200 auction, with the league a true dynasty – keep players at their drafted price for however long you want.  All pickups are made through a weekly FAAB ($100 budget – and all FA adds through the year can be $1 keepers for life) and past that, it’s your standard daily 9-cat H2H.

So why recap this league with such fervent vigor?!  Well, for one it’s a true testament to the deepest of knowledge and strategy, so I have no qualms in celebrating Slim was last year’s champ.  Huzzah!  (I hate you)  And for two, you can follow the FAAB bids for pickups to get an idea of who is buzzy in the deeper leagues, and maybe get a step up on your competish even in standard leagues for off-the-radar pickups trending upwards.

Here’s how the first week played out (view the REL here):

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The Razzball Elite League has it’s first champion!  And not to spoil who won the inaugural year, but I think a certain Razzball staff member might finally be able to shave!  Congratulations to Slim for winning the REL league and keeping some respect for our staff players in the league.  Pete Nice had injuries and I had awfulness!  Tough hurtles to overcome in 20-teamers.  So without any more ado, Slim and his opponent weigh in on their thoughts of the season and the championship battle:

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The regular season hath ended!  The final regular season standings are below in our inaugural Razzball Elite league with one Razzball staffer making the postseason.  We’re hitting .333!  Dammit, everyone is shifting over to baseball…  The office is eagerly cheering on Slim to keep the title within our cubicle walls.  Maybe Grey will give us corner offices if we get this one!  But probably not…  The playoff schedule is below with reactions from Slim and I and happy dynasty-ing-ing-ing this year!

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With week 19 wrapping up in the Razzball Elite league, that means it’s it!  Fin!  One week left of the regular season.  Wait, that means it’s not done then… Well it is for me!  Hah, it has been for a while, I’m a week early with this intro!  Only one matchup remains in the regular season to finally round out our six playoff contenders.  Slim’s squad has been dirty for a while (I was ahead of him about a third of the way through!), and just put the icing on a 9-0 cake.  I think it’s the only 9-0 win all season!  Reactions from a few owners below, including Slim who can now walk around his native Outback as a fearless domineering warrior:

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The conclusion of Week 18 in the Razzball Elite league has Kap’s Team still in the lead, gaining a few games on second place.  Making it a runaway!  I finally got a deal done to shore up my long-term hopes, which is why dynasties are good for the optimist in everyone.  “I may lose this year, but I’m just making myself better for the next!”  Man, I feel like Matthew McConaughey’s Oscar speech now…  Reactions from owners below as we gear up for the final two weeks:

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Week 17 in the Razzball Elite league has wrapped up,  with Kap’s Team continuing his reign of terror over us dynasty-ers.  A very hard-fought 5-3-1 against Razzball’s Slim keep him ahead while hurting Slim’s playoff aspiration.  Slim thinks his playoff hopes are… slim.  But they’re not!  By great Slim’s beard, you can do it!  Record for most Slim name drops in an article open.  Slim, Slim, Slim!  Reactions from owners below (including Slim!) as we gear up for the week:

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A shortened week 16 has concluded in our Razzball Elite league, and with a huge 8-1 win, Kap’s Team has taken over first place.  He sure Nashed them Potatoes!  For yours truly, a brutal loss that led to some ranting on the Yahoo smack board.  My gears were grinded!  My Potato was a stupid baked one and not garlic Nashed!  4 weeks remain in the regular season as teams jostle for the 6 playoff spots, including Slim sliding into 6th with a huge week.  Go get em Slim!  Keep the championship in the Razzball family!  Reactions from Slim and I below as we gear up for the week:

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Week 15 has concluded in our Razzball Elite league, and with another winning week, The Nature Boy has retaken sole possession of first place.  Unfortunately for teams on the outside looking in (and by outside, I’m further outside than Hawaii is from the Continental US) the rich got richer and poor got poorer.  Despite a tough win for my squad against a playoff team, only one other team in the bottom half of the league mustered more than 3 points.  This league has no middle class!  I blame Heathcare.Mozgov.  A lot of teams were able to weigh in this week as we are only 5 weeks out from whittling 20 to the playoff 6:

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