The rich get richer, and the burning gets… burnier?  The REL clearly has a front-running juggernaut, as Martyball – IFBL notched an 8-1 win against Curry burns my ass!! to widen their dominance to 6.5 games ahead of the field.  All while only making one waiver add this season!  “Set it, and forget it!”  Depth is the name of the game in the REL, and snipping 12 of his 17 players would probably be a contending 12-team fantasy squad. [editor’s note, I didn’t even read Curry’s synopsis before the intro!  Pretty funny.]  So we tip our caps to you, but I’ll be ready for ya week 13 when I face ya, Marty!  Please be back Rubio, pleeeaaaasssseeeeeee!  Here’s how the rest of week 7 went down in the REL:

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Well, the rapscallions at Martyball – IFBL continue to murder the league, with an 8-1 win against The Nature Boy to move into an even more commanding 1st place position.  Blessed with a team with all steady roles, the kicker is this run from Amar’e Stoudemire.  What in the…?!  But this might be Martyball’s last blaze of glory, relying on a lot of veterans.  What these deep dynasties are all about!  Managing success vs. youth, and for me to rant – which luckily some other REL guys did as well!  Here’s how the rest of week 6 went down in the REL:

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With a 7-2 win this past week against our own Pete Nice, Martyball has surged into the #1 spot of the REL.  With a team full of producers with little extra fat, he’s got the driver’s seat, the catbird perch, the eye of the beholder on the REL leaderboard.  I think I made some of those sayings up…  It was another big week in the REL, as the top 5 continue to get stronger, with a huge gap to #6.  Classist league!  I thought we were done with the caste system… Here’s how everyone is thinking about their teams, and good luck to your deep dynasties!

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Well, the rich get richer and the poor certainly got poorer last week, except for the case of my team as I faced an absolutely buzzsaw in Breaking Batum.  Curry burns my ass!! is still burning through the league with another 6-3 win, as 8 of the top 9 teams won by at least 6-3 except my 2-7 loss.  Sucks to play a hot team at the wrong time!  Also sucks to see most of the other top teams all play bottom-of-the-standings teams… It was another week with a heavy dose of FAAB bidding, so here’s how everything went down in week 4 of the REL:

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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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