Friday, December 30, 2011

Year in Review....

Well, 2011 is almost over and it has been an interesting year to say the least. Many groundbreaking news stories took place throughout the year that either we found interesting or sickening. Personally, I set goals for myself to achieve before I turned 30 this year and accomplished them, turned 30, and married the love of my life all within the same year!!! I know, I know, kind of sappy and mushy coming from the "weekly annoyances" guy but hey, maybe I'm not completely dead inside!! Without further ado, I'd like to review 2011, "My Two Cents" style.......

U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is shot in Tuscon, Arizona.

Ted Williams, (homeless golden voice guy) is recognized while panhandling and given a job. The Uconn men's basketball team goes on an incredible
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postseason run to win the national championship. "Winning"!! The Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup. "Winning"!! The Dallas Mavericks get the monkey off their back and finally win an NBA title. "Winning"!!! The St. Louis Cardinals go on an incredible late season run to win the world series. "Winning"!! The Green Bay Packers go on an incredible late season run and win the Super Bowl. "Winning"!! CHARLIE SHEEN.... "Winning"!! 

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Weinergate. One of the worst earthquakes ever recorded hits Japan recorded at 9.0 killing reportedly over 10,000 people. Hurricane Irene. The "Royal Wedding". My wedding. The "Terminator" admits to having a love child with a maid. Gay marriage becomes legal in New York. Rupert Murdoch, the king of tabloids, gets accused of phone hacking to get information for stories. History was made yet again by the New York Yankees as Mariano Rivera records his 600th save and Derek Jeter becomes the first Yankee to record 3,000 hits. Amy Winehouse passed away. The Kardashian-no talent- assclowns.... Enough said there!! The most intriguing and talked about creation since electricity is launched (OBSTRUCTED VIEWS)!!!!! 

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Remember the end of the world that was supposed to happen?? Steve "I create" Jobs passes away. Snow before Halloween!! Moammar Khadafy is captured and killed. Herman Cain was not able to secure the presidential nomination. NFL Lockout. NBA Lockout. Occupy this, occupy that, get a job, how about that???? Michael Jackson's "Dr" gets sentenced for his role in the King of Pop's death. The Syracuse men's basketball team Is rocked with a sexual abuse scandal by assistant coach Bernie Fine. 

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The Penn St football program deals with the accusations and the scandal involving head coach, legendary Joe Paterno and former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. The Casey Anthony trial delivers a verdict that angers many and caused many to forget the big picture, which was that the prosecution "fumbled" for lack of a better term and "Sandusky'd" the nation. 

I saved the best for last.....

THEY GOT HIM!!!!!! The capture of and execution of Osama Bin Laden by Navy Seal Team #6 is a historic moment of 2011 that you will
always remember where you were when it happened. Just like we try to do here at Obstructed Views, we try to tie sports stories and everyday life stories together. On the night everyone heard of the death of Bin Laden, I was fortunate enough to be one of the 45,000 baseball fans in attendance at the Sunday Night Baseball game between the Mets and Phillies in Philadelphia. The game was aired nationally on ESPN and when the news of his death
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made its way around the stadium, the chants of USA USA USA were deafening throughout the stadium and on television. Being one of the few people to experience that thrill and that history making event is something I will never forget. It was a moment where sports and "real life" shared the spotlight and made history. In case you missed it, here is a link to a video from that night....

So there you have the year that was. Thank you to everyone who has made obstructed views become what it has become and big things are ahead in the upcoming year. I wish everyone a safe and happy new year and for the last time in 2011 let me say....

This is Kyle Montgomery, and this has been My Two Cents!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Us vs. Them

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It’s been awhile since I’ve done a 4 pack.  I figure as the year is winding down, I’d clean up some items that I’ve been meaning to get to.


A couple of weeks back, I was listening to my boy Johnny Marks on 97.5 the Fanatic (how’s that for a plug?) and he was discussing reading the newspapers.  Newspaper circulation in the United States is down and I don’t get it.  Sure you can read the paper on your phone, kindle, or IPad today.  To me there is nothing like actually reading the paper.  I actually make plans around reading the newspaper.  During the week the first thing I do when I come home is read the Philadelphia Daily News.  On Sundays there’s nothing like reading the paper while eating breakfast and drinking coffee.  I know I’m in the minority with this (the numbers don’t lie) but I’d love to know what your thoughts are.  

“We” Win

When your favorite sports team does something it’s only natural that you say “we” did this or “we” did that.  My favorite team is playing yours?  “We” are playing you guys this week.  A lot of people get their panties all in a bunch when people do this.  I say “we” all the time.  Let me set the record straight.  No, I did not, have not, or will I ever take the field and play in one of these games.  I will however buy merchandise, tickets, concessions, parking passes, etc. I will watch or attend almost every game and I will be cheering.  I will live and die with the team.  Wins will make my day or week that much better while losses will put me in a foul mood.  So while I won’t actually play in the game I am just as much if not more invested in the outcome of the game.  As I’ve stated numerous times before, “we” fans were here before these athletes and will be here long after.  So if anything, “we” are more a part of the team than any player.  Thoughts?

Records vs. Health

This past Monday night, Drew “cool ocean” Brees of the New Orleans Saints surpassed Dan “laces out” Marino’s record for passing yards in a season (5,084).  Heading into games this week, Tom Brady of the Patriots is only 190 yards behind Brees.  Brady could conceivably pass Brees and thus set the record.  If Brees plays then it will be harder for Brady.  Problem is the Saints for all intents and purposes probably can’t improve their playoff seeding. (Need to win and the 49ers to lose to the lowly Rams) 
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What will Coach Sean Payton do?  Last year the Saints suffered 3 costly injuries in week 17 (Jimmy Graham, Chris Ivory, and Malcolm Jenkins) and wound up losing the following week to an inferior Seattle team.  The game against the Bucs last year was meaningless to the Saints much like this year's.  The Patriot's game means a lot to New England, so Brady will be playing.  What should Payton do?  Risk injury so his quarterback can set a “personal” record?  Or does he put the team first and not risk a repeat of last season and bench his quarterback.  To me the answer is simple.  You are in the business of winning Super Bowls.  The Saints have a pretty good shot at going and winning this year.  Sorry Mr. Brees.  The team comes first.  I definitely look forward to hearing your thoughts on this one.


Speaking of being in the business of winning Super Bowls, Tori Gurley a receiver on the Packers practice squad turned down an opportunity to sign with the Vikings 3 weeks ago and make his NFL debut.  He said, “Their season is going to be over in 3 weeks.  We’re already locked to have a playoff spot.  I’m all about winning a Super Bowl, so it that’s me being a practice squad player to help the defense out, or me getting out there on the field and doing whatever I have to do, I just want to be a part of
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something special.”  This guy gets it.  To me this story should’ve received more attention than what it did.  (I did read it in the newspaper…..just saying)  Gurley is playing the game for the right reasons.  Kudos to you Tori.  Thoughts?


As the NFL season winds down and some teams are focusing on their playoff seeding, other teams are focusing on their draft position.  In the NFL if you finish in 32nd place, you get the first pick in the following year’s draft.  For most of the season the Indianapolis Colts were the favorites to finish in 32nd place.  Thanks to a 2 game winning the streak the Colts are in danger of finishing 31st.  There has been talk that in a season that is wasted anyway, the Colts should “tank” games so they can guarantee the top pick.  Many people say that it’s not the right thing to do or that it’s unsportsmanlike or is bad for the integrity of the game.  I disagree.  Like I stated above, these teams are in the business of winning Super Bowls. Once this season is mathematically over, if you can make your team better for next year, I say go for it.  I know I’m in the minority on this one but if you can make your team better by losing, do it.  After all, it’s all about winning a Super Bowl anyway.  I know I’ll get some thoughts on this one.

That’s it for tonight.  Stay tuned later this week for the year in review.  Until next time this is Jimbo saying “If ‘We’ can get better by losing all of ‘our’ games, I say do it.  After all, it puts ‘us’ in a better position to win the Super Bowl”.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Top 10 Christmas Movies

It’s Christmas Eve and in honor of the holiday, I’m going to countdown my top 10 Christmas movies of all-time.  I’m sure there will be some disagreements so be sure to leave your picks or any that you feel should’ve made the top 10 in the comments section.  Without further ado, here are Jimbo’s top 10: 

10.  National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation – Probably the funniest of all time.

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9.  Mikey’s a Christmas Carol – This is one of my personal favs, I was a huge Mickey fan as a kid.

8. The Muppets Save Christmas – Underrated.  The Muppets in general are underrated. 

7. Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer – The most famous reindeer of all

6. Frosty the Snowman – Happy Birthday

5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Cartoon)  - Gotta love the original

4. Elf – Who doesn’t love Buddy the Elf?

3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Jim Carrey Version) – All the Whos down in Whoville come to   life.

2. A Christmas Story – Maybe it’s the over saturation on Christmas but fa ra ra ra ra ra ra ra ra

1. A Charlie Brown Christmas – Classic….nuff said

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This is just one man’s opinion.  Be sure to leave your choices.  Until next time this is Jimbo saying Merry Christmas…..not happy holidays……

Thursday, December 22, 2011

How it All Began 2

Last week I posted an example of one of my fantasy recaps.  This is how it all began for us here at Obstructed Views.  I wanted to post another one.  Love to get some feedback to know what you think.  Leave a comment to let us know you dropped by.


The Super Bowl is set.  Commissioner Schnide is taking on JC and the Beers.  5th through 10th places are also set.  In the past this would have set up next year’s draft order.  Instead this year it sets up class system of bragging rights.  Let’s take a look at last week and preview Philly Bowl 11.

In the game that pretty much only Jaitley cared about, the Crackers and the Sportsline All-Stars squared off in the game of the WEAK and 9th place game.  One would think that the Crackers not only would love to put their arch rivals in last place, but would also want to do anything to keep out of 10th place themselves for the second straight year.  Although one would think, one would be wrong.  Jimbo did not change his lineup, kept Greg “Waylon” Jennings in the lineup and clinched the Crackers second straight last place finish, losing 111-103.  (Note that had a change been made the Crack pack still would’ve lost by 1).  Leading the way for the 9th place Brawlers was Tom “Garnier Fructice” Brady.  The Crackers meanwhile were led by CJ Spiller.  The loss ended a disappointing season for the Crackers that started out so promising.  Moving forward, the prospect of having “bitch got out the car looking more like” Freddie Jackson back in 2012 has people in Crackerland excited.  It’s going to take a lot more than that in our opinion.  JJ and the Brawlers are looking forward to not having their draft, auto drafted.

In the 2011 Toilet Bowl Title game (7th Place game), last year’s runner up and this year’s most sucky Barbounis Brother took on the resurgent Mustache Rides.  The Rides were looking to build momentum heading into 2012 while the Doc Dino was hoping to salvage anything from a disappointing season.  The Towels came out like a team with something to prove and laid the smack down on Gay Squared 123-57, clinching 7th place.  Superstar Tony Homo led the way for the league’s top rated podiatrist while Arian “the nation” Foster led the way for Ray Ray.  The question now becomes, when will Mr. Lerro pay his league dues and will he be back in 2012?  Meanwhile the Terrible Toes are looking forward to 2012, and just a year removed from a Philly Bowl appearance the expectations are sky high.

Speaking of putting the smack down the Skins, who were still reeling from last week’s divisional playoff loss, crushed the Least Sucky Barbounis Brother 100-56.  The Skins who were victims of bad luck the week before, clinched their second straight 5th place finish behind the Seahawks defense….yes that Seahawks team.  The LSB was led by Vernon Davis who was one of 2 players to score in double digits for the No Stars.  Vasili looks to an off season that will include wedding bells, calling 5 different people to find out when/if he can cash their checks, and of course trying to track down the elusive Raymond Lerro to try to get him to pay.  Meanwhile Jake will try to figure out how to finish about 5th place…..

In Conference Championship Game 1 Reverend Twinkie took on Commissioner Schnide.  This game wasn’t nearly as close as their last matchup as San Diego’s Finest dropped the Busters 125-85.  The commish was led by Calvin “owns a McDonalds” Johnson and Lesean “the real slim Shady” Mccoy, who both had beast like performances.  Scotty doesn’t know, who hasn’t made the Super Bowl since that magical 2006 season, was led by Drew “Cool Ocean” Brees.  Police are on heightened alert because after such a promising year, the Chubby One was seen in at least a dozen Dunkin Donut drivethrus in the tri-state area after the game.  Eye witnesses say that Scotty wanted every jelly donut in the place.   No word as of press time as to his whereabouts but we’d start by checking Jaitley’s pool house.  The Schnide meanwhile, is looking to win an unprecedented 3rd Philly Bowl Title.  For those scoring at home, that was 37 points for the Busters bench.

Our game of the WEEK was also Conference Championship Game 2.  For the 2nd week in a row, we here at Philly League Fantasy Recap got it right.  This game of the WEEK did not disappoint.  Everyone’s favorite radio star looked to make it two Philly Bowls in a row while Carrington and the Beers were looking to pop their Philly Bowl cherry.  This game went into overtime, as the Queers held a slim 84-78 lead heading into Monday night’s game.  Marks needed 7 points from Mike Wallace to make it back to the Philly Bowl.  Wallace was able to get Marks 6, sending the conference championship game into a tiebreaker which the Beers won based on total TDs.  Tough break for Mikey Miss’s sidekick or something more?  Was this payback for Gates Gate?  Was ESPN, who Marks works for, to blame for the “blackouts” in San Fran?  Did those blackouts hurt Big Ben’s chance to get into a rhythm and thus Wallace’s chance for the extra point (4 yards to be exact)?  The world may never know but one thing’s for sure….(cue Nelson from the Simpsons….Ah HA)

In our 3rd place game, Captain Cupcake takes on JMTS.  No one knows for sure of Scotty’s whereabouts or whether he’ll be there for the game.  Marks is still smarting from the Conference Championship loss last week.  Tons of controversy surrounding this game between ex-roommates.  The Busters lead all-time 12-7 and beat JMTS in week 105-60.  The past two times this season that Scotty was on the lam, the Busters responded well.  This time is no difference.  Scotty doesn’t know how to win a Philly Bowl or even how to lay off the pastries but he does know how to be Marks.

Let’s preview Philly Bowl 11.  The Beers are 2-0 against the San Diego’s Finest this year, winning 117-107 in week 1 and 116-110 in week 6.  The Finest lead all-time 7-6-1.  Who will win? Here’s the Tale of the Tape:

Quarterback – Edge to Beers.  Cam “Fig” Newton has been a pleasant surprise and is capable of going point for point with Aaron Rodgers.  Rodgers is missing Jennings but is more consistent than the rook.

Running Backs – Edge to Finest. The Real Slim Shady McCoy and Darren Sproles are far more consistent than any combination of the injury riddled Cedric Benson, Michael Bush, Bradshaw, Jacobs, and Kevin Smith.

Wide Receivers – Edge Finest.  Both teams’ receivers are pedestrian but Calvin Johnson is a beast.  Hakeem Nicks and Damaryius Thomas are in must win games.  The Beers receivers have been sketchy ever since Andre Beast Johnson went down.  Losing Anquan Boldin hurts but could lead to more looks for Touchdown Torrey Smith.  With Mike Williams and Lance Moore, the Beers are hoping for some luck.

Tight End – Even.  Future hall of famers Antonio Gates and Tony Gonzalez should post good numbers.

Kicker – Edge Finest.  John Kasay should get plenty of looks for the Saints.  Graham Gano could be some looks against Minnesota but the edge goes to the Saints.  Kickers have produced far more points this year than in recent memory.

Defense Special Team – Even.  Both the Titans and Giants are in must win games.  Who will step up?

Intangibles – Edge Finest.  On the surface the intangibles appear to go in favor of the Finest.  After all, they are appearing in their 6th Super Bowl and have won two.  They also are the hottest team in the league right now, leading the league in scoring.  The Beers are banged up.  The Beers have never appeared in a Super Bowl.  Does it mean anything?  Time will tell.

The pick.  Based on the Tale of the Tape the Finest will win their league record 3rd Philly Bowl.  This game will be close enough to make both teams sweat it out on Christmas.  Aaron Rodgers has a huge Christmas performance vs. the Bears to make the Monday night game interesting.  In the end Sproles out performs Moore and Tony G.  The final score?  115-106.  Fans and members of the league everywhere still can’t figure out how the Schnide does it year in and year out.  There must’ve been some magic in the old silk hat Silbs found…..

It’s now time for the world famous, often imitated but never duplicated, Philly League Power Rankings…..Super Bowl edition.  This week’s rankings are brought to you by Puffs tissues.  Puffs, strong enough for even the biggest criers, yet soft enough to protect your nose from irritation.  Puffs, now with Aloe lotion.

1.  San Diego’s Finest – Consistently good this year…..maybe a little too good…..

2. Beers – Made it to the Bowl but can they overcome the injuries?  Maybe a little of the Jimbo reverse curse psychology will help?

3.  BallzBusters – Where is Scotty?  Winning 3rd place can buy a lot of jelly donuts….mmmmmm….donuts…..

4.  JMTS– The NCAA is investigating involvement in 2 of the league’s worst controversies this year. Gates Gate as well as the Blackout……

5.  SnakeSkins – For the second straight year, Jake pleads the 5th.

6.  V Funk Allstars –At least you’re the least sucky Barbounis Brother….

7.   Terrible Towels – Disappointing after appearing in the Philly Bowl last year….so close to being LSB but once again is the Most Sucky Barbounis Brother….cheer up Dino, you’re still my favorite Podiatrist.

8.    Mustache Rides– How did this team ever win a Philly Bowl?

9.    Iron City Brawlers – Looking forward to 2012 and putting the whole draft day, Hurricane Irene fiasco behind him.   He, at least you’re better than the Crackers.

10. CoalCrackers –7 losses in a row to end last season.  6 losses in a row to end this season.  One of three teams never to win a Philly Bowl along with the Beers and Towels.  (The now defunct, Bubs Subs and Philly Phreaks do not count)  The only original member never to win a Philly Bowl.  Do we need to go on…….

Well there you have it.  It’s been a great season.  We may or may not be back next week (all depends on the timing).  If not be sure to tune in next year.  Good luck to everyone playing in a meaningful game.  Merry Christmas to everyone and until next time this is Jimbo saying, “I’m favored to beat TBA by 87!”

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Merry Christmas vs Happy Holidays

It's the long awaited return of Kyle after I got married 2 weeks ago today. I want to first thank my brother, best friend, and co-founder of our blog as well as our loyal readers for their support and their well wishes for our wedding, Megan and I appreciate all your support. That being said, I want to say a few things concerning the use of Happy Holidays as opposed to the customary Merry Christmas.

When did this happen that is was more "politically correct" to say Happy Holidays as opposed to Merry Christmas??? If it's because nobody wants to offend anyone, I think that's bullshit!! Look on the calendar. December 25th is known as CHRISTMAS DAY!! Not Holiday day. I get the happy holidays when you're including new years and possibly thanksgiving and you group them together but to use it instead of Merry Christmas because you don't want to offend anyone who does not celebrate the holiday is horse shit. Wikipedia says:

Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ,celebrated generally on December as a religious and cultural holiday by billions of people around the world. So who gives you the right to take offense to someone saying Merry Christmas to you???  

If you don't celebrate Christmas and take offense to those who use that phrase then wear a sign that says, "don't say Merry Christmas to me" and problem solved. I'll be damned if I'm going to stop saying Merry Christmas for fear of offending or upsetting someone. If you don't like it, stay inside. I'm not saying its appropriate for people to shove the holiday down your throat because there are those who go overboard but for the rest of us it's not right for you to act like assholes because we celebrate the holiday and you do not. Religious beliefs aside, Christmas is still a cultural holiday that is celebrated
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by millions of people around the world. If you happen to not be one of those people, all I ask is for you to not ruin it for the rest of us!!! If you don't celebrate it just simply say "you too" when someone says "Merry Christmas" to you, prick!!

The other thing that bothers me around this time is that there are a ton of people that get all frantic when it comes to christmas shopping and again, act like assholes to others while shopping. You're no better than anyone else so don't act like you are and deserve special treatment while shopping. You're not the only person shopping and whether you think so or not, you're not entitled to cut in line, push, shove, curse at, yell at, or any other inappropriate behavior towards other people
while shopping. It also does not give you the right to do those same actions towards the store employees. They have families they'd like to see at Christmas too so show some class and be a little nicer to those retail employees!!!

The last thing I want to vent about is all of the Christmas music out there. Why does every damn music artist feel like the world wants to hear their version of jingle bells, or silent night??? Oh and don't worry Bieber, I'll get to you in a little bit!!! Christmas music has a certain feeling to it when you hear it and certain people, just because they have a hit record, just are not cut out to sing Christmas music. Some artists get this but other's don't. Now I'm not saying that some current renditions of Christmas songs aren't good or even great but it's overflowed with people trying to make Christmas albums. Just because you had a #1 hit in June, doesn't mean I want to hear you sing O' Christmas tree!!!! Bottom line is, some things should be left alone and some songs not redone. Bieber, congratulations on all the money and the fact you Sandusky'd the world to get it, but you don't fool me my friend. I watched the Christmas special from Washington DC
and the fact that you got invited was bad enough but you suck!! You can't sing!! With all due respect to Usher, he got this one wrong. If I hear that stupid Christmas song again I'll stop listening to music. Do you really think people are going to remake that bullshit excuse for a song 30 years from now??? You suck Bieber!!

Well there you have it. The long awaited return of...

This is Kyle Montgomery, and that's my Two Cents!!!!!!

Merry Christmas to everyone out there, especially our loyal readers.

Friday, December 16, 2011

How it all Began

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It's been about 6 months since Obstructed Views has started.  The whole concept came from Kyle and I doing recaps for our fantasy football leagues.  In the recaps we obviously recap the games, bust some balls and just have a good time.  I've been doing recaps in my Philly League for 10 years.  Everyone Most people in the league love them.  In fact when I don't post them on time, people get their panties in a bunch.  

For a change of pace I thought I'd post an example of what we do.  Obviously you won't get the some of the inside jokes or the names but it's a good example.  Also, Kyle and I have talked and we have decided that for a small fee, you could have us do your league's recaps......  just saying......

Divisional Playoff weekend is in the books.  Gay squared has his sights set on the coveted toilet bowl title, while the commish and the defending chump are both still alive for a repeat.  The Crackers continue to suck while it appears that Jake’s luck picked the absolute wrong time to reappear.  Let’s see how it happened?

In game 1 of the Least Division Tournament the reeling Crackers took on the disappointed Towels.  The Crackers came into to this season with a lot of hype while the Towels were looking to build on their Super Bowl trip last year.  Both teams blew it.  Not sure how much effort the Crackers put in as the newly crowned Most Sucky Barbounis Brother 2011 crushed the Crackers 111-57 in our game of the WEAK.  Tony Homo led the way for the good doctor while David “Shady” Akers led the way for the Crack Pack. The Crackers appear set to clinch their 2nd straight 10th place finish.  Who would be their opponent?

In game 2 of the LDT Ray took on Jay in the Squared Bowl.  In a game that went down to the wire, Ray Squared defeated Jay Squared 101-91 as Dez “I ain’t carrying shit” Bryant’s Monday night heroics were not enough to lift the Brawlers.  Ray Ray was led by The Polish Prince, Rob Gronkowski.  As usual Pert Plus Brady led the Brawlers.  The Rides are looking for a toilet bowl title.  For most teams the toilet bowl is a disappointment but for the 2011 Rides it’s an accomplishment.  They are looking to build for 2012 after a horrible start in 2011.  The Sportsline All-stars meanwhile are looking to forget 2011 after the draft night, Hurricane Irene, Honeymoon debacle. The Brawlers would love nothing else than to defeat their hated rivals the Crackers and make Jimbo finish dead last again.

In our first divisional game the Finest took on the Least Sucky Barbounis Brother.  The All-stars struggled all year and snuck into the playoffs at the last minute while the commish lurked all season.  The commish proved to be the superior team, defeating V Funk 124-71.  Perhaps winning Barbounis Bowl 2011 took too much out but other than Eli “I’m the best” Manning nobody showed up for the All-stars.  The commish meanwhile had an all around team effort led by Cam “Fig” Newton.  The commish moves on while Vasili is playing for 5th place.

In our game of the WEEK and second divisional game the Snake Bites took on the defending chump.  This game lived up to the hype.  The skins who were left for dead earlier this year may have been the hottest team heading into the playoffs.  Mikey Miss’s sidekick may have been the coldest team (other than the Crack Pack of course).  Skins win right? Not so fast my friend.  Led by all world running back MJD the chump defeated the skins 125-112.  Phillip “Cry me a” Rivers, Larry “I wish I wouldn’t have asked for Kevin Kolb” Fitzgerald and Ray “red beans and” Rice couldn’t lead the way for the skins as CJ2K11 shit the bed in the biggest game of the year.  It appears Jake’s luck is back.

Let’s look at Conference Championship week.  First in the Toilet Bowl (least division tourney) the Crackers and Sportsline All-Stars battle for 9th place (a.k.a we’re not the worst!).  The 2 teams split during the regular season and the all-time series is tied at 10.  The Crackers have choked all year, no reason to think this game is any different.  The Brawlers win the game of the WEAK.

In the Toilet Bowl Title Game, last year’s runner up takes on the resurgent Astro Glides.  The teams split during the regular season but the good doctor leads all-time 8-5.  Both teams are coming in hot.  The Rides are looking to build some momentum for 2012. The good doctor is like a bubble team that gets sent to the NIT.  They come out flat and the Rides clinch 7th place.

In our 5th place game the Skins look to take out their frustration on the V Funk All-Stars.  It will be hard for both teams to get up for this one.  The skins hammered V Funk back in week 10.  The snake skins lead all-time 15-3-1 in what is hands down the most lopsided rivalry in league history.  Jake wins.

Not it’s time for the big boy games.  In division championship game 1, the commish takes on Captain Cupcake.  Amazingly the chubby one was well behaved over the bye week.  Rev Twinkie is praying for a healthy Purple Jesus.  San Diego defeated the Busters in a shootout just 2 weeks ago.  (remember manningham gate?)  The commish leads all-time 13-4 in what is the 2nd most lopsided rivalry in league history.  Do I smell an upset?  Scotty is the least division’s last hope.  Purple Jesus explodes. Upset city baby!

In our game of the WEEK, everyone’s favorite radio star takes on everyone’s favorite owner of the basement we have the draft in for the 3rd time this season.  The 2 teams split in the regular season and the Queers lead all-time 8-7.  The Beers are the new kids on the block while Marks would love nothing but cap off a year of a new home and new contract with the first ever back to back championships.  Beers win and take a shot at the title. 

Now it’s time for the world famous, often imitated but never duplicated, Philly League Power Rankings. This week’s power rankings are brought to you by your local Lexus dealer.  The Beers, JMTS, San Diego's Finest and Busters hope this is a December to remember.

1. Beers – Hoping for a speedy recover from Andre Beast Johnson.  

2. San Diego’s Finest– Looking to make an unprecedented 6th Super Bowl Appearance (2-3)

3. BallzBusters – Can Scotty represent the weak least division?  Win and maybe you can move up to east division next year?

4. JMTS– Had the Eye of the Tiger last week.  Never count out the heart of a champion…just ask the Schnide.

5. Snake Skins – Just another middle of the pack finish.  At least the Skins will have a shot at a better draft pick next year.
6. V Funk All-Stars – Hey at least you're getting married?....  Well at least you’re the least sucky barbounis brother.
7. Terrible Towels – Looking for a Toilet Bowl title but after last season, 2011 is an Epic Fail
8. Mustache Rides—Would love to put some momentum together for 2012…only to fuck it up on draft day for “the guy with the cool sounding name”
9. Iron City Brawlers – Can’t wait to knock off hated rival the Crackers.  2012 can’t come soon enough…by the way, how is Big Ben’s foot?
10. Philadelphia CoalCrackers – Uh?  Maybe spend the off-season preparing for the draft instead of creating blogs and thinking of lame nicknames for NFL players?

There you have.  When we meet again Philly Bowl 2011 will be set.  What rule changes should be made for next year?  Be sure to vote in the poll regarding Flex positioning.  Until next time this is Jimbo saying, at least I’m still alive in my “other” league.