ReviewOctober 5, 2009

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Cafe/Fleaflicker Challenge: Please Cafe, Don’t Hurt ‘Em

By R.J. White

It’s been a great start for the Cafe in our little Challenge, with our boys taking 16 of the first 24 matchups in our year-long showdown with the Fleaflicker site. First a quick recap: eight of the Cafe’s finest are taking on eight gentlemen associated with Fleaflicker (programmers, producers, I’m really not all that sure, but maybe they could stop by and introduce themselves?), and whichever side has the most wins at the end of the regular season gets the crown as the King of the Challenge. If you’d like to follow the action on a more in-depth level than just reading the article, here’s a link to our page. Also, we take your e-mail questions all throughout the week, so give us a shout at if you need an extra opinion on a tough decision.

Week 4

Even though some of us aren’t pulling our weight — I’m looking at you, man in the mirror — the Cafe is still throwing a ton of punches and dominating the fight. Already with an eight-game lead in the standings, the Cafe is ahead in six of our eight matchups this week. But it ain’t over yet. Fleaflicker has a ton of players competing tonight, so there’s definitely a chance to mount a comeback. Included in that is Adrian Peterson, who takes the stage along with Ryan Longwell and the Packers D for BoneCrushers as they try to eliminate a 35-point deficit. Another matchup with suspense attached is the matchup between the Carbondale Chargers and Bagel’s Britches, owned by our very own Free Bagel. The Bagel has about a five-point lead, but the Chargers will be leaning on Ryan Grant to come through in primetime. Fleaflicker has a shot at pulling off one or two massive comebacks in other games, so even though we sit at 6-2 now, this week is far from over.

Update: Ryan Grant came through with 101 combined yards, giving Fleaflicker a win in that contest. In the other featured contest above, Adrian Peterson and crew wasn’t able to do enough to surmount the deficit, and the Cafe ends the week with wins in five out of eight games. Big pat on the back to bungle613, who notched another win to go to 4-0 on the season. His team is looking like the favorite to win the postseason tournament to determine the best individual team in the Challenge.

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That’s going to do it for your update. Stay tuned for WaCoug’s great Wrap Up column that we run every week. He spends a ton of time working on this for your guys each week, and I love reading it straight through and getting caught up on anything that slipped through the cracks. Remember to e-mail the address at the top if you have specific fantasy football questions, or you could always post away in the forums. We’ll see you next week!

R.J. White is a fantasy blogger at the sports site FanHouse. Check out his work both here and there, and feel free to talk to him in the forums, where he posts under the name daullaz.
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