Good evening FFFL fans everywhere! Week 9 is upon us and I can safely say it has been a much more quiet week on the trade and waiver front.
In fact, all 10 of our teams have chosen to stick it out with their rosters for this week. Multiple GMs were questioned on their teams staying put, and almost all of them indicated a weak waiver wire as the primary culprit for their team’s inactivity leading into our ninth week of play.
With that in mind, let’s turn our focus to some playoff possibilities. With 4 games remaining to play and the top two teams in each division making it into the post season, the Red Wings and BeemBo USA have been eliminated from post-season contention. They’ll be out to play the role of spoiler or battle it out for worst record in the league and the number one overall pick next season. El Negro Grande has also been eliminated from a possible post-season berth leaving the Western Division as a three way race for the top two best records. Currently, the Verminion Lords are in third, but play the easiest schedule of any of the remaining teams giving them a chance to catch the Edelweiss Avengers for second place.
Over in the Eastern Division, things are much more tightly packed. While the Chickabos could still be caught for first place in the division, they most likely have a play-off spot secured, leaving three teams duking it out for the second spot. The Banana Hammocks, T-Rexaurs, and Marauders are all within one game of each other, with the hammocks holding the lead currently. All three teams still have difficult games on the schedule so the next 4 weeks should be a bloodbath for any teams playing one of them.
Our current standings:
Eastern Division –
Titan’s Banana Hammock (5-3)
Balamb T-Rexaurs (4-4)
Melusine Marauders (4-4)
Red Wings (0-8)
Western Division –
Super Senpai Megaforce (8-0)
Edelweiss Avengers (6-2)
Verminion Lords (4-4)
El Negro Grande (2-6)
BeemBo USA (0-8)
This week’s match-ups after the jump!
The winless Red Wings travel to the Wolves Den to take on the Melusine Marauders who have not lost a game since picking up Kooky Persona. With a tight race in the eastern division, this could have major play off implications.
The Verminion Lords hit the road this week, traveling to the Midgar Slums for a match with El Negro Grande. Grande will be playing angry this week after being eliminated from post-season contention last week, but the Verminion Lords need this win to stay relevant.
This one should be a bloodbath. Both teams have something to play for. The T-Rexaurs need to win, especially with their rival Melusine Marauders facing off against the Red Wings. However, the Chickabos need the win to stay in contention for best record in the league.
Titan’s Banana Hammock remains in the enviable position of controlling their own destiny on the road to the play-offs. A match with BeemBo should do well to help that destiny.
A rematch after the drama of week one. Both teams are motivated to play their best. Who will take the win? Only you can decide.