Anti-Spammer Scores First in Magill FFL
By Ken Magill
Leave it to an anti-spammer to draw first blood in an email marketing industry fantasy football league.
That’s just what happened when the New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees threw a touchdown pass in the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL’s season opener Thursday night. The pass gave Mickey Chandler’s Spamtacular Bastards the first points of the 2010/11 Magill Report Fantasy Football season.
Chandler’s Bastards went on to ride solid performances by Brees, Dallas’s Miles Austin and New England’s Wes Welker to beat StrongMail’s Orange Crush by a score of 102.78 to 79.9.
Chandler also wins the gamble-start-of-week award (sorry, no prizes, just recognition) for taking a chance on Welker who was a major question mark after undergoing knee surgery seven months ago. Welker surprised all of fantasy football with eight catches and two touchdowns.
Meanwhile, the highest scoring team for week one was e-Dialog’s e-D’s TDs who rode Houston Texans’ running back Arian Foster’s three-touchdown breakout performance to a 131.72 to 111.18 victory over Message Systems’ MS Destroyers.
This despite MS Destroyers’ quarterback Jay Cutler putting up a solid 41-plus points.
The second highest scoring team for week one was Return Path Rage who relied on the accuracy of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning’s arm to beat the ArcaMax Blasters by a score of 117.52 to 100.98.
Permission Data was the beneficiary of a decent day by the New York Giants’ Eli Manning, who turned in a solid performance against the Carolina Panthers to help Permission Data beat PL Marketing’s Orchard Lake Warrior by a score of 114.92 to 88.68.
And despite sitting Chicago running back Matte Forte who put up 35.1 points, and starting Atlanta’s Michael Turner who scored just 4.9, TowerData still beat Harte-Hanks Heroes by a score of 83.62 to 69.04.
Now, TowerData’s got a tough running-back decision to make this week: Turner against Arizona? Or Forte at Dallas?
The Pontiflex DUMBOs got a decent performance out of New England quarterback Tom Brady, helping the email address acquisition firm beat InfoGroup Interactive’s Yesmail Raiders by a score of 97.62 to 67.62.
Congratulations to all the winners. And to the losers, don’t sweat it. It’s early.