Our measly sum is only, oh, about 6,000 words. Scramble finishes off 2006 with our Free Agent Finale. Plus: Playoff Fantasy Draft results, the Prop Bet tallies, and, as always with Scramble, a goodbye.
You know it. You love it. You've waited all season for it. Now, finally, it's here and it's everything you imagined. This isn't an outtake for Bruce Campbell's Old Spice commercial. Instead, it's Scramble's Fourth Annual Super Bowl Prop Bet Extravaganza, starring Sky Low Low, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Lady Sovereign, and Goldberg from The Mighty Ducks. Have 22 pieces of paper handy? Let's get started.
When Tom Brady puts his ear to the door, why doesn't he hear the media beating it down for not coming through last Sunday? Should Peyton Manning be serenading the masses from his roof? What is clutch? Bill and Ian debate that in the Dead Week Scramble.
How bad is this year's All-KCW Team? Terrence Kiel didn't make it, and he was arrested for selling cough syrup. Chris Chambers didn't make it, and some of us are convinced he's a robot programmed to drop passes. Andrew Walter's holding a clipboard, and ... well, Andrew Walter's not bad at holding a clipboard. We think. Plus a playoff draft update and Jason Beattie's comic: a Tedy Bruschi joint!
Bill and Alex, still subbing for Ian, have a conversation about the upcoming slate of games. Is Bob Sanders a difference-maker? Is Jeff Garcia's girlfriend still scummy? What's a live-r dog? Does it mean that Rex Grossman officially has a problem if Gil Thorp is concerned about him?
This week's Scramble combines two FO traditions: our fourth Annual FO Staff Playoff Fantasy Draft, and a wrap-up of the second half Loser League contest. Plus, Dennis Green has anger management issues in Jason Beattie's latest cartoon.
If you woke up still on fire following the holiday slate of games, you'll feel Scramble's kiss this week. The Week In Quotes impresario Alex Carnevale joins Bill and joyously recounts the details of his fantasy plan. Plus, Gil Thorp returns!
Win your Championship Game and Grandma can finally get those new dentures to eat pizza with. This week's Scramble takes a detailed look at every game of Week 16 and how the game within the game could affect your fantasy team's shot of winning the big one. Plus, the role of Gil Thorp in this week's comic will be played by Marmaduke.
Scramble's saying all the things we know you like, making good conversation. This week, we'll take you to an intimate discussion of fantasy football trading, then to a suggestive Best Bets section. If you've been patient and good, you'll get to see the worst Losers of the week, and yes, you've brought out the animal in Jason Beattie, who has a new comic. This metaphor makes extraordinary rendition look ordinary.
Overs? Unders? Good teams? Bad teams? It's all the same in the NFL. Rob Bironas can go from being a Loser League favorite to kicking 60-yard game-winning field goals, and Bill's betting record isn't happy. Ian revisits the Over/Under bets for this season, and that doesn't make Bill or Ian very happy. Jason Beattie draws a comic, and that doesn't make Matt Millen very happy.