While our Fantasy Football brackets have been in motion for the past few weeks, we wanted to share an inside look at the friendly competition between our FF newbies and veterans. Enjoy!
Folks, let me tell you what a good week looks like. In the past week, J.K. Rowling announced she was penning a children’s book. CBS bolstered the spirits of Trekkies everywhere with the unveiling of a new Star Trek series. Carnival discussed plans for a Cuban cruise, highlighting the improving relations between the U.S. and Cuba.
This should have been an amazing week for all, right? But where it really counts, on the Fantasy Football field, dark news gathered like storm clouds, raining down loss and tragedy on many an Arketian and souring the week’s events.
To the results…as the Country Music Awards and drama unfolded, I thought I would pay homage and assign each team a corresponding country music track to describe their performance. Does this sound awesome? Am I genius? The verdict is out, though the jury leans “yes.” Let’s dive in.
Just when we thought parity was trending towards restoration in Week 7, disparity reared its ahead and stormed back in for Week 8. Team Barclay smoked Team Sikorski, moving to 7-1 on the season. Team Sikorski stands at 0-8 for the season.
Now playing for Team Barclay: “Strawberry Wine” by Deana Carter, as the season’s been nothing but sweet for Team Barclay.
Now Playing for Team Sikorski: “ The Christmas Shoes” by Newsong. Does a sadder song exist? Probably not. Does a more miserable fantasy football season exist? No. It’s fitting.
In a battle of “Who could care less about fantasy football,” Team VanderHaar (5-3) emerged victorious over Team Macaranas (3-5).
Now playing for Team VanderHaar: “Drink in my Hand” by Eric Church; the song captures the “no worries” vibe embodied by the continually successful Team VanderHaar.
Now playing for Team Macaranas: “Should’ve been a Cowboy(girl)” by Toby Keith; it’s looking like Team Macaranas’ football days are on the downhill, so maybe a future of roping cattle is in the books.
Team Fowler trounced Team Cochran, as both teams moved to 4-4 on the season.
Now playing for Team Fowler: “Ol’ Red” by Blake Shelton; Team Fowler was the only Dawg to win this week. Represent Red & Black.
Now playing for Team Cochran: “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac; a week of horrendous results helped bury the Commissioner in this matchup.
Team England bested Team Parker as the teams moved to 5-3 and 3-5 respectively.
Now playing for Team England: “Gunpowder and Lead” by Miranda Lambert; fierce and fearless, the song captures the essence of the 3 game win streak Team England finds itself on.
Now playing for Team Parker: “Why Don’t we Just Dance” by Josh Turner; as the season goes South, sometimes all there’s left to do is bust a mean move. Where you at, JP?
Team Neumeier and Team Cole reenacted the October 31 thrashing UF handed UGA, as Team Neumeier (6-2) Gator Chomped Team Cole to its 4th loss of the season.
Now playing for Team Neumeier: “House Party” by Sam Hunt; all that’s left to do is to party, as Team Neumeier cruises towards a playoff berth.
Now playing for Team Cole: “Smoke Break” by Carrie Underwood; stress levels are rising for Team Cole (who really isn’t concerned with Fantasy Football), but I’m getting stressed for her! Someone pass the Marlboro Reds…so I can throw them away. Smoking is terrible for you, folks.
In our final matchup of the week, Team Long (5-3) cruised over Team Carlton (2-6).
Now playing for Team Long: “Save it for a Rainy Day” by Kenny Chesney; Team Long may have struggled early in the season, but recent weeks have seen positive results.
Now playing for Team Carlton: “Whiskey Lullaby” by Brad Paisley and Allison Krauss; not even a good whiskey can soften the pain as Team Carlton nears elimination from the playoff picture.
As Week 8 wraps, we look toward Week 9 for a clearer playoff picture. We’ll provide an update when it happens. But in the meantime, enjoy the week, and enjoy the Arketi Fantasy Football Spotify playlist by clicking here.