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2021 Maniak Monthly Awards

By • Apr 9th, 2022 • Category: Uncategorized

After years of mortgaging the future and struggling to keep up with the contenders, the New England Thunderbirds had things break their way this season and emerged with a championship, their 3rd overall. Their biggest reason for success was the superstar season of WR Cooper Kupp, who was consistently targeted more than anyone in the […]

Maniak Monthly All-Decade

By • Feb 13th, 2021 • Category: Uncategorized

The 2020 season marks the tenth year of Maniak Monthly writing for the league. In celebration of this milestone, we thought it would be fun to see what players have received all-star honors the most. By position, here is the best of the decade: QB: Drew Brees (4 times), Tom Brady (3 times), Patrick Mahomes […]

2020 Maniak Monthly Awards

By • Feb 6th, 2021 • Category: Uncategorized

While some of us had doubts that the 2020 season would be played in its entirety, every game was played out. The Clowns and Sharks advanced to the title game, but this year it was New Orleans who emerged victorious, denying Vegas another trophy for their overflowing display. Some shrewd trades, including an early deal […]

2019 Maniak Monthly Awards

By • Feb 18th, 2020 • Category: Uncategorized

The 2019 season brought a lot of change to the league, but in the end, it came down to Las Vegas and Springfield once again.  And once again, it’s the Clowns who take home the title.  Young stars Patrick Mahomes and Saquon Barkley got healthy and peaked at the right time to deliver another championship […]

Maniak Monthly All-Stars 2018

By • Feb 13th, 2019 • Category: Uncategorized

The offensive explosion created many worthy candidates for this year’s all-star team, with 2nd-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes leading the way.  His season ranks 3rd in the last decade for MFL QBs, only behind Peyton Manning’s record performance in 2013 and Aaron Rodgers in 2011.  We also saw a rookie make the all-stars for a 2nd […]

Maniak Monthly Awards-Dec. 2018

By • Jan 14th, 2019 • Category: Uncategorized

Well, it’s a familiar story once again, as the Clowns marched to another championship with a victory over New Orleans in the title game.  In a year where offenses reached new heights, the Clowns still proved to be the most explosive of all, led by the breakout season of young star QB Patrick Mahomes, who’s […]

Maniak Monthly Awards-Nov. 2018

By • Dec 3rd, 2018 • Category: Uncategorized

November was one of the most exciting months the league has ever seen.  Teams regularly passed 100 points (including one game where both teams scored triple digits), the league is bursting with two-way threats at running back, and the Clowns’ regular season win streak finally came to an end at 25 games.  Surprisingly, it was […]

Maniak Monthly Awards-Oct. 2018

By • Nov 5th, 2018 • Category: Uncategorized

As we’ve passed the halfway point of the season, the story (once again) is the success of the Las Vegas Clowns.  After winning their first eight of 2018, the Clowns have now won 24 straight regular season games.  So does anyone have a realistic shot at taking them down in their quest for another title?  […]

Maniak Monthly Awards-Sept. 2018

By • Oct 9th, 2018 • Category: Uncategorized

While the usual suspects are looking strong for a playoff run, a couple of teams have found their way out of the basement in this first month. The Lincoln Mammoths have struggled ever since their move from Denver, but the addition of rookies Alvin Kamara and Cooper Kupp brought some life last season, and it […]

Maniak Monthly All-Stars 2017

By • Apr 7th, 2018 • Category: Uncategorized

  Better late than never, here are the 2017 all-stars: 1st Team QB: Tom Brady, Springfield RB: Todd Gurley, Las Vegas WR: DeAndre Hopkins, Houston/New Orleans WR: Antonio Brown, Washington Flex: Le’Veon Bell, Springfield Flex: Kareem Hunt, New Orleans TE: Rob Gronkowski, New Orleans K: Stephen Gostkowski, Washington 2nd Team QB: Carson Wentz, Washington RB: Melvin Gordon, New Orleans WR: Keenan Allen, Houston/Tampa Bay WR: Tyreek Hill, New […]