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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 […]

Maniak Monthly Awards-Dec. 2017

By • Jan 4th, 2018 • Category: Uncategorized

Since the beginning, the Clowns have been the model franchise of the league.  Five championships, playoff perennials, and too many all-stars to count.  But one goal had yet to be obtained, until this season.  With their win over defending champion Springfield, Las Vegas finally achieved the dream: a perfect season.  Sixteen games, sixteen wins.  The […]

Maniak Monthly Awards-Nov. 2017

By • Dec 2nd, 2017 • Category: Uncategorized

With just two weeks left in the regular season, the playoff field looks to be set.  Las Vegas continues to pursue a perfect record, now 12-0 after beating the Isotopes for the second time this year.  However, Springfield should get a third chance in the playoffs as the wild card, so there’s still time to […]

Maniak Monthly Awards-Oct. 2017

By • Nov 6th, 2017 • Category: Uncategorized

Just past the halfway point of the season, we are almost certainly down to five teams playing for four playoff spots.  In the West, the undefeated Clowns (using their many assets to save the QB position) and the 7-1 Isotopes have the division title and wild card on lockdown.  The Sharks in the Central have […]

Maniak Monthly Awards-Sept. 2017

By • Oct 1st, 2017 • Category: Uncategorized

After one of the deepest drafts in years, the league was expected to be full of fireworks on offense in the early going.  But it was the defenses that came out firing, as the relocated Mammoths produced a near shutout in Week 1, and Tampa rode theirs to the high score of the week. The […]

Maniak Monthly All-Stars 2016

By • Feb 12th, 2017 • Category: Uncategorized

After a recent trend of wide receivers being the dominant force on offense, running backs came back with a vengeance in 2016.  Every one of the four flex spots was filled by a back this year, which may become an annual occurrence if they continue to be two-way threats. While there were some repeat names […]

Maniak Monthly Awards-Dec. 2016

By • Jan 9th, 2017 • Category: Uncategorized

Congratulations to the Springfield Isotopes on winning their second championship in the last three seasons.  While Las Vegas gets the lion’s share of the attention for their sustained success, Springfield’s management has built up their own powerful dynasty through shrewd drafting and solid additions through free agency/trades.  After losing their first two of 2016, the […]

Maniak Monthly Awards-Nov. 2016

By • Dec 8th, 2016 • Category: Uncategorized

As the 2016 regular season wraps up, the final four teams have been set, and all that’s left is seeding.  The Clowns are still the favorite to be the top seed and try to repeat, but a loss to dangerous Oakland could allow the Isotopes to steal the division, as they face the winless Patriots. […]

Maniak Monthly Awards-Oct. 2016

By • Nov 5th, 2016 • Category: Uncategorized

As we pass the midpoint of 2016, Las Vegas, Washington, and St. Louis have established themselves as the favorites for the playoffs.  The common formula for the three has been all-around play and strong depth at every position.  And while Vegas is always a favorite to win the title, the QB play of Washington’s Derek […]