August 1, 2016
|  Music by "Trenches" by Pop Evil

      OFFL's 10th Season:
          This Year's Live Draft Will Be Held Again at Hamtpon Park
          There was Life after the JFL
          Life Goes on in the OFFL
          Torr Departs after 18 Years of Total Play
          IR pickup of Kelvin Benjamin Showed DeHaven it was Time to Leave
          Dale Hilken Walks Off into the Sunset to be with Karl
          Aaron Hernandez's Trivia Challenge is Back for Another Year

  E. A. Presley
  Editor and Chief of the Rolling Skull


While friends turn on Aaron and lawyers come and go...  Aaron will be brining his mind dazzling trivia again in 2016!  June was a busy  month for Hernandez as reported by Morning New USA on July 2nd.
Carlos Ortiz, a co-defendant in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial, pleaded guilty of helping the former New England Patriots tight end after killing Odin L. Lloyd in June 2013. Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh sentenced Ortiz to up to seven years of imprisonment. 
“When we got to the spot, the only two people that got out of the car was Aaron Hernandez and Odin Lloyd,” Ortiz told the Bristol Superior Court, as quoted by the Boston Herald. “The only one person that came in was Aaron Hernandez.” He added that they head a gun shot.
John J. Connors, Ortiz’s defense attorney, said that he had been saying it for the past three years that his client was there for a ride and got caught up in the incident. “He didn’t know what to do,” he said.  The NFL player murdered Lloyd, who was dating his fiancé’s sister at that time, by shooting him five times at point blank range. The intention behind the murder is still not clear.
Hernandez is serving life sentence without parole, though it was reported that he intended to appeal for it.  On the night of the murder, Hernandez was accompanied by Ortiz and Ernest Wallace. Surveillance camera footage presented before the court by the prosecutors showed the three men traveling to Boston together and then returning to North Attleborough Industrial Park near Hernandez’ home after picking up Lloyd, the CBS News reported. 

While the Lloyd case is now almost settled, the former Patriots superstar is facing more charges, including a double-murder case. It was recently reported that Florida attorney Jose Baez and his team of legal and forensic experts will be representing the NFL star, the prime accused in the Aaron Hernadez murder trial. 
“I can now confirm that my firm has been retained to represent Mr. Aaron Hernandez in his upcoming trial,’’ the Boston Globe quoted a statement by Baez. “Mr. Hernandez strongly maintains his innocence, and I plan to establish that before a jury of his peers. I have fully committed myself to ensuring a fair and just trial for Mr. Hernandez.’’

Stayed tuned as Aaron kicks off his trivia during week one of the 2016 season!


This week's checklist:

1.  The draft will be Saturday, September 3, 1pm Eastern. Directions to Hampton Park, Jacksonville, FL will be sent out via email.

2.  Prior to the draft, send Pete any home or cell numbers if they have changed from last year.

3.  For those unable to attend the draft in person, you will need to log into, League ID 13439,
     Please do not wait until the draft to become familiar with the software. Log in and get familiar with software.

.  For  you previous owners, your password from next year will get you in.  If you need a password reset, let Pete know.
     Pete's email,

.  Kalish is Pete's back up if for some reason you have to get a hold of the league office before game time (or go on record). Jeff's email, 
for backup.

6.  New and old owners, please visit the Rules Page prior to the draft,  The page has been updated.

7.  Don't forget the season starts Thursday night, 5 days after the draft.  Those Thursday players will lock in place by Thursday's game time.

8.  Karl's quick tutorial on the "My Fantasy League Software,

9.  League fee is $120 and covers the 14 man draft (we need 2 more teams as of 07/09/16.  After that- it is $5 a free agent. You can pay me at the draft
     or pay  me at the end of the season.  It is entirely up to you.  Just make sure you have the cash by the finish of the Fantasy Bowl.

10. To enjoy the music with your pc table for  the site, you need Adobe Flash.   The FireFox browser now longer supports Flash.  For cell phone, they
      do offer the FlashFox browser now for anDroid.

11.  For cell phones, here is the wireless live scoring link here.  
       (Note there is a MyFantasyLeague available in your app store).  The link above is a nice clean look for my taste.
12.  I like to listen to live updates on my PC with the GameDay Program, download here GAMEDAY APP.  Great App, it is Microsoft based....
       Use League ID 13439 when prompted.
Turn up the volume and enjoy.

13.  Yes it is true.  Last February Jimmy called the commisioner out.  "You SOB!  When I see you, I am going to punch you in the face
       and then smack your eye.  By then I am hugging and we go have a beer together....  The Commish says, " GET YOUR ASS UP
       TO JAX ON THE 3RD!

14.  I should have the clubhouses for both the Deflators and the Norwood Slammers finished in the next 2 weeks.  I have a lot on the work plate right now.
Please welcome our new owners.  Angel Quinones, Belechick Yourself, Kyle Peters, The Deflators and Todd & Laurie Moulton, The Norwood Slammers.  Kyle is playing off "deflategate"and while most of us worship Tom Brady as a god, we will learn to like Kyle.  As for the Moultons, Todd is a an ex-triathlete who maried a really hot German chick. That said, I would be damned if I put Todd's face on a helmet. Hey Slammers, hope you like your helmet!  



Week 1
Thursday, Sep. 08
Game Time TV Location/Tickets
Carolina at Denver 8:30 PM NBC Sports Authority Field
Sunday, Sep. 11
Game Time TV Location/Tickets
Buffalo at Baltimore 1:00 PM CBS M&T Bank Stadium 
Green Bay at Jacksonville 1:00 PM FOX EverBank Field 
San Diego at Kansas City 1:00 PM CBS Arrowhead Stadium
Oakland at New Orleans 1:00 PM FOX Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Chicago at Houston 1:00 PM FOX NRG Stadium 
Cleveland at Philadelphia 1:00 PM CBS Lincoln Financial Field 
Minnesota at Tennessee 1:00 PM FOX Nissan Stadium 
Tampa Bay at Atlanta 1:00 PM FOX Georgia Dome
Cincinnati at N.Y. Jets 1:00 PM CBS MetLife Stadium
Miami at Seattle 4:05 PM CBS CenturyLink Field 
N.Y. Giants at Dallas 4:25 PM FOX AT&T Stadium
Detroit at Indianapolis 4:25 PM FOX Lucas Oil Stadium 
New England at Arizona 8:30 PM NBC University of Phoenix Stadium 
Monday, Sep. 12
Game Time TV Location/Tickets
Pittsburgh at Washington 7:10 PM ESPN FedEx Field
L.A. Rams at San Francisco 10:20 PM ESPN Levi's Stadium 


P. L. Purvis  
Commissioner, OFFL

The OFFL will have new blood in the league for the first time in a while.  Let us discuss the departures first:

          - Mike DeHaven, Mad Dog's Revenge was one of the OFFL originals. He leaves after a 4 & 9 season.  Drafting Kelvin Benjamin who
            was on the PUP at last year's draft showed it was time to leave the game.
          - Torr Gilyard, Blunt Force (joined year 2) has one of his best years at 7 & 6.  He only owed the league $40 at season's end.  His best year ever!  
             Commissioner Purvis was sorry to see him go as he had been taking Torr's money for 17+ years.

          - Dale Hilken, The Rage (joined year 2) like DeHaven went 4 & 9 last year.  Talk about a hangover from winning the league in 2014. 
             Did the losing season really cause the departure?  There was the rumor that Dale was moving to the Florida Keys to start a bed and
             breakfast with former OFFL VP and 10" Allstart owner, Karl Koehler?

Of the OFFL Originals, only two now remain...  Founder, Commissioner, and owner of the Midnight Riders, Pete Purvis and Joe Brugnolotti of the Flying Gators. Why are Pete and Joe still around today?  They ran a floral shop in the Keys priot to the league and consider their partnership sacred.... And if you want the truth, the OFFL really did not get its legs under itself until Jeff Kalish (Cunning Linguists, who we stole from the JFL and damn proud of it) and Kitty (MYLF) came in during years 2 and 3. By season 4, Kitty brought Rick Nutt (Tuna Wranglers) in.  Younger members don't be alarmed as to what I just described being similar to Scientology  recruitment.  Feel free to check out a few notes from our frist draft at in RollingSkull #2. 

2008 Post Draft on Southside:  More hair and less gray hair that year.  Kalish's mane was in top form that year.

Our OFFL prognosticator returns this season while going 49 for 92 in the 2015 season (.536). Pedro's predictions will return the week of September 5th.


                            MATCHUP PREDICTION

  VS  Cunning Linguists Week 1 Matchups for 2016 are TBD
  VS  Ignore this shit...  I have to load the program.
Flying Gators  VS  I
  VS  *  The season hasn't started and we pick on
* Estradiol Game of the Week



‘The Warriors': Cult Classic Being Developed as TV Show

Walter Hill’s 1979 movie The Warriors is an enduring cult classic, and its theme of an America divided into myriad violent gangs at constant war with one another is becoming as relevant in these crazy times as it was back in 1979. So it’s appropriate that Joe and Anthony Russo, most recently of Captain America: Civil War, are bringing it back as a TV show.
The Warriors’ small screen remake is being developed in conjunction with Paramount and Hulu, so it will presumably be seen on the latter streaming platform. Little else about the show, like casting or even how the plot will be adjusted to fit the longer-form medium of TV, is known as of yet, but you can expect more details about the project to surface as the show gets closer to reality (so to speak).
In the meantime, you can read the initial story about The Warriors 2.0 right here. And if you’ve never seen the original movie, this might be a good excuse to finally do so.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale  ( I am sure it is low calorie)

If you remember last year’s Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale collaborating between New Belgium and Ben & Jerry’s, you might be wondering if these two brands have anything else in store. They do! It’s a Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale, the perfect beer to pair with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream.
Drinking a beer that tastes like ice cream may stimulate some guilt centers in the brain, so it’s a good thing that sales of this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale support Protect Our Winters, an organization dedicated to combating climate change. The logic of an ice cream sold to fight global warming has a nice ring to it, too.
To that end, it makes sense that the New Belgum x Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough won’t be available until this fall. But in the meantime you can check out the product’s press release right here."

Homeless Man

A man was walking through a rather seedy section of town, when a bum walked up to him and asked the man for two dollars.
The man asked, "Will you buy booze?
"The bum replied, "No."
Then the man asked, "Will you gamble it away?"
The bum said, "No."
Then the man asked the bum,
"Will you come home with me so my wife can see what happens to a man who doesn't drink or gamble?"
Grilling with Mistress Bianca
Double Smoked Potatoes
4 large baking potatoes
2 - 3 tablespoons bacon fat
Coarse salt (sea or kosher) and freshly ground black pepper
4 strips artisanal bacon cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slivers
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, thinly sliced or melted
2 scallions, trimmed, white and green parts finely chopped (about 4 tablespoons)
2 - 3 cups grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
Spanish smoked paprika or regular paprika, for sprinkling
Fresh dill (optional)
Jalepeno (optional)
Recommended wood for smoke- peach or pecan
1. Set up your smoker following the manufacturer’s instructions and preheat to 275 to 350°F.  Add enough wood for 1 hour of smoking as specified by the manufacturer. 
2. Scrub the potatoes on all sides with a vegetable brush. Rinse well under cold running water and blot dry with paper towels. Prick each potato several times with a fork (this keeps the spud from exploding and facilitates the smoke absorption). Brush or rub the potato on all sides with the bacon fat and season generously with salt and pepper.
3. Place the potatoes on the smoker rack. Smoke until the skins are crisp and the potatoes are tender in the center (they’ll be easy to pierce with a slender metal skewer), about 1 hour.
4. Meanwhile, place the bacon in a cold skillet and fry over medium heat until browned and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain off the bacon fat (save the fat for future potatoes).
5. Transfer the potatoes to a cutting board and let cool slightly. Cut each potato in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, scrape out most of the potato flesh into a bowl, leaving a 1/4-inch-thick shell. (It’s easier to scoop the potatoes when warm.) Cut the potato flesh into 1/2-inch dice and place in a bowl.

6. Take a brush and lightly coat the empty potato skin and lightly coat with bacon grease and then lightly sprinkle lightly with paprika.
7. Add the bacon, 4 tablespoons of the butter, the scallions, and cheese to the potato flesh to the bowl with potatoes and gently stir to mix. Stir in the sour cream (opitional - add some fresh dill to taste to the sour cream prior for a nice bite) and salt and pepper to taste; the mixture should be highly seasoned. Stir as little and as gently as possible so as to leave some texture to the potatoes.  (You can add jalapeno to taste into this mix if you want an extra kick).

8. Spoon the potato mixture back into the potato shells, mounding it in the center. Top each potato with brushed bacon grease and top with more cheese. 
9. Add enough wood for another 45 to 60 minutes of smoking. Place the potatoes in a shallow aluminum foil pan and re-smoke them until browned and bubbling, Then lightly sprinkle the top with paprika for a nice finish.

Note:  You can kick up the cooking time if you can get your smoker up to 400°F. In this case, increase the smoking time moves to 1 1/4 hours
Serves 4

Per the Commissioner, we have archived all of the past year's football recipes from Mistress Bianca.  
Just click right here


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