September 16, 2016
|  Music by Lynyrd Skynyrd, "That Smell"

     BAD TUNA RECALL (Ooooh that smell).






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


Here we go with the first trivia question of 2016.  We begin with " Which quarterback had the highest passer rating in the 1994 Season?  The answer is Steve Young. 
The 1994 San Francisco 49ers season was the team's 49th season in the National Football League, and was highlighted by a victory in Super Bowl XXIX. The championship made San Francisco the first team to win five Super Bowls. After losing to the Dallas Cowboys in the previous two conference championship games, the 49ers made significant acquisitions in the 1994 free agent market. This included the signing of two-sport star Deion Sanders and Cowboys linebacker Ken Norton, Jr. Sanders had a major impact on the team's success, winning the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award and recording six interceptions.
Quarterback Steve Young had his best NFL season and won his second MVP award. Steve Young set what was, at the time, the NFL record for highest passer rating in a season – 112.8.  Cold Hard Football Facts states that Young's 1994 season is the second greatest passing season in NFL history.
For the third consecutive season, the 49ers met the Cowboys in the NFC Championship Game. From the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, the AFC was widely regarded as the NFL's inferior conference. Thus, this meeting between the NFC's perennial powerhouses was dubbed by many as "the real Super Bowl." The contest was one of the highest rated non-Super Bowl games in NFL history.  The 49ers would go on to defeat the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX. Young was named the game's MVP with a record six touchdown passes.

This week's question, "What year did the Cardinals first display the Cardinal on their helmet?"

a.  1920
b.  1940
c.  1950
d.  1960
This week's winner will receive a dvd copy  of ESPN's, "30 for 30 on Rick Nutt's, Tuna Wranglers opening  weekend.  The program illustrates the Wranglers fall from grace.  Long time supporters like Mylie Cyrus, Bill Cosby, Charlie Sheen and Tiddles the Wonder Cat all bail on the team.  Bill Cosby was quoted as saying, "This team is even below the likes of me."  Cyrus also went on record by saying that Gary Barnidge and the Jags one point effort is nothing to TWERK about!   All trivia answers should be submitted to E.A. Presley.


This week's checklist:

1.  Make sure you check your roster prior to Thursday games to make sure you don't lock in or lock out  the wrong player.  Your other players for
     Sunday and Monday will lock in at 12:59 Sunday morning (with the exception of those goofy early European games that the NFL schedules).

2.   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. 

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

4.  League Entry is $120.  Free agents, $5 a pop.  You can pay me in advance or wait.  Just don't leave me hanging at season's end. 
     (Jimmy, start hiding the cash from Mehalia in the sock drawer now.  Don't make me play collection agent).

5. 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.

6.  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.
7.  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.

Thursday, Sep. 15
Game Time/Score TV Location/Tickets
N.Y. Jets at Buffalo 8:25 PM CBS New Era Field - Tickets available from $72
Sunday, Sep. 18
Game Time/Score TV Location/Tickets
New Orleans at N.Y. Giants 1:00 PM FOX MetLife Stadium - Tickets available from $46
 Kansas City at Houston 1:00 PM CBS NRG Stadium - Tickets available from $30
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh 1:00 PM CBS Heinz Field - Tickets available from $96
 Dallas at Washington 1:00 PM FOX FedEx Field - Tickets available from $88
Miami at New England 1:00 PM CBS Gillette Stadium - Tickets available from $111
Tennessee at Detroit 1:00 PM CBS Ford Field - Tickets available from $28
Baltimore at Cleveland 1:00 PM CBS FirstEnergy Stadium - Tickets available from $23
San Francisco at Carolina 1:00 PM FOX Bank of America Stadium - Tickets available from $40
Tampa Bay at Arizona 4:05 PM FOX University of Phoenix Stadium - Tickets available from $6
Seattle at L.A. Rams 4:05 PM FOX Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum - Tickets available from $84
Indianapolis at Denver 4:25 PM CBS Sports Authority Field - Tickets available from $89
 Jacksonville at San Diego 4:25 PM CBS Qualcomm Stadium - Tickets available from $23
 Atlanta at Oakland 4:25 PM CBS Oakland Coliseum - Tickets available from $96
 Green Bay at Minnesota 8:30 PM NBC U.S. Bank Stadium - Tickets available from $180
Monday, Sep. 19
Game Time/Score TV Location/Tickets
Philadelphia at Chicago 8:30 PM ESPN Soldier Field - Tickets available from $95


P. L. Purvis  
Commissioner, OFFL

A few observations from Week One

Good God Almighty, the smell wasn't Joe B's Flying Gators.  It was some REALLY, REALLY BAD TUNA!

Other than the Fighting Fish, I don't believe any of the owners in the eastern division could do a night jail without becoming someone's bitch within the first 5 minutes of their arrival.

Besides a banged up Russell Wilson, guess what else do the Wranglers have?  (Cricket chirp, chirp).  Nothing.

MYLF, I don't think the Green Bay Three Way is working out.  7.3pts with Lacy and Cobb combined gave the Fighting Fish a big win.  Go back home, Rick is lonely.

What loss could be worse than Kitty's?  The answer is Kalish losing to the NY Gangsters.  Jimmy does it again with garbage time QB production  and kicker points.  That sixth round kicker pick up pays off with 15.2 pts.  Many football legends are rolling over in their graves in disgust.  Rumor has it that Jimmy wants to start a kicker only fantasy league!

One final note, there are some rumblings around the league that the Deflators need to change their team name. I recommend calliing the team, "Done with Mirrors."  Like Jimmy- Kyle's QB and Kicker carried the team with a combined 30 points with the other 29 points spread among the remaing six players.  No way in Hades does this continue.  We pray that Kyle has not become a disciple of Jimmy.  The world can't take a league with two Jimmys.


A rough week one for Pedro the Greek, only going 2 for 7 in the opener (286). His picks this week are sponsored by Arielle Kebbel from HBO's "Ballers."


                            MATCHUP PREDICTION

  VS  Midnight Riders:  73 to 51
  VS  Flying Gators Norwood Slammers:  55 to 54
  VS  Fantatics:  46 to 57
  VS  MYLF:  60 to 37
  VS  Interceptors:   54 to 63
  VS  Deflators:  62 to 58
Cunning Linguists  VS  Diaper Genies:   48 to 49*
  * Estradiol Game of the Week



Popular food blog Thug Kitchen has done what so many other popular food blogs before it have done, and released some of its best material as a cookbook. It’s called Thug Kitchen 101: Fast as F*ck (censorship theirs, by way of a well-placed macaroni), and it includes more than 100 recipes with high premiums placed on simplicity, convenience, and speed. 
Thug Kitchen 101, as its title alone indicates, is not a typical cookbook, but a good choice for anyone who thinks cooking is too involved or too slow for them.  Many of the recipes can be whipped up in less than the time a standard food delivery would take to get to your house. 
The Kindle edition of Thug Kitchen 101: Fast as F*ck is priced at just under $13, with the hardcover edition a few dollars more than that at Amazon right here, where you can pre-order your own copy in advance of the cookbook’s October 11th release date.


A couple just married and following the wedding, the husband laid down some rules. "I'll be home when I want, if I want, and at what time I want," he insisted. "And, I don't expect any hassle from you. Also, I expect a decent meal to be on the table every evening, unless I tell you otherwise. I'll go hunting, fishing, boozing, and card-playing with my buddies whenever I want. Those are my rules," he said. "Any comments?"  
His new bride replied, "No, that's fine with me. But, just understand that there'll be sex here at seven o'clock every night... whether you're here or not."


Isaac Toups’ Brisket Burger with Squash Pickles
  28 ounces ground brisket, chilled
  4 ounces pork fat, chilled
  4 slices bacon
  4 ounces aged cheddar, sliced
  4 buns
  4 ½ tablespoons chili seasoning (recipe below)

Creole aioli (recipe below)

Squash pickles (recipe below)

Chili seasoning
  2 tablespoons ground arbol chili
  2 tablespoons aleppo pepper
  2 tablespoons fresh ground black pepper

Creole aioli
  2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  2 tablespoons creole mustard

Squash pickles
  1 quart mixed yellow and green summer squash, sliced thin like 1/8 inch
  1 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  1 cup water
  1/3 cup sugar
  1 teaspoon salt
  2 teaspoon turmeric
  1 teaspoon curry
  1 teaspoon chili flakes

Prep - Combine chilled brisket and pork fat together, mix by hand, folding the mixture on top of one another four to six times. Make sure not to emulsify. You want it to be kind of crumbly. Separate into 8-ounce portions, form into approximate 5 inch patties. Make sure to make a thumbprint in the middle of patty to insure even cooking. Chill for at least thirty minutes.

For the Pickles - Bring liquids and seasoning to boil making sure salt and sugar is dissolved. In 1 quart mason jar or food safe container, pour hot pickling liquid over squash. Cool to room temp and refrigerate. Pickles are ready when cold but better after 24 hours. Shelf life is 2 weeks.

Make aioli: Combine equal parts mayo and Creole mustard.

Patti Prep - : Generously season patties with kosher salt and form a good crust on each. Salt the patty before adding the seasoning blend. This is important!  Add about 1-1 ½ tablespoons seasoning blend to each patty. In a cast iron or French steel skillet, get grapeseed oil on high heat until just starting to smoke. Sear burgers for two minutes on each side or longer, keeping in mind 120F is rare and 130F is medium. I suggest 130. Transfer to wire rack to rest for one minute. While burgers are resting, assemble buns with generous dollop of aioli on each side.  Then add patty, cheddar, bacon, and pickles,  to bottom bun and add sauced top bun.  Then serve.

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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