THE ROLLINGSKULL, VOLUME 10, ISSUE 144
October 7, 2016
|  Music by Orion the Hunter, "Dreamin"  (Sound like Boston? GOOGLE)

     Mr. Midnight Says, "In Brady We Trust"

     Jimmy Loves His Belichick Smoothie from Last Week

     We Wonder if Kitty and Eddie Lacey are Talking?

     Once  a Footlong, Mat Is Down to an Inch

     Dear Fanatics and Slammers:  W T F!

     Will the FANATICS Break 200 Points Before Game 7?

     RollingSkull Staff Apologizes for Last Week's Miss

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




 

Last week's question, "What was the "original" full team name for the Partriots after Billy Sullivan moved the team to Foxboro?"  The answer is Bay State Patriots. 

On November 16, 1959, Boston business executive Billy Sullivan was awarded the eighth and final franchise of the developing American Football League (AFL). The following winter, locals were allowed to submit ideas for the Boston football team's official name. The most popular choice – and the one that Sullivan selected – was the "Boston Patriots". Immediately thereafter, artist Phil Bissell of The Boston Globe developed the "Pat Patriot" logo.

The Patriots struggled for most of their years in the AFL, and they never had a regular home stadium. Nickerson Field, Harvard Stadium, Fenway Park, and Alumni Stadium all served as home fields during their time in the American Football League. They did play in one AFL championship game, following the 1963 season. They lost to the San Diego Chargers 51–10 in that game. They did not appear again in an AFL or NFL post-season game for another 13 years.  

When the NFL and AFL merged in 1970, the Patriots were placed in the American Football Conference East (AFC East) division, where they still play today.  The following year, the Patriots moved to a new stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, which would serve as their home for the next 30 years. As a result of the move, they announced they would change their name from the Boston Patriots to the Bay State Patriots.   The name was rejected by the NFL and on March 22, 1971,  I  don't believe the NFL was crazy about being called the BS Patriors.  The team officially announced they would change its geographic name to New England.

This week's question."Long time Dolphin's Coach, Don Shula was drafted in 1951 by whom and for what position?"

a.  Cleveland, DB
b.  Baltimore, FB
c.  Green Bay, DB
d.  Chicago, QB


This week's winner will receive a complementary weekend at John Travolta's Bed and Breakfast.  Apparently, it is so good that you can forget to update your F'N ROSTER like Mark Birchard, Fanatics (left) and Todd Moulton, Slammers (right).  One can only assume Travolta was getting a double hand job since Dez Bryant started last week for Mark and Moulton had Jeremy Langford at RB.  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,
     JKalish@shepherdagency.com 
for backup. 

3.  Karl's quick tutorial on the "My Fantasy League Software, http://offl-balls.com/howtoguide.htm.

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.

Week 5
Thursday, Oct. 06
Game Time TV Location/Tickets
Arizona at San Francisco 8:25 PM CBS Levi's Stadium - Tickets available from $21
Sunday, Oct. 09
Game Time TV Location/Tickets
Washington at Baltimore 1:00 PM FOX M&T Bank Stadium - Tickets available from $115
Tennessee at Miami 1:00 PM CBS Hard Rock Stadium - Tickets available from $3
Houston at Minnesota 1:00 PM CBS U.S. Bank Stadium - Tickets available from $108
Chicago at Indianapolis 1:00 PM FOX Lucas Oil Stadium - Tickets available from $97
N.Y. Jets at Pittsburgh 1:00 PM CBS Heinz Field - Tickets available from $69
Philadelphia at Detroit 1:00 PM FOX Ford Field - Tickets available from $22
New England at Cleveland 1:00 PM CBS FirstEnergy Stadium - Tickets available from $76
 Atlanta at Denver 4:05 PM FOX Sports Authority Field - Tickets available from $120
San Diego at Oakland 4:25 PM CBS Oakland Coliseum - Tickets available from $96
Buffalo at L.A. Rams 4:25 PM CBS Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum - Tickets available from $62
 Cincinnati at Dallas 4:25 PM CBS AT&T Stadium - Tickets available from $25
 N.Y. Giants at Green Bay 8:30 PM NBC Lambeau Field - Tickets available from $53
Monday, Oct. 10
Game Time TV Location/Tickets
Tampa Bay at Carolina 8:30 PM ESPN Bank of America Stadium - Tickets available from $40

Cordialy,

P. L. Purvis
Commissioner, OFFL



 
Making the dumbass list of the week... Drum roll please....  Norwood Slammers, Deflators and Fanatics!   Please note for legal reasons, NY Gangster's Jimmy Surin remains on the list indefinitely.  This week it ain't about Jimmy...

We need a league vote for the toilet trophy here.  First up, the Fanatics started Dez Bryant, WR, DAL.  Next up was the Slammers with Jeremy Langford, RB, CHI at the start. I am not done!  Deflators fly with RB, Washington, DET.  Which one was worse... IT WAS A FREAKING THREE WAY TIE!  MARK, KYLE, AND TODD, NEED TO GET THEIR SHART TOGETHER!  Maybe they can't help it...

     - The Deflators go out of their way to pickup TE Henry and fly with RB Washington  when
        Smallwood and a number of WR's were available.   You had all that roster room in weeks
        prior and failed to pickup of Dixon/Smallwood who were there for the picking. 
        Shame, shame, shame.

     -  Not a lot to say here about the next one.  I will only go on record and say I am surprised. 
         Mark, you left 10 points on the board by starting Dez.  I can't figure out why you would
         do that?  My only guess is that you have a thing for MYFL.  Given the recent perfomance,
         Kitty;s team will now be known as the "Bye Week Hottie.  Cuz, playing Kitty is like having
         a bye week."

     - And finally, Big Joe had an orgasm this week thinking he might have broke the OFFL record
        for points in a single game.  Sorta close, but no cigar.  Go wash your sheets big boy!  For
        those keeping tally, here is the leagues history of top scores to the right (see a pattern?)

Seriously, if Todd and Mark had family shit that caused their errors last week, we are cool.  Otherwise, if they weren't checking the IR... Then you better Belichick yourself!

 - BOMB OUT






 
 
Pedro can 't seem to get past the 3 and 7's.  He is now 10 for 28 on the year (357). Due to the hurricane, we do not have a spokesmodel this week but we found this really hot picture of Susan Hayward.  Enjoy.
   

SPOKESMODEL

                            MATCHUP PREDICTION

  VS  Cunning Linguists 51 to 60:  Cunning Linguists*
  VS  57 to 50:  Midnight Riders
Flying Gators  VS  76 to 65:  Flying Gators
  VS  58 to 57:  Belichick Yourself
  VS  44 to 48:  Fighting Fish
  VS  41 to 54:  $5 Footlongs
  VS  40 to 58:  Deflators
  * Estradiol Game of the Week


 


    

R2-D2 Coffee Press
 
“R2, could you make me a quick cup of coffee?” As far as I know, these words are never spoken by anyone over the course of the entire Star Wars saga, or in any of the Extended Universe novels, TV shows, or video games. But that won’t stop you from saying it, once you’re the proud owner of an R2-D2 Coffee Press from ThinkGeek. 

The R2-D2 Coffee Press is a 32-ounce carafe and steel filter, made to look just like a tiny version of the best Star Wars droid of them all. And unlike the real R2-D2, it not only can make you coffee, but it’s also dishwasher safe.  You can pre-order your own R2-D2 Coffee Press from the ThinkGeek online store right here, where this officially licensed Star Wars product costs $39.99. Shipments are scheduled to begin in November, so this might be a good Christmas present for the droid-and-coffee-loving person in your life.


Who Doesn't Love Cowboy Jokes

Q: Why did Tony Romo cross the road?
A: To get to the hospital on the other side!

Q: When was the last time cowboys beat anyone?
A: When Dez Bryant beat his mama.

Q: How many Dallas Cowboys does it take to win a Super Bowl? 
A: Only two, Emmitt Smith and Troy Aikman, and they are both retired.

Q: What do the Dallas Cowboys and a Chick-Fil-A manager have in common?
A: Neither one shows up for work on Sunday.

Q: What does Brokeback Mountain and the NFL have in common?
A: The Cowboys both suck.


TAILGATING WIGH MISTRESS BIANCA

Bourbon Smoked Salmon

1 to 1.5 pounds of skinless salmon filet (to serve 4 to 6)
1 cup bourbon
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup kosher sea salt
2 tablespoons ground black pepper
1 tablespoon ground coriander
(Optional: for Tailgate Bagels and cream cheese or toast points, capers, and sour cream for serving).

Pour bourbon on salmon in a baking dish.  Marinate for 20 minutes while turning twice.  Place brown sugar, salt, pepper, and coriander in a bowl and mix.  Drain the fish and blot with paper towel.  Wipe out the baking dish and then spread 1/3 of the brown sugar mixture in the bottom of the dish in the shape of the filet.  Place the filet in the dish and top with remaining sugar mixture.  Cover the dish with lid or wrap and let the fish cure for 4 hours.  After 4 hours rinse the fish under cold water and blot with paper towels.

Prepare your smoker with the wood of your choice and go 250 degrees  (always a light blue smoke, never a dirty smoke).  Arrange the filet, skin side down and let it smoke for about 15  to 20 minutes.  (Press on the fish, when it breaks into flakes you are done.)  Transfer the fish to a wire rack over a cool plate and let cool to room temp.  Then you can cover and place in the fridge and have it ready for Sunday.  It tastes great chilled and you can serve it with the bagels andn cream cheese, or toast ponts, capers, and sour cream. 

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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