November 18, 2016
|  Music by Black Veil Brides, "Rebel Yell"
How U12 Girls Soccer is Destroying  Fantasy Football for Many Fathers....
Acutally, it is just Commissioner Pete being inconvienced this week.

For 12 years Purvis coached football and had to give it up because of work-- The last 2 years have been spent as an assistant coach of  a group of 11 soccer players that are twelve and under.  These girls are are bad asses in every sense of the word. The downnside of this is... You all get the Clif Notes version of the SKULL this week... This was tournament soccer weekend.  Predictions below.

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


Last week's question, "What player for the Steelers played one year  for Pittsburgh before Uncle Sam's draft took precedent?"  The answer is Rocky Bleir.  After his rookie season with the Steelers, Bleier was drafted into the U.S. Army in December 1968 during the Vietnam War.  He volunteered for duty in the South Vietnam and shipped out for Vietnam in May 1969 assigned to Company C, 4th Battalion (Light), 31st Infantry 196th Light Infantry Brigade and assigned as a squad grenadier operating a 40mm M79 grenade launcher.
On August 20, while on patrol in Heip Duc, Bleier was wounded in the left thigh by an enemy rifle bullet when his platoon was ambushed in a rice paddy. While he was down, an enemy grenade landed nearby after bouncing off a fellow soldier, sending shrapnel into his lower right leg.  He lost part of his right foot in the blast as well.  He was later awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. His rank was Specialist 4.  While he was recovering in a hospital in Tokyo, doctors told him that he could not play football again. Soon after, he received a postcard from Steelers owner Art Rooney which read "Rock - the team's not doing well. We need you. Art Rooney". Bleier later said, "When you have somebody take the time and interest to send you a postcard, something that they didn't have to do, you have a special place for those kind of people". After several surgeries, he was discharged from the military in July 1970 and began informal workouts with Steeler teammates. 
Bleier rejoined the Steelers in camp in 1970. Upon his return, he couldn't walk without being in pain, and weighed only 180 pounds. He was put on injured reserve for the season, but returned in 1971 and played on special teams.  He spent several seasons trying to get increased playing time, and was waived on two occasions. But Bleier never gave up, and said that he worked hard so that "some time in the future you didn't have to ask yourself 'what if?'". An offseason training regimen brought Bleier back to 212 lb (96 kg) in the summer of 1974, and he earned a spot in the Steelers' starting lineup. 
Since Preston Pearson was wearing number 26 (the number Bleier wore his rookie season before he went to Vietnam), Bleier switched to number 20 when he returned to the team. After Pearson was traded to the Dallas Cowboys in 1975, Bleier kept the number 20, with which he had become associated.  In addition to being a great lead blocker, Bleier was the second of the Steelers' rushing weapons (Franco Harris was the primary back), but was effective nonetheless at both blocking and rushing. In 1976, both Harris and Bleier rushed for over 1,000 yards, making this the second NFL team to accomplish this feat, after Mercury Morris and Larry Csonka of the 1972 Miami Dolphins. 
Bleier played in the first four Steeler Super Bowl victories, and caught the touchdown pass from Terry Bradshaw that gave Pittsburgh a lead it would never surrender in Super Bowl XIII. He also recovered Dallas's onside kick in the closing seconds, sealing the Steelers' victory.  Bleier retired after the 1980 season with 3,865 rushing yards, 136 receptions for 1,294 yards, and 25 touchdowns. At the time of his retirement, he was the Steelers' fourth all-time leading rusher.

We don't have a damn prize for you this week as Commissioner Purvis is in Cumming, GA at a soccer tournament and I am not authorized to make any procurement.Trivia will return next week.

E.A. Presley, Editor and Chief


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.  VP Jeff Kalish now has administrative privileges if anyone has problems with the

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. 

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.

8.  Trade Deadline has passed.
Thursday, November 17
Matchup Time  (ET) TV
New Orleans NO Carolina CAR 8:30 PM NFL
Sunday, November 20
Matchup Time  (ET) TV
Pittsburgh PIT Cleveland CLE 1:00 PM CBS
Baltimore BAL Dallas DAL 1:00 PM CBS
Jacksonville JAX Detroit DET 1:00 PM CBS
Tennessee TEN Indianapolis IND 1:00 PM CBS
Buffalo BUF Cincinnati CIN 1:00 PM FOX
Tampa Bay TB Kansas City KC 1:00 PM FOX
Chicago CHI New York NYG 1:00 PM FOX
Arizona ARI Minnesota MIN 1:00 PM FOX
Miami MIA Los Angeles LA 4:05 PM FOX
New England NE San Francisco SF 4:25 PM CBS
Philadelphia PHI Seattle SEA 4:25 PM CBS
Green Bay GB Washington WSH 8:30 PM NBC
Monday, November 21
Matchup Time  (ET) TV
Houston HOU Oakland OAK 8:30 PM ESPN
Bye:  ATL, DEN, NYJ, and SD


P. L. Purvis  
Commissioner, OFFL

No time this week.


Another 4 for 7 week.  Pedro is now 38 for 70 (543) for the season.  Week 11's spokesmodel is Lesley Ann Brandt from Fox's "Lucifer"  (she is in Gotham and Thrones also)


                            MATCHUP PREDICTION


  VS  60 to 49:  Interceptors
  VS  58 to 62:  Belichick Yourself
  VS  50 to 66:  $5 Footlongs *
Flying Gators  VS  60 to 55:  Flying Gators
  VS  Cunning Linguists 66 to 80:  Cunning Linguists
  VS   53 to 54:  NY Gangsters (Originally had this as a tie and had to make a choice).
  VS  58 to 60:  Deflators
  * Estradiol Game of the Week


NO JUNK THIS  WEEK:  My 10U team is in a tourney.

  Flying Gators Midnight Riders   Cunning Linguists