October 26, 2017
|  Music by Dorthy, "Down to the Bottom"

  - Week Eight Predictions

  - Don't Forget there is a London Game this Week

  - Cure for the Common Cold
 All this and more...
 E. A. Presley
 Editor and Chief of the Rolling Skull


Last week's trivia question, "What are the only two pairs of teams that have met three years in a row in conference championship games?"

Steelers-Raiders did it in the 1974-76 seasons, and the Cowboys-49ers did it in the 1992-94 seasons.

This week's question, "The Miami Dolphins were founded in 1966 and won their first Super Bowl six years later. Baltimore (which plays Miami tonight) obtained the Ravens in 1996, and they won their first Super Bowl four years later. What are the only other four cities that have obtained franchises and had them win Super Bowls in under 10 years?"

a.  New York Jets
b.  Kansas City Chiefs
c.  St. Louis Rams
d.  Los Angeles Raiders
e.  All the above.

No trivia prize this week.  We have to save money for Joe's 2016 Fantasy Bowl Trophy.  Award date TBD.

Please send your email answers to to 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. Weekly
     payouts/credit will be issued for the top three scoring teams in the order of  $24, $12, and $6.

5.  Do not ask Commissioner Purvis a "rule question" until after you have read the rules. 

6.  To enjoy the site music with your pc/tablet you need Adobe Flash approved in your browser.

7.  You can listen to live updates on your PC/Laptop 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 the commentary.

8.  For wireless apps, here are the links... Iphone/Ipad Droid, and  Windows.  phones.

9.  The Club House Pages are up and running! 
10.  Here are this week's NFL matchups.

Thursday, October 26
matchup time  (ET) nat tv location
8:25 PM CBS M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore
Sunday, October 29
matchup time  (ET) nat tv location
9:30 AM NFL Twickenham Stadium, London
1:00 PM CBS New Era Field, Buffalo
1:00 PM CBS Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati
Los Angeles 
New England 
1:00 PM CBS Gillette Stadium, Foxboro
New Orleans 
1:00 PM FOX Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
New York 
1:00 PM FOX MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
San Francisco 
1:00 PM FOX Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
Tampa Bay 
1:00 PM FOX Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
4:05 PM CBS CenturyLink Field, Seattle
4:25 PM FOX FedEx Field, Landover
8:30 PM NBC Ford Field, Detroit
Monday, October 30
matchup time  (ET) nat tv location
Kansas City 
8:30 PM ESPN Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City
BYE:  Green Bay, Tennessee, Los Angeles, New York, Arizona, Jacksonville


P. L. Purvis  
Commissioner, OFFL

At NASCAR-Martinsville with the entire Midnight Rider which won't be missed.  Will return around November 2nd.  Has anyone seen Ajayi this season, I have not?

BomB Out!


Pedro goes 3 for 6 in week seven.  This leaves him 22 for 42 on the season (524). Week 8's spokesmodel is Miranda Rae Mayo from Chicago Fire.



  VS  61 to 60:  Redskin Bill
  VS  Flying Gators 54 to 64:  Flying Gators
  VS  56 to 68:  Tuna Wranglers
Cunning Linguists  VS  63 to 38:  Cunning Linguists
  VS   48 to 53:  Deflators *
  VS   51 to 54:  Obi Wong
  * Estradiol Game of the Week


Big American Bourbon Soap by Duke Cannon Made with Real Bourbon

Nothing like a good soap, am I wrong? I’m also correct about the following assertion: There’s nothing like a good bourbon. I bring these two seemingly disparate points up in concert because the soapsmiths at Duke Cannon Supply Co. have finally brought the two together, in the form of their Big American Bourbon Soap.
Duke Cannon’s Big American Bourbon Soap is your basic but hefty ten ounce bar of soap, but its powerful oak barrel scent comes courtesy of real Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey blended with whatever ingredients soap is made from (I probably don’t want to know what those are). It definitely gives the old expression “wash your mouth out with soap” a new meaning.
Read more about Big American Bourbon Soap at the Duke Cannon online store here, where you can purchase a bar of your own for $9.50. Duke Cannon puts it best: “Does Bourbon benefit the skin? We have no idea, but bourbon tends to make everything better, so why not?”

Old Man Stumpy...

Finally, when Stumpy and Martha are both about 70 years old, Stumpy looks to Martha, and says, "Martha, I'm 70 now, and I don't know if I'll ever get the chance again, so I just have to have a ride in that there airplane."  Martha replies in the same old fashion, and Stumpy kind of slumps down.  The pilot is standing near by and overhears the conversation...
The pilot pipes up, "Excuse me folks, I couldn't help but hear your situation, and I have a deal for you.  I'll take both of you up together, and if you can both make the entire trip without saying a word, or even making the slightest sound, I'll give the ride for free.  But if either of you make a sound, its $10 each." Well, Martha and Stumpy look at each other, and agree to take the ride.
The pilot takes them up, and starts to do loop de loops, twists, dives, climbs and spins.  No sound. The pilot lands the plane, looks back at Stumpy and says, "Sir, I have to hand it to ya, you didn't make even the slightest sound and that was my best stuff."  Stumpy looks back at the pilot and says, "Well, I was gonna say something when Martha fell out, but $10 is $10!"


Hard Rock Cafe Chicken Soup

Vegetable Oil
2 pounds chicken breasts
2 tablespoons oilive oil
1 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup diced celery
5 cups chicken broth
1 cup water
1 cup diced carrots
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon parsley
(save extra for garnish)
2 cups egg noodles
2 cups oyster crackers

1.  Preheat oven to 350
2.  Grease a rimmed baking sheet with vegetable oil.  Add the chicken and bake for 30 minutes .  Remove from the oven and set aside.
3.  In a large sauce pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.  Add the onions and celery and cook stirring for 4 minutes until the onions are carmelized.
4.  Diced the chicken and add it to the pan with the remaining ingredients except the noodles and crackers.
5.  Bring the soup to a boil and reduce and simmer for 30 minutes.
6.  Add the noodles and simmer for an additional 15 minutes, or until the noodles are tender.  Serve in individual bowls with a pinch of minced parsley sprinkled on top with the soup crackers.

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