Semifinals Recap / Championship Preview

Semifinals Predictions Recap

Predicted Winner Predicted Loser Actual
Mubarakstan UoMs Chicago 7-6ers Mubarakstan UoMs
Old Tappan J-E-T-S Pepperell Patriots Old Tappan J-E-T-S
Semifinals Record 2-0 (1.000)
2017 Record 69-39 (0.639)

Semifinals Recap

Wow, that was a dramatic and stressful weekend for everyone involved.

#1) Old Tappan J-E-T-S (105.9) defeated #4) Pepperell Patriots (99.2)

Kareem Hunt’s Saturday night performance was expected to set the tone for a dominating J-E-T-S win over the Patriots. It was all downhill from there. Shahzad saw dud performances from Doug Baldwin, Adam Thielen, Mike Davis, and most importantly, Antonio Brown (RIP). But thanks to a fantasy football playoff cameo from a Jedi Master, Aaron Rodgers, Shahzad was able to squeeze out a win over Haroon. He’ll now move into the BMuz Championship down his only two keepers from this season (AB and ARod) and will instead rely on his young padawan RB duo (Hunt and Fournette).

Haroon fell to the dark side, as he let the fear of Kareem Hunt’s 35.5 point performance on Saturday coupled with the loss of his starters, Joe Mixon and Tevin Coleman, deject him completely. But in fantasy football, there is always hope and Haroon’s Patriots came within 5.7 points of pulling off a massive upset of the Empire. The difference came down to Haroon starting Julius Thomas over his other TEs (Eric Ebron or Benjamin Watson). The semifinal loss ended a six-game winning streak for the Patriots, which contributed to Haroon winning the Tom division and winning his first ever playoff game. Perhaps this year will be the spark to a future championship run for Haroon.

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#3) Mubarakstan UoMs (135.1) defeated #2) Chicago 7-6ers (118.7)

After semifinal losses in 2012, 2014, and 2016, Aasim is headed to the BMuz championship game for the first time. Led by Mark Ingram’s 29 points and stellar performances from every player in his lineup, the UoMs put up a season-high 135.1 points in a winning effort. Aasim has now won eight straight games as he heads into a championship showdown with the J-E-T-S.

For Ahsan, Todd Gurley’s playoff record 43.7 points weren’t enough (he accounted for 37% of the 7-6ers points). Duds from the 7-6ers’s A.J. Green and Paul Richardson were the difference between Ahsan’s solid 118.7 points and Aasim’s exceptional 135.1 points. For the second year in a row, the 7-6ers will fall a tad short of the BMuz title, but with a core of Todd Gurley, Jordan Howard, A.J. Green, and Deshaun Watson, they should be back in the playoff hunt next season.

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BMuz Championship Preview

In his first BMuz Championship game appearance, Aasim will try to win his first ever title. The UoMs are riding an eight-game winning streak in which they have scored 120+ points on five, separate occasions. His might Saints duo of Mark Ingram and Michael Thomas have led the way as they have regularly scored a combined ~40 points on a weekly basis. Kirk Cousins has provided the same, strong play as last season when he led the Chappaqua GOATs to the 2016 title. Aasim will also have his pick of strong FLEX candidates such as Marquise Goodwin, Kerwynn Williams, Frank Gore, and Josh Gordon. According to the BMuz, this is Aasim’s title to lose.

For the first time this season, the Old Tappan J-E-T-S will be playing the underdog role. Shahzad will be chasing his unprecedented third title but will be down Antonio Brown and Aaron Rodgers. The lineup will still have plenty of firepower as Kareem Hunt has become a focal point of the Chiefs offense again and Leonard Fournette had been running well (before he decided to take a week off during my semifinal matchup). However, the J-E-T-S may have too many questions marks this week (who will start at QB? who will start at the FLEX spots?) and will need some standout performances in order to overcome the Mubarkstan UoM’s well-oiled machine. Nonetheless, it should be an exciting championship weekend!

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BMuz Championship Predictions

Mubarakstan UoMs – 12 votes

Old Tappan J-E-T-S – 4 votes

 Team  Predicted Winner
Bloomfield Cowboys Mubarakstan
Boston Baingans Mubarakstan
Boston OakTrees Mubarakstan
Chappaqua GOATs Eli Sad
Chelmsford Charawalas Mubarakstan
Chicago 7-6ers OldTappan
Dublin #McNuggets OldTappan
Franklin Raekwons Mubarakstan
Lexington Mughals Mubarakstan
Lowell Panthers Mubarakstan
Malden Cavaliers Mubarakstan
Mubarakstan UoMs Mubarakstan
New England Double Terriers Mubarakstan
Old Tappan J-E-T-S OldTappan
Pepperell Patriots OldTappan
Waco White Walkers Mubarakstan

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