9 votes, rating 6
Robbert Graaf is back, out of Rotenbach! Predicting the wildcardround he hit a remarkable 1/4 right in the behind! RG is now ready with divisional week. Just you hope he doesn't name your team to be the favorite. Then you are in trouble!
But lets start with KFC. Now the top dogs come into play.
San Luis 49ers(2nd seed - 10/5/1) vs Nuln Gunners(4th seed - 6/5/5) One To Watch
49ers got a new coach at midseason and was allready in a good position for the playoffs. Mobo came about and finished the job, by getting the 2nd seed, and a byeweek. 49ers got several outstanding stars in the team. Catcher Alshon Jeffrey(the "Vampire" of DLE, AG4, ST4, Block) shines the most. But with him is Thrower Joe Montana (ST4, AG4, block, fend , accurate) and blitzer Nunley (dodge, MB, PO). Gunners need to find a way to stop those 3 guys, but mainly Alshon. Gunners qualified from wildcard weekend, by beating Scimitars in overtime. They come with a team in good shape. Only one blitzer is missing this week with a minor injury. Gunners need to look at what a star blitzer like Cortez Allen(Mighty Blow, Piling On, Dauntless, Tackle, Guard) can do. He is the prime weapon to hurt the 49ers where it counts. Cortez got 10 cas in the last 8 games. Impressive. A low point for 49ers is they have their linemen trimmed, so most are rookies. That could hurt them. This matchup is very exiting and will be a close one. I think Cortez will do the job in this one, so my verdict is a surprice win:
The other KFC game is this:
Broekwater Patriots (1st seed - 12/1/3) vs Hargendorf Unicorns (6th seed - 7/4/5)
Unicorns made a rather big upset in the wildcard weekend by beating the 2 times champions from Universe, and now they face a just as big a mountain. The Patriots got a fierce team. All made of starplayers with a coach, who makes the team strike with sharp precision on any error made. BUT! The Patriots has never been to a SuperBowl. Playoff jellylegs?
Unicorns comes with the wind at their back and bring a full 16 man squad for this game. Key players are Blitzer Tom Rathman (ST4, Dodge, Break Tackle, Mighty Blow) and Isaiah Pead (Ag4, Guard, Mighty Blow) unicorns can't win a bash game, so they must be dodey. Unicorns must evade the hardhitting Patriots with bashstars like blitzer Douglas Winston(Pro, Tackle, Jump Up, Mighty Blow, Piling On) and blitzer Khalil Mack (ST4, Frenzy, Tackle, Mighty Blow, Piling On). Those 2 can kill a whole tam if they get the chance. Winston is top 2 killer in the league with 29 cas in 16 games. Patriots is also part best offence AND part best defence. My verdict here is clear.
Now. lets move on to SHC.
Monte Castello Wreckers (2nd seed - 11/3/2) vs Grenzburg Greenskins (3rd seed - 8/6/2)
Wreckers got wrecked in their week 16 game. Their playoff run looked so very interesting, but a brutal faith made them miss 3 players for this game. Among them 2 linemen with guard and one of those with ST4. Greenskins on the other hand comes from a wildcardgame, where they totally demolished the knights with 6 cas by turn 6, and got an easy 2-0 win. Wreckers are not to be found among the best defences from regular season, but that is due to a 4-0 loss in week 16. Do not be fooled. Wreckers play a good defence, and they like a good bash. Greenskins also like a good bashgame. But will Wreckers intertain a new bash for the Greenskins, or did they have a scout at the wildcardgame? Greenskins were top blocking team in regular, but wreckers came in 6th in blocks made. Wreckers must rely on the service from players like the seasoned veteran blitzer Maurice Van Hoosengold (season 1, game 1 player, Mighty Blow, Guard, Tackle, Stand Firm) and Ag5 catcher Tim Brown (who they got cheap from Razorbacks - We still don't get that trade coach!). From Greenskins I see Blitzer LaVar Arrington have a huge impact again. He made 3 cas in the wildcardgame and is showing very good form at rigth time of the season. But I see Wreckers lose this one. As sad as it may sound. This was their time to shine, and maybe go all the way, but with loses in week 16, and Greenskns in god form. Wreckers will lose it. (sorry Oly, your season deserved better)
Wolfenburg Wolfskins (1st seed - 12/3/1) vs Irrana Avalanche (5th seed - 9/2/5)
Wolfskins steps into this round with a very good season behind them, but just as the wreckers, week 16 were not too good on them, so they miss Ogre Tony Mumbay (Rotenbach college player) and some blitzer. Avalanche comes from a good game in the wildcardweekend, and upset one of big favorites from SHC. They miss blitzer Najee Goode and he will be missed. The question here? Can Wolfskins dominate with all their +ST, when they have no ogre? Furthermore Wolfskins are shared best defence in regular season. Top players from Wolfskins are Blitzer Sean Taylor (ST4, Mighty Blow, Tackle, Guard, Frenzy) and I think we will see a new star catcher in play. Catcher A. J. Jenkins recently improved his agility to AG5, how will this impact the Wolfskins? Avalanche came from a good team performance and blitzer Jevon Kearse was among the best players with his 2 cas, and Catcher Dan Herron made both TD in the 2-1 win. Those 2 players must play their best to bring the Avalanches to the next round, even though Avalanche brings 15 players to the game. But I don't see Avalanches win this one even though they have my sympathy in their playoff run. Wolfskins are just too strong for them. I know I said the same in the wildcard week, and they proved me wrong. Maybe they will again?
This was all from Robbert Graaf this time. Let the Divisional week kickoff into a blast of great games!