Blizzard wins Fantasy Bowl XIII 59-27 over Mud

Griffins-Wildcats finish 1-2 in points for 2nd consecutive year; Violence wins consolation points award; MER & NDV tie for lowest points

None of the top 5 teams (pts.) made the playoffs this year

The Syracuse Blizzard captured the franchise’s second league championship with a 59-27 win over the Graynbald Mud in Fantasy Bowl XIII. The Richmond Raptors won 3rd place with a tight 63-60 win over the Dallas Armadillos. In the consolation bracket, the Philadelphia Griffins stopped the Boston Wildcats’ streak of 100+ point games with one of their own, easily ousting the Wildcats 109-61.

Philadelphia took the points championship with 1,144 points overall, second highest in league history (Griffins scored 1,209 in 1998). Boston was runner-up in overall points with 1,037. It’s the 3rd time in league history with two teams breaking 1000 points in a season.

This is also the second consecutive year the Griffins-Wildcats finished 1-2 in points, and the third time overall (also 1995). Additionally, in both 1997 and 2000, it was Wildcats #1 and Griffins #2 in total points. In fact, since 1994, either the Griffins or Wildcats have made an appearance in the top 2 in overall points every single year.

The consolation points award goes to the newest owners in the league — the Happy Valley Violence, who finished 3rd overall in points. HVV edged the Keystone Longfellows by ONE SINGLE POINT: 953-952 to grab the season’s final award. The Orange County Beach Dudes finished a close 5th in overall points at 947. Dan’s last-minute benching of Tom Brady (9 pts.) in favor of Josh McCown (-1 pts.) cost the Dudes the consolation points award.

Note the oddity in this fact: the 5 top scoring teams on the season failed to make the top-tier playoffs.

After 16 consecutive losses, the New Denver 2x4s capture the Official Cellar Dwellar title, losing 34-25 to the Miami Muffdivers. The 2x4s also slipped into a last-place tie with the Mercer Mustangs in overall points. Both teams finished with 526.

Points trivia:
  • Philadelphia’s total at QB this year (291) is highest in league history. Previous high at QB position was Wisconsin’s 1998 total of 287 points (primarily Steve Young).
  • Philadelphia Griffins finished 2nd behind Graynbald for total points at RB this year: 449 to 448.
  • The high points at WR this year — Miami, with 487 points — is only the second time in league history the top team WRs have outscored the top team RBs. In 1995, Griffins’ WRs (primarily Isaac Bruce, Herman Moore and Carl Pickins) outscored the Wildcat’s RBs (Barry Sanders, Marshall Faulk, Rodney Hampton, and 5 weeks of Curtis Martin in his rookie season) 556 to 458.