Thorobreds Win Fantasy Bowl XIV

The Cinderella Season is complete for the New Chester Thorobreds, and their glass slipper is the trophy for Fantasy Bowl XIV, winning the league’s championship game with a decisive 93-73 win over the Big Oregon Bang.

The Thorobreds (then the New Denver 2x4s) finished the 2004 regular season with an 0-14 record, and lost two more games on the way to an 0-16 overall record, and were the Ultimate Cellar Dwellars of 2004. But just a year later, the newly-renamed Thorobreds are champs.

And the 20-point win over the Big Bang has nearly deadlocked the league’s points race. Going into the final week, the BOB Big Bang’s lead in the overall point race has slipped to a mere 7 points. BOB will enter week 17 with 990 points. NCT will enter week 17 with 983 points.

The Boston Wildcats are a distant 3rd place in overall points with 852. BOS also grabbed 3rd place overall in the playoffs, with a 59-21 win over the Philadelphia Griffins.

In the consolation bracket, Happy Valley rallied with 24 points Monday night from Corey Dillon and Adam Vinatieri to edge the Keystone Longfellows 51-46 in the consolation bracket finals.

And in the year that saw least year’s Cellar Dwellar bounce back to win the championship, last year’s champs were tossed to the bottom of the heap. The Syracuse Blizzard fell 72-59 to Miami, and SYR reigns as 2005’s Ultimate Cellar Dwellar.

Fantasy Bowl XIV

NCT Thorobreds 93
BOB Big Bang 73

Fantasy Bowl Playoffs – 3rd Place Game

BOS Wildcats 59
PHI Griffins 21

Consolation Bracket Finals

HVV Violence 51
KEY Longfellows 46

Cellar Dwellar Finals

MIA Muffdivers 72
SYR Blizzard 59

Other Scores

FFL Froglickers 43
RIB Raptors 42
MER Mustangs 39
MIM Mud 37
OCD Beach Dudes 36
DAL Armadillos 28