First, let me calm any fears- Our ride was 25 minutes longer tonight than usual for the snow, but we survived. The person in the Honda that couldn't top 20 without her ass end sliding down 1000 east probably added 5-8 minutes all on her own, but it's not like we ever topped 40. By the time we hit good enough roads, we hit traffic. Tomorrow should prove interesting- not just for the weather. Our first retail shipment was supposed to get loaded this afternoon at 1, but as per usual for us and trucking companies, he failed to show until 15 minutes before happy go home time, and thus he will join the 6 trucks we have for tomorrow- if, of course, they show.
Second, I just got the word that Ndamekhum Suh got a two game suspension for being an idiot Thursday, just as yours truly predicted. "He will likely miss the next two games, severely hurting the Lions' chances for the playoffs." AWWWW. Maybe if Jim Schwartz could discipline himself, let alone his players, they wouldn't be facing this.
Third, before he slips into media oblivion, let me say one thing about Herman Cain and all the women that the dems and Politico seem to be manufacturing at will. Wasn't Martin Luther King shacked up with a married woman in that hotel when James Earl Ray shot him? Just sayin'.
Now, onto the purpose of this post- the end of the regular season in the NHFFL has arrived. The Rangers finished off their third ten-win season with a 35-27 win against the Angels. The Aguas return to the league with an 8-4 campaign and second place despite dropping the finale 26-19 to the Beagles. The Beagles managed to win just 3 games despite scoring 5 more points than they gave up. Which is ironic since they won a division title last year with an 8-4 record and 22 fewer points scored than given up. The Greenwoods big return also netted them an 8-4 record and a playoff spot, though the Aguas take second on the tie breaker. They closed with a 39-25 victory over the KCAs, who go from 7-5 and a Super Bowl championship to 4-8 and time to work on the ol' golf game.
A tremendous back and forth battle was waged between the Elks and the B2s for the Gold Division title. And in the end, if the Elks could have just counted only Monday night, they'd have had a 33-9 win... but those nine that the Tubers got gave them a 49-42 win and a division title for the first time since they won the first two Dupont Divison titles waaay back in 1997-8. In fact, they were 16-32 since their last non-losing season (2006, 6-6) until this year. In another twist, the B2s scored one less point than they gave up, making them the second champ in 2 years to manage that. The Elks finish in second place free and clear, though, because the Porkchops first season ended with a 44-32 loss to Buzz. The Chops end at .500, good enough for the last playoff spot. Buzz claimed 4th, by the tie breaker against the Ducks, who closed with a 42-20 pasting of the Clock BBQs, who lost their last 4 by a combined 90-157. When the Bills went cold, so did the CBBQs (who had Ryan Fitzpatrick and Fred Jackson).
So the Rangers, who are 0-8 in the playoffs, get the week off to enjoy their third division title and first since 2004. They'll await the winner of the Aguas/ Greenwoods game, both of whom have been out of the league since 2001, and the G'woods have been out of the playoffs since 2000. The B2s, who haven't seen the playoffs since a 32-21 loss to the Ducks in 2006, also get a rest while they await the winner of the Elks/Porkchops game. The Chops, of course, are brand new; the Elks return to the playoffs for the first time since winning Super Bowl XI in 2007.
One last thing- here are the rosters for the all-pro game the week after the Super Bowl. The Purple will have Angels Aaron Rodgers and LeShon McCoy; the Beagles' Beanie Wells and Vincent Jackson; the Greenwoods Ray Rice, Greg Jennings, and reserve Matthew Stafford; the Aguas have starter Calvin Johnson and reserve Neil Rackers; the Rangers send Mason Crosby and the DET D; the KCAs send the reserve D of CIN. The Gold division is lead by Buzzies Cam Newton, Adrian Peterson, and Sebastian Janikowski; the B2s' Arian Foster, Wes Welker, and reserve CHI D; the Ducks Michael Turner and Larry Fitzgerald; the CBBQs' Dez Bryant; the Elks GB D and (amazingly) reserve qb Drew Brees; and the Chops contribute reservist Nick Folk.