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Fantasy Football 2019 – Week 5

The pass from Wilson to Lockett will be one of those that you see for years to come. If you haven’t seen it, go watch it and then argue at the water cooler about whether or not Wilson was throwing the ball away. That wasn’t the last amazingly lucky thing that happened during the game though. There was the unbelievable fingertip interception by Thompson and the highly improbable Zuerlein miss to hand the game to the Seahawks. They probably didn’t deserve the win, or some of their other wins so far, but they’re 4-1!

In our league, Tim smashed his own season record for the most points in a week… only to get the bad end of the “biggest blowout” for the week! Luke smashed Tim’s all-time record with 202.63 points! If you want to be really amazed, check out the points on Luke’s bench. His optimal lineup was 251! Keep in mind that Luke has only made one roster move this season. That’s quite the autodraft team! Elsewhere, Andy and Tyler both put up big scores only to see Andy win by 0.56. This all means that Luke is alone in first place and he is two games ahead of Tim, Tyler, Andy and Logan who are all 3-2.

It goes without saying that Luke is at the top of our power rankings, but here’s how the rest of the top 4 shake out:

1. Luke (Helmetheads)
2. Tim (Beer-me) +2
3. Andy (RAAAWWWRRRRR!!!) +2
4. Logan (Goat Roapers) -1

On to the weekly awards…

This Week This Season All Time
Highest Team Score Luke had 202.63 Was: Tim had 150.29 (Week 1) Was: Tim 200.51 (2015)
Lowest Team Score Nick had 96.67 Nick had 83.87 (Week 4) Andy had 41.29 (2015)
Biggest Blowout Luke beat Tim by 33.52 Luke beat Andy by 61.07 (Week 1) Luke beat Andy by 113.02 (2010)
Closest Win Andy beat Tyler by 0.56 Was: Tim beat Logan by 1.35 (Week 4) Tyler beat Nick by 0.01 (2018)
Longest Active Winning Streak Luke has a 5 game winning streak Was: Luke has a 4 game winning streak (Week 4) Micah (2011) and Ben (2015) had 8 game winning streaks
Longest Active Losing Streak Nick has a 5 game losing streak Was: Nick has a 4 game losing streak (Week 4) Kyle had a 14 game losing streak (2011)
Highest Scoring Player Deshaun Watson had 51.74 for Tyler. Was: Russell Wilson had 45.35 for Andy. (Week 3) Drew Brees had 60.54 on Tim’s bench (2015)

Bailey’s Pumpkin Patch

It’s pumpkin patch season and pumpkin patches are big business. The grandaddy of them all is Remlinger Farms where you’ll pay $25/person for the privilege of walking in. We’ve been going to Bob’s Corn for quite a while but it has gotten busier and busier until this year they jumped on the admission train and it’s $18/person. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to see them doing well and yay capitalism, but we decided it was time to move on to a place that wasn’t overwhelmed with mustachioed hipsters from Seattle.

So this year we headed a bit farther north to the Bailey Family Farm. They have a really nice (but small and not too crowded) set up with everything we were looking for. We met up with some other friends there and had a nice morning. I think we’ll be heading back again, and since it’s pretty close to the route that Tyla and Elijah drive every day for school, we might end up using their veggie stand in the future.

Fantasy Football 2019 – Week 4

The Seahawks got back on track this week against the hapless Cardinals. Pete Carroll’s nose was all patched up and Carson was holding onto the ball and staying on his feet. 3 and 1 is a great start to the season but they’ll have a tough test next week with the Rams at home.

In our league, Luke continued his undefeated streak and handed me a loss even though I had the second most points in the league. Yes, I’m bitter. Logan lost to Tim on Monday night even though he only needed 4.4 points from Juju to beat Tim. I assume Logan is bitter too. Tim gets the next crack at taking down his brother’s streak next week while I try to keep Nick from getting his first win.

With four weeks under our belts already, my pointless, inaccurate, custom power ranking algorithm is ready to go!

1. Luke (Helmetheads)
2. Ben (Kool Aid Kid)
3. Logan (Goat Roapers)
4. Tim (Beer-me)

On to the weekly awards…

This Week This Season All Time
Highest Team Score Luke had 145.94 Tim had 150.29 (Week 1) Tim 200.51 (2015)
Lowest Team Score Nick had 83.87 Was: Andy had 81.19 (Week 1) Andy had 41.29 (2015)
Biggest Blowout Luke beat Ben by 17.09 Luke beat Andy by 61.07 (Week 1) Luke beat Andy by 113.02 (2010)
Closest Win Tim beat Logan by 1.35 Was: Logan beat Ben by 2.87 (Week 3) Tyler beat Nick by 0.01 (2018)
Longest Active Winning Streak Luke has a 4 game winning streak Was: Luke has a 3 game winning streak (Week 3) Micah (2011) and Ben (2015) had 8 game winning streaks
Longest Active Losing Streak Nick has a 4 game losing streak Was: Nick has a 3 game losing streak. (Week 3) Kyle had a 14 game losing streak (2011)
Highest Scoring Player Nick Chubb had 37.80 for Ben. Russell Wilson had 45.35 for Andy. (Week 3) Drew Brees had 60.54 on Tim’s bench (2015)

Wooden Spaceship

Back in June, Tyla and Elijah got me a copy of the Wooden Toy Spacecraft book. It was one I had my eye on for a while, but it took some time to finally dig into a project. A couple weekends back, I had some time with Elijah in the garage so we started building a spaceship. It turned into one of the best afternoons I’ve had with Elijah in the shop! He was engrossed with taking all my offcuts, telling me where to make additional cuts, and sanding until it fit the vision in his head. After a couple hours, his six year old nature got the best of him and he lost interest so his spaceship still isn’t quite finished, but mine is!

I built this completely out of wood in my scrap bin – walnut, padauk, sapele and pine dowels. If I was doing it from scratch, I think some woods with higher contrast might have looked better, but I still love the way this turned out. The only problem now is figuring out where to display it!

Name Toy

Last fall, one of the last projects I did before my CNC arrived was a name toy for Emelia. I really liked how that project came out so when it came time to make a gift for another child, I decided to do the same thing again but this time I used the CNC. That dramatically simplified the project and reduced a lot of errors but I did struggle with cleaning up the milling marks left by my slightly out of square CNC machine. I used the same paint colors because I still had a lot left in the can and I liked how the enamel paint created a nice coating on the letters. I used a piece of walnut for the backing and finished that with spray lacquer.