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Fantasy Football 2019 – Week 16

It was a rough week for Seahawks fans. Injuries to both Carson and Procise feel like they have ended the season. We’ll see what Lynch can do coming in to a very important game off of his couch. It’s a hail mary for the season. If it doesn’t work, then I’ll be happy we had a good season and that we made the playoffs.

In our league, congratulations are in order for Tim! After scoring he most points in our league but only barely making he playoffs, he secured first place with a dominating victory. He finished dead last last year and whipped us all this year.

The final standings are:

1. Tim
2. Tyler
3. Logan
4. Luke
5. Nick
6. Ben
7. Andy
8. Dad

On to the weekly awards…

This Week This Season All Time
Highest Team Score Tim had 173.53 Luke had 202.63 (Week 5) Luke had 202.63 (2019)
Lowest Team Score Ben had 90.40 Tyler had 61.23 (Week 13) Andy had 41.29 (2015)
Biggest Blowout Tim beat Tyler by 69.24 Ben beat Tyler by 87.13 (Week 13) Luke beat Andy by 113.02 (2010)
Closest Win Andy beat Dad by 1.81 Logan beat Tim by 0.41 (Week 11) Tyler beat Nick by 0.01 (2018)
Longest Active Winning Streak Nick has a 4 game winning streak Luke has a 5 game winning streak (Week 5) Micah (2011) and Ben (2015) had 8 game winning streaks
Longest Active Losing Streak Dad has a 4 game losing streak Nick has a 6 game losing streak (Week 6) Kyle had a 14 game losing streak (2011)
Highest Scoring Player Daniel Jones had 45.28 as a free agent Aaron Rodgers had 53.76 on Ben’s bench (Week 7) Drew Brees had 60.54 on Tim’s bench (2015)
Lowest winning score Nick won with 101.69 Tyler beat Nick with 92.63 (Week 4) Tim beat Jim with 79.34 (2015)
Highest losing score Dad lost with 123.91 Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (Week 5) Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (2019)

Merry Christmas

LUKE 2
 
THE BIRTH OF JESUS

1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register.

4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

2019 Christmas Ornament

I love that our Christmas tree tells a story about our family! Each year we pick up one ornament from some big event in the year (usually a vacation.) This year our big trip was to Maine and Indiana. We didn’t find ornaments that really seemed to fit so I made one on the laser cutter. I think it’s a little big so I might make a smaller one next year, but this is a good reminder of our fun summer.

You can see our past ornaments in these posts: 2018, 20172016201520142013201220112008-2010

Fantasy Football 2019 – Week 15

Seahawks! Their first three drives were fun to watch this week! Things settled down after that, but I liked seeing them airing the ball out some more. There were fantastic catches from Lockett, Metcalf and Brown along with great runs from Carson. Brown put a sour note on the game by being suspended indefinitely on Monday (for the fifth time.) I’d say his career is probably over, but it sounds like the Seahawks don’t really lose any money on the deal and many of his 7 catches this season were in big situations so it’s probably an overall win for the organization.

Normally I’d jump into our league at this point, but I have to mention the 49ers game. Both the 49ers and the Seahawks are in a position where they either win the division and get home field advantage or they have to fight their way up from the wild card. With the Seahawks losing last week, the 49ers had the upper hand but then they lost in epic fashion to the Falcons! Going into this week, their only two losses had come on the last play of the games. This one almost ended the same way except there was 2 seconds left. If you missed that game, be sure to watch the 6 minute recap to see the Falcons come back from 9 points down in the last 5 minutes. Last week the 49ers were ~60% favorites to win the division but this change bumps the Seahawks up to a 54% chance. Both teams are locked into the playoffs either way though.

There was plenty of drama in our league too. The underdogs won every matchup except the game between Dad and me. Time took down #1 seed Logan and Tyler beat Luke. So we get Tyler vs. Tim in the Super B.. championship. Tim has outscored Tyler by 15% this season and 25% in the last 6 weeks so hes’ the clear favorite, but anything can happen.

I think a lot of those championship bracket teams were thankful they weren’t playing in the consolation bracket this as there were some high scores among the battle for the scraps. The two highest league scores from this week (Nick and me) will face off next week for 5th.

The power rankings ignore the playoff bracket so it doesn’t make a lot of sense. If you’re curious, Tyler is #5. I only publish the top 4 to avoid shaming anyone.

1. Ben (Kool Aid Kid)
2. Tim (Beer-me) +1
3. Nick (Insert Creative Name) +-1
4. Andy (RAAAWWWRRRRR!!!) +2

On to the weekly awards…

This Week This Season All Time
Highest Team Score Tyler had 160.29 Luke had 202.63 (Week 5) Luke had 202.63 (2019)
Lowest Team Score Dad had 94.11 Tyler had 61.23 (Week 13) Andy had 41.29 (2015)
Biggest Blowout Ben beat Dad by 66.18 Ben beat Tyler by 87.13 (Week 13) Luke beat Andy by 113.02 (2010)
Closest Win Nick beat Andy by 8.18 Logan beat Tim by 0.41 (Week 11) Tyler beat Nick by 0.01 (2018)
Longest Active Winning Streak Ben has a 4 game winning streak Luke has a 5 game winning streak (Week 5) Micah (2011) and Ben (2015) had 8 game winning streaks
Longest Active Losing Streak Andy has a 5 game losing streak Nick has a 6 game losing streak (Week 6) Kyle had a 14 game losing streak (2011)
Highest Scoring Player Lamar Jackson had 47.08 for Tim Aaron Rodgers had 53.76 on Ben’s bench (Week 7) Drew Brees had 60.54 on Tim’s bench (2015)
Lowest winning score Tyler won with 119.41 Tyler beat Nick with 92.63 (Week 4) Tim beat Jim with 79.34 (2015)
Highest losing score Andy lost with 138.55 Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (Week 5) Tim lost to Luke with 169.11 (2019)

Spotify 2019

I make pretty heavy use of my Spotify subscription, especially at work. Around this time every year, they provide a bunch of stats about what you listen to. Here are some of the stats and top 5 lists that they gave me:

  • Top song:: The Arcadian Wild – Silence a Stranger
  • Top 5 artists:
    • Jason Mraz
    • The Arcadian Wild
    • The Senate
    • Jonathan Coulton
    • John Mayer
  • Top Genres:
    • Neo mellow
    • Stomp and holler
    • Indiecoustica
    • Progressive bluegrass
    • Indie pop

I’ve never heard of most of those genres but sure, why not. If you know my listening history, you might be surprised to not see any country on there. That’s still a favorite of mine, but I keep this work account totally focused on the type of music listed above. If I start to mix it with country, the recommendations get very confusing and useless. If I stick with one area, the “Discover Weekly” list is much more useful.