Winter 2014: Franchise Draft League Champs: Jerk Store

    Rebels Literally Draw First Blood. Jerk Store Figuratively Does So
    Jerk Store 69 Runnin' Rebels 57

    I wrote the headline and then as I was reading my notes, I saw that I had written Joe assists to Hexx to draw first blood.  So, I suppose both teams figuratively drew first blood.  But, drawing first blood in the series is more important than doing so in the game.  There were some interesting matchups to start the game.  John started on Hexx.  Marc started on Joe.  Doug started over Billy and covered John which was the most interesting matchup.  Dealing with John was priority #1 for the Rebels, especially considering that Noah and his five fouls were on an airplane for Game 1.  I suppose the thought was that John was going to have an advantage regardless of who covered him, so the Rebels defense focus shifted to shutting down the rest of the team, and being able to help and recover on JMul.  Well, in the early going, the helping was not doing much as John was a monster in the first half.  He put up a 17-5-6 line before intermission, but the rest of Jerk Store managed only 22 on their way to a 39-36 halftime lead, so maybe the recovering part was working.  John’s effectiveness would decrease in the second half, which begs the question, why didn’t Hexx plan a gruesome midair collision with John earlier in the game?  Two minutes into the second period, Kap lobbed a ball for John which Hexx went after, and I swear a cartoon cloud rose up blocking me from seeing the gruesomeness, because when the game stopped because of blood, I really had no idea whose it was.  I could have believed Hexx cracked the back of his head open.  John’s elbow had received the brunt of the blow with the wall apparently, and he was able to continue playing, so I think (and hope) the effects of the injury will not linger.  But, the game needed to continue, and Jerk Store had a slim 42-40 lead and was looking at potentially having to pull out the win without their most important player.  It turned out that they only needed to survive 2.5 minutes without him, but it should be noted that they failed to score during that time.  So, if there were any doubt, which I doubt there was, John remains the key to this series.  His return helped Jerk Store turn up the defensive intensity that was not quite present in the first half and the Rebels would manage only an additional 14 points in the 15.5 minutes after John’s return.  The most interesting thing that happened to close out the game was the fact that every Rebel except Doug ended the game with 5 fouls.  Doug managed to go the entire game without being whistled for 1 foul.  Especially impressive considering that he was banging on the interior for much of the game.

     

    Jerk Store

    Player

    Minutes

    Plus/Minus

    John Mulholland

    37.5

    +15

    Marc LeBlanc

    36

    +14

    Vladi Nechev

    35.5

    +8

    Matt Kaplan

    32.5

    +15

    Mike Kuzdeba

    9.5

    0

    Mike Fraher

    9

    -4

     

    Runnin’ Rebels

    Player

    Minutes

    Plus/Minus

    Elijah Heckstall

    40

    -12

    Joe Hoerner

    37.5

    -14

    Bill Jackson

    27

    -14

    Jeff Rubin

    30.5

    -4

    Doug McNicol

    25

    -4

    Scores, Box Scores & Write-Ups

Standings Franchise Draft W14 Thru Week
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
Jerk Store9-01.000W9077.0064.56
Bells & Whistles6-30.667W1371.1163.89
Runnin' Rebels5-40.556L1469.3368.00
Just Bidness4-50.444L1574.5670.56
Extraordinary Gentlemen4-50.444W1572.5675.22
Please Will Ouellette Me Touch It4-50.444L1574.8976.00
The Blueprint3-60.333L4670.6776.56
Bankable1-80.111W1863.2278.56
Points Per Game
1Ryan Fischer
Bells & Whistles
30.45
2Jeff Yeakley
Please Will Ouellette Me Touch It
27.14
3Wolfman
The Blueprint
27.00
4Brett Armstrong
Just Bidness
24.90
5Ryan Ouellette
Please Will Ouellette Me Touch It
22.60
6Keith Baranowski
Just Bidness
22.30
7Elijah Heckstall
Runnin' Rebels
21.09

Player Rater
1Ryan Fischer
Bells & Whistles
62.6411
2Wolfman
The Blueprint
62.5010
3Elijah Heckstall
Runnin' Rebels
54.7311
4Brett Armstrong
Just Bidness
53.5010
5John Mulholland
Jerk Store
53.2912
6Ryan Ouellette
Please Will Ouellette Me Touch It
53.2010
7Jeff Yeakley
Please Will Ouellette Me Touch It
53.007
8Keith Baranowski
Just Bidness
51.8010
9Tim Lens
Extraordinary Gentlemen
49.5511
10Kofi Williams
Extraordinary Gentlemen
47.9111

Rebounds Per Game
1Keith Baranowski
Just Bidness
12.60
2Eric Nordstrom
Please Will Ouellette Me Touch It
12.00
3John Mulholland
Jerk Store
11.92
4Wolfman
The Blueprint
11.00
5Kofi Williams
Extraordinary Gentlemen
10.91
6Marcel Quetant
Bells & Whistles
10.27
7Joe Hoerner
Runnin' Rebels
9.67

3s Per Game
1Ryan Fischer
Bells & Whistles
4.1842%
2Chris Maciejczak
The Blueprint
3.8935%
3Ryan Ouellette
Please Will Ouellette Me Touch It
3.5039%
4Jeff Yeakley
Please Will Ouellette Me Touch It
3.1434%
5Tom Kahana
Bankable
3.0044%
6Marc LeBlanc
Jerk Store
2.8251%
7Xavier Holland
The Blueprint
2.8031%

Assists Per Game
1Tim Lens
Extraordinary Gentlemen
5.73
2Ryan Fischer
Bells & Whistles
5.64
3Ryan Ouellette
Please Will Ouellette Me Touch It
5.10
4Brian Robinson
Please Will Ouellette Me Touch It
4.70
5Mike Kuzdeba
Jerk Store
4.64
6Elijah Heckstall
Runnin' Rebels
4.36
7Tom Kahana
Bankable
4.14