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Ian, Wylde vie for AIC FFL supremacy

9/25/2010 - NFL

Vinnie Paul's The Brickwall Brickwall scored just 55 points but still took down mighty Meat Loaf's Hell In A Handbasket with the biggest upset in Week 2 of the Alice in Chains & Friends Fantasy Football Charity League.

Brickwall is still the lowest-scoring team in the league, but they had enough to top Hell In A Handbasket, which had scored a whopping 144 points the week before. Turns out Meat Loaf's team was less jugger and more naught when it looked like it would steamroll through the season.

But now just two teams are 2-0 and Scott Ian's Fear and Loathing and Zakk Wylde's Doom Crew Inc. happen to be facing each other in a battle of the unbeatens.

And in a bit of happenstance, enjoy how Duff McKagan's logo reacts to M.I. Evil?'s in their preview page. You can't faze J.P. Patches.

Participants in the Alice in Chains & Friends Fantasy Football Charity League will each be putting up one valuable item for auction by the end of the season. The league champion will get to designate which charity receives the proceeds of the auction. More details on the auction will be announced in the coming weeks.

Weekly updates on the Alice in Chains & Friends Fantasy Football Charity League, trash talk and interviews with the owners will be published on ESPN.com's The Life and Music sections throughout the season. Members of the league also will drop by for occasional chats on SportsNation.

Here is a recap of Week 2 and a look ahead to Week 3's matchups:

Alice in Chains & Friends Fantasy Football Charity League overall standings

  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd
    Place of birth: Shreveport, La. Age: 33 Fantasy football experience: 1 year Favorite team: Indianapolis Colts

    Personal: Shepherd cut his musical teeth opening for The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Bob Dylan, The Eagles and Van Halen.



  • Jerry Cantrell

    Place of birth: Tacoma, Wash. Age: 44 Fantasy football experience: 6 years Favorite team: Seattle Seahawks/Pittsburgh Steelers

    Personal: Lead guitarist Cantrell's legacy with Alice In Chains includes 16 million albums sold, 21 Top 40 singles and seven Grammy nominations.



  • Scott Ian

    Place of birth: New York Age: 46 Fantasy football experience: 1 year Favorite team: New York Giants

    Personal: When Ian isn't playing guitar for Anthrax, he's schooling amateurs at the poker table.


  • Vinnie Paul

    Place of birth: Abilene, Texas Age: 46 Fantasy football experience: 11 years Favorite team: Dallas Cowboys

    Personal: Paul, who formed Pantera with his late brother Dimebag Darrell, plays drums for Hellyeah the way Ray Lewis hits people. In other words, hard.


  • Zakk Wylde
    Place of birth: Bayonne, N.J. Age: 43 Fantasy football experience: 1 year Favorite team: New York Giants

    Personal: Wylde landed the job of lead guitarist and co-songwriter for Ozzy Osbourne at the age of 19 and later founded Black Label Society.


  • Meat Loaf

    Place of birth: Dallas Age: 62

    Personal: Legendary singer, a.k.a. Michael Aday, has been just as successful on your TV and film screens as your radio.


  • Matt Willig
    Place of birth: Whittier, Calif. Age: 41 Fantasy football experience: 1 year, and the AIC&FFFCL reigning champ Favorite team: No favorite, but "I do like to watch the Carolina Panthers every Sunday, especially to watch my boy, Jordan Gross [left tackle], play."

    Personal: One of two non-musicians in the league, Willig spent 12 years in the NFL with six different teams.


  • Duff McKagan
    Place of birth: Seattle Age: 46 Fantasy football experience: 1 year Favorite team: Seattle Seahawks

    Personal: Before playing bass for Velvet Revolver, McKagen spent 13 years with Guns 'N' Roses, so he's ready for anything.


  • Mike Inez
    Place of birth: San Fernando, Calif. Age: 44 Fantasy football experience: 7 years Favorite team: Oakland Raiders

    Personal: Before playing bass guitar for Alice In Chains, Inez was rocking arenas with Ozzy Osbourne.


  • Jay Harris
    Place of birth: Norfolk, Va. Age: 45

    Personal: Harris is the weekday co-host of the 6 p.m. ET "SportsCenter" and has been with ESPN since 2003.