Ian, Wylde vie for AIC FFL supremacy
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.
Rank The Alice In Chains Teams
So, who do you think will win the second edition of the Alice in Chains & Friends Fantasy Football Charity League?
Can anybody knock off reigning champ and former NFL player Matt Willig? Will elder statesman Meat Loaf come in like a "Bat Out Of Hell" and roll over his opponents?
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
|1.||Scott Ian||Fear And Loathing||2||0||0||192||134||--|
Last week: Defeated Halfway Clueless 125-85 Next up: Team Doom Crew Inc. (2-0)
|2.||Zakk Wylde||Team Doom Crew Inc.||2||0||0||175||148||--|
|3.||Kenny Wayne Shepherd||Team Re-Domination||1||1||0||219||177||1|
|4.||Meat Loaf||Hell In A Handbasket||1||1||0||187||138||1|
Last week: Lost 55-45 to The Brickwall Brickwall Next up: Halfway Clueless (0-2)
|5.||Jerry Cantrell||JC Aroma of Tacoma||1||1||0||184||241||1|
|6.||Duff McKagan||Team Loaded||1||1||0||183||215||1|
Last week: Lost 139-85 to Team Re-Domination Next up: M.I. Evil? (1-1)
|7.||Mike Inez||M.I. Evil?||1||1||0||152||146||1|
Last week: Lost 83-68 to Team Doom Crew Inc. Next up: Team Loaded (1-1)
|8.||Vinnie Paul||The Brickwall Brickwall||1||1||0||104||110||1|
Last week: Defeated Hell In A Handbasket 55-43 Next up: JC Aroma Of Tacoma (1-1)
|9.||Jay Harris||Team Harris||0||2||0||173||199||2|
Last week: Lost 101-97 to JC Aroma Of Tacoma Next up: Team Re-Domination (1-1)
|10.||Matt Willig||Halfway Clueless||0||2||0||148||209||2|
Last week: Lost 125-85 to Fear And Loathing Next up: Hell In A Handbasket (1-1)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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