After two weeks in the Alice in Chains & Friends Fantasy Football Charity League, just three teams remain undefeated.
Chris DeGarmo's Mach Six's, Mike Inez's Your Real Dad Al Davis and Vinnie Paul's The Brickwall Paul put their 2-0 records on the line in Week 3 of the charity league. Paul's ascension prompted this comment on the message board from his next opponent, league founder Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains:
Hole In The Wall Gang
Sept. 23, 2:20 a.m.
Aroma Of Tacoma
I think I may have spotted a way through the Brickwall … just sayin'
Fantasy scores can be unpredictable and change when you don't expect them. Like anyone gambling on a USC-Utah college football game, sometimes you have to wait a day until the results are official. Cantrell's Aroma Of Tacoma was on the positive side of this while actor Jay Ferguson's Dallas' Best wasn't so lucky.
Feeling like a W
Sept. 19, 8:39 p.m.
Aroma Of Tacoma
I feel like George Bush stealing an election. Last night the scoreboard read 103-102 with the Aroma losing to Jay Ferguson's squad. But when I wok up today to check the results, things looked a little different … the Point Fairy giveth and the Point Fairy taketh away. Jay must be crying like a baby. I'll take a win any way I can get it … just like Old W.
Re: Feeling like a W
Posted: Sept. 21, 2:30 p.m.
Funny, I had a similar experience … (expletive) Chris Johnson, (expletive) Deion Point Fairy, (expletive) George Bush … unbelievable.
Cheer up, Ferguson. At least you're not in last place overall.
Sept. 20, 3:03 p.m.
Not only have I not won a game yet, but my "team" has gotten spanked fairly handily. It seems that I shall have to put my overall and general good attitude toward life into overdrive.
My fantasy team sucks. Seahawks? Haven't won a game either. Mariners? Aw, c'mon! Huskies? Teetering. Sonics? Oh yeah, they are in Oklahoma … Let's go, Storm?
Sept. 20, 11:54 p.m.
Aroma Of Tacoma
I was almost with ya, buddy. Jeb Bush bailed me out and changed the score … a day later.
Sept. 21, 11:14 p.m.
I saw that. By the hair of your chinny-chin-chin! But hey, pal … a win is a win.
Sept. 22, 12:16 p.m.
Your streak may be coming to an end, as I see that the nerds who study this stuff are giving you more red check marks than me.
I may not know what I'm doing in this fantasy world, and I may still be dusting myself off from the Brickwall that fell on me last weekend, but I'm putting all of my faith in newly acquired Dexter McCluster, who may just fool everyone and carry me to victory.
Either that or I'll lose and go back to playing video games …
Each participant will put one valuable item up for auction by the end of the season. The league champion will get to designate which charity receives the net 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 in 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 look at Week 3's matchups and last week's results:
Alice in Chains & Friends Fantasy Football Charity League overall standings
Place of birth: Washington, D.C. Age: 44 Fantasy football experience: Rookie Favorite team: 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers
Personal: Joined Alice in Chains as its full-time lead singer in 2007, contributing to its 2009 comeback album, "Black Gives Way To Blue." DuVall previously had been in Comes With The Fall and recently produced MonstrO's debut album.
Place of birth: Tacoma, Wash. Age: 45 Fantasy football experience: 7 years Favorite team: Seattle Seahawks/Pittsburgh Steelers
Personal: Lead guitarist Cantrell's legacy with Alice in Chains includes 35 million albums sold worldwide, 21 Top 40 singles and eight Grammy nominations.
Place of birth: Age: 35
Personal: Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher who has also played for the Phillies, Dodgers, Padres and Astros.
Place of birth: Abilene, Texas Age: 47 Fantasy football experience: 12 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: Wenatchee, Wash. Age: 48
Personal: DeGarmo is a co-founder of heavy metal band Queensryche, for whom he was lead guitarist. He is now a professional pilot.
Place of birth: San DiegoAge: 61 Fantasy football experience:: Rookie Favorite team: New Orleans Saints
Personal: Lead singer of Heart, the pioneering female hard rock band that has sold more than 30 million records.
Place of birth: Renton, Wash. Age: 45 Fantasy football experience: Rookie Favorite team: Seattle Seahawks
Personal: Kinney, who has been playing drums since he was 5, has been the only drummer for Alice in Chains and he has also played with the likes of Johnny Cash, Krist Novoselic and Kim Kim Thayil.
Place of birth: Seattle Age: 47 Fantasy football experience: 2 years Favorite team: Seattle Seahawks
Personal: Before playing bass for Velvet Revolver, McKagan spent 13 years with Guns N' Roses. Lead singer and rhythm guitarist for Loaded. McKagan began writing a sports column for ESPN Music in 2011.
Place of birth: San Fernando, Calif. Age: 45 Fantasy football experience: 8 years Favorite team: Oakland Raiders
Personal: Before playing bass guitar for Alice in Chains, Inez was rocking arenas with Ozzy Osbourne.
Place of birth: Dallas Age: 37 Fantasy football experience: 6 years Favorite team: Dallas Cowboys
Personal: Ferguson portrays Stan Rizzo on AMC's "Mad Men," and his other TV credits include "Burn Notice," "Judging Amy" and "Evening Shade."