Commentary

Standings tighten up in AIC League

Updated: November 12, 2011, 4:21 PM ET
By Jim Wilkie | ESPN.com

Jerry Cantrell's luck, with help from using a Dean Martin fragrance ad as his logo, ran out as he lost to ninth-place Duff McKagan in the Alice in Chains & Friends Fantasy Football Charity League.

Team McKagan (3-6) upset Cantrell's Aroma Of Tacoma 89-85, ended their five-game winning streak and took over as the league's hottest team by winning their third game in a row. Eagles quarterback Michael Vick's meager nine points in the Monday night game against Chicago prevented Cantrell from stretching his lead in the standings and caused another Deano-inspired change in his logo, as he mentioned on the league message board (click the link to see the photo):

THANKS A LOT DEAN
Posted: Nov 8, 1:47 a.m.
Jerry Cantrell
Aroma Of Tacoma

I was a 30-point favorite and Dean decides to go on a bender and leave me. Thanks, buddy. Duff's been hot since our trade: Three wins in a row. Nice work, dude.

The Aroma Of Tacoma fall back into a first-place tie with Alice in Chains drummer Sean Kinney's Team Nosering at 6-3. From there it's a logjam with three teams at 5-4, three at 4-5 and Team McKagan and Heart singer Ann Wilson's Annie's Dogs at 3-6 and climbing.

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 10's matchups and last week's results: