Doom Crew, Brickwall still undefeated
Zakk Wylde's Doom Crew Inc. and Vinnie Paul's The Brickwall are the only remaining undefeated teams after two weeks of the Alice In Chains & Friends Charity Fantasy Football League.
Parity struck in Week 2 as three teams, including Kenny Wayne Shepherd's first-place KWS Domination, suffered their first defeats.
Meanwhile, at the other end of the standings, the schedule wasn't kind to ESPN's Matthew Berry's Team Berry, which scored the third most points of the week but lost 142-120 to Matt Willig's Calabasas Clueless (1-1).
Although the Talented Mr. Roto's team has given up the most points (269), Mike Inez's M.I. Evil? Yes I Am is also 0-2 and holds down last place because of its league-low 142 points scored through two games.
Participants in the Alice In Chains & Friends Charity Fantasy Football 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 gets 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 Charity Fantasy Football League, trash talk and interviews with the owners will be published on ESPN.com's The Life section throughout the season. Members of the league also will drop by for occasional chats on SportsNation.
Here are the standings after Week 2, with a look ahead to this weekend's matchups (mouse over the photos for bios of the participants):
Alice in Chains & Friends Charity Fantasy Football League Standings
|1.||Zakk Wylde||Zakk Wylde Doom Crew Inc.||2||0||0||186||127||--|
Last week: Defeated Scott Ian Mean Machine 103-55. Next up: Team Berry (0-2)
|2.||Vinnie Paul||Team The Brickwall||2||0||0||178||141||--|
Last week: Defeated JC Aroma Of Tacoma 75-70. Next up: Team 9 (1-1)
|3.||Matt Willig||Calabasas Clueless||1||1||0||214||203||1|
Last week: Defeated Team Berry 142-120. Next up: M.I. Evil? Yes I Am (0-2)
|4.||Kenny Wayne Shepherd||The KWS Domination||1||1||0||211||190||1|
Last week: Lost 125-84 to Team McKagan D. Next up: Scott Ian Mean Machine (1-1)
|5.||Duff McKagan||Team McKagan D||1||1||0||196||187||1|
Last week: Defeated The KWS Domination 125-84. Next up: JC Aroma of Tacoma (1-1)
|6.||Kenny Aronoff||Team 9||1||1||0||184||178||1|
Last week: Defeated M.I. Evil? Yes I Am 92-73. Next up: Team The Brickwall (2-0)
|7.||Jerry Cantrell||JC Aroma of Tacoma||1||1||0||178||144||1|
Last week: Lost 75-70 to Team The Brickwall. Next up: Team McKagan D (1-1)
|8.||Scott Ian||Scott Ian Mean Machine||1||1||0||160||195||1|
Last week: Lost 103-55 to Zakk Wylde Doom Crew Inc. Next up: The KWS Domination (1-1)
|9.||Matthew Berry||Team Berry||0||2||0||185||269||2|
Last week: Lost 142-120 to Calabasas Clueless. Next up: Zakk Wylde Doom Crew Inc. (2-0)
|10.||Mike Inez||M.I. Evil? Yes I Am||0||2||0||142||200||2|
Last week: Lost 92-73 to Team 9. Next up: Calabasas Clueless (1-1)
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Place of birth: Shreveport, La. Age: 32 Fantasy football experience: Rookie 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: 43 Fantasy football experience: 5 years Favorite team: Seattle Seahawks/Pittsburgh Steelers
Personal: Lead guitarist Cantrell's legacy with Alice In Chains includes 14 million albums sold, 19 Top 40 singles and six Grammy nominations.
Place of birth: New York Age: 45 Fantasy football experience: Rookie 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: 45 Fantasy football experience: 10 years Favorite team: Dallas Cowboys
Personal: Paul, who formed Pantera with his late brother Dimebag Darrell, plays drums the way Ray Lewis hits people. In other words, hard.
Place of birth: Bayonne, N.J. Age: 42
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: Albany, N.Y. Age: 56 Fantasy football experience: 3 years Favorite team: Indianapolis Colts
Personal: Aronoff has played drums for a who's who of rock legends, including Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many more.
Place of birth: Whittier, Calif. Age: 40 Fantasy football experience: 0 years 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: 45 Fantasy football experience: Rookie 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: 43
Personal: Before playing bass guitar for Alice In Chains, Inez was rocking arenas with Ozzy Osbourne.
Place of birth: Denver Age: "Late 30s" Fantasy football experience: 17 years Favorite team: Washington Redskins
Personal: Berry, who wouldn't disclose any musical talents, is ESPN.com's Talented Mr. Roto and a five-time award winner from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
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