Top seeds in top form

Originally Published: December 18, 2009
By Jim Wilkie |

Top-ranked Kenny Wayne Shepherd's KWS Domination and No. 2-ranked Matt Willig's Calabasas Clueless are halfway to meeting in the final of the Alice in Chains & Friends Fantasy Football Charity League.

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G&L Musical InstrumentsA G&L guitar autographed by Alice In Chains will be one of the items auctioned off to raise money for charity.

At halftime of the semifinals, The KWS Domination leads Vinnie Paul's Team The Brickwall 114-85 and Calabasas Clueless leads Zakk Wylde Doom Crew Inc. 125-101, so Paul and Wylde are by no means out of it.

As we get closer to determining who will be battling in the championship, here's a rundown of the charities each participant was playing for and a list of the valuable items that will soon be put up for an online auction (the champion's charity will receive all the proceeds from the auction):

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Vinnie Paul

  • Charity: Little Kids Rock
  • Auction: Autographed Vinnie Paul custom snare drum and a Dimebag Darrell Dean guitar

Matt Willig

Zakk Wylde

Scott Ian

Jerry Cantrell

  • Charity: Autism Speaks
  • Auction: A Rampage Tribute Jerry Cantrell guitar signed by Alice In Chains

Duff McKagan

  • Charity: The Heroes Project
  • Auction: Duff McKagan fan pack, featuring "Guns 'N' Roses Appetite for Destruction" bass guitar book signed by McKagan; signed Velvet Revolver leather computer bag (one of a kind because this piece was only a prototype); Duff McKagan Velvet Revolver wristband; three Duff McKagan guitar picks; "Loaded" CD signed by McKagan.

Matthew Berry

Mike Inez

  • Charity: City of Hope
  • Auction: Signed Alice In Chains Warwick Bass (Warwick Rockbass Streamer LX)

Kenny Aronoff

  • Charity: City of Hope
  • Auction: Kenny Aronoff fan pack, featuring a signed cymbal, drumhead and drumsticks

Here are the final regular-season standings, with a look ahead to this weekend's matchups (mouse over the photos for bios of the participants):