Alice in Chains charity auction launches
All eyes are on Miami this week for Super Bowl XLIV, but there's one more reason to look back at this past season in fantasy football.
The charity auction for the Alice In Chains & Friends Fantasy Football League has kicked off and you can bid through Feb. 11 on some impressive items donated by each of the participants.
Former NFL lineman Matt Willig beat all the rockers and one Talented Mr. Roto to capture the league championship and win the honor of having his charity, St. Jude Children's Hospital, reap 100 percent of the money raised from the auction. St. Jude works to find cures for children with catastrophic illnesses through research and treatment.
Willig defeated blues guitarist, singer and songwriter Kenny Wayne Shepherd 195-141 in a two-week championship matchup. Shepherd has the consolation of his two favorite teams meeting in the Super Bowl this weekend, however.
Click on each link below to go to the auction pages for the following items donated by each member of the Alice In Chains & Friends Fantasy Football League:
- G&L Rampage Jerry Cantrell signature model guitar signed by the members of Alice in Chains -- donated by Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell.
- Warwick RockBass Streamer LX signed by the members of Alice in Chains -- donated by Alice in Chains bassist Mike Inez.
- Kenny Wayne Shepherd signature series Fender Stratocaster -- donated by blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
- Brett Favre-autographed Minnesota Vikings football jersey -- donated by Matt Willig.
- Duff McKagan Pack, including signed Guns 'N' Roses bass book, computer bag, and "Loaded" vinyl record -- donated by Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan.
- Autographed Vinnie Paul custom snare drum and Dean ML-X guitar -- donated by Hellyeah drummer and Pantera co-founder Vinnie Paul.
- Kenny Aronoff-autographed Zildjian cymbal, Remo drum head, and Vic Firth drumsticks -- donated by drummer Kenny Aronoff.
- Autographed Zakk Wylde Buzzsaw Les Paul custom guitar by Epiphone -- donated by former Ozzie Osbourne guitarist and Black Label Society founder Zakk Wylde.
- Scott Ian Autographed Jackson King V guitar -- donated by Anthrax guitarist and Storm Troopers of Death founder Scott Ian.
- Matthew Berry-signed football -- donated by ESPN fantasy football expert Matthew Berry.
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