DUMPSTER DIVER OF THE WEEK - Pickle Ricks!!
PICK-UP(s) OF THE WEEK - C-Mac & Josh Gordon!!!!
Pickle Ricks's season is off to a SCORCHING HOT start. After three weeks they are 2-1 with a league-leading 2 DDOTW awards!! Plus, they just pulled off one of the great BLOCKBUSTER TRADES in recent Special Ed History. Great Job Dave!!!!
We love dave's team right now. He drafted the #1 sexy pass-catching rookie RB and traded him for the GOAT #1 Overall pick, and got another sexy rookie RB back in the deal.
AND He's still got our guy Ekeler, and lazer-eyes Jameis, and now our favorite player of all time - Josh Gordon. Even the guys we don't like on this team (like Kupp and Mike Evans) are ballin out. Crazy.
It's a long season, tho. And DYM Readers know it's awfully dangerous to get hot too early in the season. That's why today's trade was so brilliant. By trading for a guy that won't play for a couple weeks he's using his early-season heat energy to manufacture a mid-to-late-season hot streak. He's playin 3-D chess out here and we're all playin checkers.
Every time Josh Gordon gets reinstated it's gonna be headline DYM news. But we actually have more realistic hopes for Josh's success than we have for at least a few years now. Obviously KC is the best offense he's ever been a part of and they happen to have a glaring need for a WR2, so there are targets waiting for him whenever he gets on the field. But, DID YOU KNOW that unlike past off-seasons where Josh has been just sitting on his ass in rehab, he actually played professional football last year? Josh made an appearance for the ZAPPERS of the Fan Controlled Football League. Check out the highlights right here -
Our guy still got it!!!!
FOOD BEEF VI - BURGERS!!!!!!
It's WEEK FOUR which means it's LUNCH TIME IN AMERICA and Food Beef is back once again!!!!!!
This year we're going to review an American icon - the essential staple food of all DYM backyard cookouts - THE HAMBURGER!!!!!!
Of course there are a million places to get a decent burger, so we're looking at a hyper-local, yet diverse field. We found eight potential nominees right here in our town, but they run the gamut from bars to diners - there's even a pizza place on our list!!
Two of the bars on the list were also top contenders for BEST WINGS a couple years ago, and the pizza place is our current go-to but some people say their burgers are even better! CAN'T WAIT TO FIND OUT!!!
There were only 3 requirements for our nominees:
At least 4 stars on yelp or google maps
Burger on the menu for less than $16
Take-out or delivery available
Here's the Food Beef Burger Tour Schedule:
Week 4 - Bottle Hill Tavern - 4.3 stars $12
Week 5 - Waverly Restaurant - 4.2 $10
Week 6 - 5 Guys - 4.6 stars $9
Week 7 - River Grille - 4.5 stars $13
Week 8 - Habit Burger Grill 4.4 stars $10
Week 9 - 54 Main - 4.2 stars $13
Week 10 - Nicky’s Firehouse - 4.4 stars $13
Week 11 - Prospect Tavern - 4.4 stars $15
As always the playoffs will feature the top 4 scoring burgers facing off in a 2-week playoff tournament in weeks 12 and 13.
We're getting the festivities underway here tonight with a downtown Madison favorite - BOTTLE HILL TAVERN!!!!!!
Bottle Hill Tavern used to be this hole-in-wall spot called Poor Herbies. Herbies was one of the first places in Madison where Jeff Ertz did an open mic, and we picked the draft order of the 2018 draft there. Now it's totally different tho. It's a real nice restaurant now with specialty cocktails and all that. People love it these days, it's always packed, but we've only been back a couple times since the remodel. Tonight we got a couple beers at the bar then took take-out burgers back to the home office.
We both agreed this was a very good overall burger but we were not blown away by the flavor. It had a nice standard potato bread bun and the burger had nearly the exact same circumference as the bun. This made for a structurally solid burger, but the patty was about 2" thick which threw off the meat-to-bun ratio. Also we estimate this to be about a 90/10 ground beef, and with that tick of a patty we really coulda used more fat.
Amari said the waffle fries were the "best thing ever."
Maulbeck - 8
DYM - 8
Amari - 8 (burger - 4/fries - 12)
Total Burger Score - 8
MISS CLEO'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK!!!!
Miss Cleo's Prop Bet Record: 2-1
AMERICAS GAME OF THE WEEK!!!!
PICKLE RICKS vs POLK HIGH PANTHERS!!!!
AGOTW Prediction Record: 2-1
PR and PHP are the highest scoring teams in our league the last two weeks, so they were the two teams we tried to send C-Mac's busted ass to. PHP was hesitant to give up Diggs, but we'll keep knocking on that door.
To get the deal done with PR we had to include both Carolina RBs cause he only had 2 on the roster. FantasyPros says Dave won but we'll see what the Mac Daddy looks like when he gets back. In the meantime we both have sexy sexy rookie RBs to roll out this week💋.
Dave might have to bench Kittle this week, he's a legit Q after a limited week of practice. But he's got great matchups including Jameis at home against the Giants. This matchup is gonna come down to the Brady vs Patriots game Sunday night. Matt has the Brady-Godwin stack but that could be negated by a big big Mike Evans game. Regardless of that outcome, Dave's got the Monday night hammer with Ekeler and Vegas defense.
PICKLE RICKS - 138.54
POLK HIGH PANTHERS - 131.98
PICKLE RICKS WINS!!!!
SPECIAL ED MATCHUPS!!!!
🐦 double 🐦 vs DELTA BLUES
We're watching The Sopranos Movie on HBOMax right now. The first half hour is pretty amazing, but Ray Liotta was the best part and he's already dead. Could go downhill quickly.
DELTA BLUES WINS!!!!
BRING IT ON HOME vs PAULS AWESOME TEAM
HOLY SHIT RAY LIOTTA'S BACK!!! LETS GOOOOO!!!!!!
Damn, this movie's got everything. Cool sixties clothes, Ray Liotta, old timey racism, another Ray Liotta. Fuckin five stars!!!
BRING IT ON HOME WINS!!!!
SHARON ERTZ vs TOBIN & THE RIPPERS
Every team that made a trade last week lost. One of these guys has to win this week - and there's no way Miss Cleo's Player of the Week loses three straight in this league.
TOBIN & THE RIPPERS WINS!!!!
JEDI LOLA BUNNY🐰⚔️ vs NO AND THEN!
DYM'S GOT A NEW LOOK SQUAD AND THE BASEBALL CURSE IS OVER!!!!
JEDI LOLA BUNNY WINS🐰⚔️!!!!