The construction of this power-house of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd tier players began long ago with the subtle acquisition of Sir Isaac of Bruce. Little known and lesser respected, this player has developed into the rock solid foundation of the Devil Dog Pack. More recently, the acquisitions of Brian (home-town hero) Griese and David (enemy of the state) Boston proved to be prophetic. Players Frank (what is blocking?) Wycheck, Matt (lucky I'm on a hot team) Stover, and the subtle snaring of two dominant defensive powers along with an intimidating turn-over defense have produced a balanced team that intends to overwhelm the running back frenzy of the league.
The defection of Curtis (hey, where's parcell?) Martin is expected to have only minimal impact with the acquisition of dependable, if not top tier running back Charlie (can a RB carry a whole team?) Garner. Gambles for future studs include Ahman (anything but Holmgren) Green, and Shawn (just gimme a chance) Bryson. Warrick (look, I'm right here behind Alstott) Dunn is as dependable a wide receiver as there is in the running back corps.
20001102 - Post game Week 9 - (Number 9... Number 9... Number 9)
These Dogs make a trip to Pennsylvania, and hope that chocolate doesn't prove to be poison. Hershey has all options available, as do our Devils. This is certainly a key game for those hard shelled morsels as they contend for their divisional high ground. A non-conference loss by Pittsfield would do little harm, except to the record books and might have playoff placement implications. Dare we dream of the first league perfect season?
Looking ahead, the only expected major vulnerability will be the week 11 bye of the D-Y Redskins.
20001019 - Warm up for Week 8 - Grinding the Bonecrushers.
20001017 - Post game Week 7 - Big Red!
20001010 - Post game Week 6 - can you say SEX and OOOOHHH!
Those Bostonians look tough. Brawlers have the edge over these Dogs in QB and D-Y, with most other positions looking nearly equal. Dog have advantage in PK and small point margins in RB and WR. Marginally, a contest based upon performances to-date would put the Dogs in a submissive position.
The Dogs are happy to not have those Bostonians on our schedule this year, until, perhaps, the CHAMPIONSHIP GAME!!!! Monterey sits just over our league leading shoulders with only a tie soiling their record. Monterey is coming up to a tough stretch with Boston next week and these Devil Dogs in week nine. Truly a gauntlet in which bodies will be tossed aside, and goals may be redefined.
20001006 - Commentary for Week 6 - Intraconference rivalry
20001001 - Post game Week 5 - five and ohh!
This performance secures a solid standing in the conference, and validates the league leading record of five great wins.
The scent of new markings are being detected within our roaming area. We must muster all our bodily fluids against this up-start in our midst. A flash of teeth, and the taste of whelp blood; they beckon me to the fray. I may yet feast on the pheromones of fear, and merely watch as the combatant departs us as a loner.
20000926 - Post game Week 4 - four and oh.
Victory in a tough game over a opponent fully capable of turning the tables. No complaints, Mate.
20000921 - Commentary for Week 4
This upcoming weekend requires all Dogs at full howl. Waterford Wildcats are certainly not this Dog's best friend. These cats are bigger than those domestic varieties of the past. With no major bye-week holes for either team, only injuries and NFL opponents will change the line-ups.
20000919 - Week 3 results. The power of the Weiner-dogs reign
Years of patience and virtue have payed off in the form of a 3-0 start. History of past franchise starts fade in memory and obscurity so the celebration starts anew! Excellent performances from Bruce, Boston, Wycheck, Garner, and Griese, along with a defense that has only allowed 47 points over three games has made this early run exciting.
Surprise contributions from Warrick (i catch da ball) Dunn and David (bye week) Sloan make the run all the more sweet.