Jack Brown, Jett Zero, Merrick Itera, Mike Improta, Ray Bentley
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We are now officially in the “Playoff Run” of the SFL season, and it feels as if the contender field gets more crowded each week.
The Swarm, Legion, Corsairs, Vultures, Sparrows, and Predators have dominated the top all season long, but Week 9 presented a shift of opportunity, in which contenders, like the Vultures, Predators, and Sparrows showed some weaknesses. Meanwhile, as the Swarm, Legion, and Corsairs continue winning, and nobody is forgetting about the Desperados and Wildcats.
At the bottom of the league, things are ugly and could potentially get uglier. The Hyenas remain at the bottom with the Knights who have only combined for four wins.
Remember the scene in Rocky IV when Rocky, bruised and battered in the opening minutes of his fight against the invincible Ivan Drago, lands a sweeping right cross that draws blood above Drago’s eye? “The Russian’s cut!” the broadcaster yells. Drago wasn’t so invincible after all.
Now, we are not saying this means Ray Bentley is going to defuse geopolitical tensions between the United States and Russia the way Rocky Balboa did (though we won’t rule it out, either). But Ray “Rocky Balboa” Bentley has showed the SFL world that the Beat Team IS unstoppable. They’ve cut them. They’ve hurt them. They’re not machines. They’re SFL Writers! We have no idea what any of this means. By the way – Did anyone notice that 6 road teams out of 10 WON this week?
As we head into Week 10, here’s where all 20 SFL teams ‘make the cut.’ Let’s ring the bell!
(Note: * denotes team has clinched postseason berth)