The 2019 LAEFL regular season came to an end Saturday. July 13. If this had been on a Friday it would have made a lot more sense.
Our meeting place was closed without notice. 3 of our coaches had to call out due to a variety of “what else can happen” reasons. But there were games played Saturday in spite of all the other adventures we experienced.
49ers vs Vikings : If he had not already made a statement, he would have made one Saturday. He is #40 Kleinsasser. From the opening kickoff, a 95 yd TD, to the last score, a 43 yard TD (his 4th), it was Kleinsasser’s day. The 9ers had no answers. Although if the rest of the defense had taken #42 Lott’s example, it may have ended differently. But one man does not stop a train when he’s the only one on the tracks. Vikings take this 37-19.
Browns vs Bills: As part of the “what else can happen” Saturday, the Browns were left trying to find their defense which got caught in Philly due to hurricane warnings. They were able to hitch a ride and after a slight delay showed up ready to play. And play they did. They gave the Bills all they could handle. #34 Thurman was held in check running but was able to break a kick return 81 yards which set his 9 yd TD for the first score of the game. While the Browns “D” showed up, their offense did not. Could have been the anxiety of not having the “D” there on time. The offense gave up a safety and missed almost all his passes. Anxiety…. I don’t know but the offense clearly let the defense down. Meanwile the Bills were patient and happy with a 10 point lead which played out the rest of the game, bringing back to Buffalo a 10-0 win.
Saturday the 13th or was it really Friday the 13th……
reporting for LAEFL Chronicle. Steven Watts
TWAS THE DAY BEFORE LAEFL GAMEDAY
AND WHAT DO YOU KNOW
EACH COACH IS LOOKING TO DEAL HIS OPPONENT A KNOCKOUT BLOW
THE SEAHAWKS AND RAMS ARE GEARED UP AND READY
WHILE THE VIKINGS AND BROWNS ARE FAR PAST THE STEADY
THE EAGLES AND RAIDERS ARE RARING TO GO
THE # 1 SEED IS THE GOAL FOR THESE FOES
THE BILLS AND EAGLES SHOULD BE A TOUGH ONE
IF THEY SURVIVE AND CONTINUE TO HAVE FUN
THE 9ERS AND VIKINGS MAY NOT MAKE IT THROUGH
UNLESS THEIR OFFLINE AS SOMETIMES WE DO
THE JETS ARE LOOKING TO BLOW PAST THEIR GUY
SO THEY CAN FOCUS ON HOME THEN THEY’LL FLY
THE BROWNS ARE EQUIPPED WITH NEW CONFIDENCE AND SQUAD
SETTING OUT TO PROVE HIS TEAM IS NO FRAUD
SO AS YOU CAN SEE THE LAEFL IS READY TO GO
GETTING PAST THIS WEEKEND AND ON TO THE SHOW
IT’S BEEN A GOOD SEASON FOR LOTS OF THE TEAMS
BUT FOR SOME ALL WE CAN DO IS LET OUT SOME SCREAMS
The LAEFL had its June 15 bash in Irvine where the last of the undefeated teams bit the dust. The Eagles held that distinction until then when they faced the one loss Rams who were stinging from their loss to the Raiders on last gameday. Here’s what so strange about that.
Gameday one- Raiders lost to Seahawks 420 bash- Seahawks lost to Eagles Gameday 4- Rams lost to Raiders 6/15 bash- Eagles lost to Rams
In other matches from 6/15 bash the “Smoke A Bowl” was the “high” mark of the day as Coach Shabby’s J-E-T-S took down Coach Tate’s 49ers 34 – 14. But it ended well as they celebrated by smoking a bowl.
In the final game of the day, the Raiders increased their win streak to 5 with a victory over the 49ers.
The standings are very close with 4 teams having only one loss heading into the final gameday, July 13.
The Seahawks/Bills matchup was an intriguing one based upon all the talk about Thurman Thomas #34. The Hawks weren’t drinking the kool-aid prior to the game. The game started out as a feeling out process when #34 made his presence known. Then the Hawks knew it was more than just talk. Throughout the game, the Hawks were matching wits and scores with Thurman. At halftime it was Hawks 14, Thurman 13 thanks to a Hawks pick six. We got 30 more minutes of this madness.
The second half began with Thurman at it again to put the Bills up 20-14 and go for 2 and makes it, making it 21-14 Bills. The Hawks respond with a run of their own by #47 Sherman Smith to tie it up 21-21 after the XP. See how this is going. The Hawks began a last 3 minute drive to put the game away only to miss a 58 yd FG to send the game to overtime, the Hawks second OT in as many gamedays.
Bills win the toss and begin their drive on their 20 yd line only to have it go backwards on two consecutive plays back to their 9 yd line. Third down and the Bills get a WR behind the Hawks “D”. A completed pass would almost guarantee a first down if not a TD. Coach Mark sized up his target and let the ball rip, only to have it hit the Hawks #55 at the 5 yd line with one Bill between him and the goal line. #55 wins the race and gives the Hawks a 27-21 OT victory.
reporting for the Seattle Sun
June 1 Gameday had all the suspense of a Alfred Hitchcock/Stephen King movie.
All three games came down to the end with one needing overtime to decide.
Jets at Vikings starting off as a blowout but the J-E-T-S wouldn’t let it stay that way as they fought back to make the Vikings sweat. The SKOL team survives with a 49-42 win.
The Seahawks at Bills would be another thriller that took their suspense to overtime before the Hawks “D” finally stepped up in O.T. to close out the overtime with a pick six from LB# 55 for a 27-21 victory.
Then the Rams at Raiders had a barnburner with defense going back and forth as one would score the other would score. Then more and more defense. Toward the end , with Rams going for the go ahead drive, Raider #42 forced a fumble and the defense get the ball as Raiders run out the clock for a 18-14 W.
reporting for LAEFL Chronicle