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Thursday, October 27, 2011
Updated: October 28, 6:31 PM ET
McKagan tries to come from behind

By Jim Wilkie

Jerry Cantrell, Sean Kinney and Vinnie Paul continue to lead the Alice in Chains & Friends Charity League after victories last week, but the big news was that last-place Duff McKagan picked up his first victory.

As McKagan noted in his column Wednesday, he made some drastic roster moves and trades that paid off with a 104-87 victory over William DuVall's Team DuVall.

So, Cantrell, the Alice in Chains guitarist and league organizer, posted the following message of congratulations on the league message board (click the link to see the photo):

Duff Finally Wins
Posted: Oct 25, 2:43 a.m.
Jerry Cantrell
Aroma Of Tacoma

Duff may be bringing up the rear in the league, but this week let's give the man a hand for his first victory. Way to go, buddy.

McKagan has a chance to pull out of the cellar (or at least drag an opponent down with him in the overall standings) because Team McKagan (1-6) faces ninth-place Annie's Dogs (2-5) this week.

Meanwhile, Cantrell's Aroma Of Tacoma (5-2) squares off against AIC bassist Mike Inez's Your Real Dad Al Davis (3-4), Kinney's Team Nosering (5-2) faces Chris DeGarmo's Mach Six's (3-4), Paul's The Brickwall Paul (5-2) takes on Randy Wolf's Team Valley Trash (4-3) and Team DuVall (3-4) plays Jay Ferguson's Dallas' Best (4-3).

Each participant will put one valuable item up for auction by the end of the season. The league champion will get to designate which charity receives the net proceeds of the auction. More details on the auction will be announced in the coming weeks.

Weekly updates on the Alice in Chains & Friends Fantasy Football Charity League, trash talk and interviews with the owners will be published in's The Life and Music sections throughout the season. Members of the league also will drop by for occasional chats on SportsNation.

Here is a look at Week 8's matchups and last week's results: