Drummers are back at the top of the standings
in the Alice in Chains & Friends Charity League and first-place Vinnie Paul is taking on Sean Kinney in the marquee matchup of Week 6.
Hellyeah drummer Paul's The Brickwall Paul (4-1) took over sole possession of first place by defeating Mike Inez's Your Real Dad Al Davis (2-3) 114-89 last week, while Kinney's Team Nosering lost 110-83 to Jerry Cantrell's Aroma Of Tacoma (3-2). The Alice in Chains drummer is in a five-way tie for second at 3-2 but he wins the tiebreaker because he leads those teams with 503 points scored.
Kinney's loss to his bandmate Cantrell naturally led to some gloating after last week's trash talk (click on the link to view the image that was included):
Teacher Whoops Student
Oct. 9, 11:44 p.m.
Aroma Of Tacoma
AROMA OF TACOMA (here)
TEAM NOSERING (here)
… NUFF SAID
Re: Teacher Whoops Student
Oct 10, 11:20 a.m.
This humble pie tastes like (expletive) ...
Now Cantrell goes up another bandmate who is in his first season of fantasy football, singer William DuVall. Team DuVall is in third at 3-2 and unfazed at facing the veteran.
Back at full strength …
Oct. 11, 4:39 p.m.
… and just in time for Jerry.
I will avenge you Sean.
Re: Back at full strength …
Oct. 12, 7:21 p.m.
Aroma Of Tacoma
I only go to this well once a season: Since I'm such an underdog I'm pulling out the old voodoo curse for you, William. I need all the help I can get.
But the AIC&FFFCL owner who had the best week is clearly Randy Wolf, whose Team Valley Trash won for the second week in a row by defeating the high-scoring Mach Six's 124-106 behind running backs Adrian Peterson (30 points) of the Vikings and Fred Jackson (25) of the Bills.
And Wolf also allowed two runs and six hits over seven innings Thursday to earn the win in Milwaukee's 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 to pull the Brewers even at two games apiece in the National League Championship Series.
Big Bad Wolf
Oct. 14, 5:59 a.m.
Aroma Of Tacoma
Nice work, Randy. Musta been amazing. Good luck the rest of the way, buddy … until you play me.
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 ESPN.com'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 6's matchups and last week's results:
Alice in Chains & Friends Fantasy Football Charity League overall standings
Place of birth: Washington, D.C. Age: 44 Fantasy football experience: Rookie Favorite team: 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers
Personal: Joined Alice in Chains as its full-time lead singer in 2007, contributing to its 2009 comeback album, "Black Gives Way To Blue." DuVall previously had been in Comes With The Fall and recently produced MonstrO's debut album.
Place of birth: Tacoma, Wash. Age: 45 Fantasy football experience: 7 years Favorite team: Seattle Seahawks/Pittsburgh Steelers
Personal: Lead guitarist Cantrell's legacy with Alice in Chains includes 35 million albums sold worldwide, 21 Top 40 singles and eight Grammy nominations.
Place of birth: Age: 35
Personal: Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher who has also played for the Phillies, Dodgers, Padres and Astros.
Place of birth: Abilene, Texas Age: 47 Fantasy football experience: 12 years Favorite team: Dallas Cowboys
Personal: Paul, who formed Pantera with his late brother Dimebag Darrell, plays drums for Hellyeah the way Ray Lewis hits people. In other words, hard.
Place of birth: Wenatchee, Wash. Age: 48
Personal: DeGarmo is a co-founder of heavy metal band Queensryche, for whom he was lead guitarist. He is now a professional pilot.
Place of birth: San DiegoAge: 61 Fantasy football experience:: Rookie Favorite team: New Orleans Saints
Personal: Lead singer of Heart, the pioneering female hard rock band that has sold more than 30 million records.
Place of birth: Renton, Wash. Age: 45 Fantasy football experience: Rookie Favorite team: Seattle Seahawks
Personal: Kinney, who has been playing drums since he was 5, has been the only drummer for Alice in Chains and he has also played with the likes of Johnny Cash, Krist Novoselic and Kim Kim Thayil.
Place of birth: Seattle Age: 47 Fantasy football experience: 2 years Favorite team: Seattle Seahawks
Personal: Before playing bass for Velvet Revolver, McKagan spent 13 years with Guns N' Roses. Lead singer and rhythm guitarist for Loaded. McKagan began writing a sports column for ESPN Music in 2011.
Place of birth: San Fernando, Calif. Age: 45 Fantasy football experience: 8 years Favorite team: Oakland Raiders
Personal: Before playing bass guitar for Alice in Chains, Inez was rocking arenas with Ozzy Osbourne.
Place of birth: Dallas Age: 37 Fantasy football experience: 6 years Favorite team: Dallas Cowboys
Personal: Ferguson portrays Stan Rizzo on AMC's "Mad Men," and his other TV credits include "Burn Notice," "Judging Amy" and "Evening Shade."