Alice in Chains & Friends Charity League founder Jerry Cantrell is making up for a slow start and riding a three-game winning streak to move to a four-way tie for first place.
Cantrell's Aroma Of Tacoma (4-2) defeated bandmate William DuVall's Team DuVall 106-88 last week to move into a tie with Sean Kinney's Team Nosering, Vinnie Paul's The Brickwall Paul and Randy Wolf's Team Valley Trash. The Brickwall Paul had been alone in first but lost 76-66 to Team Nosering.
After beating an Alice in Chains bandmate for the second week in a row (AOT beat Team Nosering in Week 5 ), Cantrell posted the following message on the league message board (click on the link to view the image that was included):
Voodoo Is Real
Oct 17, 11:29 p.m.
AROMA OF TACOMA
While I believe William's Green Bay D was shorted by at least three points, my desperation voodoo curse seems to have worked its magic. Blondie, Nose, Riggs and the Wolf are now tied for first . Thanks for that win over Vinnie, Sean. Sorry you lost the series, Randy. Great season, man.
Cantrell was busy completing the league's second trade of the season, dealing Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams, Panthers TE Greg Olsen, Rams WR Brandon Lloyd and Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey to Duff McKagan's last-place Team McKagan in exchange for Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall, Panthers WR Steve Smith and Texans TE Owen Daniels.
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 7'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."