The good news for Scott Ian is his Fear And Loathing came back to beat Zakk Wylde's Team Doom Crew Inc. 99-86 last week to become the only unbeaten team remaining in the Alice in Chains & Friends Fantasy Football Charity League.
The bad news is now Ian faces his father-in-law, Meat Loaf, in Week 4. So Ian is damned if he does win and damned if he doesn't against Hell In A Handbasket.
Here's Ian's post on the league message board on Tuesday:
Week 3, or 3-0
Fear And Loathing
Doom Crew was tough. Looked like I was done until Aaron Rodgers came through for me (not enough for Packers fans, though) on Monday night. Good game, Zakk, see you in the postseason! Next up, Hell In A Hand Basket. Gonna be a tough one as well.
Meanwhile, Vinnie Paul has vowed to overhaul his Team Brickwall Brickwall after its 1-2 start. Paul dropped San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith in favor of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and picked up Denver Broncos running back Correll Buckhalter after he dumped the Redskins' defense.
Posted: Sept. 28, 1:18 p.m.
The Brickwall Brickwall
My auto draft sucked so I'm gettin busy rebuilding my team! I WILL BE THERE IN THE END!!! HELLYEAH!!!
Re: makin moves!!!
Posted: Sept. 29, 1:09 a.m.
JC Aroma Of Tacoma
Your boys finally got a win, Vinnie, and got me a win over you. Doesn't seem right, does it. Have to figure out what to do on the bye week now. I'm open to trade offers for a good receiver. Hope you're good out on the road. Just played Atlanta, on our way to St. Louis.
Participants in the Alice in Chains & Friends Fantasy Football Charity League will each put one valuable item up for auction by the end of the season. The league champion will get to designate which charity receives the 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 on 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 recap of Week 3 and a look ahead to Week 4's matchups:
Alice in Chains & Friends Fantasy Football Charity League overall standings
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Place of birth: Shreveport, La. Age: 33 Fantasy football experience: 1 year Favorite team: Indianapolis Colts
Personal: Shepherd cut his musical teeth opening for The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Bob Dylan, The Eagles and Van Halen.
Place of birth: Tacoma, Wash. Age: 44 Fantasy football experience: 6 years Favorite team: Seattle Seahawks/Pittsburgh Steelers
Personal: Lead guitarist Cantrell's legacy with Alice In Chains includes 16 million albums sold, 21 Top 40 singles and seven Grammy nominations.
Place of birth: New York Age: 46 Fantasy football experience: 1 year Favorite team: New York Giants
Personal: When Ian isn't playing guitar for Anthrax, he's schooling amateurs at the poker table.
Place of birth: Abilene, Texas Age: 46 Fantasy football experience: 11 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: Bayonne, N.J. Age: 43 Fantasy football experience: 1 year Favorite team: New York Giants
Personal: Wylde landed the job of lead guitarist and co-songwriter for Ozzy Osbourne at the age of 19 and later founded Black Label Society.
Place of birth: Dallas Age: 62
Personal: Legendary singer, aka Michael Aday, has been just as successful on your TV and film screens as your radio.
Place of birth: Whittier, Calif. Age: 41 Fantasy football experience: 1 year and the AIC&FFFCL reigning champ Favorite team: No favorite, but "I do like to watch the Carolina Panthers every Sunday, especially to watch my boy, Jordan Gross [left tackle], play."
Personal: One of two non-musicians in the league, Willig spent 12 years in the NFL with six different teams.
Place of birth: Seattle Age: 46 Fantasy football experience: 1 year Favorite team: Seattle Seahawks
Personal: Before playing bass for Velvet Revolver, McKagan spent 13 years with Guns N' Roses, so he's ready for anything.
Place of birth: San Fernando, Calif. Age: 44 Fantasy football experience: 7 years Favorite team: Oakland Raiders
Personal: Before playing bass guitar for Alice In Chains, Inez was rocking arenas with Ozzy Osbourne.
Place of birth: Norfolk, Va. Age: 45
Personal: Harris is the weekday co-host of the 6 p.m. ET "SportsCenter" and has been with ESPN since 2003.