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McKagan shakes up Alice standings

Watch out at the top, because Team McKagan D will take you down.

Duff McKagan's team sent Zakk Wylde Doom Crew Inc. to its first loss last week in the Alice in Chains & Friends Charity Fantasy Football League, dropping the Doom Crew into a first-place tie with the KWS Domination at 5-1.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd's high-scoring team suffered its only loss to McKagan D back in Week 2. Next in McKagan's sights is the Scott Ian Mean Machine, which has ridden a three-game winning streak to a third-place tie with Team The Brickwall (4-2).

League organizer Jerry Cantrell celebrated his 146-82 victory over Matt Willig by comparing it to Willig's portrayal of Little Chino on the Showtime series "Dexter." Enjoy that and some other selected smack talk from the league message board.

JC Aroma of Tacoma
BACK TO 500
Posted: Oct 18, 5:45 PM
That's a psychopathic beat down I put on ya this week, Willig … Took a page out of Dexter's book, might need his help to dispose of that big carcass of yours.

Scott Ian Mean Machine
Knowshon was a Kno-sho
Posted: Oct 20, 12:02 AM
How sweet it is!! Three in a row and the Mean Machines ascension continues … no one is safe.

JC Aroma of Tacoma
Week 6 In The Books
Posted: Oct 20, 3:57 AM
Well my team finally woke the hell up!!! Matt, you might be passing a little blood after that a-- whoopin I put on you. I would have preferred that Randy Moss had a touchdown a week instead of three in a game, but what the hey. Duff, nice work in taking out Phil's … I mean Zakk's team this week. It's hard to win against a ringer, so double congrats. Scott, good to see you keeping Vinnie honest. Mr. Shepherd took out Aronoff's squad in the battle of the Kennys. That leaves us with Matthew. Although you did get a win, it was against the league weakling. Mikey, come on dude!!! Even the Raiders won this week.

Calabasas Clueless
Re: Week 6 In The Books
Posted: Oct 20, 6:52 PM
How in the hell does one guy get Jones-Drew and Moss on the same team. Sounds pretty BS to me. 63 points between the two of 'em this past Sunday. I challenge anyone to not get their head knocked off. Not to mention, my RBs are non-existent. I might as well drop RBs from my team, go with a five-wideout formation. Can I do that?
My boy Gore comes back this week, hopefully, so watch out you b-------!!!!!!

Each participant in the Alice in Chains & Friends Charity Fantasy Football League will put up one valuable item for auction by the end of the season. The league champion will designate which charity receives the auction's proceeds. More details on the auction will be announced in the coming weeks.

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

Here are the standings after Week 6, with a look ahead to this weekend's matchups (mouse over the photos for bios of the participants):

Alice in Chains & Friends Charity Fantasy Football League Standings

  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd
    Place of birth: Shreveport, La. Age: 32 Fantasy football experience: Rookie Favorite team: Indianapolis Colts

    Personal: Shepherd cut his musical teeth opening for The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Bob Dylan, The Eagles and Van Halen.



  • Jerry Cantrell

    Place of birth: Tacoma, Wash. Age: 43 Fantasy football experience: 5 years Favorite team: Seattle Seahawks/Pittsburgh Steelers

    Personal: Lead guitarist Cantrell's legacy with Alice In Chains includes 14 million albums sold, 19 Top 40 singles and six Grammy nominations.



  • Scott Ian

    Place of birth: New York Age: 45 Fantasy football experience: Rookie Favorite team: New York Giants

    Personal: When Ian isn't playing guitar for Anthrax, he's schooling amateurs at the poker table.


  • Vinnie Paul

    Place of birth: Abilene, Texas Age: 45 Fantasy football experience: 10 years Favorite team: Dallas Cowboys

    Personal: Paul, who formed Pantera with his late brother Dimebag Darrell, plays drums the way Ray Lewis hits people. In other words, hard.


  • Zakk Wylde
    Place of birth: Bayonne, N.J. Age: 42 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.


  • Kenny Aronoff

    Place of birth: Albany, N.Y. Age: 56 Fantasy football experience: 3 years Favorite team: Indianapolis Colts

    Personal: Aronoff has played drums for a who's who of rock legends, including Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many more.


  • Matt Willig
    Place of birth: Whittier, Calif. Age: 40 Fantasy football experience: 0 years Favorite team: No favorite, but "I do like to watch the Carolina Panthers every Sunday, especially to watch my boy, [left tackle] Jordan Gross, play."

    Personal: One of two non-musicians in the league, Willig spent 12 years in the NFL with six different teams.


  • Duff McKagan
    Place of birth: Seattle Age: 45 Fantasy football experience: Rookie 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.


  • Mike Inez
    Place of birth: San Fernando, Calif. Age: 43

    Personal: Before playing bass guitar for Alice In Chains, Inez was rocking arenas with Ozzy Osbourne.


  • Matthew Berry
    Place of birth: Denver Age: "Late 30s" Fantasy football experience: 17 years Favorite team: Washington Redskins

    Personal: Berry, who wouldn't disclose any musical talents, is ESPN.com's Talented Mr. Roto and a five-time award winner from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.