The league final still has to be played (all four of them, in fact) but here in NFL mini-league land, we already have a winner irrespective of how the Division 1 and 2 finals (which are the only two that count for the purposes of the mini-league) pan out. Mick C – one of the leading lights in Club Mayo Dublin as well as Gaelic football soothsayer – has won the thing pulling up, despite the best efforts of Barney and ontheroad who are currently second and third respectively. Mick enjoys a lead of 110 points over Barney and so, with only two matches in next weekend’s final round, there aren’t enough points up for grabs to wipe out this lead. So, Mick, you may as well take a bow now.
Not only that, but Mick has also gone and won the overall prize on facetheball as well, where he’s come out top in a field of 274. Like the mini-league, he’s sufficiently far ahead at this point that he can’t now be overtaken with measly amount of points that are still on offer. Our mini-league lads have actually done rather well in the overall leaderboard, with Barney in sixth and ontheroad in 13th. Modesty almost prevents me (but hasn’t fully succeed in doing so) from revealing that I’ve managed to reach the lofty heights of 15th in this table.
We never sorted out prizes in advance of the mini-league getting underway – that was something I put on the long finger but hen never got back to – so I’d better get cracking now. Books and/or DVDs would, I reckon, be in order in this respect.