Bama Beatdown

BFFL-BamaBeatdown2Bama Beatdown joined the BFFL in the expansion of 2011. Beatdown’s inaugural season showed a real test by entering arguably one of the toughest divisions in the BFFL, the BFFL North. The BFFL North was the newly added division and was home to two of the best records of the 2011 season, including the BFFL Champions, Plano Wildcats. Beatdown were still able to put together a .500 season by finishing 6-6, winning 4 of their last 6 games. Beatdown finished 4th in the BFFL North and 12th overall in the BFFL

In the 2012 season, Beatdown showed their strength. Beatdown was preseason ranked #4 overall and #1 in the BFFL North.  Beatdown rallied a tough schedule and posted a 7-5 record and finished 2nd in the BFFL North behind the Tom Brady Award winners Pittsburgh Predators. Beatdown earned a wild card spot into the playoffs but was beat by #3 seed, Crain Bangers, 134-76 in the first round. Beatdown finished the 2012 season ranked #6 overall. Beatdown did win the 2012 Portis Award for the BFFL’s leading single game scorer by scoring 208 points against Alabama Outkast .

2013, Beatdown finished 7-5 and only 1 game back from the BFFL North Division lead. Beatdown would get a Wild Card birth into the playoffs and would take advantage of their #6 seed. Beatdown knocked off #3 seed Inglorious Assassins in the first round and #2 Gator Domination in the 2nd round to earn a spot in the BFFL Championship Game to face off against #1 Seed Miller Thrillers. Beatdown would lose that game 208-159.

2014, In their 4th year in the BFFL, Beatdown wuld get over the hump and win the BFFL North Division Title, finishing 7-5. The 7-5 record would earn Beatdown a #3 seed in the playoffs. Beatdown entered the playoffs on fire, scoring 473 points in their 1st and 2nd rounds, beating Vicious 225-183 and Gator Domination 247-225. Beatdown was back in the BFFL Championship Game. A close, low scoring game would go down to the end, but ultimately Ben Roethlisberger couldn’t match Crain Bangers’ Drew Brees and would fall 159-155 to finish 2nd in the BFFL in consecutive seasons.

In 2015, Beatdown would match the 3 prior seasons with another 7-5 record, but would fall 2 games shy of the Division Title to 9-3 Miller Thrillers and would miss the playoffs.

In 2016, Beatdown would face their first losing season, finishing 4-8 and 3rd in the BFFL North. But 2016 would not be a failed season. Due to injuries around the league and Beatdown being out of division contention prior to the trade deadline, Beatdown was able to work a few trades and acquired Julio Jones and David Johnson to build for the future. Beatdown’s new roster would also solidify their strength for the consolation bracket. Beatdown went on to win the Consolation Bracket, averaging 175 points per game, to gain the top pick of the 2017 draft.

 2017 as preseason ranked #1 overall, Beatdown was primed to win it all. Then the Fantasy Gods would intervene… Beatdown missed on a few early picks in the 2017 Draft, then the crushing season ending  injury to David Johnson in week 1 would leave Beatdown looking beatable. Beatdown went on to lose 4 of their first 6 games, including starting 1-2 in the division. In week 7, the 2-4 Bama Beatdown would finially get some breaks to go their way. A couple trades, free agent aquisitions, and health would get Beatdown back to winning form. Beatdown would finish the season on a 6 game winning streak and peak in week 12, beating Miami Magic 221-95 giving Beatdown a 1 game lead of the division to win their 2nd BFFL North Division Title and earn the #2 seed in the playoffs. Beatdown went on to average 187 points in the playoff and beat #5 seed Gator Domination in their 3rd BFFL Championship game to win their first BFFL Championship.

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