KODL League History

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(By John Taber, Updated: 2/6/2005, 8:16 PM)

I formed KODL when there was motivation from friends and a desire on my part to remedy the problems that we encountered in another fantasy league.  I thought to myself..."Hey I can do that!"  The name of the league comes from a comment that Rudy made about my fantasy team of the time, The Red Zone Warriors.  I was having really bad luck with injuries.  Rudy said that putting a fantasy player on the Red Zone Warriors was like "The Kiss of Death".  It stuck.

The first season in 1997 was a blast.  We used a lot of the rules from the previous league with only a few changes from the Commish.  Two Clark teams took the big prizes.

The second year in 1998 brought something seriously BIG to the league...literally...Big Sal.  Big Sal's The Spread newsletter became an instant hit and I hope also an institution of the Kiss of Death League.  Thanks again Rudy!  Jeff Goodfellow joined the league and immediately made his presence felt taking the second spot.  The P-Bro took the championship.

The third year in 1999 we added a new team run by John Sorci, The Medicine Men.  It was an attempt at a new playoff rule system.  Phil's patience and planning took him to the top with the new playoff system.  

In 2000 Tony Ackermann...the Absentee Management squad was added.  A return to an older style playoff picture was used.  The SLO Death squad took the big prize.

For the 2001 season THREE new teams are added.  We mourn the loss of the Sourthpark Cows and Psycho Widowmakers.  Rules stay pretty much the same.  Minor corrections and such.  This is the first year we attempt to use a message board.  The season saw a rookie team take the big prize!

For the 2002 season we used a Yahoo Group to help control the league.  It worked GREAT!  The Muddy's did it again in 2002!  

For the 2003 year I tried some minor scoring changes but nothing too drastic.  The Goodfellas finally came up big in the playoffs.  Nice job Jeff!!!

Deryl became the first three time champion for the 2004 season.  He dominated the first week of the playoffs and held the lead through the end.  He also provided some GREAT analysis of other post seasons which I will post right below this section.

The Kings had a legendary run at the end of the regular season but fell far short in this years unpredictable NFL playoff season.  The Yellow Cowboys were a new franchise this year replacing the HIT SOMEBODY!!! squad.  The now stalwart Three and Out squad took the league championship.


Post Season Analysis

(by Deryl Clark, Edited by John Taber into this format,  Thanks Deryl!)

The year and percentage of the total post season points are presented below.  This is used to indicate the place finished.

Team

1997

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

First

29.8%

27.8%

33.8%

28.7%

28.0%

28.4%

28.7%

33,6%

Second

28.9%

25.1%

28.0%

28.5%

26.9%

27.6%

26.2%

28.6%

Third

25.2%

24.1%

21.5%

22.4%

26.5%

24.8%

23.2%

20.8%

Fourth

16.1%

23.0%

16.7%

20.4%

18.6%

19.2%

21.9%

17.0%

Here are the results from the KODL post season history. Although, 1998 may have been the year that individual lineups were submitted, or the numbers have been lost. Well, letís analyze this a little bit.


Jump to final scores for: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

1997 KODL Winners

Final Rank Team Name Team Owner Final League Record [Win Loss Tie] Final Total Points (Playoff Total Points)
1 SLO Death Deryl Clark 9 6 1 1267 (256)
2 Los Gatos Wildcats Bridget Neal 10 6 0 1255 (248)
3 Tod's Widowmakers Tod Kessler 11 5 0 1294 (216)
4 Don's Kings Don Taber 10 6 0 1349 (138)
5 Jason's Argonauts Dan Smith 10 6 0 1169
6 Piranha Brothers Jim Schaff 9 7 0 1164
7 Psycho Killers Steve Brickman 7 9 0 1133
8 Mudskippers Phillip Keegan 6 10 0 1129
9 Griswood's Bob Griswold and Glenn Wood 5 10 1 1047
10 Go Van Gogh Ken Vickers and Craig Higgins 7 9 0 1062
11 Hit Somebody!!! Rudy Fuentez 5 11 0 1052
12 Cornholios Dave Black 6 10 0 996

1998 KODL Winners

Final Rank Team Name Team Owner Final League Record [Win Loss Tie] Final Total Points (Playoff Total Points)
1 Piranha Brothers Jim Schaff 10 6 0 1178 *
2 Goodfellas Jeff Goodfellow 11 5 0 1191 *
3 Don's Kings Don Taber 9 7 0 1133 *
4 Jason's Argonauts Dan Smith 9 7 0 1235 *
5 SLO Death Deryl Clark 9 7 0 1245
6 Pink Ladies Glenn Wood 9 7 0 1236
7 Mudskippers Phil Keegan 8 8 0 1079
8 Die Mushishchlecher Scott and Marcus 7 8 1 1082
9 Psycho Widowmakers Steve and Tod 7 9 0 1120
10 HIT SOMEBODY!!! Rudy Fuentez 6 10 0 1140
11 Southpark Cows Dave Black 6 10 0 911
12 Blond and Sweet Brian Fernandez 4 11 1 1045

* = I don't have the playoff totals for 1998.

1999 KODL Winners

Final Rank Team Name Team Owner Final League Record [Win Loss Tie] Final Total Points (Playoff Total Points)
1 (Highest Post Season Points) Mudskippers Phil Keegan 11 4 1 1355 (471)
2 Goodfellas Jeff Goodfellow 9 7 0 1347 (424)
3 Piranha Brothers Jim Schaff 12 4 0 1401 (408)
4 Jason's Argonauts Dan Smith 10 5 1 1276 (389)
5 HIT SOMEBODY!!! Rudy Fuentez 10 6 0 1268
6 (5th Place Bowl Winner) Blond and Sweet Brian Fernandez 7 8 1 1189
7 Pink Ladies Glenn Wood 7 9 0 1298
8 SLO Death Deryl Clark 7 9 0 1268
9 Medicine Men John Sorci 6 10 0 1248
10 Psycho Widowmakers Steve Brickman and Tod Kessler 6 10 0 1252
11 Don's Kings Don Taber 5 10 1 1268
12 Southpark Cows Dave Black 4 12 0 1152

2000 KODL Winners

Final Rank Team Name Team Owner Final League Record [Win Loss Tie] Final Total Points (Playoff Total Points)
1 SLO Death Deryl Clark 9 6 1 1537 (285)
2 Jason's Argonauts Dan Smith 12 4 0 1568 (236)
3 Goodfellas Jeff Goodfellow 9 7 0 1399 (182)
4 Pink Ladies Glenn Wood 10 6 0 1532 (141)
5 Piranha Brothers Jim Schaff 8 8 0 1604
6 Blond and Sweet Brian Fernandez 8 8 0 1438
7 Mudskippers Phil Keegan 8 8 0 1354
8 Psycho Widowmakers Steve Brickman and Tod Kessler 8 8 0 1341
9 HIT SOMEBODY!!! Rudy Fuentez 7 8 1 1235
10 Don's Kings Don Taber 7 9 0 1362
11 Absentee Management Tony Ackermann 6 10 0 1330
12 Southpark Cows Dave Black 3 13 0 1337

2001 KODL Winners

Final Rank Team Name Team Owner Final League Record [Win Loss Tie] Final Total Points (Playoff Total Points)
1 Three and Out Louis Gray 12 4 0 1482 (271)
2 Blond and Sweet Brian Fernandez 10 6 0 1392 (270)
3 Jason's Argonauts Dan Smith 10 6 0 1360 (212)
4 Goodfellas Jeff Goodfellow 10 6 0 1313 (193)
5 Mudskippers Phil Keegan 9 7 0 1345
6 Piranha Brothers Jim Schaff 9 7 0 1312
7 SLO Death Deryl Clark 8 8 0 1367 (134)
8 HIT SOMEBODY!!! Rudy Fuentez 7 9 0 1307
9 Don's Kings Don Taber 6 10 0 1270
10 Petaluma Landsharks John Barnes 6 10 0 1264
11 Pink Ladies Glenn Wood 5 10 1 1155
12 Critical Path Jeff Barbachano 3 12 1 1079

2002 KODL Winners

Final Rank Team Name Team Owner Final League Record [Win Loss Tie] Final Total Points (Playoff Total Points)
1 Mudskippers Phillip Keegan 14 2 0 1631 (297)
2 Goodfellas Jeff Goodfellow 10 5 1 1405 (285)
3 SLO Death Deryl Clark 10 6 0 1467 (281)
4 Piranha Brothers Jim Schaff 12 3 1 1379 (197)
5 Don's Kings Don Taber 8 8 0 1479
6 Pink Ladies Glenn Wood 8 8 0 1366
7 Big D's Dynamos Dean Clark 6 8 2 1271
8 Jason's Argonauts Dan Smith 7 9 0 1221
9 HIT SOMEBODY!!! Rudy Fuentez 6 10 0 1290
10 Blond and Sweet Brian Fernandez 5 9 2 1275
11 Three and Out Louis Gray 5 11 0 1314
12 Gold Diggaz Dylan Gold 2 14 0 1157

2003 KODL Winners

Final Rank Team Name Team Owner Final League Record [Win Loss Tie] Final Total Points (Playoff Total Points)
1 Goodfellas Jeff Goodfellow 10 6 0 1323 (281)
2 Mean Machine Lee Schaff 11 5 0 1594 (273)
3 Bitch Magnets Glenn Wood 9 7 0 1499 (246)
4 Piranha Brothers Jim Schaff 8 8 0 1299 (190)
5 Don's Kings Don Taber 9 7 0 1486
6 Big D's Dynamos Dean Clark 8 8 0 1319
7 Blond And Sweet Brian Fernandez 8 8 0 1194
8 Three And Out Louis Gray 7 9 0 1434
9 Mudskippers Phil Keegan 7 9 0 1349
10 Jason's Argonauts Dan Smith 7 9 0 1257
11 SLO Death Deryl Clark 6 10 0 1316
12 HIT SOMEBODY!!! Rudy Futentez 6 10 0 1307

2004 KODL Winners

Final Rank Team Name Team Owner Final League Record [Win Loss Tie] Final Total Points (Playoff Total Points)
1 SLO Death Deryl Clark 9 6 1 1439 (290)
2 Three And Out Louis Gray 10 5 1 1506 (265)
3 Big D's Dynamos Dean Clark 10 5 1 1400 (234)
4 Jason's Argonauts Dan Smith 10 6 0 1501 (221)
5 Pink Ladies Glenn Wood 10 6 0 1452
6 Mean Machine Lee Schaff 8 8 0 1376
7 Blond and Sweet Brian Fernandez 8 8 0 1308
8 Mudskippers Philip Keegan 7 9 0 1544
9 Don's Kings Don Taber 5 7 4 1237
10 Piranha Brothers Jim Schaff 6 10 0 1364
11 Da Goodfellas Jeff Goodfellow 5 11 0 1375
12 HIT SOMEBODY!!! Rudy Fuentez 4 11 1 1302

2005 KODL Winners

Final Rank Team Name Team Owner Final League Record [Win Loss Tie] Final Total Points (Playoff Total Points)
1 Three And Out Louis Gray 9 6 1 1443 (281)
2 Jason's Argonauts Dan Smith 9 6 1 1404 (239)
3 SLO Death Deryl Clark 9 7 0 1429 (174)
4 Don's Kings Don Taber 14 2 0 1628 (142)
5 Mean Machine Lee Schaff 9 7 0 1409
6 Mudskippers Philip Keegan 8 7 1 1356
7 Big D's Dynamos Dean Clark 8 8 0 1397
8 Pink Ladies Glenn Wood 7 9 0 1351
9 Da Goodfellas Jeff Goodfellow 7 9 0 1236
10 Blond and Sweet Brian Fernandez 6 10 0 1234
11 Yellow Cowboys Paul Liu 4 11 1 1181
12 Piranha Brothers Jim Schaff 4 12 0 1135