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David Boreanaz Trades Bones for Balls

Craig Ellenport

Wednesday 18 October 2006, by Webmaster

NFL Total Access: Hollywood League — Week 6

Note: Welcome to Year 3 of the NFL Total Access: Hollywood League , a star-studded fantasy football league created by the NFL Network. Each Wednesday during the season, one of the league’s celebrity owners will appear on NFL Total Access to discuss the league and interview an NFL player.

(Oct. 17, 2006) — Holy smokes! When the book on the NFL Total Access: Hollywood League is written, Week 6 of the 2006 season will likely go down as the most exciting week in the fantasy league’s history.

Jeff Garlin settled in to watch his beloved Chicago Bears on Monday night feeling pretty good about both his favorite NFL team and his fantasy team, defending champion Nipsey Russell. But as the Bears-Cardinals stunner was winding down, Garlin was living every fantasy owner’s worst nightmare.

Nipsey Russell entered the MNF game leading Nick Bakay’s Love Handles by a score of 86-72. Nipsey’s starters all played Sunday; the Love Handles had Arizona kicker Neil Rackers. So after Rackers already had made three field goals and two extra points, he lined up for a 41-yard field-goal try with 53 seconds left. Garlin knew what was at stake: If Rackers made the kick, the Bears and Nipsey Russell would both lose.

When the kick sailed wide left, Garlin breathed a double sigh of relief, and Nipsey Russell still had the best record in the Hollywood League at 5-1.

"Oh my god — I actually felt giddy when he missed," Garlin said. "I am not one to use the word ’giddy’ lightly. Today I’m shocked and giddy."

But that wasn’t the only game that came down to the Monday night game, as Rex Linn’s T-Rex held on to win a shootout with Larry Joe Campbell’s Abattoir. T-Rex went into the Monday night game leading the Abattoir, 127-93 — thanks to a 37-point effort from LaDainian Tomlinson. But Campbell still had the Bears defense and kicker Robbie Gould yet to play. It was still a lost cause until the fourth quarter, but then two defensive touchdowns and a special-teams touchdown from the Bears almost gave the Abattoir a miraculous comeback. But while the Bears got the "W," Campbell did not. Linn held on for the 127-125 victory.

In other action, David Boreanaz doubled up Paul Rudd’s Tastes Like Chicken, 155-67. Dis ’n Dat got a combined 99 points from the trio of Matt Hasselbeck, Reggie Brown and Steve Smith.

But 155 wasn’t even the high score for the week. Faulk U, the team co-owned by Guy Torry and Kellita Smith, set an all-time record in the Hollywood League with a 175-66 drubbing of Michelle Williams’ Bootylicious Browns. Faulk U got a combined 85 points from the Rams combo of Marc Bulger and Torry Holt, and the 175 points represents the highest score in the three-year history of the league.

NFLTAHL Week 6 Results:

Faulk U 175, Bootylicious Browns 66 T-Rex 127, The Abattoir 125 Nipsey Russell 86, Nick Bakay’s Love Handles 83 Dis ’n Dat 155, Tastes Like Chicken 67