The Garbage Slam Bowl - A Rivalry Rich In Tradition

Each year, there are two fantasy football teams that play in a historic rivalry game that's unparalleled in the history of sports. This annual match up is bigger than Alabama vs. Auburn or the Boston Celtics vs. the Los Angeles Lakers. It is the Garbage Slam Bowl!

Garbage Cans

(Steve) Steve
Rivalry equivalent: New York Yankees

Phoenix Slam

Phil Ladden
Rivalry equivalent: Boston Cry Sux of ASS-achusetts

A 2012 game between these teams ... THE GARBAGE CANS WON BIG!
2012 Garbage Slam Bowl Game 1
(Week 9 of the 2012 season)
"Garbage Cans Punish The Phoenix Slam, Add To Their Pain" :)

Rivalry History

Overall Record: Garbage Cans lead all-time series 9-3.

Although we are friends in real life, the smack talk always builds throughout the season between the Garbage Cans and Phoenix Slam.

2014 Regular Season (Week 12) - Garbage Cans won 133-79. This was a complete rout! With this win, the Garbage Cans clinched the Old Forum Division crown and a playoff spot, climbing to 8-4. The PhX Slam dropped to 4-8. C.J. Anderson, Cody Parkey and the Buffalo defense were the biggest scorers for the winning team. As for Phil, he foolishly started Charles Clay (who was injured) and running back Ben Tate -- both gave Phil a big zero in the scoring column.

2014 Regular Season (Week 8) - PhX Slam won 129-114. Phil's team won in a slugfest, as Peyton Manning, T.Y. Hilton, Brandin Cooks and the Kansas City defense scored 20+ each. Andrew Luck and Randall Cobb led the way as the top scorers for the Garbage Cans.

2013 Regular Season (Week 12) - Garbage Cans won 101-65. For the second consecutive year, a late season loss for the Phoenix Slam knocked them out of the playoff contention. It was quite a thrashing! The biggest scoring contrast was at defense, where Steve started Pittsburgh (23.50 points) and Phil started Kansas City (0.75 points). Garbage Cans starters Rashad Jennings, Shane Vereen and Justin Tucker all chipped in nicely to make it an easy victory.

2013 Regular Season (Week 6) - Phoenix Slam won 79-64. Neither team looked good, but Phoenix Slam pulled out the win and broke a five game losing streak against his division rival. The Kansas City defense and QB Sam Bradford were Phil's leading scorers; A.J. Green was the top scorer for the Garbage Cans.

2012 Regular Season (Week 13) - Garbage Cans won 103-90. The final game of the regular season, the Garbage Cans had already wrapped up the division crown and #1 seed in the playoffs, while Phil was in a "must win" situation to earn a wildcard spot. Brandon Marshall, Robert Griffin III and the Arizona defense led the way for the Garbage Cans in a close match. While most of Phil's starters did well, Philip Rivers' poor performance and Brandon Stokley's ZERO points was the Phoenix Slam's downfall. This loss ended the Phoenix Slam's playoff chances and snapped its five-year year streak of making the playoffs.

2012 Regular Season (Week 9) - Garbage Cans won 126-66. It was another blowout victory for the Garbage Cans. Brandon Marshall caught three TD passes, the dominant San Diego defense had two defensive TDs, and Roddy White and Arian Foster generously chipped in points to give Steve an easy win. For the Phoenix Slam, only the New Orleans defense scored above their projected point total.

2011 Regular Season - Garbage Cans won 119-86. Percy Harvin and Marshawn Lynch had two TD's each (see Lynch's amazing 15 yard scramble!) and Roddy White and Mike Tolbert also chipped in TDs to lead the Garbage Cans to a decisive victory. The Garbage Cans were winning by 65+ points after Sunday's games. Phoenix Slam QB Philip Rivers had his best game of the year on Monday Night Football to make the match up seem close.

2010 Regular Season - Garbage Cans won 111-59. Led by MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the tough WR combination of Roddy White and Jeremy Maclin, the Garbage Cans dominated in an embarrassing and lopsided blowout.

2009 Regular Season - Garbage Cans won 111-91. It was a dismal year for the Garbage Cans. At 3-9, they were in last place, but of course they played their hearts out against the Boston Cry Sux of Massachusetts. Thanks to huge games by rookies Robert Meachem (see his amazing offensive fumble TD!) and Jermichael Finley, the Garbage Cans ended their season on a high note by defeating Phil. (Phil did win the 2009 Manager of the Year award. Woo-hoo!)

2008 Regular Season - Phoenix Slam won 117-100. The Garbage Cans had their worst bye weeks on the schedule. Both starting RB's, Marion Barber and rookie sensation Matt Forte, QB Tony Romo and TE Chris Cooley were all out. Chris Johnson and Brandon Marshall were the top performers for the Phoenix Slam.

2007 First Round Playoffs - Garbage Cans won 158-143. Controversy struck in this one. The Garbage Cans were far ahead, but the Phoenix Slam still had Peyton Manning and Reggie Wayne yet to play on Monday night. The Colts offense went wild against Baltimore, with the Manning/Wayne connection scoring fantasy points like crazy. However, the Colts were so far ahead at halftime (the score was 31-0), Manning and Wayne were benched for much of the second half. That secured a narrow Garbage Cans victory 158-143. To this day, Phil still complains about this unfortunate turn of events. :-D

2007 Regular Season - Garbage Cans won 174-114. Matt Hasselbeck had a huge passing game, Steven Jackson and Brandon Jacobs each had multi-TD games, and the Detroit defense went wild with two INT's for TDs and a punt return TD against Chicago to blow out the Phoenix Slam.

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