Larry's Last Stand

Jon Kinsman, YFFL Commissioner

December 26, 2017

In what may have been his final YFFL game, Larry Fitzgerald made it count.

Down by 1 point heading into the Sunday afternoon games and with two Eaters players set to go on Monday night, the White Guys needed Fitzgerald to give them something if they wanted to capture Super Bowl XXV. The 14-year veteran did what he has always done: quietly deliver.

Fitzgerald scored 10 points behind 119 yards and a touchdown, which was enough for the White Guys to hang on for a 55-50 Super Bowl victory, their first since 2007.

Again leading the way was Todd Gurley, who finished a remarkable postseason with a 22-point effort (giving him 68 points thru 3 games, a new record) to become just the second player to win a regular season and Super Bowl MVP in the same season (Brett Favre, 1997). Also of note: the White Guys were able to overcome receiving just 2 points combined(!!) from their kickers in their 3 postseason victories.

The White Guys victory prevented the Eaters from becoming the 4th team in league history to repeat as champions, as their high powered ground game was let down by their receiving corps, who combined for 0 yards and 0 points. However, with a great core of young players, the Eaters very well may be back looking for a 2nd title in 3 years next season.

Congratulations to the High 5'n White Guys, your Super Bowl XXV champions!