Mission Accomplished

Jon Kinsman, YFFL Commissioner

December 26, 2018

It's every champion's goal to defend what they've earned. The High 5'n White Guys didn't just become the 4th team to repeat as champions, they also became the first team in league history to go undefeated for an entire season.

Despite a 13-0-1 record heading into Super Bowl XXVI, many considered the White Guys to be the underdogs thanks to an ailing Todd Gurley and the surging Burger Buddies led by league MVP Patrick Mahomes. When the Buddies got out to a fast start with a Derrick Henry TD, and Gurley's status continued to be in jeopardy leading up to Sunday, it looked like the defending champs' dream of an undefeated season would end here.

However, a string of miraculous events turned the tide. Beginning with a 2 TD performance from Kyle Rudolph (just days before Christmas no less) that saw him nearly equal his output for the entire season, a TD pass from Larry Fitzgerald, who continued his Super Bowl heroics, and a last second touchdown from Michael Thomas, the White Guys pulled into a semi-comfortable lead even without Gurley, who was a late scratch.

However, Mahomes was able to trim that lead down to a slim 4 point margin with another sterling effort on Sunday night to set-up a Monday night showdown between late season waiver wire pickup Case Keenum and rookie sensation Patrick Lindsay.

While critics have called out White Guys owner Anthony Aceto all season for not bolstering his QB position, Keenum was more than capable enough on Monday night to seal the victory by tossing 2 touchdowns and joining other such luminaries as Derek Anderson and Alex Smith as Super Bowl winning QBs for the White Guys.

Congratulations to the High 5'n White Guys, the fourth team to repeat as champions and the first to complete an undefeated YFFL season!