Welcome to "The Grill," the Berlin Bratwurst's
new team website. The Bratwurst are a member of the DMFL (Dicks
Madden Football League), a league currently comprised of 13 teams.
In upcoming weeks, this website will saturate your mind with everything
Week 12 Scoreboard:
Berlin, Germany - For all of those people who expected to see a defensive struggle like the previous game between the Panzies and Bratwurst, both teams send their apologies. Apparently both teams left the defensive units in the locker room for this one, as Berlin knocked off the Panzies in overtime, 55-52, to take control of the NFC West. The game itself ranks as one of the greatest games in DMFL history, complete with more twists than a Chubby Checker song. The Bratwurst opened the day with a balanced touchdown drive on its first possession. The Panzies could not respond, and had to punt, but because of the bad weather (and some bad hands), Tim Dwight fumbled the punt and Punxatawny returned it for a game-tying touchdown. The Bratwurst struck back to take a 21-7 lead towards the end of the first quarter, but once again, a turnover would pull the Panzies within striking distance. Brees was hit as he was about to throw the ball, and the opportunistic Panzies defense gobbled it up for another touchdown. Again, Berlin forged forward and restored its 14 point lead with another touchdown. The Panzies responded with a field goal, and then on the next kickoff, the Panzies forced yet another fumble which they returned for a touchdown, making the score 28-24, in favor of the Bratwurst. Berlin would drive and kick a field goal just before half-time making the score 31-24. The turnover bug would hit the Panzies in the beginning of the third quarter, and once again, Berlin was able to push the ball past the goal-line to restore the 14-point lead. The Panzies, determined to stay close, drove the ball down the field and scored another touchdown, but Berlin answered them to make it 48-31 at the end of the third quarter. Once again, the resilient Panzies scored a touchdown, and on the ensuing kickoff, Berlin once again fumbled the ball into Punxatawny's hands to tie this see-saw of a contest. Berlin was unable to move the football and punted to Punxatawny with about 3 and 1/2 minutes remaining. The Panzies moved methodically down the field, capitalizing on the running game and the short passing game. With under 2 minutes to go, the Panzies had the ball 1st down on Berlin's 25-yard line. But after a failed running attempt, the Panzies tried a pass play and were sacked back at the 38 yard line. With just under a minute to go, Punxatawny caught Berlin on a blitz and Brady threw to a wide open Troy Brown in the endzone to take their first, and what seemed to be their most important lead of the game, 52-45. Berlin, out of time outs, and seemingly out of emotion, took over. After a few short gaines, and one first down, Berlin found themselves in trouble, with a 4th down and 13 at their own 35. Brees, possibly playing his best professional game thus far, found an open David Bost at the Panzies 38 yard line, with approximately 20 seconds to go. Boston caught the ball, but more importantly, he drew a pass interference penalty, which stopped the clock. On the very next play, Brees once again found Boston wide open in the endzone to send this amazing game into overtime, tied at 52. In the overtime session, Berlin received the ball first, but was unable to convert, and punted the ball deep into Panzie-land. The Panzies also couldn't convert, and punted the ball back to Berlin. At this point in the game, Brees went to his two "bread and butter" players - Ladanian Tomlinson and Stephen Alexander. Berlin cautiously moved the ball up field, and were once again fortunate to have a pass interfence call go their way to finally set up a game winning field goal by Christie. "It was a shocking game," said an emotionally drained Grieb. "I hope we don't have too many more of these gun-fights!"