Meat Loaf's Hell In A Hand Basket team overcame a 43-point halftime deficit to defeat Jerry Cantrell's JC Aroma Of Tacoma 224-214 in the championship of the Alice in Chains & Friends Fantasy Football Charity League at the end of the NFL's regular season.
As a result, Meat Loaf's chosen charity, The Painted Turtle, will receive all the proceeds from an online auction of items donated by all the league's participants and others. The Painted Turtle, which is part of Paul Newman's family of Hole in the Wall Camps for seriously ill children, offers educational, therapeutic, safe and fun summer camp and year-round programs that aim to inspire children to become more self-confident and self-reliant, as well as more cooperative with their medical caregivers, according to the charity's website.
Here is a complete list of the items that went up for an online auction that began Wednesday morning:
G&L Rampage Electric Gguitar signed by Alice in Chains and handwritten lyrics to "Black Gives Way To Blue" (donated by Jerry Cantrell)
Meat Loaf CDs, books and T-shirts (signed and donated by Meat Loaf)
ESP Signature Jeff Hanneman guitar (donated by Slayer)
Warwick Rock Bass Streamer LX (signed and donated by Mike Inez)
Signed Jamie Moyer Philadelphia Phillies jersey (donated by Duff McKagan)
Fender Artist Kenny Wayne Shepherd Stratocaster (donated by Kenny Wayne Shepherd)
Jackson JS1R Dinky electric guitar (donated by Scott Ian)
Epiphone Zakk Wylde Les Paul guitar (signed and donated by Zakk Wylde)
Vinnie Paul signature snare drum (signed and donated by Vinnie Paul)
Dean Dime-o-Flage electric guitar (signed and donated by Vinnie Paul)
BLACKDIAMONDSKYE poster (signed and donated by members of Alice in Chains, Deftones, Mastodon)
Cauzin Vapors 2010 tour poster (signed and donated by Cypress Hill, Slightly Stoopid, Collie Buddz)
Los Angeles Dodgers gift pack, including three signed baseballs (donated by Los Angeles Dodgers)
ESPN gift pack, including a signed ESPN banner (donated by Jay Harris)
This was the second year of the Alice in Chains & Friends Fantasy Football Charity League on ESPN.com. Former NFL player Matt Willig won last year's title and his charity, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, earned more than $10,000 from last year's charity after the 2009 NFL season.
Cantrell, who founded the league to combine his love of fantasy football with the goal of helping a worthy cause, offered his congratulations to Meat Loaf on the league's message board earlier this month.
Congratulations, Meat Loaf
Posted: Jan 2, 8:31 p.m.
JC Aroma Of Tacoma
Nice work, man. Thought I had ya. Great season, everyone. Thanks again. Hope to see you guys again next year.
Re: Congratulations, Meat Loaf
Posted: Jan 2, 8:39 p.m.
Hell In A Hand Basket
I thought you had it, it turned in the second half today. Congrats to you as well.
Re: Congratulations, Meat Loaf
Posted: Jan 3, 12:56 p.m.
Fear And Loathing
Meat told me before the season, "You don't want me in your league." And when asked to talk some trash here he said, "I don't talk, I win."
Congratulations, Meat Loaf!!!
Great season, it was a lot of fun.