Normally I enforce a rule around here about no fantasy football talk because really, no one cares about your team. However, today I’m letting you vent about your team. You see, I had probably the worst week even when it comes to fantasy football and I need a place to vent. I figured my loyal readers would understand and it would give you a chance to complain or brag about your team.
My team in the league with all my friends is not very good. The only reason I’ve been able to win games is because I am so low on the waiver list that I pick up all the back-up running backs that do good for a few weeks filling in for the starter. But this week, my team went off. Take a look: Peyton – 27.6, MJD – 27.1, Mewelde Moore 22.5, DeSean Jackson – 14.5, Kevin Walter- 14.5. The rest of the team not so good but it totaled 119.2. My high of the season and one of the highest in the league this year. You’d think I’d win, right? Well, I was going up against a guy who had Jay Cutler (36.7) and Eddie Royal (22.4), Adrian Peterson (28.5) and Marques Colston. Pretty even but then his defense, the Jets, go off for 25. Come on. Really!? I have my best week of the year and because the Browns suck ass and St. Louis is even worse, I give up 154.2 points and lose a game that may have cost me the playoffs.
I knew after Thursday I wasn’t going to win since Cutler and Royal and 59 points. I didn’t even bother checking my team Sunday until I saw MJD score three times. Then Peyton scored three and Moore scored twice. I would have rather them not score at all and lose 154 to 54 than score 119 and lose.
As bad as that game was, the match in my other league was worse. Going into the Monday Night game, the team I share with my brother had a 16 point lead. We had Hightower going and the other guy and Boldin. You’d think Hightower would not get out scored by 16. Wrong. Outscored by 18 and we lose by 2. But that’s not even the part that sucks. Normally, I don’t mess with the line up and let Scott handle it. But for whatever reason, Sunday morning I put Hightower in the starting line up… replacing Thomas Jones. Ouch. Not a good move. I saw Jones had two touchdowns while the Balitmore-Houston game was still in the first quarter and I felt sick. Last night watching the game, it was like watching someone perform open heart surgery on your dad with a plastic knife and a spork. Just painful to watch as Hightower did nothing and Boldin scored twice. I couldn’t sleep. I kept looking at the score and wanting to vomit. I actually felt sick. I felt like I had just learned the GF had been cheating on me. It was that sick of a feeling. Not only does it suck to lose like that, to lose by me taking a 36 point score out of the line up, but the loss probably cost us a playoff spot. I’ll never forgive myself for that move.
This brings up the point of why do we play fantasy football. Why can’tfantasy football be more like these pictures. I get why we play it though, the competitiveness, the bonding with the guys, following every game with some interest, money, etc., but what I don’t get is why we spend some much time, energy and attention to it. I look at my line up for what seems like hours each day, trying to find the perfect line-up and I always regret at least one decision. I’m sure most of you are like that too. It’s great when we win, when we beat a friend because Jay Feely scored 21 points or the Dolphins defense score two touchdowns but that happens as much as JaMarcus Russell throws TDs. More often than not we lose because we think we really know what we are doing but over think things. It’s agonizing, it’s painful, it’s annoying, it pisses you off more than losing your wallet, but sure is a hell of time.
Anyone have a worse week than me in fantasy this week? I highly doubt it but feel free to vent as you wish.