It’s Super Bowl week. What an exciting time of the year. You worked all year for this. This is your moment. It’s now or never. You managed your team, you questioned some of your decisions, you found gold on the waiver wire and you survived your bye weeks. You have made it to your fantasy football super bowl. Congratulations. I know we have a few participating in Super Bowls this week including the historic match-up of Damman vs Graig. Seal and Scott take on each other in the third place game in our league, while occasional reader/commenter Bub plays for all the marbles after upsetting league champion Scott last week.
In that same league, I didn’t make the playoffs. I panicked after an early struggle, made some very questionable moves (I think a lot of the moves was because when you are bored at work you play with your line up so much you need a change), and was out of the playoff picture after Week 9. Just to bitch a little, since it’s all mine fault, let me tell you the line-up I should have had most of the year.
QB – Peyton
RB – DeAngelo Williams, MJD
WR – Lance Moore, Antonio Bryant, Wes Welker, DeSean Jackson
TE – Dallas Clark
D – Vikings
K – Ryan Longwell
That’s probably a team that wins it all or at least is competitive down the stretch. But no, I dropped Williams, traded Moore and Clark, dropped the Vikings, dropped Bryant, and bench MJD on several of his big games. I think I had the worst fantasy season ever.
However, in the other league where I share the team with my brother, we are in the Super Bowl and the easy favorite. Our team was the best on paper all year and would have been better than our 8-6 record had we been healthy all year.
McNabb or Schaub, Westbrook and Thomas Jones, Colston and A. Johnson, Cooley, Bucs/Eagles, Jeff Reed. That’s an unstoppable team and look for us to take home the championship.
Just wanted to get one last fantasy football talk in this year and good luck to all of you in the Super Bowl. Go Damman!
On to Week 16 of the NFL. A 12-3 record last week puts me at 125-84-1. Not too bad.
DALLAS vs Baltimore – Remember when Saturday NFL games used to be on during the day after college football ended and how nice that was? The NFL Network is starting to piss me off with their games. I don’t have the channel and have to find a bar that does to watch it. And you can’t watch a game you really don’t care about at a bar with so many other things grabbing your attention. But Dallas is starting to play well and as much as I hope they lose, I want Baltimore to lose more.
CLEVELAND vs CINCINNATI – I’m calling this a push. I could be the first ever 0-0 tie in the history of the NFL and the only game where 15% of the crowd commits suicide together and where fans of both teams leave the game pissed off after booing such horrible football for 60 minutes. I mean it’s Ken Dorsey vs Ryan Fitzpatrick. How on God’s green earth can that be a good football game. I think Cleveland loses the game but the real losers are all of us that will watch the game.
SAN FRANCISCO at St. Louis – Interim coaches are stupid. However, Mike Singletary has done an awesome job. Why haven’t they named him the head coach and give him a huge contact?
NEW ORLEANS at Detroit – Two games to go. Two games to go. Come on Lions. Don’t piss of the world now. We are all rooting for you.
PITTSBURGH at Tennessee – Pittsburgh is the best team in the AFC. Well maybe not the best talent overall but with that defense and that luck, they don’t seem able to lose.
MIAMI at Kansas City – I’m done picking KC to win every week. I’m going back to picking Miami to win. They are going to win out and sneak into the playoffs.
NEW ENGLAND vs Arizona – Has a division champ ever entered the playoffs on a three-game losing streak? Or lost four in a row to end their season like the Cardinals will? The Patriots win out and get the last AFC playoff spot.
TAMPA BAY vs San Diego – Tampa’s better than Kansas so no comeback this time for the Chargers.
HOUSTON at Oakland – I hope this game stays close and Schaub has to keep throwing the ball and AJ keeps catching it.
DENVER vs Buffalo – Who is a worst division champ; Denver or Arizona?
SEATTLE vs New York Jets – Seattle plays inspired football in Holgram’s last game in Seattle and Favre pulls a Michael Strahan for his former coach, not realizing it eliminates them from the playoffs.
ATLANTA at Minnesota – Big game. Bigger for Atlanta.
PHILADELPHIA at Washington – If Washington was playing the Lions, I’d be Detroit to win.
CAROLINA at New York Giants – Carolina does the same things the Giants do, only they are healthier and do it better.
CHICAGO vs Green Bay – Too bad there isn’t a flex schedule for MNF.