Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Fantasy football heartbreak

A bit off-topic, but this is a quick story about my brother's fantasy football team. Feel free to skip it if you hate this stuff.

He was in the finals in his office league and according to him, clearly the favorite. The guy he was playing had the Bears D/ST yet to play. My brother had both kickers playing last night to choose from. We discussed playing Crosby since every kick would doubly hurt the Bears D/ST. We knew neither was a good option though, due to the weather.

Here are his emails to me late last night:

Timestamp: 12/22/2008 10:56 PM
Subject: "Tonite"
Body: That missed FG was worth 4 to me and -1 to my opponent. And I'm down by 5!

Timestamp: 12/22/2008 11:42 PM
Subject: "This kick"
Body: For the title

Timestamp: 12/22/2008 11:57 PM
Subject: "I'm sick"
Body: That missed FG cost me the title.
That, my friends, is pain.


dinologic (Dean D) said...

I'm down with that pain.

I've been playing fantasy baseball for years and have been pretty successful (and very lucky) winning 3 out of 4 years starting in 2003. Well, before the '07 season my fellow owners became a little sick of my success and decided it was time to change the rules. (Not so ironically, I named my team Big Stein so I guess I was asking for it.) They decided to switch the format to head-to-head which basically makes every week a crap-shoot.

Anyway, to make a long story short, do you remember the game the Yanks played against the O's that year that got interrupted by rain? My opponent that week had Mariano on his team. I beat him by a few points that week and all was good. HOWEVER, when they resumed that game a few weeks later, Mo came in to get the save. Those points counted for the week that the game was originally played switching my win to a loss. I missed the playoffs by one game that season.

Oh...did I mention that the guy who benefited was the one who led the charge to switch to head-to-head? Yeah. Thankfully, he didn't win anything that year except for the title of being my fantasy nemesis.

I feel for your bro. An extra egg nog will dull the pain, but nothing will make it completely go away.

tHeMARksMiTh said...

Poor guy. Remember the Polamalu touchdown turned not touchdown that didn't matter anyway but still caused a ruckus in the casinos, I was down by four with Pittsburgh's defense. Lost the game because they took it back. Went from jubilant to pissed. Then again, it wasn't in championship week.