At some point, I thought it would be a good idea to follow the rule “Be Interesting” when it comes to posting on this blog. This would preclude ever talking about my fantasy football teams. I do want future me, though, to know what past me was interested in. And current me is obsessed with fantasy football. So, I’m going to talk about it and you can ignore it.
I WON!!!!! WHOO!!!!
I’m champion in both leagues I played in. One was a money league. I won $250 for first place plus an additional $10 for the highest score during one week in the regular season. So, remember when I wrote about how my team, The BART Police, was done? It wasn’t! A miracle happened! I needed another team to lose, but that team was behind by only 3 points and still had Mark Sanchez to play against New England. I was sure I was going to lose. I watched a little bit of the game and left when it looked like Sanchez had enough points to defeat me. But he threw a bunch of picks and I sneaked into the playoffs as the 6th seed with a 6-7 record. I got lucky in the first round of the playoffs with a low point total, but my opponent did worse. Then, Ray Rice suddenly came to life in the 2nd round of the playoffs, and I blew-out my opponent. In the finals, my persistence in starting Miles Austin finally paid off when he got a hundred yard game for the first time in forever. I also snagged Rob Gronkowski at the last second after I heard Aaron Hernandez was hurt. He got me 17 points while Kevin Boss would’ve got me 0, and cost me a championship. I was also helped by a garbage time TD from Philip Rivers.
In my other league, I successfully defended my championship. My team was called the Hedonic Treadmills. I also kind of sneaked into the playoffs, but it wasn’t as much of a miracle. I lost, but when another team lost, I still got into the playoffs with a 7-7 record as the number 4 seed. (I did, however, have a miracle game where I got 13 points from Adam Vinitieri on MNF to win it.) I survived the first round of the playoffs after TO got hurt, Darren McFadden had all his touchdowns vultured, and AP was a scratch for the Monday night game. In the finals, I made a slap bet with Nick, my opponent for that game. (Thank you Tom Brady and NE defense.) I won, and now I get to slap Nick. Ahahahahaha!
One thing I want to say is that I was right about Jamaal Charles. He is a beast and is an RB1 all the way. I would’ve drafted him in the second round if autodraft hadn’t screwed me. (Luckily, I was able to turn Ryan Mathews into Calvin Johnson. What a steal! I also traded Maclin and Knox for Mendenhall.) My only regret is passing up Jamaal Charles for Roddy White in the third round of the draft in my money league.
I am going to give serious consideration to drafting Jamaal Charles first next year. Dude is amazing.