Fantasy Football Madness Part II
Here you are, mid season and you are in full fantasy football madness swing. The leaves are falling, the temperature is dropping, but your blood pressure is rising. With every injury and every surprising mismatch of players on your bench you persevere and somehow squeak out some victories, despite bad coaching move after bad coaching move.
But that’s just one of your franchise teams, and chances are, you don’t have just one team. You actually own two, three maybe more teams and one of them is floundering…bad. It matters not what you do on the waiver wire or through trades with other franchise owners. Your guys let you down and cost you very important games. Instead of beating your chest and cyber-slamming an opponent, you bear the grunt end of ridicule and blunder when you get beat down by 27.03 points per game. Its embarrassing week end and week out, when you had such high hopes on draft day.
At some point, and I know you’ve been there before, you change the name of your team to match its performance. Instead of the Raging Bullhorns, you change the name of your team to the Fizzling Kazoos; The Great Junkyard Rhinos become the Tiny Dollhouse Geckos; or the Slammin’ Ramrods morph into the Whimpering Pushovers. It’s pathetic, but you really think that this could be the spark that gets your team moving in the right direction.
No matter what happens each week, though, you lead your team as coach and owner like a true businessman, because this is real. There may even be big money on the line, not to mention the bragging rights, trophies and the kind of status that rakes in the babes (providing you are single, of course!) You never let up and never give up monitoring the waiver wires for opportunities to improve your team. Why keep a wide receiver who is averaging 12 points per game, when you can find the guy who will give you 12.7 points per game and has better match-ups coming up? You spend the day getting twitter updates from Adam Schefter and RotoWorld, on your Android phone, while at work so that your employer doesn’t track your internet usage while you’re on the clock. The last thing you want is to miss out on important opportunities and let your next opponent pick up a guy that will have a break-out game against you this week. How humiliating that would be!
Injuries to your starting running back can derail your enthusiasm, but one thing you never do no matter how bad your team is, is give up. If others in your league found this out, you would be banned for life! That could be the most painful of all failures and that’s just not gonna happen to you. You have your dignity for crying out loud. Play at all costs and don’t throw in the towel! Never! And above all, remember there is no crying in fantasy football. There are 7 more weeks left in the regular season and anything can happen. You are playoff bound and will not be denied your spot to win it all!
Monday Night Football is on and great – your quarterback just got broken in half. He isn’t coming back for 6 weeks. Here it goes again, anyone want to make a trade??