I thought for this week's Tuesday Morning QB, I would play a game of "if only" in honor of the election. On my own blog, I wrote a post based on what might happen if McCain-Palin wins in response to a letter from Focus on the Family on what they thought might happen if Obama-Biden wins. Here, I thought I'd write what could have happened in two games: the game between Chris Cameron of Angry Seafood's La Machine and Leigh of leighonline's Fantasy Virgin, and the one between myself and Lobo of Predator Press. Each of the two games were close, with Leigh edging Chris 89-87 and Lobo edging me 86-81.
However, Leigh could have had even more points, if only she had played Donald Driver at wide receiver, who played in 45 percent of leagues and had 24 points, she could have had even a larger margin of victory. Instead, she chose to play Chansi Stuckey (uh, he's wide receiver for the Jets, in case you've never heard of him, I hadn't) who had a whopping zero points.
Luckily, she was led by Matt Ryan, played in a mere 28 percent of public leagues, with 23 points and Adrian Peterson, played in only 24 percent of public leagues, with 24 points. So she didn't have to worry-- well, not too much.
Meanwhile, on Chris' side, if only he had played McNabb, played in 82 percent of public leagues, who ended up with 34 points instead of Cutler, played in 75 percent of public leagues, who had 32 points, he could have secured a tie, at least.
And if only he had played Chad Johnson, played in 55 percent of public leagues, instead of Kevin Walter, 48 percent of public leagues, he could have had Johnson's 14 points instead of Walter's lousy four points.
I could have secured a tie in my game with Lobo if only...
I hadn't played Plaxico Burress, 89 percent of public leagues, who had three points and instead had played Jerricho Cotchery, 65 percent of leagues, who had six points...
I had played Willie Parker, 34 percent of public leagues, with 13 points instead of Steve Slaton, 62 percent of public leagues, with 11 points.
THEN if only I had played Arizona's D, played in only 29 percent of public leagues, which ended with 14 points, instead of Pittsburgh's D, 71 percent of public leagues, with 13 points.
I would have won by ONE point.
Tomorrow, the REAL if only begins with all the political pundits. No matter who wins, I'm just glad we don't have cable or satellite so I won't have to hear it 24-7.