Tuesday, December 22, 2009

No fingers this week, maybe next week

Roast duck sandwich

In case, you don't recognize the above photo, it's what I had for a late lunch yesterday: a roast duck sandwich as I defeated Team Duckgirl by a score of at least 142 to 92 (I couldn't stomach following the Giants-Redskins game any longer last night to see how little points Quinton Ganther finished with).

As of Sunday morning, though, I was down 50-0, as Tony Romo led her squad with 28 points, Jacksonsville's Mike Sims-Walker followed with 12 points, the Dallas D put up 10 points, and I looked like this:

1957-59 Rambler wagon
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59866125@N00/ / CC BY-NC 2.0

Slowly but surely, though, I made a comeback, starting with of all people Randy Moss (no finger photos this week as per request of Joe - Defending Champion). Moss had five receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown for 13 points. Then my man, DeSean Jackson went off in Philly against the 'Niners with six passes for 140 yards and a touchdown for 25 points. Beanie Wells rumbled for a career-high 110 yards and a touchdown for 23 points.

Finally, my MVP, as usual, was Aaron Rodgers, who passed for 383 yards and three touchdowns to give my team a whopping 52 points. Plus an unexpected bonus: the Packers lost to my Steelers 37-36 after a miraculous comeback by Big Ben and the boys.

If only I had played Jonathan Stewart, who exploded for 109 yards rushing and a touchdown on 25 carries for 28 points, I would have had at least a whopping 168 points. However, I don't feel that it really was that bad after reading in this article on Yahoo that his performance snapped "Minnesota’s streak of 36 games without allowing a 100-yard rusher." No one could have predicted his breakout performance, or that DeAngelo Williams, the starter, would go out with an ankle injury in the first quarter.

Instead, I played Quinton Ganther...who at this point (writing this at 10:27 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, but scheduling this post for later)...had two points. Maybe I'll be giving him those fingers tomorrow that I normally reserve for Randy Moss in the past (again, don't worry, Joe, no finger photos).

Next week I face Defending Champion who I have defeated twice, first in week 3 by a score of 115-48, then in week 12, 93-89. This time I think it will be even closer with Joe making some great acquisitions as he has gone throughout the season and Big Ben beginning to look like his old self. Plus he has Chris Johnson. I have a feeling unless one of my guys has a breakout game, I'm going to be posting a Monday Morning QB post instead and hopefully in defeat, I'll once again find my sense of humor, which for some reason I seem to have lost this week.

4 comments:

Defending Champion said...

After I crush you this week, you can shoot the finger. However, Rodgers gets a layup matchup with Seattle while Ben gets Baltimore. I will be counting on CJ trying for Dickersons record.

renalfailure said...

I will be hoping for big passing days from both your QB's. Chris has Ryan Grant so the more TD passes Rodgers throws, the less chances there are for Ryan Grant to run some in. Also I have Hines Ward so Big Ben tossing him the ball a lot would help the People's cause.

unfinishedrambler said...

Grant, from what I remember, still had a good game last week even with Rodgers throwing bears into space. And Big Ben will probably go to Holmes...so I don't think you'll be getting much help from us. ;)

Chris C said...

Grant, Grant the Lego maniac.

Wait that's Zack.