Monday, December 28, 2009

Play our season out, Keyboard Cat!

The People's Champion had a bad day... so bad that by the time 4pm rolled around we didn't even bother taking out the inactive Stephen Jackson from our lineup. Not that it would have mattered anyway.

La Machine soundly defeated Renal Failure 127-62 for the HBFFL Championship, no two or three or six ways about it, and in complete Wild Card (bitches!) fashion too as we did not expect our starting lineup (with the exception of Philip Rivers) to utterly and completely collapse in the biggest game of the year. Nope... didn't see that coming at all. That's how the Wild Card rolls.

But there is no sympathy for the devil, or Renal Failure. So I guess that's our last nickname of the year, The Devil. It does explain how we got away with that trade with The Ramblers, and why no one really wanted to trade with us after that. That and the Devil has all the best bands on his side.

Angela Gossow will rock your face so hard it will get pushed out the back of your skull...

On the bright side, we did improve over last season's 7th-place finish at 8-6, won our first playoff game ever (before totally not showing up for the championship game), and set the benchmarks of excellence for the regular season with our nine-game win streak and 12-2 record.

And now we've reached the Fantasy off-season, where the People's Champion is likely to lose themselves in an alcohol-soaked bender until we're numb to all of our pain and dissapointment. And hopefully by the time we come out of that self-destructive cycle it'll be time for the 2010 HBFFL season... where the fight to the top begins again.

---Renal Failure wanders alone down the road to the that sad piano music from the Incredible Hulk TV show...


Unfinished Rambler said...

I hear you on the "alcohol-soaked bender until we're numb" but "not to all of our pain and disappointment." I'm just happy most likely to finish in fifth place!!! Yeah, baby! Fifth place and .500. I'm going to be celebrating this New Year's Eve.

No, it's true, I don't have a life or cable, same difference, and know I need to get out more, but The Wife and I are staying in this New Year's and getting drunk off our asses without the worry of being pulled over by the police.

LOBO said...

Same here. I had a great time this year, and I'm already bummed the season is over ... I've even been toying with posting about it (which usually means it happens eventually.)

In any case, I'm going to watch tonight's Bears/Viking game w/Stattracker open just for old time's sake.


Unfinished Rambler said...

I'll be there too, Lobo...but then again, I need to be to make sure the Vikings D gets at least 3 points to beat Joe. :)

LOBO said...

PS: I recently mentioned an NFL reality show coming out in Feb.

Here's a link some preliminary info on it.

Defending Champion said...

Congratulations to Chris on winning this season. Even though I am heading for a sixth place finish, I had more fun this year. My motto is if you cant finish first, dont come in last. By the way I love the Saints. Oh, and I hate Matt Ryan.

Chris C said...

Thank you DC for the congrats on my impressive drubbing of Renal Failure.

Even if I didn't win it all I agree it would still have been a fun season.

Next year will be even better. We'll try to expand to 12 teams, maybe think about a live draft, and some rules changes that will make the league even more fun and competitive at the same time.

On a side note keyboard cat never gets old.

The blog isn't done yet however. We'll be doing NFL playoff predictions for the three weeks of the postseason. :)