I can’t speak for Don or RF, but I don’t know how much harder I could have worked to clinch this three-way tie for ninth place.
Like RF, we were coming from three back-to-back losses. But for the Preds, two of them were wholly unexpected; it seemed a particularly harsh toss by the Fates. I swear to God in Week Three, ten minutes after the game, Stattracker was still deducting points from Carson Palmer.
For me, morale hadn’t been that low since my 2009 draft results. And with a third of my team -including Ben Roethlisberger- between “byes” and Vick out indefinitely, the Preds were at best at mediocre strength. Up against the undefeated Bourbon Blasters, what chance did we have with no quarterback and a rather flaccid receiving corps?
We had LaDainian Tomlinson. That’s what.
I remember LaDainian Tomlinson's unique legacy of bitter Fantasy disappointment all too well. In fact I think it was Bourbon Blasters' Joe himself that pointed out I “rode LaDainian Tomlinson right out of the  playoffs.”
-Kinda poetic, isn’t it?