Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fantasy Football Gods Dont Like Canada

What the Canuck? won the best draft award...


...and soon thereafter defeat was snatched from the jaws of victory, courtesy of the HBFFL gods of fantasy football. Mere hours after Canuck had chosen Payton Manning in the second round, and Reggie Wayne in the fourth, and the draft was over the news broke that Mr. Endorsement won't be back anytime soon.

In 2008, What The Canuck? lost Tom Brady to a torn ACL/MCL in the first quarter of the first game of the season. It was a disturbance so great even Obi-Wan Kenobi felt it.


And our other Canadian owner, nonames was not spared either. Dallas Clark, his fifth-round pick now has Kerry Collins throwing him the rock. But if Collins gets a good speed going on his scooter he can hit Clark in stride. So there's that.

Maybe the HBFFL fantasy football gods have issues with the CFL and the 110-yard field. Or they don't like Doug and Bob McKenzie. Who knows.

But they sure do love laying the smackdown upon the Canadian owners.

8 comments:

LOBO said...

Haha I was thinkin the same thing (see comments on RF's last post). Anyone who has tweaked even something minor in their neck will be flinching at the memory -but to imagine playing football with it? [*shudder*]

Adding to the curse theory? The Canuck has Garrett Hartley too ...

LOBO said...

While I'm not going to jinx myself and vote against my beloved Preds in the sidebar, there are two other scary teams that merit some discussion: the nonames and the Future Ex-Cons.

The Cons in particular ... I'm dreaming up anything and everything in order to meet those daunting projections. (And that Troi's nickname in college was 'Khan' has not escaped me.)

Unfortunately if the Humor Bowl were held today, I think the Cons would take it.

nonamedufus said...

I've got Clark in one league and Wayne in the other! Shee-ite. Maybe there's something to be said for three-down football afterall. Ku-ru-ku-ku-ku-ku-ku-ku. Could be the pits, eh?

Lobo: The nonames deserve some discussion?

LOBO said...

Yup. Pretty solid team ya got there.

I think the Future Ex-Cons maybe have a slight edge over the nonames as of now because they are more rounded out at the RB position ... but it's a pretty slim margin, and we have a lot of season ahead. (Maybe I'll do a predictions post after examining everyone else's schedules closer ... I'm kinda just taking glances and shooting from the hip at the moment.)

The way the schedule fell, the tougher standouts against my team are nonames, Purple Drank and Future Ex-Cons. (I might dodge the RF bullet somewhat ... while I'm sure he'll "shore up," I only face him once -and half of his team is on byes that week.)

But there aren't any "pushover" teams, and we're just getting started: between injuries, talent scouting, trades, waivers, et cetera, I'll bet I reread this at the end of the season and wonder what the hell I was thinking at the time ...

LOBO said...

Rambler will give me fits too.

Over the span of the reg season, there are at least six matchups I'll have to creatively and inch by inch find ways to win. And frankly I can't assume victories in all the other eight, which is roughly the minimum of wins required to make the playoffs.

I also have a bad habit of focusing on making the playoffs, and neglecting to bring anything substantial to weeks fifteen and sixteen.

Worse, I think it was 2009 when I built a team that was a monster in week seventeen, errantly thinking that was our Humor Bowl. Assuming I had another week, I thought I could afford another loss ... and thus got myself knocked completely out of contention in week fifteen.

(Sorry guys ... I'm banged up, buzzed, and bored ...)

unfinishedperson said...

"Rambler will give me fits."

No, he won't. He's dead. But Unfinished Person will gladly fill in to give you fits. ;)

LOBO said...

Who are you, and what have you done with Rambler's television!??

(and Rambler?)

unfinished person said...

I killed him...

...and the television too. ;)