Thursday, October 27, 2011
Halfway through the season... and we're feeling kinda of "eh"
by 2010 HBFFL Champion Renal Failure
We didn't have a good Fantasy Football week...
Your People's Champion is beginning to think Yahoo! projected scores are just random numbers shaken out of a cowboy hat, because we were projected to win 107-65 vs. What the Canuck? and we ended up losing 110-70. No, that is not irony, that's just Yahoo! being completely wrong.
Only Megatron bothered showing up for the Failure this week. Well, to be fair Jason Witten (9pts) and Brandon Lloyd (7pts) did make a decent showing But CJ2K was a ghost and Ryan Mathews got injured in his game and was limited. Tony Romo got outdueled by Mark Sanchez, who we gave to Canuck in the Megatron trade. Meanwhile Canucklehead killed us with big days from Matt Forte, Steve Smith, and Fred Davis.
Losing to Canuck was still better than the 48-43 lost we suffered in the FTWL against a guy starting two players on their bye week and the injured Andre Johnson. Yeah, play us out of Week 7 Keyboard Cat...
So at the halfway point of the 2011 season, your defending Champions sit at 4-3, which is better than the 2-5 position we were in last year. We're sitting in 5th with Bourbon Blasters, also at 4-3, looking up at nonames at 5-2. Above them are Purple Drank and Predator Press at 6-1. LOBO seems to be in a good position to fulfill the HBFFL prophecy of last year's championship loser winning it the title the next year, which also means that Renal Failure will not make the playoffs. That, however, will not happen.
Renal Failure is a second-half team, going 16-5 over the last three years in the second half of the season. No team in the HBFFL has a better second-half record than Renal Failure in those three years. So if there's one thing your People's Champ knows how to do is finish strong.
Take that to the bank! Unless it's Bank of America because I'm not paying 5 bucks a month just to be able to use my frickin' debit card. That's bullshit!
All right, so the People need to regroup for Week 8. We're still in a good position to make the playoffs. We've got the talent. Now we just need some wins. And who is stepping to the people, the new flavor of the month nonames who have been racking up wins on the arm of Aaron Rodgers (which is how Rambler used to rack up wins).
But Oh No! Rodgers is on a bye week! And Larry Fitzgerald is matched up against the tough Baltimore Defense. Well, he still has Jimmy Graham who has been lighting it up at the tight end position all year (we have him in another league, one that we're actually first in) but his running back duo of Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert leave much to be desired.
Meanwhile the People's Champion gets LeSean McCoy back from a bye, and has no other usual starters on a bye either. So now it's time for nonames to learn what it's like to try and survive these brutal games when your big guns are unavailable. It's time to get hyped for another Renal Failure late season run! EAST COAST PHILLY BABY WHERE YOU AT?
Renal Failure is so Pringles...
Okay, so let's see what Yahoo! projects the score to be... Renal Failure 102, Nonames 70.
Renal Failure is the defending 2010 HBFFL champion, the defending 2010 FTWL champion, and The People's Champion. We were foolish enough to agree to be in four leagues this season. We're 5th in the HBFFL, 9th in the FTWL, 9th in another, but solidly in first place in the fourth league. And thus the secret to fantasy football is revealed... be in a lot of leagues because you can't lose in all of them. Just most of them.