Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tuesday Morning Quarterback: How to get the last laugh

Welcome to Tuesday Morning Quarterback, where I take a look back at what I (and sometimes others) would have (could have/should have) done differently with my (their) fantasy football teams for that previous week's games.

Say you're at the bottom of your league...or even say you're the top dog and just want to continue being the top dog, what can you do to pull yourself out of the basement into the light...or keep yourself at the top of the heap?

Play a defense that has no chance of hell of scoring any points and play them. Say the St. Louis Rams playing against the New Orleans Saints.

Before this weekend, you'd laugh me out of the Edward Jones Dome. It wouldn't be the first time that someone got guffawed out, and certainly won't be the last time that someone gets heckled out, of "The Ed" as locals like to call it. According to Wikipedia, from 2011 through 2013, the dome will host the world championships of an international high school robotics competition and the world championships of an international elementary school Lego robotics competition. You can't tell me there's going to be major laughing out of the dome there.

Back to the laughing out in the present or what should have been laughing out this past weekend: The Rams D was projected to score 3 points (I don't know how many actually, but I can imagine that it wasn't a hell of a lot) in fantasy against the vaunted Saints offense. Instead, the Rams D scored six times as much with 18 fantasy points.

Instead of picking the Rams D up, Chris Cameron, top dog in our league, played the Chiefs D, which scored a respectable 11 fantasy points, and his Purple Drank lost 99-96 to Troi's Future Ex-Cons. He could have won 103-96 but no, he didn't...and you know where he is now because of that loss?

Nowhere different. He's still the top dog...

...who's got the last laugh now? Yep, he does.



LOBO said...

I wouldn't laugh just yet. I've sent scouts to the International High School Robotics Competition and the World Championship of International Elementary School Lego Robotics for the 2012 Predator Press Draft.

I don't know if we'll win, but the parents will take us out for pizza after every game.

Anonymous said...

Oooh, but what kind of pizza? If it's like the Krelboys on Malcolm in Middle, it probably will be tofu pizza. Blech!

LOBO said...

That's not pizza ... that's an Abomination against God!

Anonymous said...

But that's what probably what you'll get from parents of robotics and Lego robotics champions...enjoy, pal. Better you than me.