Sunday, November 26, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

In fantasy football, its dog eat dog

This time of year, as we aim for the playoffs in both fantasy and the real world of the NFL..it gives one pause.....


To comtemplate what in the blue hell was I thinking when I picked Ben Rothlesberger in four fucking leagues this season as my backup qb. Why did I pick Donovan McNabb when I knew full well that sumbitch hasn't finished 3 straight seasons without getting hurt in some form or fashion.

There are other things I think about as I hang on in several leauges and kick ass in a couple others. Its all in where you draft and what is left in the Free Agent market when your star player goes down for the rest of the season.

I just thank god I am not playing for money. I am not good enough for that. But it doesn't mean I don't fret and get frustrated by how each of those god-forsaken fantasy teams are fairing.

Then there are those most excellent moves where Romo was still available and I picked his ass up in time for a 5 TD Sunday....Pray jeebus, can I get an amen?

I know...its a fantasy. It beats snorthing meth or jogging until the your natural high kicks in and your heart is screaming for a break.

Neither of which I have done btw..just saying. :)

8 people gave us their .02 cents:

Bruce said...

Fantasy sports stopped being fun for me a couple of years ago, but then you already knew that, didn't you?

dusty said...

Yes I did B..sadly you didn't replace it with anything. Therein lies the problem.

Chick said...

Ben needs to be kicked in the head (fucking routed yesterday??? Goose egg??? WTF?)...again & McNabb is all broken & useless...good thing you got Romo...who would have figured he'd be so good?

I didn't play fantasy football this year...but I know what you mean about making your heart beat...I AGONIZED over my horrible drafting skills during baseball season...I mean...I picked Zito in the 2nd round? What was I thinking wasting a great pick on him? He would have been available so much later. Where do you think he'll end up BTW? I was thinking Mets...but now I'm thinking he'll say West with the Dodgers.

dusty said...

Padres want him too Chick..and he is from San Diego..

An80sNut said...

I'm doing well in my league as I made some odd draft choices that worked out well for me (Frank Gore, Drew Brees and Chester Taylor) and one that didn't (Santana Moss.) Still only one loss but everything changes when teams start 'resting' players for the playoffs.

dusty said...

Hey 80s!!! I am going to Vegas on Dec 19th to see Joe Bonamassa again at Boulder Station..you really need to catch him dude..its free!

Al Swearengen said...

It's a source of anxiety for me this year...figured I'd finally drafted a team poised to win the money in a league I've played in for 8 years straight now...$100 each, 12 teams...Peyton, Willie Parker, Julius Jones, Ahman Green, Reggie Wayne, TJ Houshmandzah, Wes Welker, Robbie Gould...I'm first in points (worth $100, so I'll at least break even), but my record is 5-8 (heartbreaking loses week after week...always catching the best week someone has) and I'm third to last in the overall standings...

Roto basketball is my favorite. Got a keeper league in that going 5 years now, not doing that well so far, but it's not as soul crushing as football can be.

dusty said...

Al, baseball and football are the fantasy games I stress over. I too play basketball but its not life or death to me either.

Sorry bout your football team..I have the same luck in a couple of leagues.