12/27/2005

Close but No Kewpie Doll

The fantasy football season came to an end last night with an excruciatingly close three point loss in the championship game. I scored 15 points more than my highest score for the year and nearly 30 points above my season average, so I don't have much to complain about. Well, I do, but I don't have much legitimate grounds to!

Fantasy football is an odd sort of thing. It reminds me of what some comedian said about dog shows "It might be interesting if the dogs actually had some idea of what was going on!" So the NFL proceeds in blissful ignorance--otherwise, Corey Dillon would have stayed in for one more drive (or perhaps run for an extra TD rather than some linebacker who isn't on anyone's team catching two)...and the Colts would have at least have made some kind of serious effort to stop Shaun Alexander from running wild...and Carson Palmer wouldn't have thrown those two interceptions...and and and (I don't sound bitter do I?)...

Anyhow, it was a lot of fun, and I made several new friends, and I'm looking forward to next year.

And hey, I'm a Braves fan, so a loss in the postseason is hardly a new experience!

3 Comments:

At 12:37 PM, Blogger Jeff said...

I haven't done much fantasy football since the kids came along, but I love it. One of my pet peeves are snarky sports talk guys who denigrate FF, when it's just an enjoyable diversion. These critics have no problem going out and golfing for hours at a time, as if that is the noblest human endeavor of all, yet they feel the need to slam something that other people find enjoyable. I think FF has done more to spark interest in the NFL that just about anything lately.

 
At 12:42 PM, Blogger Robert said...

You're right about fantasy football increasing interest in the NFL, but it's a wierd kind of interest. I find myself not caring at all about the outcome of most games...just who ran or threw or caught the ball! It makes almost every game matter, which has to help the league as well.

 
At 8:28 PM, Blogger Jeff said...

Heh, yeah, it is funny how the outcomes of the games don't seem as important. On the other hand, it makes thos Houston-Cleveland games worth watching!

 

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