Monday night is often the bane of the fantasy football existence. Optimism reigns supreme when you are walking into a Monday night contest with a arm-load of Saints and Frank Gore. If you’re on the other end, you’re sitting there sweating and cringing every time Pierre Thomas gains a yard.
That is where I was on Monday night, facing my arch rival Jimmy, feeling like I was punched in the stomach every time Thomas simply appeared on the TV screen.
Imagine my mindset watching that goal-line stand when the Saints kept trying to pound Thomas into the end zone. For the first time in my Southern California-bred life, I was begging for the 49ers to keep somebody out of the end zone (Or at least the first time I can remember).
After the Saints kicked the field goal, giving me a 101-99 lead, the only thing I could think was, as long as the 49ers don’t score a touchdown AND 2-point conversion, I am sweet. Because Thomas would not gain another yard. And then you know exactly what happened?
Honestly, should we really care that much about whether Vernon Davis‘ 2-point conversion attempt was good or not?
Thankfully, I held on for the 101-100 victory despite Thomas gaining a few yards to set up the winning field goal. Four more yards, rushing or receiving for Thomas, and I lose. But that was a close one.
So what are your Monday night tales of woe? Did that Davis 2-point conversion cost you or help you? Did Drew Brees or Gore rally your team? This is your chance to share your Monday night stories. Consider this one big therapy session for the fantasy enthusiasts before we hit the waiver wire and look toward next week.
— Adam Rank