I received a text Monday night from my good friend Matt that just read, “nervous.” After a few inquiries, my friend finally admitted that he was clinging to the slimmest of margins in his fantasy league matchup.
And he was playing against the Jets defense.
No words were exchanged during the closing minutes of that game, but we both knew what was hanging over his head. This was inevitable. On a night in which Brett Favre would set a milestone with his 500th career touchdown pass, only the “old gunslinger” could put his indelible stamp on a game by tossing an interception to lose a game. Honestly, if you want to put a Favre game in the vault for future generations to truly understand what he was about, this was the game.
I tried to keep the mood light, joking that the Jets so poorly mismanaged the clock that even Andy Reid was embarrassed. He wasn’t nibbling. Finally, after the Jets were forced to punt after the two-minute warning, my friend fired me a text that read, “Favre pick six my life sucks. See you tomorrow.”
And I have not heard from him since.
But again, only Favre could give somebody a backdoor win. So what say you, fantasy enthusiasts? My buddy could not have been the only one whose week was ruined by this interception. Let it out in the comments. Trust me, you will feel better.
– Adam Rank