Long-time readers of this space know that every Monday night game seems like Halloween to me. Although, I have to give some discredit to the Sunday night game for ruining my fantasy weeks too, including LeSean McCoy erasing my 29-point lead this week. But a funny thing happened to me this Monday — I actually won.
I know, right?
I went into Monday’s game needing eight points from Jackie Battle which, in Adam’s world, might as well be 100 because this seemingly never works out for me. And if you saw Battle do nothing for three quarters, I figured I was cooked. But then Battle started slashing, dashing and tearing up the Chargers defense. When the Chiefs were near the end zone, I was beside myself with joy that he was going to get a chance to score.
And being a one-time Chargers season ticket holder, I had seen this play out enough, so I knew that a rushing touchdown was coming.
The moment Battle broke through the line, raced toward the end zone and stretched for the goal line, prompting the referee to extend his arms, I was completely — livid. That’s right, I was livid. Cursing up a storm, using language that would make Bobby Slayton blush. Because I could tell with the naked eye that Battle was down and that the touchdown was going to be overturned. So I was cursing that dumb new rule that calls for the review of any scoring play. A rule that only seems to exist to ruin fantasy football (ask yourself: how many of your touchdowns have been overturned?). I was so mad, I was ready to storm the Competition Committee’s next meeting. Why do we need to bog down the NFL even more with these delays?
The touchdown was obviously overturned, but Todd Haley did the right thing and went back to Battle for the touchdown which, like, never happens. Haley, fantasy fan maybe?
So in any event, I avoided the “Monday Nightmare” this week, but I am still here for you, the fantasy enthusiasts. I am sure there are many tales of woe out there. I am sure anybody who started Philip Rivers probably has a story to share.
So let’s all vent here. There is nothing I can say that will help you, but I will let you know that it feels better to get it out. Consider this one great, big therapy couch, and the rest of us are here to help.
Let it out, you will feel better when you do.