If anybody has seen Wes Welker lately, can you let him know that we miss him? Especially those who were counting on him for a big performance on Monday night. Actually, some didn’t even need a big performance from Welker.
I get a lot of questions on Twitter but come Monday, people just want validation for their team. They just want to know that their player is going to do just enough for a win. One guy asked, “How many touchdowns will Tom Brady get tonight?”
“At least three,” I shot back. (Hey, they tried to run-up the score and get Brady that third touchdown.)
“Is Gronk going to get a touchdown?” another asked.
“At least one,” I said confidently. (I didn’t give him enough credit.)
My pal, Mark, sent me a text saying, “I need 4 pts from welker tonight … done deal, right?”
I sent him a note back that said, “I guarantee it. If he doesn’t get you four points, sushi at Tsunami on Tuesday night is on you.”
Yes, you read that correctly. My poor pal did not get five points from Welker and now he is picking up the tab for dinner. (Don’t worry, we’re even after all of the cribbage games I’ve lost to him.)
But failing to get even four meager points from Welker is one of those losses that leaves a knot in your stomach. I mean, how can you not be confident waiting for Monday night, needing 40 yards? You border on arrogant in taunting your friends if you only need four points from Welker — even me, who is burned by Monday night more than anybody. This looked like a laugher. I mean, it’s not like you are waiting for Jason Avant to score you 16 points. This was Wes freaking Welker.
Just goes to show you that there are no guarantees in fantasy football. The only guarantee I can give you is that you will feel better once you start talking about it. 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.