If you’re familiar with my work at all, you know two things about me: I love to make “Top Gun” references, and the second is that I live and die with my fantasy studs. And I bring this up because there is a rumor floating around out there that one of our producers for “NFL Fantasy Live” (and a former producer on the “Dave Dameshek Football Program“) sat Drew Brees this week.
For Cam Newton? For Tom Brady?
Try, for Carson Palmer.
I’m treating this as a rumor for right now. I don’t want to call out anybody unjustly until I see proof. And mainly, I don’t want to live in a world where you have one of the “Automatic Three” going on “Monday Night Football” and you sit him on the bench. Just for fun, I did some research, and it looks like Brees was only started in 88 percent of leagues. I’ll concede a 5 percent swing for people who aren’t paying attention to their leagues anymore, but WTS is that all about?
If you thought that your Fantasy Faux Pas was bad, you have nothing on people who failed to start Brees on Monday night.
One other note on Monday night, I got this great tweet from Ryan who said that Eli Manning loves garbage time as much as any fantasy enthusiasts. That’s why we love him. Actually, our pal Stache the Dope loves him the most, check out this tweet from early on Monday: “Biggest comeback in history? I need 40 from Eli, 20 from Graham and 5 from kasay and Jacobs can’t score more than 10.”
I’ll do the math for you, Stache won by .41 on the final completion. Somebody should have an Eli jersey in their stocking this Christmas. Or at least we should refer to him as Eli Messiah.
But it’s not all Mai Tais and Yahtzee for everybody. Our fellow enthusiast Stephen Lewis was up 39 points but lost because he was going against Victor Cruz and Mark Ingram.
So let’s talk about it, everybody. What happened to you on Monday night? Consider this your therapy couch. Let it out, you’ll feel better once you talk about it.