Fly on your way like an eagle
Fly as high as the sun
On your wings like an eagle
Fly and touch the sun
— Flight of Icarus by Iron Maiden
I’m sure you all know the story of Icarus (and if you don’t, at least pretend), and while this is not the best possible analogy, I too flew too close to the fantasy sun on Monday night. You see, I tried to do the impossible. I had A.J. Green and was going against A.J. Green.
If Green scored more than five points, I was cooked. If he scored less than 10, I also was cooked. I secretly wished he went under five because it would have been a win in my most important league (the Corona Football League with all of my buddies from the 951). And because I got too greedy, Green finished with seven points and I ended up losing both games.
Even though I’m the world’s leader in being ruined on Monday night, I know I don’t have the only tale of woe for the evening. (BTW, I lost a league with the second-most points of the week, and another because Sea Bass was a FG short. And yes, I lost a lot this weekend.) There is nothing more 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 and share your story, you will feel better when you do.
For the record, you can submit your fantasy questions to NFL Fantasy Live, Michael Fabiano or me on Twitter. But realize, NFL Fantasy Live has 45,000 followers, and Fabiano has 50,000. Me? Just 13. See, the odds are better I will answer your question, so hit me up both via Twitter or via Facebook (oh wait, I told you to stop going to Facebook). Go instead to Google+. Also be sure to catch the latest “Dave Dameshek Football Program.”