“Hey, you should try fractional points, it’s so much better,” — Every fantasy enthusiast who is completely wrong about fractional points.
I’ve never been down with fractional points. Do you see fractional points on any scoreboard in the NFL? No? Can an NFL game end in a tie? Contrary to what Donovan McNabb might tell you, it can. So why do we need fractional points?
Now that we got that out of the way, I had a pretty good week in my league of record — the Corona Football League with my friends I grew up with. I was playing my pal Doc Z; of non-family members, he’s the person I’ve known on this Earth the longest (I’m a comic book geek, sue me). I got great plays from Cam Newton, Jamaal Charles, Cedric Benson and Eric Decker. But the Doc had a better week.
I trailed the Doc by 11.1 points heading into Monday night. I don’t need to tell you my kicker Robbie Gould was worth 11 points on Monday.
I really hate fractional points.
I had even tried to reverse jinx with the white flag text during the fourth quarter. It didn’t work, as Brandon Marshall galloped into the end zone. The extra point instead of a field goal was the end of me. The play that will stick in my mind is Kahlil Bell drawing a false-start penalty late in the fourth quarter. The Bears were close to field-goal range, but Bell got the penalty. Jay Cutler took a sack on the next play and the Bears ended up punting during a possession that started in Cowboys territory.
What about you? Who has tales of woe? My new pal Eric Young of Impact Wrestling and Animal Planet went into the evening down by 23, but should have cleared that with Marshall, Matt Forte and Dez Bryant. Eric didn’t tell me who he was playing, but I’m hoping he knocked off Kurt Angle in his league. (Update, he won.)
So what’s your tale? I’m sure Tony Romo cost a bunch of you the week. Let it all out. Consider this a therapy session. Let it out, you’ll feel better when you do.
Hit me up on Twitter @adamrank. Here are some of the better responses so far:
— Fantasy Help Seeker (@FootballNewb) October 2, 2012
@adamrank here’s some Monday night misery: had a 19 point lead vs Marshall. First loss of the season grrr
— Alistair Hosking-Pot (@iampottsy) October 2, 2012
— Luis E Correa (@LECorrea09) October 2, 2012