The whole reason I started the “Monday Nightmare” years ago was to help those who fall victim to fantasy soul-crushing losses on Monday night. For years, I was convinced nobody had it worse than me on Monday night. I knew it was likely my imagination, but it seemed like every single loss I’ve ever suffered occurred because of a “Monday Nightmare.”
To borrow a phrase from Jim Harbaugh, “Who has it worse than me?”
I thought I had no peer when it came to losing on Monday night. And then I got this tweet from Sam Roberts:
@adamrank it sucks to loose by only 1.48 points, but hey, it’s better than last week when I lost by .08 points on the last play of the game
— sam roberts (@sroberts2037) October 30, 2012
Yeah Sam, you might take the crown.
The worst about losing on Monday night is when you make good decisions and still lose. Sam hit me up during the week and we decided to go with Peyton Manning over RG3. And that still wasn’t enough. The Fantasy Gods need to be a little more lenient to those who make the right call.
Sam still needed eight points from Andre Roberts on Monday, but ended up just short.
I know this won’t make Sam feel better, but he’s not alone. There are many of you still out there who are hurting. Maybe you needed a touchdown from Larry Fitzgerald. Or maybe Jamaal Charles ruined you on Sunday. Well, consider this your fantasy therapy couch. Let it all out. You’ll feel a lot better when you do.
Seriously, I lost another game in my league of record (my league with my peeps from Corona, Calif.) because Charles was one of the bagel boys. It is the third time this season it’s come by less than three points. Thanks for nothing, Charles.
Hey, that does feel better. Please, share everybody. And use the #mondaynightmare
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