Sundays are a long day in this office — you can file that under ‘Duh” — which doesn’t always jibe well with my late Saturday nights watching bad 1960s sci-fi. Then again, who can resist Jane Fonda in the cinematic classic Barbarella? Am I right, Ted Turner?
The good news is that it’s nothing a bottle of coconut water and an energy shot can’t fix. Except instead of hitting up the convenience store a block from NFL.com offices, which has exactly what I’m looking for, I decided to try one a little closer to home. There, I came face-to-face with a host of oddly-flavored options, none of which was exactly what I was looking for. Nonetheless I decided to be adventurous. Bad move. I can abide that, if only I had remembered to avoid that store the following week. Or the week after that. Or the week after that. Finally, I wised up and went back to what was working.
It’s sorta like drafting that one player year after year waiting for the season when he finally breaks out. Only it doesn’t happen. Some of my friends call this “The Greg Lewis Effect” based on one of my yearly missteps when I was still a fantasy noob. I’m sure plenty of you know what I’m talking about. Which is why this week, the Social (Fantasy) Network asks: Who is one player that you would never draft or trade for again after this season?
While the results are certainly unscientific, it came down to a race between two running backs. I’ll let you figure out which two.
Richard Reposa (@roguefiend) November 16, 2012
John Dundon (@jDundon29) November 16, 2012
Celina Marie (@CelinaMarie0219) November 16, 2012
Oddly, that last tweet didn’t come from a Kardashian sister. Then again, when Reggie was dating Kim, he was making the playoffs and winning Super Bowls. Maybe she’s not all bad. Besides, it could be worse. You could have drafted…
Daniel M (@eVoAccura) November 16, 2012
Steven A. Sheth (@juggernaut_11) November 16, 2012
Matt Carpenter (@Carp513) November 16, 2012
How’s your grandma in pass protection?
Don’t feel bad, fellas. You weren’t the only running backs that fantasy owners picked on. In fact, you have a lot of company in the backfield.
Brett Loren Tinnes (@BrettTinnes) November 16, 2012
Maybe to serve as a warning to other fantasy owners not well-versed in the finer art of Saints Skill Player Roulette?
Daniel Gillman (@DanielGillman) November 16, 2012
But it does prove that beating your head against a wall continually will succeed in giving you a headache.
Ryan Matthews. I always buy the hype and get disappointed. Dude is made out of glass. #SocialFF—
Pauli Kataja (@PauliKataja) November 16, 2012
Dude is also rumored to play the villain in Unbreakable 2.
Mitchell Woltring (@MTWoltring) November 16, 2012
They also don’t seem to have a place in the Panthers’ offense. However, lest you think we’re solely picking on running backs, there were plenty of others who have incurred the wrath of the fantasy owner this season. Even some who are rumored to be elite.
S Rico (@WUTANG__) November 16, 2012
Excuse me, sir…but are you really Phil Simms in disguise?
Cody Musgrove (@codymusgrove) November 16, 2012
Mmmm…gingerbread. Wait, were you saying something?
Robin Stevenson (@Redskins_4EVER) November 16, 2012
I’m not clear on what you’re saying. So you’d give him another shot?
Joe Dooley (@ChefShortOrder) November 16, 2012
That sort of thing will make a man start to doubt him-smellf.
This week, our last word goes to Kyle. Because we have to have at least one wisenheimer in this space every week.
Kyle Engman (@SirWisconsin) November 16, 2012
Let me guess, Paul Blake is your backup.
So many disappointments, so little time. Since I’m certain we didn’t get to even half of them, let us know how you feel in the comments section. Plus, keep your eyes peeled for next week’s #SocialFF question. Happy Week 11 everybody!
– Marcas Grant
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