Monday night could have been a big night for me. There was a chance I could shoot the moon and go 5-0 in my fantasy leagues this week. And Dean Ambrose was going to cut a promo on Monday Night RAW. The only thing that could have have ruined the whole thing was seven points from Jeremy Maclin and John Cena.
Though in fairness to Cena, he nearly ruins RAW every week.
So Maclin was going to be the sticking point. And if you know my luck on “Monday Night Football,” you could almost expect Maclin to catch an 80-yard touchdown bomb on the first play of the game to end it all.
I should be so lucky.
Instead, the whole night was uncomfortable. I could barely enjoy the opening of RAW. I tried to make the best of it by going out to dinner with the neighbors. But I spent more time nervously watching the TV and then checking my phone for updates every time Maclin got near the ball. It felt like I had restless leg syndrome, as I was jittery the whole night. Though, it could have been all of the Diet Pepsi. (How do real coaches do this? Seriously.)
And guess what? I actually hung on to win. I guess it was a bit of sweet justice, considering the guy I beat changed his team name to “Shek to the Future Is Lame” recently, so he kind of deserved it. That last fumble by the Eagles special teams prevented a back-door win with Maclin getting a cheapie touchdown. I can see the sweet win total: 111.96 to 110.98. You have to love it. It’s like The Shield came out to protect my win!
Although, I guess there could always be a stat correction, so nothing is really official until Thursday night. Oh great, three more days of this (expletive).
While I celebrate right now, although tentatively, others weren’t so lucky. Here’s one hard-luck tale.
— Alan Chery (@Mr_A_Chery) November 27, 2012
— brian tabakin (@Tbaksays) November 27, 2012
Well, I hope it makes you feel better to share. Consider this your fantasy therapy couch. We’re all here for you. Tell us your tales of woe. Trust me, it will feel better when you get it out.
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