There aren’t many regrets I have in my life, but the few I harbor include…
- Not walking over to talk to the über-cute cheerleader who smiled at me from across the library when I was a sophomore in high school.
- Cherry wheat beer
- Starting Matt Ryan over Cam Newton in Week 12
While the latter wasn’t the sole reason I missed the playoffs in my League of Record (H/T to Adam Rank), it was a strongly contributing factor. In the end, no one asks “how”, they ask “how many” and I didn’t have enough wins to make it through to fantasy’s second season.
Well, almost no one asks “how”. We here at the Social (Fantasy) Network are attuned to the emotions of the average fantasy owner. Or in this case, the below-average fantasy owner. Before we bid adieu to those of you who no longer have a valid reason to set a lineup each and every week, here’s one final chance to vent your frustration over a season gone awry. It’s simple…give us your fantasy sob story.
Sometimes failure begins on Draft Day. If only you knew then what you know now.
#SobStory My first 3 picks great...and then I drafted Beanie, Ant Brown, Collie, Garçon, Redman, Nate Washington, and Donald Brown. Ouch!!—
Heather Cone (@konacone) December 06, 2012
And sometimes you have a chance to fix those failures midway through the season and are foiled by your own stubbornness. As they say, a hard head makes for a mediocre fantasy team. Or something like that.
Dropping Reggie Bush after landing Forte last year cost me in the playoffs. This year I refuse to trade Bush. Couldve had Spiller #SobStory—
Jon Barbian (@JonBarbian) December 06, 2012
For plenty of you out there, this fantasy season was an exercise in how to lie with statistics.
Jason Tucker (@jasont999) December 04, 2012
(@30THIRTY) December 04, 2012
Brent Blackwell (@Brent_Blackwell) December 04, 2012
What would a collection of sob stories be without the inevitable rookie mistake.
Jesse Stewart (@JStewart6987) December 04, 2012
And the commissioner never bothered to help you out? Sounds pretty cutthroat. But on the plus side, I bet you’ll never make that mistake again.
This year’s Tom Petty Award (Free Fallin’) goes to…
TheRealAndrew (@Alocklear21) December 05, 2012
By the way, I’ve always said that magic happens on Monday night. But there’s usually another person who ends up on the wrong side of that magic. Thank you, Andrew, for speaking for the fantasy muggles.
As we wrap things up, the final word goes to Danielle. You can file this one under “There is no joy in Mudville”.
Danielle Ross (@DaniERoss) December 04, 2012
Buck up, brighter times could be on the way very soon for football fans in America’s Finest City. There will also be better days for those fantasy enthusiasts who didn’t get a ticket to the postseason dance. In the meantime, please share your sob story with us in the comments section. In the meantime, for those who are moving on, keep an eye out for next week’s #SocialFF question (oh no, we’re not finished this year!). Happy Week 14 everybody!
– Marcas Grant
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