For those of you who don’t know me, I’m often times prone to hyperbole. So I can understand if you want to roll your eyes when I say there is nobody more tortured by “Monday Night Football” contests (fantasy-wise) than me.
And this has nothing to do with Jon Gruden. Although, that doesn’t help.
But nobody in the history of fantasy football has been burned more than I have. And this is why I started the “Monday Nightmare” years ago as a place for us to hang out and vent.
Thankfully, I had already taken the win over Matt “Money” Smith in our “Experts League” so I was able to sit at Slice of New York on a Monday night with my mind at ease. The same can’t be said for our Hall of Famer, Michael Fabiano. He was up against Handsome Hank of the Dave Dameshek Football Program in another league, and the Great One nursed a 13-point lead in a PPR league. Hank’s only player left was Ryan Mathews.
Yeah, you can go ahead and write that one down as a win. Mathews going up against the Texans defense? Cue Vince McMahon’s music because he had “No chance in hell.”
And then Monday night happened. Mathews scored a touchdown pass on the Chargers first play (I think, ESPN wouldn’t switch over) and that pretty much wrapped up the week for Hank. Seriously, Mathews catches a touchdown pass? That kind of (expletive) only happens on a Monday night. But that was only the beginning. Fabiano held on for most of the night because Mathews, well, did nothing for most of the evening. It wasn’t until his seven-yard reception with five minutes left that HH went over the top. And of course, this email went out.
— Henry Hodgson (@nflukhank) September 10, 2013
Nice work, Hank!
I know this can’t be the only tale of woe for a Tuesday morning. Let it all out people. Consider this the fantasy therapy couch. You’ll feel much better when you share with the group.
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