For the past decade or so, I've been playing in a fantasy football league with the same core group of people. We've got live drafts, two keepers (Gronkowski & Jamaal Charles are my two), a trophy that gets handed around, the whole nine yards.
It's been an inconsistent season for us so far, with a 5-3 record heading into this weekend. Charles' injury was a hit, but his replacement Charcandrick West (what a name!) has been pretty good. Sadly, it was his bye week, as was Larry Fitzgerald's. Add to that multiple injuries (Boldin, Vincent Jackson) and victory was looking unlikely this week. And that was before Gronkowski decided to do nothing, the Saints decided to completely ingnore CJ Spiller, and Vernon Davis wasn't trusted yet at his new team. Still, we had a chance going into MNF, with Lamar Miller going for almost 30 points, the Jets defense forcing turnovers and a half-dozen sacks, and Eli putting up his customary solid points.
My opponent also did not have a stellar week; he had Antonio Gates going tonight, I had Stevie Johnson. I needed to score about 5-6 points more. And this is how close I came.
[Can't find video at the moment of Stevie Johnson getting tripped three yards short of the end zone]
I hate you, fantasy football.
FOOTBALL (all times GMT):
13.30: ISL, 8th vs. 6th: Kerala Blasters vs. Atlético de Kolkata
03.00 (next day): Liga MX, 17th vs. 10th: Dorados vs. Veracruz