OT: Fantasy Football Finale

Submitted by Geaux_Blue on December 28th, 2010 at 9:55 PM

As today marks the end of most, if not all, fantasy football leagues, I wanted to create a thread to allow all the griping, gloating and groans that come with championship week of what may be the most important 3rd party creation in the history of sports.

I'm not The League-level obsessed but I absolutely love the draft and the amount of obsession a flex pick in an important weekend can cause. If it's a Q/W/R/T flex? Forget it. Your Sunday morning is screwed.

Any good stories from the season? Is your championship in the balance and reliant on the game on tv tonight? Etc.

Comments

Jeff

December 28th, 2010 at 10:38 PM ^

Well, I got knocked out of the playoffs when Rogers got his concussion.  Even with him out for at least 90% of the game I still only lost by 2 points.  If he could have played about 3 more minutes I would have won.

lunchboxthegoat

December 28th, 2010 at 11:56 PM ^

two years ago I lost because AP couldn't score a touchdown against the lions (in my championship, fyi) this year I lose because Aaron Rodgers bounced his head off the turf against the lions and put up only 2 point. Had he played his normal game I would have won that round and on my way to FF glory... *sigh*

BrewCityBlue

December 29th, 2010 at 12:06 AM ^

has the exact same 3 qbs as you, and he did the exact same thing. He lost the championship this week. Kitna got him into the finals the week before.

I on the other hand lost in the semifinals last week by 1.86 points. If I was in the championship game this week I would've crushed my buddy. Instead I won 3rd place game.

I have a love hate relationship with fantasy football.

gujd

December 28th, 2010 at 10:47 PM ^

I came into tonight needing Vick to get less than 10.86 (Yahoo fractional point league), and if the vikings DBs hadnt decided to drop any and everything thrown right at them, i might have actually pulled it off. 

Of course, my stacked team (Roddy White, Vincent Jackson, Andre Johnson, Welker, Chris Johnson, GreenEllis, Owen Daniels, Garrard) hadn't all (except Garrard and Daniels) shit the bed this week it wouldn't even matter. I kinda feel like the 2007-2008 Patriots at this point. 

**Edit: Oh and Buehlers missed extra point cost me 3, possibly 8 since it would have gone to OT and he coulda won it. 3 for sure though.

***Edit #2: Up 1.36 points going into the 4th QTR. Is it wrong to hope for a strained hammy on vick?? Nothing serious, just the rest of this game.

****Edit #3: Nail in my coffin. Vick runs it in a play after the vikings drop their 4 pick of the night. Ugh.

/rant

crum

December 29th, 2010 at 9:53 AM ^

Sorry, but i have to pull the BS alarm, unless you are in a 6 team league or you setup the draft for all your oponents there is no way that you have Chris Johnson, Andre Johnson, Roddy White and Wes Welker.  you can say you made trades to get those guys but you could not of had enough to pull those guys in.

 

BS alarm sounded.

Maize.Blue Wagner

December 28th, 2010 at 10:20 PM ^

I'm about to win my championship (unless Vick does something crazy in the last quarter and a half of this game) despite my stupidity in starting Garrard over Rodgers (22.5 to 53.5 points in my league). First fantasy football championship ever; I'm pretty stoked.

mark5750

December 28th, 2010 at 10:26 PM ^

I am going to finish second after this game is complete.  Luckily before the playoffs began the other guy that made the championship game and I decided to chop the championship game payout if we both made it.  So I win even though I lose.

brianc500

December 28th, 2010 at 10:27 PM ^

 


I lost in the championship game due to the dreaded QB Kneel. Drew Brees threw a 7 yd pass on 3 down to put the Falcons away last night. That pass also put me ahead by .18 points, so needles to say I was pumped. Then I watched Brees take 2 knees, not thinking anything of it, then out of the corner of my eye I saw my score change on my ipad. Drew Brees, -2 rushing yards so I lost .20 points to lose the game by a grand total of .02 points. 

MichiganMan_24_

December 28th, 2010 at 10:29 PM ^

I won my Head to head league by 1pt last night after the Matt Ryan fumble was changed and awarded to the center instead of him and my overall league is wrapped as i lead by 250 pts on the 2nd place guy ... and in my UM board friends league i shit the bed and didnt make the playoffs so two 1st place trophies out of 3 is by far the best iv done.

gerst521

December 28th, 2010 at 10:32 PM ^

I am currently up about 12 points, with Maclin vs. Peterson.  I get nervous cause AD looks like he is gonna break one soon and my lead could evaporate instantly.  Was not expecting this game to be quite this close.

formerlyanonymous

December 28th, 2010 at 10:36 PM ^

Semi-finals in 1-week playoff set. I needed Vick to get injured in the first few minutes, then the Eagles to win by about 30. That's not going to happen, just because with the points Vick has already, I'd need the Eagles to score at least 60 and not give up another score.

The other league has 2-week playoffs sets where I'm in the finals. The guy started Maurice Jones-Drew, but he still managed to post up 15 more points than me due to my team having a fluke terrible week. Boldin, Tony Gonzalez, and the Jets defense were all no-shows this week. Even Phillip Rivers, Darren McFadden, and Bironas all had off weeks. Scored less than half my average week.

ThWard

December 28th, 2010 at 10:43 PM ^

I had Vick and a 10 point lead going into tonight.  Other team had nobody left.

 

I was hoping to run it up and send a message to everyone else in the league - sort of like cutting the head off a critter, and hanging the body in your backyard as a message to all other critters not to come into your territory.

Jesus, did I just type that?  I think I read too many WVU boards 3 years ago.

MIWolverine1111

December 28th, 2010 at 10:52 PM ^

I won my league tonight because peterson got more than one point. Also my bench this week consisted of Josh Freeman 31pts, Arizona defense 22pts, Danny Woodhead 18pts yet I was still able to reach 100 points without them in.

bobobrazil

December 28th, 2010 at 10:59 PM ^

I had the pleasure of going against Vick tonight as well.  He also has Joe Webb in a WR slot making it so I'm facing two QBs.  Their rushing stats absolutely killed me.  Also left Josh Freeman and his 5 TDs on the bench.  Not cool.

white_pony_rocks

December 28th, 2010 at 11:15 PM ^

i made the playoffs last week when the guy i was facing had matt forte and i was already done for that week.  I won by 2 points.  This week i was done while the guy I was facing had roddy white and maclin and i was up 21 points, 2 min left and im up by 3

bnagy05

December 28th, 2010 at 11:18 PM ^

I was up by 14 points and I had Akers going and he had Vick going. Vick's rushing td killed me. I about to lose the ship instead of going back-to-back. Shit

Geaux_Blue

December 28th, 2010 at 11:23 PM ^

me. made only better bc the guy i beat spouted off about being the winner assuming the steelers/miles austin combo from thursday (39 pts incl. his kicker) would be enough and called me 'gaex'

The_Doctor

December 28th, 2010 at 11:45 PM ^

Sweated the first quarter but won my championship going away. Started the night with a 13 point lead (even though I left both Cutler and Forte on my bench) with McCoy to play against PHI Def. While the shutout lasted it was close - but finally won by 15 or so.

Jarred

December 29th, 2010 at 12:30 AM ^

I lost last week by 0.9 pts.  If the other guy doesn't make a last minute roster switch (subbing Josh Scobee for Neil Rackers) or if Kellen Winslow doesn't get a TD called back due to a lame offensive pass interference, I would have won that game and the championship in a rout.  Instead I'm settling for 3rd place.

MGoMarc

December 29th, 2010 at 1:15 AM ^

I had my worst output of the season to lose in the finals. The three players that I rode to the championship match combined for less than 3 points, including the goose egg from an injured Andre Johnson.

HeadAsplode

December 29th, 2010 at 1:45 AM ^

I somehow ended up with both Brady and Vick on my team - and by the time Vick came around to being the QB he is now, it was too late for me to trade him.  I lost in the championship game anyway after posting an 8-game winning streak.

pasadenablue

December 29th, 2010 at 2:09 AM ^

by a margin of 50 pts.

 

After 8 years, 16 teams, and 10 top 3 finishes, I finally get my first fantasy championship.

 

I only had one player (Brees) on the yahoo can't cut list.  My championship roster had 2 RBs who were midseason pickups (Blount and Green-Ellis).

 

She is finally mine

.

MWW6T7

December 29th, 2010 at 9:01 AM ^

I was in a td heavy high stakes league and only needed 12 points from Rivers and MacFadden to win $700. Rivers was normally good for that himself all year long. They got me a whopping 6!!!!! But I did win my 2 other leagues easily so I guess over all it was a good year.