Monday, December 22, 2008

The greatest game every played

For the past five years I have played in a fantasy football league with some guys from church. I won it the first year I played but have yet to make it back to the big game since then. Well this year I made it to the super bowl only to face my younger brother. Needless to say this week consisted of a lot of trash talking and player bashing. To say the least I felt pretty good going into Sunday Night. I was up 81-50. I had J. Stewart (RB) from the panters and Carney (Kicker) from the Giants. Jordan had D. Williams (RB) from the panters, Steve Smith (WR) from the panters and the panters kicker (Kasay).Why he had some many players on the panters team beats me... Oh yeah he probably doesn't know either because he didn't draft his team. My problems started in the first quarter when Stewart got knocked out. He later came back but didn't get nearly as many carries as he normally does and ended up giving more to williams. As the game went on Williams ended up with 4 touchdowns. Entering into the fourth quarted we we're tied....93-93.
It was a epic match up, bro vs bro. It was like a manning vs manning super bowl, only fantasy football style. Williams had a 10 yard run to put Joe up 94-93. As time was expiring Carolina/Jordan decided to kick a field goal for the win. Luckly he missed it but unfortanitly you don't lose points for missing fields goals. Going into overtime the giants got the ball first. The best chance for me to win is to have the Giants kick a field goal. After both teams went 3 & out the Giants got the ball down to the red zone. At this point I was feeling pretty darn good. It was third down, they'll probably play conservative and run. Caroline will know it and stop them and Carney will chip in a game winner.
Not so fast my friend. On 3 & 7 the Giants run to the two only to give it to this Ogar who ran over the panters D for the touchdown. Your probably thinking "Don't worry you can kick an extra point to put you in a tie braker!" ummm no. Its overtime so everyone just runs on the field and ends the game.
Devestated might be an understatment for how I felt. I blew a 31 point lead going into sunday night. My RB got hurt only to give Joe's RB more carries. The Giants freakin score a TD instead of a FG. So I think they should make a rule that you have to kick the Extra point in overtime for Fantasy Football purposes.
Also its freaky how fantasy football can change how you view NFL football. One minute I'm going for a team the next I'm cheering against them. Needless to say it was an incredible game and in my book one of the greatest Fantasy Football games ever played. Congrats on the win Joe/Dad who drafted your team.

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