SkekTek wrote:Aw dangit.
In my fffl, drafted second to last... did awesome each week with timely adds/drops, etc. Ended the season 11-2. We have an 8 team playoff out of 10 teams. Played a 4-9 team. So what happens? Bench Westbrook for Hillis, play gore. Westy has a big game, Gore and Hillis bust up before the half... On the other side, team has best score EVER... Marshall and Sproles have monster games with Baltimore D too. So unless Tampa bay's defense can score 40 points, 'm going down in flames. Arrrrggghhh!!!!
How about this for a hard-luck ffl playoff story:
Defending Super Bowl Champion, so I picked last this year. Even so, made several trades and pickups during the season and finished regular season 13-1 as the highest scoring team in the league. First round of playoffs, I have the choice to start either Lance Moore (who plays Thursday) or Santana Moss. I had thought to put Moss in, but didn't get a chance to log in before Thursday night's game, so Moore is my guy and gets 20 yards receiving no TDs. Moss ends up with 70 yards + TD, so that's an 11-point swing.
So my team scores its lowest total of the season, but going into Sunday night's game I still have a decent lead. My opponent was decimated by RB injuries and could play only one RB, Tashard Choice (rookie for Dallas). So I'm watching the game and in the 4th quarter I still have a slim lead. Dallas gets possession with the Giants needing a stop and I figure I'm OK, either the Giants will stop them and get possession back, or Dallas will just run the clock out. Then on Dallas' LAST OFFENSIVE PLAY, Choice breaks a 38-yard TD run, a 9-point play, and I lose by three points, 70-67.
That play probably cost me about $140. I've been playing for over 10 years and have never had a loss that painful.