Wednesday, October 15, 2014
I've also been very open and honest about this season being the season from Hell for ol' G$. Nothing is going right. The great thing about fantasy sports is that it can ease the pain of a God awful real team like the Washington Navajo Nation. I can't even get THAT right this year. This has been a TERRIBLE season. Maybe it's the constant losses and poor management decisions but I have come to a conclusion...
Fantasy Football has jumped the shark. I might even be able to convince myself that it is OVERRATED. I'm not there yet, mind you, but I'm getting there. Allow me to explain why.
*Everyone plays it now. Even women! The nerve of them! Nothing is cool when everyone does it.
*People don't seem to get that no one cares about your team or bad beats or whatever if they aren't in your league. We can talk about things here because there is a league founded from the dark hellscape of the comment section. But as soon as you mention your OTHER LEAGUE, I'm fucking out. Everyone seems to understand that no one wants to hear about your teams, but they keep talking anyway.
*The woman that sits next to me at work is in a league for the first time with her husband and friends. It's kind of adorbs to see someone take a free league so seriously. What isn't cool is that she wants roster advice and waiver suggestions EVERY DAY. Plus, I'm kind of jealous of her roster.
*I'm learning this the hard way but one major injury or suspension and the shit is over. It doesn't matter how many minor trades that you pull off (and boy have I tried). If your stud fucks you, then you are FUCKED. It is impossible to get unfucked.
*That said, Fantasy Football is way more luck than skill. I hate to admit this because I like consider myself an expert but it's true. If you can avoid the IR then that is the most important trait for your roster. I won the MSFL because of Peyton last year. I did almost nothing but slot him in at QB for 15 weeks. It was the easiest thing that I've ever done. When you win something, you like to feel that you've earned it. I did not earn that title. I happily accept it though as well as the homemade Second Mile t-shirt that came with it.
*Speaking of experts, everyone fucking considers themselves to be one now. This is maddening to me. Hell, 97.1 has a FF expert (Tito!) and he has his own radio show and rankings. Why? Why are their rankings at all? This is a waste of time and--news flush--these losers can't predict the future so why are you buying into their rankings at all? You shouldn't need Akbar the NFL Network Terrorist to yell at you that you should play all players going against the Jags.
*I will say that The League is getting better. Others may disagree and a lot of the characters are d-bags, but I still find it to be a solid situational comedy (or "sitcom")
*I also like Fantasy Football Now on ESPN2. They don't fuck around. You get injury updates and possible waiver guys. That's all I need. Now stop showing me matchups from the ESPN NFL League. I do not care if Ed Werder stuck it to Mort last week.
*Holy shit is this market over-saturated. I was walking the dog and baby on Sunday evening and all I wanted was to listen to NFL updates. Instead I got some weird fantasy football show on ESPN Radio in which Randy "Quee Quee" Scott (trashiest looking SportsCenter anchor ever) was wondering if he could trade Larry Fitzgerald next week since he finally scored. This went more than one segment. Tell me about the games being played. Again, NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOUR FANTASY TEAM. Quee Quee also admitted to being a Raiders fan but picked the Chargers in his survivor pool so he was rooting against his team. These were topics going on instead of discussing anything about the very good Cowboys/Seahawks game.
It's just too much. Like I said, having a bad season isn't helping but I feel like networks are focusing more on fantasy stats than the actual games being played. And that is stupid. I'm never going to quit playing but I am going to starting distancing myself from FF for the rest of the season. Looking at my rosters, this should not be hard. Maybe I can focus more on point spreads instead. I don't know, we'll think of something. Is this loser talk? OH YEAH! Do I give a fuck? Absolutely not. But I've always said that I would rather the Redskins be consistently good then for me to win anything in fantasy. I stand by that. My team will forever fail me though.
Either way, I am not ashamed to announce that fantasy baseball is the far superior game. It actually takes skill and no fucking idiots are ever going to win a title in that. So slow your roll, Fantasy Football, I will be back but I would prefer it if you were a lot less annoying. ACleanPairOfShorts is still going to win the G$FL because we have a great name and logo. FUCK YOU, CAKES!