It was a rough season. It was tight all year with 7 teams fighting for 4 playoff spots. Going into week 12 we were facing Jartstar's Chili Eaters and it looked he had them beat. Monday night though they came roaring back and he ended up beating me 85 to 73. In a league this tight... losses hurt a lot. That loss dropped me all the way to 5th place... out of the playoffs entirely.
but I won out the rest of the way... and found myself facing WhiteBufalo's Grizzlies in the first round of the playoffs. They'd been in first or second the whole year. It was a tough matchup but I scratched out a 54 to 50 win when Denver decided to go run heavy and Peyton Manning turned in a mere 10 points.
And that setup today's matchup with Jartstar and his dread Chili Eaters... I believe the only team I had lost to twice in the regular season.
To make matters worse.. my RB2 matchup was horrible. My normal RB2 Matthews was hurt... and his backup was... Chris Ivory... A New York Jet of all things. So I went out to the waiver wire and grabbed a viking RB named Asiata... plugged him in... and low and behold... he scored 2TDs and got a 2 pt conversion. I also picked up DeSean Jackson off waivers and he plugged in a served very nicely as a WR3 for me.
And now its almost done. All of the Chili Eater starters are done. And I still have two guys to play tonight... and I'm up around 30 points.
I didn't just beat my nemesis. I totally destroyed him when it mattered most.
Now I have a cigar to smoke... and a ring to design.
And to those who play this foolish game as well... I hope your season was as satisfying.
And oh look... my bench outscored his starters.