FFL: Dumbass Move of Week 7 (2014-15)
You Play to Lose the Game.
The Dumbass Move of the Week and perhaps the season just happened. It’s one thing to score a measly 42 points in a week, but it is quite another to have your bench outscore all nine of your starters. We actually thought it wasn’t possible. But our Commissioner proved us wrong. The Dumbass Move of the Season (so far) goes to The Commish. Way to go Commissioner Goldenberg. It takes a special kind of loser to pull off this feat. Your Week 7 performance was so bad, we are thinking of renaming the Dumbass Move of the Week to “The Craig of the Week.”
Hall of Dumbest Moves
The homeys over at Bleacher Report put together a list of the “15 Stupidest Sports Decisions Ever.” Based on The Commish’s lineup in this week’s FFL matchups, B/R may need to expand their list to 16. The list includes some of our all-time favorite mistakes. First up is Mike Ditka’s trade of the Saints entire 1999 draft for Texas RB Ricky Williams. Don’t get us wrong, 420 problems aside Williams was a top NFL RB. But you don’t your entire draft for a running back. The game had obviously passed Coach Ditka by.
Detroit Pistons GM Joe Dumars’ selection of 18-year Darko Milicic from Yugoslavia was controversial in 2003. In 2017, with hindsight, it was assinine. Yes, Darko was a mobile big man with a shooter’s touch from the outside, but his decision looks idiotic when compared to whom the Pistons passed on. Dumars could have drafted Carmelo Anthony, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh with his second pick instead of Milicic. Damn.
Vince McMahon is the CEO of the World Wrestling Federation (now known as WWE). By 2000, superstars including The Rock and Stone Cold Austin helped catapult WWF into the mainstream. McMahon was also good friends and colleague of Chairman of NBC Universal Sports & Olympics, Dick Ebersol. So in 2001, when McMahon had an idea for a more hardcore football league to compete against the NFL, the XFL was born. By the league’s fourth week on television, it was a disaster. Don’t believe us, watch the great 30 for 30 documentary, This Was the XFL. The league lasted one year.