The Dumbest NFL Fantasy Football Moves of Week 7 (2014-15)
We Play to Lose the Game.
We all have bad days, from time to time. We deal with breakups, hangovers, or just got a bad night’s sleep. Sometimes, that bad day can become a weekend. In the case of fantasy football leagues, on a bad day usually, you could bench a high scorer, forget your quarterback is on a bye, or see your Number 1 running back suffer a knee injury. But, what happened this past weekend to our league’s Commissioner is unprecedented. Not only did the Commissioner score a total of 42 fantasy points for the weekend, but his bench players also outscored the nine players of his starting lineup. Commissioner, sorry, but the horrible management of your lineup is officially one of the dumbest fantasy football moves of all-time. We may rename the weekly dumbest fantasy moves of the week to the “Craig of the Week.”
What a disgrace!
Hall of Fame 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 fantasy football 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 New Orleans Saints‘ entire 1999 draft for Texas running back Ricky Williams. Don’t get us wrong, 420 problems aside Williams was a top NFL running back. But you don’t your entire draft for a running back. The game had obviously passed Coach Ditka by.
Detroit Pistons general manager Joe Dumars’ selection of 18-year Darko Milicic from Yugoslavia was controversial in 2003. In 2017, with hindsight, it was idiotic. Yes, Darko was a mobile big man with a shooter’s touch from the outside, but his decision looks even worse when compared to whom the Pistons passed on. Dumars could have drafted Carmelo Anthony, Dwayne Wade, or 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.