Fantasy Year in Review: Five Lessons from 2014-15 Season
As Jerry Springer would say, "Take care of yourself and each other."
Turn off the Lights, the Party is Over.
The Boldin Beautiful Fantasy Football League is now over. Money was won and lost, egos were crushed, and a champion was crowned. Team Weiss struggled out of the gate, regrouped, stepped up to the challenge, and beat everyone in his path. Even the head writer of FTS was a victim. Josh beat Team Marin in the regular season, and more importantly, over two weeks of the playoffs. Let’s look back at the season and see what we learned.
5. Team Weiss is in our Crosshairs
Team Weiss began the season 0-2 and then rattled off nine wins in a row. Then came Week 12. Team Marin ended Josh’s streak by two points and was hoping to repeat his luck in the playoffs. It didn’t happen. Team Weiss has painted a huge bullseye on his back. It will be up to the entire rest of the league to step up our game, do better research, and do more mock drafts. It’s going to take a lot of effort to dethrone the champ, Josh knows his fantasy stuff. Challenge accepted.
4. Team Velez Smokes the Same Stuff as Jay Cutler
Even today, Team Velez is shooting himself in the foot for starting Smokin’ Jay Cutler in Week 15. We recapped the madness of the Monday Night Football game between the Saints and the Bears in our Winners and Losers post. Joel’s decision to start Cutler led Team Marin to a two-point victory and the spot in the finals. Ouch and thank you. Better luck next time.
3. Cheaters Never Win
Sorry Team Rich, once FTS called out the team owner on the suspected use of a ringer to set his lineup, he went back to his losing ways. We weren’t able to fully prove our suspicions, but history proved us right.
2. Team Vega Sucks
He doesn’t really suck, but at times he does sucky things that just leave you flabbergasted. We wrote on November 27 that Team Vega wanted to see a breakdown of which owners would make the playoffs. The only problem was the season wasn’t over. The last playoff spot was still undecided. To quote ourselves, “Huge guy code violation, you should know better. This is like talking about a no-hitter by a pitcher the 6th inning, you just don’t do it.” After his request, his name was immediately changed to the “Kiss of Death.”
1. The “Commish” is Delusional
We have to give Craig “the Commish” credit. He is a staunch defender of his positions. He missed the playoffs and had a horrible fantasy season and how did he react. The Commish’s exact words were, “I love my draft and I have a great chance to win the season.” Wow, can you spell D-E-L-U-S-I-O-N-A-L?