Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Be forewarned - this post is all about me. If you were looking for some sit/start advice or perhaps an article about how FFN as a site performed this year, I'm sorry to disappoint you. I'm feeling selfish and wanted to talk about me. There's still time to leave if you're not interested. Just click the Back button. You're not that invested in the article yet...
"How did you do in your leagues this year?" This seems to be a popular question as I've been asked it at least a dozen times in the past week. Actually, I've done fairly well, thanks for asking. In the 10 leagues that I participated in this year, I made the playoffs in 9 of them. The one league that I just couldn't muster enough in was the FFN Users League I. The disingenuous side of me wants to blame it all on Jamaal Charles, but honestly, the guys in the league are very good. They drafted incredibly well, and when I did lose, my optimal lineup wouldn't have won it.
I'd like to take all the credit for winning in the first round of the FFN Users League II this past week, but Shonn Greene and Larry Fitzgerald helped propel me to a win over Matt. Now the bullseye is squarely on Robert in this coming week's assault. I'd like to talk smack, but frankly his team is so solid that any smack talk will likely find a way to come back and bite me in the ass. Maybe...just maybe...Karma will look fondly upon me if I say...good luck Robert. How's that for smack talk?
I've participated in a number of Experts Leagues this year and made the playoffs in all. It's certainly worth noting that even though I did quite well against folks from the fantasy sports industry, it was the FFN Users Leagues where I struggled. I barely made it into the Users League II (squeaked in at #6), and as I said above, I didn't make it into League I. To all the guys in these leagues, I simply have to say that I hope you enjoyed beating up a nerd, because you did it pretty handily. I feel like I've been stuffed into a fantasy locker.
I enjoyed participating in an Experts League hosted by one of my favorite league platforms. I ended the regular season in first place in the Fleaflicker Experts League and I'm feeling well rested after my first round bye last week. Tough match up this week though.
I've finished the regular season at the top of my division in the FFN Experts League. There are four teams that still remain and we're all battling it out over the next two weeks to crown a champion. The winner of this league will have $500 donated to the charity that they chose to play for. Joining me will be Pat Leonard from the New York Daily News (playing for The Children's Aid Society), James Alder from About.com (playing for the American Diabetes Foundation), and Jordan Zucker from Girls Guide : Sports (playing for Bide a Wee). I'm proud to be playing for Stand Up 2 Cancer. Wish me luck!
Alright - you've made it through my selfish update. I'm impressed. I almost didn't make it. Hopefully it wasn't as painful as watching Jermichael Finley finish Week 14 with a big fat doughnut. On that note - hey Finley - do me a solid. If you could put a 2 to the left of that zero next week, I'd appreciate it.
Good luck to everyone...unless your name is Robert. Sorry Karma.
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