About today's QOTD: A little fantasy football understanding is essential. The Wikipedia definition works fine for this purpose. This past weekend, my team was playing Team Hyde, run by my good friend and CrabAppleLane Blog contributor, Hyde. His team has had nothing but bad luck and was looking for its first win of the season. Our starting lineups ended up in a tie. We have a tiebreaker rule in our league that states reserve points decide the winner if the starters are tied. Going into Monday night's game between the Saints and Vikings, he had a 5 point lead with his reserves. He had Robert Meachem and Pierre Thomas of the Saints and I had Chester Taylor and Visanthe Shiancoe of the Vikings. Meachem and Thomas have been contributing a little bit of production to their fantasy owners but somewhat inconsistently. Taylor and Shiancoe have been consistently unproductive for me. Although it was only 5 points and I wasn't in a totally hopeless situation, Hyde's lead still looked very safe. Then, in the second quarter, on third down inside the 10yd line and Hyde now nursing a 6 point lead, the Vikings hand the ball off to Chester Taylor on a running play. He pulls up and tosses a touchdown pass to Visanthe Shiancoe. I got 6 points for Shiancoe's touchdown and 3 points for Chester Taylor's touchdown pass. None of our players did anything after that and I eked out a 3 point win on the reserves tiebreaker. The chances of those two Viking players being on the same fantasy football team in New Orleans AND on their bench AND combining for that play to win a game are so close to zero that it's not worth talking about. My luckiest win ever. My friend, Dave, is responsible for me having both of those guys. Thanks, Dave. Sorry, Hyde.
Quote of the Day
Taylor TO Shiancoe??? WTF????
Hyde, Ya Boys Fantasy Football League
Blog of the day here.
Quote from said blog: "I guess it will be a little like going on the road in the SEC. All those stadiums get loud, LSU probably the loudest and definitely the most wild."