This has been undoubtedly the worst season of fantasy football for me in 12 years of playing. I have two teams this year that are currently in last and second to last place. It hasn't been for a lack of trying. I've taken a look at my draft for both teams, and I have had my top 4 picks miss at least 4 weeks in one league and 6 of my top 8 are either injured or not starting anymore in the last place team. I've won a total of 4 games in two leagues this season.
All of that leaves an unpleasant taste in my mouth and is the primary reason that I haven't given a shit on either of my websites this year. It's not like it really matters since the only people leaving comments are spammy assholes that want links to their websites. I've started a fantasy hockey league this year to take my mind off of the eternal disaster that is fantasy football 2014. No matter what I have done ... drafting, free agents, trades ... it has all backfired in the worst possible way this year.
But, not even the fantasy hockey league has been without flaw. It's my first attempt trying to set one up and I wanted to create a competitive atmosphere where people actually participated. What a mistake that was. Protip - If you are going to start a fantasy hockey league, do not have unlimited transactions and daily transactions. Half of the people are waiting for the midnight buzzer in the West Coast and the other half are bitching because they aren't going to stay up til 3AM for the day to switch on the East Coast.
Maybe this tells me something about being prepared. Although, I don't know with all the preparation in the world if I would have avoided taking Calvin Johnson and Jimmy Graham back to back in the late 1st and early 2nd round. That will teach me to ever take a Lions player in fantasy football.
The Lions are my team and I do have a little bit of hope for them; but I'm still waiting for the other shoe to drop. They can't fool me. This 6-2 record is all shoestrings and bubble tape. I'm certainly not going to be super bowl betting on those perennial losers. You would think having a healthy Calvin along with most of the rest of the team would be cause for celebration; but this is the setup for quite possibly the greatest collapse of any year since I became a Lions fan in the late 80's.
Enough bitching and complaining. Are you looking for the best free agent pickups for this upcoming week of fantasy football? If you are, sit and spin and go to a real website that has that kind of information. May I suggest Yahoo sports or CBS sports. Just go to the sections that says Transaction Trends to see who everybody else is picking up. Not that those people are all right. They're guessing just like everyone else is. Even the "experts" are just a bunch of blowhards that are trying to write enough content to validate their existence maintaining their illusion of importance with their suck up job at these major "news" sites.
Just try listening to their predictions on a weekly basis. It's all guessing and conjecture. The projected fantasy points is a complete joke. They have no fucking clue what they are saying and are just making a paycheck. It's about as bad a Super Bob's Sports Picks trying to give me the "lock of the week" when the same handicapping assholes are giving other people the opposite selection so they are always right with some people.
You want a prediction? Here you go. One of these teams will win the Super Bowl: Arizona, Green Bay, Seattle, New England, Indianapolis or Denver. No other team has a shot. Take that to the bank. You can put a bet on all of them and lose money overall once Franken-Peyton steamrolls his way into eventual retirement.
Here's to typing while you're angry. Talk to you sometime in the future. Hope you can get the two minutes of your life back after you read this.