Monday, December 29, 2008

Why Fantasy Football Is Still Fun

You know how sometimes, especially in the minor leagues and especially at the end of an otherwise lost season, baseball managers will let a player get his name in the record books by playing him at all nine positions in one game?

I think I saw the fantasy football equivalent over the weekend.

My brother's friend Q came into Week 17 knowing that he had little chance of securing a second place finish in either head-to-head or total points, so he decided to have some fun. The screen capture of his weekly lineup is below (click to enlarge).

Your eyes do not deceive you, folks. Q decided to spice things up and field a fantasy team consisting entirely of Detroit Lions players, from Orlovsky to Hanson (it's really too bad Jon Kitna was injured - he deserved to be a part of this). This comes at no small price: his bench players, not pictured, scored 93 points, nearly double the 47 posted by his Bizarro team.

My favorite part of this is the fact that Calvin Johnson was the high scorer for the team that thrashed Q's Lions this week. A better metaphor for the real Johnson's feelings likely does not exist - you have to believe the man wants to be anything but a Detroit Lion at the moment.


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Draft King said...

That's pretty funny -- all Lions! And he managed to do that without including Calvin Johnson...