The Ghost of Billy Volek
Back in the 2004 season, my fantasy football season - as well as many others around the world - was crushed by the unlikely combination of Titans QB Billy Volek and WR Drew Bennett. Previously considered scrubs barely worth starting, the two developed some chemistry (football chemistry, weirdo) that exploded at the end of the regular season (playoffs for us fantasy nerds.) As Barney on How I Met Your Mother might say, it was "legen-wait for it-dary."
Well, last night I went into the Monday Night game up on my opponent by 47 points, but he had Atlanta QB Chris Redman and WR Roddy White. Surely, history couldn't repeat itself, could it?
The duo scored (in our high performance league) 37 points, more than one could reasonably expect from a no-name NFL QB and the leading WR on one of the worst offenses in football.
But that's why fantasy football is - again, as Barney would say, awesome. Though I am considerably happier with the outcome the way it occured, had I lost this game, I would simply have to laugh it off. You never know what's gonna happen.
This week, I move onto the divisional championship against the Asses of Fire, a team that was clearly the worst in the league when the season began. However, they wheeled and dealed (with me, among others) and picked up some good waiver wire gems along the way. It will be tough, but fun (especially since the team owner Dorf and I will be at the 49ers game on Saturday, where I'll be starting Carson Palmer...)