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Monday (The ultimate fantasy football victory and shame) edition: Wha' Happened?

Posted by: Michael Rand under Fantasy football Updated: November 15, 2010 - 9:08 AM

We ask you to take a look at the results from two of our THREE fantasy football leagues (yes, that's too many). We defy you to find fantasy football matchups that more clearly defines the difference between the pretend thing and the real thing.

LEAGUE 1 -- Funk Funk Fantasy Football Federation

Our matchup: Goose With a Beer (us) vs. Hell's Elk (our friend Zo)

The scenario: Trailing 41-30 in a pretty tough scoring league (very TD-heavy) going into Sunday night's game, where Hell's Elk has the Steelers' D and we have Mike Wallace as our final scoring options.

What happened: The Steelers' D does nothing ... Wallace drops an early TD pass ... BUT after we had given up on the game and left MC Creme Fraiche's house following the Patriots' pick-6 that made it 29-10, Wallace came to life. His yardage and first garbage-time TD pulled GWAB within 41-40. And then there was the second gorgeous -- and completely meaningless -- TD with a little less than three minutes left that gave us the 47-41 victory.

What does it mean: Not only does it mean we had a stirring fantasy comeback victory for the ages ... but it also means that every single player (and team defense) in our eight-spot starting lineup lost in their ACTUAL game while leading us to a fantasy victory. That would be Brett Favre, Chris Johnson, Arian Foster, Randy Moss, Wallace, Brandon Pettigrew, Billy Cundiff and the Chiefs defense.

LEAGUE 2 -- RandBall League

Our matchup: Excellence in Kiting (us) vs. Double Rainbow All the Way (RB commenter Brandon)

The scenario: It's a close game going into the afternoon, with us trailing something like 70-62 in a scoring system that gives away points for just about anything.

What happened: We became very excited to see the Chiefs had fallen behind by a huge score early to the Broncos. Why? Well, it meant our QB Matt Cassel -- in for bye-week Aaron Rodgers -- would likely be throwing a ton of passes in the second half. And that's exactly what happened. Cassel ended up with an unholy 469 yards and 4 TD passes, putting up 32.9 points all by himself. HOWEVER ... our enthusiasm waned once we discovered Brandon had a couple of garbage Chiefs of his own: Dwayne Bowe and Jamaal Charles. They combined for three TDs and about 300 yards rushing/receiving -- and 48.7 points to give Double Rainbow a 13-point lead going into tonight.

What does it mean: Cassel's game was one for the ages. But Double Rainbow's double trouble was just too bright.

We don't do this often, so this is your chance. Your tale of fantasy garbage time glory or woe in the comments.


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