A Loss by Any Name…

The 2006 Leroy the Hoard FFL title game came down to the tiebreaker of bench points, with my nemesis the Cadaver Dogs winning their second league crown.

After the starters finished deadlocked 111-111, the Dogs’ bench routed the Joebobs Bombers reserves. Ironically, the bulk of the points from the Bombers’ bench came from QB Matt Hasselbeck with 14. Had the Bombers realized Drew Brees wasn’t scheduled for much action for the playoff-bound Saints, his 14 points to Brees’ 1 would have given Joebobs the win. With only 95 seconds left to go after the Manning-to-Harrison TD pass, I was up 111-104. Then Cutler passes to Scheffler, for 7 total points. Sob. A true rookie mistake on my part, not realizing Brees would be on the sidelines. I always have this loyalty thing going with my fantasy team, trying not to change my lineup too much – here, it bit me in the tush.  Meanwhile, a late missed field goal against the Steelers by Shayne Graham cost both the Bengals a playoff spot and also a clear-cut win for the Cadaver Dogs.

Congrats to the Dogs. Maybe I’ll have better luck next year…

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