To be honest… It kind of feels right, doesn’t it?
Congratulations Phil. In a year where fantasy was truly dominated by the return of Michael Vick, it is only fair that the lucky chump who had waiver priority that week and nabbed a bit of Mike Vick is our MTL 2010 Champion. To show you just how wacky fantasy football is… the undrafted Mike Vick replaced Leon Washington on Chan’s roster. He was also traded (under highly questionable circumstances) to the Giant Rats for Santana Moss. I bet the Giant Rats wish they had reneged on that sneaky deal before sending Vick back the other way.
It is worth noting that Chan drafted pretty horribly this year. Adrian Peterson was great. Matt Schaub was ok. Number 3 pick? Ryan Mathews. Number 4? Ochocinco. Fantasy football is bullshit, and I love every second of it.
The final wasn’t close, Vick and Matt Forte did their thing as the Boilermakers’ struggled to mount any kind of challenge. But all credit goes to Michael J, who took his team from 10th place in 2009, to 2nd place in 2010. A v. v. impressive turnaround.
In third place, the desperately unlucky M-Hozz. 13-1 in the regular season, an MTL record. Stopped by MJ, Robbie Gould and the Bears D in the semi-finals, 3 points short of fulfilling his place in the final. Had the Hozz led his Tantrum to face off against the Hustle this week, he would have lost by a single point. I, for one, am glad that he was spared such a fate. I worry poor Michael’s head would have simply exploded. A truly exceptional season Michael, congratulations on yr bronze medal.
In 4th place, up from 11th in 2009, your Fearless Leader. Disappointed how the last two weeks panned out, but still proud to have a division title under my belt. And am hoping that my beloved ‘Hawks follow my lead. A sneaky division win, followed by a proud but ultimately fruitless playoff appearance. SEA!
Here are your final 2010 standings.
6. Red Tops
7. Giant Rats
12. Baby Bulls
Goat of the year, unfortunately, has to be Chris Burrows, for taking his 2009 Number 1 Seed Bulls to bottom of the pile. I’ll blame Brett Favre, and hope that 2011 turns out better for you Chris.
That will do it for the MTL 2010 season. I will hold another advisory period in late spring/early summer where can can discuss potential developments for next season. We WILL be implementing a keeper system, of some type, into proceedings. Not sure how yet. Open to discussion.
Hopefully there will be some kind of Superburrl event in February, where Phil can collect his Champion’s Bell, and someone will be collecting 60 quid of gambling juice. I realise there are exams of a medical nature happening around this time, but hopefully something cool can happen, even if it isn’t a whole weekend of rad shit like last year.
So until next time, best of luck to the Bears, Eagles, Jets, Pats, Falcons, and most of all, this Sunday night, the mighty Seattle Seahawks. All I want is to be destroyed by a travelling New Orleans Saints team on Wildcard Weekend. That’s all i’ve ever wanted.