Colts over JAGUARS: I know the game just started, but I had some errands to run before I could get to a computer. Who knows how long the Colts will keep their starters in tonight, but I have a feeling they play most if not all of the game tonight. You just can't rest your guys for a solid month between meaningful games. Which is unfortunate for me, because I'm facing Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne, and Dallas Clark in one of my fantasy playoffs.
But I guess I should just be thankful I'm in the playoffs in the first place, because I was thisclose to not making it after Monday night's game. I had my week 14 victory all locked up, but I needed another guy to lose to get the 4th and final spot in our league. All I needed was two points from Anquan Boldin for the other guy to lose and I was golden. Hey, Boldin and golden, that rhymed.
As you all know, the Cardinals decided to take a sloppy, post-heavy-drinking-and-Chipotle-style dump on Monday night. When Boldin only had 17 yards at halftime, I was genuinely concerned. But he ended up getting a couple more catches in the second half to put him at 32 yards late in the game, and everything looked fine for me. The only way I'd lose is if he fumbled, because it's -2 points in our league.
Of course, he fumbled on Arizona's final drive of the game. After angrily screaming every expletive I knew, I realized that Boldin got about eight yards before he fumbled. That would give him right around 40 yards, and the fumble would still put him at two points total. Luckily, that statisticians gave Boldin exactly 40 yards for the game, putting me in the playoffs by literally one yard.
Needless to say, the guy that didn't make the playoffs was none too pleased. His dozen or so texts telling me to do things to myself that I'm pretty sure are physically impossible reinforced that fact.
Which brings me to my question to you, oh wise Daily Norseman readers--do you have any fantasy "bad beats" that you'd like to share with the rest of us? I think it would be very therapeutic to share your tortuous defeats with others. So go right ahead and air your grievances in the comment section below. After all, 'tis the season.