And that’s that folks. The fantasy football year is over. Hopefully in some way your league decides who gets first pick for next year and you received it. That way, you can get Adrian Peterson or most likely Christ Johnson next year. Me? I’m going Tom Brady, Wes Welker, Randy Moss. Or something like that. In order of how they would get drafted, of course. I’ll probably have last pick in my money league and see where I land in this Blogger League. I finished in 6th place after a loss to Doktakra in the consolation game. But more importantly, we are still waiting on el Gimpo to eat his chicken fat.
There is something else going on in our league. The championship. Apparently, Bucholtz and Gally made a side bet that the loser has to write a poem for the winner. We are going to hold off on the poem until Gally gets into the full swing of things. He’s kind of been running with a tough crowd lately…
The Championship showdown between the Canadian sensations was actually a let down. These were two of the highest scoring teams we’ve had all year. They came into the playoffs as the 1 and 2 seeds. The final score? 74.21 – 69.23 in favor of your favorite blogger’s favorite blogger…Andrew Bucholtz. Yes, that handsome gentleman with the awesome mustache took the entire league down. Even after Gally was the last one to stay undefeated, and Bucholtz was the 2 seed going in so I guess this championship was an upset.
Now, for the line ups:
Bucholtz started Philip Rivers, Vincent Jackson, Steve Smith (Carolina), Ricky Williams, MJD, Fred Davis, Joshua Cribbs, Nate Kaeding and Philadelphia Eagles’ Defense.
Gally who started, Aaron Rodgers, Donald Driver, Hines Ward, Pierre Thomas, Michael Bush, Dallas fucking Clark, Percy Harvin, Stephen Gostkowski and Indianapolis Colts’ defense.
Bucholtz only scored 74 points so it’s not like he made any AMAZING moves because they were just canceled out by mediocre/bad starts. Bucholtz could have made it a blow out if he went with Jerome Harrison (who had 20 points), Brent Celek and Robert Meachem (18 and 13 respectively). As for the starters, Philip Rivers played well and got him 18 points and was his high scorer. The downfall? Fred Davis. Forever, Fred Davis.
The biggest factor in Bucholtz’s win over Gally? The fact that Gally didn’t score 75+ points (/johnmaddenfantasyanalysis). It didn’t help that Aaron Rodgers didn’t pass much to Donald Driver. Gally probably had the worst week of the season with all of his injuries and benchings. He had no one on his bench score over 6.70 points and with his “Optimal Line up” that I just made in my head, his score would only get increased .80 of a point. But I would’ve played another defense after hearing Indy was going to mail it in against the Jets.
Alright folks, that really does it. Congratulations to Andrew Bucholtz, the Gally Blog’s 1st Annual Sports Blogger Fantasy Football Champion. Jeeze, I hope we don’t have to fit that on a trophy.
*also thanks to:
Rob from WI from Blog in WI
Adam from Avoiding the Drop
Monday Morning Punter from With Leather
Brandon from Rambling of the Unmotivated
Christmas Ape, author of The Football Fan’s Manifesto
Max Gallner from Fire Eric Bruntlett
James Brown from The Phoenix Pub
Doktakra from Doktakra
Flubby from Kissing Suzy Kolber