Dec 22, 2007 1
by Jim Coventry, Guest Blogger.
He definitely saved as many fantasy players as he doomed, and he being none other the Brian Westbrook last Sunday when he fell down on the one yard line. I cannot imagine what it sounded like in the living rooms of America that had involvement in their fantasy games that included BW. If that play alone was not cause for fantasy leagues to find a better way to determine league champions, consider the fact the so many top players completely tanked on semi-final Sunday throughout this country, ruining potentially great seasons by teams in on three-hour window of time. Purists will say it is just like the NFL playoffs, where a team will line up for a playoff game and anything can happen. I think purists miss the point.
An NFL team is developing a team for their postseason, as they create a delicate balance of running, passing, special teams, and defense. When they enter the field for that crucial playoff game, they have game planned and prepared for many contingencies, and at the end of the day, it was their execution that made or broke their playoff fate. That team decides if they will use their [...]