Search

Week 1 Recap

Week one is done and dusted, y'all.  Fuck, thank god for football. Watching the games this week and seeing the participation in the Sleeper chat was a blast. I continue to appreciate the platform, and I feel like everyone is getting more familiar with it.  Here's a recap of the week's results: I had the absolute pleasure of kicking off this league against Harry, who essentially told me to go fuck myself and choke-slam me through the floor. In similar fashion, Jenna squared up with Blake, poked him in the eye, and stole his lunch money. In another blow-out, Taylor gave Aussie Nate a stomping, reportedly telling him to go home and grow a respectable mustache. In a match-up made for the tall, dark, and (relatively) handsome, Dunbar thought he could ride Jamal Adams to victory, but Noah galloped in on Kevin Byard's back and declared victory. Fowler stepped up to Hunter and reached to twist his 'stache. When he realized it wasn't there anymore, he watched in horror as Hunter unleashed his fiery mane and banished him from the land. And finally, Waters and MT agreed to pistols at dawn, took ten paces, and took their shots. Waters narrowly missed his mark, and MT threw him in the slammer. The biggest story of week one, however, goes to the screwy-ness of IDP scoring. I watched the games with Harry and Dunbar, and we soon realized that something wasn't exactly right. To keep it short, defensive players were earning an extra 1.5 points per tackle of any kind, solo or assisted. This resulted in crazy-inflated scores from defensive players, (a linebacker on Jenna's bench had almost 60 points. Eff.)  You can look back in the Sleeper chat to see the long version, but I decided to fix the system here and now. While I'm sure everyone would have been fine with the first year being a little wacky, I know how I wanted this league to look. It was a small window to make the fix, and it seems to have been positively received for the most part. Moving forward, what's set is set, and I feel good about what's currently in place. Cheers to getting this thing going, good luck in week two. (And give your team a name, a-holes.) -Asa

4 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Against all odds, we managed to complete an entire fantasy football season! ​ The playoffs brought everything you'd want and expect. 6-7 records sneaking in, close games, blowouts, and upsets. By winn

Week 12 may have been the weirdest week in football ever. The Broncos weren't allowed to field a single quarterback, the Steelers and Ravens had their game pushed all the way to Wednesday afternoon, a

Winning is fun! ​ Though it's hilarious to see how close I was to losing again. With Allen Robinson questionable, I picked up Cordarelle Patterson on the off chance he didn't go. I needed 10 points to