Alright I'm not done, and for anyone who doesn't follow the NFL the above is a much quoted blow-up by failed quarterback Derek Anderson whose season is going about as well mine. For those keeping track at home I have now:
- Held Berbatov for 9 scoreless weeks then sold him the week he scores 5 goals.
- After weeks of pumping up Van der Vaart but not taking the leap myself, I finally made the move for him, gave him the armband and 11 minutes later he's limping off the field.
- Wrote an article explaining that Nasri is not good value on the day he scores a brace and earns 15 points (I still stand by this one though).
- Replaced Odenwingie who was supposed to be injured with Torres who faced a great matchup at home to Villa in which Liverpool actually delivered. Good call right? Wrong, Torres missed the game as his wife went into labour and due to the called off Blackpool/United game and a few injuries I didn't even have a sub to come in.
- Brought in Kolarov to not just capitalise on this week's solid fixture (which City duly turned into a clean sheet) but also for his future worth based on City's good fixtures. So pleased I was with my transfer I even tweeted: "More advanced play from Kolarov. Looks like he is indeed the best City defender to own. Finally a good decision." Four minutes later he was sent off.
My mistake was panicking after a couple of off weeks and mi-using the wildcard to bring in players who I would always warn people off as being too risky (an unfit Fabregas, O'Shea who isn't guaranteed his place etc). I have also stuck to my old formula for calculating clean sheets for too long, suggesting a Chelsea bounce back is just around the corner even when our eyes would suggest otherwise. Luckily I am away on work this week with nothing to do but crunch numbers so I hope to have a new strategy in place for next week.
Until then I want these results to stay in my heart and keep hurting as that will motivate me personally to not let something like this happen again. I just want to say one thing to the blog readers: I'm sorry, extremely sorry. I was hoping for another 2,000 point season but I promise you one thing: a lot of good will come out of this. You will have never seen a blogger in the entire country work as hard as I will work for the rest of the season, and never seen a nerd crunch numbers in his spreadsheets harder than I will for the rest of the season. God Bless. (I love sports speeches).
PS. While on the subject of great speeches, the Jimmy V classic is coming up so I urge everyone to run over to the Jimmy V foundation and make a donation. For those who don't know, Jimmy was a popular championship winning College Hoops coach who died of cancer just 2 months after his moving speech here at the ESPYs. His foundation aims to combat the effects of cancer and is a worthy donor for all of us. If nothing else, Jimmy's speech must be worth whatever you can spare.
PPS. I can't talk about sports speeches without mentioning this: epic.I will be back with actual fantasy analysis soon. Apologies for the nonsense but I needed to have some fun after another miserable week.