October 05, 2005

This just is not right!

This football season is starting pretty bad for me. My Packers are 0-4, the worst they have been in 15 years. I’m trailing by 75.49 points behind the leader in my Salary Cap/Fantasy contest… I’m thinking it was a mistake to invite Spurs to join as he is in the lead. Just kidding, however since I am the commissioner I guess I could forcibly remove him from the game! ;)

Then to make matters worse I’m tied for 6th place in the pool. Last year I was in the leading three positions the entire year AND ended up winning. Not this year, I’m four games behind. The standings are as follows:

1st: Sensational Simians (A minion) 38
2nd: Packer Chick (Ktreva, my wife) 36, Quality Weenie (Machelle) 36
4th: Joe Viking (Hypodermic Scorpion) 35, Ogre’s Picks (Ogre) 35, T1G (T1G, you never would have guessed, right?) 35
7th: Contagion’s Pack Attack (Me, again, you never would have guessed) 34, Ass Kickin’ Chickens (Spurs, which it took me 3 weeks to figure out) 34
9th: KingR (Husband of a minion) 33
10th: Raider Nation (A minion) 28
11th: Metrosexual Ballers (A Minion) 22 (Poor ‘tard forgot to make his picks on week)

With only four of the 17 weeks down, there is a lot of room for improvement and change in these rankings.

However if things don’t start turning around quickly I’m going to have a long season, especially with the Packers. Living in Illinois and being a Packer fan is hard enough as it is, when they are having a losing season it is even worse. Throw in the fact that I work for a company that has VERY strong ties to the Chicago Bears. My life has been a living hell at work. I get calls almost daily from Bear fans bragging up their better record. I hate to break this to them, It’s a one game lead, it’s still a losing record AND the Bears haven’t even done their bi-annual regular season changing of the QB yet. This doesn’t matter to most Bear fans… as long as they have a better record then the Packers they are happy. Not all Bear fans are that way; I’ve met one or two that can be classy… when they want.

But if my Packers are going to continue to play like crap, the football gods could at least make me have a good season in Fantasy or the pool. Especially since in the pool, at the end of the season I’m buying the winner a small football related prize of the team of their choice. There is a chance I might have to buy a Chicago Bear item, and that goes against my ethic. (Notice singular)

Update: I corrected T1G to have 35 points, not 34 as he pointed out in the comments. Typical Bear fan, whining about 1 point just so as not to be tied with a Packer fan. :)

Posted by Contagion in Football at October 5, 2005 12:57 PM | TrackBack

To quote the Beasties, "HOLD IT NOW! (hold it now, hold it now)"

While I'm still in the fifth loser's spot, I'm tied with Mr. Ogre, and the hypodermic one. At 35... not 34. Not saying I'm better than you... heheheh...

Now that I've pointed this out, however, I'll probably drop down to ninth place this week!

Posted by: That 1 Guy at October 5, 2005 11:12 AM

There's still a long way to big big guy.
I hope the Pack pulls it back together but it looks pretty grim. No O-Line.

Posted by: spurs at October 5, 2005 12:14 PM


Posted by: spurs at October 5, 2005 12:15 PM

I usually completely suck at these things. I'm impressed with my ability to flip a coin correctly this year (so far).

And my team is 2-1 and leading their division. After last year, it's quite a shock, perhaps even more than the Pack going 0-4.

Posted by: Ogre at October 5, 2005 01:20 PM

I just gotta say,"GO STEELERS!!"

Oh, by the way, I frickin' HATE the damned Patriots!!!!!!

Posted by: Shawn at October 5, 2005 11:55 PM

So this means the Lions are doing better than the Packers?

Hell is freezing over as we speak.

Posted by: Machelle at October 6, 2005 08:56 AM