No, the NFL season continues on. But my Fantasy season has come to an inglorious end. I've had several great seasons, but this one doesn't rank up there. In 2006, I took it all. 2007, I came 1 win short of the title. Last year, I snuck into the playoffs after having given up, and managed to even get through the first round.
This season? Not so much. Despite having the #1 pick of the draft (which I did NOT arrange for, as commissioner, despite conspiracy theories to the contrary) which I used on fantasy stud Adrian Peterson, and my beloved Cowboy gunslinger Tony Romo as my QB, and even a new iPhone app to manage my team, I failed to make the playoffs for the first time in my fantasy career. I finished on a high note, as the image shows here, with yet another strong performance. In fact, in my league, I scored the 4th most points all season. Yet I could not overcome the attention deficit that my work life imposed, causing me to make late adjustments and poor lineup choices.
This season taught me a good lesson: that $50 investment needs to be actively managed to yield a strong dividend. Would I pay less attention to work and more to my fantasy team, if I had to do it again? Of course not. But I will be more structured: like any good team, I'll take this learning and make a much more rigorous training schedule for next season. And I'll be back on top before you know it.
Sure I will. :-)