View Full Version : The Official Fantasy Football Playoff Bad Beat Thread

12-20-2005, 12:42 AM
This thread is for those who want to drown your sorrows in telling us how you got knocked out of the playoffs.

I was 3rd in total points in my league facing a guy I had beaten twice already. Well, I had been playing Pittsburgh's defense all year and they had been solid all year until the past few weeks. For some reason, Seattle's defense was on waivers. They had been spectacular lately and were playing a bad offense in Tennessee. Pitt was going up against an above average offense on a hot streak and Pitt's defense hadn't been playing well the last few weeks. Over the previous 3 weeks in our league, Seattle had outscored PItt 68-14. I thought it was a no brainer. Well, as it turned out Seattle had their lowest point total of the entire season and Pittsburgh had their highest. The difference was 18 stinkin' points. It was the difference in the game. It was the only time, other than the bye, when I didn't start Pittsburgh.

Even still, I had a 24 point cushion coming into MNF and he had Todd Heap and Derrick Mason. They had scored 24+ points exactly twic in 14 weeks. So wouldn't you know it, Heap goes out and has his best week of the season and their combined scores were easily their highest of the year.

Unreal. I've madee the playoffs 4 straight years in this league (12 teams) and I've won one playoff game. This same guy knocked me out two years ago in similar fashion. I had outscored his team 9 of 14 weeks coming into this week.

12-20-2005, 07:55 PM
Finished the regular season 8-6 and with the #3 seed heading into the playoffs. Started off by facing a guy I've also beaten twice this season, once by about 60 points and the other time by less than one point. He beat me in the playoffs by about 20 points this past week. Here's why ...

1) I started Deion Branch over Donte Stallworth.
2) Drew Brees sucked.
3) Antonio Gates sucked.
4) Dallas' defense sucked and allowed Mark Brunell (Mark Brunell!) to throw four touchdown passes.

I had the Bears defense and Thomas Jones heading into the Sunday night game, but I knew I was doomed even before then. They combined to give me 25 points to make it not-as-bad of a blowout, but it would have taken a miracle for them to get me 45 combined points to have a chance to win. For all the hoopla the Chargers have gotten for going into Indy and beating the Colts, you'd think Brees and Gates would have put up stellar [fantasy] games. But no ...

Me? I'm heading to the third place game ... *sigh*

12-20-2005, 09:59 PM
I get the Oil Can Crew again - I'm expecting a tie again - :kissingyoursister:

12-21-2005, 03:31 PM
I'm just shocked to still be in the playoffs coming in as the fifth seed. I beat the number one seed this past week by one point. That has to hurt. Not sure whose team it was, but they are The Whirlies.

Dom Heffner
12-23-2005, 01:08 PM
In one of my leagues, it was pretty much a TD league with some points given for yards.

Sat Tiki Barber in favor of Mike Anderson the week Tiki went nuts.

I haven't been able to sleep since.

12-23-2005, 11:54 PM
I was in first most of the season, got knocked down to second in the final week because of Carson Palmer's worst game of the year, and then met a team that had the luck to have Tiki Barber and Mark Brunell both in the lineup, having the game of their lives.

Dom Heffner
12-24-2005, 06:46 PM
Woke up today feeling not so good about my playoff hopes in another league because I had Tomlinson at KC. At the last second I benched LT and played Frank Gore, who scored twice.

Sometimes you get really lucky.

12-24-2005, 07:27 PM
wierd Saturday, huh?

Interesting how the games shook out.

12-25-2005, 10:10 AM
I'm just shocked to still be in the playoffs coming in as the fifth seed. I beat the number one seed this past week by one point. That has to hurt. Not sure whose team it was, but they are The Whirlies.

Looks like Sava is going to win the league tournament as a #5 seed. He knocked off the top seed by a point and then completely took out my team in the final.

Congrats Sava! Hope for a rematch next year!!!

12-26-2005, 12:39 PM
I am horrible at all my fantasy leagues save baseball which I won.