Pirate of the Carib wrote:
fantasizing wrote:You have to have playoffs. Every sport has playoffs. Its what separates the contenders from the pretenders. Teams like the Colts and Bears garner little respect while a team like N. England has all the respect because they can win under pressure in one game eliminations when it matters the most. I don't see why it should be any different for fantasy purposes.
Its so exciting to watch teams scrap and fight for the playoffs, because they know...once they get in, anything can happen.
I can really see why playoffs are more exiting. The last third of season is exponentially more important in I suppose all real and fantasy sports. I can see why that is- you make your moves and trades for the last third of the season. You just have to be slightly above average for the first 85% of the season. Imagine if you had only an average first 13 games then had a great last three games- boom you're the league champion in a playoff format.
If you go undefeated in the first 13 and then have an average 1 or 2 games- you lose. It's not like it never happens either, it happens all the time, if not most of the time.
It is completely unfair for the entire season to come down to like 10-15% of the season
This happened to me this year in a money league I had no business winning. I finished 6-7 with 3 other teams and made the 6th seed based on tiebreakers, though my team was comparable to everyone except the 1 and 2 seeds. I beat the 3 seed and then played the 2 seed when his LJ, Carson, and Bears D had uncharacteristically bad weeks. Wayne, Dayne, Gore, and Jeff Reed have great weeks and I win.
Then in the championship game I blew up for my highest point total of the season with Grossman, Gore, Dayne (unbelievable), Gould, and Minny's D go off. His 12-2 #1 seed featuring Drew Brees, LT, and FWP have some of their worst games of the year.
Funniest thing ever. He's crying a river. A similar but not as bad thing happened in the same league last year where a mediocre looking team I had came out of nowhere to take it down. Last year I drafted 7th out of 12 and won. This year 12th out of 12 and won. Those guys want to freaking stone me.
It's sick when it happens to you but so much funnier when you are on the good end of it.