Today is the day that we learn just how gracious a winner I am. Since draft day, the hubs has been guiding me through my picks, my trades, and my bye-week. When for my birthday last week, we got to see the Packers live in Charlotte, he dutifully chastised my brother-in-law for PLAYING Cam Newton. On my birthday. While wearing Packer green.
But today we meet head to head.
He’s in third place and I’m in sixth but I’m coming off an absolute annihilation of a guy last week so I’m feeling good. And my guys are finally starting to work together! Yes, I know how fantasy works, but just let me believe that they get together Tuesdays nights at someone’s Green Bay duplex to talk about how to better gel next week.
Chris has done his level best to steer me clear of emotional choices while still helping me keep me Packer-heavy while enduring his own meltdowns when he overthought little things like if Brees still had it. That was the week he benched poor Drew week just before he threw for 123 touchdowns and 4,200 yards. He handled even that with with class and minimal language.
My guess is that ends today. He absolutely loves it when I beat up on some of the guys in this league but today we’ll see how it feels when I run up 150 points on him while Drew Brees opts out in favor of a BIG BANG THEORY marathon, Todd Gurley runs for 3 yards, and Jarvis Landry breaks a nail early on and can’t go on. The lone standout will be Davante Adams who does just enough good to keep the Packers in business but do absolutely nothing for Chris’s team, Breesus.
However, since it’s now halftime in Game 1 and Aaron Rodgers is stuck at 5.46 points and my tight end has a paltry 1 point, I wonder if this is my lucky day after all.
That or it was a giant mistake giving Chris the password to my fantasy empire.