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Fantasy Voodoo

Posted on: April 14, 2009 11:39 am

Have you ever noticed that when you pick the favourite to win they tank overcoming overwhelming odds ! I have an uncanny knack of tipping the scales in favour of the underdog. Don't get me wrong, I love the underdog (I am one) but they never win when I pick them !

This hockey season I was responsible for the Martin Brodeur going down with his first major injury of his career. He started off the season well but then I entered a Fantasy Hockey draft and picked Brodeur in the second round. My goalie to lead my team to the promised land a Fantasy Championship. First game ... you guessed it, he goes down for the balance of the Fantasy season.

Now I'm messing with the lives of a number of star baseball players. I enjoyed the hockey so much I thought, I'd give baseball a try. I drafted some  excellent pitchers - Jon Lester, Chien Ming Wang, Roy Oswalt and look at these poor guys. Wang can't seem to get a ball across the plate and Lester and Oswalt are struggling with 0-2 records to start the season.

I could'nt do it any better if I had little voodoo dolls with pins. I think I need to turn this into money somehow but I'm still not sure what to do. I could create a web site where you could pay me to pick your opponents players and thus guarrantee you a championship ! Or I could try the old reverse pick where you pick the opposite of what you want but somehow this always seems to flop.

For now I'll just enjoy controlling the sporting world. Bye the way, I've got the Lakers to win it all this spring !

Category: Fantasy

Since: Dec 26, 2008
Posted on: April 14, 2009 9:14 pm

Fantasy Voodoo

Thanks for the advice, I hada great time with the hockey anyway. This being my first year of Fantasy sports I realize there is a lot of strategy and it really does'nt matter who you are you are going to have injuries to cope with and a lot of times its who ends up nabbing that up and coming star as a fill in for an injury.

 I'll keep you posted on who I have on my rosters, but right now I've got to reply to Cliff Lee ... he wants me to drop him from my roster !  Smile 

Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: April 14, 2009 8:18 pm

Fantasy Voodoo

The only advice that I can give you is don't panic because baseball is a heck of a lot longer. Twice as long as a matter of fact. Pitchers take a little longer to find their groove because they only pitch a couple innings to a few innings per game in the spring. Hockey on the other hand is a different beast all together. I was in second place going into the final week of the season and the only way I could catch the first place team was if it had a monumental collapse. The only category I could make points up was in PIMs so I dropped a couple of players and picked up a couple of the players that were leading the NHL in penalty minutes, Daniel Carcillo and Shane O'Brien. On the second day of the scoring period I jumped 4 spots in the PIM category and was half way to winning my league. With a little help from my fellow competitors I ended up winning the league by 4 points.

However, because I am the superstitious type, let me know who else you have on your roster just in case this awful trend continues and I can look to either trade those players off or cut bait. Wink


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