Like many of you, I just had my season come to an end. If you are still in the playoffs, good luck... but go fuck yourself! ;)
As I scream at the TV on Monday night for DeVante Parker to catch just one more fucking ball, my girlfriend reminds me that it is just a game and I’m supposed to be having fun. Easier said then done because all I want to do is win! So much time and emotion has gone into this season, just to watch it slip away to an Eli Manning knee.
So what comes after that last loss of the year? Lets take a look at the five stages of grief.
Denial – My first thought after losing by 1 point…..THERE HAS TO BE A STAT CORRECTION! I didn’t want to refresh the score page and see the time remaining update to zero. I knew once I woke up in the morning and checked it would be official. Got over this phase pretty quickly as league mates frantically text and call reminding you of what happened.
Anger –I want to fly to Miami and kick Parker square in the balls after dragging him behind a car for not running 1 decent route that game. Had some nice blocks, but what fucking good does that do me! FUCKKKK Anger will pass... you may contemplate hanging up the clipboard but lets get real. The excitement come August is too much to resist.
Bargaining - If only I had started Randall Cobb, I’d still be in this thing... it is always easy to look back after the scores and pinpoint where you went wrong. Well, tough shit. Once you hit submit lineup and those games start, there is no going back! Always stick with your gut and what happens, happens!
Depression- This part is tough. What do you do with all your time? Why even talk about football anymore? Is there more to life then fantasy championships? Some may argue this is a silly game but I like to think of it as a lifestyle! Depression from losing is the worst but once all your friends are knocked out you’ll feel better.
Acceptance – You’ve come to realize that it is over for now. You may not be happy about it, but it has happened. So what now?
Hardest part for me is the constant reading and updates. What the hell am I going to do to kill time at work now? Well, work. Time to make up for the last few months of procrastinating projects and putting things on the back burner.
What about the shitter? This was my favorite me time to check players and browse articles. Find a good book. Start Game of Thrones! That should keep you busy until it is time to start researching ADP for next year.
Daily Fantasy? If you are itching to get in on the action, go for it! Sure you’ve seen the ads and gimmicks to get you in, if you haven’t yet maybe now is the time to try. If you don’t believe me, just take it from some of the REAL PEOPLE MAKING REAL MONEY on their commercials, “It’s like the best adrenaline rush ever”, “It’s definitely changed my Sundays. It’s a lot more interesting”.
Finally, take some time off! It is a big world out there and if you are like me, Sundays have been spent in front of the TV for the last 14 weeks. It is depressing to type that. Take your significant other out for dealing with your shit! Go for a walk. Binge watch Netflix and eat ice cream. The world is your oyster!