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Old 12-09-2012, 11:14 PM   #1
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It makes my blood boil when the Saints are down by 25 with 5 minutes left in the game, on the road and in the rain and cold ... and Brees is out there in an empty backfield set and throwing on every down!

I can handle losing, but lose with some grace. Play the game the right way. It's garbage time and we have our 100 million dollar QB methodically racking up 8-12 gains in a totally hopeless situation. What good can come of it, other than our team captain getting hurt?! Oh that's right, fantasy football! Well you can take your fantasy football and shove it somewhere. I'm done playing it and I'M NEVER GOING BACK BECAUSE I'M SICK of the mamby pamby picking up meaningless yards in meaningless situations. It's making a mockery of the game.

If Brees is peeved because he only threw one TD this game and wants to pick up a cheap one on the back end, well then his head and the coaches' heads are in wrong place. You want to talk about Goodell wussifying the league ... well we're doing our own part to wussify the game by putting FANTASY STATS ahead of team goals. Play it right and put in Chase and/or handoff to Ingram or perhaps Cadet.

Am I making too much of this?
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:17 PM   #2
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I never liked the Idea of FF.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:57 PM   #3
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Yeah, I used to love Fantasy Football, but there's just too much of an infatuation with it in the general public and the media now. It has just become overkill.

Seriously, watching Brees try to rack up the extra yardage at the end of today's game was like watching a dog chase cars. I really don't care if some random dude in Columbus, Ohio won his fantasy game by one point because of Brees' last drive in garbage time.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:03 AM   #4
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I will like EVERY post in this thread that shows disdain for F.K.N. Fantasy Football. I think it's for children and creates confusion in the mind of a fan.

Any debate? I didn't think so...

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Old 12-10-2012, 03:39 AM   #5
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FF is like most any thing you do in your spare time, a nice littl diversion but a problem when it becomes an obsession. Drew should be on the bench late in that game and Chase should be in there throwing the ball. Kinda like the Bears did with Cutler and Campbell in their lossa against the Vikings.
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I like Fantasy football. The guy i played last night had Drew on his team. I still was pulling for Drew. My loyalty will always remain with my team.
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So you want the Saints to play their second string against an opponents starting line up?

I agree that the risk of injury to valuable players in a losing effort is pointless, but EVERY team does it.

I doubt that Brees/or any QB playing late has a damn thing to do with FF!!
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Am I making too much of this?

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Old 12-10-2012, 07:42 AM   #9
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Yeah, I think u r making too much of this. I seriously don't believe Brees is in the huddle telling the guys, "Well, time to go for the Fantasy points!" I think he's just a competitor trying to show the rest of the team how not to give up. I agree it's dangerous to keep him in, but I bet he lobbies to stay in and I don't think Fantasy Football has anything to do with it.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:48 AM   #10
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If you pull starters out when you "feel" the game is lost why not just concede and walk off the field at that point? heck why even play a second half....

Starters should start.
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