Since the inception of this blog I’ve been known to make a public proclamation from time to time. Today I feel I need to step onto my soap box and send a virtual “THANK YOU” to my fantasy football co-owner and former Operation Omelette travelling partner The Duke.
Yesterday I erroneously made an administration error (I have since been reduced to attending a free seminar by own wife, First Lady of Sports Administration, to ensure that I never make such a clerical error again) in which I dropped our star tight end VERNON DAVIS instead of dropping the intended tight end FRED DAVIS (who is out with a season ending Achilles injury). The error in itself is understandable but in a fantasy league where the margin between winning and losing is rather small you cannot afford to make such a error.
When I finally realized the errors of my ways I was furious with myself. I had to make the call to the Duke to explain what happened. Whether it was the after glow of seeing Bruce Springsteen the night before for the umpteenth time or because the WALL OF ARSYLENCE had the most points in our league for the second time this year, the Duke was calm and understood the plight that we now were facing. The Duke decided he would take the diplomatic way out and pen a letter to our commissioner to plea for leniency and hope that he would award VERNON DAVIS back to us due to the fact that in the spirit of competition we did not intend to drop him in the first place. No dice says the commish!
So that brings us to today when the Duke had to stake out his man-cave for the better part of the afternoon to await for VERNON DAVIS to be cleared from his 24 hour locked position. Fearful that some other team would try to scoop in and capitalize on our (MY) mistake made the Duke and I bit antsy. Thankfully the Duke was able to reacquire VERNON DAVIS this afternoon and all is okay for THE WALL OF ARSYLENCE.
SO THANK YOU DUKE AND YOUR HIGH SPEED CONNECTION FOR YOUR GOOD DEED AU JOUR D’HUI!!!!!!!!