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I have a bone to pick with the creator of fantasy football: why can't my team win??

Don't get me wrong, I love to play fantasy football and I care much more about the NFL when I play fantasy football than when I don't. I love to watch games that don't involve the Bengals because there is a good chance I have a player on one of the teams who I am pulling for or against. In general, fantasy football is just plain fun.

But it also is brutal.

My team just bounced from a 3 game skid at the beginning of the season to an impressive 10 game winning streak, only to lose in the first round of the playoffs.

The past 2 years, my team has played very well through regular season play and made it to the mini-super bowl game only to finish 2nd.

So what is it, Mr Fantasy Creator, about this game that you have designed to be so cruel to me? You allow me to put together a good team and then squander my hopes in the playoff rounds. How wicked are your thoughts! 

Or....maybe you're just trying to allow me to relate to the hometown team. The Bengals haven't won a playoff game since 1990, which ironically, is the last time the Reds won the World Series. 

Ah Cincinnati! Birthing ground for top notch first round playoff picks!


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