While it might seem like just yesterday that we were crowning our inaugural DFS Gentleman’s Game Cup Series champion last October, it’s been seven damn rough months. So if this first column is offensive, not funny, not interesting, or causes you to never visit this site again; please forgive me.
We’ll save the humor for the meat of the season, and this incredible battle and test of will that these five men once again volunteer to enter. It is the same cast of characters you all remember from last season’s ensemble.
Yesterday’s contest was lead almost exclusively by the champ, DStars45; until Zach Greinke got involved and decided he was going to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. A huge thanks to Greinke and his -7 points yesterday (he also helped lose my moneyline bet on the DBacks as a bonus) in being the deciding factor and first confirmed gentleman’s game turd of the season. Two unfortunate owners were on the receiving end of Greinke’s desert diarrhea.
Our very own t3bird04 spread his wings and avoided the iceberg in the middle of the Gents game sea by using Chris Sale against a light-hitting Athletics team. This, along with the help of Bryce Harper, Daniel Murphy, and Josh Donaldson were enough to carry the bird to victory. Harper and Sale were named co-MVP’s of this week’s Opening Day Gentleman’s game by the competition committee which is basically just me; a guy who sits in his mom’s basement and writes articles about his four friends and their little contest. Do not be jealous of my life. You think I am kidding? I would allow you to phone the basement I live in to prove it to you but you guessed it, there is no landline!
Alright, how about a look at those yearly standings? Swindaman3 was almost docked a point this morning for being a smart ass.
t3bird04 – 5 points
DStars45 – 4 points
Diamondhoggers – 3 points
Swindaman3 – 2 points
Jsquad34 – 1 point
A very workman-like effort yesterday from our very own t3Bird04, who used his cunning guile and superior strength to out work the other four gentleman. With his winnings, he plans to buy a gumball and a pack of skittles and will still have some left over for his retirement account. We welcome and expect better efforts this Friday from all five Gents when we hit the field again.
Oh but wait….. what will happen next week? Will some team’s high-priced ace throw the ball in the gap time and again to ruin our evening? Will Swindaman3 again reach for the helping hand of Brett Lawrie’s three points? Or how about Diamondhoggers; will he use three economy priced Tampa Bay Rays to yield a simple two points each off walks because they are worthless? Will our own t3bird continue to spread his wings and soar towards the pinnacle of life and fantasy sports? Will Draftkings swallow itself like the sun? How many more Gentleman’s games do we even have left? Such as days in life, we are not told this.
There are so many questions unanswered, and we have a long season to fill in the many blanks. Tune in Friday for the next installment of the Gentleman’s Game. Actually it will be Saturday or even later for me to write the post if I don’t win. But tune in next time!