Merry Holidays from reverse fantasy football central, here’s hoping you had a joyous Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or day off. Indeed it’s a very special time of year to be a Christian or Jew or African-American or Agnostic. Here at Suckleague HQ, we had the traditional annual holiday viewing of the best Christmas movie ever. Of course I’m talking about Die Hard.
I am astonished at how well this movie has held up for the last 20 years, and I expect it will be just as exceptional in another 20. This movie has:
- The best villain ever: Hans Gruber
- The best weasel ever: Richard Thornburg (the reporter guy if you’re out of practice)
- The best coked out sleaze ball salesman ever: Harry Ellis.
- And the best a**hole in all of filmdom: Deputy Police Chief Dwayne T. Robinson.
Not to mention Bruce Willis in his breakout role and an endless stream of things blowing up to holiday music.
Speaking of things blowing up in destructive balls of fire, there’s the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense. They yielded me an absurd -13.00, 1 sack and 1 point short of Suckleague perfection. Josh Mccown however was very disappointing. After a solid start with 2 interceptions, he threw for a bunch of yards and also a touchdown and a 2 point conversion, well into the positive with 11.80. I ended the week in the negative, albeit barely, at -1.80. The adversary, with the combo of Kellen Clemens / Kansas City defense and their resulting 6.80, couldn’t overcome Tampa’s defensive performance (afternoon nap).
You might say Tampa’s defense was his “poison pill” and my “white knight”. Sorry…