WHATS UP SPECIAL ED?!?!
Hope everybody had a GREAT XMAS and a GREAT NEW YEARS!!! Sorry we couldn't be here to break down the semi-final matchups, but we were absolutely BEAT last week.
We always get busy with plenty of Holiday Festivities around the DYM Home Office, but this year we just could not hang. -- chest was feeling heavy, muscles aching, slept about 20 hours a day. It's probably because of all the burgers. We really don't recommend eating burgers every other day for a three-month span. That much beef can really fuck up your continence if you're not careful. Think we're gonna have to review salads or smoothies next year.
Before we get to the SESB XI PREVIEW, we have one piece of Official League Business to handle for week 16 -
THE HALL OF SHAME!!!!!
The Special Ed League Hall of Shame was erected during the great asterisk season of 2018. Therein the ignominious [REDACTED] Team drafted one of the most absurd rosters in fantasy history (including 2 TE's, 2 QB's, 2 D's, 3 pre-season injuries, and 4 Eagles). They didn't even have enough players for a week 1 roster and made zero (0) moves until November. That season, any team in Special Ed who was outscored by the shameful [REDACTED] had their names etched in the Special Ed Hall of Shame. 23 entries were made in the HOS in 2018, and we had hoped they would be the last.
Ever since, DYM has steadfastly declared that failing to set your fantasy lineup is SHAMEFUL, but the worst is LOSING to a team who that didn't set their lineup.
Over the last three years there have been many shameful disgraces (mostly Matt and/or Dave) who have posted easily-avoidable goose eggs, but since 2018 no intentionally short-handed squad had ever won a Special Ed game.
This is the first time an intentional goose egg has ever been laid in The Special Ed Playoffs, and it is a TRAVESTY!!!!!
Sure, this has been a tough season, even The DYM Editorial Department got sent to the IR for a week. But we were not derelict in our duties last week tho - we still handed out The DYM Awards, and made a Miss Cleo Video (10-6!!!) - so we don't think setting a lineup is too much to ask of the SESB Semi-Finalists.
Andy has DISRESPECTED THE GAME, he is DYM's most truest rival, and he has earned our undying scorn. But Matt - who lost to that pathetic, disgraceful, SHAMEFUL lineup - goes down in history.
MISS CLEO'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Miss Cleo's Prop Bet Record: 10-6
ONE TEAM IS RED HOT - THE OTHER IS A LOW DOWN SHAMEFUL DOG
AMERICAS GAME OF THE WEEK:
SPECIAL ED SUPERBOWL XI
BRING IT ON HOME
PAULS AWESOME TEAM!!!!!
After a disgraceful sub-100 point showing in the semi-finals, the COVID Gods have conspired to turn the tables in favor of their holy fool - Bring It On Home.
Just a few days ago BIOH looked like long-shot underdogs, but yesterday they got a double Cleo bump with a well-advised Burkhead scoop and Mixon being named Player of the Week.
Meanwhile PAT's top 3 players are all walking into potentially ugly game scripts this week:
Deebo Samuel will likely lose his RB role, and possibly some targets, with Eli Mitchell returning and Trey Lance at QB.
Then Kirk Cousins tested positive (unvaxxed) late yesterday afternoon. Somebody named Sean Mannion will make his first career start on the road in week 17. That's obviously VERY bad news for Justin Jefferson. We're also thinkin Aaron Rodgers' is probably gonna get a lot of short fields, so he's pretty unlikely to get 300yds and there could be a bunch or RB or DST touchdowns. (BTW - That's HUGE for No & Then in the 3rd place game. They have GB Defense and both Dillon and Aaron Jones. Needless to say N&T is a LOCK 🔒against the shameful PHP).
Although BIOH hasn't scored over 100 in two weeks, they are four-point Yahoo favorites as of today. Stafford has a greenlight against Baltimore, Buffalo D with the SMASH SPOT against Atlanta, and we have to admit Mark Andrews is balling the fuck out this year.
Plus they're rolling out one of the SEXIEST rookie receivers - Amon-Ra St. Brown. We are ECSTATIC that Amon-Ra is a thing now. He has a mind-bogglingly funny name, we can't get enough. Peace out, Cee Dee Lamb, there's a new Name King in town.
Amon-Ra, Burkhead, and two-TEs would be one of the unlikeliest squads to ever capture a Special Ed Super Bowl championship. And to be honest - we're kinda here for it.
Either way, this is gonna be a HUGE week in the history of this league. We'll either add a new seat at the Champions Table (for the first time in four years), or we'll be crowning our second four-time champ.
We're still OFFICIALLY team-Hilltoppers for life -- so we're duty bound to still be rooting for Paul's Awesome Team. They are the all-time highest scoring Special Ed team, and by far the highest scoring team of this year's playoffs. Paul has the heart of a true champion. He has willed his squads to 3 Special Ed Superbowls in the last ten years, this fourth title could make him The Greatest Champion in Special Ed History.
PAULS AWESOME TEAM - 121.87
BRING IT ON HOME - 119.12