THE SIXTH ANNUAL GENERAL
THE "KA-CHING" AWARD
For those of you paying attention,
you may notice a similar theme to last year's award for Steve.....
Steve wins his FOURTH IOFFL Points
Title in SIX years.....
.....not to mention his second consecutive Super Bowl!!
THE "COLOR OF MONEY" AWARD
T / J
The Color of Money is of course, GREEN,
just as T/J's stud RB's name was also, GREEN,
as in AHMAN....
But not GREEN as in WILLIAM, who had
to be one of the biggest fantasy busts -
both on the field and in the police blotter - of 2003!!
Now, if they had only drafted Trent
Green as their QB!
THE "BY GEORGE YOU'VE GOT IT!" AWARD
Not exactly sure what "IT" would
be, unless its zero points........
which is exactly what RB Eddie George delivered most weeks for Patrick........
The former stud RB George failed to finish in the top 25 RB's in scoring!
THE "76 TROMBONES" AWARD
76......trombones led the big parade.....
'76.....a good year for declaring
and 76.......a new record for Most
Points in One Week!!
To really appreciate how many points that is, understand that 64 points
was the record from 1998 til the end of 2002.....FOUR YEARS......
I expect the new record to be around for quite awhile!
THE "IT TAKES TWO" AWARD
In the 2003 season, Priest Holmes:
broke the NFL single season rushing
broke the NFL single season touchdown record OF ANY KIND,
broke the single season IOFFL RB scoring record
and Jim got every one of those points from the KC Running Back......
But that's all he got from ANY RB............
Not a single point from any other RB while in his starting line-up...
But hey, Priest by himself scored
more points than the starting RB's on all but 3 other teams!!
THE "BUSTED!" AWARD
C / R
The first annual Police Blotter rule
was "earned" by C/R....
Sebastian Janikowski and Randy Moss were the early favorites
to be the first to appear on the Police Blotter,
but Janikowski ruined the suspense, getting there in Week 2.....
Not only did Janikowski cost C/R a round
down the stretch he wasn't even good enough to get off of the bench!!
THE "WEEK 17" AWARD
M / F / D
Entering Week 17,
M/F/D was last in total points and had not yet won a weekly.....
33 points later, they moved out of the basement, and had their first weekly
of the season....
As in 2001, why couldn't
every week be Week 17!!
THE "WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY" AWARD
J / R / T
with Payton Manning, Ricky Williams, and Tory Holt, its hard to believe this
team won no weeklies, finished with more than twice as many losses as wins,
"won" the Toilet Bowl,
and ended in the bottom three in total points.........
Who woulda thunk it???
name: THE BEST TEAM TO SUCK
THE "WILD WILD WEST" AWARD
B finished FIRST in the Western Division this year....
Not that it was really a contest.....
the other three teams finished a combined FOURTEEN games under .500!!!
The last place teams in the East and in the Central, at 5-8-1 and 6-8,
both could have finished first in the West!
Now, on to those 2004 Mock Drafts!!
THE "RE-PETE" AWARD
years in a row, Pete earns a wild card.......
Two years in a row, Pete wins two play-off games to get to the Super Bowl.......
Two years in a row, Pete loses that Super Bowl to Steve.........
Well, its better than what ten others of us did!! I'd take that THREE-PETE
THE "NO HANGING CHAD" AWARD
B/G took a chance on the NY Jets QB, Chad Pennington, with a waiver
pick in Week 3,
B / G
even though Chad was going to be out until Week 8 or 9, and possibly the
Chad didn't leave B/G hanging, coming back
in Week 9, and ending up in the top 20 QB's for the year!
I was going to say something about picking the right kicker, but nahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....
and last but not least.............................
THE "RUSH LIMBAUGH" AWARD
I expected a lot from Donovan McNabb this year......a lot of Rush-ing
But Rush put a whammy on the Philly QB, and he didn't throw or
run for a single TD until Week 5....
and didn't reach double digits in any week until Week 17.....