THE TWELFTH ANNUAL GENERAL MANAGER AWARDS
THE "KISSING YOUR SISTER" AWARD
In 2009, Steve tied the IOFFL record for - appropriately - ties!!
And then - appropriately enough again! - Steve tied in the first round of the playoffs
and lost because of the tiebreaker rule!
So, is a tie really like kissing your sister?
Oh yeah - definitely in this case!
THE "NOTHING COULD BE FINER THAN TO BE IN CAROLINA" AWARD
T / J
Those running backs are oh so much finer way down there in Carolina!!!!
At least for T/J!!!
Last year, it was DeAngelo Williams having perhaps the best 10 game streak ever.
This year, its his stable mate, Jonathan Stewart, racking up 33 points in the last 5 games.
Oh - and thank you DeAngelo for helping out T/J again by being out for those games!
And another RB - KC Jamal Charles, a pickup in the 4th waiver - didn't do so badly either,
scoring in all but one of the last 8 games!!
(But "finer" doesn't rhyme with Kanas City!)
THE "ROOKIE OF THE YEAR" AWARD
OK, so Todd was the ONLY rookie in the IOFFL in 2009!
But - even if there was another rookie,
Todd would still be rookie of the year!
Makes it to the Super Bowl, and - WINS!!!!!
And c'mon, admit it - who didn't snicker when Todd took Darren Sproles in the 5th round of the draft?
Well, with 15 points in week 16 to help advance to the SB and knock P/J out of the playoffs,
there's no snickering now!
THE "COUNT ME IN NEXT YEAR" AWARD
Unable to attend the draft this year either in person or on the phone,
Chris relied on "others" to pick his team for him.
Well - at least that's a good excuse for going 2-11-1 !!
Order extra mini-hot dogs for the next draft !!
THE "SLEEPING BEAUTY" AWARD
No doubt about it - Jim had a tough year.
Last in points, "winner" of the Toilet Bowl, and a new record for points losses.
But no line-ups for the last 5 weeks,
and skipping on the first pick in the last waiver?
Where's that magical kiss to wake him up!
THE "BRENDA AND BEANIE" AWARD
C / R
Sounds like a children's television show, but it was actually the C/R running back tandem.
Beanie is the nickname of Chris Wells, Arizona RB, and evidently his preferred name.
(Why that would be - we do not know!)
Brenda is C/R's nickname for Brandon Jacobs, NY Giant RB.
For whatever reason, Jacobs did not run through people in 2009 like he did in 2008.
Maybe because it was because John Madden retired
and Jacobs knew there would be no instant replays
with Madden going, "Watch this guy! Wham! Now that's power football!!"
Maybe. Or maybe not.
THE "THEY CALL HIM THE STREAK" AWARD
M / F
NINE wins in a row! TEN games without a loss!
And then followed by another streak - three losses in a row!
Maybe they didn't care about that unbeaten season and pulled an Indy?
If so, it portends well for Jim Caldwell and the Colts - M/F goes to the Super Bowl!
THE "ONE IS THE LONELIEST NUMBER" AWARD
R / J / L
One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do
Two can be as bad as One
Its the loneliest number since the number One
Some of you may recognize those words
from Three Dog Night's huge hit back in the sixties, titled, "One".
Well, after getting only one point in Week 3,
this is the song that R/J/L just can't get out of their heads!
THE "SO MANY CHOICES" AWARD
Frank Gore, Cedric Benson, Reggie Bush, Willis McGahee, Cadillac Williams.
In any given week, any combination of those RB's could have been a decent play.
But when you only get to pick two......ugh.
The biggest "ugh" was Willis McGahee - who finished with 84 points, 6th in RB scoring.
But only 15 of those points came as a starter.
That's a BIG UGH!
THE "HEY RICKY YOU'RE SO FINE - HEY RICKY!" AWARD
P / J
OK, so the song was titled Mickey, not Ricky - who cares.
It was Ricky Williams who stepped up and became a 3rd stud running back for P/J!
Especially after Michael Turner went down with an ankle injury!
Best of all was Ricky's 24 points in Week 7, when P/J HAD to play him
because Chris Johnson was on a bye!
THE "ALL-SHON" AWARD
Let's see, there was Marshawn, LeSean, and Knowshon.
Running backs all.
If only George had the foresight to draft Desean,
he'd have cornered the market on the "shon's" - and had the best one of them all!
And - if you're counting at home, that's THREE different spellings for SHON!
and last but not least.............................
THE "ALL BROWN-HILL FROM THERE" AWARD
Miami RB Ronnie Brown injured his ankle in Week 10 and missed the rest of the season.
From that point forward, the RB position was a black hole,
providing only 13 more points the entire rest of the year.
Thanks for nuthin', Matt Forte!