I’ve been a Redskins fan since I was about 12, way back in 1987 I decided they would be my team and what do you know, they went all the way and won the Superbowl in a memorable 42-10 victory over the Denver Broncos.
I’ve been running the FFLUK (our imaginatively titled Fantasy Football League UK) for around 12 years now. CBS have been keeping track of historical results since 2003, but I have some of my own records from the year 2000.
I’ve usually been quite competitive, I still hold some points scoring records from 2004 when I had Donovan McNabb, Terrell Owens, Corey Dillon, Reuben Droughns and Mushin Mohammed all score double digits each week. Up to last year though, I’d never won the big one. Continue reading Finally Fantasy Success
Following last years epic trip to California, we weren’t really sure how we’d follow it in 2012. Initially we’d thought about Florida, possibly even Canada but then I saw the Redskins would be playing the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day in Cowboys Stadium! Much as I hate the Cowboys, they have arguably the best stadium in the world and I wasn’t going to miss the Redskins playing there on Thanksgiving!
After a quick look on eBay, it wouldn’t be hard to get tickets, so plans started to develop…
For the sixth year, the NFL brought two teams over to Wembley to play a regular season game in London. For the sixth year, I was there to see it, along with 84,003 others!
Although we’ve always tried to get good tickets, this year we had the best seats yet. At the 50 yard line, around 20 rows back gave us a great view of every touchdown at either end of the field.
So it all began back in September and it seems like it’s flown past. At week 13 we still had two undefeated teams and these two top seeded teams made it all the way to the most watched Superbowl (in fact, most watched TV show) of all time.
Once again the Redskins massively under achieved, with one of the easier schedules they’ve had they still struggled in games they should have won and finished the season 4-12. The only good news is it meant Zorn was given the elbow and Mike Shanahan has been brought in to take over the ship with a nice high draft pick next year.
The Cardinals in the Superbowl for the first time, facing the amazing defence of the Steelers. We had a few people round to watch the big match, playing some Madden and Wii Sports before hand with plenty of junk food and ordering Pizza to keep us going into the night.
I was worried one team might blow the other out, but it turned into one of the most fantastic Superbowls ever. The Steelers built a lead on the back of a 100 yard TD return for a score at the end of the first half. Warner and Fitzgerald brought them back into the game and into the lead with less than 3 minutes to go, but Rothlesburger and Santonio Holmes struck back with an amazing score in the corner of the endzone to take their 6th title.
Meanwhile, snow was falling as people headed home close to 4am in the morning.