2011 D.A. Football — Week 4.

This Was a Little Like the Mickey Mantle that Wore #6.

Welcome to week four of D.A. Fantasy Football, or as we call it in horse racing, the 2/7ths pole.  If you are thinking out loud, Grossy, is it hard to find all these terrible quarterbacks to feature, the answer to that question is a resounding, NO. It’s easy like a Sunday morning.  This week I wanted to focus on the incredibly odd career of Tommy Maddox.  Not many people can claim to be drafted as someone’s replacement a good 5 or 6 years before that person’s career achievement. John Elway, on the day Maddox arrived, I imagine was a little bit like Roger Clemens heading to Boston (minus the roids? allegedly).  So, is the drafting of Maddox a success if it ultimately created the back-end of Elway’s career?  That’s probably giving Touchdown Tommy too much credit.  But, what a career it was.  Bust, Arena League, Back-Up, starter in Pittsburgh. Did he play in the XFL?

Anyway, Maddox would only start 4 games for the Broncos before appearing a decade later in a Steelers uniform as a million people asked, is that the same Tommy Maddox?  Yes, it is.  In Pittsburgh, Maddox actually wasn’t that bad (assuming you had the proper basement level expectations), but he had plenty of D.A. worthy performances.  For his signature game, I’m choosing the finale of the 2003 season.  It was likely the game that made Pittsburgh realize they couldn’t go forward with this clown as their starter.  In a hard-fought, 13-10 loss to the Ravens, Maddox lost the game all by himself.  He was 14/27 for 108 yards and 3INTs.   Adjusted Yards Per Attempt?  -1.00.  Rating? 22.4.  Maddox exploded out of the starting spotlight with a robust 40+ D.A. points.  Word Association?  Fitting.

D.A. Standings:

  1. Team Horse Face 3-0
  2. Fake Chow 2-1
  3. Neckbeards and Codeine 2-1
  4. Kraft 2-1
  5. The Slop Jocks 1-2
  6. JCK 1-2
  7. The Shiva Cry 1-2
  8. Eli Esses D 0-3

Week 4 Draft Order:

  1. Kraft
  2. BK
  3. Tim
  4. Nichols
  5. Brian
  6. Big Dub
  7. JCK
  8. DC

Week 4 Match-ups:

  1. Fake Chow vs. Eli Esses D
  2. JCK vs. The Slop Jocks
  3. The Shiva Cry vs. Team Horse Face
  4. Kraft vs. Neckbeards and Codeine

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