Sorry for the back-to-back sports posts, but I went a little overboard with the post-season football pools. And that's kind of new.
But what's really new is the playoff pool I decided to join Saturday morning.
Unlike the one I wrote about yesterday, this one requires you to pick 12 players - one from each of the playoff teams - and it's one set team for the entire post-season:
2 QBs, 3 WRs, 3 RBs, 2 TEs, a kicker, and a defense.
You get pretty traditional fantasy points for those positions, and then participants also pick the playoff games for extra points. This one, unlike the one I wrote about yesterday, is for a little bit more than just pride. This, combined with the fantasy league I wrote about yesterday and the spread/over-under pool I'm in, gives me quite a rooting interest in the NFL playoffs. I was pretty excited to watch the Saturday games...and I'm already looking forward to Sunday (depending on when you read this). It's been a while since I've cared this much about the playoff games without the Jets involved. We'll see how long that lasts.
For your information, here's the team I picked, so you can root for me:
QB: Tom Brady, Peyton Manning
WR: Randall Cobb, Reggie Wayne, Julio Jones
RB: Frank Gore, Marshawn Lynch, Alfred Morris
TE: Kyle Rudolph, Jermane Gresham
K: Justin Tucker
Thanks for your support.