The Results, 11/20/2013 + The Matchups, 11/21/2013

Once again, life and work have conspired to keep me from updating my beloved Lazy Man’s Guide with the frequency that you, the people, so clearly demand…

Okay, so maybe there’s not much of a mandate from what tiny sliver of the masses checks in on the Derrick Rosie O’Donnells and their weekly competition, if only because that sliver is, indeed, so very tiny.

Still, for the clarity of my own conscience, I’d prefer to keep this blog as up-to-date as I can. Short of that, I’ll merely do my best to make those posts that I’m able to get up entertaining and worth your while to read. Of course, the longer I carry on like this, the less likely you are to find this post as such, so let’s move on, shall we?

As you might imagine, my fantasy sports negligence hasn’t been limited to the maintenance of this here blog. I’ve also made at least one simply misstep as a result of my lackadaisical approach, a misstep that I’ll briefly expound upon below…

The Derrick Rosie O’Donnells

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Killer Rabits

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Matchup Scoreboard

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ANALYSIS

First of all, I’d like to applaud my opponent, Kelly Scaletta, for scrapping his previously uninspire—and uninspiring—team name (Team Scaletta) for the witty and referential “Killer Rabits.” I can only imagine that my colleague and foe is both A) an avid fan of The Holy Grail and B) is geeked about Monty Python‘s upcoming reunion. If I lived anywhere near London, you can bet I’d be at the O2 Arena next July 1st to see a bunch of old farts try to replicate their silly walks of yore.

Good on ya, Scaletta. I wonder, though, if he intended to spell “Rabits” with one “B” for some reason of which I’m not aware, or if B/R’s resident Chicago Bulls scribe simply slipped up on his keyboard, as writers (yours truly included) are wont to do.

In other news, you may (or may not) have noticed that I took a snapshot of my entire squad last night, bench included. This, I assure you, was not done by accident.

As I mentioned earlier, I shot myself in the foot—perhaps only with a Nerf gun, but still—by forgetting to tend to the depressing, dreadfully unproductive garden that is my fantasy basketball team.

This time, it cost me a bit. I could’ve had Boris Diaw (12 points, two assists, two steals, two blocks, one rebound) standing in for the inactive Serge Ibaka. Instead, his contributions went to waste on my bench.

And considering how close things are between the D-RODs and the Killer Rabbits in rebounds, blocks and steals, Diaw’s productive but wasted day against the Boston Celtics could come back to bite me in the ass by week’s end.

Luckily for me, my squad should be able to make up some critical ground on Thursday…

The Derrick Rosie O’Donnells

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Killer Rabits

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I’ve got Serge Ibaka and Joakim Noah going against the lonely Thabo Sefolosha. I must say, I like my odds for the day, especially since the two I have going also happen to be (arguably) the two best on my entire roster.

FORGE ON, D-RODs!

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