As it turned out, it wasn’t as close as I feared. My Snow Monkeys, after winning a must-win game to get into the playoffs, pulled off two successive post-season upsets to land themselves in my fantasy football league finals. Who the Snow Monkeys will be facing is entirely dependent on tonight’s Monday Night match-up. It’ll either be the Pigskin Pirates led by QB Aaron Rodgers, WR Wes Welker, TE Gronkowski and a ferocious 49ers D, or my long-time nemesis Daryl and his team, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, that beat us twice during the regular season. Either way, should be a fun match-up.
In addition to closing in on my first fantasy football league title, I also took the time to catch the Survivor season finale. My thoughts? Meh. It occasionally happens and it’s annoying when it does: one player outwits and outplays his competitors, some of whom take it personally and end up voting “not for him/her”. In this case “him”, Coach. Sorry, America, but Coach deserved the title this year (just like Russell Hantz should have won the season he made the finals). Yes, the social aspect is part of the game, but so is having the meager intellect to realize your competitors aren’t you’re friends, that they’re there to win and that, given the choice, they will probably choose the million dollars over you. The last Tribal is always fun as the embittered players get the opportunity to pout and vent and generally demonstrate exactly why they had no business being in the finale.
With Snow Monkeys and Survivor out of the way, he headed over to the Hotel Vancouver for holiday drinks with a modest gathering of Stargate alumni. Among those in attendance…
Nice to see (some of) the gang again. Here’s hoping we get so spend a lot more time together in 2012!