This was a spirited first year of Cavs: The Fantasy League, one that pitted your favorite Cavs: The Blog writers against (well, each other… as well as) your favorite Cavs: The Blog readers. There were ups and down, smiles and frowns… but, in the end, there can only be one winner and I come here today to present that winner to you.
Congratulations to Evil Genius and his Team Evil Genius on capturing the first inaugural CtFL championship trophy. In what will surely go down as an Instant Fantasy Classic, EG’s team prevailed over Nate Smith’s Team Stark Delly Treys.
And, yes, you’re seeing that right: the margin of victory was pretty darn close in some categories: four wins, four blocks, 1.02% in field goals. Heck, they even tied on rebounds. Nate’s gonna be licking those wounds for some time now. But that, as we all know, is how the playoff cookie crumbles.
Take a bow, EG! Nate, you may take a slightly more hesitant (but no less well-earned) bow, as well. These are your bloggers, my friends. And they kept on fighting ’till the end. You can see the road to the final two, here, while you queue up a rendition of “One Shining Moment.”
The battle for third place also came down to the final day of action,
with my own Team Waiters Invaders eventually — though, narrowly — edging out Team Grover 13. (Correction: due to statistical updates, Grover now appears to be the winner. We’ll see if this holds).
Good job, again, to EG and Nate— and to all who participated in the inaugural CtFL. Now, go rest up, take your family on a European vacation (or several) and I’ll see you back here next October.