There's no way of sugarcoating the fact that despite an incredibly profitable 2020 for #TML (+47U), this year has been a struggle.
Through seven weeks, my beloved #TooManyLegs Teaser of the Week is 0-7, -7U. Before last week, every teaser went either 6-2 or 5-3, but yesterday featured the nightmare scenario of a 7-1 teaser.
Not only did #TML go 7-1 (which is good for a solid $0.00 payout), but the only leg that didn't hit, Packers-WFT O 41.5, went under by 8 points in a game that saw a solid 13-19 points left on the field.
Blocked field goals happen. They're semi-rare, but they happen.
However, you usually don't see two blocked field goals in one game (forget on back-to-back series).
You did yesterday.
In fact, since 2016, there have been 90 blocked field goals in the regular season; yesterday's Packers-WFT game was just the fourth game during that timeframe to have multiple blocked field goals.
The others were:
10/15/17- Giants @ Broncos
12/1/19- Colts @ Titans (The ghost of Vinatieri had two kicks blocked; 46 and 53 yarders, respectively)
1/3/21-Broncos @ Raiders (McManus had a 63 and 70 yarder blocked, which shouldn't even fucking count towards this wildly rare stat)
These weren't some 70 yard, low trajectory kicks; these were 42 and 34 yarders, respectively. High schoolers can make these kicks, but whatever, it happens, and there was still a ton of time left. It's not as rare as someone, let's say, diving like they have no legs for the goal line on a (potential) walk-in touchdown which also happened yesterday.
For the sake of narrative this happened before that disgusting display of scrambling. After the blocked field goal, the Football Team passed up a field goal and failed on 4th down in the 2nd quarter.
For those of you keeping score at home, we're now up to a potential 16 points left on the field.
Down 21-7 with 5:57 left in the 3rd quarter, the Football Team failed on 4th & 2 on the Packers 3 yard line.
To cap it off, Heincke threw a redzone INT to officially kill #TML.
I wouldn't blame you for jumping off the bandwagon at this point, but I'm not ready to retire #TML just yet. There's still 11 more weeks of football and a win next week puts us in plus money for the year. At least nobody was riding my Patriot props.
Almost unfathomably, this isn't the first time I bet a Jonnu Smith reception prop where he had two catches the opening drive and none for the rest of the game. At least the first time he didn't get fucking hurt.