PHILADELPHIA — Mike Goldberg can smell blood.
After four straight victories, suddenly, the 11th year owner is sitting at 5-4, good for 5th place in 14th Annual Northeast Philly’s Fantasy Football League.
Seeking to become the league’s first-ever three-time champion, Goldberg wheeled and dealed on Wednesday night.
First, Mike Gold traded emerging young-star Stefon Diggs for Eagles running back DeMarco Murray. Then, minutes later, he flipped Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart for the consistent Jets WR Eric Decker.
Essentially, Goldberg traded Diggs and Stewart for Murray and Decker, a relatively lateral move on the surface.
Multiple reports indicate Goldberg also attempting to acquire Rob Gronkowski from Porter for a deal that included Diggs and Stewart, but Porter’s season-saving walk-off win halting all talks.
Goldberg (5-4) — along with Stan (4-5), Blake (6-3), and Porter (3-6) — has the opportunity to become the first owner to accumulate three championships.
The trade deadline is Friday, November 27th at 9:59 p.m. E.T.
And down the stretch they come!
PHILADELPHIA – Fantasy and reality.
It didn’t just save one season. It saved two.
Jordan Matthews’ 41-yard TD catch on Sunday night propelled the Eagles to 4-4 and just 1/2 game back in the NFC East (Giants 5-4), likely saving their season.
That, he knew immediately upon crossing the goal-line.
What J-Matt didn’t know, was that over 1,500 miles away…
…a young man named Andrew Porter had his own season saved with Matthews’ catch. His fantasy season.
Loss No. 7 is usually equivalent to a “your-season-is-over” pink slip in the storied 14-year long Northeast Philadelphia born Fantasy Football League, and down 27.12 points with just Duck Hands Matthews remaining on Sunday night, Porter wrote himself off—for the matchup and in turn, the season.
But then, this happened.
Down 9.92, Matthews’ 11.1 point walk-off touchdown gave Porter the 1.18 point win.
With the win, Porter improves to 3-6, but more importantly avoids his 7th loss. Stan, takes it on the CHIN, and falls to 4-5.
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