Rags to Riches: ’12 Season Wrap Up
By Kevin on December 29, 2012
Everybody loves an underdog story. The Mighty Ducks, Remember the Titans…. Underdog. Anyone who disagrees is simply, Un-American.
2012 provided us with the next great tale of an underdog’s journey from rags to riches.
It was just a season ago, when Andy Rick joined the MFL. He quickly became a fan favorite, by graciously allowing nearly every opponent he faced to destroy him on a weekly basis. His 2-12 rookie campaign led many to believe the young GM wouldn’t make the cut in the MFL. Now, many believe it was the adversity in 2011 that paved the way to greatness for Andy.
With a new offseason program, Andy dedicated his free time to beer swilling, volleyball spiking, and saving cats from trees. This new dedication to his craft, along with a shiny brand new team name, helped Andy storm out of the gates in 2012.
His adventure began with a few miscues during the draft. Andy was unaware of our draft date, and missed the live event at Frank’s house because he had to work. Attempting to draft at the fire house, Andy’s night was constantly interrupted by little old ladies struggling to remove themselves from the floor. Andy refused to let the old bags stand in the way of his happiness, phoning in several of his picks and even asking a fellow co-worker to step in and assist in the latter rounds of the draft.
Andy’s 5-2 regular season start showed the league that he was for real. He struggled a bit in the 2nd half of the year and limped into the playoffs with an 8-6 record. Once the bright lights of MFL Playoffs began, Andy turned things up a notch.
A first round victory (96-92) over Bill set the stage for MFL Bowl X against Frank Fiore. Andy took control of the bowl game fairly early on and cruised to a 104-75 victory, earning his first league championship trophy.
Congratulations to Andy Rick, who appears to be the league’s Jeckyl/Hyde general manager. Last place in 2011, only to win the league in 2012.
Season awards were also handed out this week. A few of the notable changes are below:
- Halsey unseats Paswa for the career winning percentage trophy. Halsey’s Win% is now .605, while Paswa’s is .604.
- Andy Rick earned the “High Score” trophy for 2012, posting 140.1 points in week 12.
- Ashley was saddled with the “League Loser” trophy with a 5-9 regular season record.
- Halsey has 75 career regular season wins and remains the most in MFL history. The next closest is at 70 wins (Kevin).