Best (and worst) in fantasy sports

Thu, Dec 31
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It's that time of year when auld acquaintances are forgot, cups of kindness are taken and look-back recap columns such as this one are soon put on ice for another 11 months. In that vein, Page 2 has some hardware to hand out for the year's best and worst from America's favorite time-waster. No, not college bowl games or Brett Favre press conferences. I mean, of course, fantasy sports.

"Why Does It Say Paper Jam When There Is No Paper Jam" Award

Winner: Kurt Warner's Reversed TD Pass

Frustrated folks summoning their inner "Office Space" and banging on the copy machine were actually justified this year when Warner's backwards throw to Anquan Boldin was ruled a rush rather than a reception several days after the fact. Stripping Warner of the passing TD changed the result in about 5,000 ESPN fantasy playoff matchups and almost certainly led to the destruction of inanimate objects worldwide.

Runner-ups: Anyone who lost a head-to-head two months later due to the suspended Nationals-Astros game; Tiger Woods owners in fantasy golf keeper leagues.

Bridesmaid Award

Winner: Tom Brady

With consecutive stinkers in Weeks 14 and 15, Brady most likely cost all his owners a chance at the finals. But his gem in Week 16 (267 yards passing, 4 TDs) was enough to singlehandedly win most players their consolation games. Close enough to be near the bride, but no honeymoon.

Runner-up: None. There are rules against getting too close to Brady, you know.

Find out who won the Brittany Spears Comeback Award, who was named Fantasy Player of the Year and more right here.

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