The 2009 season was a happy reunion of old traditions and, well, even familiar champions for that matter. With the dynamic nature of global economies, the home office was returned to North Carolina. This allowed for a most triumphant return of the draft day party. After seventeen years of business, the Church of the Oblong Ball was proven to be alive and well.
The draft day was one to be remembered for sure. The madness took place on Oak Island in North Carolina with more than half of the league in attendance. We ate, drank, and cursed at each other about various draft picks for most of the day before retiring to the beach to live the good life. The bar was set very high indeed for any future draft day parties.
The only league change was the introduction of the "Tuck Rule." This passionately debated topic, a carry-over from the 2008 season when a defensive player was given credit for a safety when the QB of the opposing team fumbled out of the end zone, met with a league majority vote and was accepted as the method of scoring for future seasons. Of course, we are certain we have not heard the end of it from the Whiners' franchise.
The season itself was not of too much drama. The William Tecumseh Sherman Memorial Football Team mastered their way to a league-best third championship with uncanny mathematical precision. That said, the Gravel Pit Gawlers, despite losing the Superbowl, reminded the league that they too are a perennial force to be reckoned with...but how long can a good thing last?
- Superbowl Winner:
- League MVP: Drew Brees
- Offensive Player
of the Year: Drew Brees
- Defensive Player
of the Year: Patrick Willis