2012 season brought a bit of nostalgia to the table as the Church of
the Oblong Ball officially turned 20 years old. While it was not
possible to gather for a blowout gala to celebrate, the spirit of the
league was very much alive and well. For such a benchmark year, the
season itself was a pretty straightforward affair.
always, draft day is what tends to set the tone for the season. With a
bit of good luck, a last minute gathering was arranged at a hotel in
Cary, North Carolina. This brought the Rebel division out in force for
a lively draft, representing a strong voice from south of the
Mason-Dixon line. That said, it was a Yankee team, The P-Town
Punkrockers, to take the first pick, Matthew Stafford.
league commissioner is always tinkering with the rules to try and find
the most optimal game experience. In 2012, only a minor tweak was
observed. Since the fullback position is always a bit uncertain during
training camp, it was decided to draft the fullback team. Later, after
training camp concludes, the individual starter from each drafter team
would be assigned accordingly. Not too exciting, but it help to manage
the integrity of the game.
the play on the field. The Spanish Fly Inquisition was on a mission
(from God?), at least so it seemed. They tore through the Rebel
division like a runaway train. Everyone expected them to hoist the
trophy in January, but The Marietta Malice came to spoil the party.
For the second time, in their ten short years in the league, the
Malice enjoyed life from the top of the hill.
- Superbowl Winner:
- League MVP: Tom
- Offensive Player
of the Year: Tom Brady
- Defensive Player
of the Year: Daryl Washington