The Greg Misoda Story
2014 Football Challenge Points Grand Prize Winner!
Winning the 2014 Football Challenge Points game was a bittersweet victory for Greg Misoda. Greg and his brother Steve started playing fantasy football in the early 90's and they spent hours upon hours discussing players and strategy. They spent every Sunday watching games together. Then 4 years ago, Steve was diagnosed with bone cancer and only given months to live. Greg quit his job so he could spend time with his brother, and they had over three years to continue playing fantasy football together. When Steve passed away last year, Greg wasn't sure he wanted to continue to play. About a week before the deadline, Greg decided he would play and dedicate the game to his brother. He named his team Steve M, and put together a team his brother would be proud of. "I have to admit, I didn't feel like investing as much effort into the game as in the past" Greg revealed. The 40 year old South Windsor CT resident had some success in the past, finishing 31st last year, 9th in 2009 and 7th in 2007. He has only played the Football Challenge Points which enabled him to keep his focus on football.

Part of his strategy this year was to have a good core of wide receivers, starting with Demaryius Thomas, Antonio Brown, Randall Cobb, Jeremy Maclin and Emmanuel Sanders. An early buy of Odell Beckham Jr worked out well, along with buys of CJ Anderson, Justin Forsett, Mark Sanchez and Jeremy Hill. He also was happy with his two defensive teams, Philadelphia and Detroit. "they worked out better than a lot of the more expensive teams would have," he noted.

The last week it got really exciting, coming down to the last game. "After the early games on the last Sunday, my lead had gotten down to only a couple of points" Greg remembered as he watched the live scoring. But the afternoon games his players got him to about a 40 point lead going into the Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati game. Both the guy in 2nd and I had Hill" Greg recalled", "but he also had Ben Roethlisberger. I sat watching the TV rooting for interceptions from Big Ben, and couldn't wait for the game to end." When it did, Greg had won by almost 20 points, and thought about how proud his brother would have been of him! Greg's plans for $20,800 in winnings include a trip to the Football Hall Of Fame in Canton, Ohio, something he and his brother always wanted to do.
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