Dear fantasy football fanatics:

It seems the time has come for us to acknowledge that, yes, there is an entire world outside of T.Y. Hilton’s YAC, and Russell Wilson’s passer rating. There are even people in our lives who do not care about such matters. I’ve only really heard of them, this so called family unit.

But I’ve been told through various channels that it’s customary in late December to spend time with your birth mother and father, and others whose names I only vaguely remember. Really, everything is fuzzy after draft day in August.

As such, over the next three days content in this here blog space will be light. If you’re reading this early Monday morning I’m somewhere in the middle of a likely snowy Ontario highway, chugging towards the heart of my rural roots where I once labored at a mushroom farm as a young boy. Ahhh, the old country.

Alen Dumonjic will be around later this morning with his latest in-depth game tape breakdown for The Tape Never Lies (technically as I write this it is Monday morning, though it’s very much late Sunday night in my world…#bloglife). And Rob Pizzola will satiate your gambling needs with another edition of his college bowl picks. But aside from that expect things to be a little, well, empty around here as we all exhale and take a holiday sabbatical.

If you’ll indulge a moment of navel gazing, I’d like to thank you, kind reader, for making our new format here a success during the first NFL season for 100 Yards and Running. We made the transition to a blog with a much heavier lean towards fantasy football discussion in late August, a subject that’s frustrating at times because losing still sucks, but it’s always fascinating for those who enjoy knowledge, and finding different ways to explore football by simply asking questions. Often those questions don’t have an answer, but it’s the process of discussing that’s of most value.

So thanks for coming along so far, he says, trying not to sound too corny. Read more, because I like it when you do that, and comment more too, even if you’re mad at me. No, especially when you’re mad at me.

I’d also like to thank our contributors for their tireless work: Devang Desai, Darren Kritzer, Luke Purm, Alen Dumonjic, Rob Pizzola, Oliver Macklem, and Kyle Smith.

Upon our return, you may notice a little bit more reality football writing, because the playoffs are starting soon, and that’s sort of a big deal. But we’ll still be meandering through our usual fantasy musings for those of you who still have championships in Week 17, and of course we’ll also look back on the season that was, breaking down what we learned, and where it all went wrong and everything began to crumble.

So for now, consider this a place to vent in the comments below. Did you win your league? Tell us how awesome you are, and what players sealed that fake championship ring. Did you flameout out in the final? Tell us who’s on your hate list (Eli Manning for me).

Until Thursday…