Meathead Moments: WINNERS

As we mentioned in the latest episode of our YouTube show, we have been running a competition to find out some of your MEATHEAD moments in Dream Team.

Thanks to the many entries we recieved and here are the winners who have been emailed! Congrats guys!

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Winner $100 voucher

This isn’t about me, but it is still pretty funny I reckon. Anyway my friend, who thinks he is good at Dream Team, but he isn’t exactly the sharpest tool in the shed if you get my drift (If you read this I’m sorry mate, but I know you won’t read this because if you came on this site your team would be a lot better than it currently is :P).

I was telling him to dump some crappy Freo rookie who was never going to play for Curnow last year, who had just played 2 ripper games and was rookie priced. But my mate was on a crappy old computer and it was rather slow.

Him: “Yep what’s his name again? Cur-row? He plays for Collingwood right?”, he asked.
Me: :sigh: “No, he is from CARLTON and his name is CURNOW”, I said rather annoyed.
Him: “Oh yeah, I knew that”, he rather annoyingly said, I knew he had no glue.
Me: “I pointed to the screen, yes player there. Ed Curnow, but don’t trade now, just wait until the teams are named”.
Him: “ahhh stuff that I wanna do it now”
Me: “Dude what’s the point of that? Wait until the teams are named, you never know, he may be omitted or injured before this weekend
Him: “Pfft stuff that. I’ll just do it now”
Me: “Fine whatever, not my team I’m screwing up”, I rather annoyingly exclaimed.

By this stage some other mates, who had no idea what we were doing, started distracting him. He didn’t really care any more. He was laughing and joking around with them. He clicked trade on the crappy Freo rookie scrolled down the screen, it took a little longer due to the crappy slow computer, but he finally reached Curnow. He had his mouse hovering over his name and he turned around to our mates for another few seconds to muck around some more. But his screen scrolled down a little more because it was really slow to react. So now the mouse was hovering over another player.
Then he turned back clicked on the player looked at the screen, everything looked okay to him, I looked at the screen and thought “He should notice his mistake” and quitely went back to what I was doing next to the computer. Then he turned back to the computer and he clicked confirm trade. There it was, he has just made the trade, it couldn’t be reversed. I laughed thinking he did it on purpose to make me laugh.

Him: “What’s so funny?”, he said confused.
I then realised that he didn’t actually know what he had done. I burst out in a fit of laughter.
Him: “I don’t get it…did you trick me?”, he said even more confused. After I claimed down a little a told him
Me: “Dude you just traded the wrong player into your team!”
Him: “What?”, he said rather alarmed.
Me: “I said Curnow, not this Hunter fellow”, I chuckled. He then realised his mistake!
Him: “Wait what? How do I reverse it”. Oh how I laughed and luahged after he said that.
Me: “You can’t! You just wasted a trade you twat”, I was still laughing my head off.
Him: “Oh”, he said rather dejected
Me: “But this Hunter kid, he might be okay, let’s just check out how he is going at the moment, it mightn’t be all bad mate”

I went looking for some news on this Hunter kid, Tom Hunter. Then to my enjoyment I discovered something that sent me into another fit of laughter!

Him: “What’s so funny”.
I couldn’t stop laughing and pointed to an article on the AFL website only a day old.
Him: “Oh shit”, he said rather dejected. The article was talking about how Tom Hunter a young kid has just retired from the game due to a serious neck injury. So what my mate had done was trade a crappy Freo rookie to a Collingwood rookie who had just retired!

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Joel  – Runners Up ($25 voucher)

Last season, my aim at the beginning of the year was to just beat my mates in the league.. then I found myself looking good in the top 100, and winning the schools competition by a couple hundred.

Anyway, I get to 13th position overall, and still winning the schools competition when it must’ve been Carlton’s bye.. somehow I forgot to take my 3 Carlton players off; Murphy, Scottland and I can’t remember the other one…
Goodbye Car, after that week I had no hope

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Magpie Mayhem – Runners Up ($25 voucher)

The year was 2009 and my second year in Dream Team, I had managed to get into a few good leagues through DT and without anywhere near enough research thought I would be a DT master.
One league in particular had 3 women in it, so after seeing the league was full I started to gob off a bit. After a bit of chest butting with the boys in the league in the coaches box I made this stupid little statement ……… “good….3 chicks in this league, it will be like having 3 byes over the season, thank for joining girls”
The first “chick” I played was probably the weakest of the 3 and beat me by around 100pts, and thanked me for coming. The second “chick” was in the eight at the time on level points with me I needed to beat her to get into the eight; yep she rolled me by around 50pts and thanked me for coming and the 4 easy pts.
Now the 3rd “chick” (and I knew this was coming cause she was sitting at the top of the league averaging 2250pts) beat me by 300 pts and from memory I got over 2000 pts as well.
Here’s the funniest bit “chick” 3 was a 15 year old schoolgirl who finished 3rd in the Queensland schools comp.
Over the last 3 years I have had nothing but respect for the female DTers and only gob off to the boys, that way when I get belted it doesn’t hurt as much.

That my freinds was a meathead season

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Max Power  – $25 voucher … cause it’s bloody funny

Does Brett Ebert know Meathead.com.au are using him in their logo?

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104 Comments

  • Brought in Colin Sylvia on the back of his dominating 132 v Richmond, during which he got cautioned for a bump on Deledio in the 1st Q. Being my last upgrade, he was to steady me through the finals and I got him at a discount price his previous 3 scores of 69, 72 and 73. Unfortunately for me he was charged in that game meaning he sat on my bench for the finals. Luckily for me I was able to hold off and win the Grannie with a bit of luck elsewhere on the park. Colon is definately on my never again list.

  • I have always played AFL Dream Team, but at the start of the season i make a Supercoach team just to see whats happening on that side of the world. Last year i wanted to get the Assistant Coach for Dream Team, so i clicked on it, set it up, paid, confirmed then crossed of the assistant coach tab and realised i’ve bough assistant coach but on some random supercoach team that i was never going to touch during the year. What a waste of $20!!!!!!!!

  • My meathead moment would have to be downgrading to Ben Griffiths from richmond in 2010 as a cash cow. After scores of 19, 15, 18, 42 and 6 he actually went down from his start price of 90 odd thousand and lost me money. What a meathead!

  • A few seasons ago in the middle of a tough and sledge happy competition Cameron Bruce was having a career best season for the Dee’s on the back of some big 100+ games so i traded for him and immediately made him captain for a big match up against my brother. Game-day is here and im sitting ready to watch my new addition hopefully rip out a nice score, first bouce of the game and Bruce is KNOCKED OUT. Gone for the game and i have a lovely 0 score for my captain which obviously cost me the game. DT Sucks sometimes

  • dropped daisy for curnow after curnows price jump only to get daisy back the week he gets suspended

  • I’d always been a massive fan of Paul Chapman, particularly in the DT scene, however a few years ago I decided against picking him in my initial side for the first time due to his hefty pricetag and his well publicised “tissue paper” hamstrings. His year began slow and I felt like a DT lord having passed up on such a champion and it working in my favour. After his slow start to the year he finally began hitting his straps and peeled off a few big tonnes, slowly enticing me back in the process. Finally late in the year I decided enough was enough and I planned on jumping back on the bandwagon. My DT wisdom told me to wait until just before lockout as Geelong were playing the Friday night game and I wanted to eliminate any chance of him being a late withdrawal.

    That same night was Fish n Chip night at our house and the family were getting increasingly hungry as time ticked by, however I assured them that as soon as the clock struck 7:40pm I’d be racing down to the fish shop and I’d be back home before they knew it. As time grew closer I listened into the radio and scoured the Internet to ensure there was no news of a late withdrawal and everything seemed to be fine. It got to around 7:25 and with pressure building from family members to go and get dinner I thought bugger it and pulled the trigger on the trade. I walked out of the house stoked that I had just traded in arguably the best DT forward of all time and he was just starting to hit peak form. I hopped into the car and was on my down to the shop when Billy Brownless piped up on the radio announcing he had some late news re: tonights game. Surely not after I’d just thrown Chappy a lifeline into my team only minutes earlier??? Billy then announced that Paul Chapman had tweaked his hammy in the warm-up and would take no part in the game… F@#$&*%K!!! I nearly swerved into a tree while screaming profanities at my windscreen and bashing my steering wheel. To rub salt into the wound I copped a 20 from the sub and he missed the following week as well causing a further donut and costing me a potential top 50 finish overall…

  • Last year. First year of dream team. After mediocre scores from DAWES and CLOKE, I decided that I had to get rid of one of them… and, you guessed it, I gave TRAVIS the boot – only to have him become one of the premium forwards of the game, while DAWES went on to break his thumb and fail to regain the form he started with.

    And who was it that I traded in for CLOKE? CHRIS BLOODY KNIGHTS. Safe to say I spent the rest of the year moaning about my various doughnuts.

    ^ MEATHEAD.

  • Like many my memorable “Meathead Moment” would be derived in my first year of DT a couple of years ago.. being an avid Bombers fan, I didnt notice I had my “red and black” tinted glasses on, so I went ahead and picked more Dons players that is above the safe recommended level.

    “Quality” choices included: Mark ($1mill just to beat Blues) Williams, with the justification of “Will be out highest goal kicker” but my prime meat choice had to be Scott (the rehab group leader) Gumbleton.
    Was super excited at the prospect of finally seeing this hyped, future superstar finally play some footy that I even started him on the ground.. only to score me a massive 17 points!*
    Did he get injured? No.
    Was he sub-affected? No, this was the blissful days before the AFL concocted their own Meathead Moment of introducing this pointless rule.

    So yes my Meathead Moment turned into a steep learning curve of not having any bias when picking your DreamTeam!**

    *Ended up having to keep Gumby all year as it was pointless to waste a trade!
    **Although I still stubbornly refuse to have players such as Carazzo, Scotland, Robinson, Henderson, Simpson and few other blues to grace my DT… :P

  • 2 words: WORSHIPPING DR.DREAMTEAM

  • Pre-season. 2011. My eyes scoured the screen just that one last time as I looked over my team- who was the liability? Where would my army rise and where would it fall? My strategy had changed ever so slightly. In the past I was a guns n’ rookies purist, but in 2011 I had my sole, valiant secret mid-price weapon. Nathan Fyfe.

    The season commenced. Bang. A 95 in Round 1, that one risk that had made me so nervous was proving to be rewarding. But forever being the mid-price sceptic, I still wasn’t convinced.

    Round 2. Fyfe scores 65. Nope, nup, I knew it. I wasted my time with Fyfe, he let me down, I havn’t picked that gem of a mid-pricer this year. But it’s ok. The league matches havn’t started yet, this is a perfect time to downgrade and bank some cash on the side before the rookies value spikes.

    So I did it, I traded him out. I didn’t think to check but Fyfe was subbed out that game, and he went on to average 94.8 for Season 2011. He never made it back into my team. And to this day it remains the biggest meathead moment of my DT career.

  • The year was 2009 and my second year in Dream Team, I had managed to get into a few good leagues through DT and without anywhere near enough research thought I would be a DT master.
    One league in particular had 3 women in it, so after seeing the league was full I started to gob off a bit. After a bit of chest butting with the boys in the league in the coaches box I made this stupid little statement ……… “good….3 chicks in this league, it will be like having 3 byes over the season, thank for joining girls”
    The first “chick” I played was probably the weakest of the 3 and beat me by around 100pts, and thanked me for coming. The second “chick” was in the eight at the time on level points with me I needed to beat her to get into the eight; yep she rolled me by around 50pts and thanked me for coming and the 4 easy pts.
    Now the 3rd “chick” (and I knew this was coming cause she was sitting at the top of the league averaging 2250pts) beat me by 300 pts and from memory I got over 2000 pts as well.
    Here’s the funniest bit “chick” 3 was a 15 year old schoolgirl who finished 3rd in the Queensland schools comp.
    Over the last 3 years I have had nothing but respect for the female DTers and only gob off to the boys, that way when I get belted it doesn’t hurt as much.

    That my freinds was a meathead season :-)

  • Somehow i had added dean solomon after he had retired. I had missed the news and added him to my midfield

  • Mine isn’t a meathead ‘moment’ as such….more a recurring meathead selection issue.

    Every year (4 and counting), my starting side has Colin ‘froffies’ Sylvia. Despite making a pact with myself each year to never pick him again, and despite all his very own meathead moments both on and off the field….my team always seems to start with Colin. Bloody Colin. Have another drink you meathead!

    FYI, he’s already been picked in my team this year….again.

  • Mine is used three trades to get in Dean Cox a week later he was out for the season. I was just starting out with dream team and used all my trades well before the finals and this was my final trade so I was stuck with a premium player, who I couldn’t sell and was worth 400+ grand sitting on my bench for the rest of the season. And score many donuts for the rest of the season especially in the ruck division.

  • In 2010 I had a rookie ready to be upgraded in my defence, I could afford a few players but I was tossing up between Duffield and Fisher. Duffield was in good form and I thought he would be a more unique pick but still it took me a long time to decide and I stared at Duffield’s name for ages. Finally I went ‘yes’ and to make sure I didn’t rethink it I accepted and confirmed the trade as quick as I could. What I didn’t realise was that Greg Broughton had been directly below Duffield’s name and I had got mixed up because of the Fremantle Guernsey and had accidentally traded Broughton into my team who not only had a current three week injury but picked up another four week injury in training as he was due to come back. I was too ashamed to use a trade to get rid of him so he sat on my bench for seven weeks completely useless, surely a Meathead moment.

  • last season, my aim at the beginning of the year was to just beat my mates in the league.. then i found myself looking good in the top 100, and winning the schools competition by a couple hundred.

    anyway, i get to 13th position overall, and still winning the schools competition when it must’ve been Carltons bye.. some how i forgot to take my 3 carlton players off; Murphy, Scottland and i cant remember the other one..
    Goodbye Car, after that week i had no hope :(

  • My mate picked up Barlow after he was injured in 2010. He heard everyone was jumping off him, so he thought to be ‘unique’ he would pick him up. Took him about 5 weeks to find out he was injured.
    MEATHEAD!

  • My second MEATHEAD moment, just wanna give a quick shot-out to the boys at Meathead.com.au, some gr8 merch on offer at darn good prices.

    ANYWAY, IT WAS ROUND 6 LAST YEAR AND MY TEAM WAS GOING ALONG SWIMMINGLY. TOP 250, WINNING ALL MY LEAGUES, NOT A WORRY IN THE WORLD. THAT IS UNTIL I DECIDED (FOOLISHLY) TO TRADE OUT TENDAI MZUNGU AND TRADE IN….

    TO BE CONTINUED

  • Bloody Oath, she’s gonna be alright she’s gonna be alright. I kept repeating this mid round 20, finally ROUND 21, the time had come FINALS! YOU BEAUTY! My mates and I had gone ballistic and gave betting odds on each of the games, I faced my mate Scott, coach of ‘Scooter Joe’, he hadn’t gone below 2000 all year, I was scared, but I knew Swannigan would get me through. I had 100 smackers riding on this game… Two trades left…. to make my team similar to my comrade Scotty I acquire Brendon Goddard and drop Suckling….

    The Berger (Leuenberger) VS Cox – me being Cox, I thought that I had it in the bag in the ruck department…..Berger 140…… Cox 96…… 44 points lost……Also I thought pendles would do a number on Swan….. Pendles 107…. Swan 137. Goddard 82. SUCKLING 111.

    FINAL SCORES ‘Scooter Joe’-2186-2158-Spagheddie

    111-82=29 2158+29=2187…….

    WHAT A BLOODY MEATHEAD….SHOUTED THE BOYS $100 WORTH OF DRINKS THAT NIGHT!!!!

  • OK, my Meathead Dream Team Moment was picking Ben Cousins the day before he was give a two week suspensions and all of my trades were gone!!!!!

  • My meathead moment was starting with Ben cousins in 2008! Lol I was backpacking Asia and not really up to date with news… I did done research but I guess it was too obvious for most to mention!

  • My moment was in 2008. Round 5 – remember it well.

    I had been changing between G.Ablett and M.Pavlich as Captain from week to week, depending on opposition, and not really settled on one.

    Round 5 came along, and I can remember changing Captain from GAJ to Pav on the Friday.

    History shows Pav got injured early and Ablett had the game of his life.
    Pav finished with 51 (DT) / 28 (SC).
    GAJ finished with 150 (DT) / 254 (SC).
    So, luckily the decision only cost me 226 points in SC, that week. (and the head to head match)

    So for Round 6, I said, right, GAJ is locked in for Captain for the rest of the season.
    Little gazz gets injured in Round 6. And Pav is back in town.
    Pav finished with 124 (DT) / 137 (SC).
    GAJ finished with 76 (DT) / 62 (SC).

    Was thinking of not having a Captain for Round 7, as it seemed to be a curse on my players to go and get injured.

  • Bullshit, Benetration just blabbered on about nothing, he is a meathead and doesn’t deserve anything, clearly the people who chose the winner are meatheads!

  • Thanks to Meathead and DT Talk.

    Looks like it’s time to (not go) shopping.

    • Yes, indeed. Big thanks to the DT Talk and Meathead lads. Hopefully we’ll see more of the Meathead sponsored stuff during the season :)

  • i double traded every week one year and ran out of trades the week before barlows injury haha FML…

  • Last year was full of meathead moments for me. Changed my C almost weekly based on how my players went the week before. Put the C on Goodes, Dal Santo, Martin, Priddis, all when they decided to get around 60, FML! Pretty unlucky hey! At least I’ve learnt my lesson for this year…..I hope….

  • The year was 2008, my second season of DT. I was getting frustrated by the eratic form of my bomber midfielder Stanton…boooooooooooo! (I totally get why bomber’s supporters boo him!) Well I got fed up, so I traded Stanton out! Good riddens to bad news I thought! The following week Stanton pulled 174 out of his arse…and then 135 to rub the salt into my wounded pride! DOH! That was how I came to the conclusion that it was probably a bad idea to trade out my better players (pacepalm).