We need to talk about stat corrections.
Any fantasy league worth its salt — from Yahoo Fantasy Football to ESPN Fantasy Hockey — issues stat corrections, sometimes several days after the games have been played. Likewise, we also issue stat corrections up to 24 hours after “The Bachelor” has aired.
When we first started this blog, we had a mere handful of points categories that contestants could earn. Scoring was a breeze. We were young. We were so innocent. If stat corrections even existed, they were in their most primitive form — tiny stat correction amoebas.
Each season, we’ve added more and more categories, to your delight and ours. Frankly, I don’t want to live in a world where “wearing a costume or clothing native to another culture/country” isn’t worth five misappropriating points. We enjoy adding new categories each season, even though it makes our jobs infinitely harder when we score. Now, I’m on the lookout for 41 potential points categories to be earned by 20+ contestants every single episode.
When we post the points each Tuesday morning, we have always welcomed comments from y’all suggesting what we might have missed. We also welcome comments from our most enthusiastic fantasy league players, who love to lobby for a points category. We reserve the right to shoot you down, but still, we welcome it. (Giving Vanessa a barf bag doesn’t qualify as “needing medical attention.” It’s the equivalent of handing toilet paper under a bathroom stall to someone with diarrhea. But I digress.)
Actual footage of us responding to you lobbying for more points:
If you’re bummed/concerned/confused about stat corrections, we want to offer up a really simple solution: check the site on Tuesday night, once the dust has settled and the points have been updated accordingly. Or even Wednesday morning. Or check first thing Tuesday morning, and then update your spreadsheet Tuesday night. There are endless possibilities.
We thank you for playing along with us and would like to whisper a gentle reminder that we do not make any money off of this — it’s free and just for fun.
Now go forth and conquer.