I have been in 7 leagues and made it to the championship game in 6 of them, winning 3 and losing 3. But this year I won and consider it my most satisfying championship.
We play on Yahoo! and they gave me an F on my draft and picked me to finish last with only 1 win. I changed my team name to “the Rodney Dangerfields” for the first two weeks of the season because despite my track record of finishing first or second on Yahoo! every year, I was given no respect.
And earning their respect was no easy task. It seemed that every time I won, Yahoo!'s projection would consider that my last win. When I got to 5-2, their projection was that I would finish 5-9.
Now I admit that I didn’t have a great draft, but I made several trades looking towards the future. I assume that I am going to be in the playoffs so I build my teams to do well in the playoffs, looking at week 15 and 16 matchups and grabbing players who are underperforming now, but should have a good season finish.
I’ll probably never win a points title and that doesn’t bother me in the least. I know of a league that’s been around for over 10 years and the season points winner has NEVER won the championship. I think it’s rare to win both a points title and a league championship.
So the reason I consider this my most satisfying championship is because I basically did it my way and the nay-saying of Yahoo! just made each victory even sweeter and this championship even more rewarding.