August 05, 2004

A Me Divided

All right...I can already tell that I'm going to have a big problem come football season. The horrible fantasy football monster has already sunk its tendrils into me ever so slightly. How am I going to run competitive teams and blog at the same time....?

Looks like I'm gonna have to quit my job.

7 comments:

  1. I'm hearing you loud and clear. By the way, good draft, you asshole!

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  2. Thank you, sir. I noticed you had a healthy team working for you as well. I wish I had a little more depth at the QB position. I'm putting a lotta faith in Brooks. When I told Kenny, he just said "Pffffft. Whatever."

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  3. When I'm kicking both your asses, you'll have plenty of time for other things.

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  4. Dude, the reality of my fantasy team not withstanding (and yet to be determined), I made some killer steals in that draft. Barlow in the 3rd round, McNabb in the 4th, and Heap in the 5th. That's some solid shit.

    But hey, the skinny on Brooks is all good. This could be the year he realizes his potential as a gunslinging quarterback. Besides, can you really take Kenny's work seriously? Afterall, he thought LSU could beat USC. That's the kind of logic that makes crack smokers appear smarter than Cajuns.

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  5. Man, that last post made me laugh. I'm a little tepid on Heap, but I think you're right about McNabb--he was a steal. I almost grabbed him myself, but he burned me last year, and I got rid of him, only to see him rise from the ashes. Even so, I was a little scared off. This year, though, he's got someone besides Todd Stinkston to throw to.

    As far as the league goes...I'll let you guys fight it out in the same division, and then I'll just take on the happy, but weakened, victor in the Super Bowl.

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  6. I have to disagree on McNabb. I would'nt consider him a steal in the 4th round. He was the 6th QB taken in the draft which is about where he should have been. The magazine I used as a guide to rank players actually had him ranked 9th. In their mock draft he went in the 6th round with the 51st pick, he was the 8th QB drafted. Brooks was taken in the 10th round with the 98th pick as a backup to Hassleback. They only had 10 teams and 12 rounds. I do think Doug's dad jumped on Bulger too soon.

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  7. I agree on Bulger. I thought he went a little early (although ALL of this really depends on performance) but he did alright for me last year. I am always hesitant to use magazine rankings for the simple reason that by the time they're on the shelf, they're already out of date. I've got about a dozen online places that I consult, then I just take what I read there and cobble together my own ranking based on things like my draft spot. (at #5, I knew I'd be picking a back first--I just thought I'd get Alexander, but I had Portis at #3, so I was happy) A lot of the online sources had McNabb ranked very high--a couple had him #3 behind Culpepper and Manning. He's got the recievers now, so I'm not sure that's too outlandish. As for Brooks, I'll throw those stats out there again for the last part of last season: 1851 yds, 14 TDs, 3 INTs. And that included playing against Philly, Dallas, and Tampa Bay (twice). Not too shabby. Sometimes those numbers (like McNabb's, or Freddie Taylor's over 1000 yards in the last 8 games) get lost in a mediocre opening. But for FF, gotta love a QB who plays from behind. That's lots of yards for me.

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