8/31/2006

Are You Ready For Some (Fantasy) Football!...

Since it appears the bulk of my audience is female, I'm guessing it's a resounding "No!", but hey, I could be wrong. This is the second year I'm doing this and last night was my first "live draft". I have a mediocre knowledge of the players, but not enough to be confident. What I learned last season is that a lot of it is plain 'ol dumb luck. Anyway, here is my lineup:
  1. Tom Brady - QB, New England
  2. LaMont Jordan - RB, Oakland
  3. Reggie Bush - RB, New Orleans
  4. Chad Johnson - WR, Cincinnati
  5. Deion Branch - WR, New England
  6. Rod Smith - W/R, Denver
  7. Jason Witten - TE, Dallas
  8. Adam Vinatieri - K, Indianapolis
  9. Carolina Panthers defense

After the draft I found out that Branch is having contract problems with the Pats and that Vinatieri is injured, so I could be screwed.

10 comments:

dirty said...

I love, love, love football...but I don't understand the fantasy football stuff other than you get points for how well your players do...right?

Flannery Alden said...

Is, like, Fantasy Football, when you, like, wish Brett Favre would totally throw a pass at you? Then, yes, I'm so ready for fantasy footbal!

Chris said...

Like, it totally is, girlfriend! Talk about "tight ends" - whoa!

dirty said...

Chris=funny

vikkitikkitavi said...

Fantasy football broke up my last marriage.

I'm not kidding.

I could take the fanatical devotion to the Dophins - even though seriously, dude, it's not the 70s anymore - and the 3-hour once-a-week holy grail and our quest to find the bar that was televising it. But then with the beginning of the fantasy league, suddenly he had players in EVERY GAME, and EVERY GAME had to be viewed and agonized over with the same fanatical devotion to detail and contempt for the ignorance of the officials that was once reserved only for the Dolphins.

The phrase "get a life" does not begin to express my feelings about him. I hope he's happy, wherever he is, but I know he's not, because fantasy footballers are never fucking happy.

lulu said...

The only two people I know who are into fantasy football are both women, my best friend and my sister-in-law. I personally don;t get it at all, but I am kind of non-competitive by nature, and they are both pretty cut throat, so maybe thay's it.

Chris said...

A few things:
-Anyone who spends enough time on Fantasy Football so that it negatively affects their family has a problem. My sympathies, Vikki.
-For me, it is a guilty pleasure. I do admit I like the competition a little, but I don't obsess about it.

Phil said...

My review of Your team.
1. Tom Brady - QB, New England - Solid, rarely gets injured or misses games. The focus of his offense, steady and reliable source of points.
2. LaMont Jordan - RB, Oakland
Unexciting but reliable. Runs and catches. ESPN The Mag ranked him as the 6th best RB in Fantasy Football
3. Reggie Bush - RB, New Orleans
Rookie unknown with huge upside. If he is the starter you could be in great shape.
4. Chad Johnson - WR, Cincinnati
Best reciever on a pass happy team.
5. Deion Branch - WR, New England
Will be playing for someone. Solid former SB MVP
6. Rod Smith - W/R, Denver
Old but probably a decent #3.
7. Jason Witten - TE, Dallas
Huge upside for a TE. Good player for a position that doesn't get many points.
8. Adam Vinatieri-K,Indianapolis
Is kicking in a dome. Will get healthy. You are fine.
9. Carolina Panthers defense
The potential for big points from a position that usually doesn't get them.

Good draft Chris.

Megan said...

Vikki, Been there, girl.

And Chris, I know next to nothing about football -- fantasy or otherwise -- but I sure hope you win or whatever.

Guinness Man said...

I just started to get into football a few years back. Tailgated at three Pats games and was hooked. I have to agree with phil on those descriptions. Reggie Bush has a ton of talent, but he needs to be a starter at this level.