I really don't want to be one of those guys who bores everyone with blather about his fantasy team (cough... Tony Kornheiser... cough), but since today is my league's draft I thought I'd do ONE post about this stuff.
I used to stay away from Fantasy Football like it was H1N1, because I hated the conflicts of interest it created for me. "Fuck! Torry Holt just scored! The Seahawks are losing! But my fantasy team is winning!" So for a long spell, I was out like gout.
What pulled me back in? Running my own league, y'all. Even if my team loses, I get a big nerd thrill out of setting the rules up, administering the league... You know, like being The Rog. Plus, I just don't pick players from teams I hate... So no Steelers, Rams, Niners, Cardinals, Raiders, Broncos, or Cowboys will besmirch the Hawk Sox roster this season.
You might reply... "That's fantasy suicide, brah! That's like a quarter of the league!" I'd smack you for saying "brah," then lay this science on you: I did that last year and still won the gorram league championship. Sure, it was only because Drew Brees went all Dr. Manhattan on the whole NFL, but I'll take it.
I'll let you know how my roster shakes out tonight, but I'll try to keep my fantasy boasting/whining confined to twitter and/or facebook for the balance of the season.
Anyone else in fantasy leagues? Drop your team names on me in the comments... Here's a few Seahawks-related ones I came up with:
-Terrible Towel Wipers
-Alex Smith's Shoulder of Despair
-I Speak Twelvish
-Holmgren's Bucket of Smelt
-Score Composed by John L. Williams
-Jim Zorn's Giant Box of Porn
-Mike Harden's Concussed Brainpan
-The Phantom Touchdowns
-Falling Kingdome Tiles of Doom
Would you like to know more?
UPDATE: The Roster
Please note that this is a 16 team league with rosters of 16 (256 player draft)...
QB Tom Brady, Patriots
WR Andre Johnson, Texans
RB Darren Sproles, Chargers
TE John Carlson, Seahawks
W/R Chad Ochocinco, Bengals
W/R Wes Welker, Patriots
K Lawrence Tynes, Giants
D Seattle Seahawks
RB Julius Jones, Seahawks
RB Ricky Williams, Dolphins
WR Derrick Mason, Ravens
WR Joshua Cribbs, Browns
WR Johnnie Lee Higgins, Raiders
TE Billy Miller, Saints
QB Jake Delhomme, Panthers
D Houston Texans
Ok, so one Raider slipped in there... at least we don't play them in the regular season...