Posted on: October 8, 2008 1:02 pm

Come on better times

Things aren’t the way they used to be.


I wanted to be a writer and my favorite subject is football (fantasy to be precise).  I wanted to bring humor and laughter into the arena.  I wanted to be famous for my seemingly magical and witty insights.


Well, the past week has made me re evaluate.  I find myself a bit depressed.  I see an election with no one to vote for.  I see an economy and see that everyone is powerless to do anything about it.


Let me say this:  This shall pass.  I can’t tell you when, but it will.


NOW, let me tell you what the problem is:


Let me say that I don’t care what your political bias is.  I don’t wish to offend anyone in that arena, at least not in this entry.


Our problem today is fear.   When fear strikes an economy, something stops.  The stop dams up the flow of commerce and then you get that sour taste in the back of your throat and build more fear.   When we go to the polls, we vote for people who are supposed to represent our interests.  We are most certainly not getting our money’s worth.  SOMEONE is getting THEIR money’s worth, but not you, me, and the rest of the neighborhood.   Our representatives are representing something or someone other than their constituents.  They trade on fear.  If you don’t believe me, just try to remember some of the things you’ve heard this year.  These representatives are either greedy or thirsting for power.


They are for sale.  They have been purchased.  They’ve either been purchased with money, or the promise of continued power or entry to the “inner sanctum” where the power is traded.  Favors and decisions get made every day based on where the contributions come from.  Just follow the money.  The really bad news is that this will not get better, but worse, unless we demand and get a change.  Our entire congress and senate have a vested interest in who gets elected president, and ACT like they have such an interest.


I’m not a conspiracy lover, so you can continue to read.  All people (representatives included) do things for a reason.  The selfless desire to serve has all but disappeared in our representative government.  Large interests can send a much larger sum to these people that we, as individuals, are capable.


When I get done posting this, I intend to send a letter to my congressman, for all the good it will do, and to her competitor, demanding that we take that “for sale” sign down.  Won’t you join me?

Category: NFL
Posted on: October 1, 2008 7:13 pm

Earth to Major Tom

I have never seen Randy Moss so subdued.

It makes me wonder what kind of incentive that is provided to keep him in line.  I had always thought that Moss was behaving simply because he wanted a ring.  When Major Tom got grounded and the team was forced to crash land, the only reason he had to not be the old Randy was gone.

He must not be the old Randy.  That's the only logical explanation.  Has he got some behavioral modification implant that makes him seem like a Stepford WR?

Coach Bellichick has got to be better than even a fan like me ever gave him credit for.  I think he actually has impressed on ALL members of his team that they have to be adults and act like TEAM members.

Now what would happen if TO came to New England?  Do we have the case of the immovable object meeting the irresistable force?  Last Sunday TO whined about not getting the ball enough.  I saw that game.  TO wasn't open enough to get the ball.  He was played and played very well.   Tony tried to get the ball to him.  I think there were 60 offesnive plays (some more offensive than others, nyuk nyuk) and 21 were directed at TO.   Hey, TO   come back and be part of the TEAM!


Category: NFL
Posted on: September 30, 2008 6:08 pm

Morning After

I'm a fantasy football maniac

I'm in two dynasty leagues and consider myself and expert.  The only thing I can't figure is why I don't win the Super Bowl Every year.

OK OK  I may know a lot, but not enough to win every year.

We keep anywhere from 15 to 17 players, have a plan B at the draft every year, auctions run the waiver wire, and a lot of money changes hands during the course of the season.

Pickin's are so slim into the second round that I ended up taking Ryan Torain broken elbow and all.  We trade a lot and I've already had two inquiries for him.  One owner wanted to trade Thomas Jones for him.  I have Favre (and Kellen for when Brett retires in 2022).  I had to decline, though I was very cheery and asked for some other ideas.

The leagues are TD heavy.  I have managed to find just about every vulture in the NFL.  Stuckey, Michael Pittman, Tim Hightower, LenDale White, L'Ron McClain.   I round those guys out with Joseph Addai and Marshawn Lynch.

Did I mention I traded a mediocre Lavernius Coles?  Guess who was in the lineup against me this past Sunday?  There oughta be a rule against that.

Let me know if you guys have any questions about players, matchups, or such.  I try to go through all the info that I can to determine who to play from week to week.   Maybe we can start another dynasty league if I could find 11 guys who are interested.  Who knows, one day this blog could go national.

OH  By the way.....  I started my year with a true heartbreak.  I'm a Patriots fan.  I have NO patriots on my team, but my heart stopped when Tom Brady went down.

I'm in two leagues with which I maintained my affiliation after I moved from Massachusetts to Arizona.  I consider myself and expert.  I really can't understand why I don't win the Superbowl every year!!!!!! 
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