October 31, 2014

It’s Here! It’s Really Here! Well Almost!

Fore score and 6 months and 5 days ago we watched the last televised football game of of any consequence.  That makes this Thursday so stupendous because it brings us the first nationally televised football game since the Super Bowl on February 6th. Take a deep breath though since it is only preseason and we will have to endure 4 weeks of meaningless scrums before the real thing begins in 28 days. Then on September 8th we will get to enjoy a game at Lambeau pitting the last two Super Bowl Champs Saints and Packers against each other.

This year it is more than preseason though because it is the end of a long battle between NFL owners and players. The time has come to study long and hard on who you want to take in the 12th round of your fantasy football draft and to determine if this is the year you upgrade your television for your NFL watching enjoyment. In the last three weeks there has been a whirlwind of free-agent signings and looking forward there is a strong possibility of injuries which should lead to a wild and wacky season. It’s almost time to defrost the frozen potato skins, DiGiorno pizzas and buffalo wings because it’s time for FOOTBALL!

Thursday 8/11
Jax @ NE 7:30 PM EST
Balt @ (Dream Team) aka Philly 7:30 PM EST
Seat @ SD 8:00 PM EST on ESPN
Den @ Dall 8:30 PM EST
Ari @ Oak 10:00 PM EST

Favorite Week in the NFL

This is the week in the 2010 NFL season where you have a lot of favorites who will cover. The year has been littered with parity, but that streak is over, at least for this week.  Here are some monster selections

CHIEFS (-7) over Cardinals
I’m gonna continue to ride the Chiefs at home until they lose. I’m a big Todd Haley fan even though his Chiefs were embarrassed last week in Denver. Take the Chiefs.
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Ravens (-10.5) over PANTHERS
When you can lay 10.5 points against a 31-year-old QB with no career starts you have to do it.  Last week Brian St. Pierre was playing Mr. Mom, but this week he is lunch for Ray Lewis. Take the Ravens.
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SAINTS (-11.5) over Seahawks
The game I have been waiting for all season is finally here. I’m excited for the Reggie Bush/Pete Carroll reunion. During their postgame handshake, they will hire a third party to give Reggie $100K in cash while Pete looks the other way. Take the Saints.
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Falcons (-3) over RAMS
You’re a potential # 1 seed coming off 10 days of rest. These are the games which show the league that they are looking up at you. Atlanta comes in and crushes the Rams.

Mock Fantasy Football Draft by SportsUnderground.com

Drafts are happening everyday and we are getting close to just two weeks away from the regular season. Below is our stab at the first 75 picks you should take in your drafts.

1. LaDainian Tomlinson
2. Steven Jackson
3. Joseph Addai
4. Travis Henry
5. Frank Gore
6. Larry Johnson
7. Brian Westbrook
8. Shaun Alexander
9. Willie Parker
10. Rudi Johnson
11. Peyton Manning
12. Laurence Maroney
13. Reggie Bush
14. Willis McGahee
15. Carson Palmer
16. Edgerrin James
17. Marc Bulger
18. Marvin Harrison
19. Cedric Benson
20. Tom Brady
21. Thomas Jones
22. Torry Holt
23. Ronnie Brown
24. Maurice Jones-Drew
25. Chad Johnson
26. Drew Brees
27. Steve Smith
28. Deuce McAllister
29. Donovan McNabb
30. Roy Williams
31. Javon Walker
32. Reggie Wayne
33. Terrell Owens
34. Larry Fitzgerald
35. Andre Johnson
36. Carnell Williams
37. Donald Driver
38. Lee Evans
39. Marques Colston
40. Clinton Poris
41. Santana Moss
42. Marshawn Lynch
43. Anquan Boldin
44. T.J. Houshmandzadeh
45. Fred Taylor
46. Plaxico Burress
47. DeAngelo Williams
48. Antonio Gates
49. Brandon Jacobs
50. Jon Kitna
51. Marion Barber
52. Chicago Bears Defense
53. Vernon Davis
54. Kellen Winslow
55. Baltimore Ravens Defense
56. Jeremy Shockey
57. Julius Jones
58. Deion Branch
59. Hines Ward
60. Adrian Peterson
61. Jamal Lewis
62. Tony Gonzalez
63. Reggie Brown
64. Jerious Norwood
65. Tatum Bell
66. Todd Heap
67. Brandon Jackson
68. Ladell Betts
69. Jay Cutler
70. Laveranues Coles
71. Calvin Johnson
72. Mark Clayton
73. Santonio Holmes
74. Chris Cooley
75. Randy Moss

Fantasy Football Time

I had my draft on Sunday and it was an absolute blast. I quickly found out that I would be the #1 pick which in all reality I wasn’t too pleased with, but what do you do. The time frame between picks and then having to pick 2 in a row with the serpentine method can make things quite difficult. Overall I am very pleased with my team, but I think most people are before the season starts. Below is my full roster and down the road I will update you on who will be my week one starters. Hail Fantasy Football and Cheers to the NFL. Sundays are about to get a lot better!

QB Jake Delhomme

QB Steve McNair

RB Jamal Lewis

RB Larry Johnson

RB Dominic Rhodes

WR Joey Galloway

WR Keenan McCardell

WR Anquan Boldin

WR Mushin Muhammad

TE Randy McMichael

TE Alge Crumpler

K Sebastian Janikowski

K Matt Stover

D San Diego

D Atlanta