aka The Trial and Tribulations of The Dangville Ocho Stinkos, Weeks 3 and 4
This week in the Power Creative Fantasy Football League, the Dangville Ocho Stinkos clashed with Charlie Dillon’s “The Widow Makers”. Would Aaron “Favre Who?” Rodgers continue to be as good or better? Would Terrell Owens’ head inflate to the size of a basketball. How did my Kicker Round-Robin do? Details after the jump.
Previous weeks: 1, 2
aka The Trials and Tribulations of the Dangville Ocho Stinkos, Week 2
This week in the Power Creative Fantasy Football League, the Dangville Ocho Stinkos clashed with the “Cup Busters” (managed by one of those creative types in the other building). Going into the matchup, I was a reasonable favorite to win… details after the jump.
Previous weeks: 1
aka The Trials and Tribulations of The Dangville Ocho Stinkos
This past weekend marks the opening week for the National Football League (NFL). As some of you may know, I enjoy a bit of “fantasy sports” (as previously mentioned) – specifically baseball. I’ve been playing fantasy baseball for 8 or 10 years, and just last year made my fantasy football debut in a league at my workplace. I ended up 5-8 on the season and just missed making the playoffs. This year, I intend to do better. Football, suffice it to say, is much different than baseball.
Update: More from the weird world of baseball: NY Mets ace Pedro Martinez is a cockfighter. With video! Vs. Hall-of-Famer Juan Marichal, no less! In the Dominican Republic, cockfighting isn’t as maligned as it is here, though…
RotoNation has a great nugget from their archive today, wherein one major-league pitcher plunks (hits a batter with a pitch) another player because he’s on a streak and benefitting someone else in the pitcher’s fantasy league. Read it here: Jeff Kent Beaned to Help Tom Candiotti’s Fantasy Baseball Team.
And from the “Aw-shucks-aint-that-cute-in-a-legal-sorta-way” department comes this gem from Baseball Musings: I’m In Trouble. You see, the lowly Tampa Bay Devil Rays (yep, Tampa Bay has a team!) changed their name at the end of the year last season to the Tampa Bay Rays, adopting sunbeams as part of their logo treatment and getting rid of the fish-like creature. People in the Rays organization who use the term “Devil Rays” are obliged to submit $1 to a “swear-jar” sorta thing – and it would appear they are attempting (in a cute way) to enforce the same thing on the public-at-large. But rather than sending Cease and Desist orders they are sending C&D’s of another sort – Cease and Donate!
Yes, it’s true, I’m one of those people who play fantasy baseball. Don’t know what the hell that is? Let the Wikipedia’s Fantasy Baseball entry enlighten you. I’ve been playing with the same group of guys (from my Dairy Queen days) for nearly 10 years and the second year I think I won it – and it’s been all down hill since then. Since 2002, my record has been: 13-8, 10-12, 11-15, 10-13, 7-17, 4-20. This year, having read Moneyball and Fantasyland (two excellent baseball books), I’ve embarked on learning as much as I can and keeping better care of my team – which is named the Dangville Mercykillers (I lost the rights to the “Blue Jays” when I lost a bet).