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Monday Morning Hangover

Michael Bush - Getty Images

I hate you, Michael Bush. And you look stupid scoring TDs.

I don’t know what it is, but whenever any of my teams face a crushing defeat, I wake up the next morning with a headache. But wait, how can this be when the Ravens convincingly beat the reigning World Champion Saints yesterday? Well, I’m talking about my other team – the one that doesn’t really exist… Yup, I’m crossing over into forbidden territory and talking about my personal fantasy team. I understand that nobody really cares about my team except for me, but I figured it’d be nice to get this off my chest as a form of rehabilitation. Come on, after 4-5 months of hard work to lose by 1.4 points in the semi’s is too much for a man to handle alone. If you’re at all interested, you can find my pain and sorrow after the jump…  Continue reading

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Suggs For MVP! & Other Thoughts on the Weekend

Terrell Suggs - AP Photo

Yikes. I'd be scared too.

This isn’t your traditional NFL column. Here are my personal views on this last weekend:

  • Should’ve, Could’ve, Would’ve – But didn’t. That’s the story of the Ravens loss to the Steelers last night. And as I’m still reeling from the loss, possibly the most painful piece of the entire thing is the fact that the Ravens should have won. I know, I’m a bitter Ravens fan, but if you watched the whole game, you probably saw the same thing I did: a dominating performance by the Ravens (despite frequent penalties), upset at the last second by a gritty Steelers team. Besides some inexplicable offensive stalls by the Ravens (Cam Cameron?), the Steelers were out-played in every phase of the game, including special teams. Yet, Flacco, the better of the 2 QBs last night, failed to recognize a blitz and protect the ball, while Roethlisberger successfully did both only a couple plays later, and that made all the difference. After a decade of an opportunistic Baltimore defense, this time the Steelers filled those shoes. Kudos to the Steelers for making the big play when it mattered most.

Suggs & more after the jump…  Continue reading

Fantasy Football & Jersey Shore

As I’ve mentioned before, this season has been really strange. I bet after your draft, you looked over your roster and you felt really good about the results. Probably too good. You look at your opponent’s rosters and scoff. “You actually drafted Darren McFadden? What an idiot! No wonder you rank in the bottom half every year. I got both Maurice Jones-Drew and Ray Rice! This league is mine… All… mine…” And yet, fast-forward to the halfway point in the fantasy season and odd things have elapsed: you’re stuck at 4-3 and among those 3 running-backs, it is Run-DMC that has taken the cake – and he didn’t even play for 2 weeks. The player with DMC happened to also draft Arian Foster and is at 6-1. You try desperately to trade MJD for DMC, but after 1 long painful day of anticipation, your trade is – wait for it – rejected. What is going on? How do you make sense of this parity-drenched season? Yes, there will always be busts and unexpected studs, but how in the world did MJD become more of a sleeper than a lock week-to-week?

Well, Nick Bakay at NFL.com has some advice for you, and I think it makes a lot of sense. This is the season of the Jersey Shore “grenade”. They may not look attractive, but you sometimes have to take it for the best of the team. His main example? Ryan Fitzpatrick. I guess I’m not the only one riding the Fitzpatrick band-wagon! He spends the majority of his article arguing that Fitzpatrick, the hot waiver-wire commodity, is a better fantasy QB than first or second round pick, Drew Brees.

Anyway, enjoy the article here: link. Great analysis. Decent picks. Wish he included a picture of Jersey Shore, though.

ew

There we go. Now that‘s a grenade.