Keep it down or I'll give you a smack!

Friday, August 24, 2007

What's Your Fantasy?

It’s just a fantasy world...get your minds out of the gutter, people!

First let me state for the record that I am 36 years old. I have a full time job. I am almost a real adult, except that part about being responsible having a nice savings account to fall back on, a place of my own and all of the other really, really important stuff. But for arguments sake, I am somewhat of a grown up and live in the real world.

However...This weekend is Pure Fantasy Baby!
I have not one but TWO fantasy football drafts in the next 3 days.

This Saturday is my auction league with the North Ridgeville boys from work and next Monday we are resurrecting the Murphy Cleveland FFB League. I’m giddy with excitement. OK I know that I shouldn’t be that excited about the prospect of sitting around with other males and picking football teams, but it’s a good time. So there!

I’ve got my spreadsheets in order and I have started to do some studying to determine how much I am willing to pay to score Ladanian Tomlinson in the auction (last year he went for $72). We have a $200 Salary Cap and have to draft 16 guys. It can cripple you if you spend half your cap on one player. But if you are wise with your spending it can also be a blessing. I had the luxury two years ago of having LT and I thought that he was worth every penny.

In the Murphy league, it’s all going to be a matter of luck because we draw for draft spots there will just have to be some heavy prayer work to try and get the lucky number one spot.

Regardless of how dumb we look or what people say I enjoy playing fantasy football. It makes watching or following NFL games on Sundays interesting since I am not a gambling man per se. Although I guess in a way you could consider Fantasy FB as gambling but whatever.

Besides Fantasy Football, the weekend doesn’t have a lot of other things on tap. I will probably spend Sunday kicking myself in the ass for the crappy team that I have assembled but I will have the opportunity to redeem myself on Monday night!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Traffic Jam

There are just sometimes when it’s good to work in a large city.

As I made my way out of the parking garage today after work, the traffic seemed heavier than normal. I sat in traffic and watched the traffic light go through two cycles and I may have moved a total of 25 feet. I lost patience and decided that I was going to throw a u-turn and take another route to get on my way. After checking the traffic I hit the gas and whipped my Civic in the opposite direction.

As I am completing my turn, I look at the van that was in traffic behind me and noticed that the logo on the side was that of Cleveland’s finest. I thought that I was dead to rights but then I realized that they surely have much bigger fish to fry and I wasn’t worth their time.

Thank you very much CPD!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Jersey Up!

While watching the Tribe play the Tigers tonight I was doing my usual surfing and came across a great post on Deadspin.com.

Seems that a new website has been started dedicated to find and take photos of the most obscure and outdated jerseys that people are wearing. Good Times!

Here's the link to the Deadspin Post. Some of the commenters tossed around some great ideas.

And here is the website. Love the name –
Straight Cash Homey!

Of course after reading this it made me ponder the fact that in the age of free agency, it’s damn near impossible to buy any type of personalized jersey that will be accurate for more than 2 or 3 years.

Here’s a sampling of my “outdated” NFL jerseys that are in my closet:

Keyshawn Johnson – Carolina AND Tampa Bay

Edgerrin James – Indy

Willis McGahee – Buffalo

Eddie George – Tennessee

Steven Davis – Washington

Shawn Springs – Seattle

Terrell Owens – Philadelphia

Ty Law – New England

Lee Suggs – Cleveland Browns

Earl Little - Cleveland

Tim Couch – Cleveland (Autographed Suckas!)

And Finally – Mike Vick (WTF do I do with that one now?)

Thanks Ron Mexico!