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My First Fantasy Football Draft

27 Aug

You may have noticed I was missing in action yesterday. My absence was in part because of recovering from a night of drunk debauchery but also because I was preparing for my first ever Fantasy Football Draft. Like any good student I had waited till the last-minute to study. A guy friend, who has mastered fantasy gave me this advice:

1. Draft Philadelphia Eagles’ running back LeSean McCoy first. I was pick number 4, McCoy went as number 2 in our draft. So  I failed at that one.

2. Make sure to get the San Francisco 49ers as your Defense Strategy. It took me about half-way through the draft to figure out how to pick at team for defense strategy so I failed at one and evened up with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

3. Whatever you do don’t draft Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo. Okay this one I definitely didn’t do. I instead went with Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Michael Vick.

My grade so far would definitely be an C.

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Preseason Death Match: Luck VS RGIII

25 Aug

If you missed all the insane hype the Washington Redskins took on the Indianapolis Colts today. It was the battle of the rookies quarterback between Colts’ Andrew Luck and Redskins’ Robert Griffin III(RGIII). There were t-shirts being sold ”QB Showdown.” It was basically the most exciting thing to happen in the preseason thus far. It ended with the Redskins winning, 30-17. So how did the boy wonder quarterbacks do? Both quarterbacks played into the third quarter. Luck completed 14 of 23 passes for 151 yards. He also threw a touchdown that was carried by rookie T.Y Hilton. Meanwhile Griffin completed 11 of 17 passes for 74 yards and had a touchdown. In terms of being sacked(tackled by a large man) Luck was sacked twice and Griffin managed to evade sacking entirely.

Both rookies performed well but since the Redskins won I guess that means Griffin wins this battle. Despite the fact that Luck had a better QB rating and more yards.  While everyone else was focusing on Luck and Griffin, another rookie was stealing the spotlight. Redskins’ running back Alfred Morris ran for 107 yards on 14 carries with a touchdown.

So it was a good game as good as you can expect from the preseason.

-M

 

 

 

 

Luck is Looking Good

13 Aug

While Peyton Manning was getting so-so reviews after his first game with the Denver Broncos, his replacement at the Indianapolis Colts’, Andrew Luck, was shining in the spotlight. The number 1 draft pick proved he was worth every penny($22 million to be exact) with his first pass (63 yards) ending in a touchdown. Overall Luck had 10 of 16 passes complete for 188 yards(if you remember Manning had 44 yards on his debut with the Broncos). He ended the night with a passing rating of 142.6( a perfect passer rating is 158.3).  So not to shabby for his first NFL game. The Colts beat the St. Louis Rams 38-3. Not that beating the Rams who have almost no defense is anything to brag about.

So welcome to the big league Luck, now you’ll be expected to do even better.

-M

 

NFL Draft: Like Speed Dating

27 Apr

The NFL Draft is like speed dating. Teams are looking for their perfect match to fill a their weak spots. For example the Colts need a quarterback after giving Peyton Manning the boot. As expected the Colts took Stanford QB Andrew Luck in the first round of the draft. Right behind Luck was Baylor’s QB Robert Griffin who was picked by the Washington Redskins. The Redskins struggled last season with scoring and Griffin is definitely going to help them.

If you have never followed the draft before it can be extremely confusing. Here is the basics, there are seven rounds to the draft. Every player wants to be a first round pick. Within a round there are 32 draftees. Usually each team gets one pick per round, sometimes more depending on a complicated set of criteria(that tries to balance out teams with a lot of money and teams with no money). Just like you are shopping at the market teams go in with a list of who they want. Of course as picks happen this list has to be adjusted. Players can be drafted to one team and then immediately swapped to another. Continue reading

Colts Pick Luck: Is Anyone Surprised?

20 Apr

It is now official that the Indianapolis Colts’ new quarterback will be Standford’s Andrew Luck. Everyone pretty much knew all along that the Colts were going for Luck. It is now official that they will make him their number 1 draft pick. Luck will be filling the shoes of the mighty Peyton Manning, which is pretty hard for a newbie. Everyone expects that Luck will struggle while adapting to the Colts. Not to mention the Colts cut someone other established players so it will definitely be a rebuilding year.

But the real question is will Manning out play Luck, making the Colts wish they had held onto him? I mean you have to want Manning to kick some ass just so he can win the break-up. Maybe that’s just a girl thing.

-M

Colts Get Sneak Peak at Luck

4 Apr

Andrew Luck the hot new QB out of Stanford worked out with the Colts Tuesday. The Colts who have been lusting after Luck for a long time now will be using their number 1 draft pick to hopefully secure him. Luck has the makings to be Peyton Manning number 2. Everyone is basically foaming at the mouth when you even mention him. If he goes with the Colts he will be starting right away not needing a “mentor” type like Tim Tebow has now in Mark Sanchez. For Luck’s shake I hope he is ready to fill some giant shoes, $96 million dollar shoes to be exact.

Bye-Bye Peyton

7 Mar

It has finally happened the Colts, like any middle aged man, have traded in their older model QB Peyton Manning for a new hot thing Stanford’s Andrew Luck. Manning is $28 million richer poorer and a free-agent. The question is still how good is Manning post surgery? Will he recover enough to make a difference to another team? It obvious that Irsay didn’t think he could make a comeback. For all the older divorced women out there who lost their husbands to 20 somethings I hope that Manning comes back. Regardless it will definitely be a rebuilding year for the Colts.