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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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Manning is Back: With Mixed Reviews

10 Aug

The Denver Broncos took on the Chicago Bears in a preseason game Thursday night. The Broncos won 31-3 over the Bears but with no help from new star 35-year old Peyton Manning. Manning has been off the field for 2 years and made his Broncos debut. And if you want to know how he did, it depends who you ask.

The facts are that Manning completed 4-of-7 passes for 44 yards and he left the field after his last pass was intercepted in the red-zone(the area between the 20-yard line and the goal line). Manning didn’t play the whole time so 44 yards is an okay number. It’s not amazing but it’s not terrible. It definitely wasn’t a performance that is going to cause anyone to draft him first in Fantasy Football. But it was raining and this is a new team for Manning so he is definitely going to improve over time.

For Manning it looked like he was just happy to be playing again.