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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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Saints’ Vilma Gets a Long Vacation

2 May

We all knew the day would come when the NFL suspended players involved in the New Orleans Saint’s bounty program. It was just announced that four players have been handed suspensions. Jonathan Vilma linebacker for the Saints will be for the entire 2012 season. Everyone knew Vilma was a potential target for suspension because he was named in a memo about the investigation back in March. Apparently Vilma personally offered up $10,000 to knock out than Viking QB, Brett Favre. This whole bounty program was totally not worth it because now Vilma is going to lose $2.6 million for missing the season. Vilma can appeal his sentencing but I think we all saw how well that went for Saints coach Sean Payton.

Saints coach Payton was also banned for the entire season and lost his appeal. At least Payton will have some company now. Maybe they can take a trip together. I hear Hawaii is nice.

The only other current Saints player that was effected was defensive end Will Smith(it must suck to have his name) who will miss four games. Now a defensive end for the Green Bay Packers, Anthony Hargrove, was handed an 8 game suspension. That a major bummer for the Packers who literally just signed Hargrove back in March. Lastly Cleveland Browns’ linebacker, Scott Fujita, was suspended for three games.