August 15, 2003

If Only I Were Born Yesterday...

I might accept the following trade: Peyton Manning and Jerome Bettis for Jamal Lewis and Randy Moss.

Either my opponent thinks I'm a rube or he's living in bizzaro fantasy football land where an above average QB and an almost washed up RB are worth a top 10 RB and a top 3 WR. But hey, it could be both.

The roster for my team in this league (I have seven teams in seven leagues this year -- enough to frustrate the domestic bliss of seven brides married to seven brothers, but I digress):

QB Jeff Garcia
QB Tom Brady
QB Kordell Stewart
RB LaDanian Tomlinson
RB Jamal Lewis
RB James Stewart
RB Stacey Mack
WR Randy Moss
WR Torry Holt
WR Donald Driver
WR Rod Gardner
WR Marty Booker
TE Marcus Pollard
TE Shannon Sharpe
K Mike Vanderjagt
D Atlanta Falcons

This is only an 8-team league, so it looks a little more stacked than it otherwise might. Before the season starts, I'll bore you with the rosters of all my teams. I was in 5 leagues last year and made the playoffs in all of them, winning one championship. The jewel in the crown is the 12-team dynasty league that is entering its 13th year (though only 4th as a dynasty league), which this year is based in the little town of Wright, AL, and is known as the Wright Brothers. Unfortunately, I cannot discuss this team and my plans yet, since it would reveal crucial state secrets prior to the annual draft. But the Brothers did keep the following players heading into this year's draft:

QB Michael Vick
QB Tom Brady
RB Priest Holmes
RB Jamal Lewis
RB Amos Zereoue
WR Torry Holt
WR Rod Gardner
WR Marty Booker
WR Ashley Lelie
TE Tony Gonzalez

Are you ready for some (fantasy) football (commentary)?

Posted by Charles Austin at August 15, 2003 08:36 PM

Come on, Chuck. Tells us more about the Wright Brothers' plans. Just between you and me, there's noone else listening.

Thanks for the league plug. Being Commish for 10 of the last 13 years has been a labor, but a labor of love.

Oh, I'm a Steelers fan and I wouldn't have protected Bettis this year. I'll wear his jersey to the games (looks like I'll get to see the Titans/Steelers at the big ketchup bottle this year) but he would only be my #4, maybe #3, RB this year.

Posted by: Jon at 11:57 AM

Did you say SEVEN!? Good god, you just cheer for everybody in every game? I'm in two, and I think I'm overextended.

Posted by: Scott Chaffin at 07:02 PM

Other than Moss, there isn't a decent WR in the bunch. Lelie is a year away from full-time starter status, Booker is handicapped by Stewart, Holt still hasn't figured out where the end zone is, and Gardner is strictly a possession receiver.

Posted by: Ron Stauffer at 06:11 PM

Ron -- if you managed according to your rhetoric, I'd be more than happy to have you in my division.

Posted by: charles austin at 02:41 PM

I was just going to make fun of your QB's. Your WR's look fine.

Kordell, Tom Brady, and Jeff Garcia.

Oh, I get it - you're picking QB's from teams that are going to be behind in the fourth quarter and will need to pass.

Posted by: TheYeti at 05:18 PM