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I Have Not Yet Begun to Fight!

In a Revolutionary War naval battle, when asked by a British captain to surrender, John Paul Jones famously answered, “I have not yet begun to fight!”  This has been my mantra for the past few days as I’ve prepared for Week Eleven in fantasy football.  In my priority #1 fantasy league, after losing 4 straight … Continue reading

Excuses, Excuses…

One of the managers in my fantasy league of college friends is based in Miami, and about every other year he can’t participate in the draft because he’s running from some hurricane.  He autodrafts a team, we chastise him for his lack of commitment, but he usually puts in just enough effort during the season … Continue reading

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

For most league formats, with playoffs in weeks 14 and beyond, Week Seven marks the first day of the rest of your season.  Chances are, by now you’ve developed some unhealthy relationships with some of the guys on your squad, and I’m hear to “Dr. Phil” you out of them.  Week Seven is also a … Continue reading

A Whole Lotta Luck

So, when it comes down to it, I have to admit, fantasy football is really all about luck (and I’m not talking Andrew). How else could you explain the fact that my husband, who does virtually no fantasy research and makes managerial decisions that drive me up the wall, and I, who spends 15+ hours … Continue reading

Quarterback Smack Talk on Facebook

This link has been forwarded to me by a number of my friends now.  I’ve gotta hand it to whoever wrote it, he sure nailed all our favorite QBs in just the right way:

Separating the (Wo)men from the Boys

Week Four in the NFL season always marks a turning point in fantasy football season.  Managers who got lucky at first or who had a good draft but fail to follow through on the upkeep start to weed themselves out of the playoff hunt.  Similarly, savvy waiver wire watchers can take an otherwise mediocre team … Continue reading

The Art of the Trade

Here was my timeline of events last Sunday morning, pre-1:00pm ET kick off: 9:00am – Checked Twitter for last-minute injury updates, and went to League 1 to replace Pierre Garcon in my line up. Noticed I had a trade offer on the table from The Canadian Juggernaut (who this year happens to be only Canadian, … Continue reading

Goodell, Blow the Whistle on the Ref Lockout Already!

There’s no question that the NFL replacement officials are having a tough time on the job.  It’s hard to fault them entirely–these guys are in over their heads, are under-trained and are being bullied by players and coaches. But just when I was about to feel sorry for the replacements, unabashed bias is now being … Continue reading

Week Two in Fantasy Football – Start Thinking Ahead

I admit it, in my two top-priority fantasy leagues this year, I broke one of my cardinal draft-day rules: avoid creating a quarterback controversy.  My theory is that, if you play in a one-QB league, you want your starter to be a no-brainer, so you can spend your time researching and fiddling with your RB/WR … Continue reading

Week One Reactions…Hold Your Horses!

The first game of regular season football is like coming home after a grueling 7 months on the road. Settling in on the couch and watching the opening kickoff is like stepping across your threshold and seeing your family photos. Hearing Al Michaels’ voice is like putting on your favorite pair of slippers. Even Chris … Continue reading