Sunday, December 20, 2009

I put all of my Rotten Eggs in One Basket. The Beast Unleashed just blew up the Basket.

Welcome back, and hey howdy, y’all. Week Fourteen of the Fantasy Football season has ended, and the Fantasy Playoffs are officially underway. First and foremost, I would like to send my condolences to the family of Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry who passed away last Thursday at the age of 26. He seemed to be finally getting his life back on track, and it’s sad that his life had to end so tragically. My prayers are especially with those three young children who have to grow up without a father. RIP Chris Henry…may you find the peace that eluded you in life.
Let’s take a look back on the NFL week that was…They New Orleans Saints pulled out a victory against the Atlanta Falcons.
The Dallas Cowboys were spanked in Jerryworld by the San Diego Chargers (I loved every minute of it.) Then, last night in New Orleans, the Cowboys ended the Saints undefeated streak and eliminated the Falcons in one fell swoop. One more reason, I hate the Cowboys. Peyton and the Colts beat “Little Hoodie” and the Broncos, before becoming the first team to 14-0 this year against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Lord Favre and the Vikings rolled over the Cincinnati Bengals, as the Vikes try to secure that #2 seed in the NFC. Kansas City tried to give Buffalo a game, before losing 16-10. Then, the Chiefs received news that they would be blacked out for the first time in 19 years. 19 years…What were you doing 19 years ago? (I was in the eleventh grade, and future HOF tight end Tony Gonzalez was in the ninth grade.) The year was 1990. The #1 movie-Home Alone, and the #1 song-“Nothing compare 2 U” by Sinead O'Connor Back to the action…Tampa Bay, Detroit, St. Louis, and Oakland were all blown out, a surprise to absolutely no one. Mike Holmgren and Mike Shanahan are both working on deals that would land them in Cleveland and Washington, respectively. Randy Moss was accused of quitting on the Patriots, but was defended by the Hoodie and Tom Brady (who appeared at the post game press conference looking like a member of Hans Gruber’s crew). Kurt Warner and Arizona limped their way through a loss to San Francisco. Mike Tomlin referenced Jim Mora’s famous playoff speech when asked if the Steelers were going to go to the playoffs. Philadelphia and New York played a classic as the Eagles defeated the Giants. Prior to Chris Henry’s death, the news about the Bengals and Chargers was the little dust up between Cincy’s Chad Ochocinco and San Diego’s Shawne Merriman. Earlier in the week, Chad stated that he wanted to “beat Shawne’s head in.” I love following both these guys on Twitter. The initial brouhaha was hilarious. Sadly, Chad, I’m afraid the Bengals are going to lose this battle, and the Chargers are going to take that #2. Well, the fantasy playoffs are on…for some of my teams.

The Merry Mad Men (8-6) v. Ben Gal

The Merry MadMen finished first in their division and are guaranteed at least a fourth place finish in the Hell Raisers League. My Merry Mad Men finished the season against Ben Gal. I lined up the following team: QB-Kurt Warner, RBs-LaDainian Tomlinson and Ricky Williams, WR-Donald Driver, Santonio Holmes, Reggie Wayne, TE-Tony Gonzalez, K-Nate Keading, DST-San Diego Chargers.

The MadMen hardly played. It was like we took a Colts break. I only had two players in double digits LaDainian Tomlinson and Ricky Williams. My Player of the Week was Ricky Williams, who even with a poor game brought in 14 points. The Merry Madmen ended the regular season with a loss to Ben Gal (thanks for nothing Kurt Warner) 58-67.

Hecate’s HellHounds (6-8) v. crazyeights

The HellHounds were supposed to be my best team. With Drew Brees how could we lose right? Wrong. The Hell Hounds finished the season with a 6-8 record, tied for second place in the division, and eliminated from the playoffs. I guess, the HellHounds and the Falcons have something else in common. Tony Gonzalez and no playoff hopes. Sorry T. G. maybe next year. SMH…Oh, well… The team finally ran out of gas at the finish last with this starting lineup: QB-Drew Brees, RBs-Ryan Grant and Ricky Williams, WRs-Nate Burleson, Santonio Holmes, Donald Driver, TE-Tony Gonzalez, K-Olindo Mare, DST-San Diego Chargers. My Player of the Week was, of course, Drew Brees with 29 points. Ryan Grant had a great showing as well with 25 points. The HellHounds went down swinging as we took the crazyeights 94-61.

The Crazy 88’s (6-7-1) v. Black Sheep

The Crazy 88’s was the team that I accidentally signed up for earlier this year. Like their name sakes (Tony Gonzalez and the O-Ren Ishii gang), they were taken out of the game early and easily eliminated from the playoffs. We finished last place in our division. The team that beat us is currently in the playoffs, so I don’t feel that bad about it. Before we hooked up the U-Hauls, I started QB-Donovan McNabb, RBs-Julius Jones and LDT, WRs-Donald Driver, Reggie Wayne, Mike Wallace, TE-Tony Gonzalez, K-Dan Carpenter, DST-San Diego Chargers. Donovan McNabb was my Player of the Week with 23 points. Blah-blah-blah, They lost to Black Sheep by a score (ironically) of 88-55.

Gonzalez menos un Gonzalez (6-7) v. The Beast Unleashed

Team Gonzalez menos un Gonzalez began its playoff run last week. Yeah, I know, but they were the best of our sucky division. I finished the season in first. I went up against the Beast Unleashed. Clearly, Taylor knew what he was talking about when he named his team. This was my line-up: QB-Jay Cutler, RB-LDT and Cedric Benson, WR-T. J. Houshmandzadeh, Mike Wallace, and Larry Fitzgerald, TE-Tony Gonzalez, K-Dan Carpenter, DST-San Diego Chargers. This is who Taylor lined up: Donovan McNabb (19 pts), Chris Johnson (35 pts), Thomas Jones (21 pts), Ray Rice (25 pts), Andre Johnson (31 pts), Fred Davis (17 pts), Vincent Jackson (12 pts), Ryan Longwell (14 pts), and the Eagles D/ST (16 pts). This is a two week playoff game…Normally, that would be great except no player on his team had single digits. Jay Cutler was my Player of the Week with 12 points. The Beast Unleashed ripped GMUG apart 190-48. I don’t see that changing much this week.

Well, that’s all I’ve got guys. We wave goodbye to The Crazy 88’s and Hecate’s HellHounds. Good Luck to you guys during the playoffs. Until next week, kids… I’d like to leave you with this from Coach Joe Paterno, “Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.” Good luck guys, and see you next week.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

They said it couldn’t be done…Wrong…Wrong!

Welcome back, y’all! Week Thirteen of the fantasy football season is over and depending on which fantasy company you use you are in your final week or the first week of the playoffs. This article will be completely free of that news story that has dominated the airwaves, newsprint, and blogs for the last two weeks. So what’s up in the world of football? Jonathan Babineaux was arrested with the marijuana. Mike Vrabel told Josh “Little Hoodie” McDaniels and the Broncos that they were #1. Chad Ochocinco was fined $30,000a ponco and sombrero on the sidelines after a TD. Shawne Merriman sued Tila Tequila for copyright infringement (could I sue her for causing involuntary bouts of dry heaves brought about by her mere appearance? I'm just saying...). My favorite Tony Gonzalez took a child to school this week and proclaimed his undying optimism to the AJC. I love Tony...He could find a positive in a trainwreck. Flozell Adams added $50,000 to his NFL Fine tab which is now at $75,000. Brett Favre and the Vikings went into the desert and came out losers. A guy just as old as Brett, Kurt Warner took it to Brett and reminded everybody that even though they lost, they did go to the Super Bowl last year...Hey, Larry Fitzgerald...I see ya...The New Orleans Saints left Washington wondering what happen as they stole the game from the Redskins in overtime to remain undefeated. The Colts brought the Titans win streak to an end, which is fitting considering it began after Jeff Fisher donned a Peyton Manning jersey. Matt Ryan is dealing with turf toe, Michael Turner is dealing with an ankle, and Tony Gonzalez is living in denial as the Falcons were handed a spanking by the Philadelphia Eagles. Pittsburgh lost to Oakland and Cleveland in the span of four days (not to mention losing to my Chiefs *kicking while down*). JaMarcus "I too am in denial" Russel can't figure out why he is on the bench while Bruce Gradkowski is showing glimpses of Ken Stabler for the Raiders. Kansas City just let Denver score another touchdown. Dallas and New England both lost to division rivals and still received more press than the Colts and Saints who are undefeated and the Chargers who are on a seven game win streak. Oddly enough, Philip Rivers has done more in the playoffs and performed better in December than Tony Romo, but you wouldn't know that if you watch the mainstream press. Now to my the debacle that has been my fantasy season...

Fantasy football is a lot like the real NFL on any given Sunday anybody can win. Last week I went 1-1-2...Two Ties...Smh...I just don't know...

The Merry Mad Men (8-5) v. New Jersey Girls
My Merry Mad Men took on The Last Cowboy of the Hell Raisers League. I played the following team: QB-Kurt Warner, RBs-LaDainian Tomlinson and Ricky Williams, WR-Donald Driver, Santonio Holmes, Reggie Wayne, TE-Tony Gonzalez, K-Nate Keading, DST-San Diego Chargers.
My MadMen was the only team that had an out and out victory last year. They go into the final game of the season 8-5. Santonio Holmes had a big game in the Steeler lost against the Raiders. LaDainian had great game, but my Player of the Week was Kurt Warner, who even with a bad hip, beat old man Brett Favre limping off the field with 29 points. The Merry Madmen edged New Jersey Girl with a 106-105 victory.

Hecate’s HellHounds (5-8) v. Satans Children
Even with Drew Brees this team could not get out of its own way. Last week was no different as we limp to the finish line with another loss. My starting lineup: QB-Drew Brees, RBs-Ryan Grant and Ricky Williams, WRs-Nate Burleson, Santonio Holmes, Donald Driver, TE-Tony Gonzalez, K-Olindo Mare, DST-San Diego Chargers. My Player of the Week was, of course, Drew Brees with 26 points. Satans Children kicked the HellHounds 100-90...

The Crazy 88’s (6-6-1) v. Green Machine
Oddly enough the 88's ended last week in a tie with Donovan McNabb at the helm. I've seen my future with the 88's, and it's about as bright as Charlie Weis' career with Notre Dame. I started QB-Donovan McNabb, RBs-Julius Jones and LDT, WRs-Donald Driver, Reggie Wayne, Mike Wallace, TE-Tony Gonzalez, K-Dan Carpenter, DST-San Diego Chargers. Donovan McNabb was my Player of the Week with 16 points. Blah-blah-blah, They tied Green Machine 71-71.

Gonzalez menos un Gonzalez (6-7) v. Kiss the Baby
Team Gonzalez menos un Gonzalez has had an up and down year. The team had a name change after losing Anthony Gonzalez. We have not had a reliable quarter back, and we were never above .500. But, GMG has done something that no NFL team has ever done. We won our division and are going to the playoffs (we will lose in the 1st round). I don't know how we did it, but we did...LOL... I lined-up with: QB-Mark “I’m only a rookie” Sanchez, RB-LDT, and Cedric Benson, WR-T. J. Houshmandzadeh, Mike Wallace, and Larry Fitzgerald, TE-Tony Gonzalez, K-Dan Carpenter, DST-San Diego Chargers. LaDainian Tomlinson was my Player of the Week with 14 points. Wish us luck as the Gonzalez menos un Gonzalez tied Kiss the Baby 79-79 on their way to their first playoff game.

Well, that’s all I’ve got guys. This week is the final week of the fantasy football season for three of my teams. Playoffs begin next week. Good Luck to you guys during week 14. Until next week, kids… I’d like to leave you with this from Coach Herman Edward, "I know one thing - after the cloud leaves, there's a rainbow. When that comes, I don't know." Have a good fantasy week, y’all…

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Somedays...I Would Like to Shoot my TV...and other Random Thoughts

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." Martin Luther King Jr

I'm taking a minute away from my normal diatribe about my life as a fantasy football owner to talk about a subject that has dominated the airwaves for the last two weeks-The Tiger Woods Saga. It all started innocuously enough. Most of us had that momentary heart skip a beat when we heard that Tiger Woods was in serious condition after a car accident. "Oh, no," most of us thought, "I hope Tiger is okay." After a summer of people the world has come to know and love leaving us, it was a rational idea. That is until we heard that the accident had happened in the wee hours of the morning (like grandma said, nothing good ever happens after midnight). Then, we hear about unusual scratches, alleged arguments, broken out back windows, golf clubs, and of course, we became interested. Why? Because we are a country that thrives on "reality" shows, we grew up with The Maury Povich Show (Joe, you are not the father), cut our teeth on Jerry Springer (Jerry, Jerry, Jerry), read tabloids as we check our groceries (Branelina adopts #3), because we like to know that there is somebody's life out there who is more interesting and jacked-up than mine.

We are the reasons these trainwreck shows, The Girls Next Door, Flavor of Love, Rock of Love, The Hills, The Real World, Cheaters, Frankie and Neffe, Tiny and Toya, Bravos Housewives, Keeping up with the Kardashians, etc. are all still on the air. (Most of these people, to quote Ulysses Everett McGill, "are just dumber than a bag of hammers!") I'll be honest with you. I don't really watch these shows. What I know about them comes from Joel McHale making fun of them on The Soup or Chelsea Handler on Chelsea Lately. Just watching the commercials makes me want to take a shower, and they have the same affect on my intellect as driving my head through a wall. America, however, wanted more. It wasn't just the tabloids anymore. It was ESPN (who shouldn't be casting any stones), CNN, Dateline, 20/20, Today...Blah-Blah-Blah.

Over the course of the last two weeks, everyone everywhere has been giving there opinions on the whole Tiger drama. So, since this is my blog. I'm going to share mine. There were just some statements that, to speak the venacular, hit me in the wrong way. I would like to take the moment to address a few of these comments.

#1-"Why are we surprised? He's just a man. He's a handsome, rich, athlete, why wouldn't he?" Guys, you should be insulted by this comment, because it is a cop out. It is an excuse. That's like saying to a fat kid that its okay for him to eat a dozen Krispy Cremes, cause he's a fat kid. Okay, well it's an apples to oranges comparison, but you get my point. So, let me get this straight. As long as he did not "physically" hurt his wife, kept her in a nice house, and kept her wearing the best clothes while driving their kids in the best car, it's alright for him to have as many affairs as he wants to? If he wasn't rich and athletic, would we feel the same way? What if he were your child's high school science teacher, would you still feel the same? I doubt it. He could have physically hurt her, as well as, his children with STD's. She's blessed, as far as we know, not to have that issue. Golf is one of the few sports that rely on the golfers to tell the truth about their actions on the course. They have score cards that they themselves fill out, and they are suppose to be honest and truthful. As a husband or a wife (ladies, I'm not excluding you either), you make the same commitment. You are suppose to love, honor and cherish your partner. If you are not ready to fulfill those obligations, you should not get married. Being a player hasn't hurt Derek Jeter's image, why not? Because HE IS SINGLE! He hasn't committed himself to one woman. He can date as many girls as he wants because he is not MARRIED. If you want a buffet of ladies, don't get married. If he had honored his marriage vows the way he honored his PGA card, Nike, or GM deals, none of this would have happened to him.

#2-"Why does he only date white women? Why weren't any of the girls Black?" Wh-wh-what? First of all, black people let it go. Tiger is mostly Asian. I don't see Asian people offended, by the fact that he didn't "hook up" with Asian girls either. Some people just have a preference. I prefer black clothes. So what... Get over it. This guy knows who he is. He celebrates his "individuality," so much so that he gave it his own name. Big deal. Did you miss the fact that he cheated on his wife, with an unknown number of women (We don't know the exact number. We just know that he says he had transgressions. As an English major, by adding the "s" and making it plural, we assume that he had more than one.). He admitted his infidelity, and you concern yourself with what shade the women are? Shaq allegedly cheated with black women does that make it better for you? It doesn't for me. I'm pretty sure his wife isn't considering the shade of skin tone either.

#3-"Tiger Woods was set up by "The Man" who doesn't want to see a "brother" succeed." Really..."The Man"...Really? What is this 1970? While Tiger's libido may resemble one of the swingers of the 70's, are we really going to go there? When did this turn into I'm Gonna Git You Sucka? "The Man" made Tiger swing his driver and polish his balls. C'mon, really? Blaming "The Man" is like blaming "The Devil" for your transgressions. Neither can make you do anything that you yourself aren't willing to do anyway. I don't care if "the man" had naked women swinging from Tiger's chandelier; Tiger made the choice to partake in the naughty buffet, and like a fat man on a diet at Golden Corral, he was "weak" and succumbed. Period, end of discussion. Tiger can blame no one but Tiger.

#4-"He's a busta for letting people chase him off the course. I ain't letting no body keep me from my job for this." Uhm, folks, Tiger literally never has to work another day in his life, unless he wants to, and unless he goes all Nicholas Cage or Mike Tyson with his money, he will be okay. That said. In my profession, I can tell you that there is a about a 95% chance that I would not be able to keep my job, and I don't make millions or hundreds of thousands of dollars. Tiger makes more swigging G2 than I will in my entire life time. If he had concentrated on his relationship like he does making the final cut, this wouldn't have happened. If he had spent as many hours working on his relationship as he did getting ready for the Masters, this wouldn't have happened. Just like the petulant young man on the golf course who gets fans thrown out for taking a picture of his swing, Tiger is use to having things his way. Things have now spiralled out of his control, and he feels like he needs to gain control of it. How pray tell can he do that on the golf course? Best revenge is success? Who has already had the most success on the course? So, he hasn't captured Jack Nichlaus' majors. The man is 33 years old. He could win one major a year and still have that record by 40. He needs to step back and look at what he has done to his family and his reputation. We don't know that he is running, and so what if he is, it is now his business. Let it go.

Whew, stepping down from my soapbox. I expect that a lot of people will not agree with me. That's okay. This is simply what it is my opinion. I stopped looking up athletes and movie stars as role models as a kid... Why? I stopped being naive a long time ago. Because, nobody is perfect. I learned that when I saw Jerry Rice drop F-bombs during a heated post-game interview, Magic Johnson admit his HIV status, Larry Bird and Dr. J's outside kids, Derrick Thomas' list of children after his death, and Shawne Merriman busted for steriods. I watch these players for the talent they display on the field. I enjoy them for the entertainment, joy and memories their athletics have brought me, and I leave it at that. We don't really know these people, but at the end of the day, that's what they are extrodinarily talented "people" who make mistakes just like you and me. I'm not going to stop watching because of their indiscretions, neither are you. Just like every Easter, Thankgiving, and Christmas, I watch a little girl (a girl who eventually left this world dead of an overdose on a bathroom floor) following the yellow brick road just trying to find her way home.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

It’s a Believable Story…Y’all saw Hancock, Right?

Welcome back, everybody! Week Twelve of the fantasy football season has come and gone, and it left my team with about as much love as a Thanksgiving turkey after dinner. So, what’s been happening? We digress for a moment to talk about an athlete not an NFL player getting in trouble. What’s up with Tiger Woods y’all? Who knew he was a playa? I’m sorry, player. Wow, Eldrick… Big ups on the story about the back windows of the vehicles, it is really believable. No, really, we believe you. *wink* Now, I don’t condone Tiger’s actions, but seriously was anyone really shocked? Okay, we were shocked temporarily, because he billed himself as “Mr. Perfect.” After words, it was more, eh… Back to football. The New Orleans Saints laid a smackdown on The Hoodie and the New England Patriots. Tom Brady looked as if he were ready to cry, and The Hoodie looked perplexed…He still looked perplexed two days later. Drew Brees and Darren Sharper and all those people who catch the ball from Drew Brees are showing that the Saints are leaving their “Ain’ts” history behind. Peyton Manning pulled out another victory against the Houston Texans who appear to be writing a book on how to lose the Indianapolis Colts. This makes five comeback victories in a row for Peyton. The Minnesota Vikings had two players cited for speeding off the field this week, Bernard Berrian and Adrian Peterson, clearly they thought they were still on the field as they and Lord Favre walked all over the Chicago Bears last week. Hines Ward questioned Big Ben’s head after the Steelers dropped their third game in a row as the Ravens defeated the Steelers with young Dennis Dixon at the helm. Tennessee made it five wins in a row with Vince Young returning to the pocket. The San Diego Chargers introduced their 50th anniversary team and then proceeded to introduce my Kansas City Chiefs to a world of hurt with a 43-14 victory. Larry Johnson then add insult to injury by running for 107 yards in Cedric Benson’s absence in Cincinnati’s victory against Cleveland. The Bengals have swept the NFC North. Now, who saw that coming? The Sanchize injured himself Thursday night against the Bills, and Rex Ryan called him a knuckle head. Tony Gonzalez and the Falcons pulled out a victory after losing Matt Ryan and Michael Turner. Washington, St. Louis, Carolina, and Jacksonville lost…Nothing to see there.

Now, for my weekly Shawne Merriman statement. Rest up, big man. You don’t really have to play against Cleveland. They will find a way to lose. I need you well rested for December 20th and Christmas Day. Why you ask? I need to see the match against Cincinnati and OchoCinco. Christmas Day, it will be payback against the Titans who injured your knee. (That’s right Mawae, I haven’t forgotten). Now, San Diego fans, get off his back. I had a similar injury in my arm. Spent a week in a sling, and a month in physical therapy. He tried to play last week; he couldn’t. Yes, Eli played with the same injury, and they lost to Denver. I hope he leaves (Kansas City or San Francisco?). Ingrates. Be careful what you complain about, just ask the Chiefs how they would love to have Jared Allen, Scott Fujita, and Tony Gonzalez back. I’d rather have a 50% Merriman than what we have half the time. I saw that game last week. Wasn’t pretty. Sigh…I guess I’ll talk about what happened to my fantasy team last week…

This past week my fantasy teams went 1-3. Whatever…

The Merry Mad Men (7-5) v. the Last Cowboy

My Merry Mad Men took on The Last Cowboy of the Hell Raisers League. I played the following team: QB-Matt Hasselbeck, RBs-LaDainian Tomlinson and Ricky Williams, WR-Donald Driver, Mike Wallace, Reggie Wayne, TE-Tony Gonzalez, K-Nate Keading, DST-San Diego Chargers.

My MadMen fell off considerably last week without Kurt Warner steering the helm. Kurt was hurt (hey that rhymed), so I started Matt Hasselbeck, whose 5 points weren’t much better than the inactive Warner. LDT and Ricky Williams both turn in okay performances. TG had 8 points even without his starting QB. My receivers are killing me with these single digit performances. My Player of the Week is the Chargers D/ST who ran up 23 points against my Kansas City Chiefs. *Sigh* It didn’t help as the Last Cowboy lassoed the MadMen 121-104.

Hecate’s HellHounds (5-7) v. Tim Grim Reapers 2

Well the HellHounds will definitely be cleaning out their lockers this week. The Playoffs are history for this team. This victory was too little, too late. Playoff hopes are gone with the wind. My starting lineup: QB-Drew Brees, RBs-Ryan Grant and Ricky Williams, WRs-Nate Burleson, Mike Wallace, Donald Driver, TE-Tony Gonzalez, K-Olindo Mare, DST-San Diego Chargers. This game showed all the hope that I had for this team when the season began. There was all kinds of points springing up for this team. Even the bench had 66 points. My Player of the Week was, of course, Drew Brees with 44 points. The HellHounds are going down swinging taking out Tim Grim Reapers 2, 133-57.

The Crazy 88’s (6-6) v. Jawbreaker

Turn out the lights; the party’s over for the 88’s who are tied for last place in our division. SMH… I started QB-Donovan McNabb, RBs-Mewelde Moore and LDT, WRs-Donald Driver, Reggie Wayne, Mike Wallace, TE-Tony Gonzalez, K-Dan Carpenter, DST-San Diego Chargers. Blah-blah-blah, They lost. The San Diego Chargers D/ST was my player of the week with 23 points. The Crazy 88’s fall (again) to Jawbreaker 106-89.

Gonzalez menos un Gonzalez (5-7) v. Big Fat Ugly Dudes

Team Gonzalez menos un Gonzalez was on the ropes. Now, we have gone down like Oscar de la Hoya against Manny Paquiao. I lined-up with: QB-Mark “But, I’m a rookie” Sanchez, RB-LDT, and Mike Bell, WR-T. J. Houshmandzadeh, Mike Wallace, and Larry Fitzgerald, TE-Tony Gonzalez, K-Dan Carpenter, DST-San Diego Chargers. The Chargers D/ST was my player of the week with 18 points. The Big Fat Ugly Dudes sat on the GMG and destroyed my playoff hopes with a final score of 81-56.

A brief moment...

I would like to take this moment to congratulate one of my all-time favorite players, Derrick Thomas. Derrick Thomas was the reason I became a Kansas City Chiefs fan. I loved watching him fly around the field and taking down quarterbacks. His 7 sacks in a game is record that stands to this day, and one many think will never be broken. When Derrick Thomas died, Chiefs fans lost more than a player. I actually stopped watching for two years after his death. It just wasn't the same. Thomas spent his entire career in a Kansas City Chiefs uniform. This past August, DT was finally inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. Today, December 6, 2009, the Kansas City Chiefs will retire his number 58. It feels good to know that no one will ever wear his number 58 as a Chief again. There will never be another that could fill those cleats. Thank you, #58. RIP Derrick Thomas (1967-2000)...

Well, that’s all I’ve got guys. This week is the final week of the fantasy football season. Playoffs begin next week. Good Luck to you guys during week 13. Until next week, kids… I’d like to leave you with this from Herman Edward, “I wish we could have made more of a game of it, but it wasn't. They took us behind the woodshed and whupped us.” Have a good fantasy week, y’all…