Last night, I sat through four long ass hours at my fantasy football league draft. The NYC area was hit hard with the last bits of Hurricane Frances and a shitload of rain was dumped on the city and surrounding areas. Half our league lives on Long Island and the draft was scheduled to be in NYC at 7pm. The LI guys never made it due to horrible flooding and had to draft players via online. That function was already set up for several teams (1/3 of our league) who live in Miami and the LI boys hopped abaord. And only the city guys made the draft... live in person. My partner and principle owner, Senor, lives in Providence, RI, so I had to be at the draft since he couldn't make it. The drafting process was slow, especially with 14 teams. I had the second pick. It was easy. Here's my team:
Uncle Jodd's BandI made a risky move picking up Kevin Jones on Detroit. I like what I've seen this preseason. I felt much better this morning when Boy Genius gave me a thumbs up on the starting RB on his homestate team. These 14 team leagues are insane!! $360 per team with $2200 to the winner... it's a crap shoot. But I like Priest Holmes, one of my favorite players to watch in the NFL! In true tradition, I drafted one NY Jet... Anthony Becht in the 15th round!! I had the chance to pick Pennington, but opted for Bulger instead. I would go nuts if I had to watch my fantasy QB every weekend!
RB: Priest Holmes, Kevin Jones (r), Charlie Garner, Chris Perry (r)
QB: Marc Bulger & Jyle Boller
WR: Joe Horn, Eddie Kennison, Donald Driver, Travis Taylor
TE: LJ Smith, Anthony Becht
K: Adam Vinetari, Bill Cundiff
D: Carolina & Indy
I'm excited. When I told my brother who I drafted he seemed much more optimistic about our team's chances this season. We got the second best back in the NFL in Priest Holmes. Charlie Garner was our #1 back last season... and this year he's third string! Our WRs are more deadly than last year and I could start any of the three main guys (Horn, Kennison, Driver). I like our special teams... Carlina's D and Adam Vinetari... as much as I hate the NE Pats... he's a solid kicker and you get extra points for long fiedl goals. Last year my QBs were: Vinny Testaverde, Jake Plummer, and Donavon McNabb. At one point, Jake the Snake was hurt, McNabb was playing awful, and we started Vinny! Our team is riding on the shoulders of Marc Bulger. Let's hope he has another kick ass year.