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It’s An Off Day, So I Can Forget About The Red Sox for A While.

Did you ever think I’d write that? Me either, but here we are, with three weeks left in the 2010 baseball season, and I need a break. I can’t stop watching all nine innings every night, but it’s more like rubbernecking at a car accident than really watching with any hope. I’m curious about the kids, and trying to figure out what should happen with Ortiz and all of the old guys, but the passion just isn’t there. Basically watching the Sox crumble with injuries to the hitters and inconsistencies among the pitching staff (how ya liking Colorado, Manny?) has made me hate myself.

In an attempt to make myself forget about the pain in the ass that is the slow death of the Red Sox, I have turned to another source of daily entertainment, the NFL. The problem that I have always had with the NFL is that there isn’t enough daily action. So, in the midst of the too-little-too-late beatdown that the Sox were throwing at the Rays last night, SMC and I participated in my first ever fantasy football draft. I’ll say this, it was boring. With a 16 team league and all of the tools that the Mothership (we decided to do it through ESPN) there wasn’t much excitement to it. Either take the best guy available or the best of whatever you need, but the research, analysis, and most of the decision making was already done for me.

As it turns out, the later rounds get kinda thin (though it did allow me to pick up both the Law Firm, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, and LeGarret Blount, who I can depend on to get some points for punching people) but over all my asst. GM (MVPork) and I are pretty happy with the way things turned out. Maybe this will keep my mind off the fact that it is still about five months until baseball gets exciting again (the Hot Stove is too intermittent).

Today is an off day, so enjoy tonight (good yontif to those members of the tribe out there) and I’m taking the Saints (-5) over the Vikings to start the season tonight.

Go Sox.

Done.

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NFL Week 12 Picks: OMG

This dude ate a whole bunch of turkey.

Not an expert showing this Thursday, but what the hell, we’re only experts when we’re winning. I hope everyone’s tryptophan comas are wearing off in time for today’s American football games. It should be a good week with some close games.

Cedric Benson, Michael Turner and Adrian Peterson should all be on the field today, despite being listed as questionable. And we’re hoping that Turner takes the load from Snelling (heyo) because I have a huge rivalry fantasy matchup with Big Broski who picked up Snelling in a free agent deal when Turner went down. So we need Turner to suck up as many carries as possible. Why should you care about all this, you may ask… no reason.

And OMG OMG OMG… I can’t wait for Monday night.

TTYL.

Thursday: SMC: 1-2 Done: 0-3 MVPork: 0-3

Favorite Spread Dog Done SMC MVPork
IND -3.5 At HOU IND IND IND
At CIN -13.5 CLE CIN CIN CIN
At MIN -10.5 CHI MIN MIN MIN
At PHI -9.5 WASH WASH WASH PHI
MIA -3 At BUF MIA MIA MIA
At TEN -2 AZ TEN TEN AZ
SEA -4 At STL SEA SEA SEA
At ATL -12 TB TB ATL ATL
At NYJ -3.5 CAR NYJ CAR CAR
At SF -3 JACK JACK SF SF
At SD -13.5 KC SD SD KC
At BAL -7.5 PIT BAL BAL BAL
At NO -1.5 NE NO NE NO
Last Wk: 9-7 8-8 9-7
Overall: 61-71-2 61-71-2 9-10

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Artificial Turf: This Whole Seymour Thing

Not gonna be doing a lot of celebrating in Oakland.

Not gonna be doing a lot of celebrating in Oakland.

SO. Our last remaining essence of Presence and Identity has been cut away from the Patriots defense. It’s no longer Bruschi, Seymour, Harrison and Samuels… and that’s ok because it was time to let go.

Vince Wilfork, Ty Warren, Jerod Mayo and Brandon Marriweather; these are the core guys now, punctuated by an all-so-Patriots departure of Richard Seymor. Shipped on a moments notice… to freakin Oakland, for a first round pick the draft after next. Not exactly the optimal deal for us, and for the Raiders, it actually looks like a pretty good deal, giving them 2 full seasons to go from giving up the 5th pick to giving up the 20th pick (except for the fact the Raiders won’t be good no matter what). We basically traded Seymor for cap space and the ability to trade up in next year’s draft. I’ll be shocked if we actually use that 2011 1st round Raiders pick.

Not to mention, as was pointed out to me this morning, the patriots have about a zillion picks over the next 2 years. So seemingly… just like that, we have potentially the best offense in football, and we’re banking on a rebuilding year on defense. Which I guess I wish I knew before drafting the Patriots defense in my fantasy league. (I also drafted the Bucs D.)

My super bowl predictions still stand, and the Patriots will be unstopable… but when I woke up this morning thinking about next Monday night’s 2009 unveiling of Tom and the O’s (his middle school alternative rock band)… (I made that up)… I became moderately concerned that we won’t be able to get them on the field enough.

Just one more thing… Seymour is yet to report in Oakland.

If there’s one thing I am excited for this season, it’s my continued dominance on the fantasy football field. I’m virtually a winner. Here’s the 2009 StartMattCassel roster:

Bum.

Bum.

QBs: Matt Ryan, Matt Cassel, Michael Vick

WRs: Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Joey Galloway

RB: Michael Turner, DeAngello Williams, Darren McFadden, Fred Taylor

TE: Antonio Gates

Ds: Bucs, Patriots

K: Stephen Gostowski

Happy Final Week of Waiting.

StartMattCassel

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