After a long absence, I have once again joined the ranks of the fantasy football players. It’s a family league that had an opening, so I have very little to lose. Since I don’t really keep up with football, I was happy that Yahoo ranked the players and drafted for me. Here is my team, part of an eight team league:
The Knights Who Say Nee
QB John Kitna, Eli Manning, Chad Pennington
RB Shaun Alexander, Willie Parker, Willis McGahee, Clinton Portis, Julius Jones, DeShaun Foster
WR Larry Fitzgerald, Lee Evans, Donald Driver, Chris Chambers
TE Jeremy Shockey, Randy McMichael
K Jeff Wilkins
DEF Philadelphia, Jacksonville
So that’s the squad. It looks like I start 2 QBs, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 2 more WR/RB, a K and a DEF each week. Any armchair GM’s out there are welcome to make recommendations. I assume that I need to get another kicker eventually, if nothing else than to cover the bye week.
And, of course, the inspiration for the team name.
I’m gonna be honest and say I am still not sure how closely I will follow the NFL, but at least now I have a reason to – and really that’s more than I can say for the last month of Twins games.
Since there are no real franchise birthdays of note this weekend, I will fill this space with a baby update. He’s almost eight months old and is very close to crawling. Right now he just prefers to use his head rather than his arms, so he’ll end up with some rug burn, but he gets where he wants to go. I think that he’ll probably walk before he masters crawling, as he is already showing a preference towards standing, something he can now do if we prop him up in his play pen or against the coffee table.
This last week we started giving him some meat, in the form of baby food that has the same wonderful aroma as spam (particularly stinky when vomited, but that may be bordering on tmi).
We continue to be thankful that he is healthy, and it looks as though he will be quite tall. Would like him to use his left hand a bit more, but once he is introduced to the baseball bat that will come.