Fantasy Football, Week 12

My Brownies pulled out another nailbiter this week, although it shouldn’t have been necessary. They were playing the 1-9 Carolina Panthers, fer Chrissake. With Colt McCoy sidelined with an ankle injury (note to Eric Mangini: Train your QBs to play without using their ankles!), former Panther Jake Delhomme got the start. After playing great and building a nice lead in the first half, Jake the Slake tossed his first pass after halftime to a Panther. His second pass of the half was also caught by a Panther, and this one was returned for a touchdown. It was only a barely missed field goal (it hit the left upright) by Kasey with seconds left that allowed us to add a W to our record. Thank goodness they don’t separate the win column into “Good Wins” and “Sloppy Wins”.

This week’s results:

Yahoo Teams

RTVP League:  (7-5) Angus’ All Stars 68, MacD’s Rat Bastards 58
Chix & Dix League: (4-8) Stratoblasters 264.0, Thunder & Lightning 320.00
Purple Pride League: (9-3) 4th And 10 124.00,  tony’s purps 120
Beer & Brats League:  (4-8) The Others 131.58, Shafiano 83.02
Pros Joes & Schmoes League:  (6-6) The New No. 2 133.67, RxReaders 140.22

NFL.com

League 5101: (5-7) The Dharma Initiative 66.52, Gods 43.30
League 6613: (7-5) Reedy Creek Ramblers 58.08, Iggles For Life 83.52

Fox Sports Public League 6970A: (8-4) A Team Called Brian 119.8, frank’s Team 79.3

ESPN Players League: (3-8-1) Intimidating Team Name 112, Bret Favres 80

So I’m a combined 6-3  for the week, and 53-54-1 for the season in my head-to-head contests.

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Fantasy Football, Week 11

Short work week and other personal thingamabobs will keep my opening comments short this week. Go Browns!

This week’s results:

Yahoo Teams

RTVP League:  (6-5) Angus’ All Stars 98, Jade’s team 67
Chix & Dix League: (4-7) Stratoblasters 256.5, New York Emperors 171
Purple Pride League: (8-3) 4th And 10 151,50,  GoldRushNiners 118.0
Beer & Brats League:  (3-8) The Others 162.08, pony express 92.62
Pros Joes & Schmoes League:  (6-5) The New No. 2 120.18, Schmoe Buzzards 126.83

NFL.com

League 5101: (4-7) The Dharma Initiative 75.82, Pimp Daddy 77.54
League 6613: (7-4) Reedy Creek Ramblers 92.34, the whinebags 99.02

Fox Sports Public League 6970A: (7-4) A Team Called Brian 90.5, frank’s Team 105.3

ESPN Players League: (2-8-1) Intimidating Team Name 104, DWB Challenger4 124

So I’m a combined 4-5  for the week, and 47-51-1 for the season in my head-to-head contests.

Fantasy Football, Week 10

I knew it was too good to last! Three upsets in a row may have been to much to expect from my beloved Browns, but they gave it a try. Sixteens seconds from hte end of overtime it took for the Jets to beat us. I’m not sad. Disappointed, of course; you always are when your team loses. But they played tough, and I think this is the year we’ll see the beginning of a new era in Cleveland football.

Hope so, anyway!

As far as my fantasy teams went…meh-looking Monday morning, but my teams that had Michael Vick starting pulled out some amazing numbers. Bye weeks are over, so it’s time to hit the waiver wires and prepare for the stretch!

This week’s results:

Yahoo Teams

RTVP League:  (5-5) Angus’ All Stars 73, Jayusmagnus’ Legion 96
Chix & Dix League: (3-7) Stratoblasters 285.0, chicago bears 234.0
Purple Pride League: (7-3) 4th And 10 155,50,  gwizzles team 77
Beer & Brats League:  (3-7) The Others 130.16, Patriots 02 04 105 129.80
Pros Joes & Schmoes League:  (6-4) The New No. 2 122.57, RimRats 137.07

NFL.com

League 5101: (4-6) The Dharma Initiative 123.52, TUTANKHAMUN 131.08
League 6613: (7-3) Reedy Creek Ramblers 88.24, Mumbles Galaxy 52.80

Fox Sports Public League 6970A: (6-4) A Team Called Brian 171.6, James’s Team 71.5

ESPN Players League: (2-7-1) Intimidating Team Name 156, Team TAR 57

So I’m a combined 6-3  for the week, and 43-46-1 for the season in my head-to-head contests.

Fantasy Football, Week 9

How ’bout those Browns! My fantasy teams sucked this week; I started as many Patriots as I have on hand (I think I might even have had Kraft in a lineup or two), but my Brownies kicked some serious New England ass! I can take my fantasy seasons going down the tubes if my RL team keeps playing like they are.

This week’s results:

Yahoo Teams

RTVP League:  (5-4) Angus’ All Stars 64, Wild Hanlons 89
Chix & Dix League: (2-7) Stratoblasters 154.0, Pat’s Packers 167.0
Purple Pride League: (6-3) 4th And 10 128.0,  Dan’s Destroyers 87.0
Beer & Brats League:  (2-7) The Others 76.14, Reddogs #2 96.76
Pros Joes & Schmoes League:  (6-3) The New No. 2 125.68, RoughRiders 109.28

NFL.com

League 5101: (4-5) The Dharma Initiative 89.72, Kentucky Fried Chickens 83.32
League 6613: (6-3) Reedy Creek Ramblers 68.26, Uncle Rico’s Time Machine 130.02

Fox Sports Public League 6970A: (5-4) A Team Called Brian 107.4, BLUE EAGLES TEAM 57.8

ESPN Players League: (1-7-1) Intimidating Team Name 93, Yukon OK Evil Eagles 111

So I’m a combined 4-5  for the week, and 37-43-1 for the season in my head-to-head contests.

Fantasy Football, Week 8

Another one of those weeks. Last week I sat Kenny Britt due to reports that he would not be starting. He didn’t start, but did play, and scored three touchdowns. I started him in Week 7, and he was injured in the first quarter, and may be out the rest of the year.

At least my Browns had a bye week, so I didn’t have that stress to deal with. Our next two games are against the Patriots and Jets. Good luck!

This week’s results:

Yahoo Teams

RTVP League:  (5-3) Angus’ All Stars 67, Britney’s Brigade 25
Chix & Dix League: (2-6) Stratoblasters 189.5, Patriots 02 04 05 268.5
Purple Pride League: (5-3) 4th And 10 129.5,  Skins forever 87.5
Beer & Brats League:  (2-6) The Others 93.86, Patriots 02 04 05 144.60
Pros Joes & Schmoes League:  (5-3) The New No. 2 139.58, Halifax Explosion 121.87

NFL.com

League 5101: (3-5) The Dharma Initiative 63.42, minnisota killers 39.70
League 6613: (6-2) Reedy Creek Ramblers 66.62, Dragons 78.72

Fox Sports Public League 6970A: (4-4) A Team Called Brian 91.2, GIANTMEN III 97.8

ESPN Players League: (1-6-1) Intimidating Team Name 89, South Austin Slackers 95

So I’m a combined 4-5  for the week, and 33-38-1 for the season in my head-to-head contests.

NaNoWriMo 2010

It’s November again, time for the annual self-flagellation known as National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo.

For the uninitiated, NaNoWriMo (sometimes referred to as simply “NaNo”) is an annual challenge to budding writers to complete a 50,000 word novel in just 30 days. This year marks the fourth year I’ve participated. I’ve never won (“winning” is just completing the 50,000 word goal. There are no prizes except bragging rights), and last year  barely made it to 10,000.

This year I’m determined to cross the finish line; just as determined as I’ve been each year. On the first day I managed to knock out 1,668 words (average need to complete a novel in a month: 1,667). I think I have a few tricks to get to the goal. We’ll see.

For more info, visit the NaNoWriMo site.