Thank God for the Shins

Subscribers to the site have seen our Super Bowl rankings and projections and today we’ll also post our Game Center info on the game. I’m pretty burned out from the Super Bowl coverage already, so this is a good time to cover a non-football topic on my mind.

I’ve always been more of a commercial guy when it comes to music and I get most of my exposure to new music from either Sirius Channel 21 (alternative nation), Fuse TV, or a tiny bit of VH1. Luckily for me all of my favorite newer bands have released albums the last 2-3 years: The following bands in the following order: Green Day, Weezer, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, The Strokes, and finally The Killers this past October. I saw 12 concerts featuring these six bands over the last 24 months or so. I have a tendency to burn myself out of new music from overplaying, and I was just about done with these six records for at least a half a year.

So I was at a major dead-end music-wise, and I was starting to listen to my old Floyd stuff. Dark Side of the Moon, in my opinion, is still the greatest rock music [...]

Browns need to take a QB

Not exactly a sexy topic here in Super Bowl week and only my second of this blog, but what the hell..

There’s a report out there that the Lions will NOT take a QB with the #2 pick of the draft, and that Mike Martz pretty much disclosed that fact this week, which could hurt thier leverage if they’re looking to move down in the draft. If that’s the case, then barring a trade down by Detroit, the Browns will have a chance to draft Brady Quinn (if Jemarcus Russell is not picked by Oakland it’s 100% the Browns draft him).  

I could care less about how Quinn finished his career at Notre Dame on a down note. Peyton Manning didn’t exactly come through in the clutch in college, either, and he’s one of the best of all time and will soon be a Super Bowl champion. The fact is, Quinn projects extremely well as an NFL QB and should have a very good career – maybe even a great one.

Yes, the Browns need help elsewhere, but if you have a great need at QB, which they do, and a potentially great one is available, you have to pull the trigger. I wasn’t saying this a [...]

Welcome to the FantasyGuru Blog!

Here it is folks, FantasyGuru.com’s entry into the blogosphere.

Almost ten years ago, when I wrote a column for a magazine in another industry, I wrote about these things called “blogs” and how they could be the next big thing on the Internet – so it’s not like I’m not familiar. In a way, I’ve had a blog for a while in the whole site, and especially in my Hansen on Strategy in-season column.

I didn’t go ahead with a full blog before because I think they are a bit egotistical. I don’t really expect people to be terribly interested in my opinions – even though they’re usually correct.

However, I’ve received a lot of positive feedback on the strategy column over the last few years, and this year in particular received a lot of requests to do a blog. And not for just football. I got a letter from a 60-year old women asking for more “Off Football” stuff because it was her way to keep up with pop culture and the like, if you can believe that.

So I’m going to give this a shot. I’m planning on making this blog my forum for things like music and movies, but I understand [...]

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