Jan 29, 2007
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 that if anyone has an interest in what I have to say it probably has to do with fantasy football, not the new Shins album or Little Miss Sunshine (which I will be getting to here eventually and sooner rather than later).
If you plan on reading this regularly, you’re going to have to bear with me as I feel my way through this thing. I’m not sure how often I will post, but I would guess 4-5 times per week, if only to pop in with a paragraph or two. I certainly don’t want to be longwinded here. One good thing about this blog is it will give a little more immediacy to the site. For example, if Randy Moss gets traded, I’ll be on here posting some thoughts, so it may be a place for you to check out periodically.
If you’re interested, I posted today a bio that is way too long. I’m not even sure how to access it as I write this, but it shouldn’t be too hard to find.
On to football. For the second year in a row, I’m not going to go to the Super Bowl. It’s pretty hard on the wife when I go away still with our twins almost one year old, so I’m going to chill at home. Honestly, I don’t mind not going. Last time, in Jacksonville, the egos of all the media people walking around was almost smothering. Maybe I felt that way because I was pretty much a scrub walking around the media center and Radio Row, but it’s quite an interesting and somewhat nauseating environment.
On the game, we’ll have our thoughts from a fantasy perspective up later in the week, but I don’t think I’ve ever felt more confident in who will win than this year. Maybe that’s a bad sign, since 2006 was a very uneven and unpredictable year. I just can’t envision we’ll see the following headline or something like it: “Grossman out duels Manning; Bears win Super Bowl.” The Colts will win the game. They’ve fought in the tougher AFC all year with a much tougher schedule, so they are much more battle-tested. They’ll take away the deep ball to WR Bernard Berrian and the Bears will have to sustain offense the whole game rather than make a few big plays. I don’t think they will be able to well enough to out-score Manning and the Colts.
It’s there time, they deserve it, and they’re going to win the game.