Apr 26, 2007
I may not be able to post tomorrow because I’m headed to New York City to interview this year’s FantasyGuru.com Magazine Cover Boy. I’m not going to disclose who he is here – especially since I haven’t actually conducted the interview – but if all goes as planned, I’ll be sitting down with one of the biggest stars in the sports world tomorrow. The player is in town, of course, for the NFL Draft, as many big-time players are.
If the interview goes as planned, it should be one of our best ones because there are a lot of interesting questions to ask this player. I never rest easy until the interview is completed because dealing with these major star athletes can be tricky.
Actually, with my wireless broadband Internet, I may log on from this player’s hotel, right after the interview, to at least let readers know I’ve secured the sit-down with my guy, my #1 pick for the mag this year.
Feel free to comment below and give me your best guess as to who this person is.
Here are some other random thoughts on my mind today:
Make sure you get in the habit of checking out our new Keeper & Dynasty League Blog. I’ve been trying to find a place for frequent and long-time contributor Floyd the Barber to offer up his extremely astute thoughts on keeper and dynasty league prospects, strategies, etc. and this is the perfect forum. I’ll be reading every word of it, and if I disagree I’ll comment. I highly doubt I will, however, since Floyd knows what he’s talking about.
I’m getting sick and tired of hearing how QB Brady Quinn will be a bust. He will almost certainly not be a bust. He might be just an average starter, but there’s something to be said for that given all the bust #1 picks at the QB position. However, all bets are off if the Vikings draft him. If Brad Childress and Rick Spielman are enamored with Quinn, that probably means he’ll be a disappointment.
I’m also sick of people talking about how disappointing the Sopranos have been for the last few years. Of course it’s not as good as the first 2-3 years of the series, but it’s still the best show on TV. It’s tough to wrap up such a great series in only 7-8 episodes, but I’m a big fan of this year’s first three shows. Man I thought for sure Paulie was going to get clipped last week. He has it coming. I feel a little bad for James Gandolfini; I don’t think he’ll ever shake the character of Tony Soprano. He’s been so damn good. I don’t know about you, but he’s also cracked me up for years.
I’m really hoping the Chargers can acquire a top wideout in this weekend’s draft. I look at the list of possible breakout QBs and value picks, and Philip Rivers stands out to me. I think it’s safe to say LT won’t score 31 TDs in 2007, so the production has to go somewhere. Rivers struggled later in the season, but those struggles had nothing to do with his talent and probably everything to do with his inexperience – and I love Vincent Jackson.
I had a clear sign last night that I’m getting old. I was at the gym, watching TV, and transfixed by a very attractive girl staring in a commercial for something. The problem, I soon discovered, was that the girl was Cheryl Ladd, who starred on a TV show 30 years ago – and the commercial was for a product having to do with menopause. Oh I still like looking at the young ones – but it’s over for me.
I can’t take the show Lost anymore. I’ve been ripping it since Season One, and I rarely watch it closely, but the rest of my family is enthralled by this train wreck, so I’m forced to see a little of it. The title fits, at least, since the writers and the viewers are very Lost. Unless they pull off one of the best writing jobs in the history of television, this show could go down as the most frustrating to watch of all time. At least it’s shot very well, but the storylines are all over the map, and there’s no direction to it. Watching this show is exactly like that huge book you started to read – and eventually hate – that you have to finish just because you have so much time invested in it.
Enjoy the draft this weekend. It’s right up there with the Super Bowl and the conference title games in terms of interest, as far as I’m concerned.