Jul 23, 2007
One of the best things about what I do for a living is that most of the time people have a vested interest in what I have to say. If you think I know what I’m talking about, and if you respect my opinion, you’ll pay attention and have interest because you could tangibly benefit from my knowledge or opinion. I could, for example, help you win $200,000, as I did for this past year’s WCOFF Champions, according to them.
I honestly don’t know how much longer I can do TV and Radio because I have a hard time picturing myself on the air talking about fantasy football at 40-something years old. I’m ok for now, since I’m 38 as I write this, but my time is running out on the air. For now, I still think it’s a viable endeavor because, again, I can help people with my advice. I’m not just some big fat talking head exposing my opinion on a topic that really doesn’t affect anyone in the grand scheme of things. With the proliferation of the Internet, blogs, etc., and of course all the cable TV and satellite radio channels these days it seems there are more people with opinions than people who are allegedly interested in hearing what those opinions are.
Sure, I may have a passing interest in the opinions of others on certain topics, but if you watch or listen to sports TV and radio, there are way too many of them being thrown out there. I think I’ve reached the point of saturation with all this and now I really don’t give a rat’s ass about most of the opinions I hear on TV or radio, about any subject quite frankly.
That’s what makes this whole Michael Vick thing so maddening. I’m just returning from vacation and probably caught 10% of it the talk this past week, but that was still way too much. Everyone has an opinion on Vick and they’re talking, debating, arguing, etc. I say, who the F cares? Especially since we’re still not 100% sure what he did and how he’ll be punished. Let due process take its course and stop discussing this ridiculous topic.
Yeah, I’m against humans treating animals inhumanely. I’m also against Cancer, for the record. Vick has created enough awareness on the animal cruelty front for two lifetimes, so let’s drop it.
For fantasy purposes, Vick is dead to me, end of story. I won’t draft any of the skank that they have at wide receiver, and it’s going to take a lot for me to take TE Alge Crumpler, although I think chuck-and-duck quarterback Joey Harrington could be a good thing for Crump Daddy. I’ll still consider the RBs if the value is very good.
Thank God the freakin’ pads go on in a few places late this week.