This year has been interesting in dealing with customers, and even talking to random fantasy players. For some reason, there seems to be a higher level of sophistication with fantasy players these days. What I mean by that is I think people really get it now. It’s football. The ball is shaped oddly. Stuff happens. The unpredictable happens. Believe it or not, there are 11 guys on the other side getting paid millions to stop your guys.
People seem to understand this now. So unless we really screw something up this year, I’m really going to have to laugh when I see the after-the-fact complainers this year because these type of people are seriously in the minority these days. And they can go away forever as far as I’m concerned because my target audience is officially the rational people who have a grip on reality, and the good news is they appear to be in the majority in 2007.
I want to win as much as the next guy, and I hate to lose more than most. But it’s football. Just as my taste in music and movies is getting more sophisticated lately, I’m feeling a little bit more in control with fantasy this year. I’m [...]
You know, I was pissed when I saw all the reports about Selvin Young being the #2 RB in Denver because my guy there told me just last Thursday he thought it was Cecil Sapp. Got a couple of e-mails, blah, blah blah. Guess who is officially the #2 RB on their official depth chart announced this week? Cecil-freaking-Sapp is.
Now, I will say this DC means very little. They have Brandon Stokley as the #2 opposite Javon Walker, but Brandon Marshall is going to be the 2nd receiver. As for Young, he’s officially #5 on the depth chart!
Just be prepared for this: the backup RB situation is a nightmare. One thing that gives Sapp an advantage is he’s played FB, and he can catch the ball. I think he will play no matter what if Travis Henry goes down.
But talk to me tomorrow; I might have a different spin.
We updated a lot of stuff on the site early this week for those still drafting. As of right now, the preseason is officially over for me. Whew. Wow, that was a lot of work keeping up with everything. We didn’t get a single complaint about our rankings, projections, news, etc. not being up-to-date, so I think we got the job done.
Now that it’s the regular season, it’s time to start picking on Rex Grossman. He’s five days from his 2007 debut, but why not start now? The shame of it is, after he plays against a Charger defense that has better talent than any other in the league, everyone will likely be picking on him come Monday. What I still don’t get, though, is how, if you’re only as good as your last performance, and I think you are in pro sports, how come Grossman gets crucified and Ben Roethlisberger is a God?
Grossman last year led his team to the Super Bowl in his first year as the full-time starter and threw 20 INTs
Roethlisberger led his team out of the playoffs in his third year as the starter and he threw 23 INTs.
Now, I fully conceed that Grossman has to get under control and play better. There [...]