Sirius show tonight, Moreno interview, more

Just a few items to cover here for those who care. I’ve been swimming big time trying to get a bunch of developmental stuff down before all hell breaks truly loose, and I’m close. Here’s a few items.

One, the Sirius Fantasy Football Show returns tonight at 8pm ET. Our first guest is Panther RB DeAngelo Williams, which should be a good one. I hope to have the audio up on the site Saturday.

Speaking of audio, our Adam Caplan caught up with Bronco RB Knowshon Moreno last week, and we slapped that brief interview on the site. I was going to go, but too busy. Adam was at a Reebok commercial shoot with Moreno in Philly. Seems like a really nice kid, and Adam said he was terrific.

If you missed the debut of the call-in radio show, it’s now up on the site and lisentable. It went okay for a first show, and I only expect it to get better. That’s every Thursday night now from 7-8. You can download the show and/or itunes it at blogtalkradio.com/fantasyguru.

You may have noticed we updated the site a little today (yet another thing I’ve been working on), and I like the look. Notice the [...]

New call-in show debuts tonight

And I have no idea how it’s going to go. We may get 200 calls, or 2, so just in case if anyone wants to pose some questions here for on the air, fire away and if we don’t have calls, we’ll address them.

You can call in using (347) 857-2848 from 7-8pm ET.

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Breaking Down the Favre Fallout

You may recall a post I did way back in February in which I was somewhat critical of the Vikings for settling on Sage Rosenfels as their QB answer this year. Granted, I didn’t blame them too much, since the pickings were slim, but that doesn’t mean Sage wasn’t an average choice. At the time, I thought they should look at Derek Anderson, who I believe is a better player than Rosenfels. They also might have had a chance at Jay Cutler, and Matt Cassel was also available, so I do think they had some options.

And my basic point then was proven credible by the team’s inclination to sign Brett Favre. Actually, “inclination” may be a mild term. You may even say “obsession.” In the end, the Vikes apparently damn near begged Favre, and they even reportedly gave his number out to some of their star players, hoping they could talk the veteran out of retirement.

I’m a little disappointed Favre’s not coming back, not exactly because I’m a Viking fan (I’m used to being disappointed), but because it was going to create high drama in the NFC North, and more intrigue than usual in the NFL. [...]

Expert Draft from 7/27

I was asked in a chat yesterday what the worst draft position was this year, and now I think it’s pretty clear it’s in the 4-6 range, especially in a PPR league. That’s because I drafted from the #5 hole in another expert draft last night.

This one’s for a fantasy TV show called “Fantasy Huddle” that airs on various Time Warner Cable stations throughout the country, so check your local listings in August and during the season. They do a draft show in late August and invite everyone on the show by phone to go over the draft. I won this league in its first season, back in 2007, but I think I just missed the playoffs last year due to a plethora of injuries.

Anyways, this is a pretty tough league. People like to rake on the “expert” drafts, but from what I can tell a lot of the Jabronis who are critical of these drafts on Internet message boards like the ones at NFL.com and Yahoo are truly the clueless ones. For the most part, these leagues should be considered to be up to par with a typical competitive league with very knowledgeable owners, at the very least. This [...]

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