Me on the Radio

I’m getting a lot of e-mails about the Sirius Fantasy Football show with me and Mr. Adam Caplan, so let me announce here that, after much deliberation, our crack team of negotiators has come to terms with Sirius/XM and we shall, in fact, return for a 6th year hosting the show on Sirius/XM NFL Radio starting this Friday evening from 8-11pm ET. We will continue to hold that time slot until the end of the 2009 season. I’m working on getting a guest for our first show that will blow people away -  if he agrees (which is far from a lock). We’ll have plenty of other guests, of course, and my boy Maurice Jones-Drew is a lock to come on later in the summer, after he’s experienced the bulk of training camp as ‘the guy.’ I will ask MJD, straight up, if he wanted to draft his backup as protection for himself who would he take, so I think we’ll get an answer there directly from the horse’s mouth (and I think he’s going to say Rashad Jennings).

In addition, and this is even more programming for anyone who wants it, I will be hosting my own live Internet call-in [...]

More mis-pricings (WRs and TEs)

Here’s that follow-up to yesterday’s post with some mis-priced or potentially mis-priced receivers.

Marques Colston – Check his player profile for some reasons to be optimistic on his value in drafts and potential this year.

Braylon Edwards – Again, I think he’s worth the “risk.” You want elite players, game-changers, and Edwards is. If you want to take someone like the slow-ass and far-from-special Jericho Cotchery a couple of rounds later, good luck with that.

Vincent Jackson – He finally added consistency to his repertoire in 2008, and there’s reason to believe he’ll keep that up given his youth, talent, and the play of the QB, with whom he clicks with well.

Anthony Gonzalez – He’s probably not a value but instead he’s a guy who’s draft spot could easily be 1-2 rounds higher in 2010. In this case, you’re targeting a guy who’ll possibly go as low in 2009 as he will for several years to come.

T.J. Houshmandzadeh – Kind of flying under the radar, but should be solid if the QB is healthy.

Eddie Royal – Don’t be surprised if he leads the team in catches this year. I’m hoping Brandon Marshall plays and if he does I think he’ll take the attention [...]

More on mis-priced players

Not sure if you checked it out, but there’s a really good new article posted on the site this week by a subscriber named Jeff Brazil. Jeff’s a professional writer who’s actually won a Pulitzer Prize, but he’s also a fantasy nut. I get contacted all the time from readers interested in writing for the site, but my standards are pretty high, so we rarely use outside people. Most people simply can’t write well enough, and that’s a problem. I don’t expect Hemingway, and I don’t consider myself a great writer for the record, but unless you’re doing something highly specialized or unique, you’ve gotta have some writing talent. The other issue is people simply don’t have anything insightful to say. I usually tell people interested in writing to come back to me with something unique, and they never do.

Jeff, however, did, and his writing is superior, so he’s on board. I’ve got him working now on a similar article about drafting in IDP leagues.

But back to the mis-pricing article. There’s not much in it that we haven’t covered for years and that I haven’t been preaching, but the presentation is a big different, so I think it’s a valuable [...]

Yet another Jay Cutler post

My vacation’s over, but while my wife is home (she flew), we’re still in the car, in North Carolina specifically (scratch that, just passed into VA). I’m doing some work while my 16-year old son drives for a couple of hours. This Verizon Wireless Broadband card kicks major ass.

Anyways, I was reading Matt Camp’s blog post about his NFL.com draft from last week and saw a few replies hating on Jay Cutler, so I felt like whipping up a post of my own. And I know I write about Cutler too much.

First of all, Cutler’s not overrated. Forget about his career W-L record. When his Bronco defense gave up 22 or fewer points, which isn’t too much to ask most of the time, Cutler’s record is 12-1.

So there goes that argument.

Sure, he’s a surly SOB and may not be likeable, and he may not have the two rings Ben Roethlisberger has. Maybe he doesn’t have that intangible quality that Big Ben seems to possess, that Brett Favre’s always had in terms of finding a way to win. But his best football is still in front of him and it’s totally unfair to say he doesn’t (have that intangible quality) right [...]

Promoting a web site today

Still on vacation, it’s going well. There’s been a threat of serious weather all week, but it’s overall been sunny. It’s hot as hell, but that’s fine when you’re right on the beach (but not so much when trying to take in the great homes in Charleston). The ocean is like 85 degrees and today we’ll be doing some ocean kayaking, which is one of my favorite things to do at the ocean.

I’m checking in today for a (rare) non-football item, and this time it’s about promoting a web site – my middle son Nicholas’ web site. He’s a chip off the old block, I suppose, and he’s be working on a site for the last few weeks with a bunch of different stuff. Today’s his birthday, so since he’s been looking to get eyeballs on his stuff, I’m promoting it a variety of places as something of a present.

Nicholas was born in ’97, so he’s 12 today. He’s an honor roll student whose lifetime grade point average is probably about 97. This past year (6th grade) he played 4 organized sports: Soccer, Cross Country, Basketball, and Baseball. He’s in both of his school bands and actually won a big [...]

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