Archive for the ‘Fantasy Football’ Category

Fantasy football is evil: Or, how I lost to Josh McCown

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Our politicians and pundits can bicker all they want about Ebola and immigration and all the other issues perceived to be bringing our nation to its knees. I will choose to focus on the only thing vile enough to actually get the job done: fantasy football, aka the devil's taint. As ...

I Quit

Monday, September 27th, 2010

This week, the truth finally dawned upon me: fantasy football is horseshit, and I will never play it again after this season. I should have realized this in 2005, when a girl who knew nothing about football other than she liked Tiki Barber won our league title. And I'm not saying ...

A Fireside Fantasy Football Chat From TheBaker

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

I used to be a fantasy football god. I won, or at least contended for titles year in, year out. But the 2009 season has not been kind to me. After a second place finish last year, I started this campaign 0-3 and hadn’t scored more than 75 points a week (using ...

A Moment Of Amusement From Vince Young

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

So I'm watching Sunday night's Tennessee-Indianapolis game with my two roommates. We're all in the same fantasy league. We all have Tennessee wide receivers in our lineup this week. I'm playing Nate Washington. And my other roommates are starting Justin Gage and Kenny Britt, respectively. The Colts are blowing the Titans out. ...

Fantasy Football Sink Or Swim: Week 2

Friday, September 18th, 2009

OK, so my Week 1 forecast was a bit of a mixed bag. I had low expectations for Santonio Holmes and he basically pulled his pants down and showed me how wrong I was. But come on, Santiono and his snake, only had one 100-yard receiving game all last year. How ...

Fantasy Football Sink Or Swim: Week 1

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Ah, TheBaker's fantasy football expertise. It's a Rumors and Rants' tradition. OK, so I didn't win the league last year. I inexplicably finished second (in a 12-team league) despite having a loaded roster. But that's how it goes in head-to-head leagues. Sometimes you put up 58 points when 80 is ...

McD’s Week 14 Picks: Rivalry Week Part 2

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

It's just plain wrong Boise State and Ball State can go undefeated, win their respective conferences, and not get into the BCS. What makes it ironic is it'll be another undefeated non-BCS team (Utah) that's taking their place. Once again, we've learned exactly what makes the BCS so shitty. Instead of ...

Tony Romo or…Aaron Rodgers?

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Picture this, if you will: it's late August, and, like many of you, I'm sweating out my fantasy draft. I picked 12th in the first round, so it's not like I was getting one of the top guys (I ended up with Clinton Portis), but I was cautiously optimistic. When ...