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California Dragons

I'm playing fantasy football this season. It's not something that would have occurred to me on my own, but a bunch of people from Kevin's work were putting together a league, and they had a spot, so I took it. I've played before, but it's been more than a decade (although last time I played, I won the championship, so YAY me :D). My team name? The California Dragons. (Why California? Someone already named their team for Conshohocken, so I went with my "hometown" but I hate Los Angeles, so I went for the entire state).

We had our draft tonight, and I lucked into the first pick, so I got the best guy in the draft! (No idea who he is; I haven't watched enough football the past few years, but I'm still excited). Not sure how good my team is; Kevin helped me with some of the picks, and some I picked just because I like the teams (or, as in the case of the Jaguars special teams/defense, I picked the best-rated available team with a cool animal name; I'd wanted the Ravens, but someone else picked them first. Wah). So, a totally scientific approach to drafting a team! :D Should be fun; I've enjoyed playing in the past.

Here's my team, for the (American) football fans on my f-list:

QUARTERBACKS
Drew Brees, NO
Alex Smith, SF
Brett Favre, GB

RUNNING BACKS
LaDainian Tomlinson, SD (Whoo hoo! Best guy in the draft)!
Maurice Jones-Drew, Jac
Chester Taylor, Min
Fred Taylor, Jac
Michael Turner, SD

RECEIVERS
Lee Evans, Buf
Plaxico Burress, NYG
Vernon Davis, SF
Bernard Berrian, Chi
Derrick Mason, Bal
Joe Jurevicius, Cle

TEAM D/ST
Jaguars D/ST, Jac

KICKERS
Robbie Gould, Chi


I'll probably trade some of these guys sooner or later (Favre, for example, I drafted solely to be able to trade. Unless he starts out the season really well, in which case I'll keep him. Well, and I remember when he started out in the league, so he's kind of a sentimental pick). I have a couple of Bears, and I've always liked the 49ers, so I chose a few of them, too, even when they weren't the highest-rated available pics. So, we'll see how this goes. You might be able to view my team/league here:

http://games.espn.go.com/ffl/clubhouse?leagueId=332953&teamId=10&seasonId=2007

(Not sure, though, if that's a public link or not).

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megamagicflame
Aug. 31st, 2007 05:40 am (UTC)
I see no Seahawks on your team. Pooh! =p
hedwig_snowy
Aug. 31st, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)
"so I got the best guy in the draft! (No idea who he is"

That says it all. I don't know. I don't think the Packers will make the playoffs, but I wouldn't bet against Favre having a decent year and, yes, the 49ers look to be in good condition (solid on both offense and defense and have a fairly weak schedule) to make the playoffs this year.

*Decided not to reply to the last Shag, Marry, or push I sent eh? I wouldn't either!!! LOL*
elfundeb
Aug. 31st, 2007 10:04 pm (UTC)
Yay for women in fantasy sports! I only do fantasy baseball (have not been lower than third place all year), but maybe I should branch out.
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here_be_dragons
Sep. 1st, 2007 12:48 am (UTC)
Absolutely! I'd love to get back in touch with you, too. :)

*hugs*
johnnys_quest
Sep. 1st, 2007 06:59 am (UTC)
Too bad you got Favre and not Manning. :D

I did hear a rumor that BK Guy was going to play for Tampa Bay...
johnnys_quest
Sep. 1st, 2007 07:00 am (UTC)
BTW, love the new layout!
beckerbuns
Sep. 5th, 2007 04:58 am (UTC)
Oooh, I actually recognize some of these names. Guess I've learned a bit about football by osmosis from Dave. :)
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