Monday, September 20, 2010

Weekend Observations

It was a good weekend for 2 of my 3 fantasy football squads. In my first league Peyton Manning, Adrian Peterson, and Lesean McCoy all had big games for me. In my 2nd league McNabb, the Dolphins defense, and Reggie Wayne carried me to victory. In my trash talking league I am anchored by Ryan Mathews, the running back for the San Diego Chargers. I lost my match up by 2 points and Ryan Mathews scored exactly 2 points before getting injured in the first quarter. It's safe to say the 2 of us are no longer on speaking terms. Here are some observations from the weekend.

The NFL:

Brett Favre looks every bit of 40 years old and the continuity the Minnesota Vikings played with last year is missing. Unless Favre finds the fountain of youth again the Vikings will miss the playoffs.

Romeo Crennel and Charlie Weiss are making a big difference in Kansas City. In a weak AFC West (although I originally picked the Raiders) the Chiefs have an opportunity to sneak in and take the division.

The Seattle Seahawks are having a season long try out. Even though they lost by 17 points and Hasslebeck threw 3 ridiculous interceptions the team never quit. Everyone continued to play as if their job was on the line. I'm still drinking the Kool-Aid, but it's a little bitter right now compared to last week.

The Buffalo Bills should take a quarterback with the #1 pick in the draft next year. That quarterback shouldn't be Jake Locker. Not sure the Bills will win 3 games this year.

College Football:

The Pac 10 (with the exception of UW and Cal) proved they can play with anyone in the country. I'm not sure Oregon will lose a game all season.

There haven't been very many fantastic individual performances this year and there's no Heisman trophy front runner to speak of.

If you need a quarterback at the next level this is the season to draft one. Ryan Mallett and Andrew Luck looked especially impressive.

Jake Locker is one bad game away from falling out of the first round. The Washington Huskies will not have a winning record this year.


The Minnesota Twins are a legitimate threat to beat the Yankees in post season.

If Troy Tulowitzki stays hot the Colorado Rockies will leap frog the Atlanta Braves for the last wild card spot

The New York Yankees are putting too much pressure on themselves to win the AL East. If they're not careful they will burn themselves out before the playoffs begin.

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