Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Real and fantasy football update - Week 1, regular season

According to the Pittsburgh Steelers' depth chart, Frank Summers is the #1 fullback on the team.

In the 21st Century, that doesn't mean as much as it used to, as a lot of teams don't play the fullback that often.

Frank suited up and played, but didn't carry the ball or catch a pass, used only as a blocker.


My nephew Adam has invited my to play fantasy football this year. As my friend Jodi puts it, fantasy football is like Dungeons & Dragons for people who used to beat up people who played Dungeons & Dragons.

My team, the Mutant Mercenaries, was projected to be the worst team in the league by the computer. But managed by the legendary Baltimore stick-up artist Omar Little, the Mercenaries easily won the first game against We Got Vick, outscoring the opponents by 75 points. Outstanding performers were the Philadelphia Eagles' defensive squad, who got five interceptions, two recovered fumbles and two return touchdowns against Carolina, and Tom Brady, who led the Patriots to a comeback win against Buffalo.

There were some under-performing players on the squad as well. I was not impressed by Lance Moore or Mewelde Moore, so next week, the team will have less Moores. While Omar Little is famed for his loyalty, the owner of the Mutant Mercenaries is about as loyal as former fictional Baltimore mayor Clarence Royce, which is to say, almost not at all. It will be interesting to see how many players originally signed by the Mercenaries make it all the way to the end of the season with the team.

Next opponent: The Golden Domers, who also won their first game.
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