Drafted this team on the blue line to O’Hare last night to pick up my girlfriend (Lemme guess, another Russian bride Schneebly!?). Had my phone updating draft results every 30-45 seconds while I poured over the research notes covering the seat next to me so I could call in my picks to the league Commish. Felt like a fucking war room except instead of sitting next to Lovie Smith and Phil Emery I was 4 feet from a homeless who was covered in mexican food and kept yelling obscenities at people.
Full disclosure about that line-up: That’s with Romo and Charles as keepers. I don’t want to go into full detail about how I got stuck with those cards but just know that last season was basically my own personal 9/11. Just a total disaster. Everything went wrong. Injuries ruined me early on and I may have panic-traded Aaron Rodgers for the former future Mr. Jessica Simpson and a slew of running backs and wide receivers that didn’t quite pan out. Whatever, it happens. Romo is still a top-7 fantasy QB and Charles could bounce back to 2010 form or at least close to it. As for the rest of the team I honesty don’t see how it could get any more balanced. Need another productive WR but that’s no big deal. Bottom line is there’s studs up and down everywhere you look. The main downside is I don’t like a single guy that I got. Not one. In fact I despise most of them. But whatever. Sometimes you gotta make those sacrifices. I won’t be complaining when I lift the trophy in a few months.
PS – Yeah I know 14 teams is ridiculous. The Commish kept adding all our friends in years ago and now we’re stuck with what we got. I’d fully advocate for kicking out the bottom 2 teams every year like English Premier or something but that would’ve been me last year so fuck that noise.