Wednesday, October 08, 2008

First class, baby

For years and years my dad wrote for the National Geographic, which not surprisingly, had him traveling across the world accruing about a billion airline miles; the man is forever ensconced as an elite member of multiple airline mileage clubs. Tomorrow morning I shall reap some of those benefits by flying first class to Miami on miles. Since I'm one of those really annoying people who likes to get to the airport with a lot of time and then sits at the gate, full of angst over whether or not my suitcase will fit in the overhead compartment, this is going to be a treat. I fully intend to use the first class security line and early boarding privileges; maybe I can even board twice to double my pleasure at this awesome experience.

Anyway, I likely won't have a post up tomorrow until late in the afternoon/evening since my flight is early enough that it requires leaving my house at 5:30 am. Sorry guys, just not sure I can wake at 4 just to get a blog post up.

So let's jump right into some links for today:

  • I'm not sure this is really newsworthy but my sister, the reason for my Florida trip, and the rest of you Pats fans will be glad to know that Brady underwent a successful knee surgery just 4 weeks after his injury; good sign for his recovery. Only 6 to 8 more months until Brady-mania is back!
  • Gregg Rosenthal's Ridiculously early and irregular Fantasy MVP watch is excellent fantasy fodder - and Cardinals fans must enjoy seeing three Cardinals on the honorable mention list here. Maybe this really is Arizona's year...
  • One of you sent me an e-mail asking which was the better QB this week: Hasselbeck, Schaub or Russell. SportsBuffs' QB Cheat Sheet has Russell ranked as the highest with a projected 13 fantasy points, though Schaub and Hasselbeck aren't too very far behind.
  • Fantasy Sports Forum has their Risers & Decliners: Week 6 article up - I had to grab Donald Lee to replace Tony Scheffler (sniff, sniff) in one league so here's hoping Lee's receptions (and Rodgers) stay up.
  • Rumors abound that the 49ers are interested in a trade for either T.J. Houshmandzadeh or Roy Williams - the deadline is Week 7 so we'll know before long how it will pan out.
  • Check out ProFootballWeekly's Week Six matchups to exploit or avoid - read and then reread that line about the Bengals giving up 171 rushing yards per game. Pardon me while I wipe up my "I'm playing Thomas Jones against the Bengals" drool.


bfos said...

Beware. Flying in first class just once will make things even more miserable if you ever fly coach again.

Pat Riot said...

For the Librarian and readers chime in if you'd like:

Alright I’m in a pinch…

I can start 3 WR and one W/R

Here are my choices:
Roddy White, Torry Holt, Bobby Engram, Lance Moore, Le’Ron McClain, Chester Taylor, Justin Fargas.

Which 4 get the starting nod??

Mark said...

Agreed. I made the mistake of flying to Europe in Business Class on my first overseas trip. Everything afterwards is a letdown.

Fantasy Football Librarian said...

First class was awesome. I'm in trouble now.

pat riot, I'd go with White (assuming he's healthy), Engram and Lance Moore for WRs and I'd go with McClain in the flex.

Good luck!