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Flying east, consuming hummus and fantasy football links

I think every single holiday season I vow to live closer to the rest of my family so that I don't have to put up with the hassle of flying back home. This year was no different. Granted this year I did actually make it home on the correct day as opposed to the big Denver snow of 2006, which kept us in Colorado for an extra three days. But still - when we boarded a plane for Houston (not even our final destination of D.C.) and the pilot came on to tell us that there may be a 5-hour wait during which he'd prefer that we stay in our seats, it didn't really sit well with me (ha! little bit of a pun intended there). We finally made it to Houston (only a 2-hour wait) to find our next leg of the trip delayed as well for missing pilots and inoperable bathrooms. But hey, we're back in good ol' Arlington, Virginia, and even caught the last few minutes of overtime between the Panthers and Giants last night. What a game - wish I had seen more!

Though I must admit that I am glad that I was stuck on a plane and unable to pour over my lame fantasy stats - I need Aaron Rodgers and Mason Crosby to put up about 60 points tonight to keep me alive. Not gonna happen, right? I hope the rest of you have had a lot more success and are getting ready to celebrate championships!

Anyway, posts for the rest of the week might be a little light - I'll still try to get one up every day but it might be a little bit harder with plans to see family and friends while back home. And of course to consume as much hummus from the Lebanese Taverna as possible (DCers, do yourselves a favor and get yourself to the Lebanese Taverna for the best hummus that exists - you won't regret it).

Moving on to football posts - keep in mind that most of these will be geared towards those of us whose leagues go through Week 17:
  • Many of you have asked about gametime weather and the FootballDocs have put together a handy list of all the teams and their Weather Channel forecasts - definitely a handy spot to check before getting your lineup finalized.
  • I didn't see the Broncos game but kept checking my iPhone for the latest news as we sat stuck in our seats on plane #2 - but it looks like P.J. Pope might have injured his hammy? Not sure it's serious at all but are you kidding me? Another Broncos RB to get injured? Ridiculous. For all the latest injury news, scope out KFFL's Post-game injury report Week 16. And yes, I'm incredibly nervous for the San Diego vs Broncos game on Sunday night...
  • For some waiver wire advice, check out the Bruno Boys FF Waiver Wire or Lester's Legends' Get 'em or Don't Sweat 'em Week 16.
  • FFXtreme's Week 16 On the Rise & On the Decline has a new feature for the end of the season - the dynasty corner. So if you've already wrapped up your 2008 season, scope out this section at the bottom of the page.
  • Lions fans it looks like you're going to be making history next weekend - 0-17 at Green Bay since 1992? Not good, not good at all.

Best of luck to everyone tonight - if you end up with a big W this week, I'd love to hear from you!


Matt said…
No championship for the Steel Vipers. The Cotton Meerkats ended up scoring what my team was projected to score for the week, and vice versa. Crap. Cutler's got a long line of admirers ready to kneecap him, I suspect, but even if I had played Cassel I still would have lost, so I shouldn't be too bitter. Any given Sunday, I suppose.
TC said…
Wow... Denver to Houston... after Friday's incident, that would have been a VERY long 2 hour wait.

The Lonestar Ninjas (yeah me) put more than 100 points on their opponent in the championship game (glad that I had Matt Cassel, Larry Fitzgerald, and Marques Colston while they had Kurt Warner, Andre Johnson, and Anquan Boldin.) Thanks for the great fantasy advice this season!!!! Looking forward to next year.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Anonymous said…
Out of my 9 leagues, I was playing for the championship in 4 of them.

I lost 2 due to Donovan McNabb (may he be traded to Detroit this offseason) and won one.

In the last league, a league in which I am undefeated, I am up by 20 points and my opponent has Aaron Rodgers. I think it goes without saying that to have my only loss be in the championship game would royally blow!


By the way, had I played Cassel instead of Schaub (may he also be traded to Detroit) my undefeated season would be secured.
Anonymous said…
I'm only going for third place this year, but I'm still in the little money if Greg Olsen can manage less than 24 in a .5 PPR league.

I had a painfully bad season this year by making stupid waiver wire starts (for example, benching D. Ward this week for D. Foster) but still made it into the playoffs, so if I can manage third, all won't be lost - at least I'll get my seed money back.

Thanks for all the help over the season FFL! Have a happy holiday season and good luck with the weather on your way home!
Anonymous said…
Have I mentioned that I lost in both my leagues last week? Then, just for good measure, my college hoops team, the Jets and Knicks all lost this weekend.
Helpful Jackal Hint: bet on who ever is playing my favorite teams.

bah humbug.
Anonymous said…
The Lebanese Taverna in/around Pentagon City is awesome. Gosh I miss Arlington/Alexandria

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