Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The beginnings of an FFLibrarian league...

Every week my library offers some sort of professional development seminar for faculty and staff within the library and this week's session, which I'm headed to in an hour or so, is on stress management. Best part? It's led by a psychologist whose first name is Serenity. What are the chances that she was born with the name Serenity?? Maybe I should change my name to Touchdown or something...speaking of name changes, if you didn't already heard, Chad Johnson has officially been permitted to wear his new last name on his jersey this year - it'll read Ochocinco, all one word.

Anyway. Let's get to the football before I'm in some sort of uber de-stress zone...

  • CBS Sports has their first 14-team mock draft up - I've mocked with some of these guys before and they really know what they're doing so I think it's worth taking a look at where guys are falling. They'll be cranking out plenty of rounds over the next 10 days or so.
  • I'm going back through some of the links that I earmarked over the long weekend and can't believe I haven't put this one up yet - a Times-Picayune article noting Marques Colston's microfracture surgery in January. Right, not good. I'm wondering if this means another slow start for Colston and Lance Moore's value would have just taken a big jump except that he had surgery on his shoulder last month, meaning he'll essentially be taking the entire offseason off. Again, not good. So is this the year Robert Meachem steps up? Or will this be the Devery Henderson Show? Brees has to throw to someone...who will it be?
  • Rotoworld keeps the dynasty rankings coming with Dynasty Rankings: Wide Receivers. For whatever reason, I've never been big on Lee Evans. He's always been someone that I just kind of forget about so I'm surprised to see his keeper value as high as it is. Someone out there who is sold on Evans, talk me into it. Why should I like him (other than the bump in receptions he might see now that T.O. can take some of the pressure off)?
  • Should the coaching changes in Indy have us concerned? Not so sure quite yet but when it's enough to make Peyton speak up, it definitely has my attention.
  • Fantasy Football Maniaxs notes some third-year WRs that you might want to pay attention to when prepping for this year's draft - Third-Year Wide Receivers in 2009.
  • After watching LeBron's amazing athleticism again last night I enjoyed reading ESPN's LBJ and NFL: A fantasy based in reality on LeBron's ability to make it big time in the NFL.
Finally, I'm thinking of creating some sort of FFLibrarian group contest this season where we can all play against each other...not entirely sure how it would work quite yet (I'm thinking weekly contests rather than a full season-long commitment) but 365 Fantasy Sports has offered to help and I thought I'd just check and see if there's any interest in this. I know, it's early even for me to be thinking about which leagues I'll participate in, but if you want to throw down in a FFLibrarian league, let me know in the comments section or by e-mail.

10 comments:

Potlicker said...

i would definitely add one more league to my list... that would be great fun!

Labradane said...

I would totally be into a FFLibrarian league -- the people who follow this blog seem like really good competition.

micah said...

sure, i'd love to take part — i foolishly only did one league last year (!).

Will said...

I'd play. I'm kind of a noob, though.

Potlicker said...

we gotta have one or two noobs in the league so we can make some good trades... JK! but seriously, if you want to make a trade let me know...:)

Austin said...

Long time reader, first time commenter...

I'd love a FFlibrarian league. More so than a week-to-week thing, I think it'd be a lot of fun to offer it up to readers of the site, which I assume there are many considering this is one of the best fantasy aggregates out there.

The challenge, I presume, would be to make sure those participating in the league don't turn into the "never checks their team after they talked themselves into LT being 'back' and watched him get replaced by Sproles in week 2" people.

Labradane said...

I think an easy way to ensure serious participation would be for FFLibrarian to post the weekly results as part of the blog, so everyone can comments on (and criticize if appropriate) the choices of the owners. Also, ask each team owner to commit to posting a short 3-5 sentence summary each week (and after the draft) of why she/he made the choices she/he did.

Brian said...

Im game for a league

Potlicker said...

the posting thing sound like a good idea... i can't believe i already getting pumped or all of this with 3+ agonizing months to go!

AZ said...

I would definitely do it, I love your stuff