Well I'm slowly learning my Wes Welker lesson. Just don't play the guy unless it's for sure. I boarded a flight back to New York around 11:30 this morning and was desperately checking my lineups on my iPhone when something in me decided to start Wes Welker in two of my leagues. I'd like to blame my momentary confusion that the Pats might actually be upfront about their injuries on the increasingly disgusting situation that was evolving 2 seats over from me: there was a woman hacking up what could only be all of the phlegm in her chest - and possibly one lung - with such vigor and grodiness that rows of people around us were staring at her trying to figure out what animal might be dying in our row. It was hideous. I was sitting there trying to concentrate on whether I should be playing Wes Welker or Justin Gage, but all I could think about was what kind of evil combination of swine flu and SARS this woman must have in order to force this violent throat clearing...and subsequent spitting out of the phlegm into a napkin. I mean the throat clearing was awful enough (I'm not kidding, I've never heard anything like this in my life) but to then dispose of her insides in a napkin and place the napkin in the seat pocket in front of her? I shuddered, might have developed goose bumps even, at the thought of the things that lurk in plane seat pockets. For many reasons I am grateful to be staying at home for the next few weeks despite a wonderful weekend with friends.
Anyway, time to cease the phlegm conversation here. Due to the late morning flight, I missed the start of some of the early games and since I'm sure a lot of you aren't able to stay glued to the tv/computer either, I thought I'd throw a few links up to remind you where you can go if you need news or injury updates during Sunday's games:
- My absolute favorite and go-to site for headlines is Rotoworld's NFL Headlines section.
- Another great headlines place is KFFL.com's Hot Off the Wire.
- SportingNews.com's In-game live blog for Week 3 is a nice feature that I'd recommend scoping out.
- And by the way, if you're a Tony Gonzalez owner and you're wondering how he was held to just one catch for 16 yards, take a look at Mike Reiss' How the Patriots Stopped Tony Gonzalez.