Well the weekend was full of March Madness as I'm sure most of yours were, too, but also a little dose of fantasy baseball. Oh that's right, fantasy baseball...the elusive fantasy sport that I will probably never learn to embrace. But on Saturday night my husband and I joined some great fantasy sports writers (yup, I'm talking about you, Scott Engel, Andy Behrens and Nick Minnix) at the screening of Fantasyland, a movie that's spun off of the premise of the book by the same name, Fantasyland, by Wall Street Journal writer Sam Walker. The movie follows a regular dude, Jed, as he joins the illustrious Tout Wars fantasy baseball league - though to call this guy regular would be an understatement. Jed truly might be insane - he literally is making trade deals from the hospital as his wife is gearing up to delivery twins; he travels to meet Tigers and Royals players in person and let them know he's counting on them for the good of his fantasy team; he drives nearly 8 hours to peer pressure a leaguemate into a trade...he basically is the kind of guy that would be incredibly entertaining as a friend, but you thank God is not related to you. All in all, the entertainment of Jed combined with a smattering of interviews and vignettes about fantasy sports enthusiasts make for a far more entertaining 90 minutes than I was expecting. I laughed out loud, I learned something new (Meat Loaf was in 60 fantasy baseball leagues one year!), and generally enjoyed myself. If you want to watch it, never fear, you can do so right now.
Movie review over - let's move on to today's links...
- So lots of draft action out there. We've got mock drafts starting to come out of the woodwork, and some of my favorite sites are getting in on the draft analysis, too, so let's take a look:
- Rotoworld address some of the top dogs in the 2010 draft when it comes to wide receivers. While there aren't expected to be quite some many receivers drafted in the first round as last year, we could certainly still see a good crop of dudes fly off the board pretty early on.
- The Bruno Boys get in on the mock draft world with a 1 round look at how things might go in late April with a few sentences for each pick.
- There's a lot of love out there for Sam Bradford, particularly after his strong pro day outing. KFFL takes a look at some of the news on QBs in NFL Draft Grapevine: Quarterbacks...and piles onto the Bradford lovefest. Don't worry, there's some Tebow and Clausen talk in there, too.
- It should therefore come as no surprise that Bradford headlines MMQB this week: Sam Bradford's pro day workout should clear up top of NFL draft.
- Fantasy Knuckleheads take a look at some of this year's RBBC (running back by committee) messes that all owners will want to beware of come draft day in A Short Look at the Not So Elite 8. Good read but gotta say I think these guys might be a bit more pessimistic than I am; or play in shallower leagues than I do since it's unlikely really any of these guys would come anywhere near riding my bench in most leagues I play in. A flex spot or RB2, sure, but "worthy of a bench spot no doubt" for the Charles/Jones tandem in KC seems harsh, no?
- So I think you'd all agree with me that there's been plenty of discussion about LT going to the Jets and what that means for Greene. But there's been surprisingly little discussion about how San Diego might adjust, or what their plans might be - so for some quality thoughts about what's next for the Chargers, read CBSSports.com's Chargers returning to aerial ways?
- As a nice counterbalance to the earlier link to the rookie wide receivers, let's take it in a slightly different direction here and scope out Razzball's 2010 Dynasty Rankings: Wide Receivers, Vol. 2. If you missed it, here are the first 45 receivers in Vol. 1.