Thursday, February 25, 2010

Under my umbrella

I hate to talk about the weather again but I can't help it! Never in my life have I seen such a city dedicated to using umbrellas in the snow. In fact, I swear that prior to moving to New York City it was something I'd only seen little old ladies do...but here it's an epidemic. So on today's wet, slushy walk from the subway to work, I busted out my umbrella. Gotta be honest, got to work a little bit drier and warmer. I might be a slight convert.

But have no fear, I won't drone on about the rest of my weather experiences and all of the accoutrements I'm finding helpful here. We'll hop on over to today's links:

  • Combine talk is really heating up - Football Outsiders/Washington Post football guru Doug Farrar will be posting his thoughts from the weekend on twitter so if you're in for some combine twitter action, give him a follow.
  • Meanwhile don't forget that free agency is just around the corner. Swing by FantasySharks.com's 2010 Free Agent Watch - QBs for some names you'll want to keep an eye on over the next few weeks.
  • If you're in a deep league or if you're just really jonesing for a deep sleeper, I highly recommend you read this forum on the DynastyGuys: Guys currently flying under the radar for 2010. Spent some good time on there thinking about those lesser-known dudes.
  • If you're a Pats fan like my sister - or just a Welker admirer like I am - you'll be pleased to hear Welker is "doing very well" after his knee surgery.
  • Finally, I've been missing my football content from Lester's Legends, a site I can always count on for quality content. So I'm glad to see some football being peppered in among the baseball content, particularly this article on Felix Jones vs. LeSean McCoy.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I'm the one without galoshes

Kind of a crazy day - for starters, it was the first time since I was maybe 6 years old that I coveted galoshes. I stared at all sorts of fellow subway passengers with lovely, cozy, dry-looking rain boots and thought ahead to the rest of the week that has a cold, wet rain in the forecast for New York City. Living in Colorado for so many years I lost a sense of what it means to experience non-stop, day after day rain. It doesn't do that in heaven Colorado. So now I'm wondering how long I'll last before caving and buying some serious galosh action.

Other craziness - go back in time about 2 years and I bet 90% of you would be surprised to hear that LaDainian Tomlinson and Brian Westbrook were both released within about a day of each other. A reminder of how quickly the mighty can fall. For some thoughts on where Tomlinson might land, see what The Hazean has to say in LaDainian Tomlinson out in San Diego, where to next?

For more links, read on:

  • If you'd like your NFL Draft insights via podcast format, you're in luck. Football Jabber has very kindly put together a list of 5 great podcasts that you'll want to tune in to - Five NFL Draft Podcasts for Your Earbuds!
  • The Bruno Boys have some good thoughts up on the combine in Researching the NFL Scouting Combine.
  • Or in the mood for some IDP action with your combine? See what Hatty Waiver Wire is cooking up with 2010 Pre-Combine Players to Watch.  
  • Meanwhile if your brain is stuck on 2010 prep and you're eager for some thoughts on sleepers for next season, read FFManiaxs' thoughts on Pierre Thomas. I'm not positive that sleeper is really the best designation for him, but he certainly has the opportunity to blow up this year.
  • Finally, we've got a couple of nice offseason offerings in terms roundtable discussions:

Monday, February 22, 2010

Happy Combine Week

Finally, the week we've all been waiting for is here: the Scouting Combine. Not sure I'll be able to sleep tonight with the excitement but truly, this is mighty good, my friends. Means football season is just a tad bit closer.

Now I for one have been reveling in the greatness of the Olympics (that fantasy Olympics game I keep pimping, RosterSlots.com, was just written up in the Wall Street Journal this weekend), but I'm trying not to lose my football focus what with all the football talk that could be going on this week. Really make that Tim Tebow talk.

So let's get right to some of the combine talk and then of course dabble in some 2010 talk:

  • Rotoworld's Scouting Combine Preview is a great summary of things to watch for in Indy this week. Evan Silva always does a great job with draft prep and focusing in on guys who have big speed and size.
  • For the past few years I've done a summertime article on offensive lines, so as you can imagine, I like news on the big guys up front. So I'm digging Dr U Fantasy Football Guru's top 10 NFL Draft rankings for offensive tackles from this year's rookie class.
  • Peter King's MMQB touches on the combine, free agency, and of course the Olympics.
  • Basically I'm on pins and needles any time I see a Broncos headline, wondering what supposed mcmastery McDaniels is up to - the latest headline from ProFootballWeekly.com that the Broncos won't commit to Orton beyond 2010 just makes me anxious for some reason. Not that Orton is the long-term solution...but still, I feel uneasy.
  • CBSSports.com smartly zeroes in on a few coaching changes that you might want to be aware of going into the 2010 season in Five assistant coaches who will impact their new teams - from the big Mike Martz move to the less publicized coaching transitions.
  • Pyromaniacs.com has a Peaches to Leeches article that looks at dudes who had a tremendous 2009 season but are likely to come back to earth next year.
  • Finally, the offseason means a lot of site redesigns in the FF industry and Fighting Chance Fantasy, a site I frequently link to during the season, has jumped on that train and given themselves a makeover. While there isn't a ton of football coverage these days (I'm promised more to come as the draft approaches), if you need some fantasy baseball advice then you're in luck.
Now back to the Olympics - if you somehow missed it, you'll want to be sure to see the Fifth Down's details on Vernon Davis as the honorary captain of the U.S. men's curling team. I happened to be watching the curling match this weekend when Vernon appeared. Fantastic.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Shaun White > LenDale White

There are no links to offer up that compare with the awesomeness of Shaun White's halfpipe performance last night. Yeah that's right, I'm a proud member of the Shaun White fan club, I mean how could you not be?? The dude is tremendous; that's all there is to it. I even dig his hair, that's how far I've bought into the Shaun White lovefest.

And of course his performance helped me put up some stellar numbers in RosterSlots.com's fantasy olympics game yesterday, which any of you can jump into at any point during the Olympics. I say see if you can put together better fantasy teams than I can, because frankly, I'm on fire.

A little research is all it takes to be ahead of the game with both the Olympics and football, so let's roll on over to today's links:

  • Get your mind wrapped around the free agency landscape with CBSSports.com's Top 32 FAs: Cap-free year needs restricted infusion. Oh Denver, please do hold on to Elvis Dumervil...
  • Football Outsiders are always a great spot to stop for some quality offseason thoughts and this week is no exception. I'm enjoying their thoughts and reader comments in Most Overrated Fantasy Player Into 2010?
  • For one man's take on his picks in Razzball's recent mock 2010 fantasy draft, read what RapidDraft's Matt Schauf has to say about guys like Brandon Jacobs, LenDale White, and Robert Meachem among others in Way-too-early mock conclusions.
  • Speaking of Brandon Jacobs, the FFManiaxs have basically written him off, which I think might be a bit premature - but see what they think of the rest of the Giants backfield here.
  • Meanwhile guess who has parted ways with the Browns?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The road goes on forever and the offseason prep never ends

If you're a regular reader and haven't caught on to the schedule switch going on here on FFLibrarian, just a quick heads up that I'll mostly be posting at night now for awhile as I get adjusted to my new job schedule. Also my posts might slow down a bit in the offseason, but never fear my fantasy football fiends, there's always something to write about!

So right now I'm taking a break from the Olympics (and staring at Dick Button's absolutely immense shoes) to get some links up for you...nah, who am I kidding, there's no such thing as a break from the Olympics, not when you're playing fantasy Olympics...I even watched curling at the gym today, that's how into the Olympics I am.

Let's jump right into tonight's link wrap-up:

  • I remember reading Rotoworld's thoughts on small schools in past years - always appreciated since there are gems that come out of smaller programs and we'd all be a little better off knowing their names: Small School Prospects.
  • Other thoughts about this year's draft class come from CBSSports.com's Combine preview: What to watch for at Indy show.
  • If your mind is on the draft then you'll want to swing by FFToolbox - they do a great job of providing mock drafts basically constantly from now until the big weekend, like this one from Ben Standig, one of my favorite FFToolbox writers.
  • I also highly recommend Sports Buff's look at IDP updates if you're playing in a league with individual defenders and you're trying to sniff out some early 2010 defender dudes.
  • If you're looking for some other 2010 insider scoops, head on over to FanHouse's The Next Miles Austin - head on over to see who they have pegged for a big breakout season in 2010.
  • More breakout dudes, this time of the QB variety, from Rotoworld's Dark Horse QBs?
  • Or see why Hatty Waiver Wire Guru has Pierre Garcon in his top 15 WRs next season.

Monday, February 15, 2010

All about the Olympics

Ahh, it's a long weekend here for us and it was sorely needed - post-Super Bowl I came down with a cold and of course had copious amounts of laundry to be done. Nothing like a long weekend to help on both fronts. Plus I've found myself basically addicted to the Winter Olympics, thanks in large part to my participation in RosterSlots.com's fantasy Olympics games. I recommend scoping the site out if you're looking for a fantasy fix - or say if you need a reason to watch the pairs figure skating for more than just the bizarro costumes. Seriously, is this actually an Olympic event for weirdest outfits?

Let's get to a few fantasy football links to start this week off right:

  • Several of my fantasy football buddies across this great land are participating in Razzball's 2010 Mock Draft. Matt Schauf from RapidDraft keeps things interesting by picking MJD with the #1 overall draft. See what else has evolved over the first 4 rounds of the draft so far.
  • Another mock draft, but this time not so fantasy - FantasyFootball.com's 2010 NFL Mock Draft looks at picks that might be made come this April. 
  • Take a look at Rotoworld's Blame it on the quarterback for 5 wide receivers that you might want to put higher on your list next season - if their QB situation improves.
  • Read up on this week's MMQB to let Peter King know if you want to hear more about the 2011 negotiations between owners and players...and for a nasty knee photo. If that doesn't get you to click on the link, don't know what will.
  • I haven't been hiding my distaste for Jay Cutler as a fantasy QB so of course I was drawn to Picking Jay Cutler apart, an article based on film breakdown from Jaws.
  • Bruno Boys have put up their Top 25 fantasy players in 2010 - lots of QBs in the first round. I love me some Aaron Rodgers (I will always have a special place in my fantasy heart for Rodgers after his role in getting me to SB44) but I'm not willing to take him 5th overall...does that mean Rodgers won't land on any of my squads this year?
  • Another Packer that I'm big on for next year - Jermichael Finley. See what FFManiaxs think in Fantasy Status for 2010: Stud or Bust?
  • Finally, free agency is just around the corner - ProFootballWeekly.com's Wilfork among UFAs who could be 'franchised' takes a look at players who might get the franchise tag.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Join in on the Winter Olympics fantasy fun!

Tomorrow marks the start of the Winter Olympics with the opening ceremonies in the evening, and I have good news for all you fantasy sports addicts: you can keep up your fantasy fervor by participating in RosterSlots.com's Winter Olympics competition here. Scope out all the rules and such but basically it's a combo of a fantasy game and a slot machine - on a daily basis during the Olympics, you can spin to see how good of a trio of countries you can get for various sporting events. When one of your countries wins a medal, you score some points. So head on over and keep the fantasy fun rolling over the next few weeks!

While I could probably carry on here with some links to Winter Olympics research and athlete insights, I'm going to give you all what you're more likely here for - fantasy football links.

  • Follow along with the offseason injuries in The Hazean's Thursday Morning Rehab - lots of info here on guys ranging from Brandon Jacobs to Steve Slaton to Mark Sanchez.
  • Many have Chris Johnson on their radar as top dog for the 2010 fantasy football season - see what Rotoworld has to say about the recent hubbub about Johnson's carries being reduced in Chris Johnson and a reduced workload?
  • Matthew Berry (Talented Mr. Roto) addresses the question of Chris Johnson as the top pick in 2010 among many other questions during FanHouse's video interview of him on Radio Row at the Super Bowl.
  • IDPers might want to bookmark Kilroyz Krystal Ball as a place to go every week or so to catch up on the latest IDP updates.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

FFLibrarian Playoff Challenge Winner

So we've got a winner for this year's FFLibrarian Playoff Challenge run by NFL.com and I'm happy to announce that the winner is someone near and dear to me: my father-in-law! Seems a bit like shenanigans, right? Well what can I say, the man knows his football and he won the competition fair and square. So kudos to my father-in-law, aka Lee Hill, on his victory in the FFLibrarian Playoff Challenge and a $25 Amazon gift card courtesy of the Bruno Boys. After losing pretty much all of his players during the first week of the playoffs, he then created a team comprised entirely of Colts and Saints...hence he had a monster Super Bowl Week and carried off an overall victory by 1 point. The top 5 results are as follows:

  1. Lee Hill (594 points)
  2. playball35 (593 points)
  3. coachnk (590 points)
  4. SEADOGS (585 points)
  5. Planet 10 (581 points)
 Congrats Lee Hill!

SB44 photos and 2010 prep

Well it's a bit of a winter wonderland here in New York City - there was plenty of talk about how much snow was going to fall today, but I was actually pleasantly surprised to see that the snow really had little to no impact on my commute and traversing around the city.

Meanwhile my poor mom in northern Virginia had her heat fail on her today of all days - fortunately she somehow got some repairmen who were willing to come out and get her back on the happy furnace track again. Thank goodness...lots of snow and no heat? Not acceptable.







Time now for some game photos my friends! Yesterday I posted a bunch of photos highlighting some of the cool non-game things we did during our weekend trip to South Florida...but now it's finally time for photos from Super Bowl 44.

To be honest I was pretty into the game so I only snagged a handful of actual game photos but took plenty during pre-game warmups. Once again I'll sprinkle them in with today's daily links, which are starting to get mighty heavy on the free agency and NFL Draft angles.



First up on the photo front we have some Saints and Colts warming up, getting loose maybe an hour or so before game time. We definitely took note of Freeney on the field looking pretty good and unhampered by injury. 
First link for today - and I love this one - is from the Football Outsiders who posted a smattering of thoughts on penalties this year in Penalty Fun Facts from 2009. Check it out to see which teams and the most and least penalties, the most face mask penalties, the most overtime penalties, etc. Lots of good stuff in there to satisfy curious minds. 

Next photo here is of the Saints running out onto the field before kickoff, followed by a shot of Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe, and Bill Cowher down on the field, taking a break from pre-game show duties. 
Now while I was at the Miami Buffalo Wild Wings for the Q&A with Wingo and Schlereth, someone in the crowd asked who I thought next year's Chris Johnson might be. While I don't really think I see someone repeating Johnson's leap this year, I did suggest Jamaal Charles as a possible up-and-coming grab for the 2010 season. See if the FFManiaxs agree in Jamaal Charles' Expectations for 2010: Fantasy Stud or Bust?


Some sharp minds in fantasy football land have come together to build a new site: DynastyGuys.com. Take a look around the site and scope out their Top 100 Keepers.
Next up, Fantasy Football Free Agency from FantasyFootball.com takes a look at their list of top 10 free agents, including my boy Tony Scheffler...would be sad to see him leave the Broncos but it sure seems like an inevitability these days doesn't it?

We've got a few looks at the 2010 NFL Draft - first up, Rotoworld zeroes in on the 2010 quarterback class while Fantasy Tailgate does a mock NFL draft with a few notes on team needs.

Last up, a bunch of action shots from a series during the game...



Tuesday, February 09, 2010

First unveiling of Super Bowl weekend photos...

Wow it has been a whirlwind week going from the amazing trip to the Super Bowl (thanks again Buffalo Wild Wings) to a new job - feels like I've hardly had time to breathe so my apologies for my slow blogging this week.

First up, I'm scattering some Super Bowl weekend pictures throughout my posts for the week to keep you entertained. We took over 200 photos so as you can imagine, I'm trying to just show you all a smattering of the best and most representative of the trip.

Up first, Archie Manning getting ready to do an interview on Radio Row at the media center, followed by The Who being interviewed before their acoustic set for the media on Thursday afternoon.

Interspersed between SB44 weekend photos though there will be links. The 2010 season is now squarely in front of us and while it's a long, long, sad way off until Week 1, there are actually plenty of sites still cranking out offseason analysis.

So let's get right to the first link of the night:


Let's start things off with Football Outsiders since they're always a great launching point for football analysis. Their Super Bowl XLIV Quick Reads provides some solid game insight and some in-depth number crunching for top players in SB44.

That next photo there is of Mark Schlereth, me, and Trey Wingo as Wingo hands me the awesome Super Bowl tickets. And I'm only 5'3" or so, which seems painfully obvious in this photo...
 
Next up, FantasyFootball Xtreme takes a nice look at some sleeper running back picks that you might want to grab for next season - 2010 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Running Backs.
 
I can practically hear Greg Olsen dynasty owners crying their eyes out over the arrival of Mike Martz in Chicago - look at what happened to Vernon Davis when Martz was in town...take a look at Rotoworld's Martz confirms it: Olsen is screwed.

Here's a photo of me at Buffalo Wild Wings doing a video segment for their internal WingTV station. I only had to do about 10-20 seconds of video but it was still pretty exciting to be in the bright lights.

NFL.com has their 2010 rankings by position but they also include current auction values.

Side note: I met CBSSports.com's Dave Richard at the media center in Ft. Lauderdale and was impressed with what a genuinely nice guy he seemed to be in such a brief meeting - I always like hearing those details on what folks are really like so thought I'd spread them on to FFLibrarian readers, too.

And on we roll with photos...

Next I have a series of photos with both famous football faces and general celebs at the DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowl at South Beach on Saturday afternoon  - those of you who are into Gossip Girl and/or Twilight (I know, not too many of you, right?) might recognize a face or two here amidst the Eli Manning, Eddie George and Mark Sanchez shots.


Finally, I have two parting photos for you today - a shot of the stadium from our pre-game party at PrimeSport's NFL Alumni party. Then a photo of my husband and me outside the stadium getting psyched to go in for the big game. I'll be back later this week with photos from the game itself.



Monday, February 08, 2010

Post-Super Bowl unwinding

Wow, what an experience. Go out and get yourselves some wings at Buffalo Wild Wings - they truly treated us like royalty this weekend and the game did not disappoint. While my husband and I were clutching our faces in dismay as the interception was returned for a touchdown, and everyone surrounding us seemed to be a Saints fan (50-year-old fan in front of us literally jumped up onto the seat in front of him and a woman nearby was crying she was so happy), it was still an event that I will never forget despite the unwanted outcome. And really, I can't be all that sad that the Saints won, just bummed that the Colts didn't if that makes sense.

Catch up on the highlights from yesterday including our stop by the NFL Alum pre-party sponsored by PrimeSport and of course the game itself. I have SO many photos to post but here's one of me in our amazing seats during pre-game.

Also just a note that I'll be starting a new job bright and early tomorrow morning so my schedule this week might be a little hectic as I figure out the best time to blog. But I'll be around blogging away in the offseason, no worries! Will be back with more soon...

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Super Bowl Day is here!

So how many of you are tuned into the NFL Network's 8 hours of coverage? I've been reading up on snowpocalypse/snowmagaddon/snowtorious BIG in the mid-atlantic states and man, I hope you all are able to see the big game today...and of course have heat, light, and other basic necessities.

You can catch up on all my latest adventures in South Florida on the Buffalo Wild Wings All-Star Blogger League website - and remember that I'll be tweeting during the game, so scope out the tweets if you're interested (there's a twitter feed that you can read on the bottom right of this blog, too, if you don't have a twitter account)!

Had a great time at the DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowl and have some great photos to post - I'm sure to have more after today's NFL Alum pre-game party, too. So come on back in the next few days for those pics! And of course my normal links out to fantasy football articles will resume as soon as I return to my normal life in NYC.

Finally, good luck to those participating in the FFLibrarian Playoff Challenge - we're about to have a big winner of the $25 gift card to Amazon courtesy of the Bruno Boys!

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Wingo & Schlereth at Dolphin Mall

I'm sitting on our hotel's pool deck looking out over the beach, enjoying some blue skies and warm temps. My freckle quotient has just skyrocketed. It's possible I'm the only one cranking out anything even close to work here - I'm seeing lots of beers, lots of sun worshipers, and all sorts of football fans.

It's actually really interesting to see all of the teams/players that are being represented down here - I cheered on a fellow Broncos fan who passed me on the sidewalk but I've seen Giants fans, Favre fans, and Steelers fans amongst the throngs of Colts and Saints fans.

So part of this connection with Buffalo Wild Wings means I get a sneak peek at a few things like Gatorade's journey commerical for the Super Bowl - scope it out of you're interested in the preview. And of course don't forget to come by the Buffalo Wild Wings league site for a recap on last night's event with Trey Wingo and Mark Schlereth!

Friday, February 05, 2010

Rolling with the SB44 updates

Just another reminder to swing by the Buffalo Wild Wings All-Star Blogger League website for my latest updates on the Super Bowl extravaganza. I've been taking a fair number of photos with my real camera (iPhone camera not the greatest) so I'll get some more photos up when I'm back home next week. Today on radio row I saw some fun antics between Jamie Foxx and Michael Strahan...and spotted Andy Rooney, who quite frankly, is hard to miss.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Day 1 in FLA

Just a reminder that I'll be posting updates on my trip down to the Super Bowl over on the Buffalo Wild Wings All-Star Blogger League website. Check it out to see my take on all that's going around over here. Tomorrow looks like it will include another trip to the media center and then down to Miami for both an event hosted by Venus Williams and our event at the Miami Buffalo Wild Wings from 5:30-7:30. Right now I'm taking a breather between the media center and dinner in South Beach by watching the sun sink towards the west from our hotel room. Good times.


Here's a quick photo from the back of the media center - I'm pretty sure the only person of any degree of fame here in this photo would be Papa John (in red shirt, back to camera - I know, I've got great photo taking skills). Yup, the papa himself. There was a steady stream of Papa John's pizzas coming in...

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Super Bowl, vodka, and 2010 thoughts

Tomorrow morning at this time I'll be on a flight down to Ft. Lauderdale to begin the big Super Bowl weekend trip, courtesy of my win in the Buffalo Wild Wings All-Star Blogger league. Expect to see a decrease in fantasy football articles here over the next week - but a serious uptick in discussions of Super Bowl events. If that isn't your bag, then just duck out for a few days and I'll see you back here next week with lots of offseason analysis.

So let's move onto today's links for your last dose of fantasy footballness for the next few days:

  • Let's start this off by talking about the future. I'm enjoying reading FFManiazs' Dynasty Sleepers: Quarterbacks article - check it out for 5 young QBs with big potential.
  • Or take a look at Rotoworld's Top 50 Keepers (plus a little supplement on their Pancake Blocks blog with those Also receiving votes).
  • Also in a look ahead, FanHouse puts their Man of Intrigue series onto Julian Edelman - if you're a Pats fan or an Edelman fan you'll want to read up on what they have to say.
  • Want some thoughts on who might win the Super Bowl? Razzball writers are taking a stab at predicting the outcome of Sunday's game.
  • Or let's say you want a chance to take a stab at a bevy of prop bets and win some vodka? An obvious combination of course. Well then see what's going on over with The Definitive Dmbosstone's Prop Bet Challenge for the Super Bowl.
  • Or perhaps all you really want are some fantasy thoughts on this weekend's game - if so then mosey on over to FFToolbox's Who to Start Rankings/Projections.
  • Finally, if you're still here on the blog then you're probably well aware that crucial developments can happen during the postseason (or you're a member of my family who has zero interest in fantasy football but wants to hear all about my upcoming Super Bowl trip...) - and NoOffseason.com is here to help. Take a look at their Learning Fantasy from the NFL Playoffs for guys who have proven their worth during the month of January.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Media Day is here!

My mom just bought a new TV for the Super Bowl, primarily because she's under the impression that she's somehow going to see me during the game. I really appreciate her enthusiasm but am trying to convince her that it's unlikely that the cameras will find me among all the many thousands of other attendees. Instead maybe I can get her in on my twitter bandwagon...but hey, you've gotta love moms.

Speaking of the Super Bowl, scope out the poster for my BWW appearance on Friday with Trey Wingo and now Mark Schlereth, too. Must say I would've liked to see my face on that poster, too, but I'll take my name! If you're in the area and can come by Buffalo Wild Wings in Miami, please do! We'll be giving away prizes and passes to events over the weekend.

And just a reminder that I'll be tweeting and then also blogging on the BWW All-Star Blogger website during the Super Bowl weekend and the game itself. Swing by to follow along with my crazy escapades! Meanwhile if you're wondering what's going on at the SB right here and now, well it's Media Day.

I could probably talk about the Super Bowl for quite some time but I'l stop myself and move on to today's links instead:
  • One of the reasons The Hazean rocks is that he still manages to get a post up despite a major move and new job - scope out Tuesday Morning Rehab for updates on some of the latest injury news.
  • Looking for some Super Bowl rankings? Look no further than Lester's Legends' Super Bowl XLIV Fantasy Football Rankings.
  • Or see what CBSSports.com has to say about this weekend's players in Rating the starters: Potent Colts hold Super advantage.
  • If you're already scratching your head wondering whether or not Adrian Peterson or Chris Johnson will get the #1 spot in this summer's drafts, then turn to Pyromaniacs.com who look at this question from just about every angle possible.
  • Beastorbust.com has some dynasty rankings up and I've primarily focused on the QB rankings so far - two surprises for me: Brady at 10th and Cutler at 6th. Perhaps I'm just gun shy with Cutler now but there's pretty much nothing you could say to convince me to draft him next year. I know, I know, he's got Martz as his new offensive coordinator...but I'm just not buying into Cutler again.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Super Bowl week revs up

So you all were glued to the Pro Bowl last night weren't you? I'm interested in seeing how their viewers compared to years past when the Pro Bowl aired post-Super Bowl. Anyone seen those stats? I know ticket sales were up so I imagine this might be a trend we see for awhile.

Meanwhile the Super Bowl week hype is building (and not just in my own head!) - I highly recommend following Rotoworld's Gregg Rosenthal on Twitter since he does a great job of updating during the week with interesting nuggets of player and game news. And speaking of Twitter, I'll be blogging and tweeting all throughout my Super Bowl festivities so if you aren't following me on Twitter yet but want to get some news from all the events I hit up, feel free to follow me - promise I'm not a crazy updater with every thought that runs through my mind!

Let's get to today's links:

Finally, I've been playing around with Pickemfirst a bit more - that cool tool I mentioned last week that helps your news/waiver wire research move along a little more smoothly...and I think I'm in love. I'm using it in my fantasy basketball league (where I can use all the help I can get) and it's so helpful to just run the tool as I'm looking at waiver wire articles and wondering who I can add to my squad. My one qualm is that it uses my google account to log me in but even when I have my gmail open in another tab, I still have to go through the steps of logging into Pickemfirst - would be ideal if it was smart enough to know I was already logged into my google account. But that's small potatoes really.