Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bracket linkatology

I promise I do have fantasy baseball links coming but since it's bracket time, I thought I'd send you all out to a handful of rankings and predictors for the NCAA tourney. Unless you want to be like my mom who picks schools based on whether or not she knows anyone who attended that college or lives remotely near that college, then I recommend you scope out these links for some helpful advice. And yes, it rocks that my mom actually puts together a bracket. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Take me to another land

It's official, friends, I'm moving to Knoxville, Tennessee. In addition to having a kickass department at UT for my husband to teach in, Knoxville is also my husband's hometown, meaning it's chock full of family members. What more could I want than to surround our son with loving family members? Plus, don't get me started on the incredible cost of living there as compared to NYC. While there are plenty of things that I'll miss about New York and just the urban lifestyle in general, I knew we were never here for the long haul and I'm looking forward to this next chapter. I'm taking suggestions for awesome things to do in Knoxville...

Lots of content for you today, much of it focusing on the NFL Draft. Before I jump into football though, I'd love to know if any of you would like a baseball-focused post. While I don't play fantasy baseball, I can certainly get up one post of helpful resources (like Baseball Monster, one of my husband's favorites) - so leave a comment or send me an e-mail if you're interested. By the way, The Hazean just rolled out his first fantasy baseball articles, so scope out the Crowding the Plate series.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Combine, lockout talks, 2011 rankings, and a cute baby

In order to appease you all for my absence last month (just one post in February! Where on earth was I?), I'm posting a photo of our son who is quickly becoming quite the little man. He's cute, he's happy, and he's a hell of a lot of work. But life is good in the FFLibrarian household and we've got big news churning over here. As many of you know, my husband and I moved to Brooklyn 1.5 years ago after spending seven years in Boulder, Colorado...and now we're moving yet again. My husband is an academic, hence our mildly nomadic life, though I'm thinking this next move might stick for awhile. We won't know where we're going for another 24 hours or so until all job offers have been made and weighed and reweighed, but I can safely say that we will soon be living in the south. Quite the whirlwind to go from the mountain west to NYC to southern living. Glad you all have been along for the ride and it should once again keep my summer a bit nutty as I balance el bebe, moving, and fantasy football. If I thought moving across the country with two cats was a challenge, can't wait to see what it's like with a 10 month old in the mix.

So let's get to today's linkage:
  • Speaking of this summer, fingers crossed that we actually have an NFL season in 2011. I can't even go there, can't comprehend that level of fantasy tragedy. For the latest, tune into ProFootballTalk.com's NFL ownership joins the party too. More news is sure to come shortly. 
  • In the meantime, Indy just hosted the combine so of course there's a bit of combine news to scope out - recaps from Football Outsiders should do the trick if you're in the mood for commentary on players, coaches, and more. Combine Notes: Day One, Day Two and Day Three
  • For some other observations from the combine and a look ahead to draft day (less than 2 months away!), take a look at Razzball.com's Quarterback Primer: Draft Day.
  • 2011 player rankings and projections are alive and well...
  • ProFootballFocus.com should be awarded a gold star for all of their offseason coverage. A couple of other articles you might want to check out from them: