Yes, the Super Bowl has yet to be played, but why not start looking forward to next season? I don’t know. Well, because it’s fun, okay! But, it is early. Jesus man, let me be for once! So, yes, it’s early and a lot can change in the five years between today and next season, but it’s a good idea to develop your thoughts on where you see a player’s production now, so when changes occur you have a bit of a baseline to gauge what difference the change makes in their production. Or something that sounds more profound than that. I can tell you this top 10 didn’t just come to me in a dream, but if it would have I’m assuming I would be in my sponge-bob underwear and Jamaal Charles would be pointing and laughing.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Here are my rankings for the Super Bowl peppered with some “remember me hits.” Let’s get it, as they say, on!
1. Peyton Manning: In these here playoffs the Saints have forced at least one quarterback into retirement and another possibly into hiding/retirement/24/7 news cycle. They will be coming after Peyton Manning with the force of Zeus’ own thunder!Please, blog, may I have some more?
There are plenty of reasons to like Chris Johnson for the 2010 season, but before you go crowning his ass lets find out if we know who we think he is. Coming into the 2009 season we knew Johnson had the talent to run wild. The first time I knew CJ was a freak was in the 2008 obligatory Detroit Lions Thanksgiving beat down. He took it to them and looked like a man among physically stunted wombat-boys.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Yeah, I know the joke has run its course, but I’m moving forward with the theory that “Watchu Talkin’ ‘Bout Willis” is now so lame that it is super cool. So now that we have that out of the way, lets actually talk ’bout Willis and what is going to happen to him. McGahee is due 3.6 million dollars next season, which is a bit steep for a back up back. To continue playing with the Ravens he would most likely need to take a pay cut, which, after the season he just had, I doubt he’ll do.Please, blog, may I have some more?
These are the guys you wave in front of your leaguemates’ faces while you laugh and point and dance.
Brett Favre: 14th QB off the board, finished 3rd — It’s hard to give props to Favre after putting us through Favre-gate, Favre-tractor gate, Favre-ChillySUV gate, and Favre-from over gate, and some other words with gate after them, but on the football field he had a career year and finished as the third best fantasy quarterback. That’s ahead of The Manning. Sadly we have to ask if he’ll be back next season. He’s already said it is “highly unlikely” that he’ll return and his teammates believe he is done. Of course when he heals up from the beating the Saints gave him he may change his mind. His, do I stay or do I go, routine will have a huge impact on the Vikings skill players next season.Please, blog, may I have some more?
So instead of hearing about Favre every day until the Super Bowl we get to see grainy color film of the Manning boys playing catch in the backyard and hear tales of Drew Brees in his motor boat picking people off roofs. I’m mainly happy that I don’t have to hear Rex Ryan blathering on about how his team should be favored. Maybe he was saying flavored instead of favored? Is that why he has put on an extra 150 pounds? Are there any back up Jets’ kickers missing?Please, blog, may I have some more?
I’ve gone a mediocre 4-4 in the playoff games this season, so the odds of a 1-1 record today are very good. My belief that the best passing teams will prevail is hurting my record; damn you Jets! So will I learn from my mistakes? Of course not! Do you have more respect for the Jets now?Please, blog, may I have some more?
For nearly a decade the NFC has been inferior to the AFC. There have occasionally been some teams at the top with enough talent to beat the best teams in the AFC, but by the time we get to the NFC Championship Game only one of the two teams seems likely to be competitive in the Super Bowl.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Sunday 3:00 EST
New York Jets @ Indianapolis
Shonn Greene has unofficially moved passed Thomas Jones on the run first offense of the J-E-T-S. There is no reason to think he won’t see the majority of the carries once again this week, but don’t be surprised if Jones comes in on big downs because Ryan trusts him a little more with ball security.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The 2009-2010 NFL playoffs has featured plenty of pass-happy teams. The good news is that 3 of the 4 remaining teams have an abundance of fantasy-relevant QB’s, WR’s, and TE’s. The bad news is that one of this weekend’s two matchups offers a much better situation than the other.Please, blog, may I have some more?