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First let me sum up for David Wilson owners how this feels in jpeg format.  According to ESPN – who are known for their hard hitting analysis so we should trust them with our sports news forever and always [/sarcasm font] – Coughlin intends to split carries between Wilson and Andre Brown this year and will actually ‘ride the hot hand’ which makes me visualize a flaming hand being rode like a chariot across the football field.  But enough about my latest LSD trip, let’s take this news for what it really should be: buy low on Wilson.  Though I do fully believe and agree that we are entering an time share with the Giants, I think it’s one that has already been baked into Wilson’s ADP and RB rankings at the moment so if he slips in your draft due to this news, scoop him up.  Wilson is the future in New York.  He’s explosive and he’s a game changer.  Though Brown is a solid veteran, he will most likely become just a short down back barring injury for Wilson.  All this to say, even though I have him as only my 21st best RB in our Razzball Fantasy Football Rankings, it doesn’t mean I don’t like him.  It just means I saw this as a potential damper on his fantasy upside and ranked him accordingly.  In other words, the threat is real and it’s clear but I wouldn’t call it imminent, especially for PPR leagues.  Of course, with Training Camp now in full swing we’ll get to see more then here very shortly.  In other 2013 Fantasy Football news…

Donald Jones – The Patriots released the former Buffalo Bill on Friday last week.  I’d assume it was because he had such a boring name.  Pats PR, ‘Look, we’ve got a guy with Boyce on his jersey and Dobson to go with Amendola and Edelman.  The kids wanna buy jerseys with cutting edge last names.  Jones is sooooo 1997′.  I’d keep an eye on where Jones lands as he was decent in Buffalo and there are some landing places – most notably the Ravens and maybe even the 49ers – where he could get a shot to succeed.

Ronnie Hillman – Will enter training camp as the lead back for the Broncos and rumor has it he’s added about 20 pounds of muscle.  I’m so glad football a PED free sport unlike baseball…but I digress, I see this as the Denver reps saying ‘here’s your chance, prove it’.  I stick by my rankings for now but any signs that Hillman starts actually running downhill and away from competition, I’m all over it. 

Michael Vick – Rumors have it he’s losing his job to Nick Foles.  I say you’re all a buncha damn Foles for listening to rumors.  It’s still up in the air but that means nothing’s been decided, y’all.  That said, remember I put him in the ‘Take A Chance On Romance’ tier in my Top 20 Quarterbacks for a reason.  He’s a risky play but one that could pay dividends.  We’ll see how this shakes out in the pre-season.

Daryl Richardson – Currently getting the moniker of ‘Rams’ No. 1 Running Back’ heading into training camp.  I mentioned in my Top 40 Running Backs that I thought this might be the case.  I think D-Rich gets a shot to prove himself early on in the season and if he fails, the Rams have some pretty good back up plans in Pead and Stacy so don’t spend too much on him in your draft pools.

Santonio Holmes – Hopeful he can return week 1 for New York.  I’d put the chance of it happening between Dwayne Johnson and Ron Jeremy’s thighs, i.e. a rock and a hard place.  Look to Kerley as the WR1 in NYJ which translates to WR3/4 in the fantasy world.  J-E-S-T, JEST JEST JEST!

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  1. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I thought Fleetwood Macs “Rumors” was their best album, I take offense to that statement and I demand satisfaction, the feeling not the song!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: You damn Foles!

      It was/is a good album. Interesting band, they really had their own sound.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Sky: yes they did, I have an album from the 60’s that showcases them and Pink Floyd. Two very unique bands, quite frankly the unique bands that made it work from the 60’s and 70’s are a long gone thing. Lindsey Buckingham was quite good on the old guitar, IMO. My old bosses loved that guy, they all played guitar….

        • Sky

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          He gets overlooked because Fleetwood is hard to classify. Usually a ‘rock guitarist’ gets accolades whereas a guy like Jonny Greenwood will get overlooked. Buckingham gets that treatment as time has gone on. There are so many ways to be a great/influential guitarist. It’s not all about being yngwie malmsteen.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Sky: are you saying Thom Yorke is the modern Stevie Nicks? If so, that’s hilarious for lots of reasons, if not then you are a savant

            I have to come clean, I used you for comic relief needing a flannel wearing alternative rock guy in Grey’s morning article.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Haha that would be hilarious but no so I guess I’m a savant.

              Do I at least have a cool goatee?

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  He may very well be but Skip has him beat on delivery and volume hands down

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Sky: he was the worst sports writer in the history of the LA Times. I couldn’t believe how terribble his work was and then E$PN swoops him up….it actually makes sense. He seriously was the Times affirmative action guy

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Token?

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Sky: yup, and it was downright sad how bad he was, always…always playing the race card.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Lovely. I was talking w/a buddy of mine about ESPN the other day. One of those ‘good ‘ole days’ conversations. I remember when it would show wood chopping competitions at like 2 or 3 in the afternoon. Did I watch? No. But could it at least be considered competition and close to a sport. Now it’s 24/7 talking heads and many of them don’t even know what they’re talking about. It’s like they thought the Male version of The View had the right idea.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Sky: very true, hell I wish they would bring back poker, thats more entertaining then the talking heads. E$PN’s greatest news source is them making their own news. A bunch of guys sitting around pointing out the obvious blowing the minds of the low hanging fruit. It irritates me when people talk them up like it’s the be all end all. I say its the end all of beings

                    • Sky

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                      Seriously. I’m just waiting for Joy Behar to join Skip in the afternoons. They can discuss Tim Tebow. Joy can make jokes about the dirty things she do to that good clean boy while Skip gets an erection.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Sky: Joy on Skip….that’s a porno I would NOT watch

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      It would probably be a snuff film.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Sky: yeah but it’s not what you think. The user kill themselves after watching it

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Ha! So it’s 8mm 2.

  2. Big Magoo

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    We’re getting close. I’m still trying to figure out how to manage my nine FBB leagues, football draft prep, and well, you know, real life. Anyway, I have an actual fantasy question for you today. I’m prepping for my main league – 12 team, non-ppr standard scoring (4pts passing td, 6pts rushing/receiving td, 1pt – 10yds rushing/receiving, 1pt – 25yds passing, bonus pts for 300yds passing and 150yds rushing/receiving), 2 keepers. Start 1 qb, 2 wrs, 2 rbs, 1 rb/wr, 1 te, 1 k, 1 def. My keepers are Foster and Ridley.

    Which potential team do you think is stronger? (Jack, you can chime in on this too if you’re reading)

    Team 1: QB: Wilson/Kaepernick/Luck/Stafford/Romo
    WR1: C. Johnson
    WR2: V. Cruz/R. White
    RB1: Foster
    RB2: Ridley
    RB/WR: Ivory/L. Miller

    Team 2: QB, RB1, RB2 – same as above
    WR1: V. Cruz/R. White
    WR2: Nelson/Decker/S. Johnson
    RB/WR: Lynch/Charles

    Basically a long-winded way of asking whether you prefer Megatron and Ivory/Miller or Lynch/Charles and Nelson/Decker/Stevie Johnson. Thoughts?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You’re not losing out w/the Megatron side. Elite production surrounded by strong talent. I’d take that side.

      • Big Magoo

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        @Sky: Yeah, I think that I like that side too. These options are factoring in the likely keepers of the other teams and their drafting tendencies. I somehow got the #1 pick, even though I was runner-up last year and we do a weighted lottery system to pick the draft order each year. Trying to trade down a few slots, but the guy picking #2 (defending champ) might snipe MegaTron from me. It would put me in better position for the rest of the draft though. Decisions, decisions…

        • Sky

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          Yeah, keepers always makes for interesting draft strategy. I like Charles but Ridley/Foster coupled with those other two is sufficient and you get THE guy at a position with less injury risk. Makes sense to me.

          • Big Magoo

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            @Sky: Sounds good, thanks. Did you get a chance to re-watch the documentary?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Man, I haven’t but I’ve been listening to anything and everything AIC over the last few days now so there’s that. Gonna have to buy the new album, sounds amazing.

              • Big Magoo

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                @Sky: Glad to help rekindle the fire. The new album is definitely recommended. Gets better with every listen. I can’t even remember the last album that I bought that I can say that about (Megadeth has been going downhill fast and I was disappointed with Soundgarden’s comeback album, to give you an idea of some of the other bands I’m into).

                • Sky

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                  Dave Mustaine…love his guitar work; not melodic, very mathematical but at the same time it feels like an adventure. I think they’d have been more popular if they had a different singer. But of course, then it wouldn’t have been Megadeth.

                  Gotta agree, RE: new Soundgarden. Chris Cornell’s vocals are never gonna be what they were ever again though that’s not what’s damning to me. I heard some of the tracks and I didn’t hear any energy in them. Felt very formulaic and I didn’t hear any signs that they were taking chances and venturing out which is what made them so amazing the first time around. I didn’t like Audioslave for the same reason. Sounded like ‘let’s rock cuz that’s what we do’. Didn’t feel the energy or passion there either.

                  • Big Magoo

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                    @Sky: The last few Megadeth albums have been pretty similar – great guitar work (as always), but Mustaine’s voice is pretty much shot. He was never the greatest vocalist (though at times melodic, I’ll have to disagree with you there – A Tout Le Monde, Foreclosure of a Dream, hell I managed to sneak I’ll Be There onto my wedding playlist), but passable most of the time considering the strength of the musicianship. Check out The System Has Failed – Chris Poland rejoined the band to lay down the studio tracks, so it’s very heavy solo-heavy, and the vocals work well too. Their best album in the past 15+ years.

                    King Animal sounded very tame and formulaic, like you said – not something that you’d expect from Soundgarden. It seemed like they wrote a bunch of stuff that might be radio-friendly, and it just wound up being mediocre. Very disappointing.

                    • Sky

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                      I was referring strictly to guitar in regards to Megadeth and melodic. He’s always been very mechanical and intricate in his sound/approach, i.e. you’d never hear a Satriani or Hendrix style come out of him. Nothing wrong with it at all, just how Megadeth is. I’ll have to give that album a shot, though, thanks!

                      King Animal reminded me of kids who liked Soundgarden growing up and tried to emulate it which just makes it sound canned and regurgitated. Frustrating for me as I’ve always had an affinity for the ‘parents of the grunge scene’ as they were deemed.

                  • Big Magoo

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                    @Sky: Ahhhh, gotcha. I usually associate “melodic” with vocals, but I should have inferred your meaning from the context. Dave’s pretty much always been that way with his guitar playing. The “lead” guitarists over the years (specifically the strongest ones – Poland, Marty Friedman, and currently Chris Broderick) have more of that free-wheeling style that you were hinting at. Mustaine’s playing in general (and solos specifically) is designed to contrast their styles.

                    And while I agree that they could’ve been an even bigger deal with a different lead vocalist, they’re still doing alright: http://www.bravewords.com/news/205579

                    • Sky

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                      Interesting. I wonder how billboard actually evaluates sales, i.e. I wonder if physical sales outweigh itunes sales? I went and looked at billboard.com and saw they were in the top 20 for about a month and have dipped down to 131 this week. This is me rambling, I don’t have a point other than it’s very rare people actually buy albums anymore which – in many ways – actually makes things old school. Used to be everything was singles and maybe a few bonus songs tacked on. You went and bought ‘that Chubby Checker record’, you meant you were buying a song with maybe a bonus track. Now people go buy ‘Call Me Maybe’ 10 million times and I’m stuck hearing that f’ing annoying song everywhere. Screw you, Carly Rae Jepsen! Ok, rant done and now I have to share my favorite parody of said song. I seriously didn’t know the original until I heard the parody:

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC9_PK7bBO4

                      It came out right after that guy down in Miami ate a homeless man’s face after doing bath salts so there was a bit of a timely cultural reference going on there.

  3. Giacomo says:
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    Sky – Question for you. 10 team keeper where you keep your keepers in the round they were initially drafted, been offered Ray Rice (11th round) for Jimmy Graham (8th round). What do you think? No limit on how long the players can be kept. It is a 1/2 point per reception league. I am leaning towards passing on it because it seems to me that Ray Rice may lose some touches this year, but wanted to get another opinion. Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d still take Rice there even though I agree he’ll see a reduction in touches.

  4. Brian says:
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    Sky- I know things will change over the next month, but I’m wondering your thoughts on what direction I should go in my draft. I have the wrap 10-11 picks in a 10-team keeper league (you get keeper rights to draft someone four rounds earlier than the previous year). I have no relevant keepers.

    QB-RB-RB-FL-WR-WR-TE roster, non PPR

    Spiller and Morris are the only potential guys that are off the board as keepers at that point in the draft. I’m wondering who you would take in the event the first nine guys taken are Peterson, Foster, Martin, Rice, Lynch, Charles, Cl Johnson, Richardson, L McCoy.

    I’d take Jackson- but then who else?

    I could go QB with Brees/Rodgers, the highest in your rankings, but I’m in a 10 team, 1 QB league

    The next best RB is Jones Drew or Forte, but I’m hoping to get Bush or Ivory at 30-31

    There’s the whole second tier of WR (Marshall, Thomss, Green, Jones), but I feel like 11 is too early for those guys.

    I’m leaning Brees. Thoughts?

    • Sky

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      So you’re asking if none of the backs are available, who to take for those two picks? I ranked Rodgers/Brees there because the QB position is deep but people are overtouting it as such. I’d let them roll past you unless you really think someone will take them in the second round.

      I don’t know who your keepers are so me telling you who to take makes it difficult. RB/RB is my choice if the value is there, i.e. if S-Jax and Forte are available, I’d take them there.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Haha…where we’re going, we don’t need roads or even awkward segues…just go!

      That’s Megadeth at their Megadethiest for sure.

      There are so many good musicians in this world, it amazes me sometimes. And the funny thing is we get to hear maybe 15% of them at best? By that I mean they actually sign to a label that gives a crap about them and gets their name out.

      And since we’re on random, here’s a sexy commercial selling embalming fluid:

      http://youtu.be/lEXvpHC8pO4

      and then to clear out your brain from that, here’s King Crimson’s Elephant Talk:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTQrlDzqUCA

      • Big Magoo

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        @Sky: How is King Crimson supposed to clear my mind? Others might call it progressive – I think of it more as experimental rock. This guy was pretty unique/progressive/experimental too:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAZpj6dHToQ

        15% seems a little low. Maybe 40-50% of the world’s best musicians are “discovered?” Perhaps a lot of good ones never get their break, but I think that the very best shine through eventually…

        • Sky

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          Ha, well cleared of sexy embalming fluid at least…

          Good ‘ole Zappa. He was a genius, there’s no question. Great composer.

          Well, my thought on that was ‘if you sign x great musician and then promote Miley Cyrus, you’re making sure they don’t get discovered’. That’s where I was going. I have no doubt plenty of amazing musicians are hired for recording sessions in the background and do just fine and are simply never recognized as the artists they truly are.

          • Big Magoo

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            @Sky: You’re never clear of sexy embalming fluid – I just figure that it’s best to try to avoid that for as long as possible. Or is it? Hmmm…..

            Those bubble gum acts only have a certain shelf life though. You need to have some real musical talent to have any kind of staying power. At least these guys could harmonize and play instruments (somewhat):

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAoi3sw4iJ4

            This guy sums up the music scene better than I ever could:

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2q5L8kUOtA

            • Sky

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              Hanson’s were organic; even if it wasn’t my type of music, I always thought they were talented.

              Problem is the music industry is a business. I wouldn’t call Madonna someone who was extremely talented and yet she marketed herself the right way over the years and had a pretty big hold on the industry for 15+ years. But I’d put money some amazing musicians backed her over the years that we don’t really know the name of.

              I watched that documentary and it was awesome. I’ve always loved Rollins for his mind and his candor. He really was a rock philosopher who looked like he was a body builder.

              • Big Magoo

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                @Sky: The music industry is BIG business, for sure. It’ll squeeze every last dollar out of it’s listenership, regardless of how untalented the “artist” may be.

                I saw Rollins at one of his spoken word shows back in Philly. It’s a rare talent to be able to captivate an audience for two hours by just telling stories (mostly humorous, of course). Super intense, even in that setting. I had the opportunity to see him in concert (with the original lineup) in VA a few years back. I was visiting from out of state and had to work the next day, so I missed it. A regret, no question. Should have called out of work.

                You know a good bit of my musical leanings now – AIC, Megadeth, Soundgarden, Zappa, Rollins. If you could only own five CDs, what would they be?

                • Sky

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                  Ooph, it would change depending on the day no doubt. Let’s say Tool – Lateralus, Beatles – The White Album, Yes – Fragile, Peter Gabriel – So, Pink Floyd – The Wall.

                  • Big Magoo

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                    @Sky: Nice! I especially like the Gabriel choice. Currently, I’d probably go AIC – self-titled, Megadeth – Rust In Peace, Soundgarden – Badmotorfinger. The other two are really hard, so I’m gonna cheat. Tie between Zappa – Joe’s Garage, Bowie – Young Americans and Ziggy Stardust, Jerry Cantrell – Degradation Trip (double album), and Mark Lanegan – Bubblegum.

                    • Sky

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                      Cheater! No ties! One island! Five CDs! I keed, I had a hard time myself. Close To The Edge and Fragile are two of my favorite albums but had to go Fragile because of ‘Heart Of The Sunrise’. Gets me every time.

                      Most of my albums I was sitting there thinking ‘how many subtle nuances could I pull from them if I sat and listened to them real hard’ which is what I’d do in that circumstance. My friend once asked me if I were to form a band, who my influences would be and I listed Yes, Tool, Peter Gabriel and The Police to which he said ‘how? what? that’s so disparate…’. I couldn’t pick one Police album. They aren’t an album band but their work as a whole I love. Great musicians there but I don’t have an album in my mind that defines them. I put AIC in the same token; I love plenty of bands but when we talk albums, there aren’t many I’d pin as a ‘I love this album’ type. Toadies Rubbernecker actually wins out over plenty of great bands in that vein for me.

                  • Big Magoo

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                    @Sky: I agree with your point about being able to pick up on different subtle nuances with each listen. I think just about all of our choices share that quality. Variety too – Zappa and Bowie for their quirky brilliance, Megadeth for the blistering guitar work, AIC and Soundgarden because they’re AIC and Soundgarden (ok – overall musicianship and my two favorite rock vocalists of all-time), and Cantrell and Lanegan for the introspective qualities (check out “Degradation Trip” and “Bubblegum” if you haven’t already – awesome).

                    To your point on the artists without a defining album, it’s just a matter of personal preference to me. “Dirt” is considered AIC’s signature album, but I prefer the self-titled by a hair (a little heavier and more nuanced). “Superunknown” is Soundgarden’s defining album, but I think their best work is “Badmotorfinger” (seriously, listen to it from start to finish – no weaknesses).

                    The tough part is narrowing the artists with a massive discography (Bowie, Zappa, Beatles, etc.) down to a single album. Maybe a better exercise would be to choose individual songs. Say five albums’ worth – 75 tracks. Got a few days to spare?

                    • Sky

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                      Hahaha, sure. Just like you, we got nothing going on in our real lives!

                      Agree about BadMotorFinger. Superunknown/Down On The Upside saw them grow as a band but BMF was defining, hard hitting and never lets up. If I had to pick an AIC, I’d actually go Jar of Flies. I always find myself going back to it when I jones for a whole AIC album. Love Whale and Wasp.

                      When someone says what’s your favorite album, I always go there: Beginning to end I want it to be a journey and a showcase. I want it to have a tone from track 1 to track whatever and I want that tone to tell a story. Lateralus/Fragile do that for me. I picked the White Album because it showcased all the things the Beatles did from experimental to straight forward good music. Mastodon’s Crack The Skye is almost a ‘favorite album’ for me. Toadies Rubberneck is but I think my youthful bias plays a part in that. However, if you’ve never heard it, I strongly recommend it. STart to finish, feels like it tells that full story I was talking about.

                  • Big Magoo

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                    @Sky: I love Jar of Flies too. It’s behind the self-titled and Dirt for me due to it containing only seven tracks, with “Swing On This” being a throw-away, basically. The other six tracks are rock solid though. In fact, “Rotten Apple” and “I Stay Away” were almost always in my AIC top-ten (my buddy and I ranked their entire catalog on a few occasions back in the day, as well composing a “MegaList” for Megadeth too – don’t judge me!).

                    I’ll make you a deal. I’ll check out “Rubberneck” if you check out Cantrell’s “Degradation Trip” and Lanegan’s “Bubblegum.” Deal?

                    • Sky

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                      I’ve heard Cantrell’s, so I’m off to Bubblegum. Listening to the first 3 tracks so far. Artists it makes me think of: Lou Reed, Tom Waits, and a very small inkling of PJ Harvey. Slow burn tracks so far, I’m up to Wedding Dress.

                      You’ll spend about 40 minutes on Rubberneck. The don’t fuck around. They get in, Twang punk you and then get the f’ out.

                    • Sky

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                      Not surprisingly, after seeing Mark Lanegan played with QOTSA, one of my favorite guitarists Alain Johannes (Eleven, THem Crooked Vultures, QOTSA, Chris Cornell’s Euphoria Morning) mixed a few tracks on this album. Great musician as was his wife, Natasha Schneider (Eleven, QOTSA, Cornell’s Euphoria Morning) though she passed away from cancer in 2008. The road to good music winds and twists but it never ends. Love it.

                  • Big Magoo

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                    @Sky: Yeah, most of the tracks are of the slow burn variety. There’s more than just a “very small inkling” of PJ Harvey as a comp – she provides background vocals on three songs on the album. Waits is the most frequent comp, and it fits.

                    Lanegan has done a lot of collaborations in recent years. His albums with Isobel Campbell are solid. He’s made a lot of cameos on stage with various bands too. He’s all over the place.

                    I finally have a window to check out Rubberneck. I’ll let you know what I think shortly.

                    • Sky

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                      Ha, go figure on Harvey; she really disappears on those tracks then. Her voice is pretty distinct.

                      Honestly, it’s not my cup of tea but it’s because the music and the lyrics are important at the same time. For as big of a music head I am, the music pulls me first then I go find out what the story is.

                  • Big Magoo

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                    @Sky: I thought that this band sounded familiar. I recognized “Possum Kingdom” almost immediately. I’m about halfway through the album now. They have a different style. Pretty interesting. Some very dark subject matter performed in a punkish style. A lot of it sounds pretty radio friendly until you analyze the lyrics. Moves along very quickly too.

                    • Sky

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                      The one song that I both love and hate on that album has to be ‘I Come From The Water’. It’s a great track but it’s such a turn from the feel of the rest of the album it almost sticks out like a sore thumb.

                      It’s almost country punk with all those 7 chords in there. Oh and Todd’s voice is one of my favorites from that time.

                  • Big Magoo

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                    @Sky: Harvey sings on “Hit the City,” “Come to Me,” and “Methamphetamine Blues.” Subtle background vocals that complement each track, which is probably the reason that you didn’t recognize her.

                    The album is a bit of an acquired taste. It’s dark and bluesy, and you have to like the combination to like this album (which I obviously do). It’s more of a late-night-unwind-alone-while-sipping-on-a-glass-of-scotch kind of record. Much of his solo stuff is like that, actually.

                    The Toadies seem like a solid band, but not really my cup of tea (like Lanegan for you). I’m not much of a punk guy, and there seemed to be a bit of a disconnect between the music and the lyrics on several tracks. It seemed like they tried to make a bunch of dark subject matter up-tempo and radio-friendly, which I don’t really understand. It probably just comes down to musical taste though.

                    I guess we’re stuck in our musical ways! You’re so stubborn man. Here, loosen up a bit:
                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY84MRnxVzo

                    • Sky

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                      I like how the title is ‘Baby Got Back Best Quality’. No joke, I remember visiting my Grandma and this came on the radio and I said ‘hey I know this song, keep it on’ and she asked what it said. I rapped the whole thing. Wasn’t as awkward as it sounds, she thought it was hilarious.

                      That is what I like about music. What people go to it for and what they hear in it. I’ve never thought of the Toadies as radio friendly namely because of that twang to their sound. Country gone wrong. But in any case, now I’m off to rap this to someone else. 36, 24, 36…haha, only if she’s 5’3″

                  • Big Magoo

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                    @Sky: But it is the best quality. Truth in advertising right there.

                    A few years back, about 6 or 7, I was at a bar with some friends and it was karaoke night. We signed my one buddy up to sing and told him that it was going to be Sinatra’s “My Way.” Of course, when he got up there, “Baby Got Back” popped up on the screen and started blaring over the speakers. He was so flabbergasted that he couldn’t even follow the words on the screen, just blurted out a word every now and then. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard in my life. One of our female friends and another random girl at the bar joined him mid-song and acted as his back-up vocalists/groupies, so all was not lost.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      That would’ve been a sight to see, haha. Ah Karaoke. I’ve only been roped in once or twice and alcohol was involved. Ugly Kid Joe ‘Hate Everything About You’ was one night.

  5. Purewater says:
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    Because I’m not in a 60-team league, I’m not going to worry about where Donald Jones lands.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Internet high five

  6. Dr. Sauce says:
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    Hey Sky,
    Is this an overpay?
    My Brees and Alfred Morris for his Doug Martin
    Context: 4 man keeper/standard scoring/in making this trade I would still have AP/Martin/D. Thomas/Gronk and Lamar Miller
    My rationale: I ‘think’ I upgrade my keepers (consensus #1 and #2 rb’s), still have Lamar Miller if there is bad news about Gronk and I am missing my 1st round pick (traded last season for D. Thomas) and have a better chance of getting a quality qb (more depth) in the 2nd round then a quality rb.
    Tough to trade Breesy but I think I have to go on this one … what do you think?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It’s an overpay if you already have Miller/Morris/AP. No reason to get greedy for RBs if that’s the three you enter the year with. I’d rather make someone draft Brees then give him up in a trade like that, personally.

  7. Dr. Sauce says:
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    Appreciate your opinion and I have considered simply dropping Brees back in the draft. Philosophical questions for your consideration; in a keeper league would you rather improve your keepers, while improving the keepers of another owner or stay as is and ‘make’ other owners draft.
    The reason I ask is because I would suggest that my keepers with above deal improve. I think I would rather keep AP/Martin/Demarius Thomas/Gronk or Lamar Miller vs. 4 of Brees/AP/Morris/Lamar Miller/Demarius Thomas/Gronk. Especially when you consider the depth of qb and the fact that in the 2nd round I could land a qb like Russel Wilson, Colin Kaepernick, Tony Romo etc. And the fact that many teams will keep qb’s therefore won’t ‘waste’ an early pick when they already have a qb.
    Thoughts??

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      My thought is you’re still trying to give up too much. You’re giving him the QB1 or 2 for the year and a comparable RB1 back for an RB1 back. Yes, Doug Martin will outperform Alfred Morris most likely. But you’re giving him way too much to do it, improving his team in doing so and the upgrade doesn’t help you as much as you’d like to believe. Alfred Morris is the 10th pick via ADP in yahoo leagues right now. Doug Martin is the third. Drew Brees is the 23rd pick off the board. I get it, you like Doug Martin as do I. But you already have great keeper options. Why improve another man’s team for what’s really a slight upgrade via overpaying for it?

  8. bill says:
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    I’m in a 12 team keeper league where each teams keeps 3 players. My top 5 are rg3 Chris Johnson forte demaryus Thomas and t rich. Which 3 would you go with?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d go T-Rich/RG3/Demaryius there

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