We're in official countdown territory here, folks. When it gets to mid-August, it's hard to ignore the reality that NFL -- and fantasy -- football is right around the corner. That's the good news. The bad news? It means teams are practicing harder and playing exhibition games (which is the same thing as practice, except season ticket holders get the privilege of being forced to pay to watch).
Why is that bad news? Because the injuries start piling up.
This week, two injuries occured that almost assuredly impact your draft.
The first was
So, flip a coin. I'm staying out of it. This is all bad news for QB
(By the way, would you think about Bobby Engram any different if his name were Simon Engram? That actually is his real name, according to Wikipedia. Generally speaking, I think players get it all wrong with their names, but Simon Engram is simply not a football name. Cricket, maybe. Lawn bowling, certainly. But football? Nope. So, good on ya, Bobby.)
The other injury news was far less serious, but still quite relevant. That was the Ravens acknowledging that
McGahee had been going as the 12th running back, at around the 18-20th pick overall. The backs who were going after him get a bit of a residual bump -- that's good news for guys like
I can't believe I've gone on this long without talking about the greatest thing to happen in sports media -- the return of
Is there anything less cool than snapping your fingers? Probably, but the list isn't very long. Since the show also makes it clear that owner
For what it's worth, I'm definitely naming at least one of my fantasy teams 'Slide and Snap' this year.
Perfunctory baseball note of the week -- I celebrated Big Papi Day a few weeks ago when
Finally, a non-fantasy note (er, I guess the above paragraph is as well) with some serious props to