The thinking chair
So you wasted your first round draft pick on
And right now, you're wondering whether your fantasy football season is over before it ever really began.
The Thinking Chair is a place to churn around some thoughts, come up with some insight and maybe a different spin on things than you might get elsewhere. And I've been doing some thinking this week, to be sure. In fact, my first thought was, "Holy Schnikes, a lot of players got beat up in Week 1 (Except I didn't use the word "Schnikes.") It's true that a lot of big-name players limped off the field, but I'm not sure it was statistically any different than any other week -- it's just the guys who got hurt were players we've all heard of, instead of a special teams player or a third-string offensive lineman.
By now, your league has scooped up fill-ins like
On the flip side, owners who invested in guys like
For new readers to this column, I have a daughter who is now turning four months old. As parents of young children know, these kids like to wake up at all hours of the night, and more often than not, are full of more energy at 3:45 a.m. than they are at 3:45 p.m. I don't know what most parents do with their little tykes when they are on diaper duty -- for me, I asked little Charlotte whether she thinks I should have started
I'm out here on the West Coast, and from the reports I see on CNN, there's some seriously bad news happening down on the coast of Texas. It goes without saying, but I'm going to say it anyhow -- all the folks down there, you are in our thoughts. Stay safe, and stay dry.
Is it wrong to transition from a thoughtful message like that to a discussion about reality TV? Probably, but check it out -- I'm going there anyway, because we're almost at the end of
Charlotte just had a serious crying jag ... and the two of us decided together that
That kid of mine, she knows her football.
And she certainly knows about crying, too, so I'll end with this. We've almost completed two weeksof football. I've had friends tell me they hate their teams, their seasons are over, and other dramatic statements that simply need a reality check. I can't remember the last time I was in a league where the winning team didn't have at least one or two major contributors that weren't from their draft. Whether it's through a trade or a free agent pickup, a winning owner is an active owner. So pull your head up off the bar and go make things better.