This week, people of the Jewish faith (like myself) celebrated the holiest day on the calendar, Yom Kippur. I'm not actually religious at all, and I celebrated the day by taking off work and spending time with my baby daughter, wife, and family. But the holiday is a good one -- it is the Day of Atonement, where you not only ask others for forgiveness for your transgressions over the past year, but you return the favor by forgiving others.
It's a good time for reflection, which means it's right here in the wheelhouse of The Thinking Chair. Lots of players get pretty nasty labels in fantasy sports -- if your first-round draft pick doesn't give you fifteen or twenty points in a week, he's scum. A dog. Words like "hate" and "loathe" are tossed around pretty casually to describe someone's feelings about a player whose good performance caused you to lose a week, or who cost you a win by dropping a pass or choosing to take a kneel-down instead of tossing a Hail Mary. And that's fine. It's a game, and of course one hopes no one takes it all that seriously.
But when in Rome, do as the Romans do. And when it's time to dole out some forgiveness ... well, that's what we're here for. Remember, this is a two way street, folks.
At a crucial point in the early fourth round of one of my drafts, I labored between taking
On the other hand, I gave little to no respect to wideouts
So yeah, I need to apologize to
I also forgive
I can't decide if I need to apologize to
NBC owes me an apology for insisting that
While we're on the subject of television, I'd like to extend my own apology to
There is still a lot of football to be played, and eventually guys like