Thursday, August 28, 2008

Fantasy Update

As was mentioned in my previous post, I was going to update the two of you that read this, how my fantasy drafts went. Well they are over and my teams look decently. We did not end up having enough people to do the college fantasy draft. But I am having a joy right now. I am currently in my Sports Marketing class. This class is the best class that I have ever taken and I have only been here for 2 days. These are my two favorite things to talk about business and sports. Also, COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS ON TONIGHT!! We got South Carolina vs. North Carolina State and Wake Forest vs. Baylor and Oregon State vs. Stanford. That is what is on TV in HD! I don't have ESPNU but they are having some games too. This is a wonderful time! I am so jacked up and this class makes me even more excited. I feel sorry for Sharen because I can say that I am watching football for research! HAHAHA!!

Anyway, back to my fantasy leagues. I ended up drafting in two leagues. Here are my starting lineups for Week 1.

Overrated Like Favre-
QB: Matt Hasselbeck-Seattle Seahawks
WR: Brandon Marshall-Denver Broncos
WR: Santonio Holmes-Pittsburgh Steelers
RB: Joseph Addai-Indianapolis Colts
RB: Ryan Grant-Green Bay Packers
TE: Heath Miller-Pittsburgh Steelers
W/T: Marvin Harrison-Indianapolis Colts
W/R: Willis McGahee-Baltimore Ravens
K: Adam Vinatieri-Indianapolis Colts
DEF: San Diego Chargers

Fedex Field-
QB: Drew Brees-New Orleans Saints
WR: Larry Fitzgerald-Arizona Cardinals
WR: Santonio Holmes-Pittsburgh Steelers
RB: Frank Gore-San Francisco 49ers
RB: Earnest Graham-Tampa Bay Buccaneers
TE: Dallas Clark-Indianapolis Colts
W/R: Thomas Jones-New York Jets
K: Josh Brown-Seattle Seahawks
DEF: New York Giants

These are my starters. I am excited. I think I have a chance in both leagues just as long as my players stay healthy! I need to win of these leagues someday. I hope this is my year. I feel that my bench players also will be good enough to win one of my leagues. Everyone wish me luck!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Having fantasies are things that always happen to all people. But my funnest fantasy it the one that I am about to live on Sunday and Monday. I have my fantasy football drafts. I have been an active fantasy player ever since I got back from my mission. My roommate Brett invited me to join his group of friends and family and it was one of the funnest experiences I had. It brought me up to speed after my mission on football and it made me more aware of players that I may not have known of. I almost won the league that year. I did end up taking third and I thought it was a strong showing for my first year and my first attempt. I haven't done so hot recently especially in Fantasy Baseball. But this is our first year of doing fantasy college football. But from what I have seen, we don't have enough players to play yet. Sharen doesn't like this time of year because it is the start of football season and I am pretty sure she gets tired of me talking about fantasy football. Although the first year we were married, she told me to draft Jose Contreras, her maiden name, and he had his best year of his career that year. I got to the semifinals of my league but lost. She has given me the best fantasy advice without knowing who the players are.

Anyway, I will update who I have on my teams after the drafts. But watching ESPN right now, there was a highlight of the Little League World Series. The announcer was Brett Musburger. He has the best announcing voice. I love hearing his voice for football games. I love how he says FUMBLE!! He is great! Oh I am just so pumped for football. I am watching the Dallas Cowboys weekly feature on HBO. This is a grat show.

Thursday, August 14, 2008


The Olympics have been pretty good thus far. There have been some quirks but I will get to those later. This is my venting about the Olympics and my praising the Olympics. Let's start with the good. The competition has been great. I have not had this much national pride for such a long time. I really want to beat the Chinese in the Medal Count but most importantly in the gold medal count. The Chinese are spanking us in the gold medals, but I don't know how many are actually because the games are in China. I am really happy we spanked China in basketball with both genders. I am routing hard for our Men's team to win the gold. This will be my only time to route for Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. I am routing the baseball team and the softball team and cheering on Michael Phelps. I was pretty upset with that girl, I can't remember her name, that lost the gymnastics gold for us. But that is what has made the Olympics great. It's us against them!

Luckily for us, NBC got to show basketball again! But there was something that I didn't expect, THE NBA ON NBC theme music! HOw can you not love this! This just added to the excitement I have for beating everyone else in the world in basketball. Here is the introduction when the Bulls beat the Jazz in the '98 Finals.

The Opening ceremony was great. There are also some complaints there but that is for later. China has been a decent host. I mean there are 1.3 billion people that we don't know much about except they make our stuff that we buy. But I think this is where the good things end.

First of all, living in the West is great. Football starts earlier and things start earlier. I love it! BUT, right now is where we all get hosed. First, the Eastern and Central Time Zones are getting things live. But then when "Primetime" comes to the Western and Pacific time zone, we get what has already been shown. I already know the results and it's not actually live! I don't mind knowing the results, I just prefer to watch what I can LIVE! Luckily I have Dish Network and I can watch some events live and it's pretty cool. This is getting annoying but especially when I want to watch the likes of Michael Phelps. So if we were to get everything live, the coverage would start around 4 or 5 and end at 9 or 10. Now they start at 6 and end around 12! COME ON! Apparently NBC did this also during the Salt Lake City Winter Games. I mean seriously! I live in the same time zone!

The Opening Ceremony was great. There was a lot of lights and a lot of cool displays. That part where the human hydrolic system was pushing big squares up and down. They showed that there was people under the boxes but I am very doubtful. Anyone can just be sitting there waiting for their moment to show up. But the biggest scandal was the little girl singing was actually lip singing and the original voice was too ugly to be shown on TV. She is now known as the oympic Milli Vanilli!

The Chinese are getting too many calls in the games. But it is expected from the judges because they can't be fair and let 1 billion people go after them. In the sports that actually require head to head competition and no judging, the US is doing 100% better. The basketball teams, the swimming, the running so far, and other events. But like Gymnastics and diving that require judging they are for sure getting higher scores.

So far, the Olympics have been great and I am glad to have something to watch before football. I am pumped. I haven't watched too much on NBC, I mostly watch on Universal HD and USA and CNBC because they show the events live, but I hope NBC has been promoting The Office more than ever. Hopefully more people will watch the show more and more! I was remembering that Seinfeld was almost cancelled because people didn't watch it but it became the greatest show EVER. The Office will not top Seinfeld, but it is the best show since Seinfeld and hopefully the Olympics brings it more viewers! Watch the Olympics and route hard for the US of A!!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Are you ready for some football??!!

It's that time of year. It is the beginning of August and it is time for school, fall, and FOOTBALL!! The first preseason game was today on NBC between the Colts and the Redskins. We also got HBO for free for three months and they are starting a new season of Hard Knocks: Training Camp featuring the Dallas Cowboys. I want to watch it because they drafted Orlando Scandrick from Boise State and it would be interesting to see how he is doing, especially with Pacman Jones. The only thing I am not happy about this training camp is all of the Brett Favre HOOPLA! That is all that it is. Brett Favre is the most overhyped and overrated quarterback ever. Yes he won one Super Bowl and went to another. But guess what, Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw never lost one. Tom Brady only lost one because of a great effort by the Giants. Honestly, Brett Favre is like 20th or 30th on my list of the best quarterbacks of all time. He is not worth this attention. But other than that, this years football season is going to be a great one. Boise State got new stadium suites, which actually will help the student housing by blocking out the sun, which can get very hot when games start. College football is going to be great. I am rooting for USC and Georgia to make the BCS championship. If they do, I don't care who wins it. USC's quarterback, Matt Sanchez, is Mexican. In fact, ESPN the Magazine had an up close picture during a game last year and his mouthpiece was the Mexican flag. He is also from Zacatecas, which is where my family is from. The only problem he that he has gotten in trouble with drinking, but I am still rooting for the kid. Also his dad looks just like Pete Carroll. Here is a video of the photoshoot for the magazine.

Here is the link to the ariticle: Mark Sanchez story

Also, the Olympics start in 4 days. That will be exciting to see. I am more excited to see the Men's basketball team, track and field, and swimming. I really want to see the United States get that gold medal for the first time since 2000. The track and field is always good and I want to see Michael Phelps win all the gold medals. But fortunately, there is some sports to watch before football. I just can't wait.