It is that time of year my friends. My pal Hooks and I are in serious discussions on which players we should target in our upcoming fantasy football draft (it takes place on Sunday check your television listings for viewing times). Being a co-owner of a franchise can sometimes be a challenge (I’m no easy peach to agree with during the best of times just ask the First Lady, so imagine what I’m like in a fictional world) but Hooks and I seem to manage for the most part.
Our team is called DAMAGE INC. I myself could go for a name change (ANY SUGGESTIONS?) but this was the name of our franchise when I came on board. I think Hooks named the squad in some form of homage for Metallica, at least this is the theory I can ascertain based on my quick google search. This lends further credence to my theory that Hooks enjoyed “going faster” on the Music Express ride at many fairgrounds in the greater Burlington area.
Since joining DAMAGE INC’s front office we have enjoyed limited success in a very competitive football pool. We’ve had some highlights deals and acquisitions (as ineptly described by moi in my live draft blog from last season) and now to an unbelivable low to begin this upcoming season. I hate to utter or print these words but we were snookered, screwed, bamboozled or better yet had the carpet pulled from our feet before we even had an opportunity to overmanage our squad.
Needless to say this year DAMAGE INC. has a little extra incentive to do well at the draft and subsequently throughout our season. This incentive or motivation is largely in place due to the owner of GO EAGLES who goes by the handle Ange. If I wasn’t so lazy I’d probably dig up some of my cans of tuna and award Mr. GO EAGLES with a BIG TUNA OF THE WEEK award or better yet make him an OFFICIAL ENEMY of this mediocre collections of limited stylings known as my blog.
It would appear that GO EAGLES snookered us the management team of DAMAGE INC. out of complex trade that would’ve netted us Adrian Peterson. Now I’m sure most of you are already bored of this post so I won’t go on rambling or crying about our failed acquisition of the player known as AP, but I will tell you that from my end I thought the deal was done. Our talks started several months ago and GO EAGLES was going to upgrade his keepers by acquiring 2 of 3 players offered from our squad. Happy deal for everyone it would’ve appeared but at the last moment GO EAGLES took another deal instead.
No need to cry over spilled milk I suppose (thus the reason I won’t award Mr. GO EAGLES with a can of tuna) but Hooks and I will remember this moment and perhaps this will be a watershed moment for our franchise. Time will tell. I did send the following salvo to the owner of GO EAGLES “eat your chicken wings with one eye open at the draft” so hopefully we will see if GO EAGLES heeds this advice come Sunday August 29th at Monaghans Bar.
It’s safe to say he’d better not try to trade any of his BBQ mild wings for my honey garlic wings on Sunday. In any event I’ll bore you some more with some fantasy talk as I’ll try to write a live blog on Sunday about all the “VALUE” picks. If you have trouble sleeping this blog might be must read for you.