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I would like to thank all of the fans who gave me some straightforward “Thong-Opening” conversations for my wife.  The best one came from Pete in Maine who suggested that it could be “a welcomed opening line to a frigid Maine evening!”  Thanks Pete, the Fantasy Virgin loves those e-mails so keep them coming.  The draft is over and the Fantasy Football season is upon us.  Your choices are not fair game and we are now in “decision mode”.  Welcome to the 2005-2006 Fantasy Football Season at fantasysharks.com.  Time to become informed for all you newbies and get your “rear in gear” because my friends it is playin’ time.  This week we talk about the luck of the draft and how you pick your opening lineup.  All of this of course courtesy of fantasy sharks…doggy style!

You Picked Your Team, Now What?

Our draft is a snake draft.  This means that even though you pick 1-12…it only comes back 12-1.  So do you get what I am saying?  I had the 2nd pick of the draft this year! Yay!  I get Edgerrin James…but because of the snake I do not get to pick again for another 22 picks! It goes from pick 3 to pick 12 and then goes to round to at pick 12 until it comes back to me!  Arrrrrrrrgrghhhh! This means no advantage to the 2nd overall pick.  Instead of 12 spots in between picks, I get 22!  Oh live with it already because it’s the same for everyone.  And so it goes.  You get two quality players at the sweep of the “corner” of the draft but go walking through the desert for the next 22 picks until you reach your Oasis again.  The team is picked so now please register for the fantasysharks.com website and enter your team in to the Edit My Players section of this site.  Enter your players and now go to see who you should start at the Fantasy Sharks Lineup Coach.  This is fantasy 101.  Take this information and apply it to this week and you are ahead of everyone else (unless they are fantasysharks.com members).  Don’t worry; your secret is safe with me.  Now we wait for next week when we get advanced.  But until then we have a season to speak of.

Waiting For The New Season To Begin

Every year, a Canadian High in New England presages the winter yet to come.  You think it never will happen but it has happened every year since I have been keeping track.  That would be at least 1982 my friends (I have always been labeled “precocious”).  You see, the days get short and the sky becomes this color of blue unlike all summer.  You have to be an inhabitant of New England to appreciate this nonsense, but talk to your neighbor from New England and they will extol the virtues of the weather we have had lately.  50 degree evenings with small-ish humidity and you have yourself a postcard right out of Fall Occasions in a picture by Norman Rockwell.  That is why we live in New England the rest of the U.S. and the rest of the world.  That is why we endure our 6 month winters and our 2 months of Bermuda highs.  It’s the “in-between” days we adore.  And until the second week of October or so, they will only improve from now on.  Maybe we live for these “in-between” days that fall between Spring and Summer and subsequently Summer and Fall.  These days also define us Yankees in New England as “regulars”.  Come what may be it Hurricane or rain, we will always have our foliage and Pumpkin Pie.  That is why we love this area … and it is to begin yet again.  Speaking of which, its all starting again, the 2005-2006 NFL Regular season.

Let the games begin --- Season 2005-2006.

Master D.

Tim can now be reached at tdavoll@fantasysharks.com and welcomes your opinions on the Diary of a Fantasy Virgin Articles.