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The Diary of a Fantasy Virgin – Let the Season Begin

What is the true definition of a Fantasy Virgin? Welcome to my world and you will see. The draft is over and the Fantasy Football season is upon us. Oh, by the way, the NFL season begins with a Thursday battle featuring

New Orleans at “…the champion Colts of Balti-err I

ndianapolis!” That was done in my best Howard Cosell. Howard loved the Champion Baltimore Colts and Joh—Nee YOU-Nite-isss! Now they are the champion Indianapolis Colts. This entirely means that you have to get your lineups in early this week. No fretting about picking out your team at noon on a Sunday. And this is the first week of the NFL season Fantasy Virgins. Let me talk about the week that was. That would be the Draft.

Picking Fourth – Off The Hook Style

So I have the fourth pick in the draft. Yay! The first three go down and those are no-brainers. But why did I have to be 4th? You see, 4th is the step off point between Larry Johnson and Frank Gore. Larry Johnson has a lot of question marks coming into this year. Not because of his ability but because of the new offensive line in front of him. Just ask Edgerrin James about this and you will understand the year that could happen. But, there are unknowns about everyone. So my draft proceeds and I get Ronnie Brown in the 2nd round. Since we are a snake draft it takes awhile to get back to me. When it does I have two RBs who are #1 on game day. Then comes the third RB…or maybe an upper tier WR.

To T.O. Or Not To T.O. That Is The Question

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 4th pick of the draft this year! That means I go 4th and then watch 15 picks go by and then get the 19th followed by the 26th pick only to watch another 15 go by. It is awful to see so many good players go. But those are the rules and that is the way the Fantasy Football cookie crumbles. So for my 26th pick, I could get Deuce M. from the Saints… or I get T.O. So will it be T.O. or not T.O. To answer your question, I took T.O. and my draft went downhill. But that is my choice. It ended up alright but it was just a wee bit scary. Now that you and I have a team. What to next? Go to the site tools is what you have to do next my friend.

My ToolBag Is Shiny

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 we get advanced. But until then we have a season to speak of.

Waiting For The New Season To Begin

It is that time of year again and I cannot mention it enough. 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. 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 it happens nonetheless. It even happens amidst the backdrop of global warming Mr Gore. Even now, this last weekend has seen 50 degree evenings with low-ish humidity. The result is a postcard right out of Fall Occasions in a picture by Norman Rockwell. That is why we live in New England,

United States and the rest of the world. That is why we endure our 6 month winters and our 2 months of 95 degree days from

Bermuda highs. It’s these “in-between” days. And until the third 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. Come what may be it hurricane or rain, we will always have our foliage and pumpkin pie. You will not be able to get a rental car in a month because the “leafers” are coming. That is why we love this area … and it is to begin yet again.

May this be your most successful year yet. Let the games begin — Season 2007-2008.

Master D.

Tim can now be reached at

tdavoll@fantasysharks.com

and welcomes your opinions on the Diary of a Fantasy Virgin Articles.

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