Fantasy Football, the first draft of two…

So, I’m in two Fantasy Football Leagues this year, one with some college friends and another with a group of friends from a message board I’m part of.

I did the draft for the latter league a while ago, we’ve got 16 players in two divisions and it was a hell of a draft since I had #11 then #6 pick in alternating rounds so I didn’t get to pick everyone I would have liked. Here’s my lineup:

Round 1: LaDainian Tomlinson (SD Chargers RB) (There’s no way I should have gotten him with the #11 pick but I’m not complaining)

Round 2: Matt Hasselbeck (Seattle Seahawks QB)

Round 3: LenDale White (Tennessee Titans RB)

Round 4: Dallas Clark ( Indianapolis Colts TE) (I seem to get this guy in every draft and he’s a good pick)

Round 5: Hines Ward (Pittsburgh Steelers WR)

Round 6: Julius Jones (Seattle Seahawks WR) (If Hasselbeck does well, hopefully it’ll be with Jones!)

Round 7: NY Giants Defense

Round 8: Nate Burleson (Seattle Seahawks WR)

Round 9: Isaac Bruce (SF 49ers WR) (if he can stay healthy, I’ve got high hopes)

Round 10: Justin Gage (Tennessee Titans WR)

Round 11: T.J. Duckett (Seattle Seahawks RB)

Round 12: Fred Taylor (NE Patriots RB)

Round 13: John Carney (NO Kicker)

Round 14: Cleveland Browns Defense

Round 15: Jeff Garcia ( QB Oakland Raiders) (I hate the Raiders, but love Garcia)

Round 16: Amani Toomer (WR KC Chiefs)

All said, not too bad a draft. I know I’m pretty heavy on the Seahawks and I hope that it doesn’t wind up biting me in the butt, but it is what it is at this point…

John Hodgman at the White House Correspondants’ Dinner

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I love how he calls the president NerdCore. Again, he may well be the funniest man in television today.

John Hodgman on TED

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Jesus Christ, this man is funny…

Posted on May 3, 2009, 16:20 By
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Happy Easter!

aaaaahhh!!!

…from my beautiful niece Maddie.

My 2009 Fantasy Baseball Lineup

We had our draft today for Fantasy Baseball and I think I came out pretty good. I had the #10 pick (of 10) in a serpentine rotation, so I got the last pick of the odd-numbered rounds and the first pick of the even-numbered rounds. Not too shabby, really, as I got two picks in a row every time.

Here’s my lineup as it stands today preseason:

C Ryan Doumit – Pit
1B Ryan Howard – Phi
2B Ian Kinsler – Tex
3B Alex Rodriguez – NYY
SS Stephen Drew – Ari
OF Ichiro Suzuki – Sea
OF Alex Rios – Tor
OF Jermaine Dye – CWS
Util Derek Jeter – NYY (SS)
Bench Felipe Lopez – Ari (2B, 3B, SS, OF)
Bench Ken Griffey Jr. – Sea (OF)
Bench Brandon Inge – Det (C, 3B, OF)
Bench Mark Teahen – KC (1B, 3B, OF)
Bench Eric Byrnes – Ari (OF)

Pitchers
SP Jake Peavey – SD
SP Cliff Lee – Cle
RP Brandon Morrow – Sea
RP J.J. Putz – NYM
P Daisuke Matsuzaka – Bos
P Ricky Nolasco – Fla
P Ted Lilly – ChC

Wish me luck! We’re playing for money this time, so I’ve got more than just pride on the line. I’ve also got $10!

Tedsblog, Now with Twitter!

I’ve been anxiously awaiting a Twitter plug-in for my blog for quite a while and now, it’s finally been released by the good people at WordPress! Yay!

So, now you can see my tweets on the right-hand side, just below my Flickr pictures. And, if you want to follow me on Twitter I’m @tedsblog. (This offer is valid for non-spammers only. Please don’t follow me if all you’re doing is posting about how you got a new computer for cheap.)

Posted on March 26, 2009, 12:55 By
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An Update on my Mom, from Mom

Many of you have been asking how my mom’s been dealing with her cancer and sending her your thoughts and prayers and they’re all appreciated. I got an email from mom today that I thought I’d share with you all. (Any emphasis is mine.)

Art and I have been home for 3 wks after 90 days in Seattle. I survived the transplant and all the poking and prodding after the fact and am doing very well. My doc here (Dr. Jafari) was thrilled to see me 2 wks ago and again yesterday, no more than we were glad to see him. All my #s are good and seem to be getting better, including my pesky liver function which is finally normal. My diagnosis was 1 year ago today and with any luck I have at least 20 more yrs!

Some of you have known me all or most of my life but I have known all of you for many years. I just have to tell you, and I KNOW you will all appreciate the irony: Jafari said I need to GAIN 10#s! I have waited all my life to have a doc say that to me! And Art was a witness! Having fought The Battle all my life, I nearly fell off the chair when he said that. But believe it or not am really am too thin. I have dropped almost 70#, not trying, just due to the therapies and treatments and this pesky metallic taste as my taste buds revive.

I will go back to work in the Fall, part-time again, but cannot go to see Junior play ball at Safeco this summer as I have to avoid crowds. Bummer. We do have some travel plans for summer, some driving, some flying. . .we had to cancel our Christmas trip to Hawaii, so hope to go in July, and we have a grandbaby’s 1st b’day July 3. (And a new one coming in Sept!!)

Are you bored yet? Well, I am done. . .thank you all for your love, support, friendship and prayers. I could not have done it without you!! Love to all

What’s up with all the Cryllic spam lately?

Has anyone else noticed an extraordinary number of Russian/Cryllic comment spammers over the last month or two? What’s the deal?

Exercise? Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

When I realized I was a grown-up

When spending money on food and fuel was more important than spending it on CDs and Comic Books.

Posted on January 24, 2009, 10:51 By
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