Friday, August 22, 2008

Notes from the draft!


Big -- nay, HUMONGOUS -- ups to Mass Hysteria reader and fantasy football league member James, who offers up some notes from our drafting shenanigans last night.


As Breakfast with the Hysterics pointed out this morning, the Mass Hysteria Fantasy Football draft took place last night. Because we were all too lazy or cheap (in my case) to figure out how to draft in person, we just did it online. To our respective roommates and friends we looked like a bunch of alcoholics drinking by ourselves, again, at least I did, but I digress.

The draft was full of your typical homer picks (Bryant Johnson in the tenth round, Jabar Gaffney at all, etc.), sexual innuendo mostly directed towards Future Mrs. Rick Ankiel, and general tomfoolery. And by tomfoolery I mean dick and fart jokes. Rather than bore you with the details here are some highlights....

- Many of us were blown away by the fact that Yahoo Sports had some huge countdown that made us think we had either seized or the apocalypse occured....

- Grimey (LessThanJakeDelhomme) discussed his hatred for the Chex Mix ad and wanted it dead....which oddly enough occurred.

- Discussion of Future Mrs. Rick Ankiel's weekend plans which per usual will involve her drinking a fifth of whiskey and passing out with her panties on her head...

- Surprisingly no blatant homerism

- Tie for biggest reach of the draft: San Diego in the 3rd Round or McFadden in the 2nd round.

Actually, that's about it, as far as drafts go it was rather uneventful... here's hoping there's some good trash talking.


God, we sound so boring from an outside perspective. Oh, and Jabar Gaffney is going to have a huge year because the Pats no longer have Donte Stallworth, sooo you can just go ahead and feel stupid at the end of the season. Other draft participants: please share your insight in the comments!

15 comments:

Hazel Maes Landing Strip said...

I AM STILL GOING TO END SMARTYBARRETT FOR DRAFTING MATTY RYAN.

A Pimp Named DaveR said...

That's no tie -- because McFadden, unlike San Diego's defense, has the ability to give you more than 5 points MAX per week....

Oh, this was Future Mrs.' draft strategy: Waste picks early, stockpile 14th rounders. And you wonder why she drinks so much! PAINTED WHORE!!!!!

futuremrsrickankiel said...

Um, you read the scoring requirements, right? D stands to gain you up to 15 points per week without even factoring in things like INTs (which San Diego lead the league in last year, by the way). You're a fucking idiot.

J said...

In all fairness....it seemed really typical because well we weren't ALL drunk trying to do this....as I said last night...we may need to do a mid-season/Head of the Charles party when I make my triumphant return to Boston.

The A-Train said...

is there any way we can see the league? you know, so we can monitor* your season?

*mock

J said...

I'd be willing to do a weekly spot recapping who gets debacled week in and week out

futuremrsrickankiel said...

Oh, there will be plenty of posts about the league. Not sure what they'll entail yet!

Hazel Maes Landing Strip said...

So, is this a safe place to ask about trades? I was wondering what people would be willing to give up for Tavaris Jackson

futuremrsrickankiel said...

Yeah, I'll trade you these packets of Splenda and a comb missing 3 teeth for Tavaris Jackson. You'll be getting the best of the trade, believe me.

flubby said...

You throw in a used VHS copy of "Summer School" starring Mark Harmon and you've got yourself one sweet trade.

SmartyBarrett said...

Upon drafting Matt Ryan I promptly hired a bodyguard.

Which is somewhat ironic, considering whenever HzMLS thinks of Matt Ryan, the theme to "The Bodyguard" is often playing in the background.

The A-Train said...

Oh, there will be plenty of posts about the league. Not sure what they'll entail yet!

As long as there's some onomatopoeia for the massive sucking sound coming from drafting a defense in the third round, I could care less.

Oh, my suggestion for the tag: Frivolous Fantasy Fuck-fest

Hazel Maes Landing Strip said...

That SD D pick looks really smart today:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AsaajKkZzalJ.ZeW_exqgklDubYF?slug=ap-chargers-merriman&prov=ap&type=lgns

Rocco said...

I apologize for missing the draft. I got tied up pounding beers/Jack Daniels punch at Thursday in the Square listening to Saliva and chasing 20 year old tail. Yes, I know I'm 30. Yes, my good friend and co-manager drafted quite well for me after discussing my draft strategy. I am ready to put the hurt on this league.

Pepster said...

We had a draft?