July 2008 Blog Postings

The Favre saga continues with a possible resolution within the next 24 hours. Fantasy players should be paying attention to see if the legend will be available this year or not. Rumor has it that both the Bears and the Vikings are "last resort" options for the Green Bay management, but the Bucs and Jets are preferrable options for Murphy and company. Even an offer of $20 mil over the next couple of years wasn't enough to stay retired. Enough's enough. Let him play.

Two new XML services are available through the FantasyFootballNerd.com API. You can retrieve a list of all players along with some additional background info such as their height, weight, experience, and college. You can also pass along that player's ID to a new service to retrieve news headlines within the past week that involves that player. Enjoy!

The headline is a bit of an attention grabber, isn't it? Ok - so no official ban by an major fantasy football site, but I've received a couple of emails over the last week from users letting me know that their individual leagues have implemented a "No Nerd" rule for their drafts. I'm not sure that this is a good thing, but hey, what can you do?

Just a quick update.

July 23, 2008

Well the past week has been interesting in the Favre saga. He's expected to petition NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for reinstatement to the Packer's roster, however the next move remains in the hands of GB.

If you're looking for a tissue after learning about Jeremy Shockey's departure from New York, you won't find one here. His first year with the Giants was great, but he never came close to being an elite TE in subsequent years. His relationship with Eli was cordial at best and the Giants didn't need him to win the Super Bowl. He had 1 good game last year and average for the rest of the time he was healthy. I'm not shedding any tears.

I'm sure every fantasy football site owner has received this call recently, but I thought I'd throw my two-cents in. I received a voicemail from a gentleman in Los Angeles wanting to see if there would be a fit for one of his clients to be the official FantasyFootballNerd.com spokesman. The clients? Plaxico, TO, and Warren Sapp.

Rankings among the top players who will most likely go in the first 2 rounds of your draft are close. Classic example: There's less than 1/10 of a point separating Randy Moss and Frank Gore with Moss gaining the edge. There's roughly 2 tenths of a point separating Manning (that would be Peyton obviously) from last year's surprise RB Ryan Grant.

July 11, 2008

It seems like everyone else has thrown their two cents in on the subject, so why not throw mine in too. Like virtually everyone else, I too am tired of the subject. It's going to become a cliche in the future. When Peyton Manning eventually decides to hang it up, people will speculate whether or not he'll "pull a Favre" and be back the following year.

What exactly is a Fantasy Football Nerd? A fantasy football nerd is someone who uses technology to help him/her make good fantasy football decisions. The Draft Buddy program is unique in that it searches multiple fantasy football sites for me.

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