Posted: Sunday, December 13, 2009
From giving out the first ever FFN Grinch of the Year award to extending the fantasy season, here are the random thoughts running around my head. Enjoy.
There's a new spelling for ridiculous and it's spelled F-I-D-E-L-I-T-Y. I would have written about this earlier, however I was at a loss for words. Fidelity fired employees for playing fantasy football. The reason? According to Vin Loporchio at Fidelity: "We have clear policies that relate to gambling. Participation in any form of gambling through the use of Fidelity time or equipment or any other company resource is prohibited. In addition to being illegal in a lot of places, it can also be disruptive. We want our employees to be focused on our customers and clients." First of all, I wouldn't consider fantasy football to be a form of gambling, nor does FSB. The only thing Fidelity got out of this is a black eye and lower employee morale. With an estimated 18-20 million US adults involved in the game, I'm sure Cameron Pettigrew isn't the only Fidelity employee playing. Fidelity - for firing employees for a pathetic reason during a tough economy and right before the holidays, you get the FFN Grinch of the Year award. Congratulations. You've earned it.
Eric Mangini hints at new contract for Cribbs. What in the world is Mangini waiting for? I, along with a million other people, watched the game Thursday night and we all saw Cribbs basically become the entire Cleveland offense. Seriously. What about Brady Quinn? Nope - he had very little to contribute. Cribbs IS THE OFFENSE. Give the man his money.
NFL.com's Inactive report has been a pretty reliable resource for game time decisions. For the early games today: Matt Ryan's OUT. Devin Hester's OUT. Mike Sims-Walker is IN. Percy Harvin is OUT. Jake Delhomme is OUT. Tom Brady is IN. Mark Sanchez is OUT.
Want to keep playing fantasy football? Check out FantasyPostSeason.com and let me know what you think. If anyone needs an extra player for your post season league, let me know.
If the Vikings win the Super Bowl, will Brett Favre finally retire?
I hope Andre Johnson comes out of the monster closet. It's a well known secret that the guy is actually part beast and I'm personally projecting a monster day from him with 150 yards and 2 scores today. Basically - I like him as the #1 WR this week.
Another monster...I hope Chris Johnson sees the 2,000 yard mark this season. I sure wish I could go back in time and grab him with my first pick in every league. I'd also be sure to laugh at the guy who took Matt Forte with his first pick. Until then, I can only laugh at the guy in the mirror.
Good luck to Peyton Manning who should pass Warren Moon on the all time passing yards list today. Take a second and appreciate it. You've earned it.
Thanks to Melissa at TheFootballGirl.com for recommending the FFN Lineup Analyzer.
Good luck to all this week.
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