Monday, September 03, 2012
fresno blogger bowl 5
kiss the ring. or, in this case, my laptop or my trophy. tonight, our group of fresno bloggers had our fantasy football draft, and at said draft, i also was awarded my trophy from last year's win (blogger bowl 4). we had a little bit of turnover in the league, and a couple of folks had to step out, but we were able to secure 10 teams for the league this year.
as last year's winner, i was awarde the first draw for draft order. i grabbed 5 from the pitcher. honestly, i wasn't all that happy with 5. with 5, there's a good chance you'll miss your desired first pick. and, in snake draft fashion, that 5 pick is also 15, which probably means you won't get the guy you would have wanted to get at your second pick either. so when michael of weird fresno threw out he was willing to trade the #1, i jumped at it. i offered him my pick in round 4 & the 5 spot and we switched it up. this did not work to his benefit in round one, but he was happy with the move. so, here's how it went, in order for me (you don't care, but wev, this is my blog).
aaron rodgers, green bay qb - this pick was super funny to me, because michael instantly was upset, as he hoped to get rodgers with his recently acquired #5 pick. sorry, brother, he was the #1 you coulda had.
rob gronkowski, new england te
marshawn lynch, seattle rb
fred jackson, buffalo rb
dez bryant, dallas wr
steve johnson, buffalo wr
willis mcgahee, denver rb
c.j. spiller, buffalo rb
ben tate, houston rb
donald brown, indianapolis rb
ben roethlesberger, pittsburg qb
laurent robinson, jacksonville wr
ny jets defense/special teams
rashad jennings, jacksonville, rb
i'm actually a player short since i traded my fourth rounder away completely. so, i need to still pick up a kicker before wednesday's first game, but whatever.
looking over my team, i admit i'm a little worried having 3 buffalo guys and 2 jacksonville guys. one of the buffalo guys is just a handcuff for the starting rb, so that's okay, i guess. rashad jennings is jacksonville's top ranked rb, but only technically because maurice jones drew held out during the preseason. if he's not on par, or gets hurt, jennings could be worth it.
some funny highlights from the draft - i think people tried to pick demarco murray three times. malcolm floyd was picked in back to back rounds...by the same team. tim tebow was picked, but mark sanchez wasn't. and oh yeah, people tried to pick randy moss twice, which it was joked that ours was probably the only league where that happened. good night overall.
and, btw, we had our draft over @ swigg's. first time i've been there. good burger, local beers on tap, wings were good, too.