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#1 Sep 09 2011 at 10:11 AM Rating: Excellent
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This blackout in San Diego wasn't bad for my family and me. Power went off at 3:40 so since it was the end of the day, I hit the road and got home before the traffic snarls even started. But we did try to get to one restaurant right outside our neighborhood because it was my son's birthday and we were hoping the restaurants would have generators. They did, but only enough to keep their food cold from spoiling.

So read a book while the kids played card games or walked around the neighborhood until it got dark. They're all celebrating because all public schools (from elementary to the colleges) are closed. After it got dark, turned on the camping lanterns and hung out. And Ray's updating his emergency plan and supplies. I'm rather glad I'm married to a retired Navy vet because he just brought up some checklist in his head of what was needed to be done and provided for.

Power came back on at about 1:50 a.m. in my area but we're still under a boil water advisory so I'll be off to buy more bottled water and pick up more batteries.

But I'm rather perturbed that I missed Pres. Obama's speech AND the @#%^ing NFL opening game. Smiley: motz
#2 Sep 09 2011 at 10:15 AM Rating: Excellent
It was a good game. I was upset that ryan grant didn't get the ball more. So much for my fantasy team.
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#3 Sep 09 2011 at 10:17 AM Rating: Good
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It was a good game. I was upset that ryan grant didn't get the ball more. So much for my fantasy team.
I have a keeper league and had J Jones and J Nelson pegged as my 3/4 WRs. Well, Nelson's looking like he still fits there, but I'm hoping someone, somewhere else, gets hurt and comes looking for Jones, because he's buried after resigning.
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You should keep one of those crank-radios for events like this!

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#5 Sep 09 2011 at 10:27 AM Rating: Excellent
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Our neighbor is an avid RV traveler so his RV was cranked up with his generator watching the game.

Ray's making a list of stuff he says we need when something like this happens again.

But ya gotta feel sorry for that one power work that was replacing equipment that triggered this blackout. Comparisons to Homer Simpson will dog his career to the end of days.
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Uglysasquatch, Mercenary Major wrote:
Sir Xsarus wrote:
It was a good game. I was upset that ryan grant didn't get the ball more. So much for my fantasy team.
I have a keeper league and had J Jones and J Nelson pegged as my 3/4 WRs. Well, Nelson's looking like he still fits there, but I'm hoping someone, somewhere else, gets hurt and comes looking for Jones, because he's buried after resigning.


I wouldn't hold out much hope for Jones. I've never seen any signs that make me think he'll be remotely consistent, and there are too many more reliable options. Nelson is looking pretty viable, though (seems like he's Rodger's 3rd down target of choice, and he's getting a lot of red zone looks). Cobb looks intriguing for a keeper league. He's not someone that I'd run out and grab yet, but I'm keeping my eye on him.

I only had Colston going in the game, who at least managed to salvage what was initially a negative point effort with a few catches. I also started Tramon Williams, who got Colston's fumble, but appeared to have his arm damn near snapped off later. I was playing a guy with Rodgers in one league, but thankfully, he also rolled with the Saints D (-2.00 pts). The fiance started Rodgers and Finley in one league for a nice early lead.

Packers look to be dominant. I'd pick 'em to repeat. Brees can still sling it, but I won't touch the Saints' running game.
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#7 Sep 09 2011 at 10:55 AM Rating: Excellent
Finley made some damn good catches.
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#8 Sep 09 2011 at 10:58 AM Rating: Good
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Yes, all irrelevant. Finley is locked up for 2 more years by someone else and the best on the waivers wire currently is Roscoe Parrish. Someone somewhere else get hurt so maybe someone comes after Jones hoping for some payoff on his ceiling. i'm not looking for a fantasy trade, I'm looking for a real trade out of GB.

Apparently, the only thing SD brings up is football and not even about their own team.
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#9 Sep 09 2011 at 11:16 AM Rating: Good
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Uglysasquatch, Mercenary Major wrote:
the best on the waivers wire currently is Roscoe Parrish.


Yeesh.

Uglysasquatch, Mercenary Major wrote:
Apparently, the only thing SD brings up is football and not even about their own team.


Beats talking about gbaji or power outages. I'll happily talk about the Chargers though...I'm heavily invested in them. Tolbert in one league, Rivers, V-Jax, and Floyd in another (though Floyd was an autopick that happened when I flash-disconnected; I'd never double-dip on WRs). I'm expecting big things from the Rivers-Jackson connection.

I'm all-in on Peyton Hillis, Arian Foster, and Matthew Stafford in both leagues. Maclin and Colston on one. My fantasy season can be summed up as "If they're healthy..."
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#10 Sep 09 2011 at 11:22 AM Rating: Good
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I took a hit with Manning going down via Clark, although he should still produce relatively productive numbers, just not at the price I paid for this or next year. Other than that, the only real hits I have are in my depth with Jones seemingly 4th string and only seeing 3 TE sets and in my draft with Baldwin getting in a fight and then with my late picks being very far down on their respective depth charts (FU Hankerson).

I have Maclin as well, but have no concerns over his health beyond maybe being rusty with only 2 weeks of practice.

As for waivers, it's a 14 team, 23 man roster, only offensive players, less 1 spot for team D and PK. So, while Parrish may not be the best option out there, there aren't much better choices.

Edited, Sep 9th 2011 2:24pm by Uglysasquatch
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#11 Sep 09 2011 at 11:27 AM Rating: Good
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Uglysasquatch, Mercenary Major wrote:
I have Maclin as well, but have no concerns over his health beyond maybe being rusty with only 2 weeks of practice.


It's not just Maclin's health that I'm concerned about, but Vick as well. Vick goes down, I'd wager Maclin suffers. I'm no believer in Vince Young.

The guy in one of my leagues with Manning just dropped him for David Akers. Bet that felt good. Smiley: um

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As for waivers, it's a 14 team, 23 man roster, only offensive players, less 1 spot for team D and PK. So, while Parrish may not be the best option out there, there aren't much better choices.


Yeah really. That'll do it.

Edited, Sep 9th 2011 1:27pm by Eske

Edited, Sep 9th 2011 1:28pm by Eske
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#12 Sep 09 2011 at 11:31 AM Rating: Good
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Maclin would take a slight dip from Vick going down, but given that overall, he's a better receiver than Jackson, he'd see a far smaller drop in numbers from Young playing than Jackson. Jackson is a big play guy with feast or famine result, whereas Maclin is a legitimate full time receiver. Ultimately, Celek would be the winner as Young panics and dumps.
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Uglysasquatch, Mercenary Major wrote:
Maclin would take a slight dip from Vick going down, but given that overall, he's a better receiver than Jackson, he'd see a far smaller drop in numbers from Young playing than Jackson. Jackson is a big play guy with feast or famine result, whereas Maclin is a legitimate full time receiver. Ultimately, Celek would be the winner as Young panics and dumps.


Agreed.

Unless then Young goes down. Then that offense goes Mike Kafkaesque. Senseless, disorienting, and with a slight sense of foreboding.
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#14 Sep 09 2011 at 1:42 PM Rating: Decent
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what the heck are you two talking about? I don't understand a word of it.
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what the heck are you two talking about? I don't understand a word of it.


Don't you Canajuns have some weird bastardized version of football?
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Yes and it's not even all that bastardized from American football.
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Uglysasquatch, Mercenary Major wrote:
Yes and it's not even all that bastardized from American football.


That's what weirds me out about it. It's close enough to our version that I wonder how some of the changes came about. Did the first guy who decided to bring football to Canada say "You know what? I can do it better." Or does a 110 yard field just appeal to Canadian sensibilities?

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Who knows? All I know is that I hate it when compared to the NFL.
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#19 Sep 09 2011 at 4:29 PM Rating: Good
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I'm all-in on Peyton Hillis, Arian Foster, and Matthew Stafford in both leagues. Maclin and Colston on one. My fantasy season can be summed up as "If they're healthy..."


....Aaaaand...Colston is out 4 weeks with a broken collarbone.

Awesome.

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#20 Sep 09 2011 at 5:19 PM Rating: Good
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what is this points system you are talking about? And buying players? I knew you were talking about football, but the metagame was what confused me.
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#21 Sep 09 2011 at 5:21 PM Rating: Excellent
Fantasy football. You build a team and win or lose games based on the number of points the players get. Players get points based on different metrics, so x number of points per yard rushed, x per yard received, x per touchdown etc etc. It differs based on what website you're using.

@eske Arian Foster was amazing for me last year, but I did not manage to scoop him up this time. Ah nostalgia.

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Fantasy football leagues. Drafting and trading players, points for different types of scoring/performance per game, etc.
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@eske Arian Foster was amazing for me last year, but I did not manage to scoop him up this time. Ah nostalgia.


I'm a Texans fan (yeah...I know) so there's a little bit of a homer element to grabbing him. I like being able to root for the same player for my team and for my fantasy team. Sort of doubles up the elation of victory.

A lot of people have him penned as a bit of a bust this year, but I think he'll be fine. The O-line has a great zone blocking system, and that's where most of the work gets done. Vonta Leach's departure hurts, but not enough to deter me. He won't be as good as he was last season, but I think he'll do just fine.

Hillis was a big point for me. He's got a cushy early season schedule, and he might get spelled a bit, so hopefully he'll stay solid.
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#24 Sep 09 2011 at 5:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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Eske Esquire wrote:

I'm a Texans fan (yeah...I know)

And here I felt silly being a Titans fan.
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I'm a Texans fan (yeah...I know)

And here I felt silly being a Titans fan.
You should. At least the Texans do something right.
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#26 Sep 10 2011 at 1:53 AM Rating: Good
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand you are all late to the gameSmiley: tongue
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