Monday night fantasy update

It’s nearing the end of the first Monday Night Football game of the season, and just wanted to say a few things. Eli Manning doesn’t deserve to be the highest paid player in the NFL.   Don’t get me wrong – I don’t think he totally sucks – but he’s nowhere near good enough to be […]

Preseason week 1 thoughts

I watched a few preseason games the past few days, and while it’s pretty early to draw any conclusions, here are a few of my thoughts in no particular order. Stafford is the real deal.  If Keary Colbert could catch a cold (he had at least 3 drops) Stafford would have had some great stats.   […]

Fantasy Football 201

I was going to title this “Fantasy Football 101” but I think that really needs to be a discussion of basics, like “know your scoring system” and “never draft a kicker before the last round”.  I cover that here. This post is about how to draft for value.  How to get the most bang for […]

2009 Fantasy PPR Ranking – First Run

Ok, here goes….  I’ve done this in the past for myself, but I’m going to put my player rankings out there for everyone.  Hopefully the other people in my league: Won’t read this Will think I’m spoofing them with the list Will think my rankings are whack and ignore them I’ll post updated rankings which […]

Fantasy Football Draft

I’ll have a lot more to say about fantasy football over the next few weeks, but I thought this was hilarious.  I was reading an “expert” draft on KFFL.com and ran across this nugget while reading about why someone drafted Marian Barber with the 6th pick of the 2nd round. Others Considered: I definitely considered […]

Who will give us money?

I was reading through The Daily Capitalist blog tonight, and I read a post entitled “The Chinese Aren’t As Dumb As the Fed Thought” that reminded me of a news blurb I saw today.  It seems that there was much less interest in today’s Treasury auction of 5 year notes than was expected. According to […]

A deficit dummy

It’s easy to find dumb articles on the economy these days, but this one by Robert H. Frank in the NY Times is quite possibly the dumbest collection of nonsense that I’ve read in quite some time. Mr. Frank is an economist at Cornell – evidently Cornell has loose requirements on who can claim that […]

FDR’s Folly

Just wanted to put this on here because it looks interesting.  I have not read this yet, but I intend to because it presents a different view of the New Deal than what we’ve all been taught. It’s available on sale at Buy.com, so there’s no excuse to put it off. FDR’s Folly: How Roosevelt […]

Is Bernanke playing dumb?

It’s hard to believe that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben “Helicopter” Bernanke is actually as dumb as his statements make him sound.  In his testimony to the Senate today, he said that if the government purchases common shares in banks, that it “may or may not” have an impact on shareholders. Has he never heard of […]

Some states to shun stimulus funds

According to the Christian Science Monitor, At least six governors have said they may refuse money. CNN also has some a decent story on it. “We’re concerned that we’re just going to be doling out million dollar hugs,” says Jon Hanian, Governor Otter’s press secretary. “It really comes down to the proper role of government, […]