Last night, we held our draft for our fantasy football league. As you might know, I've been in a league with the same group of knuckleheads for about 11 years now. It's a real blast. For those of you who have never played, a team will draft from a pool of NFL players. All offensive skill position players. You also pick a kicker and a defense/special teams. Last year, the 2009 North Pickenham Liberators finished in 3rd place. Not bad in a 12 team league. And we won back our dues plus a little extra. This year, we're aiming for the Championship!
So last night, the mighty Liberators picked 3rd. Our first pick was the all-world running back from the Minnesota Vikings, Adrian Peterson. I had AP last year and he was not a disappointment. I'm looking forward to many quality games from him this year. I also picked up his teammate, the ageless Brett Favre as my starting QB. In past years, I've been really weak at the WR position, but this year was different. I picked up the stud receiver from the Cardinals, Larry Fitzgerald. I also picked up Calvin Johnson from the Lions and Derrick Mason from the Ravens. Not a bad starting trio of WR's. For my starting TE I picked the all world Antonio Gates from San Diego. For my 2nd RB, I picked the Denver runner, Knowshon Moreno. And the best kicker from last year, the Saints Garret Hartley. I also picked up a pretty dynamic Defense-The Houston Texans.
All in all, I was very happy with my draft. I can honestly say that all 19 of my picks will be contributing factors to their teams this year, and thus to mine as well.
Let the trash talking begin!
College football and the NFL. Ain't nothing better.