The local yokels take the (fantasy) field!

Written by Bob McCormick on 8/20/2006 12:29:00 AM


I joined in with a group of guys at work in their fantasy (American) football league. For those of you who don't know, a fantasy football league is defined pretty well in wikipedia here. Our league is for much smaller stakes ($20 altogether, with the winner taking 70% of the pot). There are 12 of us all together.

We just met earlier today for our draft, with yours truly taking first pick!

After consuming a lot of beer, pizza, and munchies (and plenty of trash talk in the process), here's how the future league champions (i.e., my team - the "Local Yokels") shapes up:

QB - Eli Manning, NY Giants (starter)
QB - Brad Johnson, Minnesota Vikings
RB- Shawn Alexander, Seattle Seahawks (a.k.a., "The Franchise") (starter)
RB - Tatum Bell, Denver Broncos
WR - Marvin Harrison, Indianapolis Colts (starter)
WR - Joey Galloway, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (starter)
WR - Terry Glenn, Dallas Cowboys
WR - Donte Stallworth, New Orleans Saints
WR - Santonio Holmes (R), Pittsburgh Steelers
K - Jay Feely, NY Giants (starter)
K - Lawrence Tynes, Kansas City Chiefs
Defense - Indianapolis Colts (starter)
Defense - Denver Broncos

I'll be keeping everyone posted on how all this goes (and I also reserve the right to change the team's name - depending on how they shape up).

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