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September 06, 2004

My Fantasy Football Team

As you may know, i am participating in Blogger Bowl 2004, a Yahoo! Fantasy Football league started by Nick at Patriot Paradox. My team's first game is a big one, this weekend against Ted of Rocket Jones and his Rockets.

i'm gonna beat Ted like a drum. Like me, he's a Raider fan, and his wide receiver corps is heavy on the Raiders. He's got Jerry Rice and Jerry Porter, to go along with St. Louis' #2 option, Isaac Bruce. Now i love the Raiders, and Rice may be my favorite player ever, but i think my receivers, Marvin Harrison, Chad Johnson and Justin McCareins are gonna lead annika's journal to an easy victory this week.

Here's my team:

  • Quarterback - Matt Hasselbeck, Seattle Seahawks

  • Wide Receiver - Marvin Harrison, Indianapolis Colts

  • Wide Receiver - Chad Johnson, Cincinnati Bengals

  • Wide Receiver - Justin McCareins, New York Jets

  • Running Back - Clinton Portis, Washington Redskins

  • Running Back - Chris Brown, Tennessee Titans

  • Tight End - Kellen Winslow, Cleveland Browns

  • Kicker - Matt Stover, Baltimore Ravens

  • Team Defense - Philadelphia Eagles
i took a chance on Justin McCareins, but i got a good feeling about the kid. i think he'll have a breakout year.

i had originally drafted the future hall of famer, Morten Anderson of Kansas City. Not only is he one of the greatest kickers of all time, but we were both born in Copenhagen, so i had to have him on my team. Now i find out that KC cut him on Friday, so i had to scramble to find a replacement! i can't believe they cut him. Sure he's 44, but he was still effective, i thought. Now, if Stover gets hurt i'm in trouble at kicker.

It would be nice if i could post a link to the league like i did with my baseball team, so you all could watch our progress. But i tested the link and apparently Yahoo! won't let you look at it unless you're a member of that league, for some dumb reason.

Anyways, season starts for real on Thursday and i can't wait.

Hey Ted: "We want the ball and we're going to score!" Ha ha! : )

Posted by annika, Sep. 6, 2004 |
Rubric: Sports


How many teams are in your league? Its difficult to assess your team without knowing the size of the league, although, Marvin Harrison and Clinton Portis would be stars on any team.

I loved it when Hassleback said that line in Green Bay.

Posted by: gcotharn on Sep. 6, 2004

ten teams

Posted by: annika! on Sep. 6, 2004

Why don't they just give you the league title right now! You have made great choices. Ted is TOAST! Seriously, you HAVE made good choices. Let us know how you do. Also, why do you have to be a lawyer? I'm with Shakespere, "First,let's kill all the lawyers." Not you, of course. But come'on, one of the biggest problems with our society is the overabundance of lawyers. Enough of my rant.

Much love,

Posted by: Steve Edge on Sep. 7, 2004

Very strong team Annika. I think you'll be pleased with Chris Brown as well.

Posted by: Kurt on Sep. 7, 2004

With Eddie George (who i also drafted) out of the picture, i too expect a big year for Chris Brown.

Posted by: annika! on Sep. 7, 2004

Is that this weekend? Gee, I was looking forward to week 2. You know, the *real* start of my season. ;)

Posted by: Ted on Sep. 7, 2004

Minnesota picked up Anderson today, so you can still have him. Also, call me a geek if you like, but typically receivers that switch teams in the off-season don't do well the following year. So good luck with McCareins.....hopefully for your sake, you'll be able to tell me how wrong I was after you win the league.

Posted by: Budly on Sep. 7, 2004

Just another reason to love her... She drafted a Buckeye!!! I took him too. It's a do or die year for Eddie, and I think he'll do.

Posted by: Casca on Sep. 7, 2004

i re-signed Anderson today. In a domed stadium, and with Minnesota's offense, he'll be awesome.

Posted by: annika! on Sep. 8, 2004

your all shit!!! ameircan football sucks, englsih football rules, i mean if you type football in on google images all you get is english football so fuck off ameircan football, the only football is football!!!!

Posted by: lol on Jun. 1, 2005