Quote of the day
"MLB and cable sports tried to sully the reputation of an innocent man. Picked the wrong guy to mess with. Truth will set u free" -- Tweet from Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, after Ryan Braunís drug-related suspension was overturned on appeal
For the first time since he started playing significant minutes, Jeremy Lin failed to reach double digits in any statistical category. Even so, the Knicks kept within range of Miami until midway through the 3rd quarter, when the Heat pulled away to a 14-point lead, after which the teams essentially traded baskets throughout the 4th quarter. Fantasy managers will appreciate his efforts in the final seconds, however, as he stripped the ball from LeBron with 8 seconds left - a time when most players would have already been ambling toward the locker room. Unfortunately, he also then missed a layup 2 seconds later.
And so we have reached the NBA All Star break. At RotoGuru.net, that usually means itís time to start preparing for the baseball season. And there are two developments on that front.
First, the 16 teams in the RIBC (RotoGuru Invitational Baseball Challenge) have been announced, and qualifying leagues are now forming. For instructions on signing up, please start here. Believe it or not, the first MLB games are less than 5 weeks away!
Second, FireLeague has launched its salary cap baseball games for 2012. As I mentioned a week ago, this is the next incarnation of the salary cap game formerly run by SmallWorld, then TSN, then RotoHog. The rules and layout all look pretty familiar, and I expect to be able to produce statistical support for this game Ė pending further investigation. Iíll probably set up a private Rotoguru league as well. Stay tuned for further details.