Subject: Daily Blurb - October 9, 2012|
Posted by: Guru
-  Tue, Oct 09, 2012, 10:57
Quote of the day
"Do I look overanxious? You think so? Maybe you should be a hitting coach." -- Washington outfielder Bryce Harper, after going 1-10 (w/ 6 strikeouts) in the opening two games of the St. Louis series
After watching most of last night’s MNF between the Texans and Jets, I offer the following three observations:
Fantasy football can be a game of inches. I’m in a head-to-head league that plays doubleheaders each weekend, and last night I ended up winning one game by less than a point while losing the other game by less than a point. If Arian Foster had gained six yards at the end of the game when Houston was running out the clock, I’d have been 0-2. But if Shonn Greene had gained only 22 yards instead of 31 in a mid-4th quarter play sequence, I’d have been 2-0. Some say that these circumstances are part of the charm of fantasy football. Regardless, they do set up some unusual rooting interests if you’re in a close game on Monday night.
- Good teams are not as good as they look when they’re playing really well.
- Bad teams are not as bad as they look when they’re getting roughed up.
- Pink is not a good sartorial color for Rex Ryan.
Speaking of close games, the Orioles won another one-run game last night (after going 29-9 in the regular season). And perhaps more impressively, they are now 76-0 in games in which they have led after the 7th inning this season.