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Fantasy Football Season Is HERE!!

It’s hard to believe it has been 7 months since fantasy football season ended. Time flies but thankfully it has flown back into many of our lives. NFL preseason starts in 2 weeks and many leagues will be arranging, scheming and drafting their elite rosters for the 2014 season. I will be one of those people dedicating every possible vacancy in my day to my roster. Fantasy football season is here!

Last season, my main league almost ended in a grand hurrah; sadly trading Peyton Manning would haunt me in the game that mattered most. Life goes on and I am determined to win the unicorn’s sacred trophy: fantasy football glory.

My main money league folded before this season has started but I have managed to hitch my trailer to a new one and it should be a real blast. I also haven’t forgot about the awful luck I ran into in Roberto Luongo’s twitter league. I was very thankful to have @strombone1 accept me into his league last year and like the Boston Bruins, I was able to beat him twice when it mattered.

Low blow.

It still hurts Bobby Lu, but we love you. Maybe when Florida up and moves we can see you play in Seattle. Wouldn’t that be ironic?

But enough about Mr. Strombone; There are plenty of story lines going into this season: the Seahawks will try and defend their actual championship against a league gunning for them, Desean Jackson went east to the Eagles rival Washington Redskins and Johnny Football will be slingin pigskin for the Browns. What a season it will be.

Follow this blog for updates throughout the preseason, leading up to the draft, the big day and the 2014 fantasy season. Hopefully I don’t disappoint.

I can’t wait for September to come but there is so much that happens before then. The NFL is such an awesome league and there is never a dull moment. Maybe Aaron Hernandez will join a fantasy league this year, because we all know he won’t be in a real one anytime soon.

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The NFL Draft, Montreal Canadiens and Lint Rollers

It really is a shame I wasn’t able to see the NFL draft live this year. My cohorts and I had baseball and we won, so that evening I did resort to checking out the twitter machine to find out who got better and who made a regrettable pick. The Houston Texans added freak show athlete Jadeveon Clowney to the already lethal J.J. Watt and believe you me, them Texans will be a force to be reckoned with.

THE #1 pick in 2014 Photo courtesy of usatoday.com

THE #1 pick in 2014
Photo courtesy of usatoday.com

In a surprise move, the Buffalo Bills moved up and took top wide out Sammy Watkins, which pretty much killed any hype I had for him in fantasy football. Ask yourself this: why would you get hyped on the Bills? Thankfully the next best receiver, Mike Evans, went to Tampa and should do just fine in their offense….and mine.

Thankfully, I didn’t have to watch the mind numbing footage of Johnny Manziel aka Johnny Football pick after pick waiting to hear his name get called. He was finally called at pick 22 by the Cleveland “you better BELIEVELAND” Browns. A great pick by the Browns and they will be the latest team to add a read option QB to their arsenal. Johnny is an electric player to watch and when you are a true freshman and you lock down the Heisman, you are good.

There was another QB that had to wait awhile to hear his name called, you might have heard of him: Aaron Rodgers. Mr. Rodgers waited for someone to come to his neighbourhood for many a pick until the Green Bay Packers came calling. Last time I checked, that worked out ok for them. Don’t worry Mr. Football, things are going to be ok.

On to hockey; how about those Montreal Canadiens? WOW! Just when you thought the Bruins were going to finish things up, the bleu, blanc and red show up huge in game 6 and post a shutout. The trip to Boston will be an antsy one but game 7’s are the best and heroes are made all the time. Will PK Subban raise his game to the next level and put himself in a new realm? If I was a betting man, I’d say there is a good chance.

The Habs are the only Canadian team even in the playoffs this year so obviously, we are all keeping a closer eye on the action in Quebec. It sure would be nice to see the Cup come home but when it’s all said and done, the new Habs generation is sure cocky. Ya, we get it, they’re good. Move on.

Now I know this is old news and by old news I mean about a week and a half ago but lets revisit a very odd/cool moment in the NBA playoffs. After a Raptors win against the Nets, Canada’s own Drake brought out a lint roller and proceeded to “get…that…dirt off yo shoulder”. Never seen something like that before but Bounce was more than happy to hand them out the next game. Good fit too; clean fans and COMPLETELY RANDOM product placement.

Yup, lint rollers folks Photo courtesy of ca.eoline.com

Yup, lint rollers folks
Photo courtesy of ca.eoline.com

I’m beginning to believe Drake IS marketing.

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