Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Wild World of Wednesday - September 10, 2008

You know what’s wild? I’ll tell you – the start of the NFL season. Who would have thought that the Colts would lose to the Bears or that the Panthers would pull a final play out of thin air to beat the Chargers? (Man, I am sooooo sick of seeing Jake Delhomme get lucky.) Peyton Manning played like a red shirt freshman and Drew Brees was phenomenal in Fantasy Football terms. The Dallas defense was unremarkable in spite of the win and LaDainian Tomlinson got off to a slow start. Ah, week one, what a mess! It’s as if the entire NFL is in bizarro world.

Anyhoo…I’m just really grouchy about the whole thing. I stunk in every Fantasy Football league I’m in and I’m equally bad in the pick ‘em games I’m playing. I might as well have picked teams by the color of uniforms or how attractive I though the player were. Argh!

I’m probably doing so badly in NFL predictions because I’ve had golf embedded in my brain. If you haven’t checked out my stuff on Golf WRX, do it now! There’s some great stuff in Bag Chatter and don’t forget to check the forums while you’re there. It’s a definite must-read for avid golfers. The threads cover everything from beginner hints to sneak peaks at new clubs. It really is a great community of enthusiasts.

Speaking of golf, someone asked me who my favorite male golfers were other than Tiger Woods today. Being a lefty I had to answer Phil Mickelson, of course, but I also like Fred Funk. I thought it was really cool when he had his wife caddy. It’s nice to see when people share common interests, eh? Well, at any rate, after I mentioned Fred Funk the person who asked told me a story of him wearing an actual skirt (not a kilt) during a tournament. The attire was his punishment for being out-driven by Annika Sorenstam. You’ve got to love a guy that honors a bet like that. Speaking of golfers with a sense of humor – did you see the one when Greg Norman wore a scary mask when his game went to heck? Watch the video at the top of the post. This all makes me happy to know that even the pros know how to loosen up!

Well, unlike Fantasy Football, my golf game continues to improve. I’ll soon be past the socially acceptable plateau and on to enviable handicap.

Today in Sports History

1928 - Ty Cobb makes last hitting appearance and pops out against Yankees as a pinch hitter in the 9th inning.

1982 - Chris Evert wins her sixth and final US Open Tennis title at West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, NY


Doret said...

There are a lot of So- So teams this season. I live in Atlanta, the Lions made the Falcons look like playoffs contenders. The Colts looked off. I've never done a fantasy football team and I don't have a good reason.

Apryl DeLancey said...

Yeah, so-so is a great way to describe the performances of the first week!

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

I got knoked out of BOTH of my Survival Football pools in week one for going with Detroit.

I thought Atlanta stood a really good chance of losing every game this year.


Apryl DeLancey said...

Bummer! I know how you feel.