The BleacherBums Classic

August 4, 2009
Whos going to replace Ronaldo as the best Fantasy player?

Who's going to replace Ronaldo as the best Fantasy player?

With the 09/10 Premiership campaign fast-approaching, I am pleased to announce the ‘BleacherBums Classic’ fantasy football (soccer) league.  This is a head-to-head league and is open to all challengers.  Last season, yours truly ran away with the title thanks to a certain Portuguese  ‘winker’ .  However, his departure to Madrid has cast a shadow of doubt over fantasy owners.  Who’s going to step up at United?  Who’s going to be the player to join the ‘holy trinity’ of Lampard, Gerrard and formerly Ronaldo, this year?  His absence makes this fantasy season the most challenging and interesting to date.  It’s time to put away those grudges, declare your man-crushes, and reveal your sleepers.  Fantasy Football is back.

Register at:  http://fantasy.premierleague.com/

League Name: BleacherBums Classic

League Code: 54386-168793

That’s all you need.  Good Luck.


Fantasy Football Draft Analysis

July 28, 2009
Will he live up to the hype?

Will he live up to the hype?

My fantasy football league recently held its draft and here’s a brief explanation on why I picked who I did and the starting rosters of the other 9 teams in the league.  Sure, we opted to draft a little on the early side (right as training camps are starting) but we just couldn’t wait any longer.  And just for clarification, our scoring is slightly different from the standard Yahoo League -who does standard scoring now anyway?  We get .5 points per reception (instead of 0), 1 point for every 50 passing yds (instead of 25), 1 point per 30 return yds (instead of 0), 3 points per field-goal regardless of distance, 4 points per punt/kickoff return touchdowns and kinder penalties for defenses.

Click on to read about some draft strategy, how I ended up with Kurt Warner and Donovan McNabb and to watch some awesome highlights (including one of the best catches you will ever see) which I now watch in an effort to convince myself that my team has the talent to make the playoffs.

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