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  • Matt 10:42 pm on March 11, 2009 Permalink
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    Spiffy new popups in Yahoo! fantasy sports 

    Yahoo! is taking a page out of ESPN’s book by applying even more Javascript goodness to their player info popups. Whereas you used to just get player updates, you now get a glimpse at their schedule and a few other little details, all neatly packaged into a window that you can drag around the screen, which you will of course only do once, because there’s really no point.

    Here’s a preview from my fantasy NBA league. Yes, I play fantasy NBA. I know. I know.

    [vimeo 3587858 nolink]

  • Matt 5:19 pm on March 7, 2009 Permalink
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    Which teams don't want Terrell Owens – and which teams might 

    It’s the web page Drew Rosenhaus hopes you never see – ProFootballTalk.com is maintaining a running list of teams that have (wisely) stated they have no interest in signing Terrell Owens. I’m not going to copy and paste it here since it seems kind of douche-ish to copy the entirety of someone else’s work instead of linking to it. I was somewhat surprised that the list includes the Raiders, who were the first team that came to everyone’s mind when they wondered, “Who would drop a boatload of cash on a notorious locker room cancer who has gotten along with precisely nobody in his career and has at most two more productive seasons left in him?” It’s also interesting to see the that none of the three of the other teams in the NFC East are interested, which means T.O. won’t get the chance to avenge his ouster wearing the uniform of a division rival.

    Of course, just because a team isn’t on this list doesn’t mean they’re thinking about acquiring him. Some teams might even consider the prospect of hiring T.O. so preposterous that they don’t even think it’s worth stating the obvious. Of the remaining NFL teams that might be interested, which ones might actually give him a chance? (More …)

    • Brandon 4:28 pm on March 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      So, did you throw up in your mouth a lot when he signed with the Bills? It’ll be fun to see Moss vs T.O. twice this year though…

    • Matt 5:21 pm on March 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      It’s hard to resist being kind of excited about it, if only because the Bills have been the forgotten team in the NFL for so long. It was nice watching ESPN News last night; 50 minutes out of every hour were spent talking about the Bills.

      That said, I worry about Trent Edwards. He’s a smart guy with a ton of potential, but he does seem to get rattled pretty easily.

    • Fantasy Football Fan 4:09 am on April 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @brandon…do you think Moss vs. T.O. will be much of a contest? I don’t think so personally. Moss has so much of the edge when you factor in everything, including the quarterback.

    • Scott McShane 4:45 pm on May 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      It’s just a matter of time before the T.O. experiment blows up. Can’t say I blame the team, but we all know where this is going. Get your popcorn ready!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Brandon 8:23 am on July 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Anyone catch the T.O. Show on VH1 yet? How out of place is he in Buffalo? I give him one season maximum before something happens and he wants out of town.

  • Matt 7:52 pm on March 2, 2009 Permalink
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    Housh's a Hawk. Now to figure out where that puts him. 

    Now that we know T.J. Houshmandzadeh (whose name I can just now finally spell from memory) is officially headed to Seattle, I’m trying to figure out where to move him on my cheat sheet. Given that he’ll be 32 around the start of next season, he’s obviously someone to approach with caution in keeper leagues, but for redraft purposes, I’m probably even more enthusiastic about him than most.

    This isn’t the most exciting fantasy situation he could have landed in, but it’s far from the worst. Housh will be Bobby Engram on steroids (er… you know what I mean). He’ll catch a hundred passes and get a ton of red-zone looks.

    The only wideouts I can say for sure that I like more than Housh at this point are Larry Fitzgerald, Andre Johnson, Randy Moss, and Steve Smith. After that, a lot will depend on the draft and the preseason, but I think it’s safe to say that he’ll fall in the top ten for me.

  • Matt 6:13 pm on March 2, 2009 Permalink
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    Brandon Marshall: Strike Three. Er, ten. Whatever, you're out. 

    Brandon Marshall Mug ShotHas Brandon Marshall officially become the Ron Artest of the NFL, in that even when he stays out of trouble for a year or two, there’s still something unsettling about that look in his eyes? I mean, given that he’s definitely facing a suspension in ’09, he’s wayyyy down on everyone’s cheat sheet this season, but what if he keeps the crazy under wraps for the rest of the season and has some monster games? Will you trust him enough to make him your WR1 in 2010?

    (As an aside, given that my co-blogger Brandon’s last name is also Marshall, I love the way this guy’s career is heading. Keep it coming, man. May Plaxico be your guide.)

    • fantasyglory 1:56 pm on June 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Brandon Marshall’s descent in the public eye to a football playing thug has led me to completely disregard him for fantasy consideration at WR 1next year. His talent is scary and if he ends up hurting me this season in fantasy football it wouldn’t surprise me but I would not count on him to do so week in and week out. That being said his fall from the cheat sheets has to entice anyone at a WR 2 or WR 3 position. Week to week his status will always be uncertain. On a similar note, there’s this website that’s slated to Beta launch on July 1 called Myfantasyplayers.com. You can upload your fantasy football roster(s) to this site and it provides real-time news updates and advising for all the players on your own roster. It comes from the fantasy owners with your own fantasy team’s players, the like-minded people who know and follow the players that you care so much about.

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