Monthly Archives: September 2015

2015-2016 Fantasy Football Team version 3.0 – Week 2

I have just put waiver claims in so this may change but I moved a couple of players around and this is my current Week 2 roster:

Week 2, Changed Sept. 15 version 3.0

Notable, I moved C.J. Spiller into the starting rotation. He was injured last week. I also reluctantly moved Tyler Lockett out of the starting line-up even though he had a good week one in Seattle’s loss (checking, yup, it still happened that way). I put San Diego’s Stevie Johnson in his place who scored 20 but was on my bench last week

UPDATE 9/16 a.m. – STARTINg (After Waiver claims Approved overnight)

QB – Sam Bradford (PHI)
RB – C.J. Spiller (NO)
TE – Jimmy Graham (SEA)
RB – Matt Forte (CHI)
WR – Stevie Johnson (SD)

K – Steven Hauschka (SEA)
DEF – Seattle

BENCH
BN / WR – Brandon Coleman (NO)
BN / QB – Andy Dalton (CIN)
BN / WR – Tyler Lockett (SEA)
ADDED v w BN / WR – Donte Moncrief (IND)
ADDED v w BN / RB – Terrance West (RB)

 

DROPPED PLAYER:

BN / WR – Torrey Smith (SF)
BN / WR – Allen Robinson (JAX)

STARTING

QB – Sam Bradford (PHI)
RB – C.J. Spiller (NO)
TE – Jimmy Graham (SEA)
RB – Matt Forte (CHI)
WR – Stevie Johnson (SD)

K – Steven Hauschka (SEA)
DEF – Seattle

BENCH
ADDED f a / BN / WR – Brandon Coleman
BN / QB – Andy Dalton (CIN)
BN / WR – Allen Robinson (JAX)
BN / WR – Torrey Smith (SF)
B2 / WR – Tyler Lockett (SEA)

 

2015-2016 Fantasy Football Team

My work has a Yahoo Fantasy Football League. We drafted on Sept. 2 and I auto Drafted, with some do not draft and preferences indicated. My draft got B-. How does an autodraft get graded B-?

DRAFTED

QB – Sam Bradford (PHI)
BN/QB – Andy Dalton (CIN)
WR – Allen Robinson (JAX)
BN/WR – Torrey Smith (SF)
BN/WR – Stevie Johnson (SD)
RB – Matt Forte (CHI)
TE – Jimmy Graham (SEA)
RB – C.J. Spiller (out / injured when drafted
BN/RB – Jonas Gray (NE)

K – Steven Hauschka (SEA)
BN/K – Nick Folk (NYJ)

DEF – Seattle

 

Changed for Season Day 1, Sept. 10

(Even though I have no Patriots or Steelers players)

 

STARTING

QB – Sam Bradford (PHI)
WR – Allen Robinson (JAX)
TE – Jimmy Graham (SEA)
RB – Matt Forte (CHI)
ADDED / WR – Tyler Lockett (SEA) – added player

K – Steven Hauschka (SEA)
DEF – Seattle

BENCH
ADDED / BN / WR – Brandon Coleman – added player
BN / QB – Andy Dalton (CIN)
BN/RB – C.J. Spiller (NO) – put on bench
BN / WR – Torrey Smith (SF)
BN / WR – Stevie Johnson (SD)

DROPPED / RB – Jonas Gray (MIA) – has been put on practice squad…
DROPPED / K – Nick Folk (NYJ)

 

 

 

 

Scott Walker and Harley Davidson HQ in Wisconsin

Scott Walker is not doing well in Republican presidential polls. That surprises me as he actually governs seriously – if nastily and without a soul. This Republican primary race seems mostly to be about who can speak the loudest and foulest rather than actual ideas.

Same as it ever was….

Democrats. Blowhards. Blow. Hard. … too in the primary but actual functioning ideas seem to take center stage. Practical ideas that seek to improve the country. 88% of them are over-promising pandering but at least it sounds like they care about, oh, citizens.

Walker, current Wisconsin governor become a GOP rockstar by fighting unions. not only fighting but closing them down, – BUSTIN’ ‘EM!!!! – and making them very ineffective in the state.

The 5-second elevator summary is that, labeling it as a cost-savings measure, Walker was able to pass rules eliminating collective bargaining for work conditions and benefits and also strip the union’s right for mandatory union fees for members. As a red meat bonus to GOPers, Walker and GOP assembly members did so over strenuous Democrat objections that included Democratic state senators leaving the state.

When the measure passed the Assembly (not the Senate chamber) it happened quickly. As the conservative site, The Blaze put it:

Debate had gone on for 60 hours and 15 Democrats were still waiting to speak when the vote started around 1 a.m. Friday. Speaker Pro Tem Bill Kramer, R-Waukesha, opened the roll and closed it within seconds.

Democrats looked around, bewildered. Only 13 of the 38 Democratic members managed to vote in time.

It’s not just the state that’s cold, right?

So I’ve had this story about Walker and Harley-Davidson saved for awhile. Walker thinks Harley’s are a big deal; he owns one, he rides one and after cheese, it’s the state’s most famous export.

But as this Reuter’s article, “Harley and awkward ride for ‘union-busting’ Republican Walker” points out, Harley-Davidsons are proudly, union-made.

 

Walker, it turns out, is boring and can’t compete in the GOP circus. It seems Scott Walker can’t be president – he would never be for a more perfect union.