I don’t mean the light switch.
I don’t mean the television.
I mean — Vegas Baby!
That’s right, I’m headed to Las Vegas this weekend to help host the National Fantasy Football Championship. That’s right. It’s gonna be a weekend of blackjack, booze, pretty ladies, booze (did I already say that? In case you worry about the booze ankle, don’t. At the bottom of the piece you can see a photo of a drink I picked up at Paris last time I was there, and no, that isn’t a notebook, its a full sized 15.4 inch laptop computer), and fantasy football. I know, you all wish you were me don’t you? Maybe you’d change your mind if you heard I had to leave my house at 5 AM to catch a flight at the airport? You’re right, you could care less if you were going to Vegas, on your companies dime, to have a good time. Come to think of if, I am pretty luck aren’t I?
For those of you worried that I won’t be back in time to do our radio show, you can take a breath, I will be there. Now it’s a totally different question as to whether or not I will be able to offer any usable advice being that I might still be hungover, but I will still be there. For those of you who want more information about the show you can visit the website for The Fanball Fantasy Drive. For an off the cuff rundown of my thoughts on the show, and what it was like to do the first one, don’t forget to read I’m a Star.
OK, I’ll also give some actual analysis here as well. After all, that is likely why you are here, not to hear me wax philosophically about how fortunate I am to have this great life (though I don’t mind sharing it with you anyway).
For those of you that don’t know, I’m multi-talented (again with the it’s all about me stuff). Therefore, here are links to three articles I’ve written in the past couple of days that cover three of the four major professional sports (sorry basketball).
Those that know me know that I love numbers, and each week a delve into some of the more interesting numbers in the world of baseball in my By The Numbers piece.
The San Jose Sharks signed goalie Antti Niemi to a one year deal worth $2 million. How does the move simultaneously strengthen the Sharks while weakening the Blackhawks? It’s obvious if you are a hockey fan.
Why is everyone quarterback crazy in fantasy football? I attempt to lay out a convincing case that you should avoid taking a QB early and instead focus on the running back and wide receiver positions.
I’m off to Vegas. I’ll let you know how it went when I get back.
By Ray Flowers