Hoping to turn around their lackluster showing on the football field from the last two weeks, today I gave the Purple Whales official team car a bath because everyone knows a clean car is a much happier car. And a happy car just performs better.
Before play this afternoon, the Purple Whales were predicted to score 101 points. By the end of the first quarter of the early games it was down to 87. At around half time it had fallen to 75. Nearing the end of the early games my predicted point total was 64, so I stopped watching both football and my fantasy scoreboard.
I just checked the scoreboard before tonight’s game and my point total is a mere 54. I have one guy going in tonight’s game and that guy is LeSean McCoy for Philadelphia, the preseason #1 running back, my first draft pick, so maybe he’ll go off and get 30 points and I’ll get lucky. More than likely he will pull what Andre Johnson of the Texans did today. Mr. Johnson was the #3 rated wide receiver preseason and my #2 draft pick. Andre scored my first 5 points today by catching 2 of the first three passes thrown in the first drive of the day for 53 (33 + 20) yards. The rest of the game, 1 catch for three yards, so those 5 points were all he got.
I got more tales of woe, but here is a prime example, I picked up the Jets kicker Nick Folk as he was predicted to get 11 points as opposed to 5 for Greg Zuerlein of the Rams. Mr. Zuerlein scored 18 points today, Mr Folk not so much. In the scoring on the web page, if a player doesn’t get any points they put a nice big 0 next to his name, well, Nick Folk got —. Which I assume from the thirty four to nothing victory for the 49ers over the Jets means my kicker never even got on the field.
I pretty much gave up watching NFL way back, but started again last year when I joined a Fantasy Football League at work. But this year it is getting hard to watch. I know everybody is all over the replacement refs and the NFL front office has asked the teams to lighten up, but these scab zebras make it a pain to watch the games. I’ve read a few things and they are really not too awful, but what they have messed up have been some game changers and worse for us TV viewers is they take too long to decide most calls. Sloooows the game down.
The Emperor passed the 128,000 mile mark on a routine shopping trip this afternoon. Kinda wish it would have happened yesterday as that photo of the inside of Lowe’s Motor Speedway probably included 128,000 cars, parts or people.
Stopped for some oriental food on the way home from work today. We can personally vouch for the deliciousness of the Tangerine Beef at the Red Bowl in Aiken. And if it is possible, the seared pot stickers appetizer outshone the entree.
The fortune in my cookie read: You will make many changes before settling satisfactorily.
Hoping to score some brownie points I said, “Well, this must be a past cookie as I have made all the changes I’m going to make.” Donna, without missing a beat says, “Its talking about your Fantasy Football team, dummy, you need to make some changes.”
Boy-o-boy. At one point the score was 102–22 and right now it is not too much better at 112–56. With the 6 of my players that have finished I have 55 points, with just two of my opponents players, Michael Vick and C.J. Spiller, he has 51 points. Add in any one of the other 5 players that have finished and I’d be trailing by a minimum of a touchdown. The predicted final score after tomorrow night’s game is 140–80. If I do end up with 80 I’ll consider myself lucky. The only reason I’ll be able to sleep at all tonight is that the score of another game stands at 116–54.
For my birthday I ordered a custom printed football jersey with my name on the back and everything. It is already in production, so it is too late to cancel it, but if the Purple Whales keep playing like this, I’ll have to think up a different Christmas gift…
Last night was our Fantasy Football League draft. I made a suggestion to last years Commissioner about how it would be more fun if we could play everyone in our division twice. Because we all work in the same department it would be better for smack talk pre and post Sundays, so he made me Commissioner for this year.
Anyway, allow me to introduce the 2012 Purple Whales: Philip Rivers and Carson Palmer are my QBs, with LeSean McCoy, Ahmad Bradshaw, Willis McGahee, James Starks and Robert Turbin as Running Backs. Wide Outs are going to be Andre Johnson, Pierre Garcon, Malcom Floyd, Nate Burleson and Randy Moss. I also drafted Brandon Pettigrew & Jared Cook for Tight End with Kicker Rob Bironas and the San Francisco 49ers Defense/Special Teams.
Tonight was the Annual MMC Bug Splat Rally. For the second year in a row the squashed insects were few and far between. The Biggest Bug Trophy was awarded to a small flattened bug in the middle of a pop up headlight. Closest to the Target was awarded to a small smudge of a bug 1/2″ away from the green Avery dot. Three cars were tied for Cleanest Car, but I gave it to the newest members because one couple had won the last three years in a row and the third couple got the Most Bugs award because they showed up with cat paw prints on their hood.
Started up, went down, still down.
Miata Top Transitions since 10/24/08: 1170
What does this sequence of numbers represent?
3, 22, 27, 46, 51, 70, 75, 94, 99, 118, 123, 142, 147, 166, 171 & 190
Its not the famous LOST numbers, too many numbers for a MegaMillions ticket, not even close to being the Fibonacci Sequence and they are not an algorithmically random sequence.
It is my FFL draft order for staffing the Purple Whales this year.