The Mud Bay Slackers are here!

This is my first foray into Fantasy Football (American style), so I’m hoping that I don’t do too embarrassingly poorly.

Overall, I like the look of the team following the draft. I’m in the ten-team Beefy Cheesehead League. Save for Rothlisbureger and the defense (both sentimental favorites I wanted to make as the cornerstone of the team), I wasn’t trying to go for a Pittsburgh/Green Bay flavor, but I’m happy it turned out that way.

So, ladies and Gentlemen…with no further ado…HERE THEY ARE, YOUR 2005 MUD BAY SLACKERS!

(Cue loud, pumping music as team takes the field).

(Waits for applause. Not a sausage.)

(“I do not like this game.”)

STARTERS

QB – Ben Roethlisberger, Pit
RB – Ahman Green, GB
RB/WR – Chris Brown, Ten
WR – Marvin Harrison, Ind
WR – Ashley Lelie, Den
TE – Heath Miller, Pit
D/ST – Steelers D/ST, Pit
K – Mike Vanderjagt,

BENCH

RB – Lee Suggs, Cle
RB – Cedric Benson, Chi
WR – Santana Moss, Was
WR – Marcus Robinson, Min
QB – Chad Pennington, NYJ
WR – Brandon Stokley, Ind
RB – Najeh Davenport, GB
RB – Vincent Jackson, SD

Help, hints and advice always welcome!

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Did anyone see Jefferson Parish President Broussard on Meet the Press? He completely broke down as he said this last bit to the camera. It had me in tears as well…

Full transcripts here:

MR. BROUSSARD: But I want to thank Governor Blanco for all she’s done and all her leadership. She sent in the National Guard. I just repaired a breach on my side of the 17th Street canal that the secretary didn’t foresee, a 300-foot breach. I just completed it yesterday with convoys of National Guard and local parish workers and levee board people. It took us two and a half days working 24/7. I just closed it.

MR. RUSSERT: All right.

MR. BROUSSARD: I’m telling you most importantly I want to thank my public employees…

MR. RUSSERT: All right.

MR. BROUSSARD: …that have worked 24/7. They’re burned out, the doctors, the nurses. And I want to give you one last story and I’ll shut up and let you tell me whatever you want to tell me. The guy who runs this building I’m in, emergency management, he’s responsible for everything. His mother was trapped in St. Bernard nursing home and every day she called him and said, “Are you coming, son? Is somebody coming?” And he said, “Yeah, Mama, somebody’s coming to get you. Somebody’s coming to get you on Tuesday. Somebody’s coming to get you on Wednesday. Somebody’s coming to get you on Thursday. Somebody’s coming to get you on Friday.” And she drowned Friday night. She drowned Friday night.

MR. RUSSERT: Mr. President…

MR. BROUSSARD: Nobody’s coming to get us. Nobody’s coming to get us. The secretary has promised. Everybody’s promised. They’ve had press conferences. I’m sick of the press conferences. For God sakes, shut up and send us somebody.

MR. RUSSERT: Just take a pause, Mr. President. While you gather yourself in your very emotional times, I understand, let me go to Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi.

(They never came back to him).

John

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