Football Season!

I'm taking a quick break from my first seminary paper to write about football. Last week I touched on who my favorite college teams were, and I'm very happy to announce that my college teams went 3-0 this weekend. Navy beat Louisiana Tech, Kansas beat UTEP, and Liberty beat North Carolina Central. So it was a very successful Saturday!

But now it's time to turn our attention to the professional side of sports. I would like to submit first my favorite professional team: The Kansas City Chiefs. Ok, now that we got that over with, on to Fantasy Football! I have had teams for years, always called the Ministers, but this year is the first time that Alicia, Timothy, and I have all had fantasy teams. Samantha is still a bit young, so we'll see how she fares later on in her little life. For now, she is the cheerleader!

Here's my team:
Philip Rivers (QB)
Joseph Addai (RB1)
Michael Turner (RB2)
Steve Smith (WR1)
Laurent Robinson (WR2)
Kevin Walter (WR3)
Jason Witten (TE)
Baltimore Ravens Defense
Robbie Gould (K)

I am listed as having a slight advantage this week, but we'll see how it goes. I had to pick up a few free agents in order to pull that slight advantage off as I had a weak draft. We'll see how it all works out!

Timothy has developed an interest in football, although I would say that his favorite athletic activity is still karate. Still, I got a great idea from Jason over at Dad-O-Matic about letting my son help with my fantasy team. I took this a step further and helped him build his own team! He is the San Diego Champions (thanks mom for helping with the name!) and he's totally stoked about the weekend! He wants his Champions to win!

Here's Timothy's team:
Philip Rivers (QB)
Steven Jackson (RB1)
Fred Jackson (RB2)
Dwayne Bowe (WR1)
Calvin Johnson (WR2)
Greg Jennings (WR3)
Chris Cooley (TE)
Dolphins Defense
Mason Crosby (K)

In some ways, I think he fares a little better than I do on talent, but we'll see how it all ends up tomorrow night after Monday Night Football! Mostly I'm just excited to see my son wanting to be a part of the action. I don't know if he'll end up a football player or not, but I like the fact that he's interested!

Do you have a fantasy team? If so, how do you think you'll do this year?

2 comments:

Emma said...

Hey Sheldon! I can't believe you like football too!!! I hate football! Ben and Dad are obsesed!! Atually Ben and Dad are both bummed out that they can't watch the patriots!! Ben has a fantasy team I believe........personally watching a bunch of guys tackle eachother for cowhide is well.......pointless. SOMEONE PLAESE EXPLAIN!!! Emma

Dan said...

Emma,
You're so cute! You will watch a guy break a collar bone, but not watch football? haha!