Saturday, August 22, 2009

NFL Season Approaches

By Pauly
New York City

The local papers in NYC are having a field day with Mark Sanchez. The Rooster calls him the Great Mexican Hope as millions of Jets fans are looking to ride Sanchez's shoulders to the Promised Land. It's something that Brett Favre promised them last season which turned out to be nothing more than a wet fart.

I don't remember Broadway Joe Namath in a Jet uniform. I'm old, but not that old. The first QB for gang green that I can recall was... Richard Todd, who became the whipping boy for sportswriters in the late 1970s and early 1980s who had a field day with the guy who had a tough role to fill. I still had his poster on my wall. When you're an eight year old Jets fan, the QB is your own personal hero along with 3B for the Yankees at the time... Graig Nettles.

Since then, the role of the Jets QB has changed hands many times. A few familiar faces ended up leading the Jets, but they always appeared in the twilight of their careers with their best days behind them. Ken O'Brien and Vinny Testaverde stood out, aside from Vinny's interception woes. My favorite Jets joke used to be... "Did you know that Testaverde translated from Latin means 'color blind'."

And then there was Chad Pennington. Clyde Frazier would call him paper mache for being too injury prone. Pennington always had a nasty rumor following him around like a lovesick puppy. I hated those rumors that Randy Moss will sign with the Jets in the offseason because Pennington was his favorite QB all-time after the two smashed records at Marshall together.

And yes, over the years I've had to endure Sundays with Richard Todd, Ken O'Brien, Tony Eason, Mark Malone, Browning Nagle, Jeff Blake, Boomer Esaison, Glenn Foley, Bubby Brister, Neil O'Donnell, Ray Lucas, Rick Mirer, Vinny Testaverde, Jay Fieldler, Brooks Bollinger, Chad Pennington, Brett Favre, Kellen Clemens, and now... Mark Sanchez at the helm.

Anyway, the NFL season is less than three weeks away so it's time for all of you fantasy sports junkies to wake up from your slumber. Right now, we're in the final stretch of the baseball season over at Fantasy Sports Live just in case you want to get your beak wet before football season begins.

This year, I'll be participating once again in Sundays with Dr. Pauly over at Fantasy Sports Live to get your fantasy football fix. Stay tuned for more info.

Buffalo66 is one of the most successful players since we kicked off Fantasy Sports Live. He recently developed a website called Daily Fantasy Projections that gives you some vital information in making your daily fantasy selections. He's giving away his baseball projections for free so enjoy them while you can before he moves to a subscription based model for the NFL season.

If you don't have a Fantasy Sports Live account, you can sign up for one here.

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