Tuesday, Sept. 18
Time to update you on my fantasy teams, since it appears that, for once, there won't be any Bucs news.
The team I really care about, in the Lone Star Football League, is 1-1. I benefited greatly from Eli Manning's explosion in Week 1, and his implosion in Week 2. I've got a great team built around him — Willie Parker, Deuce McAllister, Antonio Gates, Larry Fitzgerald and Calvin Johnson — but I guess I'll be living by Manning all season. I hope the one that played against the Cowboys shows up this week.
The team I share in my big money league with my friend, Chuck, is 2-0. We benefited greatly from the Cincinnati-Cleveland game. We had both Rudi Johnson and Braylon Edwards, and both had huge days. We also had Eli in that game. He's just gonna follow me around all season.
I have a third team this year in the Scout.com NFC South League (I think that's what we're calling it). That team is 0-2. When your QB is Drew Brees and your RBs are McAllister and Maurice Jones-Drew, there's little you can do.
The best in Bucs news
Over at the Tampa Tribune, columnist Joe Henderson writes that linebacker Derrick Brooks' acceptance of Cato June taking his spot in nickel situations is another example of the linebacker's team-first attitude.
Working on my Film Session and First Look articles for today. If anything breaks, I'll keep you informed. MP.