[HDH FANTASY FOOTBALL UPDATE #2] We have twelve members for the HDH Fantasy Football league. Here are the players: AllenOU, Truth, nactexanfan, KD, AmericanIdle, myself, Battle Red Bill, Tailgate Andy, KO, Doc P, Lumberjackato (what is that thing?), and LA26 (unless I mistook his “cheer” in the comments for interest in the league).
If there are two more who want in, we can stretch to 14.
[HDH FANTASY FOOTBALL UPDATE] We now have 10 players who have opted in: AllenOU, Truth, nactexanfan, KD, AmericanIdle, myself, Battle Red Bill, Tailgate Andy, KO, and Doc P. Again, let me know if I missed someone. Still a few spots available.
Texans blogger news… and not the good kind
By now most of you know that Matt blew his brains out all over the Internet, and DGDB&D is no more. Fellow Austinite BFD has packed up his cleanest dirty shirt and set up shop over at BRB, bringing their number of total quality bloggers to – hang on one second… EIGHT THOUSAND. As great as BRB already was, it just got that much better… plus – BFD is good with the restaurant recommendations. (His looks aren’t what kept him over at DGDB&D, folks.)
As for Matt, his voice will be sorely missed in the Texans blogosphere. Nobody can break down barbecue and defense like Matt. Here’s the good news – I’ve already traded emails with him post-blog suicide, and he says he’s still interested in doing podcasts, as he and I did last season. More details on that in the future, but at least you’ll have his booming, masculine voice to look forward to.
There’s been some talk in the comments about the possibility of me starting an HDH Fantasy Football league. I’m definitely open to the idea. I need at least ten, and no more than 14. Honestly, I think 12 is the perfect amount, but I’ll let you guys give some input on this topic as well. I’m used to Yahoo, and am comfortable with it, but I’ll put it to a vote whether we do Yahoo, ESPN, CBS, or whatever other suggested hosts you guys have.
So – opt in with a comment, and I’ll update the number of remaining slots until the league is filled. Rules and all of that will be figured out later. Here’s my ONE rule for opting in – you MUST MANAGE YOUR TEAM. None of this business where after the draft or after a bad losing streak, you just give up on your team and don’t make the appropriate weekly changes. Missing a week due to circumstances you can’t control is one thing, it happens – but you can’t just abandon your team over and over again. The punishment for such an offense is public ridicule via sports blog.
One important note about opting in – some comments get published to the blog immediately, and some experience a delay. Still others who have not commented before, will have to have their comments approved prior to appearing on the site. Basically what this means is – someone might opt in before someone else, but it might not show up right away. I’ll do my best to limit this, but I can’t completely control it.
So far, the following have expressed interest, so I’m holding spots for them:
If I left anyone out that didn’t already opt in, let me know. I might have missed someone. That leaves six spots open – and a maximum of eight if I can be convinced to do a 14-team league. (Does anyone have a problem with 14?)
NFL Picks League
We did this last year, and I’d like to do it again if there’s enough interest. For those not familiar, it’s a Yahoo picks league, where you pick winners weekly from every NFL game. Don’t let the fact that I won going away last year discourage you. There was a prize and everything… but I saved myself that expense by absolutely destroying everyone. This one I’m not going to put a cap on – as many that want in will get in. So again, opt in with a comment to participate in either or both of these.
Until recently, I’ve only been using the Twitter feature to link to stories on the web about the Texans… but I think I’ll be using it a little more to keep in contact with other sports-related Twitterers (Tweeters? …Twits?) For example, I couldn’t resist Twitteralizing with Chad Johnson about how he was literally soliciting fans to pick him up at the airport. Anyway, so there will be a higher volume of – but less-quality Twitteralizations. But I promise – I won’t be Twitteraltating about going to Best Buy, or a trip to 7-11 (unless I do both in the same day because, WOW – what a day that would be).
…are about to return. Sooner than you think. NOW! (Not really, but soon.)
So, you have work to do. There is much to discuss.