So I joined Hack's fantasy league, and tonight was an inauspicious start for the Homewood Belligerents. Internet issues kept me from getting online until roughly a half an hour after the draft was over, so the picks were made for me by the ESPN software (I assume). Since Pittsburgh wasn't terribly good last season, I didn't follow the pros all that closely last year (and, to be honest, don't follow them all that closely when the Steelers are playing well), so I'm not entirely certain if my picks are good ones or not. Plus, this is my first foray into Fantasy Football, so even if I had made my own picks I'd have probably been basing them on what I remember of the players from their college days with no clue as to their performance in the pros. So here's the team, and hopefully some of our more NFL-minded readers (and our NFL covering SBN colleagues) can give me some insight into this roster:
|QB||Marc Bulger||St. Louis||QB|
|RB/WR||Deuce McAllister||New Orleans||RB|
|K||Nate Kaeding||San Diego||K|
|Bench||Thomas Jones||New York Jets||RB|
|Bench||Donte' Stallworth||New England||WR|
|Bench||Vincent Jackson||San Diego||WR|
Things I do know:
* There's a lot of SEC players on this team (Addai-LSU, Johnson-Auburn, McAllister-Ole Miss, Ward-UGA, and Norwood-Mississippi State), which would probably have been the case if I had picked them myself.
* Miami's defense?! Even I know that's an old unit that got older with the addition of Joey Porter, and there's not a lot of good depth either.
* Bulger was better last year, right? Please say I'm not imagining that.
So there you have it, the inaugural edition of the Homewood Belligerents. Am I screwed or what?