Friday, August 10, 2012

Why the Magic Won the Dwight Howard Deal

If you think the Magic got hosed in the DH12 trade, I have one simple question for you:

What were you expecting?

If you hate the Lakers as much as I do, this trade is quite the downer for the next 2 years (although, really, is Howard that much better than Bynum?), but the notion that the Magic gave up a dollar piece and a quarter and only got two dimes, two nickels, and three pennies in return is absurd.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Forget Everything You Know About Fantasy Football

As excited as I am for the upcoming season, I've been doing a lot of thinking about fantasy football, and how the system is fundamentally broken. How often does the person who dominates the regular season actually win the playoffs? And how often is that due to individual guys getting injured (Matt Forte) or benched to avoid injury during the home stretch (Aaron Rodgers)? The most entertaining day of the year (draft day) is rendered useless by guys like Victor Cruz coming out of nowhere for an entire season, or, more notably, guys like Donald Brown and Jared Cook emerging out of nowhere in the fantasy playoffs. And is there anything more frustrating than starting James Starks and watching John Kuhn or BJ Raji get a rushing touchdown?