Tag: Football

Vlog Post 006: Fantasy Football

We are less than a week away till the NFL regular season is here! With that said, do you have your fantasy football team drafted and ready?!?

In my latest vlog post I talk about this year’s draft for my league: how I am unprepared for the draft,  who I drafted, why drafted certain players, and my overall thoughts and feelings of my drafted team.

This year, Yahoo Sports grades how well you did on your draft. I believe the draft grade is something new for Yahoo since I don’t recall being graded last year. Anyway, my grade for this year’s draft is a D. Ouch.

My Draft Report Card from Yahoo

The report card also includes several graphs that illustrate strength of schedule per week, the ADP (Average Draft Position ranking where a player would get drafted) of my pick per round, players points by bye week, and average points by position versus the league.

Graphs that help you understand why I was graded a D for my draft.

Do you like criticism, especially on how well you think your draft went?  Well the report card does that, it criticizes your top 5 picks, whether your decision to pick that player was good or bad.

Getting some healthy criticism from a bot

Well, here’s my team: The Vermillion Group. Kinda hard to tell how good (or bad) this group is when you can’t see my competition and their team. And to be honest I can’t blame Yahoo for giving me a D when I drafted an unknown rookie tight end, by the name of Zach Sudfeld, in the 10th round before drafting a QB. Eh…

The Vermillion Group

P.S. If any of you are looking for a fantasy football league to join, I got a friendly fantasy football league with a little money involved, $20. With money involved, people play with a bit more seriousness, creating a funner experience.

If you’re interested, click on this link: http://y.ahoo.it/zmzpB8Ao

And if you know anyone that would like to join, feel free to invite them.

Cheers!

Yahoo Fantasy Football League: Thread Lightly

Happy August!

Iit’s August! The first of August is here which to me that we are 10 days away from seeing the last episodes of Breaking Bad and days away from the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game!

We are just a couple weekends away to the end of a wonderful tv series, Breaking Bad. The mid season finale left us with many questions to what will happen between Walt and Hank, is Jesse back in the game, who’s going to die, and how will it all end? I have so much anxiety built up just from having to wait for the show to begin and as the days grow close, the anxiety level just goes up every day!

As for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, it may just be a preseason game, but it kicks off the start of football! I’m not just excited for the preseason being here but also for college football and the SEC Division dominance and fantasy football drafts happening all over the world. Another reason that I love football because it brings us entertainment, tail gatings, bar b ques, an excuse to drink heavily, fantasy football, camaraderie, betting, and above all thrash talking bragging rights. Can you smell it, the freshly cut of grass? I can!

Are you excited as I am for August? And if you’re not, why?

The Stick

Last Sunday I went to the San Francisco’s 49er home opener against the Detroit Lions for Sunday Night Football. The energy of the stadium was great. I even though I am not a San Francisco 49er fan, I did enjoy the game and cheered on the Niners. Hanged out with friends, tail gated, eat good, drank good, my fantasy football team (s) won, Arizona beat the Patriots, and the home team won. What more can I ask for?

The Stick (2012)

My Uncut Thoughts

So here are the players that I have for my team in the league Beast Mode. I had the 11th pick out of a 12 man league which meant that I had the 2nd (14th) pick the following round and so on.

Uncut Tip
1. (11) Rob Gronkowski(NE – TE)
2. (14) Cam Newton(Car – QB)
3. (35) Frank Gore(SF – RB)
4. (38) Steve Smith(Car – WR)
5. (59) Antonio Brown(Pit – WR)
6. (62) Stevie Johnson(Buf – WR)
7. (83) Rashard Mendenhall(Pit – RB)
8. (86) Beanie Wells(Ari – RB)
9. (107) Justin Blackmon(Jac – WR)
10. (110) Mike Williams(TB – WR)
11. (131) LeGarrette Blount(TB – RB)
12. (134) Ryan Williams(Ari – RB)
13. (155) Denver(Den – DEF)
14. (158) Michael Floyd(Ari – WR)
15. (179) Olindo Mare(Car – K)

In a 12 league team, you can’t really go wrong with a kicker. But I did. I messed up w/ my last pick by picking a kicker that didn’t make the cut. Now I have to pick up a kicker of the waivers… I know it’s not smart to pick players out of love, hope, loyalty, and hype but I still did by picking both Ryan Williams and Michael Floyd from Arizona. I couldn’t help that I’m a hopeless Cardinals fan.

Last season, in this same league, I had the most pts for in the league and the one of the lowest pts against in the league.

Rank Team W-L-T Pct Pts For Pts Against Streak Waiver Moves
*1. YoCTowN CiCHlidS 10-4-0 .714 1534.98 1460.36 L-1 9 22
*2. imma blast ya 10-4-0 .714 1528.34 1400.06 W-2 10 11
*3. BRYSONS BRAWLERS 8-6-0 .571 1467.84 1430.44 W-1 4 12
*4. Long Hard Johnson 8-6-0 .571 1476.78 1395.12 W-2 5 22
5. Uncut Tip 7-7-0 .500 1622.00 1378.52 L-2 7 21
6. Im On My Level 7-7-0 .500 1363.92 1356.34 W-2 3 3
7. Son’s of Anarchy 7-7-0 .500 1512.54 1527.42 L-1 2 10
8. Big D 6-8-0 .429 1312.90 1352.50 W-1 6 25
9. Sofa King Bueno 4-10-0 .286 1263.82 1441.88 L-4 1 7
10. Left Handed Jackers 3-11-0 .214 1325.04 1665.52 L-4 8 13

But pts doesn’t mean shit in this game. Wins are the only thing that matter. In the last 2 weeks of the season my team choked leaving me out of the playoffs. As you can see, I play with an active group of competitive folks that  keep this game fun. Cause it’s never fun when one person just dominates over the league with inactive members.

My final thoughts for my draft. My team looks sexy good that they can  make it to the playoffs and win it all but I’m going to focus on the present and take it week by week.

Let me know what you think about my picks and if you have an open spot in your league that needs to be filled, PM me. Here’s my player profile here, not that great or bad 🙂

If you’re interested on how my competition looks, I listed the league’s draft result here.

Live Online Draft Now!!

Beast Mode Live Online Draft

My fantasy football league’s live online draft is happening now! Who’s ready for some football!

Round 1 Pick 11 I picked up the Gronk!  I’m hoping that he has a monstrous year just like last year.

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Edited 09.05.12

Here is the 2012 draft results for the league Beast Mode:

Dirty D’s Ballers
1. (1) Arian Foster(Hou – RB)
2. (24) Victor Cruz(NYG – WR)
3. (25) Peyton Manning(Den – QB)
4. (48) Randy Moss(SF – WR)
5. (49) Sebastian Janikowski(Oak – K)
6. (72) Demaryius Thomas(Den – WR)
7. (73) Mark Ingram(NO – RB)
8. (96) Jared Cook(Ten – TE)
9. (97) Jacob Tamme(Den – TE)
10. (120) New England(NE – DEF)
11. (121) Alex Smith(SF – QB)
12. (144) Austin Collie(Ind – WR)
13. (145) Brandon Jacobs(SF – RB)
14. (168) Evan Royster(Was – RB)
15. (169) Johnny Knox(Chi – WR)
YocTownCichlids
1. (2) Aaron Rodgers(GB – QB)
2. (23) Jamaal Charles(KC – RB)
3. (26) Ahmad Bradshaw(NYG – RB)
4. (47) Brandon Lloyd(NE – WR)
5. (50) Darren Sproles(NO – RB)
6. (71) Jason Witten(Dal – TE)
7. (74) Reggie Wayne(Ind – WR)
8. (95) Dan Bailey(Dal – K)
9. (98) Denarius Moore(Oak – WR)
10. (119) Jermaine Gresham(Cin – TE)
11. (122) Pittsburgh(Pit – DEF)
12. (143) Carson Palmer(Oak – QB)
13. (146) Toby Gerhart(Min – RB)
14. (167) Mario Manningham(SF – WR)
15. (170) Steve Smith(StL – WR)
IMaGIRL&IMAbeatYOU
1. (3) Ray Rice(Bal – RB)
2. (22) Michael Vick(Phi – QB)
3. (27) Julio Jones(Atl – WR)
4. (46) Reggie Bush(Mia – RB)
5. (51) Mike Wallace(Pit – WR)
6. (70) Shonn Greene(NYJ – RB)
7. (75) Tony Gonzalez(Atl – TE)
8. (94) Mason Crosby(GB – K)
9. (99) Kenny Britt(Ten – WR)
10. (118) Rashad Jennings(Jac – RB)
11. (123) Detroit(Det – DEF)
12. (142) Josh Freeman(TB – QB)
13. (147) Ben Tate(Hou – RB)
14. (166) Jerome Simpson(Min – WR)
15. (171) Pierre Thomas(NO – RB)
Asian Twins
1. (4) LeSean McCoy(Phi – RB)
2. (21) Steven Jackson(StL – RB)
3. (28) Matt Ryan(Atl – QB)
4. (45) Hakeem Nicks(NYG – WR)
5. (52) Dez Bryant(Dal – WR)
6. (69) Torrey Smith(Bal – WR)
7. (76) Jeremy Maclin(Phi – WR)
8. (93) Baltimore(Bal – DEF)
9. (100) Garrett Hartley(NO – K)
10. (117) David Wilson(NYG – RB)
11. (124) Dustin Keller(NYJ – TE)
12. (141) Matt Schaub(Hou – QB)
13. (148) C.J. Spiller(Buf – RB)
14. (165) Brian Quick(StL – WR)
15. (172) Jacquizz Rodgers(Atl – RB)
Big D
1. (5) Chris Johnson(Ten – RB)
2. (20) Eli Manning(NYG – QB)
3. (29) Michael Turner(Atl – RB)
4. (44) Jordy Nelson(GB – WR)
5. (53) Antonio Gates(SD – TE)
6. (68) Laurent Robinson(Jac – WR)
7. (77) Lance Moore(NO – WR)
8. (92) Stephen Gostkowski(NE – K)
9. (101) Santonio Holmes(NYJ – WR)
10. (116) Seattle(Sea – DEF)
11. (125) Nate Washington(Ten – WR)
12. (140) Donald Driver(GB – WR)
13. (149) Santana Moss(Was – WR)
14. (164) Doug Baldwin(Sea – WR)
15. (173) Joe Flacco(Bal – QB)
Bourbon Brawlers
1. (6) Darren McFadden(Oak – RB)
2. (19) Andre Johnson(Hou – WR)
3. (30) Adrian Peterson(Min – RB)
4. (43) Philip Rivers(SD – QB)
5. (54) Willis McGahee(Den – RB)
6. (67) Jermichael Finley(GB – TE)
7. (78) Miles Austin(Dal – WR)
8. (91) DeSean Jackson(Phi – WR)
9. (102) Chicago(Chi – DEF)
10. (115) Anquan Boldin(Bal – WR)
11. (126) Jay Cutler(Chi – QB)
12. (139) Rueben Randle(NYG – WR)
13. (150) Rob Bironas(Ten – K)
14. (163) Nate Burleson(Det – WR)
15. (174) Leonard Hankerson(Was – WR)
Hard knox
1. (7) Calvin Johnson(Det – WR)
2. (18) Marshawn Lynch(Sea – RB)
3. (31) Tony Romo(Dal – QB)
4. (42) Brandon Marshall(Chi – WR)
5. (55) Doug Martin(TB – RB)
6. (66) BenJarvus Green-Ellis(Cin – RB)
7. (79) Pierre Garcon(Was – WR)
8. (90) Greg Olsen(Car – TE)
9. (103) Cedric Benson(GB – RB)
10. (114) Ben Roethlisberger(Pit – QB)
11. (127) Titus Young(Det – WR)
12. (138) New York(NYG – DEF)
13. (151) Brent Celek(Phi – TE)
14. (162) Brandon LaFell(Car – WR)
15. (175) Nate Kaeding(SD – K)
DonkeyPunch
1. (8) Jimmy Graham(NO – TE)
2. (17) Matt Forte(Chi – RB)
3. (32) Roddy White(Atl – WR)
4. (41) Fred Jackson(Buf – RB)
5. (56) Aaron Hernandez(NE – TE)
6. (65) Eric Decker(Den – WR)
7. (80) Dwayne Bowe(KC – WR)
8. (89) Robert Griffin III(Was – QB)
9. (104) Peyton Hillis(KC – RB)
10. (113) Malcom Floyd(SD – WR)
11. (128) Philadelphia(Phi – DEF)
12. (137) Jason Hanson(Det – K)
13. (152) Kendall Wright(Ten – WR)
14. (161) Ronnie Brown(SD – RB)
15. (176) Russell Wilson(Sea – QB)
Average Joe
1. (9) Drew Brees(NO – QB)
2. (16) Larry Fitzgerald(Ari – WR)
3. (33) DeMarco Murray(Dal – RB)
4. (40) A.J. Green(Cin – WR)
5. (57) Percy Harvin(Min – WR)
6. (64) Jonathan Stewart(Car – RB)
7. (81) Brandon Pettigrew(Det – TE)
8. (88) Robert Meachem(SD – WR)
9. (105) Roy Helu(Was – RB)
10. (112) Donald Brown(Ind – RB)
11. (129) Houston(Hou – DEF)
12. (136) Greg Little(Cle – WR)
13. (153) Davone Bess(Mia – WR)
14. (160) John Kasay(NO – K)
15. (177) Isaac Redman(Pit – RB)
Left Handed Jackers
1. (10) Tom Brady(NE – QB)
2. (15) Ryan Mathews(SD – RB)
3. (34) Greg Jennings(GB – WR)
4. (39) Trent Richardson(Cle – RB)
5. (58) Marques Colston(NO – WR)
6. (63) San Francisco(SF – DEF)
7. (82) Fred Davis(Was – TE)
8. (87) David Akers(SF – K)
9. (106) DeAngelo Williams(Car – RB)
10. (111) Michael Bush(Chi – RB)
11. (130) Sidney Rice(Sea – WR)
12. (135) Darrius Heyward-Bey(Oak – WR)
13. (154) Mark Sanchez(NYJ – QB)
14. (159) Plaxico Burress(NYJ – WR)
15. (178) Deion Branch(NE – WR)
Uncut Tip
1. (11) Rob Gronkowski(NE – TE)
2. (14) Cam Newton(Car – QB)
3. (35) Frank Gore(SF – RB)
4. (38) Steve Smith(Car – WR)
5. (59) Antonio Brown(Pit – WR)
6. (62) Stevie Johnson(Buf – WR)
7. (83) Rashard Mendenhall(Pit – RB)
8. (86) Beanie Wells(Ari – RB)
9. (107) Justin Blackmon(Jac – WR)
10. (110) Mike Williams(TB – WR)
11. (131) LeGarrette Blount(TB – RB)
12. (134) Ryan Williams(Ari – RB)
13. (155) Denver(Den – DEF)
14. (158) Michael Floyd(Ari – WR)
15. (179) Olindo Mare(Car – K)
Multiple Gore-Gasm
1. (12) Matthew Stafford(Det – QB)
2. (13) Maurice Jones-Drew(Jac – RB)
3. (36) Wes Welker(NE – WR)
4. (37) Vernon Davis(SF – TE)
5. (60) Vincent Jackson(TB – WR)
6. (61) Stevan Ridley(NE – RB)
7. (84) Michael Crabtree(SF – WR)
8. (85) Green Bay(GB – DEF)
9. (108) Kevin Smith(Det – RB)
10. (109) Andrew Luck(Ind – QB)
11. (132) Alex Henery(Phi – K)
12. (133) Randall Cobb(GB – WR)
13. (156) Owen Daniels(Hou – TE)
14. (157) Alshon Jeffery(Chi – WR)
15. (180) Danny Amendola(StL – WR)

It’s Not Just Monday, It’s Labor Day!

Relax, It’s Labor Day

Happy Labor Day folks! Hope that you are having a wonderful Labor Day Weekend. After today, summer is ‘officially’ over and everyone is back to school or work this Tuesday… Unless you are in retail, then you’re working today and I feel your pain. Anyways, football is back this Wednesday and the A’s are making a run for the pennant! Yeah!!!

Happy Sunday!

Football is back this Sunday with the NFL Hall of Fame game where the Saints beat the Cardinals 17-10. Even though the game was just a preseason game, these games are important to the 32 NFL teams as they weed out their roster and fine tune their play books. Preaseson games are important to me because they remind me that the NFL regular season is just right around the corner! I just can’t wait for fantasy football, Sunday night games, Monday Night Football, bbq’s, tailgating, thrash talking, and big hits!!

Besides football being back on the national spotlight (I’m a huge football fan and football has never left my eyes thanks to the NFL Network), it’s Sunday which means a new episodes of Breaking Bad!

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Breaking Bad on the cover of Rollingstone

With Game of Thrones ending their season weeks ago, I am excited to have the final season of Breaking Bad on AMC. I can’t wait to get home and see what Jessie and Walt are into.

And if any of you are looking for a good show to watch, check out Newsroom on HBO. Newsroom is about a news anchor that has decided to do the news right by reporting legitimate news, not lying, having reputable guest, and staying away from pop news segments. Newsroom also premieres new episodes on Sundays but if you have HBO Go, you can catch up on episodes you miss anytime. If not you can find Newsroom and almost any show on ch131.so but you did not get that information from me.

Happy Sunday and have a wonderful night. 

Hi World!

Here I am with another blog…
Well this technically is not a new blog, but a revitalized blog. What I plan to do with johnydecali is promote my perspective on how I see this world.

Yes that description is vague to what I believe that this blog can be but there is a reason. I have made several blogs in the past and they all have failed. This one may too as fail as well. The difference with this blog from the other blogs that I have made in the past is that those blogs inhibited me, limited me, and gave me tunnel vision.

I have interest in many things from photography to wakeboarding. And I plan to use this blog to document all my thoughts in all the hobbies and random things that perk my interest.. Even though I would like this blog to be about everything and nothing, I will do my best to keep it organized.

Right off the top of my head these are the main categories that I plan on writting about:

  • Photography
  • Football/Sports
  • Comics/Literature
  • Design
  • Gaming

What else can I say?

It is what it is.