Thursday, September 15, 2005

posted by James - 12:34 PM

I know I'm extremely late this year, but I've just created the Just North of Wrigley Field Fantasy Football League. All CBA members and readers of this blog are welcome to come compete with me and my compatriates. E-mail me for sign-up information.

The league drafts on Saturday night in time to start scoring for week 2. There will be a three-week, six-team playoff structure. Depending on how many teams sign up, I may change that, but I hope to keep as many teams as possible interested in the league up until playoff time.

I've already got off to a great start in my other fantasy league with a Week 1 victory even though my tandem hoss running backs, Shaun Alexander and Ahman Green, went practically scoreless.

I'll use this space to provide updates on this team, the league that will start on Saturday and my newest league champions I'll draft on Saturday.

It's not like I'll have much else to talk about in the next couple months, especially with October right around the corner.

I'm still looking for evidence that the Bears will give me something worth talking about.

I'm at the point now as a sports fan where it's not about hope or faith anymore. I'm so tired of waiting and excuses why I should continue waiting with undeserved patience.

The Cubs. The Bears. Even the Washington Huskies... It's about success and failure. I want to see more of one and a heck of a lot less of the other.

If there is such a thing as a bandwagon, I'm not jumping off it. I am in no way less of a fan than I ever was or ever will be, but they're ruining the experience with their bad choices, poor efforts and paths which are diverging from greatness.

I'm not a fan because I demand no less than ultimate success, but I'm also not a fan because I'll accept abject failure in any of its forms.

I want to see results, gentleman. On the field, off the field. Between the lines, outside the lines. At the top of the standings, and moving up from the bottom.

It's time I started expecting as much from my real-life teams as I do from my fantasy teams.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

posted by James - 1:35 PM

This from today's Chicago Tribune from our fearlessly inane leader about the playing time of Matt Murton and Ronny Cedeno:
"We're trying to win and observe at the same time," Baker said.
Well you won with them on Tuesday and observed getting one hit without them on Wednesday.


I take back anything I might have inferred about Baker keeping his job in my previous post.