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rajncajn:

Haven't been around much lately so I thought I'd bump this up to try to get familiar with some of the new faces.

Been laying on the floor in a pool of your own vomit sweating alcohol?

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Grits and Shins:

 

rajncajn:

Haven't been around much lately so I thought I'd bump this up to try to get familiar with some of the new faces.

Been laying on the floor in a pool of your own vomit sweating alcohol? Actually.... frown

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As a newbie to the message boards although not to FF, this is a great thread. I just start reading these posts this year and find the characters pretty entertaining.

 

Who: RWings, which represents my political philosophy and my beloved Red Wings. Longtime Browns fan still recovering from "The Drive", "The Fumble" and Sipe not throwing it in the f***ing lake in 1980. Aaaarrgghh! Alma mater U of Mich is my college team. Go Blue.

What: Hedge fund manager. You think picking players can be maddening, try picking stocks.

When: 36, but with 1 girl and 3 boys under 8 feel a lot older at times.

Where: Connecticut (sports wasteland stuck btwn equally offensive NY and Boston fans) by way of Lake Orion, MI (Detroit) and my hometown of Bainbridge, OH (Cleveland).

Why: Don't care, just love it.

Fantasy Bio: Same league since 1989, commish most of that time, won it 4 times. Have archived results from all years - great to look back. Used The Huddle in the past, but first year on boards because, quite frankly, I didn't think anyone could offer me anything. Happily realizing, though, that there is wisdom here. Also find the characters and board lingo pretty interesting. Would love to do another league somewhere 'cause one doesn't seem like enough anymore.

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Who: dfv87- long time suffering Vikings faithful.

what: Commercial Banker/days- father/coach of 2 sports nut girls/nights and weekends

when: 33

where: central MN (Suburb of Mpls/St Paul)

Why: FF was something to spend time with the Guys and talk smack- been with the huddle 2 seasons and this is my 3rd. Hands down this is the place for good info (and funny smack talkin!)

Bio: 2 leagues on for $ and one for fun. Playoffs in both sice I joined the huddle! with 2 scoring championships but no s-bowls YET!!!

NEWBIES-listen to the advice and read the articles and you will contend in your league!

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Who: hxperson

 

What: Financial Analyst

 

When: 24

 

Where: Toronto

 

Why: The Huddle was the first FF site I ever visited regularly. I stopped using it for a few years but came back last year. I find this board very useful for posting trade advice for my dynasty leagues, because my league mates peruse most of the other (free) boards too frequently. You guys have always been great at helping a brother out with advice. thumbs_u

 

Bio: Been playing FF since 97. Loyal Fins fan since I lived in Miami as a kid.

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Who: NoGoHawk (my two greatest hobbies - birding and FF)

 

What: CPA - Consultant (mainly construction companies due to a prior career as CFO in one)

 

When: 46, but sure don't feel like it - having too much fun in life (no kids, but two great stepsons who are already out of the house and a wonderful wife who lets me sit with the remote and NFL Direct Ticket). Huddler for 3 years now, but newbie to posts.

 

Where: Kittatinny Ridge (Soutern Pocono's), PA - On our mountaintop retreat, where we won't be disturbed by neighbors during football season.

 

Why: Beats doing drugs!

 

Fantasy Bio: Participated in my first league in 1985 (Picked DeBerg, QB - TB with my first pick; Almost got laughed out of the draft!) Became Commissioner '86 and ran the league using the USA Today and a Lotus spreadsheet. Won more times than I can remember - usually playing in 2 or 3 leagues each year (offspring from my previous leagues I set up).

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Who: Savage Beatings - Go Vikings!

What: Work as a Buyer for a small Marketing company in Minneapolis. Have a beautiful wife, a strapping young boy, and two lovely step-daughters.

When: 37 years and growing more sophisticated by the minute.

Where: Minnesota - South Metro

Why: Because all of you enablers just keep feeding my addiction.

Fantasy Bio: Started back in '89 and won my first championship right out of the gate. That got me hooked! Since then I have had only one really bad season due to a number of injuries. I have won my share of championships in various leagues, and have only that one time missed my main money league's playoffs.

Edited by Savage Beatings

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Who:BradR, yeah it's a boring identifier but it's me.

 

What:4 years shy of retirement from the employ of good ol Uncle Sam.

 

When:51 years young

 

Where:Waco,Texas

 

Why:I've been using the Huddle for several years now and for some reason was never interested in the forums till this year, go figure.

 

Fantasy bio: Been playing fantasy football since the early 90's, I run a couple local leagues and being a sports fan, fantasy was just a natural next step.

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Who: Brewer

 

What: Brewer/Engineer

 

Where: Poconos/Upstate NY

 

When: Not a day over 34

 

Why: It beats fantasy hockey, and for some reason, my wife thinks that this is a great hobby.

 

Bio: Joined my first league 4 years ago on the day of the draft. The guy who talked me into joining gave me a copy of his cheat sheet, Which happened to be the Huddle's. I believe that I drafted well, and finished in the top half of the league. Since then I've been in several leagues, winning the championsip once. Been using the Huddle ever since.

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Who the michael jordan of Canada but I bleed Eagle green

What business manager of an auto & rv dealership. (Which seems to coincide with the time I spend on this site) Sports addict even dreaming hours. (I dreamt we beat the raiders in the superbowl this time, hang on we lost to Tampa of all teams)

When 35

Where 3hrs east of Vancouver in a city called Kamloops....stop laughing thats the real name

Why Cause I love it and it drives my wife nuts wink

Fantasy Bio Was asked to play when I moved back here after college as a way of re-connecting with old buddies. Been playing in that keeper league now for the 5th year. Won the first, lost in the superbowl, lost in the semi, then out first round last year. Starting to think I second guess myself too much..... angry Tried a second league last year, but was disappointed w/interaction so I dropped it and have joined a fantasy basketball league this year... Been on this site for 4yrs and just started posting this year.

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Who: laborer

What: I drive a big brown truck and yes everything is brown...everything. eek!

When: 42(have I been pulling for the Cowboys that long??) coach bawling

Where: Oklahoma by way of Texas

Why: My contribution to the American way of life. flag

Fantasty Bio: 4th year in FF. 1st year I got pulled in to fill out a league and have been hooked, addicted or obsessed(u pick) ever since. Last year I played in 3 leagues and took 1st, 2nd & 2nd. My wife is also totally supportive of FF Sunday(as long as I give her plenty of money to head to the mall) doah

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toofer:

Newbies don't start this early. Look for them in 6-8 weeks.

I guess I am a newbie .... I ran across the huddle back in June after getting sick and tired of checking CBSSportsline on a daily basis and finding that there just was not enough updated FF information to feed my addiction. OK, I guess I might as well go:

Who: Golden Gopher Fan, as well as pretty much any other MN sports team, especially Twins, Vikes, TWolves. Not as big of a hockey fan, although I couldn't help but follow the Wild last year and their run in the playoffs. I follow the Gophers pretty intensely in hoops and football, and somewhat in hockey. (Maybe I SHOULD become a hockey fan, the way things are going.) Also a big AZ hoops fan, being that the only time the Gophers made it to the Final Four in the past 20+ years, the Big Ten took it away from them because they "cheated." COME ON!! Everybody cheats, they just happened to get caught. (I am still very BITTER!!!)

What: Manager in the "Package Delivery Business." No, I am not in the porn business, for those of you who have as sick of a sense of humor as I .... The company I work for is pretty well-known world-wide -- Think Tom Hanks and a movie about a plane crash and a ball named "Wilson."

When: I started doing FF when I was in 8th grade. Took a couple of years off in college .... OK, it actually was about six years. Decided to get back into FF with some of my high school buddies and restart our original league. Over the past seven years, have progressed from one league to four. So, that puts me where I am today, 28.

Where: Sioux Falls, SD via MN originally. Engaged to a great girl from Ventura, CA who thinks I have a serious problem. My response to her is this: At least you know where I am 90% of the time. Plus, I could be spending all of my time on a much worse "chat line," as she calls this. Anyway, probably will move to the southern California area eventually. Getting married next July in San Diego.

Why: I think I may have already mentioned that I am an addict when it comes to football. I joined an 18-person fantasy golf league just to pass the time until FF starts. As I stated above, CBSSportsline is way overpriced and until the season actually starts, their information is outdated and worthless. So, I spent a couple of hours searching the net for a better FF site. I found several that were somewhat appealing, but as soon as I ran into the huddle, I knew I had found the best. Have been absorbing all of its great info ever since. This is my first year in a fourth league, and the other three are all local leagues. So, I never really thought I had much need for something like this. But, now I know what I was missing.

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WHO- Michael W

 

WHAT- Writer/ Co-Owner of TheFantasyJungle.com

 

WHEN- 27

 

WHERE- Miami, FL...but No, I am not a Dolphins fan.

 

WHY- Once you draft a back, you never go back??? Ok that was lame but like everyone else here, Im an addict.

 

FANTASY BIO- Took 16th overall in last year's WCOFF with co manager. Been playing fantasy sports for 12 years. Also love fantasy baseball and hoops. Took passion even further by starting own fantasy company this year. Prediction for Comeback Fantasy Player of the Year- Marshall Faulk. Fantasy Must Have- Jeremy Shockey

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GoldenGopherFan:

 

toofer:

Newbies don't start this early. Look for them in 6-8 weeks.

What: Manager in the "Package Delivery Business." No, I am not in the porn business, for those of you who have as sick of a sense of humor as I .... The company I work for is pretty well-known world-wide -- Think Tom Hanks and a movie about a plane crash and a ball named "Wilson."

 

This isn't Wheel of Fortune. You can say Federal Express.

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Sorry, that was my weak attempt at humor. Not really even humor, just being plain stupid. I think that mock draft 12 has driven me insane. I didn't think it would take an entire week...

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Who: Phil Simms #11. Go Giants.

What: School psychologist. Director of Psychology for a NGO www.hiqh.org. Slowly transitioning into dad's exporting business.

When: 32

Where: The center of the universe (a.k.a. Manhattan)

Why: My first year I drafted Barry Sanders and another little-known back named Terrell Davis by mistake. Winning the league hooked me forever. Currently I’m helping organize larger money leagues $250-$2000. Four year Huddler, I started posting a little last year as LT56 last year. Last year I won against the brainiacs at this site www.highiqsociety.com even though I’m a lot more stupider than they be. loco

 

Good luck to everyone this year.

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Alright, I'm in...

 

Who - LFNFL (Lightening Fast Norwegian Football League). Buckeye by birth, Chiefs fan by residence. Hater of all that is Wolverine, Gator, 'Cane, 'Nole, Cowboy and Husker.

 

What- Dept. of Defense network/software guy. Flight Sim stuff. I'd say more, but then I'd have to kill you.

 

When - 29 (no, Seriously!).

 

Where - KC via TN via NM via OH via AK via MD via OH via WY via WA via OH via KC via OH. Ohio is still home.

 

Why - It's a sickness worse than any disease. It also makes every single game worth watching. Gives me something to do when out of town for weeks at a time.

 

FFL Bio - 4 Leagues. Commish 1, run another for the commish. Started in '92. Various titles/money finishes that nobody cares about. Solid dislike for TD w/plateau only scoring.

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Who: Mad Mike

 

What: Swimming pool contractor, outdoor writer, fishing guide

 

When: 47, I feel like a fossil around you pups!

 

Where: South Alabama, on the Golden Gulf Coast

 

Why: Best info on the web comes from this site. I love to read what the rest of you dopes have to say. Back and forth bantering aint bad either.

 

Fantasy Exp: Been in same money league for 9 years. Won it only once. First player I ever selected was Jeff George (I wondered why all the rest of the room was giggling) Favorite team, Saints.

 

Reason for playing FF: Best entertainment for $7 dollars a week you could find (League entry fee, $100 divided by weeks in a season) Hell, I can't get a six pack of Heineken for $7 dollars a week!

 

 

Mad Mike

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Let's bump this one back on the front page. computer I really enjoyed seeing how all the other FFL nuts did for living and what got them into FF. cool_thu

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Who- Morninwood

What- Inside sales

When- 36 yrs young

Where- Cincinnati, Ohio

Why- Because I have played FFL for 8 years and only won 1 title.

Fantasy Bio- 2 leagues last few years. Hudler for 2 years, just started posting this year. Mock 14 member. shrug

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Who: skins (redskins fan for decades)

What: Art & Entertainment/IP atty in DC

When: 34

Where: dc, though i spent 10 yrs in New Orleans

Why: I cant help myself (at least I have cut it down to only one league this tear)

Fantasy Bio: About 12-13 years going back to when Miller Beer used to distribute game guides and score/team boards to bars (I worked in one in the Big Easy) back in 90-91 I think. Huddler for a couple years, brand new to the boards.

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Who: Pigskin Preacha, known in some other parts as RevHookem, lifelong Cowboys fan and Longhorn grad head_ban Hook'em Horns!!!

What: Husband to my wife, Daddy to my 2 kids, Sr Pastor at my church... and football fan from sun-up to moon-down, 24/7/365

When: 35 yrs young

Where: Texan thru and thru, currently exiled to the land of the Razorbacks. Born in Cowtown (Ft Worth), reared in Denton (Tx).

Why: Cuz I'm a freakin' football fanatic, just like the rest of ya!... For instance, ever since I came to my current church, one of the high holy days here is our annual Kick-Off Sunday, which is the day our Fall programs start - and more importantly, the day I wear my Aikman jersey in the pulpit and use only football illustrations in my sermon. (It's now second only to Easter in Sunday morning attendance here.) This year we've worked up an entire ESPN Sportscenter theme for worship, and I'll be donned in full Longhorn regalia, as it is the week prior to the Horns and Razorbacks clashing in Austin.

Fantasy Bio: Been playing FF for 11 yrs, been a Huddler for 3... but a newbie to the boards (as of last week). I'm in two leagues at church, one 5 year old 10-team dynasty which I have won 2 of the last 3 years, one 5 year old 24-team redraft which I have won 3 of the last 4 years, both have funky scoring rules. I'm also in 2 online leagues, one low-dollar (Budget Football) and one free (ESPN Gridiron Challenge)... and yes, I'm already catching on how low on the totem pole free leagues are. But I do them just for fun. I actually finished 10th in the nation in the ESPN league two years ago, out of over one million entrants.

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Pigskin Preacha:

Who:  Pigskin Preacha, known in some other parts as RevHookem, lifelong Cowboys fan and Longhorn grad    head_ban   Hook'em Horns!!!

What:  Husband to my wife, Daddy to my 2 kids, Sr Pastor at my church... and football fan from sun-up to moon-down, 24/7/365

When:  35 yrs young

Where:  Texan thru and thru, currently exiled to the land of the Razorbacks.  Born in Cowtown (Ft Worth), reared in Denton (Tx).

Why:  Cuz I'm a freakin' football fanatic, just like the rest of ya!...  For instance, ever since I came to my current church, one of the high holy days here is our annual Kick-Off Sunday, which is the day our Fall programs start - and more importantly, the day I wear my Aikman jersey in the pulpit and use only football illustrations in my sermon.  (It's now second only to Easter in Sunday morning attendance here.)  This year we've worked up an entire ESPN Sportscenter theme for worship, and I'll be donned in full Longhorn regalia, as it is the week prior to the Horns and Razorbacks clashing in Austin.

Fantasy Bio:  Been playing FF for 11 yrs, been a Huddler for 3... but a newbie to the boards (as of last week).  I'm in two leagues at church, one 5 year old 10-team dynasty which I have won 2 of the last 3 years, one 5 year old 24-team redraft which I have won 3 of the last 4 years, both have funky scoring rules.  I'm also in 2 online leagues, one low-dollar (Budget Football) and one free (ESPN Gridiron Challenge)... and yes, I'm already catching on how low on the totem pole free leagues are.  But I do them just for fun.  I actually finished 10th in the nation in the ESPN league two years ago, out of over one million entrants.

Jeezus H. Christ!! another Texan added to the mix and a holy roller too boot :D Though you do sound a bit more fun than my Brother In Law who is a Southern Baptist Mininster in Austin by way of Baylor. Holier than thou bastage that he is coach

 

Welcome preach, ever have Priest Holmes on your teams? wink

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Are you kidding me? With a name like Priest and a Longhorn pedigree, I own him in every league I'm in! wink He and LT are always first on my list (I went to TCU's seminary for grad school), followed closely by Ricky. Next year, I'm planning on adding Roy Williams to that list. Who knows - if Simms can slowly move up the depth chart at QB, in a couple of years I may be able to start an all-Longhorn/Horned Frog lineup!

 

As for your other remarks, Holy Roller I'm not... nor Baptist. In fact, I was just grabbing a cold one from the fridge (Shiner - nuthin beats a good Texas brew), and I'm trying to figure out how much sleep I'll get before church Sunday by the time I get home from Branson Saturday night after taking my wife to see Springsteen ("The Boss" has never really been my favorite, but she will absolutely flip when she finds out I scored some tix). It'll make for a sleepy Sunday morning -- but the dividends from the wifey made this decision a no-brainer. brow thumbs_u

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Who: Meat Face, Tennessee Titans fan though not hardcore anymore since I no longer live in TN.

What: Studying for PhD in Organic Chemistry (finish next year)

When: 24 (soon to be 25).

Where: Live in CA now. Originally from TN, then KS for college. California is by far the best of the three.

Why: Wanted an edge on my stiff competition this year. I remembered reading the Huddle something like 4 years ago, and I rediscovered it last year. Joined - very much worth the money.

Fantasy Bio: This was my fifth year playing FF. Won this year thanks to the Huddle.

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