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Everything posted by Tford

  1. Trade Advice

    Exact same as WDIS with me, you already know the answer. Just gotta hear it from someone else.
  2. Trade Advice

    I would try to nab Romo first with that deal given that Dallas' passing game is much better than Washington's but yes, that would be how I would approach it. Don't give up any RB except Bell or Peterson.
  3. Trade Advice

    Who in their right mind would do that?
  4. Trade Advice

    Tough one, I'll definitely agree with you that you are in trouble at QB; as it stands Frye or Tavaris Jackson is your starter. Your RB situation has improved a fair bit thanks to NFL moves lately with Benson and LenDale White in line to start. Not sure what the deal is in Miami but you gotta believe that Brown will get at least 55% of the carries until Ricky gets suspended again. I'd try to dangle M Bell and a pick for Romo or Bulger; odds are that he won't go for it and try to lever more out of you but it will give you a solid starting ground as to what other owners will ask of you for a starter. The difficulty here is that other owners know that you are hurting at QB and will do their best to gouge. If the asking price is much more than Bell and a pick, I'd go the RFA route for sure, maybe try to get Huard now at a lower price before something concrete happens with Trent Green, but that is a gamble. Maybe the price on Pennington isn't extravagant? Either way, you're in a tough spot but that's how I'd go after it. How long until RFA season opens? If you have awhile to wait, try fishing for a trade now and use the time in between to try and build some competition between teams looking to unload a QB for a little RB depth. Hope my ramblings helped a bit. Best of luck.
  5. Help me Help my brother

    The guy inside me says "Keep the bi chick and try to get the three-way angle" But the bro in me says "Talk to him and let him know you think he is making a mistake"
  6. Fantasy Hockey

    Assuming that most are playing their Fantasy Hockey through Yahoo, your regular season likely finished up yesterday. How did you do? Flagship local league (10 teams) - 2nd overall in standings (1st round bye) first in total goals and first in total assists (I have Crosby and St. Louis on my team in this one) Work local league (10 teams) - 4th overall in standings, first in shutouts, GAA and Save pct. (Brodeur, Vokoun/Mason) Online Money league (10 teams) - Barely scraped into the playoffs in 6th, worst +/- in the league, first in SHG (Jordin Staal)
  7. I joined a keeper league that will have its inaugral draft this year. Through some trading, I managed to get the 1.03 pick thinking I would be set with SJax as my #1 RB. PPR league I should mention. However, I've been reading a handful of discussions regarding LJ and the historical dropoff after getting 370+ carries in a season (Bronco Billy's thread included). Frankly, this doesn't affect me directly but should the team at 1.02 get gun-shy about picking LJ and select SJax instead, I would be stuck with a player that I personally would rather not gamble on. What would you do? 1) Stand pat and bank that 1.02 is indeed LJ, but draft him at 1.03 and keep him if 1.02 is SJax. 2) Trade down in the first round 3) Draft LJ at 1.03 and deal him before the season starts. Part of this is just making discussion because it is a boring Monday at work but I'm also curious as to what others think about this.
  8. Inaugral Keeper League draft

    I suppose I should have outlined that this keeper league allows three keepers max, placing a bit of extra pressure to get solid round 1-4 choices. However, given that the league is IDP, I feel that the league will likely be won or lost by defense.
  9. Good Eats-please share

    I know this will sound weird but I'm a lousy cook unless it's on the grill. Tin foil up a trout or jackfish with gobs of butter, onions and whatever you like and throw it on the top rack in your BBQ. Normally, I like to eat baby potatoes and carrots with fish but we were out of potatoes (wife visiting cousin) so I figured I'd mix the fish into a cream sauce and have pasta. But unfortunately there wasn't any jars of sauce in the pantry (and going from scratch wasn't an option). So I made KD and mixed in the fish. It sounds gross and looks kinda weird, but it was so good.
  10. Chad Johnson vs Edge James

    Define greatest value. I like CJ longterm over Edge but I think Edge will have an upswing in numbers from the previous year (1370 comb yds, 6 TDs). Their numbers weren't all that different. CJ>> (87 catches, 1370 yds, 7 TDs) I guess it boils down to whether you need a serviceable RB for a couple years or a serviceable WR for a few more years.
  11. Halliburton loves America

    Conventional Hydrocarbon production is dying/dead in North America. Companies like Encana are refusing to drill around Alberta because of the cost of services and taxes associated. I'm not surprised that a company like Halliburton is focusing more in an area where they can be much more profitable. Whether ulterior motives have anything to do with this, I have no clue. Sidenote: Dubai is a beautiful city. Best golf I've ever played. It's a shame that I did not get to stay longer.
  12. Thoughts on this set of trades?

    I like the first trade alot. The second trade I'm not so sold on. Your starters go from Kitna LJ/Jacobs/Driver/Evans/Curtis to Palmer Henry/Jacobs/Roy/Driver/Evans I see that as too big of a hit at RB even for a serviceable LB and good QB upgrade. However, you are stacked with picks so hopefuly you can draft well and bolster your RB ranks.
  13. 1 Player Keeper

    How many of those are keepable however? Maybe trim the list to show who could be kept, thus proving the bargain of keeping one or the other.
  14. 1 Player Keeper

    If you had to guess, what does it seem like everyone else is doing? If WRs seem to be the flavor of everyone's keeper, I'd do the same and keep Colston given the premium on WRs, more bang for your buck so to speak.
  15. Keeper Quandary

    I like your Group A picks of Bulger, Benson and LT. But for your Group B, why not try to package up Bell or Jacobs with Housh and try to nab a better WR you can keep? I know that trading is easier said than done but in this scenario, it seems like you will be throwing a lot of decent talent back into the pool. You have some time before you need to declare; why not shop around and see what you can get? JMO.
  16. Beware, LJ owners!

    Keeper league inaugral draft, 1.01 picks LT 1.02 picks SJax. Would you still take LJ @ 1.03?
  17. Mortgages

    Without hijacking Spain's thread, I wanted to get a feel for what the smartest way to go with a mortage. The sentiment I got was that extra payments or increased payment frequency really doesn't help. Forgive the ignorance but I don't have a clue when it comes to this stuff. I just bought my first house last month so I haven't really gone through the motions yet but this is my plan anyways. -Weekly payments (52 payments every Tuesday of about $300) -Option for 15% principal pay down every year (or term, I can't remember) My plan is to roll with weekly payments (I am assuming that this reduces overall interest paid) and then use my yearly bonus to pay down the principal. Is this a good plan or are there other options I should look at? Disclaimer: I'm hopeless with stocks, investing, mutual funds and all that stuff. If any recommendation involves this stuff, please elaborate. Edit: Splelling
  18. Any hockey fans?

    :Canadian: What? Looked like a down the middle game to me... :Canadian: Of course it was dirty like that, but Koharski was not the only guy to favor his country in international hockey.
  19. Any hockey fans?

    The best part was after Emery laid the boots to Biron, he threw down with Peters. Gotta give the kid credit, depsite being in goalie equipment and not being very mobile, he held his own against a taller and stronger Peters.
  20. Any hockey fans?

    Not sure how American TV works, is there anyway that you could nab a handful of CBC stations? If you get the BC, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec feeds, there's about 4 playoffs games right there. CBC and TSN do a really good job putting Canadian playoff hockey on the air.
  21. Any hockey fans?

    Get in line
  22. Any hockey fans?

    McGeough is bar-none my least favorite referee. I used to like him as he was the only ref who seemed to call diving penalties before the so-called "diving crackdown". But after a handful of plain awful calls, most notably calling back the Hemsky goal versus Dallas early in the season, I can't stand watching games that he calls. sidenote: Watching my Oilers constantly lose every game after the Smyth deal is making me ill.
  23. Mortgages

    This makes sense, however I honestly do not know whether I can write off mortgage interest or not.
  24. Mortgages

    There are three kinds of student loans in Canada; two are public funded, one is not. 1) Federal student loan - typically the largest but the award is adjusted based on yours and your parents (if under 20 yrs old) net worth. If you have a car or other assets, you are expected to liquidate them before this award if given out. Interest free until you leave school and interest on this loan is tax deductible. 2) Provincial student loan - smaller than the federal loan but more lenient in terms on award size versus net worth. Same stipulations as the federal however the tax deduction apply to provincial taxes only. Oddly enough, this loan can be forgiven under certain circumstances if you continue to work in the province you borrowed from. 3) Private student loan - Done through banks similar to what there is the US I'm sure.
  25. Mortgage Companies Suck

    That option is only clicked if the event is less than a week away. Agreed, total screw job.