Sports is always a good topic to discuss when out and about enjoying the company of friends and strangers. As a Jets fan, the topic invariably turns to Tim Tebow and if/when he’ll be the starting QB for the Jets. My response has been consistent since the Jets made the trade almost 6 monhts ago. Tim Tebow is not a full time quarterback and he will not be one at any point in time with the Jets, barring an injury to Mark Sanchez. However, from everything I’ve read online, heard on the radio, or seen on TV (read: general media), one would think the Jets have a serious quarterback controversy. Non-Jets fans, not knowing any better and enjoying the controversy, pick up on the story and run with it. That’s why I’ve done my best not to read too much into the information provided by the media. This concept goes beyond just sports too. Finally, today I read a few links that put this all in perspective and provided a little humor. First was a headline for The Onion that read “Tim Tebow’s 11 Rushing Yards Lead Jets To 48-28 Rout Of Bills.” It doesn’t get much better than that. Then I read a tweet from George Bretherton, who is a writer for the NY Times, that summed up the whole Jets/Tebow situation. It read “It’s time to state the obvious… the REAL circus the last few months in NY has been the media’s coverage of the Jets, not the team… #NYJ.” As a long time “hater” of the media and their penchant for making news, rather than reporting the news, this summed it all up. The Jets made a football decision to bring Tebow into the fold, the media made it a quarterback controversy. Well, at least that’s my opinion of the matter.
I think that’s enough from the soap box, there’s more important news from fantasy football to discuss. The Konmen beat up on “Winning is my Forte” during the week 1 matchup. With a 50 point lead after the Sunday games were finished, and all my players done for the week, I was left waiting for Anquan Boldin and the Baltimore Defense to finish their games on Monday night, but the resulting win was never in doubt. It was a thorough beat down.
Football Pick ‘em didn’t end as well as the Fantasy Football league. A high percentage of the early games was correct picks, but things went downhill from there losing 5 of the last 6 games on the schedule. Overall I finished in 18th place, with 70 total teams in the league. As long as I can keep myself within striking distance of first place overall, top ten finishes will be just fine.
And finally, I just barely lived to see another week in Survival Football, with the Eagles pulling out the win in the final minutes. I really thought my Survival Football league season was over after just 1 week. The Eagles and Vick just looked that bad. Vick came through though with a last minute touchdown pass to finish off Cleveland… and the Konmen live on to see another week in the question for the Triple Crown.