Monday, November 15, 2010

APOLOGY ACCEPTED: In ESPN fantasy football leagues, any trade offers not accepted by the start of Sunday's games are canceled by the system. By contrast, in CBSSports leagues like the Vai Sikahema Football League (now in its glorious XIIth season, and Isaac did indeed kick my ass this week), a trade offer can linger on the system indefinitely, and a careless owner can find himself surprised when a long-abandoned-and-forgotten offer is suddenly accepted after a player involved enjoys a reversal of fortune.

In related news, Donovan McNabb signed a 5-year, $78M ($40M guaranteed) contract extension in Washington today, agreeing to a deal whose terms were in place since October.

added: Yeah, that was a game.  DeSean Jackson, however, may need a metaphor coach, given his comments regarding the pregame fracas:
“The pregame altercation got us going. It had us ready,” Jackson said after the Eagles dismantled the Redskins, 59-28. “We came back in the locker room pumped up. We’re like pit bulls ready to get out of the cage. So I think it helped out a lot. They came into our house and put a pretty good whooping on us, so we just wanted to return that.”


  1. isaac_spaceman8:42 PM

    Yeah, 3-7!  I'm going to sweep my way to missing the playoffs by two games!

  2. Adam C.9:13 PM

    What amazingly terrible timing by Donnie and the Washington football team. Really? That's the announcement you want to make right before playing his former team? Working like a charm!

  3. Who invited the Washington Generals?

  4. Adam C.9:36 PM

    I guess this nascent comeback (only 4 TDs down!) is why he gets the big bucks.

  5. Benner10:48 PM

    If you were wondering, the NFL will let you order a customized number 7 Eagles Jersey with "Bad News," but not "Bad Newz."  You can also order "Stalin" and "Mussolini," but not "Hitler."  The script also lets you use French language curse words, and the English word "Arse," but not "Bollocks."  

  6. Melissa R.10:49 PM

    Three touchdowns and a field goal now!  It's practically tied!!!!

  7. Is Ron Mexico still on the banned list?<span> </span>

  8. Benner11:09 PM

    Yes, indeed!  As is "Ookie"

    Not on the banned list:  "Jong Il," "Bin Laden," "Goring," "Sheeeeit," "Shite," "Teabagger," and "The Clap."  

    Interestingly, you may NOT order an "Owens 81" Eagles Jersey.  An Izel Jenkins 46 is cool, though.

  9. Congratulations to the Eagles, not only for administering a thoroughly-deserved beatdown of the Redskins, but for suckering the team into giving up two draft picks and, if there is any sort of a hard cap in the new CBA, the next five seasons of competitiveness.

    I always thought McNabb was overrated when he was in his prime.  He's clearly not in his prime now, and isn't going to be getting any better.  What a bad bad signing.  Though I suppose it's one way to make people forget about the really bad Haynesworth signing.

  10. The Pathetic Earthling9:39 AM

     That is an awesome metaphor.  And other teammates ought to consider thinking like that if they don't want to be electrocuted and drowned after the game.

  11. isaac_spaceman11:33 AM

    Still not as bad as Channing Crowder.  For those of you who don't read sports blogs or The Week in Quotes on FO:
    "Then they said something about they let <span><span>Karlos Dansby</span>(notes)</span> get away with a face mask the play before. Who the [expletive] cares? A guy just spit in my face! I don't give a damn about Karlos pulling somebody's face mask. Like they didn't see <span><span>Chad Henne</span>(notes)</span> get hit twice when he slid. Yeah, a little Stevie Wonder and Anne Frank."
    "Who was that? Is that the blind girl? Helen Keller ... I don't know who the [expletive] Anne Frank is. I'm mad right now. [Expletive] it. I'm not as swift as I usually am.

  12. Benner10:26 PM

    The contract is actually worse than it appears.  There's a total of $70 million, $40 million guaranteed, IF Washington picks up a team option.  Otherwise, he gets $3.5 million.  Basically, Dan Snyder agreed to give McNabb an extra $3.5 million to do what he's already under contract do to -- play (poorly) in the 2010-11 season.  In consideration, McNabb gave the Redskins the right to overpay him for the next 5 years.