I demonstrated in an earlier post that I’m not afraid to dabble in a little football talk. I’ve got my three fantasy football teams (although I’m really only concentrating on one of them, I swear), my season-long college football picking contest with a good college buddy, and of course, like many a beer enthusiast, a general interest in watching college and pro football. Allow me to expound on the first two of these items. I am defending champion in two different fantasy football leagues. In one, the one I’m concentrating on, I’ve won 14 straight weeks, dating back to week six of last season. And it would take an epic performance by a couple bit-players and San Diego’s defense in the MNF game to halt the streak before it reaches 15 weeks. I just think this is a remarkable run that I’m on. Some would say it’s merely a disproportionate amount of luck strung together. Those people would be foolhardy. I like to call it a good dose of savvy general managership. Think about it: 15 weeks in a row! I would argue there has got to be more to that than luck. Although, I was ready to take Tom Brady in the five-spot. More than ready. He was mine. Then the guy drafting fourth snapped him up. I was surprised, but quickly settled on Brian Westbrook at the five (They say it’s just a
sprained strained ankle. Fingers are crossed). So maybe there was a certain amount of luck there. Because If I get Brady, the streak is over. But you know what they say: Good things just seem to follow successful operations. Which is what I’ve got going right now. And not just in fantasy football. My college football picks are on fire right now. How does 10-1-1 against the spread sound through four weeks? Like Terrell Owens said in an NFL Films clip I saw once: “Who can make a big play? I can.” That’s how I feel right about now. When it comes to pretend football action, I’m making all the big plays! Who can raise a glass to that? I can!
So what about the beer news, you might ask? This shows that thieves will go to any lengths to make a quick buck. I know there’s been a run lately on copper wiring, which crooks trade in for cash at scrap metal yards, but beer kegs?