So That ESPN Celebrity Draft Went Well

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Well it went well and like me you like me enjoy terrible jokes, awful picks, and complete disregard to any common sense. Winning The Turnover Battle has the lowlights....

- Sean Salisbury selects Laurence Maroney at #5.

- With at least 5 elite fantasy RBs still on the board, [Michael] Smith took Carson Palmer and Marvin Harrison 8-9. I repeat, Michael A. Smith went QB-WR in the first two rounds, and the QB was not Peyton Manning.

- I am guessing that nobody informed these 8 guys that fantasy football success is almost entirely dependent on having good RBs. Evidently someone lied to them and told them that WRs were the key, as they engage in a SECOND WR position run in the 5th round, with T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Reggie Wayne, Larry Fitzgerald, Terrell Owens, Andre Johnson, and Marques Colston going in order from picks 34-39.

- Running backs? Who ever heard of drafting running backs? The awful aversion to the best position in fantasy football continues in round 6, as 7 of the 8 picks in the round are either WRs or TEs. The only sane person is Schlereth, who snatches up Clinton Portis all the way at #45.

- So who are the RBs that are left? Julius Jones comes off the board at #58. Marshawn Lynch is picked at #62. Fred Taylor is selected at #64. It is criminal that those three lasted this long, but not nearly as bad as the fact that...Ronnie Brown lasts until pick #59. No, that is not a typo. That really is Ronnie Brown, at #59.

- Jamal Lewis and Jerrious Norwood finally come off the board at picks #77 and #79. Watching these "experts" do a fantasy draft is like watching a dating advice show hosted by Screech and Bill Nye the Science Guy.

- With all of the QBs, WRs, TEs, and D/ST that have already come off the board, you just know there is still a RB left. And...yep, there he is. Steve Young selects Carnell Williams at #99. Just to recap, a starting RB with little to no competition was drafted after 3 kickers, 5 defenses, and Rex Grossman.
Wow. Just wow. How in the world are these people experts at anything? I hope to have some of the video up later today. My personal favorite moment was when Chris Mortensen went into this diatribe about telling Chargers' GM AJ Smith to trade down to draft Tomlinson. This was immediately followed by Steve Young bagging on him for taking credit that Tomlinson is even in the NFL. Good times. Oh and Nick Bakay is the two-time defending champ.

If you want to see their teams look like head over to ESPN, and be sure to head over to WTB to see which players were left undrafted (E.Manning and Chris Chambers top the list).

Worst. Draft. Ever. (Winning the Turnover Battle)
ESPN "Celebrity" Fantasy Football League Filled With Big Names (Awful Announcing)

P.S.- Michael A.'re starting Adrian Peterson and Marion Barber III at Running Back. I'm taking my money off of you and putting it on Schlereth. In fact Schlereth's team of Tom Brady, Frank Gore, Shaun Alexander, Clinton Portis, Torry Holt, Larry Fitzgerald, Tony Gonzalez, Broncos D, Matt Stover, Hines Ward, Matt Hasselbeck, Jamal Lewis, Devery Henderson, Alge Crumpler, and DeShaun Foster....could be the best fantasy drafted team ever.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 11:27 AM


What? Brady Quinn wasn't drafted, and this was an ESPN program?

I can assure you, heads are gonna roll for that one.

Anonymous said...
Aug 22, 2007, 12:02:00 PM  

If Schlereth loses that league with that team he should commit hara-kiri with Pam Ward's strap-on.

MDT said...
Aug 22, 2007, 12:02:00 PM  

You hit it right on the head AA; Schlereth's team is the 1960's Boston Celtics of fantasy football. The only way he loses this league is if he forgets to turn in a roster during championship week.

Hank Worrell said...
Aug 22, 2007, 12:30:00 PM  

Regarding Salisbury and his "expertise", I take you back to when Dan Patrick asked Chris Carter about how good Salisbury was at the peak of his NFL career. Carter's repsonse: "Dan, you have to understand something; his whole career was a peak. He came in, took a peek and left."

Bruce said...
Aug 22, 2007, 12:42:00 PM  

Wow. Just wow. is right.

What can you really expect from people telling me that Brady Quinn throwing the RB wheel route against a prevent defense 36 straight times somehow translates to a Pro Bowl season though. Unbelievable. Schlereth might pull of the first ever undefeated fantasy football season in history. Unbelievable. I know I already said that. It just bears repeating.

Bob Loblaw said...
Aug 22, 2007, 1:26:00 PM  

Agreed it was great that Michael Smith tanked it for himself.

Also all the trash talk was the worst thing ESPN ever produced.

Also Nick Bakay=Dynasty.

Anonymous said...
Aug 22, 2007, 3:09:00 PM  

At least Jerry O'Connell didn't announce his plans to film Tomcats 2.

GMoney said...
Aug 22, 2007, 3:24:00 PM  

There's legitimate heat between Young and Mortensen. During the draft, Mort and Young argued heatedly about the Dolphins not selecting Quinn during the Texans time on the clock. With about eight minutes left before the Texans picked, Mort asked Young if he'd rather "do" Quinn or John Beck. Young said, "I'd do 'em both." High comedy. I can't find a link for it, just thought you'd like to know

lohur said...
Aug 22, 2007, 3:34:00 PM  

Salisbury taking T.O.

What a hyprocrite...but we already know that.

Anonymous said...
Aug 22, 2007, 4:12:00 PM  

Considering the way the season is going... primetime rb's sucking and carson palmer looking like john montana.. I think their draft was damn good. Micheal Smith must be a genuis or something.

Anonymous said...
Sep 20, 2007, 12:49:00 AM  

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