The Birth 1962 - Fantasy Football Cafe 2014 Fantasy Football Cafe


Return to Football Talk

The Birth 1962

Moderator: Football Moderators

Postby Canadian Seahawk » Sat May 24, 2003 7:19 pm

dare I reply with a classic.....hehehe :-)
Image
Canadian Seahawk
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Mock(ing) DrafterInnovative MemberSweet 16 Survivor
Posts: 5422
Joined: 6 Feb 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Toronto, Centre of the Universe.,,I'd love some M&Ms please homeless

Postby Canadian Seahawk » Tue May 27, 2003 6:15 pm

Just makin' sure all the New Dudes catch this read.
Image
Canadian Seahawk
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Mock(ing) DrafterInnovative MemberSweet 16 Survivor
Posts: 5422
Joined: 6 Feb 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Toronto, Centre of the Universe.,,I'd love some M&Ms please homeless

Postby Homeless » Tue May 27, 2003 7:24 pm

This thread has gone STICKY !! I still hope for some kind of tombstone or memorial to old Bill, here at the Cafe. ;-D
Homeless
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeInnovative MemberCafe MusketeerWeb SupporterPick 3 Weekly WinnerSweet 16 SurvivorCafe Blackjack Weekly Winner
Posts: 10011
Joined: 21 Aug 2002
Home Cafe: Football
Location: I could be anywhere! and so could my SILK scarf! M&M's anyone ?

Postby Canadian Seahawk » Tue May 27, 2003 7:44 pm

Thanks Homey,,,I had to read it for a second time earlier today ;-D ;-D ;-D
Image
Canadian Seahawk
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Mock(ing) DrafterInnovative MemberSweet 16 Survivor
Posts: 5422
Joined: 6 Feb 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Toronto, Centre of the Universe.,,I'd love some M&Ms please homeless

Postby Guttpuppy » Tue May 27, 2003 7:53 pm

Related Article:By Mark Kiszla
Denver Post Sports Columnist

Sept. 28, 2000 - Hello, fantasy football geeks of America. Brian Griese knows you're out there, lurking, agonizing, desperately waiting for a definitive answer. The injured, top-rated quarterback of the Denver Broncos has a valuable piece of advice for all the fantasy leaguers who think they own him:

Get a life!

"I could care less about your fantasy league," Griese growled Wednesday, when asked for the umpteenth time if we geeks can pencil him in the starting lineup for this weekend's game against the New England Patriots.

Please forgive Mr. Griese, for the young quarterback knows not what he does.

An NFL player degrading fantasy leaguers is akin to actor William Shatner ridiculing Trekkies.

Griese is messing with the awesome power of geeks. The invention of fantasy football is more important to the USA's rabid love affair with the NFL than the two-team parlay, the La-Z-Boy recliner or the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders.

The NFL is just a game. Fantasy football is a cult.

And the cult is stronger than a 250-pound linebacker. Just ask Denver's Terrell Davis, a star running back who has been hurt most of the season. "Oh, yeah," Davis said. "I've ruined some fantasy teams this year."

Strangers on the street get upset at the sight of Davis hobbling on a sprained foot. But it's not sympathy. "The thing people are most upset with is fantasy football," Davis said.

There are 31 teams in the NFL, if you insist on counting the Cincinnati Bengals. But there are more fantasy football franchises in America than Starbucks.

Fantasy football is a relatively simple statistical game that lets Joe or Jane Sixpack play owner, and for a few bucks prove that any idiot knows more about how to put together a winning team than Washington Redskins boss Daniel M. Snyder.

Fantasy football is the revenge of a fan disenfranchised by free agency, allowing any league participant to draft, start, bench or waive the same millionaire players who once broke hearts by dumping the hometown NFL team for bigger bucks in Baltimore.

Fantasy football, according to geeks who were there at the time, was born in a New York City hotel in 1962. It was invented by Wilfred "Bill" Winkenbach, who once was a limited partner with the Oakland Raiders. Too bad he didn't trademark the idea. If Winkenbach had, he would've had more money than Monopoly.

Winkenbach died seven years ago, at age 81. Shortly before he departed for the great fantasy league in the sky, somebody asked Winkenbach if he was stunned how his silly little pastime turned into a nationwide obsession. "Oh, yeah," he replied. "I'm surprised how big it's gotten."

Fantasy football is everywhere, from a Florida sports bar where some geek inexplicably goes nuts every time Jon Kitna throws a touchdown for the Seahawks, to cubbies in the Denver Tech Center, where a computer programmer who's supposed to be working is secretly computing the league standings for the week.

How crazy is it? Do a search on the web. You'll find 3,560 sites dedicated to "world hunger." And 35,100 sites devoted to "fantasy football."

The NFL injury list once was published for the benefit of Las Vegas oddsmakers. Now it's essential information to fantasy leaguers trying to determine a starting lineup. Jim Saccomano, the Broncos' director of media relations, estimates the team is fielding three dozen telephone calls every Friday from geeks wanting to know if Davis and Griese are fit to play.

The power of fantasy football? "It's bigger than I thought," said Davis, who knows his meager 75 yards rushing have been cursed by fantasy leaguers across the nation. The Denver tailback feels their pain. The geeks make sure he does.

"No," Davis said, "I'm not in a league. It's everybody I come across. People will come up and say: 'Man, you need to play this week. I've got you in the lineup.'"

Now that's pressure. Hades hath no fury like a fantasy geek scorned.
Guttpuppy
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

Graphics ExpertMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeInnovative MemberCafe MusketeerWeb SupporterPick 3 Weekly WinnerSweet 16 Survivor
Posts: 10756
Joined: 20 Sep 2002
Home Cafe: Football

Postby Canadian Seahawk » Tue May 27, 2003 8:08 pm

first off.......solid vault find........damn.........secondly

Fantasy football is everywhere, from a Florida sports bar where some geek inexplicably goes nuts every time Jon Kitna throws a touchdown for the Seahawks

could somebody please tell me when Kitna threw a td for Seattle........I have no memory of this......photos could do............Roseman,,,,help here...
Image
Canadian Seahawk
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Mock(ing) DrafterInnovative MemberSweet 16 Survivor
Posts: 5422
Joined: 6 Feb 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Toronto, Centre of the Universe.,,I'd love some M&Ms please homeless

Postby Roseman » Tue May 27, 2003 8:13 pm

Canadian Seahawk wrote:could somebody please tell me when Kitna threw a td for Seattle........I have no memory of this......photos could do............Roseman,,,,help here...


Did some quick research there Chawk

Kitna 18 in 2000 and he even ran another in
but he also had 19 ints that year too
Image
Roseman
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Mock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 2849
Joined: 14 Feb 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Drinkin a Beer, I am from Canada that is all we do here!!!

Postby Homeless » Tue May 27, 2003 9:59 pm

Fantasy geek ! Ive never been a geek in my entire life, I cant decide if im cool now or not :-o

Just an FYi there are 20+ million FFL players in the USA alone !

Griese has lost his job, so he's just bitter.
Homeless
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeInnovative MemberCafe MusketeerWeb SupporterPick 3 Weekly WinnerSweet 16 SurvivorCafe Blackjack Weekly Winner
Posts: 10011
Joined: 21 Aug 2002
Home Cafe: Football
Location: I could be anywhere! and so could my SILK scarf! M&M's anyone ?

Postby Slingblade » Tue May 27, 2003 10:07 pm

i hope griese dosent ever start again...&*************************************************************(sorry for the language)

for all i care he can walk on the streets like a homeless man(no offense) and carry a sign that says "hey i'm bob griese's son"
Slingblade
General Manager
General Manager

Mock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 3174
Joined: 23 Sep 2002
Home Cafe: Football

Postby Roseman » Tue May 27, 2003 10:33 pm

Homeless wrote:Fantasy geek ! Ive never been a geek in my entire life, I cant decide if im cool now or not :-o


That is all a matter of opinion if you are or not and the only opinion that really counts is your own
Image
Roseman
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Mock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 2849
Joined: 14 Feb 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Drinkin a Beer, I am from Canada that is all we do here!!!

PreviousNext

Return to Football Talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron
Forums Articles & Tips Start & Sit Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Get Ready...
The 2014 NFL season kicks off in 13:16 hours
(and 35 days)
2014 NFL Schedule


  • Fantasy Football
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact