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Ladies vs Fellas: Week 4 2012

This week was the first Battle of the Sexes week in our league.  One of those match ups was Play Action Princess (me) vs El Jefe (Daryle).  Before we share the results, here are some notes about NFL players this week…

What you know about my man Alfred Morris?!

Is Jackie Battle the new LT in San Diego?

THAT’S the Aaron Rogers I know!

Flip a coin:  Spiller or Jackson?

Cam Newton made a come back (even if he did the A-Town stomp and lost)

Is Jason Witten back to Fantasy relevance?

Everything about the Jets is really bad…

Andre Johnson, Calvin Johnson, Steve Smith, Julio Jones:  what happened?!

That Houston DEF is something serious!

Tony Romo…

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2012 Preview: Houston Texans

If there is one team set up for success, it’s the 2012 Houston Texans.  For the first time in a long time (ever actually), people expect them to walk away with the AFC South.  With the healthy return of both QB Matt Schaub and WR Andre Johnson, this should be an exciting season for fans of the Texans.  Now that much improved defense did suffer a huge loss with DE Mario Williams who the Texans drafted with the #1 overall pick of the 2006 NFL Draft.  This year, the Texans utilized their #1 pick (26th this year) on Williams’ replacement: DE Whitney Mercilus out of Illinois.  When defensive coordinator, Wade Phillips put his name in the game to interview for the Tampa Bay head coach position, I know fans were worried.   Looks like he will hang around for the Texans to make a splash in the AFC.  Here is more from the 2012 Houston Texans.

Fantasy Football Studs:  Houston’s roster is a great place to start enhancing your fantasy football roster.  Arian Foster has solidified himself as a bona fide stud in reality and fantasy.  He has been the number 1 fantasy back the last two seasons.  He put together a 1200 plus yard season and double-digit TDs in just 13 games.   His backup, Ben Tate, would be a starting RB if it wasn’t for Foster.  He still managed just under 1000 yards in his second string roll.  Also, a big part of the Texans high-powered offense is QB Matt Schaub.  You could do worse, actually far worse.  Schaub is a great quarterback and deserves to be on the top of the not quite so elite list of QBs.  Lastly, Andre Johnson, when on the field, is as good as it gets at WR:  big, tall, fast, but unfortunately, brittle.  He only managed to play in 7 games last year, and 13 the year before that.  In fact, in 9 seasons, there were only 5 where all 16 were played?  Stud, but proceed with caution.

Area of Strength:  Arian Foster and Ben Tate kept the run game pretty action packed in 2011.  Together they combined for a total of  2166 yards and 14 TD.  As a fantasy owner, Foster had me cheering practically every Sunday.  Foster just signed a new contract in March.  I don’t see any signs of him slowing down. 

Area of Weakness:  The Texans have a couple of weaknesses.  Outside of Andre Johnson and Owen Daniels, there are no good options at WR.  Kevin Walter is too hit or miss.  But the biggest weakness became even weaker with the departure of Mario Williams and DeMeco Ryans.  Granted, the Texans D was decent enough last year, especially after the 2010 debacle of the NFL’s worse defenses.  But without those two defensive standouts, its hard to say what the defense will be like this year. It will probably be good enough to win the division, but as I see it, the Texans will have to score a lot on offense to win most of their games.

2012 Marquee Matchups:   Aside from the divisional games, the Texans have a few other match ups. Week 3 comes perhaps their first real test of the season as they head to Denver to face Peyton Manning and the Broncos (still sounds weird).  The Texans also host Baltimore Week 7 just before their bye week.  Thanksgiving Day, they will be in Motor City to play the Lions.  Dec 10th live on MNF, the Texans go up to New England and deal with Tom Brady and the Pats. 

All Things Houston Texans: There are many ways to keep up with the 2012 Houston Texans.  Here are a few…

Blogs: Battle Red Blog http://www.battleredblog.com/; Toro Times http://torotimes.com/ Texans Talk http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=88554

Apps: Houston Texans Mobile for iPhone and iPad (by YinzCam/Texans)

Fan Clubs:  The official fan club for the Hosuton Texans can be found on www.houstontexans.com under Fan Zone.  The Texans also have a fan club just for female fans: The Battle Red Ladies http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/battle-red-ladies.html


Ehhhhhh…Week 12

Sunday’s games seemed somewhat anticlimactic to me.  Maybe it was because there were three very good games on Thursday.  Or maybe it was simply that my Cowboys weren’t playing.  Regardless, there wasn’t any particular game that was of interest to me. 

First, I was really sorry to see Matt Leinart get knocked out of the game with what appears to be a season ending injury.  I still remember how the former Heisman winner dropped to the 10th spot in the draft, when “experts” were saying that he could go #1.  Leinart seemed to be in the right situation:  a great offense with a top notch O line and superior running game, and one of the best receivers in the game to throw to throw to, since Andre Johnson was back from injury.  It’s too bad to see his season end.  Also, it’s too bad for the Texans, who probably were going to win the division and had a real shot to go far in the playoffs.  Ah well, it’s always next year! 

I also have to talk about Stevie “Why so serious” Johnson.  Ok, is this guy stupid?  I’m really curious to know.  First, I have to say, I love end zone dances and celebrations.  As a matter of fact, I loved Johnson’s Why So Serious t-shirt.  But to reenact the Plaxico Burress self inflicted gunshot wound was embarrassing and tasteless.  (Do I sound like Joe Buck?)  It cost the Bills 15 yards on the ensuing kickoff, giving the Jets a shortened field resulting in another Mark Sanchez TD.  I do have to give a shout out for the classy way Plax responded, “I’ve seen worse, and I’ve heard worse.  Doesn’t bother me.”   

Congrats to Tim Tebow on another win, this time in an exciting OT victory.  I’m not a Tebow hater or a Tebow apologist, but I do think that the guy is a winner.  However, I really want to highlight the play of Willis McGahee, and the Denver defense.  McGahee, is coming off a hamstring injury, and he trotted through the Charger defense for 117 yards at 5.1 yards a clip.  Actually for the season, he is averaging 4.8 yards a carry.  To me, he has shown that he is more than just a change a pace back only viable for short yardage work.  If he can stay healthy, he’s a top 15 RB.  He has just as much to do with the success of Broncos as Tebow does.  The main reason, in my opinion for the success of Denver, is the defense.  Especially the play of rookie Vonn Miller, who is leading the team with 11 sacks, on pace to finish the season with 16.  In the last three games, the defense has given up 10, 13, and 13 points, respectively.  Again, I’m not taking anything away from Tebow.  But, he does have a great supporting cast to help him.  Just my observation. 

Week 12 Things of Note:

Ryan Fitzpatrick impressed me yesterday. 

Beanie Wells REALLY impressed me yesterday. 

Phillip Rivers DIDN’T impress me 

Andre Johnson, you need to impress me

Roy HELU


LADIES VS FELLAS WEEK 10!

Whelp after 10 weeks Ladies, we have clinched our first playoff spot!  Congratulations to the 9-1 Domin8 Trix for already solidifying her bye week and top billing playoff spot! 

Further congrats to all the Ladies! We were sooooo close to pulling off a true sweep this time.  Then I had to go and lose to Ballers Unorthodoks.  Shout out to him-as he posted, he is staging “the biggest comeback in history”.  This man went from ashy to classy…

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LADIES VS FELLAS WEEK 4

Let me pull this quote from last week:  “I’m really looking forward to my matchup against my partner in this whole thing, Play Action Princess (Baby, I will try to take it easy on you).”  That Ladies was from your league commish.  I love making people eat their words!  Well girls, what can I say?  We crushed the guys!  Y’all did great!  We were 1 point away from bringing out the brooms and sweeping the guys off of Stattracker!  Read ’em and weep boys!

Play Action Princess crushes DNASTY: 

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The Week of the Comeback: Week 4!

We had SO much fun Monday night, that this week we decided we wanted to go where the people are again!  A couple years ago, we watched a Monday night football game at BlackFinn when the New Orleans Saints played the Atlanta Falcons. (the year the Saints wind up winning beating Atlanta and winning the Super Bowl later).  We had such a great time that we decided to go back!

We were NOT disappointed!  If you know about me, you know I love talking trash and being around proud fans of their team.  While I went primarily to check out my Redskins (and the official ESPN 980 post game show was being taped there), there were fans for just about every 1 o clock game on!  Steelers, Texans, Cowboys, Philly, 49ers…and of course Redskins fans!  Everyone was cheering (or jeering) at different games.  They had the sports bar MUST HAVES: lots of huge tvs, lots of beer options, and delicious food!   Check it out:

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