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She Said: Football and a Fight on Thursday Night

We have an exciting Thursday Night planned! There are 2 football games tonight that are pretty exciting to us.  At 8pm, the Virginia Tech Hokies will be at Bobby Dodd Stadium to take on the  Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Starting at 8:20, Thursday Night Football returns to the NFL Network  with an AFC West showdown between the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers.

Before all of this action, we will be attending the Capital Food Fight, benefiting DC Central Kitchen in Washington, DC.  The Capital Food Fight will feature prominent chefs in a culinary battle while 67 top DC restaurants serve their signature dishes. The host of the 2011 Capital Food Fight is Anthony Bourdain (of the Travel Channel’s “No Reservations”).  Celebrity Judges include: Ted Allen (host of Food Network‘s “Chopped”); Joan Nathan (James Beard Award winning cookbook author); and Ming Tsai (chef/owner of Blue Ginger and host/producer of “Simply Ming”).  The proceeds of this event benefit DC Central Kitchen (a non-profit that feeds thousands of people in additional to providing culinary training to once homeless and hungry adults). Continue reading

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He Said: What’s up Philip Rivers?

Last season, I made a huge argument that Philip Rivers needed to be strongly considered for NFL MVP.  Yeah, I knew he wouldn’t win, mainly because San Diego was so bad.  But despite how terrible the Chargers were, Rivers had one his best year statistically, and had numbers that rivaled Brady, Manning, and Vick.  He threw for over 4700 yards and 30 TDs compared to the actual MVP, Tom Brady, who threw for 3900 yards and 36 TDs.  I wrote during the off season that Rivers was going to have a huge year and based on that assessment, he was bound for and MVP-like year, AND that he was going to be a must for your Fantasy line-ups.  I targeted this guy in all of my Fantasy drafts, nabbing him in two of my leagues.  I was sure that Rivers was going to lead me to another Fantasy championship……

Man, was I wrong!

This guy has been killing me and other owners Fantasy owners all across the world who felt as I felt.  Rivers has just to have a good all around game.  I will admit, he’s doing a decent job in yardage (averaging almost 300 yards per game)  but I’m in standard scoring leagues.  Touchdowns are paramount.  And speaking of TDs, in 7 games, he’s hit paydirt just 7 times.  In 2 of the games, he put up a DONUT!  That’s not gonna win you many Fantasy matchups.  Now all of sudden, Rivers has a turnover problem.  He already has 11 INTs.  He had 13 all last year.  And he’s fumbled 6 times losing 3 to the opposing teams.  This is not the guy that I championed last year for MVP.  This is not the guy I bragged about this summer as an elite QB.  This is not the guy I thought I was drafting in my Fantasy leagues.  Who is this guy/  I will tell you:  He’s a BUST, right along with Chris Johnson, Ocho, and Peyton Hillis.  But what do I do?  Do I ride it out with this guy, or am I forced to turn to Andy Dalton or Mark Sanchez?  You see what you do to me Philip Rivers!!!!  I’m a defending champion that was trying to make it to the playoffs.  (PLAYOFFS?!?! I’m just trying to win a game!!!!)  Who out here feels my pain?  Am I overreacting……


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