These are random/interesting e-mails or Facebook posts I've received. The e-mails are italicized and left mostly unedited. My responses follow them.
12/5/09: Hate Mail, Vick Mail, Delhomme Mail
From Christopher M.:
Nice pick with Carolina...how about you stop picking them idiot.
Good to hear from you again.
Thanks for the congrats. It wasn't a great week or anything, but I did go 5-2 with my multi-unit picks. Can't really complain, right? I'm glad you won money this weekend!
As always, I appreciate your thoughts. I enjoy the creative insults.
From Kizzie J.:
Why da f*** Vick gotta be called a dog killer on ur website...that's what pits are for fighting...them vicious dogs...the man got a second chance so leave him alone and stop actin like a stupid a**..
--> Thanks for the asinine and humorous e-mail. I got a kick out of it.
There is a small flaw in your logic. You say "pits" are for fighting, yet dog fighting is illegal.
But I don't call that guy "QB Dog Killer" for just dog fighting. It's the fact that he hanged dogs in his backyard, drowned them in his pool, and electrocuted them with jumper cables. That's sick.
If you don't realize that what he did is completely wrong, I would suggest psychiatric counseling for you. If you live in the Philly area, I know a guy who could really help you in this department if you are interested.
--> Because people were actually surprised to see Mark Sanchez eating a hot dog on the sidelines! No one was shocked when JaMarcus Russell was caught eating Skittles during a game. In fact, I was amazed that he didn't devour a whole pizza while watching the Raiders get a rare victory.
From Dan I.:
It's terrible what your comments are about Jake Delhomme's kidknpped son.Sometime you get rewarded with cancer for a statement like that.GOOD-LUCK!
--> Are you saying you want Jake Delhomme's son to have cancer? You monster!
Look, if I were serious, I'd agree with you. But I'm just joking around and having some fun here. Delhomme doesn't even have a son. Try to loosen up a little - your life might become more pleasurable.
From Bobby G.:
I have been picking against some of your picks each week and it never fails, at the end of the week your posting gains and me losses.
--> WalterFootball.com - Losing money for people who bet against the Web site's picks since 1999!
One I think you greatly underestimate the las vegas population and fans. Yes its known as a "tourist" city but it has had a steady increase in population and is still growing. Finally having a pro franchise, you will find real fans going to the games. Two, when Oakland sucked you could see how empty their stadium was so I don't want to hear any boo hooing over the Oakland area fans losing out.
The greater Las Vegas metro area has over 2 million in population not to mention all the die hard raiders fans who live in the greater Southern California region who will make the trip to Vegas as many have to Oakland. The Raiders are a national brand not a regional team. Fans will follow this team everywhere, even if Musk were to build a stadium on Mars
*MARCH UPDATE* WITH TRADES ** RD 4 NOW ADDED **
RD2,3, & 4 ORDER IS RANDOM for trades that usually happen.
Used draft-site`s approach as a general guide. Really like their ranking system as it uses a hi-low rubric to rank each player. Took several ranking sites and averaged out player rankings. Used my own rankings for players I feel were ranked much too low. Combine results update. F/A updates with a few players still looking for a new home. Will update as they sign with new teams.
Will see teams reach for QB & OT. No big trades announced yet.