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.
1/10/10: First Hate Mail of 2010!
From Andrew C.:
You are the biggest blowhard on the web. How can you wiff on a pick
that bad? The bengals looked like s**t. You should shut your s***ty
site down and save yourself the embarassment. Need help getting the
foot out of your mouth? Jacka**...
--> I definitely do. This damn foot is stuck in my mouth and I can't get it out. I'd ask the Bengals to help me out, but all they know what to do is choke, so they're not exactly qualified to assist me.
Foot tastes like chicken.
From Justin K.:
NFL pick of the month. great pick man.. really, worst capper ever. don't underrate the jets man and great pick on the eagles too!
--> I wouldn't say I'm the worst capper ever. I'm pretty sure that there was some guy back in the 1640s who went 0-22 in the playoffs if you include totals. I at least got the totals right in the Cincy-Jets and Eagles-Cowboys games.
From Chris A.:
The bengals?? Seriously?? PICK OF THE MONTH????
My buddy told me this and I think it's time to pass it on to you...
"you couldn't pick your nose much less a winning football pick!!"
--> I agree. I'd ask Carson Palmer to pick my nose for me, but he'd probably overshoot and slam his first through my nose and into my brain.
From Jeris G:
Week 17 NFL Pick: Giants 27, Vikings 24
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH that is by far the worst pick of all of the picks you made.
--> Come on man, give me a break. I was ONLY 40 points off the two teams combined. That's it! I challenge you to find someone else who is that accurate.
From Steve J.:
You're a f***ing parrot.
--> A parrot? I've been called a jacka** and a blowhard, and all you could come up with was "parrot?" As bad as my 8-unit pick was, it puts your insult to shame.
Joe Berger is still a Vikings. Also Reiff actually played better on the left side in his career rather than the right side. That part probably doesnt really matter because you wont change that in your opinion just figured i'd share my side (i dont blame you for not changing it because im just some random dude comments in the comments). The Berger one does matter though because that is incorrect information.
I was brought to love football through fantasy football. I'm now trying to better myself as an all around fan and analyst of NFL teams and how they should draft according to player's talent level and scheme/culture fit. This is one of my first attempts at a mock draft with my thoughts behind each of the first round selections (and hopefully more comments on later rounds in the future). Please let me know what you think either in the comments or on Twitter @FantasyOutlaw