By KFFL Staff on September 25, 2011
Hiya folks! Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Greg Elyea, and I am humbled and honored to be one of the newest members here at "Team KFFL.com". I know that you're here because you're a sports fan and not because you had this "inner desire" to learn about lil' 'ole me. However, before I get to the good stuff, some acknowledgments are in line and are justly due.
Firstly, I'd like to thank Mr. Cory J. Bonini, managing editor at KFFL.com. Over the past several years, I've been fortunate enough to contribute a few articles/columns at KFFL.com. A few weeks ago, Cory came to me with a brilliant *wink, wink* proposal; "Would you [I] be interested in having a blog hosted on KFFL.com?". Naturally, I jumped at the opportunity, as there's few things that I am as passionate about than football and more specifically, fantasy football! And that's how/why I'm here today!
I also want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the rest of my colleagues and contributors here at KFFL.com. Being a fan of the website first and foremost, I sincerely mean it when I say that there's no other comparable/knowledgeable/informed/dedicated group of hard-working men and women in the industry than those here at KFFL.com! And I mean that from the bottom of my heart!
Last but definitely not least ,.. I want to thank you, the readers of my blog!! Thank you for making the decision, (even though it was probably an accident) to click on the link to my blog! But in all seriousness, thank you! Fact of the matter is, without you, this blog is all for not. So I graciously ask that you continue to follow me here on KFFL.com, and spread the word to your family, friends, co-workers, etc. Some of the stuff you read here you might not agree with. Some of it, you might give me a, "hell yeah!" Regardless, I hope that you will find the majority of my work to be "easy" on the eyes, and most importantly, entertaining and somewhat informative.
So now with all of the acknowledgments out of the way, I think it's time to get down to some good 'ole fashion fantasy talk, shall we?
With the Week 3 early games at halftime, I decided to make a quick run to Mickey D's for a couple burgers. Cam Newton has done a helluva' good job at quarterback, (with the exception of Carolina losing their first 2 games), I figured Newton as a terrific option for my weekly fantasy squad. Not having the luxury of NFL Sunday Ticket, I was curious (to say the least), why Newton & Co. were doing, well ... NOTHING!! That said, as I drove to get my burgers, it was brought to my attention on the radio that it's apparently down-pouring in Carolina, with the reporter describing the conditions as "whiteout" but with rain! Well, so much for Newton being my value pick of the week.
The reason I address this with my first article? Be sure to check weather conditions! As a fantasy participant of 12 years, I can genuinely say that this was a bonehead move on my behalf. I'm usually on the ball with the weather. To my defense, however, the weather is generally a concern in the winter months, and not at the beginning of fall. I'm sure I'm not the only knucklehead out there who didn't check the weather. There ate a lot of ticked off Newton and Steve Smith owners on this Sunday. Do yourself a favor. Check the weather next Sunday before the start of the 1 p.m. ET games!