About Fred

I thought to simplify this whole process I would include an easy to follow F.A.Q to address the first questions most people have upon meeting me.


Q: Fred? No seriously, what’s your name.

A: Seriously, my name is Fred Smith.


Q: Ok, you’re funny. Fred Smith? Be more original.

A: My name is Frederick Leonard Smith. Original enough for you?


Q: (more of a statement) Wow, you are really tall.

A: Yep.


Q: Wow, you have really big feet.

A: Yep.


Q: What are you going to school for?

A: When I find out, I’ll let you know.


Q: Do you realize you have a kinda dorky grin?

A: Yeah. I blame the world for giving me so many things to laugh about.


Q: Why do you use so many big words?

A: I spent my childhood without a TV, so I read. A lot.

The most wonderful time of the year

Do you smell that? Take a whiff. Yeah, there it is… football season is here. This is my favorite time of year, baseball is getting to the point when it actually means something, and football is getting geared up for action. It’s every sports fan’s dream come true. Where do I fit into all this? This is my little corner of the web where I hope to express a useful opinion or two, and I hope that I can get one or two of you to get in as well. Let’s start with your fantasy draft.

If you are a football fan at all, you’ve probably been in a league or two, if not considerably more; and you’ve probably already drafted your leagues. But if your one of those last second drafters, where should you turn this year? That is a question that holds many answers and your best bet is to analyze what kind of league you will be competing in. Will it be a re-draft or keeper league, if it’s keeper, how many do you keep? Will you be using PPR? Do you know what PPR means? Is the room spinning yet? Let’s take it a step at a time.

We’ll look at a standard re-draft league. This is a league that will have a full draft every year rather than allowing teams to keep a certain amount of players. This is a league that will fit the casual fan because you don’t have to spend time watching all that high school football scouting out the next LT, like you would in a dynasty. In a redraft league, you can get away with drafting a guy like Brett Favre ( or Fav-reh for all you Something About Mary fans out there) simply because he can put up alot of points and you don’t have to worry about next year. Here’s a quick rundown of my top 10 players at QB, RB, and WR for a re-draft league:


1. Peyton Manning

2. Drew Brees

3. Tom Brady

4. Carson Palmer

5. Donovan McNabb

6. Marc Bulger

7. Matt Hasselbeck

8. Philip Rivers

9. Jon Kitna

10. Tony Romo


1. LaDanian Tomlinson

2. Stephen Jackson

3. Larry Johnson

4. Joseph Addai

5. Frank Gore

6. Laurence Maroney

7. Willie Parker

8. Travis Henry

9. Brian Westbrook

10. Rudi Johnson


1. Reggie Wayne

2. Chad Johnson

3. Marvin Harrison

4. Steve Smith

5. Torry Holt

6. Terrell Owens

7. Lee Evans

8. Roy Williams

9. T.J. Houshmandzadeh

10. Larry Fitzgerald

Next time we’ll look at my draft board for the first couple rounds in a dynasty league and get some last second predictions for the NFL season.

Linkage – An Open Letter to the ATM

I admit, I’m starting off on the wrong foot. My first post here should be some thing with some meaning, maybe even some real content… but alas, I have succumb to the irresistible wiles of random (read: pointless) links to other websites, oh but think of the time I’ve saved! Which can now be devoted to much more meaningful things, like watching iPhone auctions on eBay.

I was surfing around on the cre.ations.net website today and I ran across this rather funny letter written by jlcoke.

[ Read it here ]

I don’t really use ATM’s all that often, but I still found it humorous.