Aaron Rodgers has to be 2017 NFL MVP. When Packers were struggling at 4-6, he put that team on his back, ran the table to make the playoffs, and now has two playoff wins, including beating #1 seed Dallas in Dallas. Amazing performance.
With the fantasy football season now over halfway completed, time for an update: Two of my teams are doing very well, holding first place in their leagues. Two are doing okay, being around .500, and let's not talk about the last one.
"Not uncomfortable at all," said Fisher when asked how he felt about his future with the team being undetermined beyond this season. "I'm not uncomfortable at all. I never look over my shoulder."
How Fisher is still employed, let alone the head coach of my new hometown LA Rams, is beyond me. Let's look at the tape:
Lifetime record: 172-161-1 = 52.1%.
Record as Rams head coach: 30-41-1 = 42.4%
Only six playoff appearances in 22 seasons.
Only one Super Bowl appearance ( a loss) in 22 seasons.
Has not made the playoffs since 2008.
Six consecutive losing seasons (including his last season at Tennessee).
Has never made the playoffs as Rams head coach.
The only logical explanation I can find is that Stan Kroenke is following the Chicago Cubs strategy of deliberately tanking to build up a stock of high draft picks to build a team that can win and, once het gets there, Fisher will be fired as the fall guy for years of losing and somebody competent will be hired.
I'm really glad we decided to go to 12:30 Mass instead of 10:30, because I'm loving watching the Panthers blow out the Seahawks. Cam Newton is playing (to quote Bull Durham) with joy, verve, and poetry. Of course, since Pete Carroll has sold his soul to the devil, the Seahawks could still launch a comeback, but it'd have to be the second best of all time.
Matt Bodie has details on the nascent Fantasy Sports Control Agency, a proposed self-regulatory organization for daily fantasy football. If they need a board member with considerable knowledge of business organizations, securities regulation, and fantasy football, may I suggest .. well, me?