Well, the season has officially started, and the Patriots won. Was anyone surprised? I think I was most surprised that it took Kerry Collins until the second half to turn the ball over.
I do want to make a quick rant, however, that pertains to Randy Moss. I dislike Moss just as much as the next guy (especially his disturbing braces that are just weird), but it’s not him that I want to rant about. It’s the people who now cheer for him because he’s on their fantasy team.
In the past couple years I’ve actually developed quite an appreciation for fantasy football, and have really started to enjoy it last year and so far this year. However, I play fantasy football by my own rules (ie, I never let myself care too much about it) and I never let it change the way I watch the game. I will never pick up someone from the Vikings nor the Packers (however, I did take Longwell this year, but he’s the least evil), and I will not take players that I generally don’t like. I don’t want to root for those guys period. However, every year it gets worse that I go to a bar to watch the games, and you have the stupid table of guys behind you cheering “Pass it to Moss! Pass it to Moss!” and slamming their fourth beer glass down on the table when Burleson catches it instead (this being a last year example). Those are the guys that give fantasy football a bad name. And I’m sick of them. But I already spotted a couple of them last night watching the game, so thus the season began, the good and the ugly.