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So there I am with my my laptop, cheat sheets, and my iPad loaded with ESPN Insider tips and strategies …. it’s Fantasy Football Draft Night. In all my other leagues I’ve always been at the bottom of the draft order but this league I have the #4 pick and with that, extra pressure to make a solid selection.
Ray Rice, Arian Foster, and then Aaron Rodgers come off the board. It’s finally my pick. I look at my draft sheets and strategies and they are all telling me to pick Detroit’s Wide Receiver Calvin Johnson. Seems like the right choice, he’s poised to have another great season, but there is one thing that has me concerned. The Madden Curse.
I then proceed to have a conversation with who I believe to be Calvin Johnson:
CJ: What are you waiting for, pick me up.
Shop: Calvin Johnson? I don’t know man. I mean you are on the cover of Madden this year and that is the one curse I believe in and don’t want to be a part of.
CJ: You have got to be kidding me. Look, there is no Madden Curs...
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1. Arian Foster
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I’m no AP, but I’ll do Juan…
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Feel that tension
note: Like my cynical colleague SamVox, I sent a submission to Grantland's Fantasy
Football writer contest that was summarily rejected by the website's editors. After
much inner debate, I've decided to post the deathless brilliance that the gormless
twits at Grantland turned down because they're unable to comprehend...