Monday, April 24, 2017

Top 5 Breweries

So two years ago just I was getting Untappd underway, I made a list of my top ten beers. But I don't really think of individual beers as much anymore—I tend to think about my favorite breweries.

So I thought I should organize my top 5 breweries, with my favorite beers from each one underneath them.

Odell (Fort Collins, CO)
Mycernary Double IPA
Lugene Bourbon

Lagunitas (Petaluma, CA)
Aunt Sally Sour Ale
Brown Shugga

Deschutes (Bend, OR)
Fresh Squeezed IPA
Twilight Summer Ale
Mirror Pond Pale Ale

Russian River (Santa Rosa, CA)
Pliny the Elder
Blind Pig IPA

Boulevard (Kansas City, MO)
Tank 7
Tell-Tale Tart
Tropical Pale Ale
Ginger Lemon Radler

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Don't Mess With A Streak Bobby

So I made a commercial.

And people on the internet are talking about it. 

Royals Opening Day

I won a free ticket to the Royals 2017 Home Opener through work. Pretty great day. 
Section 142, Row W, Seat 6.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Bill Simmons Promoting Cabbage!

This cracked me up (warning:loud at the end). Bill Simmons interrupts his conversation to give a shout out to cabbage!

Friday, March 10, 2017

This would have been a HC post but I figured it would be funnier to post it on Medium cause that's where The Ringer is hosted.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Work Trip to NYC


I had a 3 day, 4 night trip to NYC to shoot a commercial. 

Landed at LaGuardia at 8pm Eastern. Took us 45 minutes to get a freaking cab because the line goes on forever. It took less time to actually travel in the cab to our Manhattan hotel (Kimpton Eventi). 

By 9:30 we're checking in and at 10pm we're having dinner at Umami Burger. Dinner at 10 o clock—I'm so cosmopolitan. I started with a maple bacon whiskey cocktail.

I ordered the Manly burger and it was amazing. Would have taken a picture but my phone died. This is what it looks like. Possibly the best burger of my life.


Spent Monday morning checking out the set making sure everything was in place. (Set was a 2.3 million dollar home in Pelham, NY.)

Lunch was back in Manhattan at this korean bbq place (Hee) near our hotel. It was my least favorite meal of the trip. Could have used more meat less other stuff.

After lunch we had a casting session to pick our talent. That was interesting, having gone from over 80 initial auditions to select our 2 actors.

After casting the production company took us out to dinner at Basta Pasta. Their gimmick was mixing a spaghetti with prosciutto in a giant wheel of parmesan at the table. I, being a sucker for gimmicks, ordered it and it was fantastic. Best prosciutto I've ever had.


Tuesday was my day to explore as we didn't have a production meeting until 4pm.

I started walking north. My hotel was very near the Empire State Building.

I wanted to get an authentic bagel. Everything with scallion at Best Bagel.

Kept walking north. Times Square.

30 Rock.


The last time I saw the Ed Sullivan theater I went inside to see Letterman.

From here I went to Central Park. But it was rainy and the park just seemed kind of boring compared to the city streets.

I knew I wanted to try Shake Shack so I made my way south again. This was great too!

After lunch I went back to the hotel for a little rest. Unbeknownst to me, I'd walked 5.4 miles that morning. 

I did some work in the hotel and decided to head out for the afternoon. Another view of Empire State Building. 

Flatiron Building.

Ducked into Paragon for some window shopping.

And Converse store was cool.

Had a beer at the Spring Lounge. Then went to our production meeting.

After that we went to the rooftop bar on the Indigo Hotel, Mr. Purple. Good views and good drinks.

After that, we went to a place that I've always wanted to try. Lombardi's, the first pizzeria in America dating back to 1905. (It was fine, but nothing special. You can get the same slice on any street.)

The afternoon trip was another 2.5 miles. By Tuesday night, my left foot was killing me. Still is 48 hours later too.


I woke up Wednesday and both my calves were incredibly sore. Turns out walking 8 miles on Tuesday may not have been the best idea. I could barely walk. Woke up at 6:15 to be on set at 8am.

Here's how much equipment they needed just on one side of the house to get the lighting right inside the house.

The shoot went pretty smooth and we wrapped by 5pm. I bragged about how good Shake Shack was so my friends decided to have dinner there Wed night. After that, had our last drinks in NYC at American Whiskey.

Over three and a half days I had two beers and seven cocktails. Living it up.

Friday, March 03, 2017

History of Movie Hopping

July 7, 2007
Live Free or Die Hard
Evan Almighty

February 2009

February 26, 2017
Get Out
John Wick 2

And just so it will show up in search results: movie hop

Sunday, February 26, 2017

2017 Best Picture Prediction

A year ago, I predicted Best Picture. Afterwards I revealed my strategy based upon the Inverse Awesome Theory. The theory goes the more awesome a film is the less likely it is to win Best Picture.

The one thing I know is that Arrival will not win Best Picture. It's a very good film but more than that, it has some awesome moments and an awesome premise. Zero chance it wins. 

So that leaves three candidates: Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight and La La Land. 

A case could be made for all of them to not be awesome, but first I will rule out Moonlight. Just based on the description, it seems like there might be a little bit of awesome in there. 

So now it's down to La La Land or Manchester by the Sea. The first one is a jazz musical with white people. The second includes a house fire. 

And the winner of the 2017 Best Picture is La La Land!

Post-Oscars Edit: So that theory looked good for a second there, eh?

So I got this one wrong. In pre-Oscars predictions I am now 1/2 for with this theory.

But, I think the theory actually holds up super great. The problem is that within the Best Picture category there are enough movies without awesome stuff (car chases, guns, aliens) that the theory is not going to be flawless in picking the winner. It is flawless in picking the non-winners. Hacksaw Ridge and Arrival had no chance in my theory--that was borne out.

But this is the biggest thing...the thing that has been nagging at me. If I had really listened to my theory, I wouldn't have picked La La Land.

Because...I have a crush on Ryan Gosling. Specifically, Ryan Gosling in Crazy Stupid Love. I know, I know. But when I saw the first trailer that said it was from the same director as Whiplash and had Ryan Gosling, it sounded kind of appealing. Not full on awesome like Mad Max but it seemed like kind of a fun time. And the truth is I picked it because it was such an overwhelming favorite. I went with the chalk because I thought the chalk would be right. But I should have at least listened to my gut and not picked La La Land.

Truthfully, I thought Manchester by the Sea was the least awesome based on the plots and that was my gut guess. 

Monday, February 06, 2017

Fantasy Football Hall of Fame

This post commemorates the champions of our fantasy football leagues throughout the years, and will be updated, and reposted for every update:

BS Super Bowl VIII: Dave (defeated Mac)
Playoffs: Dave

BS Super Bowl VII: Stevo (defeated Niraj)
Playoffs: Mark

BS Super Bowl VI: Mac* (defeated Dave)
Playoffs: Mark

BS Super Bowl V: Bobby* (defeated Mac)
Playoffs: Mark

BS Super Bowl IV: Mark* (defeated Spencer)
Playoffs: Dave

BS Super Bowl III: Mark* (defeated Mac)
Playoffs: Stevo

BS Super Bowl II: Harlan* (defeated Mark)
Playoffs: Burnsy

BS Super Bowl I: Mark* (defeated Stevo)
Playoffs: Stevo


Construda Super Bowl II: Dynomite Kings (defeated Matt)
Home Team: Dave
Playoffs: Matt

Construda Super Bowl I: Mark (defeated Dave)
Home Team: Dave*
Playoffs: Dave

Home Team: Mark*
Playoffs: Mark

Home Team: Mark
Playoffs: Matt

Home Team: Mark
Playoffs: Dave

Home Team: Dave
Playoffs: Mark

*= trophy awarded (I should have been awarded a trophy for 2008 home team, but interest fizzled. The thought crossed my mind to buy it for my collection anyways, but then what about Mark's two wins that came in the pre-trophy era. Let bygones be bygones. In 2015, Bobby went off the grid and never bought the trophy, so we abandoned it.)

Saturday, February 04, 2017

2017 Master Kansas City Barbecue List

I like the idea of a master BBQ list that I can continually update, but I also like the ability to look back at previous lists. So I'll leave the 2016 post as is, and this will be a flexible document throughout 2017.

Previous Years:


Places I've Been

1. Q39

Visited their original location (on 39th street) on 7/15/16. Brisket and ribs were both killer. They're opening a second location that just happens to be minutes from my apartment. Weird.

Went back for the first time as a resident on 2/4/17. Ordered the appetizer labeled: best wings on the planet. Also, got the brisket/burnt end plate, fries and beans. First time having their burnt ends. Wings were good but nothing that special.

The burnt ends are really great, brisket is good. Beans weren't my favorite. I feel good about having Q39 in the top spot now, but there are a couple of cons. There's always a wait, it's pricey. Parking is tight. Only one sauce on the table and isn't as good as Char Bar's.

Just ordered a half rack of ribs for the first time, (3/23/17 carryout):

SO GOOD. SO MANY! I couldn't even at them all. Saved a big one for later. Fries were good, beans still not that good. I guess I should stop ordering the beans. But damn. 1/2 Rack is a great freaking order.

Took my Mom here on 4/22. I had a 1/2 rack of ribs w/fries at the restaurant and then I ordered a Mr. Burns sandwich to go. It was the first time having the sandwich and it was brilliant.

2. Char Bar

Just tried this place for the first time on 12/6/16. Mercy. The burnt end and ribs were stellar. Brisket and beans, also good. But I'm going back for the burnt ends and ribs. And the atmosphere/drinks is the best I've been to.

Went here on 1/13/17 and had the Burnt Heaven sandwich and fries. Quality was still very good, but it was hard to taste the meat because there was so much going in that sandwich. Fries were awesome and this place has a killer spicy sauce (I had to buy a bottle to take home). Even though the sandwiches are good value and the descriptions are awesome, I think it's better to just get the meat on a plate. 

3. Jack Stack

Bridget came to town and we got carryout for everyone (2/19/17). I had the KC Combo with burnt ends and pork ribs, fries, coleslaw and bread. We also had beans and potato salad so I got to try a ton of food.

Ribs were great. The beans were truly incredible, the best beans can be. Some burnt ends were good, some were a little tough and stringy. If it wasn't for that, I'd be considering #1 or #2 spot.

4. Burnt End BBQ

Tried this place on a whim on 7/16/16, burnt ends and brisket, beans and fries. Burnt ends were the star of the show, hence the name.

Turns out my apartment is just a few minutes away from this place as well. Weird. Dropped in for the jumbo burnt end sandwich and fries today 12/11/16. Since I knew what I liked, I didn't feel pressured to get the 3-meat combo with 2 sides like I usually do when I'm trying a place. Great burnt ends and plenty of meat on the sandwich. I like their sauce assortment and nice atmosphere. Very chill.

Took the boys here on 1/7/17. Burnt ends were much drier than pictured above. Seemed to just get an off portion. I'll still go back, but it seemed to solidify that this place isn't going to be breaking into the top 2 spots any time soon.

Got carry out on 1/28/17. Real good. Ribs and burnt ends are good, as they are at Char Bar and Q39. Guess I just like ribs and burnt ends a lot, eh?!

5. Arthur Bryant's

Went with co-workers on my first day at work, 11/30/16. Didn't take a picture but had the burnt end sandwich and fries. Funny thing was I ordered the lunch special: brisket sandwich. But they gave me a burnt end sandwich. It was awesome, so I should be thanking them. Their sauce is distinctive, and I like it, but it's not my absolute favorite. Still, this is a classic.

(gaping chasm)

6. Joe's

If you ask around, this is many people's favorite place. For me it's always been solid, but never amazing. Had the brisket, ribs and beans on 7/14/16. I don't think I've had their burnt ends because they only serve them on certain days. I'll certainly go there but I doubt this will ever be my favorite place.

Finally tried their burnt ends on 12/14/16. I've given this place so many chances over the years, and it never quite matches up with the competition. It's never bad. Just a 4-star place in a 5-star city. You can see it the picture. Compare Joe's burnt ends with Burnt End BBQ. See how uniform and cube-like they are at Joe's. They're dry. See how unique and juicy the ones at Burnt End are. I'm not eager to go back here. If I do go back, I think you have to stick with the Z-man sandwich. It's tasty, but I still think it's the barbecue sandwich for people who don't really love barbecue. 

7. Gates

My only review for this place that counts (2016-present) is a bad one. I went on the way to the airport, so I went to the State Ave location on 12/2/16. Ordering was a mess. I got a beef on bun with fries and the beef was dry, and a weak portion. Unsatisfied. And then I remembered my other trip to this location was bad as well. So I'm optimistic that this is just a poor spot and I'll try elsewhere.

This one hurts. Just two years ago, I was convinced Gates and Arthur Bryant's were the two best barbecue places on the planet. And I thought if I could only go to one, I'd pick Gates. I had the burnt ends at my usual Overland Park location on 12/15/16. Disappointed. Just not in the same ballpark as Char Bar, Q39, Burnt End BBQ or Arthur Bryant's. Next time I go, I think I should stick with the Double Decker, but man...I'm wondering what happened. Was it just that nostalgia and vacation excitement blinded me in the past, or did it really go downhill? Either way, I'm not dying to go back. 


Places I Want To Try

Danny Edward's
Jon Russel's
Blind Box

Official BBQ Map


I've gotten pretty good and being able to look at yelp pictures and tell if the burnt ends look good or not. This post was created 12/11/16, but I expect to edit and repost occasionally. And the good news is that even not-the-best barbecue is still pretty good. 

Friday, February 03, 2017


So when you're writing a piece of fiction you usually want it to be believable. So if you are describing a situation, you want the internal logic to check out. But with a few things in our society, I feel like it doesn't.

You would think that the people against guns and the people against abortion would be the same people. (To be clear, I'm not trying to make the point that one side is bad/good or right/wrong. Just that it would seem to be more believable that there's one side who prioritizes the sanctity of life and another side who prioritizes civil liberties.)

You would think the people most concerned about terrorism (enough to ban refugees) would be the people in big cities who have experienced terrorism or likely to be a target of terrorism.

You would think the people most concerned about terrorism (enough to ban refugees) would be the same people who don't want guns.

You would think that celebrities who have lots of money and fame would be more likely to favor the politicians that give bigger tax cuts to the wealthy and less likely to be social activists.

I'm just saying. Whoever wrote the script for humanity, sometimes it's not very believable.

Thursday, February 02, 2017

I got tired of seeing that headline at the top of the page so here's something better to look at.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Chiefs Fall Short of Super Bowl

A couple weeks ago I said Falcons-Chiefs was going to be awesome...

It stings a bit because the Chiefs beat the Falcons in Atlanta in December. Atlanta was the #2 seed in the NFC. Chiefs were the #2 seed in the AFC. 

The Patriots advance to the Super Bowl without Gronk. The rest of the AFC ended up not being very good, with the injury to Derek Carr knocking the Raiders out. Nothing is easy in the NFL, but compared to other years, this was a very real opportunity for the Chiefs to go to the Super Bowl. 

Next year, Gronk will be back, Carr will be back, what are the chances Chiefs get a bye again next year? Under 50% right? 25%? Opportunities like this are rare. 

- - -

Then again, Steelers-Chiefs was pretty evenly matched and Patriots handled them easily at home. Chiefs lost at New England to end their 2015 season. As long as Tom Brady, Belichick, and the rest have got it going on, it's going to be difficult. 

- - -

Still what a great regular season. 

The win over the Broncos in Denver was one of the best games ever, ever, ever. It might be my best Chiefs memory now. (And beating them again in Christmas was like opening a present.)

The huge comeback against the Chargers on opening day was awesome. 

The comeback win over the Falcons was amazing. 

I was there for my first primetime game chanting Ty-reek for the win over the Raiders. 

The end hurts. But I'm not taking for granted how much fun the last few months were. Going 12-4 and then losing in the playoffs is way more fun than going 2-14. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Crashing a Jeep in Uncharted 4

Here's me crashing a jeep over and over on purpose because I think it's funny to hear them scream in the middle of their dialogue.

Sunday, January 15, 2017


I never thought they had a good chance of beating the Patriots. But it would have been nice to see them get farther than before.

So much regular season magic, none in the playoffs.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Chiefs 27, Steelers 23

Divisional Picks

Chiefs -1
Packers +5
Falcons -4.5
Patriots -16

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Steelers vs Chiefs Preview

Reasons The Steelers Could Win

  • Antonio Brown is insane. He won the game for the Steelers in the first quarter last week. 
  • Bell is also the best back in the league and the Chiefs have a weak run defense without D. Johnson. 
  • This could turn into a shootout, similar to the 2003 no punt game against the Colts. If the Steelers are at their best, Chiefs could have trouble keeping up with them. 
  • Early turnovers doomed the Chiefs in their first matchup. 
  • Steelers defense looked better against Miami than they played throughout the season. 

Reasons The Chiefs Could Win

  • Big Ben hasn't played as well on the road and Chiefs secondary is good at getting interceptions. 
  • When Justin Houston was healthy in the game in Denver, he singlehandedly changed the game. If he plays like that, it could disrupt everything. 
  • Tyreek Hill can break a touchdown from anywhere on the field. Even if you don't punt to him, you could be sacrificing field position consistently. Also, as was the case in the Raiders TD return, if you plan on kicking it to one corner and mishit a punt and it goes to the middle/other side, Tyreek can take advantage of the coverage being on the other side. 
  • The Chiefs were embarrassed earlier this year in Pittsburgh. They could be extra fired up to avenge that loss. 
  • Alex Smith turns it up a notch in the playoffs. He's been playing pretty well down the stretch. 
  • Between Kelce, Maclin, and Hill, the Chiefs actually have a nice receiving crew now. You can't take everybody away. 
  • The Steelers have been riding in a winning streak, but that also takes a lot out on you. They're a little banged up, they might be out of juice. 
  • The Steelers have the better offensive superstars, but Chiefs should have the advantage on defense and special teams. A special teams big play could turn this game. 
  • Turnovers. Chiefs lost that game in Pittsburgh because they turned the ball over. If they can force a turnover instead, Chiefs should feel good. 
  • Andy Reid is really good after the bye week. 
  • On a completely personal note, I just won the first fantasy league of my life. Before the season started, I put a futures bet on the Chiefs to win the AFC for the first time. I just moved to Kansas City. If you believe in things lining up and making a great story, seems like the Chiefs can't end their season here. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Divisional Round

Here's one crazy trick they don't want you to know: having a playoff bye is awesome. 

Look at that final 8. Am I crazy, or is the only one that sticks out as weird is the Houston Texans?

Look, I know there's 8 teams left. That's 25% of the league. So this isn't super rare territory, but...

Making the Super Bowl is something. Whether you win or lose (as long as you don't get blown out 43-8) it's something special. The Panthers have never won the Super Bowl, but I still think of their 2 Super Bowl appearances as accomplishments, not failures. It's something. 

With that in mind, even the AFC Championship game is something. You're playing for the chance to go to the Super Bowl. This is have been a game defined mostly by Manning and Brady and Roethlisburger over the last 15 years. It's a big deal. 

And now the Chiefs are one game away from getting the AFC Championship. And that game is being played at Arrowhead. The team is healthy. The opponent is strong. It should be a good one. 

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Chiefs Win AFC West, Earn Playoff Bye

As it turns out, that timeout didn't cost Andy Reid.

On a frozen Arrowhead field in Week 15, the Chiefs would have won if Andy Reid doesn't call timeout. But he did, Succop got a practice kick that was 10 yards short, and then made his second attempt that counted, giving the Titans the win. At the time it looked like that win could cost the Chiefs the bye (and potentially the playoffs entirely). Instead, the Chiefs won their last two games and got a little help from the Broncos (and a terrible injury to Carr).

Which means this product is available...

and this product is discontinued.

So the Chiefs get a week off to get everyone healthy and ready to go, plus a home playoff game.

Last home playoff game (and last time they won the division): 2010.
Last home playoff win: 1993 with Joe Montana.
Last AFC Championship game: 1993.
Last Super Bowl: 1969.

- - -

To get the bye, the Chiefs needed every single one of their wins. Here's how I rank them in terms of excitement, memorable, important, noted with their 4th quarter comebacks.

1. at Broncos (trailed by 8 with 2 minutes left)
2. vs Chargers (trailed by 17 with 10 minutes left)
3. Falcons (trailed by 1 with 4 minutes left)
4. Panthers (trailed by 14 with 15 minutes left)
5. vs Raiders
6. vs Broncos
7. at Raiders
8. at Chargers
9. Saints
10. Colts
11. Jets
12. Jags

Every single one of those incredible comebacks mattered to the Chiefs getting this bye. 

- - -

And now they're in the final four AFC teams. They'll be favored to win at home over anybody. 

Win one to see an AFC Championship game, something I've never seen. 
Win two to go to the Super Bowl.

Holy shit.

This is right up there with 2003 as the most exciting regular season I've seen.
I called last year the best total season I've seen just because they won a wild-card game.

This has potential to blow both of those out of the water.

That 2003 Chiefs-Colts loss hurt real bad. Once you get closer, they hurt much more.

Let's see how this weekend shakes out, but I feel good about at least getting one more win.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Fantasy Champion

Thank goodness for two-week playoff windows. I came back from deficits in both playoff matchups to win my first Super Bowl. I've been doing fantasy draft leagues for 10 years (Construda for two, BS for eight, plus concurrent work leagues for a few years as well) and this was my first win.

So I thought I would work backwards and see how I did it. So obviously, I had to outscore Mac in the two-week Championship and I'll get to that. But in round one, I could have beaten Niraj or Stevo, but not Mac. So the first step to the Championship was making the playoffs and avoiding the #4 seed. Since Burnsy and I both finished 8-5, if I had lost one more game I would have been the 4th seed. Which means that any single victory throughout the season, if it flipped, I would have not won the championship. That's how tight a path to victory is.

Looking through my schedule, I was thinking there would be one close win that came down to lineup setting...but there weren't many close wins at all.

I had a clutch win in week 13 to even make the playoffs, but it wasn't that close.

My closest win came back in week 1, with my 3rd and 4th round picks CJ Anderson and Keenan Allen helped me win. They would both go on IR before too long. Incidentally, Maclin and the Chiefs coming back against the Chargers was the difference between winning and losing that week.

- - -

So I went 8-5 and went up against Stevo in the first round of the playoffs. Coming into Monday Night of week 1 and I was down 122.5 to 66.5. I thought I was toast. And then Tom Brady puts up 32 points for me and I'm only down 24 headed into week 2. Also, Tyreek Hill's 2-TD performance in a game that I personally attended helped.

So in week 2 I needed a huge comeback and I got 12 points from Derek Carr. Not great. The guy who saved my bacon? My first round pick Devonta Freeman who only scored 2 points the week before, racked up 31 points. Jordan Howard added 19. Tyreek Hill had a 68-yard run TD. Bills D against Cleveland had 13 points. Solid team comeback all the way around. And now I'm in the fantasy Super Bowl.

- - -

Similar story in week 16, week 1 of the Super Bowl against Mac. Coming into Monday Night I was down 148.5 to 112.5 with only Dez. Just two weeks prior, Dez Bryant earned me negative points. But he showed up to play against the Lions. He catches two and even throws for a 3rd TD. I was only down 9 points after week 1. But against Mac...I never really felt like a I had a chance.

But in week 17, Tom Brady and Devonta Freeman came up big: 31 and 25.5. And on the other side, Jordy Nelson, David Johnson, Demaryius Thomas, and Greg Olsen put up a combined 23. And that's the difference.

- - -

Brady (round 8) finished with the 11th most points among QBs, but if you take out his suspension, his average is 3rd, just behind Matt Ryan.

I had three top ten running backs: Murray 5th (round 6) Freeman 6th (round 1) and Jordan Howard 10th (used waiver claim after week 3).

My receivers were weak. My best was Tyreek Hill (!) (who cleared waivers after week 10) and was clutch throughout the playoffs. He finished 17th among WR in points and was a free agent through the first 10 weeks. That's nuts! Dez Bryant finished 29th among WR, just above free agent Pierre Garcon.

I never had a good TE, bouncing between Pitta and Fleener who both finished outside the top 10.

I didn't own a top K or DST either.

- - -

Here's my draft with a quick review:

1 Freeman (stud, boom or bust)
2 Bryant (mediocre but clutch)
3 Anderson (injured)
4 Allen (injured)
5 Maclin (bust)
6 Murray (stud + sleeper!)
7 Fleener (bust)
8 Brady (stud)
9 Jones (meh)
15 Ware (helpful late round pick)

It doesn't really look like a Championship team. It came down to Brady + Murray/Freeman/Howard and Tyreek Hill.

Freeman was good to get, could have taken Charles and that would have been terrible.
Murray and Brady were my good draft picks outside the top 50. And then I added Howard and Hill during the season. That's really it.

I suppose the bottom line is I didn't score the most points during the season, but found enough running backs to make the playoffs and got clutch performances from weeks 13-17.