Dynasty-Fantasy Football Offseason Notes + Amazon + Irritations (7/13/2019)
Throughout July and through the preseason, we’ll be dropping Dynasty-Fantasy notes every few days as we have some things of interest, rumors, etc., to talk about.
*For this next 10 days, pre-training camps getting started, I’ll have a special version of ‘daily notes’ – a player/team note or two I have to share, PLUS a special top 10 things I bought off Amazon this year, PLUS one ‘things that irritate me’ note (an ever-popular annual feature).*
…then, it’s time to great ready for (fantasy) football!!
*Writing them on the fly, forgive any errors…
-- I saw a note in the football news where Eli Manning was saying he planned on playing longer/beyond this year.
It’s a question to be asked of him by the NY media for a number of reasons, and a big one is -- because his contract is over at the end of this season. $23.2M paid this year (and $11.2M to cut). Eli is saying he wants to work beyond this year.
My questions are – who is going to really want him in 2020? Where can he play? Is he really going to go be a backup somewhere? My God, man, have some dignity and retire with your image intact! With all the money you’ve made in the NFL…do you need another $3-4-5M to be a backup in 2020?
As I was thinking about this, I played a game in my head… If Eli were available on the market this very second, what team would want him as a starter?
Not Cincy, they have their Eli in Andy Dalton…and Dalton is better at this stage. Not the Jets, Bills or Broncos…they’ve got their guy (they think). Miami and Washington have veterans already signed as a bridge to their future. Maybe Washington would rather have Eli than Case Keenum?
Eli has nowhere to go. Only the Giants are putting up with him in 2019 as it is.
2020? What QB openings will there be that demand an expensive 39.5+ year old, weak armed starter? Would Tampa Bay go there if Jameis crashed and burned in 2019? Ditto Tennessee with Marcus Mariota?
There is no real Eli market, as a starter, ahead. It would have to take an injury in August 2020 that sends a team to panicking last sec. That’s Eli’s future…a career finish like Jay Cutler.
2019 should be the end of Eli cashing that final year of a huge contract amount…it should be the end by Eli’s own hand as well, but why do I feel he’s going to try to stay even more past his welcome. How much more money does he need? Almost every time you ask that about an NFL player…the answer is almost always…one more year/ride/contract.
Eli should retire and go ruin teams as an outside consultant, like his brother (and Eli)…with them pushing Daniel Jones on the Giants.
-- Coming up on CFM…
Took a pause on the Quick Hit Scouting Reports to go through the Supplemental Draft prospects and hit on those two 2021 Devy’s. You’ll see the Quick Hit scouting rolling back in next week as I finish my group of ‘Three-Cone Freaks’ scouting, and then we’ll have a new category after that. Possibly an audience vote on players? We’ll tend to it next week.
-- Irritation of the day…
They’re going to ruin Netflix, aren’t they? This beautiful thing that we have been given…all this on-demand material – now, other corporations are going to ruin it.
The most popular show on Netflix by a mile is ‘The Office’. Next is ‘Friends’. NBC is pulling ‘The Office’ to launch their streaming service. A different company (AT&T…not NBC, as you might think) owns ‘Friends’ and is pulling it for their start up streaming service. Disney is pulling all their content for their new streaming service.
The point of Netflix was this huge all-access library. Not some hit and miss access.
My son, YouTube star Nateson, is home for the summer from college. He has Netflix on ‘The Office’ all the time, while he works, naps, etc. He loves that show. I asked him if he was getting the NBC streaming service once Netflix loses the show in a bit. He answered, “What’s NBC?” And then, “Heck no.”
I forget the millennials don’t watch regular television, and especially not network TV. He loves ‘The Office’, but he wouldn’t watch anything else on NBC otherwise so he’s definitely not getting their separate streaming service. I think a lot of people will feel the same – they’ll stick with Netflix and find something else to binge while NBC’s service hemorrhages money because they think everyone will come over to watch ‘The Office’. ‘The Office’ will be gone from sight for a few years while NBC flounders away trying to be a junior Netflix or ESPN or Disney. We’ll temporarily lose sight of some shows we love, but can live without, because NBC wants to follow the herd into streaming services…or because they want one of those companies to buy them out.
The great era of ‘TV Choice’ is about to hit a speed bump to course correct into a new future in a few years.
A lot of channels are preparing to go off on their own to try to be a streaming force, which is fine…except most of them will die on their own (because we didn’t subscribe) and we’ll forget about them. We’re about to go from all-access on 1-2 services to needing like 17 different services to get the variety of what you want…and that defeats the whole purpose. We’re going to go into a short, dark period of streaming failed ventures before they all combine back up with one service in the future (probably Amazon…or Netflix). And that will be irritating living through the transition.
Amazon Prime Days are on July 15-16th, in anticipation of that…and to promote our Amazon affiliate program that takes you 30-seconds or less to use/set up and changes nothing on your experience but means a lot to us (details below), I am counting down my top 10 purchases off Amazon, so far, in 2019. So many have been asking if I would be doing this again in 2019…here I am to make your life better once again.
I feel like I spend as much time scouting Amazon as I do football players. I’m on a constant quest to save time and money, but mostly to make my life better – and while Amazon taking over the world’s economy is likely the death of us all, it’s good for us now…and that’s all that really matters, right? I’ll let my kids fight The Terminator/SkyNet 20-30 years from now.
Here are my Top 10 items off Amazon, so far this year…
3) Alyssa’s Cookies
If you like, or especially if you love, soft oatmeal cookies – then you’ll love these. IF you’re doing a low carb or Keto diet. And even if you weren’t on a low carb-ish diet, you would like otherwise…because they are that good. 2 net carbs per cookie…all-natural ingredients.
It’s one of those things that taste too good to be true. Mark Cuban thought the same, and then bought into the company and lives on these things.
I have been doing a low carb diet the past couple months and have not been as diligent/hard core…but fairly steady – and have lost 9+ pounds as of this writing. My wife is doing Keto and is down 15+ the past few months.
Neither of us agree much on food, but we both agree on these. They are getting us through our diets. Any cravings, we hit the Alyssa’s cookies – they taste great and are dense/filling as well. They fill a craving nicely. Mark Cuban eats 4-8 of them for breakfast. The most I’ve eaten at a time is like three. They fill you up quick.
My wife and I have been on our diets and we’ve tried so many things off Amazon in the low carb snack realm. We’re explorers like that. I have been searching high and low for ways to change my eating habits but still have treats, like these cookies. Almost every low carb snack I have tried has had an aftertaste or just a terrible taste. I’d rather just not eat anything then try to eat a fake-tasting treat I’m trying to con my mind into. With Alyssa’s Cookies, I don’t have to. By far the best low carb cookie/pastry/candy type snack I’ve had…there’s not even a close #2.
Amazon sells out of them a lot. They’re available for a few weeks and then out for a week, then back again. You can order them for the same price off Alyssa’s website, but Amazon is easier and ships it better.
They have three main cookies (and you can see their 5-6+ items in total they have on their website).
#1 ranked for me: Their healthy OATMEAL bites. They sell a VEGAN bite that looks similar packaging, and they’re OK, but OATMEAL is the flavor bonanza.
#2 ranked for me: Their CHOCO bites. When I first tried the Chocolate ones, I liked them but not as much as Oatmeal. Like an A+ (Oatmeal) and a B+/A- (Chocolate) comparison, but the Chocolate ones quickly grew on me, and I’d give them the A+ too. Not that terrible fake chocolate taste I fine in everything else low carb and chocolate-claiming.
#3 ranked for me: Their VEGAN bites. Looks like the oatmeal but just has a little less taste, I think. They are a solid ‘B’.
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