NFL Players of Week 2

We’re a second week in and the next coming of Cam Newton has come in the form of RG3. Swapping places with Matt Ryan from #2 to #1 overall QB (both of which I have in my money league) we’re wondering if he can be stopped. While the Redskins ended up losing to the lowly Rams, this rookie is out to break records that Newton set last year.

A half-dozen teams are 2-0 (including the 49ers and Cardinals sharing the same division) with the Raiders (not surprising) and the (gasp!) Saints being winless at 0-2.

Read on to see last weekend’s hot players!  Continue reading “NFL Players of Week 2” NFL Players of Week 2

The iPhone 5 is here!

To preface, I still have my iPhone 3GS from its release day in June 2009; it’s a rather solid phone. I purchased the 32gb model so I would have everything I need on one phone. Sure, the battery needs to be charged twice a day, the camera has no flash or front-facing camera, a crazy HD screen, or antenna problems when I hold it in my hand. I’ve written a few articles about how fun the iPhone 4 was, but those days are over.

The new iPhone 5 goes on sale September 21st, this coming Friday. The screen is larger for the first time in its history (4 inches as opposed to 3.5 inches, diagonally). It apparently connects to LTE networks, but we’ll see; Apple is a couple of years behind the times. Also, I don’t believe it has NFC (Near Field Communication) ability. It’s also still the most expensive cell phone out there:

16 gigabytes of storage, $199; 32 GB, $299; 64 GB, $399. All require a two-year service agreement.

Do I want a new phone? Yes. But, I can wait. The Samsung Galaxy S III is pretty hot, but I like my $60/month family plan with unlimited data and unlimited texting. In the world of smart phones, my iPhone being over 2 years old is a dinosaur. But, I can still wait.

NFL Players of Week 1

Ahh, do you smell that? It’s the victory of your home team winning its first game, the confusion of some teams losing theirs, and rookie quarterbacks setting records. It’s football season!

As I did last year, here are the top 5 (-ish, in some cases of ties I’ll keep listing them) for every quarterback, running back, and wide receiver week-by-week, in terms of fantasy value. It’s a nice indicator of how well your favorite players are doing as well. This year I’m going to rank them by their overall year’s value, however. Click names on the bottom of this post for other mentions in blog articles I have written. Starting off with a huge Falcons game, here we go!  Continue reading “NFL Players of Week 1” NFL Players of Week 1