DeSean Jackson will be the death of me

Dennis Johnson from the NFL Network reported today that 50 percent of fantasy championships will be impacted by Michael Vick.

If Jackson caught footballs liked he picked out sunglasses, I'd be in business. Nice shirt though.

For me it’s not Mike Vick, it’s DeSean Jackson (unless of course he’s implying Vick impacts Jackson). I have two fantasy titles on the line tonight, and both teams are going against DeSean Jackson tonight.

And by “going against,” I mean, “need him to do poorly.”

One of my teams is already screwed by Wes Welker. So here’s how it plays out: One game I have a six-point lead and David Akers vs. Jackson. In the other, I have a five-point lead with Akers and LeSean McCoy going against Jackson.

Right now it looks like I’m going 1-1. That’s okay, except I’m losing the pay league and winning the free one. I’m hoping for the best, but expecting the worst.

Here’s my wishful thinking. I think the Vikings are going to get pounded into the turf tonight. I’m not sure Joe Webb is better than Joe Licata. Two days rest for Adrian Peterson helps, but the Eagles are just too good.

I need the Vikings to eat some clock in the first half. Their defense will have all they can from Vick, so give them a break when they finally get off the field. Run Peterson and Gerhart and keep the clock rolling.

I also need the Eagles to get up early. The sooner Philadelphia has the lead, the sooner Andy Reid stops dialing up passing plays. Defensive touchdowns wouldn’t hurt either. They would put the game further out of reach without anyone on offense scoring a touchdown (I’m nervous for punt returns though… Minnesota got burned by Hester).

One thing I have on my side is the threat of the Eagles playing three games in 12 days. Between this Tuesday night game, their Week 17 game and Wild Card weekend, the Eagles could potentially play three times in 12 days. If they get up big and/or early, hopefully Reid will take out some of his stars and let the others play.

Basically what it comes down to is if Jackson scores a touchdown, I lose. If not, I have a shot. I lost the championship last season because Peyton Manning only played the first half of Indi’s Week 16 game. Here’s to hoping karma comes back around.

Oh, and if Jackson wants to do that thing again where he drops the ball before he gets into the end zone, that’d be cool too.

Other notes:

-Everybody blasted Brian Westbrook when he took a dive to keep the clock running instead of taking the touchdown, effectively losing several fantasy championships in the process. When Peyton Manning did it this weekend, nobody said a word.

Where else could you find a picture like this of T.O.? Only Twitter.

-Twitter is growing on me. I love that fact that you can get up close and personal with famous people. Landon Donovan’s Twitter made me laugh one night, and I made a comment about how he makes celbs seem more real. Well, he responded. That’s right, Landon Donovan tweeted at me. The answer is yes, it was as awesome as it sounds.

-Now that Mike Singletary is out in San Fransisco, what are the odds Glen Coffee comes out of retirement?

-The World Junior Classic is going on right now in Buffalo. I’ve been keeping my distance from the event, and I have my reasons. I’m pulling for the States though. Too bad they’ll be the best team in that arena this year.


My Twitter embargo for Alex Rodriguez

While Alex Rodriguez sits on 599 career home runs, I recently noticed that I was also in the vicinity of 600. Six hundred Tweets, that is.   

In the spirit of A-Rod hitting a career milestone and my own willingness to participate in obscure, yet humorous, sports promotions, I too will sit on 599. That’s right–I’m not Tweeting again until Rodriguez goes deep. When I do, my 600th will be in honor of his.   

All I want for Christmas is for A-Rod to go deep Tuesday. Photo via SI.

You can click on the sidebar button to jump to my Twitter. The site currently has something against me having a picture (no matter what picture I try to upload it won’t work. I even tried one of Woody and Buzz to make sure my computer wasn’t just messing with me…), but my last Tweet reads, “Just like Alex Rodriguez, I am at 599. For me its Tweets, for him its HRs. Until he hits number 600, I’m staying at 599 too.”   

The MLB is using specially marked baseballs for A-Rod’s at-bats. YES had a great shot of the balls during today’s game, which appear to just have an “R” written on them (presumably for Rodriguez), along with the ball’s corresponding number to the set.   

Say what you want about the 600-club not mattering, but with his next blast A-Rod will become just the seventh card-carrying member in MLB history, and he will get there faster than anyone before him. So here’s to seeing history be made; well, I hope.   

SI’s Joe Posnanski has a good column about A-Rod and the 600-club.