Thursday, August 28, 2008

Redheaded Stepchildren take the field!

So my fantasy football team, the Redheaded Stepchildren, has been finalized.

Here's the thing, when I went to the girl's dinner last night I was struck again how the redheaded people at my table did not appreciate my team name. One person in particular - who I will point out is NOT a stepchild (and to my knowledge, never been beaten like one) - crinkles her nose in disgust every time I mention it. Look, the phrase is funny. GET OVER IT.

By the by, we had dinner which was quite enjoyable and I saw a new baby for the first time. Just like I admitted, I hogged him. He was so tiny and cute and sweet. One of the ladies asked me if I wanted kids of my which I believe I said "Yes...Oh...No." I do think I want kids. But what I want more than that is a committed partner who will help me with said kids. Because I think the task of being a single mom (even if you're married and the hubby isn't around) sounds like one of the hardest things I'd ever have to do. And although I'm working on my patience threshold, I'm pretty sure that the months of constant crying while trying to deal with your body doing weird things and any depression issues all by yourself would be just overwhelming. Having a partner or family that is close by who would help you with that would make things easier. I'm terrified of doing it by myself. Good thing I don't even kind of have anyone interested in participating in baby-making activities. Because that would be just horrible. Wait...I miss the baby-making activities. (sigh) Well, anyway, the baby was adorable.

So, back to my original reason for posting, last night we had our draft- and for those that care, my team is listed below. I think I'm going to have a pretty good season. I better have a good season. With all the crap I get about how girls shouldn't be allowed to play on the league (the current poll up on our league's website is: Who is better at football: Men or Women? SHOCKER that I'm the only person who voted for women) and because I'm the only female I get PILES of crap about it. So I just want to win enough money so that the entry fee is made back.

QB: B. Roethlisberger (see? I do like Pittsburgh :) )
RB: D. McFadden
RB: L. Tomlinson (oh yeah! :) )
WR: C. Johnson (I'll be dropping him soon)
WR: W. Welker
TE: C. Cooley
Kicker: S. Gostkowski
Defense: SD Chargers

D. Driver (WR)
J. Stewart (RB)
T. Sheffler (TE)
K. Curtis (WR)
M. Hasselbeck (QB)
S. Young (RB - my only Denver pick!)
J. Scobee (kicker)
NY Giants (defense)

And can I just point out that all of the squabbling and pettiness has been from the guys on the league? I've never heard a bigger bunch of pansies whine about how things aren't fair since...well...LAST SEASON. Which is the season that I kicked their butts.


kristi said...

NICE!! My fantasy draft is on Sunday. I hope I get a good QB... last year I had Tom Brady-- Oh yeah baby! Cool that you got LT!

Oh, and I think your name is funny :)

Mark and Joella said...

I think your name is funny...and I AM a redheaded stepchild :)

Good luck with the season, I hope you kick butt again!