this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
If you haven't played our free fantasy game yet on DraftStreet yet, this is the Saturday to try it. There's Michigan-Indiana. Florida-Ole Miss. Duke-FSU. Syracuse-Pitt. Kansas against a Big XII something or other. NC State vs. Miami. Lafayette vs. Ameri…say whaaaaa?
Okay so we're not adding the American and Lafayette rosters to this thing because there are already ALL THE ROSTERS (from the BCS teams) to make your teams. But seriously UNC-Virginia Tech. Arizona State at Washington. Otto Porter versus Saint John's.
And you will want every Otto, because there's $300 smackaroos we're giving out among the winners. Also if enough people sign up we get smackaroos. Also it costs you zero smackaroos. Also fun is had. And learning done.
It's fantasy except instead of drafting one team at the beginning of the season they've broken it up into quick-hitting night leagues. Enrollment in our pool is free for MGoReaders, and there's $300 in the pool paid out among the Top 12 finishers as soon as the contest ends.
The contest will be salary-cap style drafting where everyone tries to assemble the best team out of the available players. You will have a $100,000 budget to build a team of 3 forwards, 3 guards, and 2 utility players. Each CBB player has been assigned a price based on their expected fantasy performance. You can adjust your roster up until the contest starts this Saturday at 11:00am EST, at which time your rosters will lock and the Live Scoreboard will be available.
Note: you can't be eligible for prize money, even though entry is free, if you're from Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Vermont, or Puerto Rico.
You're not allowed to make a team of all Wolverines.
Wherefore art thou Horford?
Stauskas is only $9,336. UNC goes up against Virginia Tech's awful defense and Dexter Strickland ($9,498) has been getting high usage of late, with P.J. Hairston doubtful with a concussion. SirDominic Pointer, a Detroit boy, has been on a tear for St. Johns's but remains cheap--that's probably because they face Georgetown's D. Lafayette's chili is way thicker and meatier. Sorry America, I'm a Lafayette man.
CLICK HERE to register for this week's league.
I just drafted the entire UF roster, its going to be a bloodbath
Spent exactly $100,000... Hopefully I do well, I haven't done this before!
Is this only for first timmers?
No - if you've done it before though you need to log back in. Or give up on remembering what password you used and start a new account with another email address, then remember your old email address's password and create another team, then realize that totally worked and create teams for your other three email addresses as well as your wife's and your mother in law's email addresses, and therefore significantly increase your chances of winning by being a cheating bastard.
No all wolverine teams? I'm out.
FYI, "wherefore" means "why," not "where." Everyone gets this mixed up because of the balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet. There, contrary to popular belief, Juliet is not asking where Romeo is. She's lamenting that he has that name (that he's a member of the hated Montague family and thus can never marry her).
So in the caption below the second photo, you're asking "Why are you Horford?" (Answer: because Horford is his family's last name.)
YES! Somebody caught onto my wordplay there, though you didn't actually catch on to the wordplay.
I meant it with both meanings, because as you mentioned everyone uses it as "where" but also as a "why are you Tito's son instead of, like, Abdul-Jabbar's?" I mean we have Glenn Robsinson, we have Tim Hardaway, and then...wherefore art thou Horford.
More often than not I'm being not clever. But this was one of those too-clever times. The way you can tell is when I'm playing with Shakespeare--when I play the bard, I'm usually going the right way for a smart bottom.