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This blog was born out of a Dynasty Rankings thread originally begun in October, 2006 at the Footballguys.com message boards. The rankings in that thread and the ensuing wall-to-wall discussion of player values and dynasty league strategy took on a life of its own at over 275 pages and 700,000 page views. The result is what you see in the sidebar under "Updated Positional Rankings": a comprehensive ranking of dynasty league fantasy football players by position on a tiered, weighted scale. In the tradition of the original footballguys.com Dynasty Rankings thread, intelligent debate is welcome and encouraged.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Quote of the Day | January 1, 2008: Divine Comedy

KBHR disc-jockey Chris-in-the-Morning, from the "Things Become Extinct" episode of Northern Exposure [1992], musing on Dante's Divine Comedy:

In the middle of the journey of our life

I came to myself within a dark wood

Where the straight way was lost.

Oh how hard it is to tell of that wood,

Savage and dark and dense,

The thought of which renews my fear.

So bitter is it that death is hardly more.

That’s Dante folks, writing of his own midlife crisis. That’s the 14th century. Six hundred years have passed, and we’re still into it. It’s at that midpoint in our personal continuum when our delicate lives hang in the balance. We look behind us to see how far we’ve come, and we realize that our past isn’t a solitary trail through secret woods but a vista as big and expansive as the ocean itself with our experiences stretching to the horizon like tiny dot-like sail boats, sucked up in the enormous sea.

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