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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.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Quote of the Day | March 13, 2008: A Cultist, A Passive Worshiper, A Sloppy Emulator

Before Hunter S. Thompson became a drug-addled caricature of himself in the 70s, he was a masterful free lance journalist throughout the mid-to-late 60s. Hells Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs, stemming from a HST article in The Nation, was the book that launched his literary career in 1966:

At any bar full of Hell's Angels there will be a row of sleek bikes lined up on the curb outside. At a leather bar there are surrealistic renderings of motorcycles on the wall and perhaps, but not always, one or two huge, accessory-laden Harleys parked outside---complete with windshields, radios and red plastic saddlebags.

The difference is as basic as between a professional football player and a rabid fan. One is a performer in a harsh, unique corner of reality; the other is a cultist, a passive worshiper, and occasionally a sloppy emulator of a style that fascinates him because it is so hopelessly remote from the reality he wakes up to every morning.

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