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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.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Quote of the Day | March 24, 2008: A Paradise of Triple Exclamation Points

J.D. Salinger is best known in America for that high school curriculum staple The Catcher in the Rye, but he was also a fairly prolific short story writer for The New Yorker in the late '40s. A bundle of those stories were anthologized in his 1953 collection Nine Stories. Parenthetically, if you recall bohemian one-hit wonder chick Lisa Loeb of the Reality Bites hit breakup song Stay (I Missed You), her band---Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories---was named after the collection.

Along with A Perfect Day for a Bananafish, the other highly popular story from the collection was For Esme with Love and Squalor. It was in this later story that I encountered my favorite of many memorable Salinger quotes:

Loretta was Clay's girl. They intended to get married at their earliest convenience. She wrote to him fairly regularly, from a paradise of triple exclamation points and inaccurate observations.

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