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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.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Quote of the Day | March 8, 2008: Springing Forward for More Light

Chris Stevens unveiling his light sculpture from the "Northern Lights" episode of Northern Exposure, 1993:

Goethe's final words: "More light." Ever since we crawled out of that primordial slime, that's been our unifying cry, "More light." Sunlight, torchlight, candlelight, neon, incandescent lights that banish the darkness from our caves to illuminate our roads, the insides of our refrigerators. Big floods for the night games at Soldier's Field, little tiny flashlights for those books we read under the covers when we're supposed to be asleep. Light is more than watts and footcandles. Light is metaphor.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet. Rage, rage against the dying of the light! Lead kindly light amid the encircling gloom, lead thou me on. The night is dark, and I am far from home. Lead thou me on. Arise, shine, for thy light has come. Light is knowledge, light is life, light is light.

"Thy word . . . feet" -- Psalm 119:105
"Rage . . . light" -- Dylan Thomas, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
"Lead kindly . . . home" -- John Henry Newman, The Pillar of the Cloud
"Arise . . . come" -- Isaiah 60:1

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