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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, October 27, 2008

Quote of the Day | October 27, 2008: Beauty Will Come of Its Own Accord

From Nikolai Gogol's 1842 Dead Souls:

"If one were to plant woods here," Chichikov said, "the view would be more beautiful than --"

"Oh, so you're an admirer of fine views, are you?" said Kostanjoglo with a sudden stern look at him. "Let me warn you, if you start chasing after views, you'll be left without bread and without views. Always think of what is useful and not what is beautiful. Beauty will come of its own accord. Let the towns serve you as an example: so far the best and most beautiful towns are those which have grown up naturally, where everyone built according to his needs and according to his taste. Those which have been constructed in straight lines look like barracks. . . . Never mind beauty! Concentrate on the things that matter."

Tags: Nikolai Gogol, Dead Souls

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