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With that, I have a couple of things to mention. After having reviewed my schedule and all that good stuff, I have determined that the draft date and time for the official Daily Norseman Fantasy Football League will take place on August 31, 2012 at 7 PM Central time. Hopefully lots of folks will be able to make it. . .it's the start of Labor Day weekend, and all of the final cuts will have been made across the NFL, so everyone will have a solid handle on what's going on and who's playing where. Also, I adjusted the divisions so that all the staff members that are a part of the league (Eric, Arif, and myself) weren't all in the same division. That way, everyone has a chance to beat up on us equally.
The other thing I'd like is for everyone to check out the results of a draft I was in last night. SB Nation and Xfinity set up a draft for sites that are sponsored by Xfinity, and yours truly is part of the league. So, I'd like for folks to give their opinion on the team I wound up selecting in my quest to crush the souls and the spirits of my fellow SB Nation blogging brethren. I drafted 12th in a 12-team league and, yes, I probably took Adrian Peterson earlier than he should have gone, but there was no way he was going to be there when my next selections came around. One of the disadvantages of drafting 12th. So, here's the squad:
1 (12) - Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings
2 (13) - Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants
3 (36) - Wes Welker, WR, New England Patriots
4 (37) - Doug Martin, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5 (60) - Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
6 (61) - Torrey Smith, WR, Baltimore Ravens
7 (84) - Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Detroit Lions
8 (85) - Robert Meachem, WR, San Diego Chargers
9 (108) - Toby Gerhart, RB, Minnesota Vikings
10 (109) - Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Atlanta Falcons
11 (132) - Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals
12 (133) - Shane Vereen, RB, New England Patriots
13 (156) - Brian Quick, WR, St. Louis Rams
14 (157) - Buffalo Bills defense
15 (180) - Blair Walsh, K, Minnesota Vikings
The only other Viking drafted was Percy Harvin, who went in the 5th round (55th overall).
So, there it is. . .have at it!
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