Vlog Times: As The League Turns (Week 12)
Hey Fantasy Football Fans, I’m The Fantasy Football Girl and this is AS THE LEAGUE TURNS – a weekly digest of the NFL’s biggest, baddest, and best drama. The show that doesn’t necessarily dig deep for stats, but does dig deep for dirt.
FIREMAN ED CALLS IT QUITS
Nearly a week after the Patriots stuffed and roasted the Jets on Thanksgiving, how and why Gang Green continues to get national press is beyond me. And I admit that I’m part of the problem. But since this show is about delivering the NFL’s juiciest headlines, I’ve got to give you the skinny on Rex Ryan’s bloated team. I’ll go into more detail on Wednesday’s edition of the X’s and Y’s Podcast, but here’s what’s trending right now.
Attention everyone, Fireman Ed, will no longer be attending Jets games as Fireman Ed. Crazy, I know. This past Sunday, Ed Anzalone announced that he was tired of being confronted by bitter Jets fans and felt it was in his best interest to lead the J-E-T-S JETS-JETS-JETS chant in a different section… and without the hat. I might also suggest burning the Sanchez jersey and going back to Bruce Harper’s No. 42. But, hey, it’s your call. In a 275-word self-written column for the Metro (which, from what I gather, is the free newspaper handed out at subway stations), Anzalone explained that due to the quarterback controversy in New York, emotions have been running high. And though he can “hold his own,” he didn’t want to “mess up and do something stupid” by getting into a brawl. He also added that he’s not quitting on the Jets, and that in his nearly 40 seasons of super-fandom he’s rooted for much worse teams. Worse? Maybe. As arrogant in their sucktitude? Not a chance.
IT’S DJ WORLD PEACE, Y’ALL
The NFL is full of truly incredible humanitarians. Players like Larry Fitzgerald and Drew Brees are consistently seen giving back and trying to make this world a better place. One name that often gets left off of this oh-so charitable list, however, is Cedric Benson… aka DJ World Peace. Oh, you heard me right. The Green Bay Packers running back – who’s been out with a foot injury since early October – is launching a side-career spinning tracks under the you-have-got-to-be-kidding-me moniker of DJ World Peace. According to Deadspin, Benson has booked gigs at a few clubs in Austin, Texas and recently rocked the wheels of steel at a strip club called the Yellow Rose. For more information, or to book DJ World Peace for your next event, visit – and then “like” – his Facebook page. It’s about as well designed as his tattoos.
MARTELLUS BENNETT: PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYER OR SUPER HERO?
New York Giants tight end Martellus Bennett may not be able to save your fantasy team, but he can save your life. According to USA Today, Bennett, who caught 3 balls for 44 yards in the Giants decisive 38-10 victory over the Packers, hauled in a 4th reception after the game that, unfortunately, won’t be recorded in the stat sheets. While walking into the Giants tunnel, Bennett tossed his game gloves up to some kids in the stands. Upon seeing this, a middle-aged male fan made a grab for the gloves, lost his balance, and started to fall over the railing. Just a side note: this ultra-classy fan – who claims he was pushed – was wearing a David Wilson jersey. ‘Nuff said. Without hesitation, Bennett rushed in and caught the man, breaking what would have been a 15 foot fall. When asked about the incident later, Bennett told reporters that his Spidey-sense tipped him off. He also added that in exchange for saving his life, the man should give him his first born. Though after thinking about that for a second, Bennett decided he’d rather just have a sandwich. Can’t really blame him.
Thanks so much for watching. This has been AS THE LEAGUE TURNS and I’m The Fantasy Football Girl reminding you to always WIN BIG.