The 2009 Fantasy Football season is nearly upon us already and the HBFFL will be back in action soon. What better way to kick off the 2009 campaign then with a look back at one crazy NFL off-season.
Michael Vick Buys a Dog
Now that Vick is out of jail, he will need a good training partner to help him get ready for his return to the NFL and hopefully relevancy in fantasy football. Since he has experience with dogs the decision was a no-brainer.
As you can see by the picture above, taken during a recent workout, Vick made the perfect choice. It is a bit of wishful thinking though wearing the Falcons uniform. I don't think they will sign him.
There is no truth to the rumor he used the alias "Ron Mexico" to purchase the dog however.
Detroit Tries out Midget Cheerleaders to Boost Fan Interest, Cute Factor
When a team is coming off an 0-16 season it is a good idea to try any stunt or gimmick to put fans in the seats, especially when they play in Detroit.
Hoping to boost ticket sales the Lions' front office announced they would be trying out little people for the cheerleading squad during training camp.
A current player, who wished to remain anonymous because he was speaking off the record said: "Every time I see one I just want to pick them up and hug them. They are just that cute."
Lessons Learned: The McNair Effect
Never pass out in the same house as your crazy girlfriend, especially when she has access to weapons. Did anyone not learn from the John Wayne Bobbitt experience?
None the less, the death of Steve McNair did not affect fantasy football but it did send a lot of NFL players scrambling to renew their wedding vows recently.
Brett Favre Looks to QB High School Team
Quarterback Brett Favre signed a non-binding agreement recently to line up under center for the Oak Grove High football team in Mississippi.
Head Coach Bubba Franklin was excited about his team's chances: "With Brett on our team we could easily win the state championship and lead the league in interceptions thrown at the same time. Few high school teams can brag about doing that."