Friday, December 16, 2005
When the Eagles were horrible, I used to say they were just three players away: Batman, Superman and the Hulk. With the team hurting again, and only meaningless games left this year, why not, for fun, hold the ultimate fantasy football draft?
Talk About It ...
Kong Top Pick in 'Fantasy' Football Draft
If you could select any movie or comic-book hero or creature to rescue this team, who'd be your pick? Tell what position he/she/it would play. Harry Potter, for example, could steal the nickname "Magic" as a wideout, if he can ride his broom.
If a character's already taken, come up with another choice, just like in a real draft.
I'm starting with King Kong as my running back/middle linebacker/kick returner.
ESPN's predicting the Grim Reaper will go very high.
Angelo Cataldi's wondering who's going to grab Wonder Woman.
As the list grows, I'll post pics of some picks in Eagles uniforms. ... Well, here are two suggestions ... Garfield as coach. He does have attitude, as well as a certain portliness. ... And the 40-Year-Old Virgin at quarterback for his perfect deer-in-the-headlights look.
Then emailer "Will Teullive" sent his own pic: "Here is my creature capable of rescuing or destroying the Eagles. He has the mind of a capologist, and the body of a rodent. ... He is able to raise ticket prices in a losing season. Able to lose free-agents without a sound. Look, up in the owner's box! It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a rat!