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Football Wed Oct 29 2008

Football performance breakdown: Week 8

Fantasy Stud of the Week: Santana Moss
Lil' Moss is a player I make a habit to avoid every year. Even when he was slipping into round ten and later, I'd rather take a foolish stab at James Hardy or DJ Hackett then invest in the inconsistent Moss. Santana sought to personally prove me wrong by catching 9 balls for 140 yards with a TD as well as an especially spectacular 80-yard punt return TD.

While I am happy he is succeeding, I wish he wouldn't shame me this bad. Not cool, Santana. Total douche move.

Fantasy Dud of the Week: Michael Turner/Brandon Jacobss
In must win games, never bet against a Philly or Pittsburgh. For future reference, don't start your running backs against the Eagles or Pittsburgh. It's not easy to win in Pennsylvania.

The same applies to the election

Real Life Stud of the Week: Leonard Weaver
104% of football fans have no idea who Weaver is. Weaver, a big fullback, single-handedly beat the Niners with 4 catches, 116 yards and 2 TDs. Considering he is a big boy, this stat line has to be the biggest anomaly this season.

No wait, nothing beats LenDale White's 80-yard run a week previous. That run broke fundamental laws of motion, rocking the physics world and baffling scientists worldwide.

Real Life Dud of the Week: Vernon Davis
Everyone has heard about Davis (bust in the making) slapping a defender in the face (mask) and the ensuing verbal tirade from new head coach Mike Singletary. I won't bore you with the details, but I do want to point out how stupid Vernon is.

Legend has it that during his playing days at Baylor, Samurai Mike broke 16 of his own helmets because he hit so hard. This is the last man on Earth you want to upset, Vern, I assure you.

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Ken / October 29, 2008 9:54 AM

Hey Marvin,

Who do I start: Jason Campbell, Eli Manning or Donovan McNabb? I need a win this week!

Marvin / October 30, 2008 1:48 PM

That's quite a trio you assembled and you are facing quite a conundrum. I would avoid Campbell all together, Pittsburgh's passing D is tops in the league.

I would probably start Manning. I feel like he's due for a big week after three bad games and has usually done well against the Cowboys. Bigger gamble, but bigger potential pay off.

Donovan is a decent start too, but Westbrook will steal valuable TDs and Seattle may be righting the defensive ship.

Good luck. Don't blame me if Eli pulls a Rex. He does that unexpectedly.

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