Name: Joe Bryant
Home: Knoxville, Tennessee -- USA
- Member Pro Football Writers of America.
- Creator of the often imitated but never equaled Value Based Draft System (VBD)
- Owner - Cheatsheets.net
- Featured Columnist - Fantasy Index Magazine 2000, 2001.
- Featured Columnist - Fantasy Pro Forecast Magazine 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001
- Speaker - Fanball Fantasy Football Convention - Minneapolis, Fantasy Insights Convention - Las Vegas, Krause / FSP Convention - Chicago.
- Longtime Roto Baseball geek turned Fantasy Football Junkie.
Key to FF success: APPLIED Knowledge. Knowledge is the Bullet. In and of itself, not too powerful. Applied Knowledge is pairing the Bullet with the Gun. If you're in a competitive league (and I bet you are) all the owners are going to be knowledgeable. That's a given. The winner will be the owner who most successfully applies what he knows.
"I'd pretty much do it all the same. Except I'd go faster on a few of the jumps" --Evel Knievel
"The Winds and Waves are always on the side of the Ablest Navigator." --Edward Gibbon
"Kill the ones that eat us. Eat the ones we kill" --Steve Bornstein, ESPN President, melding Twain and Shakespeare
"Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. So, it doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you'd better be ready." --George Allen
Pre-game ritual: Simple is Better: Throw on the ragged NFL Films shirt I got in a trade with Steve Sabol and try to wear out the remote with my Sunday Ticket.
Favorite Players/Team: Raiders. -- I love the irony that while they've moved as much or more than any team in the league, they seem like the club that's changed the least. Jon "Chuckie" Gruden is my favorite coach and it goes without saying Al Davis has no peer. Without question, the best uniforms in Pro Sports.
Mark Schlereth -- Not just for his 20+ knee surgeries, but for the quote "only sissies need a full ACL to play in the NFL"
Deion Sanders -- Sure he tackles like Celine Dion and his game's not what it used to be but I don't know there's ever been a better pure athlete to ever step on the field.
Peyton Manning - Partly because I had the pleasure of watching him play for four years in Knoxville, but mostly because he's epitomizes class and excellence.
Jeff George - Pretty much the anti Manning but you gotta love a guy with a Howitzer for a right arm that unbuckles his chinstrap after every play...
Jonathon Ogden - Because even with the contract, he's underappreciated and he's the best at what he does. And he has the cool haircut.
Robert Smith (retired) Because he went out at the top of his game and seeing him kick into that 3rd gear was like watching a Road Runner cartoon.
Jeff Garcia - Because he made me look good last year...
If I were Paul Tagliabue for a day: Easy. Redirect all the NFL.com web traffic to Footballguys.com And while I was it, I'd bar Mike Brown from the NFL under the "Good of the League" clause...
People I'd like to invite to Dinner Party:
1984 version of Ronald Reagan
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Rush Limbaugh and James Carville (I'd seat them next to each other)
Best call of 2000: The 49'ers offense. That and electing not to devote extensive time and effort to covering the XFL...
Favorite FF Team Name:
NikeTown Hoosier Daddys?
Redraft or Keeper? Redraft. By a mile. It wouldn't be fair to let me keep the same roster every year... Seriously, I love the draft. And I love having all the players available.
Ginger or MaryAnn? Are you kidding? Ginger hands down.
Bottom Line Goal: To provide the Serious Fantasy Football Owner the single best resource in the world for the sole purpose of helping them accomplish THEIR goal of Destroying Their League. Feel good about 2000 with over 1,100 of our customers winning their league, but far from satisfied.