Posted on: October 10, 2008 3:58 pm

All Female Fantasy League - Week 5

I asked the women in the All-Female Fantasy Football League to share their thoughts on the league so far. First up is Lindsay Jones, who covers the Broncos for the Denver Post. She is 4-1 to start the year after beating Lesley Visser in Week 5, 75-46. Jones is tied with Vicki Smith and Kim Broder for first place, and this week she plays Alison London (2-3).

Here's what Jones had to say ...

"Much like the team I cover in real life, I was off to a magical 3-0 start, though I didn't need an errant whistle or a missed field goal to win a couple of games like the Broncos did. I was blowing teams out. It was fantastic. But I held my tongue when the other players in the league started talking trash ... I knew everything could quickly come crashing down. And sure enough, my team imploded in Week 4. Jay Cutler threw 2 picks (which doomed his real-life team, as well); the Cowboys inexplicably stopped giving the ball to Marion Barber; and I was without a starting receiver (Reggie Wayne) and RB (Brandon Jacobs) because of byes. It was ... ugly."

Category: NFL
Posted on: September 26, 2008 10:37 am

All Female Fantasy League - Week 4

With all the trash talking in Week 3, it paid off for some and wasn't so good for others.

Ashley Phagan got her first win with an 82-26 victory over Alison London.  Kim Broder improved to 3-0 and handed Vicki Smith her first loss, 96-67. Defending champ Suzie Silvestri rolled along to 3-0 with a 77-47 victory over previously unbeaten Monique Walker. Brandie Taylor got her first victory with an 81-76 victory over Amber Wilson.  Lindsay Jones remained undefeated with an 85-75 victory over Anita Marks. And in the CBS Showdown, Lauren Shehadi beat her idol, Lesley Visser, 71-49.

This week, the highlight matchup features two undefeated teams in Broder and Jones. The winner could be alone in first place if Shehadi knocks off defending champ Silvestri. Other matchups include: Smith at Phagan, Taylor at Walker, Marks at Wilson and Visser at London. The winner of the Visser-London game will have their first victory.

Some of the trash talking from this week was ...

  • Vicki Smith: What I need to know is whether or not there is an award for most points on the bench in the history of fantasy football and whether you think we should contact the guinness book of world records.
  • Kim Broder: Vicki...I'm sorry about this week sista! I got lucky there. You're bench is amazing though. You should think about starting some of those guys. 100 points, like Ashley said my wins will be more meaningful once one of my competitors breaks 70 points. I am loving this season.
  • Ashley Burns: Wow, this week had some crazy benches (Vicki - you're not alone - Anita and
    Lesley - had some big numbers too!).......craziness!

    Of course - I'm now on a 1 week winning streak! Woo hoo!! I'm on my way
    50% ladies!
Category: NFL
Posted on: September 19, 2008 2:17 pm

All Female Fantasy League - Week 3

The trash talking has started, and boy is it good.

It's Week 3 of the All-Female Fantasy Football League, and so far five teams are 2-0 (Linday Jones, Suzie Silvestri, Monique Walker, Vicki Smith and Kim Broder), Amber Wilson and Lauren Shehadi are 1-1, and five teams are 0-2 (Ashley Phagan, Alison London, Anita Marks, Brandie Taylor and Lesley Visser).

This week's games are highlighted by the CBS Showdown between Shehadi and Visser, and Shehadi is all fired up. Shehadi said she idolizes Visser for all her work in sports journalism, "but that doesn't mean I'm backin' down."

In other games, it's Suzie vs. Monique, Vicki vs. Kim, Amber vs. Brandie, Anita vs. Lindsay and Ashley vs. Alison. It should be a good weekend, especially with all the talk on the message boards.

Some examples ...

  • well, ladies.....2 weeks in and congrats to several people with some big scores (that seem to all be while playing me!). for my part - I guess I can't stage a comeback unless I lose a couple games! This week will be different!! :) --Ashley
  • I can't believe I won this week ... But I did! Sorry Brandie, not even Tony Romo (A Place For Ribs) could bail you out this time. My team may not seem to be that tough, but I have pulled off 2 solid wins! -- Kim
  • Yeah but I won ... both weeks without Steve Smith and Willis McGahee! Some call it luck - I call it skill ... Defending Champ -- Suzie
  • I work all day long with alleged "Fantasy expert" Jamey Eisenberg, I want my money back...he's dead to me. -- Lauren
  • I am moving to bimini. -- Lesley
  • That's some serious "smack from the lucky", Kim!!! You need to win a game where your opponent scores at least 70 points!!!!!!!! I could have won your first game with Brady out!! (I'm just jealous of your luck - can someone please have a bad week while
    playing me!??!) -- Ashley
Category: NFL
Posted on: September 14, 2008 1:15 pm

All Female Fantasy League - Week 2

This week's matchups are Lindsay Jones vs. Lauren Shehadi, Suzie Silvestri vs. Ashley Phagan, Amber Wilson vs. Alison London, Kim Broder vs. Brandie Taylor, Anita Marks vs. Vicki Smith and Monqiue Walker vs. Lesley Visser.

Good luck to all of you this week.

I'll update on Monday.

Category: NFL
Posted on: September 9, 2008 11:22 pm

All Female Fantasy League - Week 1

Week 1 of the All-Female Fantasy Football League was a good one. Our own Lauren Shehadi had the high score with a 114-75 victory against Ashley Phagan. Lauren had Drew Brees, Willie Parker, Randy Moss and the Eagles DST as her high scorers.

In other matchups, defending champ Suzie Silvestri beat Hall of Famer Lesley Visser 78-56, with Lesley quite upset at the Seahawks DST. Vicki Smith beat Brandie Taylor 66-57, Monique Walker beat Alison London 65-55, Kim Broder beat Anita Marks 65-58 and Lindsay Jones beat Amber Wilson 93-68.

I'll keep you posted on the transactions this week. Ashley already picked up Tarvaris Jackson to replace Tom Brady.

Category: NFL
Posted on: September 4, 2008 9:44 pm

Baseball and Fantasy Football

It's the start of the NFL season, which means it's the start of Fantasy Football. It's also September, so the baseball pennant races are heating up. If you're a true sports fan and are enjoying both sports, we've got the perfect mix for you.

Several Major League Baseball players play Fantasy Football, and we've gathered some of the best for a league here on For more on the league, check out this story in USA Today here about who is in it. Obviously, Mets third baseman David Wright is fired up.

Every week, I'll be talking with a different player for the league to keep you up to date on how they are doing, transactions and even a little trash talking. It should be fun, and you can follow along throughout the year.

Category: NFL
Posted on: September 1, 2008 11:02 pm

All Female Fantasy League II

Here is the first 10 rounds of the All Female Fantasy Football League so far. The draft is ongoing as of Monday night.

Thanks for keeping up with it.

Round 10
12 Lesley Visser (lesley visser) Vinatieri, Adam (K IND)
11 Alison London (Alison London) Patriots (DST NE)
10 Vicki Smith (Vicki Smith) Gaffney, Jabar (WR NE)
9 Ashley Phagan (Ashley Burns) Young, Vince (QB TEN)
8 Kim Broder (Kim Broder) Schaub, Matt (QB HOU)
7 Monique Walker (Monique Walker) Colts (DST IND)
6 Lindsay Jones (Lindsay Jones) Kitna, Jon (QB DET)
5 Suzie Silvestri (Suzie Meehan) Norwood, Jerious (RB ATL)
4 Anita Marks (Anita Marks) Warner, Kurt (QB ARI)
3 Lauren Shehadi (Jamey Eisenberg, Lauren Shehadi) Campbell, Jason (QB WAS)
2 Amber Wilson (Amber Wilson) Jones, Felix (RB DAL)
1 Brandie Taylor (Brandie Taylor) Rivers, Philip (QB SD)
Round 9
12 Brandie Taylor (Brandie Taylor) Johnson, Chris (RB TEN)
11 Amber Wilson (Amber Wilson) Rodgers, Aaron (QB GB)
10 Lauren Shehadi (Jamey Eisenberg, Lauren Shehadi) Mendenhall, Rashard (RB PIT)
9 Anita Marks (Anita Marks) White, Roddy (WR ATL)
8 Suzie Silvestri (Suzie Meehan) Bulger, Marc (QB STL)
7 Lindsay Jones (Lindsay Jones) Steelers (DST PIT)
6 Monique Walker (Monique Walker) Folk, Nick (K DAL)
5 Kim Broder (Kim Broder) Evans, Lee (WR BUF)
4 Ashley Phagan (Ashley Burns) Dawson, Phil (K CLE)
3 Vicki Smith (Vicki Smith) Hasselbeck, Matt (QB SEA)
2 Alison London (Alison London) Gostkowski, Stephen (K NE)
1 Lesley Visser (lesley visser) Burleson, Nate (WR SEA)
Round 8
12 Lesley Visser (lesley visser) Garcia, Jeff (QB TB)
11 Alison London (Alison London) Daniels, Owen (TE HOU)
10 Vicki Smith (Vicki Smith) Berrian, Bernard (WR MIN)
9 Ashley Phagan (Ashley Burns) Taylor, Fred (RB JAC)
8 Kim Broder (Kim Broder) Cowboys (DST DAL)
7 Monique Walker (Monique Walker) Delhomme, Jake (QB CAR)
6 Lindsay Jones (Lindsay Jones) Jackson, DeSean (WR PHI)
5 Suzie Silvestri (Suzie Meehan) Moss, Santana (WR WAS)
4 Anita Marks (Anita Marks) Bears (DST CHI)
3 Lauren Shehadi (Jamey Eisenberg, Lauren Shehadi) Galloway, Joey (WR TB)
2 Amber Wilson (Amber Wilson) Heap, Todd (TE BAL)
1 Brandie Taylor (Brandie Taylor) Vikings (DST MIN)
Round 7
12 Brandie Taylor (Brandie Taylor) Davis, Vernon (TE SF)
11 Amber Wilson (Amber Wilson) Driver, Donald (WR GB)
10 Lauren Shehadi (Jamey Eisenberg, Lauren Shehadi) Stewart, Jonathan (RB CAR)
9 Anita Marks (Anita Marks) Perry, Chris (RB CIN)
8 Suzie Silvestri (Suzie Meehan) Watson, Kenny (RB CIN)
7 Lindsay Jones (Lindsay Jones) Miller, Heath (TE PIT)
6 Monique Walker (Monique Walker) Young, Selvin (RB DEN)
5 Kim Broder (Kim Broder) Jones, Thomas (RB NYJ)
4 Ashley Phagan (Ashley Burns) Williams, DeAngelo (RB CAR)
3 Vicki Smith (Vicki Smith) Coles, Laveranues (WR NYJ)
2 Alison London (Alison London) Garrard, David (QB JAC)
1 Lesley Visser (lesley visser) Smith, L.J. (TE PHI)
Round 6
12 Lesley Visser (lesley visser) Crayton, Patrick (WR DAL)
11 Alison London (Alison London) James, Edgerrin (RB ARI)
10 Vicki Smith (Vicki Smith) Forte, Matt (RB CHI)
9 Ashley Phagan (Ashley Burns) Clark, Dallas (TE IND)
8 Kim Broder (Kim Broder) Favre, Brett (QB NYJ)
7 Monique Walker (Monique Walker) Shockey, Jeremy (TE NO)
6 Lindsay Jones (Lindsay Jones) Chambers, Chris (WR SD)
5 Suzie Silvestri (Suzie Meehan) Gonzalez, Tony (TE KC)
4 Anita Marks (Anita Marks) Cooley, Chris (TE WAS)
3 Lauren Shehadi (Jamey Eisenberg, Lauren Shehadi) Cotchery, Jerricho (WR NYJ)
2 Amber Wilson (Amber Wilson) Taylor, Chester (RB MIN)
1 Brandie Taylor (Brandie Taylor) Bowe, Dwayne (WR KC)
Round 5
12 Brandie Taylor (Brandie Taylor) Ward, Hines (WR PIT)
11 Amber Wilson (Amber Wilson) Manning, Eli (QB NYG)
10 Lauren Shehadi (Jamey Eisenberg, Lauren Shehadi) Winslow, Kellen (TE CLE)
9 Anita Marks (Anita Marks) Harrison, Marvin (WR IND)
8 Suzie Silvestri (Suzie Meehan) McNabb, Donovan (QB PHI)
7 Lindsay Jones (Lindsay Jones) White, LenDale (RB TEN)
6 Monique Walker (Monique Walker)* Anderson, Derek (QB CLE)
5 Kim Broder (Kim Broder) Gates, Antonio (TE SD)
4 Ashley Phagan (Ashley Burns) Jennings, Greg (WR GB)
3 Vicki Smith (Vicki Smith) Witten, Jason (TE DAL)
2 Alison London (Alison London) Johnson, Chad (WR CIN)
1 Lesley Visser (lesley visser) Williams, Ricky (RB MIA)

Category: NFL
Posted on: August 31, 2008 12:39 pm

All Female Fantasy League

Here is the first four rounds of the All Female Fantasy Football League so far. The draft is ongoing as of Sunday at noon.

Thanks for keeping up with it.

Round 4
12 Lesley Visser (lesley visser) Holmes, Santonio (WR PIT)
11 Alison London (Alison London) Williams, Roy (WR DET)
10 Vicki Smith (Vicki Smith) Brown, Ronnie (RB MIA)
9 Ashley Phagan (Ashley Burns) Turner, Michael (RB ATL)
8 Kim Broder (Kim Broder) Holt, Torry (WR STL)
7 Monique Walker (Monique Walker) Boldin, Anquan (WR ARI)
6 Lindsay Jones (Lindsay Jones) Jacobs, Brandon (RB NYG)
5 Suzie Silvestri (Suzie Meehan) Johnson, Calvin (WR DET)
4 Anita Marks (Anita Marks) Marshall, Brandon (WR DEN)
3 Lauren Shehadi (Jamey Eisenberg, Lauren Shehadi) Parker, Willie (RB PIT)
2 Amber Wilson (Amber Wilson) Burress, Plaxico (WR NYG)
1 Brandie Taylor (Brandie Taylor) Houshmandzadeh, T.J. (WR CIN)
Round 3
12 Brandie Taylor (Brandie Taylor) Jones, Julius (RB SEA)
11 Amber Wilson (Amber Wilson) Welker, Wes (WR NE)
10 Lauren Shehadi (Jamey Eisenberg, Lauren Shehadi) Maroney, Laurence (RB NE)
9 Anita Marks (Anita Marks) Grant, Ryan (RB GB)
8 Suzie Silvestri (Suzie Meehan) Smith, Steve (WR CAR)
7 Lindsay Jones (Lindsay Jones) Cutler, Jay (QB DEN)
6 Monique Walker (Monique Walker) Smith, Kevin (RB DET)
5 Kim Broder (Kim Broder) Bush, Reggie (RB NO)
4 Ashley Phagan (Ashley Burns) Johnson, Andre (WR HOU)
3 Vicki Smith (Vicki Smith) Colston, Marques (WR NO)
2 Alison London (Alison London) Palmer, Carson (QB CIN)
1 Lesley Visser (lesley visser) Fitzgerald, Larry (WR ARI)
Round 2
12 Lesley Visser (lesley visser) Roethlisberger, Ben (QB PIT)
11 Alison London (Alison London) McFadden, Darren (RB OAK)
10 Vicki Smith (Vicki Smith) Jones-Drew, Maurice (RB JAC)
9 Ashley Phagan (Ashley Burns) Graham, Earnest (RB TB)
8 Kim Broder (Kim Broder) Edwards, Braylon (WR CLE)
7 Monique Walker (Monique Walker) Owens, Terrell (WR DAL)
6 Lindsay Jones (Lindsay Jones) Wayne, Reggie (WR IND)
5 Suzie Silvestri (Suzie Meehan) McGahee, Willis (RB BAL)
4 Anita Marks (Anita Marks) Lewis, Jamal (RB CLE)
3 Lauren Shehadi (Jamey Eisenberg, Lauren Shehadi) Brees, Drew (QB NO)
2 Amber Wilson (Amber Wilson) Portis, Clinton (RB WAS)
1 Brandie Taylor (Brandie Taylor) Johnson, Larry (RB KC)
Round 1
12 Brandie Taylor (Brandie Taylor) Romo, Tony (QB DAL)
11 Amber Wilson (Amber Wilson) Gore, Frank (RB SF)
10 Lauren Shehadi (Jamey Eisenberg, Lauren Shehadi) Moss, Randy (WR NE)
9 Anita Marks (Anita Marks) Manning, Peyton (QB IND)
8 Suzie Silvestri (Suzie Meehan) Lynch, Marshawn (RB BUF)
7 Lindsay Jones (Lindsay Jones) Barber, Marion (RB DAL)
6 Monique Walker (Monique Walker) Jackson, Steven (RB STL)
5 Kim Broder (Kim Broder) Addai, Joseph (RB IND)
4 Ashley Phagan (Ashley Burns) Brady, Tom (QB NE)
3 Vicki Smith (Vicki Smith) Westbrook, Brian (RB PHI)
2 Alison London (Alison London) Peterson, Adrian (RB MIN)
1 Lesley Visser (lesley visser) Tomlinson, LaDainian (RB SD)

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