Wednesday, October 10, 2007

fantasy congress

Since I killed what would be roughly the amount of brain cells one would loose after consuming a pint of Tequila last night, I would like to interrupt our regular scheduled programming to suggest an intersection of two things that I thought should never merge, or that from a regression of my days as a chemistry major, are insoluble.

If you don’t know, I am a fantasy sports junky and a CSPAN addict. I mean I have badges and shit and been playing since about 1995. From ESPN to the Sporting News, I have had a many of fantasy tems covering baseball, basketball and football. What many of you do know, via the reading and mental consumption of my tractates posted on this Blog, is that also am an astute follower of politics and politrix. Looking at CSPAN today, I noticed that these folks were passing Bills, was amazed because I had never seen the process work so well since “I’m just a Bill on Capitol Hill” School house rock days – I may be dating my self. But what I came to find out was that the were voting on two things:

H.Res. 697 - Commending Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre for establishing a National Football League record for most career touchdown passes, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Kagen / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

and

H.Res. 654 - Congratulating the Phoenix Mercury for winning the 2007 Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) Championship (Sponsored by Rep. Pastor / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

I was puzzled that my money was going for them to vote on these resolutions when the taxes on my 11 acres going up steadily each year. I mean it’s cool to honor folk, but do they need to take it to the floor for a vote? I’m down with H.Res. 630 (Congratulated the Warner Robins, Georgia Little League Baseball on winning the 2007 Little League World Series Championship - Sponsored by Rep. Marshall / Oversight and Government Reform Committee) and things of hat nature, but can’t they send an email around?

Afterwards, I just so happened to run across a new fantasy league. It is called the Fantasy Congress, and a person can pick up to seven represenatives, from either side of the house to make a team. I couldn’t resist the temptation to set up my own league and draft my stating line-up.
Each person can have a team comprised of upper-senators, lower senators All-stars (senior representatives), a supporting line-up mid-range representatives) and rookies (junior representatives). Points are given for six categories 1] legislative success, 2] voting attendance, 3] Maverick score (having guts to break and vote against party lines), 4] speeches, 5] national news media coverage and 6] local news media coverage.

I was even allowed the chance to extend my season beyond the limits of the active congress and senate so I set mine to one year. Now why am I saying this? Well I set up a league and it has room for 23 folks. Since they ain’t working for us from a representation perspective, we may as well get some use out of them as quasi-athletes. So what yawl say, who down to play some fantasy congress? I’ll be waiting. The League is called the Rawdawgbufalo Libetarian blogosphere and the password is 9andahalfby6.

Let’s do this.

35 comments:

SoCal Muchacha said...

Not surprised by anything Congress does, especially since they recently wasted our time and taxpayer money on the resolution to condemn MoveOn.org...utter BS! And they wonder why their confidence/approval ratings are in the toilet with GWB's...sigh. So much for the excitement and hope many of us felt after the November elections of last year.

Good luck with your fantasy team--quite a concept. Any chance your team can impeach the president since our "real" one won't do it?? Please? :)

SoCal Muchacha said...

PS I'm right there with "dating" myself with the Schoolhouse Rock stuff. Heck, I even have it on DVD now and enjoy watching it with my nephews.

Okay, this is probably a stretch, but do you also remember those cheese ad/cartoon segments they'd have on between cartoons about eating healthy snacks? (Hmmm, maybe I've lost too many brain cells to tequila myself, and am imagining that one...or not. ;))

WhozHe said...

I've heard that Congress waste time on matters like that often. I think a fantasy congress league is fascinating. I'd be trading congressmen daily.

danzer1986 said...

yea we like meat.. but we dont need it.. lol this lesbain is not vegetarian tho.. but i just wanna stay away from emat and such for a while

mp1 said...

Yeah, I'm sure Congress doesn't have more pressing issues to attend to. It makes our lives better that they denounce newspapers and PAC's. I can definitely get behind this league. You can count me in. I guess I've gotta start my research now.

Sha Boogie said...

Wow. That is amazingly rediculous! The more I watch the news and actually pay attention to politics, the more pissed I get - because those taxes coming out of my check are a bitch! I hate it..lol

Ticia said...

Take Brett Favre pic off!!
Go Bears!!

Femigog said...

I have all the Schoolhouse Rock stuff on DVD so you aint alone in that boat and uhm Congress waste our time and money, there must be some mistake!!! Yeah right! Of course they are wasting what they dont have to generate themselves! I think I might check out that league of yours though!

Femigog said...

Oh yeah and Patron has all the punch but none of the after bite of Cuervo...or so I've heard LOL!

Don said...

See, this is the very reason why your blog can never be treuly defined. I am going to check out the fantasy congress league.

Also, I hate how the NFL has all of a sudden created a Green Bay Packers-Bret Favre bandwagon.

Mis Understood said...

Cuervo drinker of 13 years. Thank you! Lol...never have I had a hangover.

I guess they didn't vote on sending me a Birthday Card!

TomCat said...

Hi Torrance. First, thanks for your visit and comment at Politics Plus.

I love it, being a fantasy football nut myself and manager of the Bush Bashing Bloggers league. Knowing how angry I get at my players (such as recent 3 point performance from LT ... ARGH!), I don't know if I could handle a team of politicians. They screw up worse than football players ever thought of doing.

Since this is a Red Dawg blog, are cats welcome? ;-)

Shelia said...

Fantasy Congress, I like it! It's got to be a hell of a lot better than the "reality show" congress.

Oh...and ummmm Tequila!

dc_speaks said...

yo, T! Every thursday is PSA/SHR videos. I'm dating myself as well.

excellent post by the way. I've never been a fantasty footballer, but it does seem interesting.

its a thought!

thanks

Girly_Girl said...

Hey, guess what? I said "fast and gamin'" today and I thought of you.

I know that's totally unrelated to your post, but I just had to tell you.

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

socal M - That was the Jam. And I cant do nothing about GWB unfortunatelly

who - wish we could trade them to another country, like their own lol

Danzer - do what u gotta do, but this country boy is a tre carnivore Growllllll

Mp1 - good look, lets play ball

Sha - understatement-lol

Ticia - congrats on yo bears victory over the packers

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

Femi - conjunction junction, whats you function, hooking up words and phrases and clauses LOL and patron, superficial, I liked the pic and i prefer Teq with worms

Don- LOL, way to go have a drink on me

MisUnder - dont worry, and u need to drink with me and don, but I bet they tax u for your bday anyway

Tomcat - certainly, this raw dawg is a Kool Kat

Shelia - dont make me laugh so early

DC - ...to ordain and stablish a constitution, 4 the, united sttes of Amerikkka....lol

Girly - where, when and why and btw get the book

TomCat said...

Knew you were too cool to be all Dawg! ;-)

CapCity said...

After a coupla shots of cuervo congress is the FARTHEST thang from my mind! ;-)

Sheletha said...

Greg Jennings is a native of Kalamazoo, MI...my town..

um thats all I had to say.

danzer1986 said...

hey thanks for the comment
haha tequila is good.. ur wel come hun
i just tell it as i expierence it

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

Tomkat - Thanks folk

Cap - Dito, aint that the truth

Sheletha - My old girl was from Benton Harbor, and her best friend married Jennings

Danzer - means we have to kick it

shae-shae said...

LOL You brought me way back with the The Bill... I loved that little cartoon. A lesson never forgotten, right along with conjunction junction what's your function? :o)

David Sullivan said...

I feel for your Titans. I watched that game yesterday and if Vince had remained healthy, you guys would've won. Collins did OK, but only has the deep ball and nothing more.

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