Tag: RSP Writers Project

  • Waldman’s Receivers to Defend the Planet: Randy Moss

    Waldman’s Receivers to Defend the Planet: Randy Moss

    There were more than a few players I selected for my team to defend the planet who were more difficult decisions than I anticipated. Adding Randy Moss to my team was easy.  You will get no hand wringing from me about Randy Moss. He smoked blunts before high school games. He beat the mess out of […]

  • Waldman’s Receivers to Defend the Planet: Jerry Rice, the Perfectionist

    Waldman’s Receivers to Defend the Planet: Jerry Rice, the Perfectionist

    He’s the best receiver in the history of the game and arguably the greatest football player of all time, but was Jerry Rice a good teammate? Depends on your team. Watch A Football Life episode on the 49ers great and it’s clear that Rice was an emotionally distant, obsessive perfectionist, whose pursuit of individual greatness was a […]

  • Brandon Thorn’s Defense to Defend the Planet

    Brandon Thorn’s Defense to Defend the Planet

    Brandon Thorn creates a hybrid defense with many players I know you’ll see again soon.  Defensive Coordinator: Bill Belichick Belichick is the more notorious, defensive-oriented counterpart version of “The Genius” Bill Walsh. “The Evil Genius” is a coach renown for finding the smallest weakness in his opponent and mercilessly exposing it by any means necessary. […]

  • Brandon Thorn’s Offense to Defend the Planet

    Brandon Thorn’s Offense to Defend the Planet

    Brandon Thorn picks the rules and the team to defend our planet and upon that foundation he builds the ultimate West Coast offense.  Note: Learn more about Thorn’s overall philosophy and the coaching staff for this project. Offensive Coordinator: Bill Walsh Walsh’s offensive philosophy begins and ends with quarterback play. With an emphasis on timing, […]

  • Brandon Thorn’s Coaches to Defend the Planet

    Brandon Thorn’s Coaches to Defend the Planet

    Tuna with Belichick and Walsh? Sounds like a deli sandwich that packs a punch. It’s also the coaching staff for Brandon Thorn’s team to defend the planet.  Opening Remarks There are few things I am more passionate about than the game of football. I have idolized NFL players for as long as I’ve been a […]

  • Waldman’s Receivers to Defend the Planet: Steve Smith, My Game-Wrecker

    Waldman’s Receivers to Defend the Planet: Steve Smith, My Game-Wrecker

    If my team is Popeye, Smith is the can of spinach.  Choosing a receiving corps to defend the planet was easier than picking the team’s starting running back. Other than a day of indecision between two players that concluded with me adding both to my corps and bumping one of my slot receivers to special teams, […]

  • Bob Harris’ Defense to Defend the Planet: The Fantastic 46

    Bob Harris’ Defense to Defend the Planet: The Fantastic 46

    Football Diehard’s Bob Harris goes with a comic book-like reality on defense.  Basic Approach Yeah. … So I’m not the guy who spends a ton of time breaking down film, right? I’m basically just your average, ordinary run-of-the-mill fantasy player who tends to fly by the seat of his pants. I am, however, a fan […]

  • Matt Waldman’s RB to Defend the Planet

    Matt Waldman’s RB to Defend the Planet

    Who is my running back to defend the planet? I finally reveal it here.  When I began my RB Cut-Down to Defend the Planet, I had planned to award Walter Payton the job. Somewhere along the way, I realized that Payton was much more than a ballcarrier for my team, he was a tone-setter and […]

  • Matt Waldman’s QB to Defend the Planet: Brett Favre

    Matt Waldman’s QB to Defend the Planet: Brett Favre

     There is no other earthling better suited to defend our planet against the unknown than Brett Favre. Super Bowl wins and playoff records as criteria for quarterback greatness? Forget that big media bullshit, it’s fertilizer for drunken debates in bars and cabs.  The “wins” argument only works with teams, coaches, boxers, wrestlers, and race car drivers. […]

  • Bob Harris’ Offense to Defend the Planet

    Bob Harris’ Offense to Defend the Planet

    Football Diehard’s Bob Harris researched the film for his team…sci-fi cinema.  Basic Approach Yeah. … So I’m not the guy who spends a ton of time breaking down film, right? I’m basically just your average, ordinary run-of-the-mill fantasy player who tends to fly by the seat of his pants. I am, however, a fan of […]