If you think this blog has sucked lately, keep a couple things in mind:
I haven't watched a sporting event in about two months.
I don't follow baseball. The only thing pro golf means to me is that TNT might not be showing Law & Order in the afternoon. But things will pick up: I might watch the Viking preseason games (though I utterly detest preseason, a little gin can make it watchable). And soon real football will start and there will be lots to say.
The Hazelweird Fantasy Draft is next Friday.
I spend much of the day obsessed over paranoid fantasies about all the bad things that could happen to me. With obsessive-compulsive tendencies and a lot of free time, I can imagine all sorts of ways all sorts of mysterious entities could screw me. So there's no way I'm going to give away vital fantasy football information when I know people are trying to screw me. I've buried at least two good blog topics because they revealed too much about my fantasy football strategies (and I've avoided a lot of interesting links for the same reason). Right now you might be saying, "You're a moron, PV. You wrote fantasy previews for every team, and created a separate section in a visible place for people to access them. You are an ignorant fool." But all my fantasy previews were written to be interesting and insightful, but not to give away anything too specific to my plans (I can write about viable fantasy starters without revealing who I want to be my fantasy starters). So while I live as an obsessive paranoid wreck...well, that's most of the time...While I'm specifically paranoid about the upcoming fantasy draft, this blog suffers.
But here are just a few links you can follow to read things more interesting than this sucky blog.
Adrian Peterson is getting ready for his first pro preseason game: read about it at the Pioneer Press and Viking Update.
Also at the Pioneer Press you can read about how Tarvaris Jackson is approaching the preseason.