Polling Place

Don’t worry about polls, but if you do, don’t admit it!
— Rosalynn Carter

So WordPress added a new feature recently that I’ve been dying to try – Polls!  I kept waiting for you other WP types to use it, because I am supremely uncreative at thinking of questions, but none of you have, so now you’re stuck with me.

In between commercials of Game 5 of the World Series, I’m watching the Indianapolis Colts play the Tennessee Titans.  Peyton Manning is my perennial Fantasy quarterback (among fantasy, um, other things, but that is neither here nor there), and until this season, he’d been a sure thing.  I don’t know if it’s the pre-season knee surgeries, age, or something else, but he’s been off his game so far this season.  I picked up Jason Campbell as a backup a few weeks ago when Indy had its bye week, and I played him two weeks ago because Manning had been faltering.  Of course, that week Manning had a stellar game against Baltimore, connecting with Marvin Harrison for two touchdowns.  I also have Harrison, and benched him that week, too, because he’d been sucking.  My luck in Fantasy Football is not what you’d call great.  In the 5+ years I’ve been playing in Nate’s league, I don’t think I’ve ever even made the playoffs, despite usually having teams that look great on paper.  So far this season, I’m 3-4.

I played Campbell this week, since the Redskins played the winless Lions, but hedged my bets by playing Harrison, in case he and Manning had a repeat of the Ravens game.  Campbell did well, but as of halftime of tonight’s game, Harrison has 1 catch for 12 yards.  This is not good.  I need him to have a great game tonight to beat my opponent, and I can feel that it’s just not happening.

All of this is a roundabout way of introducing my first poll:


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