So I've read many FF magazines, newspapers, etc. Today was the last straw. In Chicago, when you board an L in the morning some ambitious homeless person hands you the "Red Eye." This is the tabloid published by the Chicago Tribune for people who ride the train. It breaks down something like this:
60% - Paris Hilton
30% - Lindsay Lohan
5% - Bar Specials
2% - Smutty photographs of local tramps.
1% - News blurbs
1% - Sports blurbs
1% - Bad sex columns written by people of various sexualities.
Today the sports section had a mock fantasy draft. They had Shaun Alexander third overall after LT and Larry Johnson. By now you all know how I feel about LJ, but let's stop overrating Shaun too. Seattle used to have the best left tackle in football, Walter Jones, but last year he broke down completely. They lost Steve Hutchinson to the Vikings last year. Shaun broke the 370 carry rule two years ago, and missed a bunch of time last year as a result. He wasn't a number 3 overall back last year, his team has gotten worse, the division he plays in has gotten better (San Fran, for instance, acquired excellent run-stopping corner Nate Clements this offseason), he's a year older, coming off an injury, and the team lost it's best receiver to a division rival which means he will see more 8-man fronts.
Shaun is probably a mid-second rounder at this point along with the committee backs and the Jamal Lewis's of the world. The idiotic Red Eye drafters wrote idiotic comments like "Brian Westbrook might be worth the 6th pick." Brian Westbrook is, in fact, worth the 6th pick, 5th pick, and 4th pick. Maybe the third.
Every piece of data indicates that Shaun isn't any good anymore. He's probably worse than the following:
LT, Gore, Westbrook, Parker, Addai, Maroney, R. Johnson, Cedric Benson (That's right, you heard me), MJD, Ladell Betts AND Clinton Portis, Jerious Norwood, that fat NYG RB, Bush, McAllister, Stephen Jackson, Willis McGahee, and yes, even Larry Johnson.
I'm sick of backward-looking fantasy magazines. Shaun Alexander, and his Seahawk friends, show all the signs of not being any good any more. Someone needs to say so, consarnit.