Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tire Bite Golden Ale

Today I'm going to tell you about two of the most genius fantasy football managerial performances of the past decade. Actually, they both happened in my league this past weekend. Go figure!

We'll start with case study #1 otherwise known as "me". I lost by 36 points, which didn't make me particularly happy. However, unlike some fantasy players, I can separate this from reality. My skills as a head coach are being called into question, though. Drew Brees has been on fire this year, and I've reaped the benefits of his performances. This week he was facing the #1 passing defense, the Giants; at the same time, my backup Matt Hasselbeck, who also performed splendidly in Brees' bye week, was facing the worst passing defense in the league. Yep, you guessed what I did--benched Brees for Hasselbeck. Brees had almost a career day, scored 38 fantasy points while Hasselbeck bombed, scoring zero fantasy points. Switch QB's and I win! Very good thing I can't be fired.

Genius manager #2 is a Cowboys fan, even in Fantasy. He has said he can't have any other team's players because rooting for anyone other than a Cowboy in fantasy would be a real-life conflict of interest (or some super-duper bullshit to that effect). His line-up of nine players this week had eight Cowboys on bye and one no-name WR that ended up getting him 13 points. Needless to say he was crushed, yet a man of principle (despite how stupid fake sports principles are). The end.

I am now drinking Tire Bite Golden Ale brewed by Flying Dog Brewery in Denver, Colorado and under special agreement Frederick, Maryland. As usual, there's a crazy dog on the label. This one has a severe underbite but has a good grasp of a bicycle tire in his teeth. Then the stupid dog, smart dog story. Speaking of "stupid", my kids think that is the "S" word, but were just cracking up laughing when this girl cat on Tom and Jerry addressed Tom as "Stupid" (go to 6:25 if you're too damn lazy to watch an entire classic).

Anyway, this beer has a floral and citrus aroma, nothing too much. Flavors are earthy, hoppy, floral with a good dose of lemon. The medium-upper level carbonation helps the hops provide a good bitter bite. Crisp, clean and refreshing, although there was a weird band-aid type flavor left for an aftertaste. Strange to say the least. Anyway, decent beer.

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