Thursday, August 9, 2012

Player Haters' Companion - Kenny Britt

It's August and fantasy football is upon us. Any mistakes you make in your upcoming drafts are mistakes that could haunt your season like corned beef haunts your lower GI. You've looked at the angles. You've giggled at your opponents keepers. You've fallen asleep trying to read Matthew Berry's 100 fantasy football facts - the abridged version. Everyone knows Aaron Rodgers is a winner, and no one can tell you how Ochocinco will work out so we're making it easy by picking the players we love to hate and hate to draft.

Player You Hate: Kenny Britt

You remember it like it was yesterday: The lingering warmth of Summer hung in the air; your frosty beverage sitting beside you, beckoning; and Kenny Britt - who you drafted in the 6th round - coming off two massive, league-leading performances, was facing a Denver Broncos' team not yet in the grips of Tebow-mania. Then it happened - the knee (was it the left? right? who cares?) extended just an inch farther than nature intended and poof, the three most annoying letters in pro sports brought your fantasy right back down to reality. 

Kenny Britt and the Awful ACL. But hey, if your guy has to go down with a season ending injury you want it to happen early so he can be amped to go next Fall. You know, until one surgery turns into a second and finally a third on the whole other knee. That's bad. 

And if a trifecta of surgeries weren't enough, did you know what an ACL won't keep you from doing? It won't keep from getting a DUI. That's right. The next three most annoying letters in pro sports. Britt's been in the league for 4 years, he's been arrested 5 times and has had three knee surgeries - that's Player Hater Hall of Fame territory right there.

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ericdedwar said...

fantasy football mentor? Is that like a Big Brother Big Sister thing? You hang out with your mentee during pregame shows, help them scour injury reports, set lineups then go out and have an ice cream social after the game?

J said...

Dudes, how did the Spammer get in here? That crap ad of his is on every post. Find a way to ban him.

As for Britt, I never bought in, even after those 2 ridiculous seasons. I never believed he was elite material. Give me Steve Smith over Britt any day.