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.
But Steven Jackson is a great guy. But Jax has played his whole career in St. Louis. But Steven is DeSean Jackson's grandfather. What!? Since 2005 Steven Jackson has had 7...SEVEN...thousand-yard seasons. In between his first 1,000 yard season and his last I've moved cities, I've gotten married, I've had two kids, I got a dog, gas prices rose 6,000 percent, my parents retired, I bought a car, the show Lost ended and a Democrat was elected president. About the only things that are the same from 2005 to now are The Simpsons are still on and bacon still isn't health food. How can I draft this guy? He's been over the hill since before I started this blog 3 years ago. But there he is, pounding out yards, being the focal point for his crappy team's offense, DARING you to take him, then MOCKING you when you don't. Unlike many who deserve to be on this list for failure to fulfill their potential Jackson is a victim of having far outlasted his potential. For that, we hate Steven Jackson.