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From: scott pianowski
Date: Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 8:02 PM
Subject: underdog breakfast
To: Mark Stopa
Today's story is going to be about underdogs. I know all about them.
In your Stopa 8k League, I'm a monumental underdog.
I don't lack for confidence in this fantasy racket, but I can't see how I'm going to get past your juggernaut. You start off with Peyton Manning and Drew Brees, I quietly counter with Eli Manning and Matt Ryan. And it gets worse from there.
Hey, you've assembled a juggernaut of a team, I credit you. I relish the challenge of trying to find a way to compete. I'm having trouble locating a workable scenario, but maybe something is out there. Is Victor Cruz back in the country yet?
Let's play underdog architect for the NFL. Right now, Denver and Seattle are overwhelming favorites to win their respective conferences. The Pats just lost Rob Gronkowski. New Orleans is a different team on the road. The Colts have 99 problems but quarterback ain't one. Carolina wasn't ready for its close up last week.
Who's the sleeping giant here? Are you still willing to throw a Hail Mary for the Packers? Does Philadelphia do anything for you? Cincinnati? Detroit?
Could you see Carolina winning at Seattle down the road? What about San Francisco?
Maybe we can go one week at a time and find some upsets this week. How can San Diego hang with Denver? If Matt Flynn has to