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Some entertainment for you all.  (I might be stretching that word pretty far.)  This was originally posted a couple years back.

The Ballad of James and Rico

On August 13, 2017, the Detroit Diesels attempted to select with the 11th pick of the 3rd round of a rookie draft Dallas Cowboys’ tight end Rico Gathers.  There was only one problem: Gathers wasn’t a rookie.  The ensuing re-pick is one that won’t soon be forgotten in the history of Where Legends are Born.  The story is retold below in lyrical form, and is to be sang to The Ballad of John and Yoko.

[Ultimately, Conner was dropped by the team who picked him with the re-pick, which I admit takes something from the tale.  I thought about making it a "boy meets girl, boy gets girl, boy loses girl to an @Iron-cock" sort of story (which was more realistic) but I've taken some poetic license here.]

In any event, I present this as my paean to Rotoworld’s best dynasty league.  I hope you enjoy it.

See this giant crossing the middle
Jumps and catches just like a Bear
The preseason beat
They like Rico so sweet
Wish they’d keep quiet 'bout this whole affair

Christ, you know it ain’t easy
You know how hard it can be
The way things are goin’
Someone will snake him from me

He’s gonna fill the void left by Witten
All those targets are up for grabs
He plays with such Power
Forward march every hour
He’s gonna be the next Gates or Graham!

Christ, you know it ain’t easy
I need Gathers on my team
The way things are goin’
I’m gonna fulfill this dream

Can’t believe he fell to the late third
How did all these other guys pass?
Oh no - they say he’s no rook!
This stud that I took!
He’s actually part of the Sixteen Class!

Christ, you know it ain’t easy
Just wanted to draft this T-E
I guess that I know now
Why he “fell” down to me

Still smarting from the loss of my Suave prize
Feeling all the taunts of the league
Replacement selection?
For all my dejection
I still got to make another pick here, think!

Heading back to dynasty websites
Wish I had a hug from my mama
Feel I’m in hell, cause
No name is ringing a Bell
Wait – what’s with Le’Veon’s latest drama?

Christ, you know it ain’t easy
This draft is turning up rough
The way things are goin’
I’m gonna draft a handcuff

Took this backup guy out of Pittsburgh
Looks like this kid James Conner can ball
Between the tackles he’s boss,
Catches a Big Ben toss,
I knew it’d all work out after all!

Christ, you know it ain’t easy
Best to be a bit lucky
The way things are goin’
The last laugh’s coming from me
The way things are goin’
Got a number one R-B.
 

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Round 2

15. KennyWoo (from Boudewijn) - Trey Lance, QB, SF

16. merkman_21 - Justin Fields, QB, CHI

17. Iron-cock - Nico Collins, WR, HOU

18. sportsguy21792 (from predator_05) - Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, DET

19. sportsguy21792 - Kenneth Gainwell, RB, PHI

20. Du5t3r - Zach Wilson, QB, NYJ

21. megamoviejohn - Dyami Brown, WR, WAS

22. 1972Miamidolphins (from vikingapocalypse via Boudewijn via KennyWoo) - Micah Parsons, LB, DAL

23. DerrickHenrysCleats (from Drake via Boudewijn) - Kadarius Toney, WR, NYG

24. DerrickHenrysCleats - Jamin Davis, LB, WFT

25. Boudewijn (from 1972Miamidolphins) - OTC

26. Mek Daddy

27. vikingapocalypse (from KennyWoo)

28. sportsguy21792 (from JMak)

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21 minutes ago, Boudewijn said:

Rodin's thinker. Pretty toned body for a nerd, I'll take it ;)

Haha as i posted i said “watch, boude is gonna give me some historical education about this statue” Didnt know his name until now!  I just googled thinking man statue

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14 minutes ago, KennyWoo said:

My favorite sculpture of all time is The Burghers of Calais. I love the story on which it is based etc. True genius. Thanks Rodin.

Dude, major bonus points. I could have written that exact sentence.

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1 hour ago, KennyWoo said:

My favorite sculpture of all time is The Burghers of Calais. I love the story on which it is based etc. True genius. Thanks Rodin.

Everyone loves burgers you nerds.

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30 minutes ago, Boudewijn said:

Don't use those kind of words Pred. You're better than that. Also, I'm technically a wog.

Let's keep it civil in here, thanks.

I said it in a self-deprecating way. Didnt mean to sound rude, my bad...🙏

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Aaaaaaand we're back. Sorry for the wait.

Round 2

15. KennyWoo (from Boudewijn) - Trey Lance, QB, SF

16. merkman_21 - Justin Fields, QB, CHI

17. Iron-cock - Nico Collins, WR, HOU

18. sportsguy21792 (from predator_05) - Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, DET

19. sportsguy21792 - Kenneth Gainwell, RB, PHI

20. Du5t3r - Zach Wilson, QB, NYJ

21. megamoviejohn - Dyami Brown, WR, WAS

22. 1972Miamidolphins (from vikingapocalypse via Boudewijn via KennyWoo) - Micah Parsons, LB, DAL

23. DerrickHenrysCleats (from Drake via Boudewijn) - Kadarius Toney, WR, NYG

24. DerrickHenrysCleats - Jamin Davis, LB, WFT

25. Boudewijn (from 1972Miamidolphins) - Kwity Paye, Indiana, DE

26. Mek Daddy - Amari Rodgers, WR, GB

27. vikingapocalypse (from KennyWoo) - OTC @vikingapocalypse

28. sportsguy21792 (from JMak)

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3 hours ago, predator_05 said:

I said it in a self-deprecating way. Didnt mean to sound rude, my bad...🙏


In the navy a wog was simply someone who had never crossed the equator on the ship. Those that had crossed the equator were shellbacks and were free to haze the wogs as they saw fit. 
 

some of my fondest memories of being enlisted. 
 

I never heard it used in a derogatory manner. 

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