|Posted by The Cynic on July 21, 2010 at 4:15 PM|
Lima, OH - Many fantasy football leagues have the "buffer player". That's the guy who doesn't watch football, but his friends invite him to play along. This is done so that the buffer friend ends up dead last, so that nobody else has to. Hence why he's a 'buffer'.
One such buffer player has proven worthy of his title.
Richie Baudi, an unemployed writer, was given a list of players to choose from when he arrived at his friend's house for the draft.
The list was for the 2005 season.
Ever so clueless, Baudi ended up with Priest Holmes (retired), Marvin Harrison (free agent going on three years), Torry Holt (still active, but definitely not a third rounder), and Steve McNair.
Yes, the same Steve McNair who died last year.
Baudi's friends could barely contain their laughter as he proudly announced McNair as his fourth round selection.
"We nearly ruptured our intestines from holding our laughter, and he sensed something was up" said Baudi's "friend" Nicholas Klein. "So he asked "McNair's a good player, right?" and I said "You have my personal guarantee that he won't throw a single interception this year."
Baudi's reign of crap continued, as he acquired the likes of Joe Horn (retired), Brian Westbrook (banged up free agent), and Jake Delhomme (about as useless as the guy who drafted him).
"He mocked us, especially my friend Mikey who picked up Aaron Rodgers in round two, and Richie was like "He's ranked 250 on my sheet! You're so dumb!" Man, Richie's the best. Always good for a laugh."
There's no word on how Nicholas plans to enter the picks onto Yahoo Sports with several players unable to be entered, but he assures us that with Richie's intellect, it shouldn't matter any.