New Orleans reminds us of a slew of things, including boutiques, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and did we mention bars? There's no question the Big Easy is notorious for Mardi Gras and wild nightlife, but the scenic streets of these districts hold much more culture and history than many visitors realize.
Tony Romo is not going to win the NFL MVP this season, that much is clear. There are too many other great quarterbacks having monstrous seasons: Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Andrew Luck, to name a few. And his teammate in the Dallas Cowboys backfield, running back DeMarco Murray, is firmly in the conversation as well. But at 34 years young, Romo, fresh off his second serious back surgery, is enjoying the best season of his illustrious (if highly criticized) career, and he has most definitely earned the right to be at least in the conversation about MVPs and elite quarterbacks.
Another fall weekend means more opportunities NOT to leave that couch of yours. With Thanksgiving getting closer and your fantasy football teams in mid-season form, let's dive into the NFL. But don't forget about the college kids! And I'm not just talking about the gridiron. Friday night ESPN3 will air the beginning of the Andrew Wiggins era at the University of Kansas.
A few other fantasy tips: Stay away from running backs Trent Richardson and Chris Johnson, and definitely stay away from Kansas City wide receiver Dwayne Bowe. Start wide receivers Denarius Moore and Darrius Heyward-Bey, Bengals running back Giovani Bernard and quarterback Terrelle Pryor. Moore has a great rapport with Pryor, Heyward-Bey should get a ton of targets against Houston, Bernard is expected to see double-digit touches, and Pryor is becoming a top-12 play every week.
During an NFL era of inflated offensive statistics and elite quarterbacking play, Drew Brees is on a level so dominant and special that it can almost be baffling to watch. The New Orleans Saints are not unlike most of the league in that they give a vast amount of responsibility to the quarterback. What Brees does from there though is beyond words.