To all of our American readers, celebrate your independence well today.
I’ll be drinking adult beverages and eating way more grilled meats than a human body should be able to digest. Oh, and potato salad.
Celebrate but be safe out there. If you drink, don’t drive. If you blow stuff up — for entertainment, of course — make sure no body parts are in danger.
Dead/maimed ninjas will not help in our quest for world domination. If self preservation doesn’t matter to you, think about the Ninja Army instead.
Apologies to our international readers, who can skip to the links at the end if they like, but here are a couple more things for those of us celebrating on July 4:
First, if you haven’t read the Declaration of Independence since you were in school or if you’re in school and haven’t read it yet, please do so today. Leaders from the 13 United States signed an incredible document, risking everything to help this country achieve everything and become the greatest country in the world. In the declaration, we levied charges like this against the King of Britain:
“He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.”
Second, the movie Independence Day is a cheesefest of a thing. It’s got some big ol’ love of America all over it and lots of fireworks. I love it so. But The president’s speech before the big showdown at the end is one of the greatest in the history of movies. Click here to watch it on YouTube.
In the comments, let us know how you celebrate and what you think about the declaration and the speech.
Now, on to the fantasy sports part of this article. If you haven’t been following along this week, you’ve missed out on some amazing content. We’ve got the usual daily baseball notes, but we cranked out some football content and extra baseball content this week:
Check out our daily baseball updates for injury, lineup and prospect news and waiver wire advice.
Has your fantasy baseball team fallen into a sink hole with no way out? Despair not, ninja. Jzak told us how to resuscitate a flatlining team this week.
Yours truly suggested that Paul Konerko is the fantasy MVP so far in 2010.
Our most recent holds update revealed newcomer Kameron Loe and discussed the rise of Brandon Lyon.
Cedric Benson was arrested and jzak discussed the fantasy implications.
That’s all for today folks. Back to normal updates, opinions and columns tomorrow. Feedback, as always, is appreciated. Be sure to check out our forums and our exhaustive backlog of content.