FBA: Slow Starters

Originally Published: November 14, 2005
By Jason Langendorf | Scouts Inc
So if you hadn't noticed from my delicious mugshot, I have the Kojak thing going up top. Smooth as a baby's bum. I have no more bad hair days--or good ones, for that matter--but the tradeoff is that I always seem to wind up with a chest cold every year about this time, mostly because I'm not bright enough to check the weather before I venture outside. Right now I sound like the illegitimate love child of Tom Waits and Phyllis Diller.

But it's also the season of big mistakes for fantasy hoopheads, who frantically fire bottom-roster players to and from the waiver wire in the first month of the season in an effort to scoop up the last remaining nuggets--though not necessarily Nuggets--and round out a supergroup-style lineup as loaded as Audioslave (or at least the Damn Yankees).

Jason Langendorf is the boxing editor for ESPN.com.