Week 16 TE Sleepers
I am now sixteen weeks into filling your brain pans with flowery language about generally marginal talent at a fickle position that is mostly touchdown dependent, calling them TE sleepers. I have more guys for you, but I am done with the flowery language. Here, instead, are quotes about futility that I feel every time I try to write my TE sleepers list. These TE sleepers have to be owned in 50% or fewer of Yahoo! leagues to make the list, with of the TE sleepers owned in fewer than 10% of Yahoo! leagues. See you next season!
Ian Thomas versus Atlanta (35% owned)
“The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.”
C.J. Uzomah at Cleveland (33% owned)
“Each of us is aware he’s a material being, subject to the laws of physiology and physics, and that the strength of all our emotions combined cannot counteract those laws. It can only hate them. The eternal belief of lovers and poets in the power of love which is more enduring that death, the finis vitae sed non amoris that has pursued us through the centuries is a lie. But this lie is not ridiculous, it’s simply futile. To be a clock on the other hand, measuring the passage of time, one that is smashed and rebuilt over and again, one in whose mechanism despair and love are set in motion by the watchmaker along with the first movements of the cogs. To know one is a repeater of suffering felt ever more deeply as it becomes increasingly comical through a multiple repetitions. To replay human existence – fine. But to replay it in the way a drunk replays a corny tune pushing coins over and over into the jukebox?”
― Stanisław Lem, Solaris
Blake Jarwin versus Tampa Bay (1% owned)
“The difficulty in dealing with a maze or labyrinth lies not so much in navigating the convolutions to find the exit but in not entering the damn thing in the first place.
Or, at least not yet again.
As a creature of free will, do not be tempted into futility.”
― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration