To Dennis Green and the Arizona Cardinals, the 2006 Chicago Bears were who they thought they were.
To Caitlyn Jenner, Bruce Jenner pre-2015 wasn’t who she thought he was.
And to fantasy basketball owners, Derrick Favors hopefully isn’t who he’s looking like he is. Or was. Or could be.
What is it about Favors that makes us ignore his inconsistent ways and clamor for him to be on our teams year after year?
Maybe it’s the allure of a rebounding power forward who could easily average a 20-10 with at least a block a game. Maybe it’s his name, which just sounds stud-ish.
But if you have Favors on your team, he probably frustrates you, right? He’ll go on a run, mixing double-doubles with mid-20s scoring nights, and then he’ll plop one or two turdburgers in the middle – like his five-point, seven-rebound Friday the 13th horror show – which might have cost you in a head-to-head matchup.
It’s tempting to say ah, he’s 24, he’ll become more consistent. But if you go back and look at his season-long game logs, you’ll start to hear the ghost of 2006 Dennis Green again … he just might be what we thought he was.Please, blog, may I have some more?