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The new normal; A perfect world

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published November 13, 2014

  The new normal; A perfect world

New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell manages his own fantasy league team by "drafting" NFL players for virtual competitions based on their real-life statistics of the previous weekend.

Donnell lamented to New Jersey's The Record in October that he had benched virtual "Larry Donnell" on his fantasy team the week before because he thought his other tight end ("Vernon Davis") would do better. In reality, real Donnell had a career-high game, with his three touchdowns leading the real Giants to a 45-14 victory.

However, Donnell's fantasy team lost badly because virtual Larry Donnell (and his weekend statistical bonanza) was on Donnell's bench.

In August, the Tampa Bay Times reported a dispute in Dunedin, Florida, between 12-year-old lemonade-stand operator T.J. Guerrero and the adult neighbor (Doug Wilkey) trying to close him down as an unlicensed entrepreneur, despite T.J.'s business plan for assisting his favorite animal shelter. Of course, T.J. was quickly inundated with donations, media praise and more lemonade sales.

Wilkey, however, is under investigation by the city after a tipster revealed that Wilkey himself might operate a home-based financial services business not properly licensed.

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