Who's Hot? Who's Not?
Posted at 2:54 PM on January 19, 2007 by Bob Collins (6 Comments)
I've been kicking around whether to provide this feature on weeks when I have time and finally decided to. But with this disclaimer: It's important to remember there's more to being a lawmaker than having your name on a bill and having that bill get a hearing, let alone become law. Fantasy Legislature is a game to illuminate the breadth of work legislators do and the amount of legislation they have to sift through.
That said, the following is merely -- from the game's perspective and the game's perspective only, an indication of what "players" had the biggest impact on their teams. It is most certainly not meant to suggest a level of performance by whatever standard you choose to evaluate one's performance as a lawmaker.
It's a long session, and we've only scratched the surface.
Rep. Finstad has been absent most of the last week assisting in the care of his newborn child, getting back to the legislature next week will seem like a vacation! The Democratic caucus leaders in both Houses have also been busy mentoring their new members and haven't had much time to work on their own individual initiatives. I'm also guessing the House Republicans are still struggling with their newfound minority status but as some of their members start working across the aisle I would expect their "fantasy" numbers to increase. Good point though Bob, getting one's name on a bill is just a part of a legislators job.
Posted by Bemidji Beavers | January 19, 2007 4:02 PM
It does confirm my suspicion, so far anyway, that Rep. Tingelstad is an awesome Fantasy Legislature player.
For a minority member to put up big points is HUGE for a team in MFL.
Posted by Bob Collins | January 19, 2007 4:04 PM
Wow, Marble Madness continues its slow slog from mediocrity to respectability, though is approaching a rather daunting Hillary Step to break into the rarefied air of the Gold League Summit. Rep Wagenius appears on the board with an impressive score this week carrying a sherpa-sized load in anticipation of a summit dash. Senators Torres-Ray and Jungbauer are still finding their air, and holding themselves in reserve for a possible later surge.
Marble Madness shall stand pat this week.
Posted by bsimon | January 19, 2007 4:16 PM
check the "who's not" again - Kate Knuth (Maroon League, Chambercation) is DFL and has earned us points...maybe I'm missing something? Thanks for all the work, Mr. Collins.
Posted by Doug | January 21, 2007 1:51 PM
The list is only for the period from Monday-Friday. It was also a short week of work.
Posted by Bob Collins | January 21, 2007 3:53 PM
Thanks for the clarification! No worries.
Posted by Doug | January 22, 2007 5:41 PM