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I only just started playing fantasy football this year. I knew it was a thing people did, and they enjoyed it, so I thought I'd give it a try. I enlisted some friends and we created a league. Fair warning, though: I know almost nothing about football. I just know that fantasy football is fun.

And, truthfully, it turns out watching football can be fun. But fantasy football in particular carries a lot of lessons for lawyers.

What lessons, you ask? Here are five:

Let's be clear: NBC's "Bad Judge" will probably not last more than one season. Our review of the half-hour legal comedy's pilot could be summed up in one word -- awful -- and we're not alone in our sentiments. More importantly for the network, the ratings are terrible.

If all that didn't ensure the show's demise, this might help: The Miami-Dade chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) has sent a letter to the network, asking it to shelve the show, which it says "depicts a female judge as unethical, lazy, crude, hyper-sexualized, and unfit to hold such an esteemed position of power," reports the ABA Journal.

And then there was "HTGAWM" Episode 5. Is anyone still watching this show? We are, though my editor is nearing his breaking point. Shondaland, where everything works out perfectly for unethical lawyers and their clients, and where everyone is having lots of sex, isn't for everyone. Anyway, if you're just now tuning in, we have recaps and reviews of all of the episodes. Now, back to Episode 5 -- SPOILERS FOLLOW.

Who's our Monster Client of the Week? A creepy teenage kid who shot his dad in the back, killing him. But don't worry: He did it for his mom, who was being beaten by his dad -- a cop. As for the ongoing murder mystery, the one that Goth Girl (Rebecca) has been charged with, we don't seem to have gotten any closer to figuring out who the real murderer is, unless the obvious choice (Prof. Annalise Keating's husband, whose body her students are trying to dispose of in various flash-forward clips) is it.

Mr. Keating, by the way, was sending pics of his privates to the dead girl and admitted to a wee little affair.

He knows police procedure. He's not intimidated by the darker side of humanity. He has an intimate familiarity with the criminal defense now too. And he has name recognition.

Ex-NYPD Officer Gilberto Valle was once convicted of conspiring to murder (as in, to cook and eat) his wife; the conviction was later overturned, as the judge felt Valle was simply writing about his fantasies online. Valle was however, convicted of illegally accessing a police database, a minor crime that carried less than a year in jail and likely wouldn't be an automatic bar to the bar.

The bar? That may be exactly what the so-called "Cannibal Cop" has in mind, reports the New York Daily News.

A couple of weeks ago, I was watching my dear Kansas City Royals run through yet another team in the playoffs (we won't talk about last night) when I noticed a curious sight: Amidst a sea of blue paraphernalia, there was a lone man in neon Florida Marlins orange. And not only was he wearing the gear of a team that was nowhere near the playoffs, but he had a front-row seat directly behind the catcher.

Weird. And when I looked at Twitter, he was on the "Trending" list.

It happened again last night, much to the chagrin of Royals team officials. Once again, in the sea of blue, was Marlins Man in his neon orange jersey and hat. This time, because it was the World Series, "Marlins Man" attracted even more attention from the media.

Who is "Marlins Man"? He's a worker's compensation attorney from Florida who might just hold the record for the most playoff and championship sports games attended.

This is still one of the most ridiculous scandals of all time: A Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice years ago sent pornographic emails, using a personal account, to his friends, some of whom worked in the Office of the Attorney General, making the communications arguably ex-parte. And we thought that was it: a handful of dirty emails.

Justice Seamus McCaffery, however, is now suspended. The war of words has escalated between him and Chief Justice Ronald Castille, and has spilled over to personal insults in published opinions. In addition, rumors of ticket-fixing, an unethical referral fee arrangement, and more are circulating like buzzards above McCaffery's career.

The scandal just went from boring to arguably the greatest judicial scandal of our time. (It's certainly the most entertaining, especially now that they are bickering in court opinions.) Here are 12 quick notes from our exhaustive coverage:

Ron Klain has served as Chief of Staff to two Vice Presidents: Al Gore and Joseph Biden. He's a Democratic Party bigwig. Heck, he was even a Supreme Court clerk once upon a time.

Now? Klain just been appointed to the position of Ebola "czar" (formally known as the one-man "response coordinator"). He's set to begin his new duties Wednesday, CNN reports.

Here are a few fun facts about the guy with the worst title in the entire Obama administration, courtesy of the questionable source that is Wikipedia:

Look, his name makes for a clever title, but much like the Kansas gubernatorial candidate who once upon a time (allegedly) got a lap dance, I still have no idea why this is a controversy.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery looks at porn, as do 66 percent of all men. McCaffery emailed porn and crude jokes back-and-forth with his buddies -- many times, in fact. More than 230 emails were sent or received between him and his buddies, many of whom were using their state government e-mail accounts. McCaffery, at least per previous accounts, was using his personal e-mail address.

But the Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is trying to take him down. McCaffery calls it a "cooked up controversy."

Episode 4 of "How to Get Away with Murder" teased that we wouldn't believe Professor Keating's last nine words -- and the folks at ABC's marketing department didn't disappoint! After an episode full of tantalizing securities fraud, we got precious little of the overarching "Mr. Professor Keating will be dead in seven weeks" story line. In case you missed it, check out last week's Episode 3 recap. Oh, and spoiler alerts. Obvee.

The crime of the week this week is -- surprise! -- insider trading, not murder. Remember: Keating teaches a criminal law class, not murder class, and insider trading is some kind of crime, so there you go. Anyway, Elizabeth Perkins (of "Big" and "Weeds" fame) owns a securities firm and she's accused of trading on inside information. (Oddly missing is a discussion of the different theories of insider trading, but I guess not everyone is as interested in "misappropriation" as I am. Go figure.)

Between "The Good Wife," "How To Get Away With Murder," and now the lamentable "Bad Judge," it looks like lawyer shows are making a comeback -- but they're not all that good.

As a public service to Hollywood, we decided to come up with 10 ideas for lawyer TV shows that aren't any worse than what's on TV right now. (By the way, we expect to see a check in the mail come pilot season.)

1. "Serve and Protect."

By day, the main character is a tough-as-nails New York City cop. By night, he's a tough-as-nails waiter in a hipster Brooklyn gastropub. "No, you can't sub kale chips for truffle-infused tater tots! Not on my watch!"