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1 month ago

10 Fantasy Football High Impact NFL Offseason Moves

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This has been one of the busiest NFL offseasons in recent memory. Fantasy football players need to pay attention on all of the recent moves which is why I thought I’d break down 10 on offense that are likely to shake things up next season.

Most of the big moves have come on defense but for the sake of fantasy purposes, I thought I’d stick to offense. One thing I want to point out is that not all of this impact will be positive. There are a few shakeups that could have a domino effect on the studs around him.

Darren Sproles to the Philadelphia Eagles - The Eagles acquired Sproles this offseason in a move that surprised me as an Eagles fan and stunned me as a LeSean McCoy owner. Unfortunately more and more teams are utilizing the two and even three-back rotation and while us McCoy owners never had that ..click here to read more

2 months ago

Legendary Steelers Coach Chuck Noll Dead At 82

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On Friday, June 13, 2014, the National Football League lost a legend.  Specifically,  the entire city of Pittsburgh, PA, and Steelers fans all over (aka Steelers Nation) lost a hero Legendary Coach Chuck Noll passed away from an undisclosed illness at his Sewickley, PA (a suburb of Pittsburgh) home. Chuck Noll coached the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1969-91.  He led the team to 4 Super Bowl victories.  Noll leaves behind his wife Marianne, their son Chris, and legions of Steelers Nation members such as myself. Noll was 82.

Chuck Noll was born in Cleveland, OH on January 5, 1932. He played running back and tackle Benedictine High School.  He became such a good player, that he received all-state honors. This earned him a scholarship at the University of Dayton.  At the University of Dayton, he was a tackle and linebacker.  He would be eventually drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 1953, where he played ..click here to read more ,

3 months ago

Draft Day Movie Review & NFL Ramblings

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On Saturday, April 26th, after a couple of weeks of mourning the loss of my nearly 17 year old beagle, Ace Frehley II, I went out and saw the movie, “Draft Day,” starring Kevin Costner. I saw the advertising for the movie on television, and it looked good. I had wanted to see it, but I had to deal with the death of my beagle that I had since he was a puppy. It is still hard, but I am coping one day at a time.

As the 2014 NFL Draft is approaching, I thought it would be a great time to see “Draft Day.” There were a few other NFL-related items that I wanted to ramble on about as well. In this blog, I will give my readers a review of the film. I will do my best to not give away the movie, or the ending. I also will ..click here to read more ,

4 months ago

WrestleMania XI: A Portrait in Wrestling History

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WRESTLEMANIA XI From The Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, CT April 2, 1995

BACKGROUND Three years after raking in over 60,000 fans to nearly fill a domed stadium, the WWF experienced the ignominy of putting their biggest show of the year on display in a shopping mall.

Imagine, shunted in between your local Best Buy and Bed, Bath, and Beyond is a moderately sized civic center, and that building is housing the eleventh annual WWF WrestleMania, in the middle of one of the smallest states in America.

Coming down from the enthralling and hallowed Madison Square Garden of one year prior, perhaps Vince McMahon was better off holding WrestleMania in an actual garden.

Despite dodging a bullet in July of 1994 by being acquitted on charges of steroid distribution, Vince McMahon was still reeling. Toymaker Hasbro pulled their licensing out, declaring the WWF a “dead brand”. The stench of illicit happenings in the World Wrestling Federation was ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

4 months ago

WrestleMania XI: Help Me, Lawrence-Wan

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-So we come upon an interesting show: one that is generally panned as one of the weaker entries in the annals of WrestleMania history, yet is also considered a show that helped save the WWF. On April 2, 1995, WrestleMania emanated inside a shopping complex at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, CT. The WWE at this point was in shambles, due largely to a stale and cartoony product. WCW was picking up steam due to the acquisitions of Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage, and would soon be knocking on Vince McMahon’s door with Monday Nitro. What to do?

-You bring in a retired all-pro linebacker, that’s what you do. But hey, we have time to get back to that. On with the show!

-Here to sing the national anthem, Kathy Huey who is a Special Olympian. She actually does a good job, given her condition, and it makes ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

6 months ago

Super Bowl XLVIII Predictions and Analysis

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It is finally here. The last game of the 2013/14 NFL Season, before the NFL moves into the off season, has finally arrived. Super Bowl XLVIII which will emanate from Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on February 2, 2014 will kick off at 6:30PM, EST. Viewers, and NFL fans, I am sure, have been bombarded with wall to wall coverage, and I am sure they are looking forward to the Super Bowl ads(I already saw one), and the Bruno Mars/Red Hot Chili Peppers Half time show (they couldn’t have gotten the three living members of Led Zeppelin?). I am sure people are looking forward to the game as well.

This year’s edition of the Super Bowl features two teams who couldn’t be any more opposite. Representing the AFC, are the Denver Broncos, led by QB Peyton Manning. Representing the NFC, are the Seattle Seahawks, led by QB Russell Wilson, ..click here to read more , ,

6 months ago

Defending Richard Sherman

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It was the interview heard around the world. Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman intercepted a pass from San Fransisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick that was intended for receiver Michael Crabtree. Sherman’s heroics would seal the game and a trip to the Super Bowl  for the Seahawks. Right after the game, Richard Sherman would then go to the sidelines, and give Fox reporter, Erin Andrews one of the most memorable post-game interviews ever. The immediate reaction to the interview would also make it one of the most notorious interviews ever.The interview is right here as follows: http://youtu.be/5rWHDZDBk9w

Richard Sherman, as many know, in a CNN interview, did apologize for the distraction he caused. He said he did not mean to distract from his teammates, and said it was “immature” to attack Crabtree. He did say that he was very shocked by the reaction to the interview, particularly by those on ..click here to read more ,

6 months ago

NFL 2013-14 Championship Sunday Picks and Analysis

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With Super Bowl 48 a few weeks away, the stage is now set for Championship Sunday, on January 19, 2014. After the four Divisional Round games played this past weekend, it has come down to the final four. The final four teams left are: The New England Patriots, the Denver Broncos, The Seattle Seahawks, and the San Fransisco 49ers. On Championship Sunday, the Denver Broncos will face the visiting New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, and the Seattle Seahawks will face the San Fransisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game The winners of each championship game will face each other in the Super Bowl on February 2nd in my home state of New Jersey, at Met Life Stadium (I realize it’s the NY/NJ Super Bowl, but let me have a moment.) for the Lombardi Trophy.

This weekend’s Championship Sunday should be awesome. In the AFC, we have two ..click here to read more

7 months ago

NFL 2013-14 Playoffs: Divisional Round Picks and Analysis

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I hope all my readers survived that “Polar Vortex,” or the “Deep Freeze,” as I call it, because this weekend, January 11-12th, will be a hot one for NFL fans. This weekend will be Divisional Round Weekend where the winners of both the AFC and NFC Divisional rounds will move on to each of their respective conference championship games. The match ups this weekend look to be very intriguing indeed. I expect better games this week than last week’s Wild Card Weekend. I also hope to do better on my picks in this blog, too.

In speaking of last week’s Wild Card Round, I went 2-2. I was NOT happy. I did have the Colts winning. I am not sure if it was because of LUCK (pun intended), or the combination of injuries and Andy Reid’s incompetence, but the Colts pulled that win out of the fire. The Saints surprised the ..click here to read more

7 months ago

10 Fantasy Football Comeback Players For 2014

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The fantasy football season is finally over and for some of you, it is time to put 2013 to rest and look forward. Like you, several fantasy studs will be looking to bounce back in 2014 and it is never too early to put these guys on your radar.

The wonderful thing about fantasy football is that like many NFL players, you get the chance to rebound and turn things around in under a year. So injuries and situations resulted in several bust picks in your draft. Some of those busts will be permanent while several others are poised to be undervalued in the 2014 draft.

Just take a look back at this year’s draft and you’ll see where fantasy players were evaluating backwards instead of looking forwarding and capitalizing on undervalued studs. Jordy Nelson, Josh Gordon, Matt Forte, and DeSean Jackson are just a few guys who were busts in 2012 ..click here to read more

7 months ago

NFL 2013-14 Season Review and Wildcard Weekend Picks

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The 2013-14 NFL Regular Season is in the books. I can not believe the playoffs are already upon us, and Wild Card weekend is this weekend, January 4-5, 2014. Where has this season gone? With all the off the field (and some on the field) drama, great plays, and the alphabet network in Bristol, CT going crazy over every move Peyton Manning makes, this season pretty much flew by. In some ways, I am glad it’s over.

There has been so much drama, particularly off the field. I never seen so much drama before. No team was immune, either. There was drama and controversy concerning QBs feuding with the Head Coaches. A high profile Tight End is in jail for an alleged murder. A Line Backer serves a six game suspension for PEDs. A couple of team officials get busted for DWIs. To top it all off, there was “Black Monday,” ..click here to read more ,

7 months ago

2013 Fantasy Football All Waiver Wire Team

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The 2013 fantasy football season may go down as one of the most inconsistent seasons ever on the waiver wire. While the wire did not provide a lot of options throughout the season there were a few gems that saved or even made seasons. It is time to celebrate those waiver wire heroes.

Many of the so called fantasy football experts got most of it wrong missing out on guys like Keenan Allen and over valuing players like CJ Spiller. Unfortunately it was important to make the right moves in your draft because if you relied on the wire for all of your positions you were toast. Fortunately a tweak here or there was possible by playing the wire.

Playing the fantasy football waiver wire is a tricky game. It requires patience, foresight, and the ability to look at a player’s situation objectively. Remember, any starting quarterback or running back can look ..click here to read more

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