I’ll offer a few thoughts on Johnny Manziel and the first weekend of the 2013 college football campaign. This week’s Fantasy Man-Crush features a daring 64-year-old woman. You’ve likely heard the tale of Diana Nyad at this point, but perhaps you couldn’t push past Jameis Winston’s Monday night performance or the incessant ranting about Manziel. [...]

It’s quickly coming into focus. In 20 days, the National Football League will begin its 2013 regular season. Fans and fantasy owners dismiss the first two weeks of the preseason schedule, citing the lack of playing time for regulars and embracing the lazy talk show fodder of preseason ticket prices. The first jaw-dropping hit of [...]

I was going to give the “Fantasy Man-Crush” nod to Nate Robinson following his brilliant performance in the triple-OT win over the Nets on Saturday. With Derrick Rose still OUT and Joakim Noah ailing, the sometimes-maddening Robinson took over the game in the final minutes of regulation and owned the highlight shows — even with [...]

The games of Week 4 provided a veritable laundry list of fantastic performances. You can circle to the ridiculous performance turned in by Roddy White of the Falcons in the narrow victory over the Panthers. He logged eight receptions for 169 yards with two touchdowns while tag-team partner Julio Jones offered a single catch on [...]

Sure, I could go the easy route and highlight the genius of C.J. Spiller and his 10.1 YPC average through two weeks. I could extol the virtues of Robert Griffin III or Reggie Bush’s dominance of the Raiders. But, I won’t. I’m giving the Week 2 FMC nod to Broncos running back Willis McGahee. McGahee [...]

He’s one of the most divisive men in sports. You say the name “Calipari” amongst a group of college hoops fans and you’re more likely to hear diatribes about the NCAA and vacated Final Four appearances than an assessment of his coaching and recruiting skills. No coach has embraced the changing landscape of the college [...]

I like bravado. I like swagger … and I have to like what I’ve seen from the Detroit offense. Sure, the Vikings got after Stafford early, but he knows the cure-all. Get the ball in the direction of Calvin and marvel at the effort.

On Wednesday night, Atlanta hurler Jair Jurrjens continued his fantastic rebound season with another lights-out effort against the Rockies. Jurrjens allowed one earned run on five hits and two walks over six innings. He reduced his ERA to a ridiculous 1.87 mark (1.06 WHIP) and earned his 12th win of the season. Jurrjens has achieved [...]

If you rewind to the NBA trade deadline, there was a lot of talk about the possibility of the Lakers parting with 23-year old center Andrew Bynum. There were many clamoring for Bynum to be shipped to Denver in exchange for Carmelo Anthony. For all of the excitement about Bynum’s skillset and potential (the always [...]

Amid a great deal of controversy about their entrance to the playoffs (let alone the ability to host a playoff game), Matt Hasselbeck and the Seahawks went to work against the Gregg Williams’ defense. Remember, the Saints had allowed only 13 passing touchdowns all season. Hasselbeck threw four on Sunday, taking multiple shots over the [...]

In what may be (should be) his final game as a collegiate athlete, Andrew Luck directed the Stanford Cardinal to a resounding 40-12 win over Virginia Tech. Frank Beamer’s vaunted defense was no match for Jim Harbaugh’s (49ers?) offense, as Luck capped off a fantastic season with a 284-yard, four-touchdown performance. He threw one interception, [...]