I always look forward to these reports. Every year, the firm of Challenger, Gray and Christmas puts out reports about the impact of hobbies and sporting events on the economy. We see it for the NCAA Tournament run each and every March. Well, the fantasy football report is in. The firm estimates a robust total […]

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I participated in an “Expert” league at the start of the summer hosted on MyFantasyLeague.com. It’s a 20-slot, 12-owner, “Best Ball” type of league. That is to say, we draft the league and watch things unfold without an ability to shift, substitute or replaced injured (or dare I say, suspended) players. So, here’s a snapshot […]

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Rank Name Team Bye Week 1. Drew Brees NO 6 2. Peyton Manning DEN 4 3. Aaron Rodgers GB 9 4. Matthew Stafford DET 9 5. Tom Brady NE 10 6. Matt Ryan ATL 9 7. Andrew Luck IND 10 8. Philip Rivers SD 10 9. Jay Cutler CHI 9 10. Cam Newton CAR 12 […]

StoneCold

We all love creating lists and debating the merits and shortcomings of our favorite Hollywood stars and athletes. After all, poll questions get you thinking about putting players, teams and films/television shows in perspective and stir emotions. Some dismiss the polling process as a quick check-box exercise, but that’s selling it woefully short. The best […]

On Friday night, the sporting world was overrun with thoughts about Week 1 of the NFL preseason and the ceremony welcoming LeBron James back to Ohio. However, there was one baseball highlight that captivated the imagination of fans and the viewing public from a baseball game in Milwaukee. The Brewers hosted the Dodgers and second-year […]

stuart

There isn’t much to add. I was on-air at FOX Sports Radio on Wednesday night as the annual ESPY Awards telecast occurred. The social media response to Stuart Scott’s speech when receiving the Jimmy V Award left me anxiously awaiting my arrival home to hear it. It’s a mighty powerful eight minutes and three seconds […]

Jeter

On Tuesday night, America will be introduced to the next wave of heroes in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game on FOX. The Home Run Derby on Monday night featured up-and-coming players such as Yasiel Puig, Yeonis Cespedes and Giancarlo Stanton. I would have liked to have seen Mike Trout (his manager held him out) […]

Enjoy the next round of World Cup competition. Save the endless spinning of the NBA Free Agency wheel. And hope that the offseason (pre-training camp) NFL chatter circles back to talk of camp battles instead of bathroom photos (Johnny Manziel) and legal woes (Cleveland receiver Josh Gordon). I’m going to slide off the grid momentarily […]

I saw this news item earlier today and smiled. Carmelo Anthony is one of the top prizes in this year’s NBA free agent class, producing nearly as many rumors and headlines as Olympics teammate and 2003-04 Draft classmate LeBron James. The NBA offseason has been more animated and energized than the 2013-14 regular season and, […]

Suarez

Amid a loud outcry from soccer supporters and journalists worldwide, FIFA is formally investigating Tuesday’s incident involving Uruguay’s Luis Suarez. Suarez bit the shoulder of Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini, the third such incident of his career. According to the report at The Hollywood Reporter, a disciplinary committee will present its findings, including video evidence, to […]

ElvisSuit

Man, if only I’d hit the proverbial “stock option lottery” some year back, I’d be using every auction tactic in the book to procure this item. I saw that an “Elvis Presley Jumpsuit” was going up for sale on Time.com. I didn’t realize that it was going to be the famous “peacock” piece. Just look […]

Following the death of Ralph Wilson, a number of rumors surfaced regarding the future of the Buffalo Bills franchise. A number of home games in recent years were played in Toronto, thereby opening the door to myriad relocation options (it fills a lot of column inches here in Los Angeles whenever such issues occur). The […]

SBTBNewCast

I’m a terrible sleeper. My mind races about the columns to write, stats to pore through and videos to shoot ahead of the 2014 NFL season. Once I’ve risen from bed, it’s impossible to lay back down. As a result, I spend an inordinate amount of time traversing the Internet in search of possible stories […]

joebiden

During the first half of Monday’s highly-watched FIFA World Cup match between the United States and Ghana, there was a moment that sent fans scrambling for the DVR remote. The first-minute goal by Clint Dempsey obviously got a ton of run immediately and dominated the highlight shows and Jozy Altidore’s injury stopped everyone in their […]

We’ve covered the Donald Sterling controversy in Los Angeles with the proverbial blanket, breaking through the economic and societal impact while learning new legal jargon at every turn. It’s become the neverending story, with new medical and legal information arriving on a daily basis to disrupt the sale of the Clipppers. Now, a trial is […]

dynamitestatue

What can I say? There are some movies that just hit you the right way. You have the phenomenon known as “being Shawshanked.” That is to say, “Shawshank Redemption” has become one of those movies that forces you to put an end to the channel-surfing and sit on the remote control. Over time, “Napoleon Dynamite” […]

jeterwatch

The Derek Jeter farewell tour continued this week in Seattle, and naturally there had to be a gift bestowed upon the future Hall of Famer. Jeter received a gift from his former double play partner Robinson Cano, who presented him with a $34,000 watch. The watch was of the Jay-Z Hublot line.

harry

I know that this story has now been shared and posted all over the blogosphere. Given my Chicago roots, it’s a story that resonates with me and turns back time to “afternoons with Harry” on WGN-TV. I grew up on the South Side, a White Sox fan, but day baseball and stories from Harry Caray […]

ClubberLang

As we prepare for each edition of “The Jason Smith Show” on FOX Sports Radio, we leave no stone in the sports and pop culture worlds unturned. I saw a notice about an upcoming auction from Grey Flannel that includes one of the finest movie wardrobe entries that I’ve even seen. The robe and trunks […]

spellingbee

The annual Scripps National Spelling Bee concluded on Thursday night with a tie after they ran out of words. I’m not sure how that happened, but it did. It was the first tie in the past 52 years of competition. But that wasn’t the story of the night. A young speller named Jacob Williamson earned […]

therippers

I caught this on “The Big Lead” the other day and chuckled quite a bit. Listeners of “The Jason Smith Show” on FOX Sports Radio know of my affinity for commemorative jerseys, theme nights at Minor League Baseball stadiums and the fun side of sports. Every time I see something about “Star Wars” night, “Bacon” […]

VersaceWC

When you need to go suit-shopping for a wedding, business conference or big event, you’re ready (psychologically) to commit a decent-sized expenditure. You get past the “I’ll wear it once” mentality and plunk down a stack of cash or your plastic. Whether you just surrender to your surroundings or embrace the event, you suit up. […]

Sanchez

How Did I Miss This? Sanchez Butt-Fumble Jersey Sold ———— I saw the headline of this story from the Shutdown Corner blog at Yahoo! Sports. One Jets fan pays big bucks for Mark Sanchez’s ‘Butt Fumble’ jersey I immediately started scrolling through the article to see what price was paid for this significant piece of […]

Schuyler

Joey Chestnut retains the belt in the hot dog-eating challenge that occurs annually on July 4. This weekend, Chestnut saw another of his marks fall to the wayside, as Molly Schuyler of Nebraska wolfed down two 72-ounce steaks in under 10 minutes. That’s 144 OUNCES OF MEAT … plus the sides. I’m just awestruck by […]

dufner

This weekend, Adam Scott defeated Jason Dufner in the Crowne Plaza Invitational on the third playoff hole at Colonial. Dufner joked about falling short in the playoff against the game’s No. 1 player. He cites Scott’s ability, of course, but suggests that a secret weapon ultimately felled him. “It’s tough to beat him,” Dufner said. […]