It’s that time. We have one game in the books, the surprise 42-27 win by New England over Kansas City. And yes, Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski owners are still smarting. Now we push forward to a full slate of action, including a highly anticipated matchup between the Cowboys and Giants. Will Odell Beckham, Jr. […]

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I’m going to start up a new project for NFL 2017. Following each game of the NFL season, I will summarize things in one PowerPoint slide. So, I’m dialing up the “One-Board Recap.” It’d be easy to fire up the stats recorded from Alex Smith, Tyreek Hill and Kareem Hunt. Hell, this game featured 11 […]

Keeping it simple. I’ll take the Patriots laying the 9 points. More analysis and picks tomorrow, including videos for each game.

You made it. Congratulations. Our long run without regular season football and the national angst over the continued dominance of the Patriots … is over. The 2017 NFL season kicks off later tonight with Brady and Gronk and the high-octane Patriots (no Edelman or Mitchell) facing off against Alex Smith, Tyreek Hill and the Chiefs. […]

I don’t know that I need to belabor the point. We’re in the final throes of the NFL preseason. That is to say, there are 48 hours until the Patriots and Chiefs get the 2017 season started. I felt that I needed to produce another quick update to the rankings at the wire. Here, I […]

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This past weekend, I had the opportunity to participate in a sweet Fantasy Football event put together by our team at 1360 KLSD-AM San Diego. In my long ride down the highway, signal strength came and went. But, I was gifted the audio gold of a repeat of an April episode of Freakonomics. If you […]

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As I traversed my social media timelines on Monday, I found a gem between accounts of the eclipse. Yes, there were some solid, professional takes in the mix to offset the crazy “built my own viewer” crowd. I was most taken back by the photos showing large gatherings of people in city centers and campuses. […]

Since the Chargers announced their plans to move to Los Angeles, one of the most pressing storylines has been about the “Fight For LA.” We watched the Rams and Chargers scuffle during a joint practice, a dust-up that led local newscasts. With the star power of future Hall of Famers Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates, […]

It’s only appropriate that I post this while watching Ocean’s Eleven in the middle of the night. The fight scene and blackout just occurred – to give the specificity of my viewing pleasure. We often see television shows or movies detailing big-time organized crime rings or packs like George Clooney and his band of merry […]

Who do you trust? Injury issues loom large at the top of the tight end position entering the 2017 Fantasy Draft season. Gronk is the unquestioned leader of the pack, but how much of a gamble are you taking with his selection? I’m selected him a couple times in the second round of industry drafts […]

I’ll wax poetic another time. The top of the wide receiver board is stocked with the usual suspects. But, change is afoot. Mike Evans crashes the top-5, and we’ve got Michael Thomas and Brandin Cooks entering the top 10. Cooks offers Tom Brady his first true deep ball threat since Randy Moss in that historic […]

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The running back position has undergone an overhaul in recent years. We don’t have a huge run of bellcows anymore. Few players at the position averaged more than 15 carries per game. Now, the continued involvement of RBs in the passing game keeps the touch count high for some, but has created a proliferation of […]

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Breathe it in. Football returned this past week in earnest. Ratings were up in virtually every market for the first preseason telecasts, demonstrating the NFL’s power once again. Fans were treated to solid first outings from several rookie quarterbacks. Fantasy owners parsed through workloads, targets and snap counts to try and create separation in the […]

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I haven’t done 17 versions of Mock Drafts ahead of tonight’s festivities. But, I felt compelled to at least toss a couple darts in the direction of this spectacle. Because we offered up some bold predictions in my shows on FOX Sports Radio, I included trades affecting the top 6 (had to include the Jets […]

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Here’s your headline of the day. I saw this story first thing on Friday morning. Naturally, it started to appear everywhere given its comical nature. We joke about the Kevin Costner “Pancake-Eating (Expletive)” rant from the movie Draft Day during out shows on FOX Sports Radio and even celebrate a segment called Hot Takes & […]

It’s time to put the ball back up. Tipoff for Sunday’s games is just moments away when Michigan and Louisville get after it. We’re ready. We’re sitting at 23-15-2 ATS through three days. —– Louisville – 3 1/2 Michigan Wichita State +5 Kentucky Michigan State +8 Kansas UNC -11 Arkansas Rhode Island +5 1/2 Oregon […]

Getting in at the wire. Here are the picks for Saturday after a strong Round 1. Notre Dame + 2 1/2 West Virginia Wisconsin + 6 Villanova Northwestern + 11 Gonzaga Xavier + 7 Florida State Middle Tennessee St + 3 Butler Arizona – 6 St. Mary’s CA Virginia + 2 Florida Iowa State – […]

I won’t do a big preamble here. We went 11-4-1 on Thursday. Let’s follow it up with another big day. Michigan -3 Oklahoma State Seton Hall +1 Arkansas SMU -6 1/2 USC Louisville -19 1/2 Jacksonville St Michigan State +2 1/2 Miami Duke -20 Troy Wichita St -6. Dayton Kansas -23 1/2 UC Davis Kentucky […]

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Participating in the world of sports talk radio (weeknights 8-11p PT on FOX Sports Radio) requires analysis, bold predictions and more than a few instances of hot take nonsense. In that vein, I present my picks ATS for Thursday’s NCAA Men’s Tournament action. * Picks are for entertainment purposes only. The numbers were taken off […]

Lock and load. The countdown clock is quickly ticking toward zero. And I’m in from the opening tip through the championship game. Sure, my attention will turn to Salt Lake City and the first-round matchup between my beloved Northwestern Wildcats and the Vanderbilt Commodores. Now I want to start singing “Easy” or one of the […]

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Fun times today inside The Dome. We’re ready to unleash a whole new world of hot takes, stat pulls and analysis as NFL Free Agency kicks into gear. Yes, we’ll talk a lot about Kirk Cousins and the whereabouts of Tony Romo. We’ll eagerly await the next home for Martellus Bennett and Adrian Peterson. I […]

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I still want to know what happened to the wigs that were left over when Manny Ramirez left Los Angeles during the 2010 season (he was waived and joined the White Sox). They were hot sellers for a while in Dodger Stadium gift shops at a cool $25 each. Perhaps they can be repurposed with […]

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It’s time for the fantasy playoffs. Can the big QBs rebound from sub-par Week 14 performances? 2016 Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyProsECR ™ – Expert Consensus Rankings

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Richard Sherman said it all. While you may not be excited for this matchup, they still have to play it. The Seahawks are prohibitive favorites and offer myriad fantasy options. We’ll see if Jared Goff can find a crack in the Earl Thomas-less Seattle defense or whether the fans warm up to celebrate a huge […]

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