Oh, the lessons we're teaching our kids: Sacrificing the desire to learn and perform better and care about what they do in order to ... make sure they don't hurt their opponents' feelings ... even during in-game situations in which their opponents shouldn't be paying attention to them.
Memorial Weekend is upon us, but the NFL labor dispute is not even close to being resolved. Yet, fantasy football drafts have kicked off, and my brain has shifted into risk-reward assessment mode once again. The No. 1 player on my mind is Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. He is recovering from a major shoulder [...]
The San Diego Padres are quickly becoming sellers, and although we're not even in June yet, the end-of-July trade deadline will be here before you know it. One problem: the Friars don't exactly have many players that other teams are coveting. Except for one: Heath Bell. San Diego (20-30) is fading away (7.5 games back) [...]
San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow, the victim of a senseless beating at an Opening Day Los Angeles Dodgers game, received a tremendous gift from a San Fran star this week. Barry Bonds has promised to establish a college fund for Stow's children, 12-year-old Tyler and 8-year-old Tabitha. It's easy to find a lot of [...]
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu recently provided an unintentionally humorous quote when speaking at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center Sports Spectacular, in Los Angeles. "It's unfortunate right now. I think what the players are fighting for is something bigger," Polamalu said. "A lot of people think it's millionaires versus billionaires and that's the huge argument." [...]
The Philadelphia Phillies did, IN FACT, call up Domonic Brown, after they re-evaluated the situation. It still may not prove to be a beneficial move for fantasy baseball players for a while.
"Buy low"? More like "Buy subterranean."
By KFFL Staff | Categories: NFL
The last time that more than 7 playoff teams returned to the playoffs the following year was 1995, when 8 previous playoff teams made the tournament. Since 1990, when the playoff format expanded to 6 teams per conference, 52% of the previous year's playoff teams repeated. Clark Judge thinks that the delay of the lockout [...]
By KFFL Staff | Categories: NFL
Offensive Linemen are Hot. That sentence was blatantly written for SEO purposes, to maximize on all the search hits that combine the words "offensive line" and "hot". I admit that I am a slave to the search engines, and so I wrote this entire post to maximize the views and pander to the masses--the offensive [...]
Earlier this week I examined Washington Redskins quarterback John Beck's fantasy prospects, and sticking with the same general theme, the Cleveland Browns' Colt McCoy is next on the microscope slide. Cleveland fired head coach Eric Mangini and recruited long-time quarterbacks coach Pat Shurmur to replace him. Most recently the offensive coordinator for Sam Bradford in [...]
The Philadelphia Phillies certainly seem to have plenty of reasons to call on their top hitting prospect, but if they can afford to wait, they will.
Ryan Zimmerman (abdominal surgery) has been on the shelf for a while and David Wright (stress fracture in back) just landed on the disabled list this week. Is Alex Rodriguez the next hot-corner inhabitant headed to the infirmary? Third base was an extremely shallow fantasy position coming into the year, so there aren't many options [...]
By KFFL Staff | Categories: NASCAR
With the All-Star Race just a few days away, I decided to take the opportunity to get on my soapbox and promote the sport I love. That's right. I am going to be that diehard NASCAR fan that defends the sport against all those people that think it is just a bunch of rednecks making left-hand turns and tell everyone why they need to tune into this weekend's race. In fact, I firmly believe that NASCAR's version of an All-Star game is the best in professional sports. Click here to read the rest...
Hmm ... slipping control, a drop in grounder rate allowed for an arm that typically burns many worms - a pitcher's angle of throwing could have something to do with how they stand. Seems like a logical starting point for a cure, no? Moms were right about slouching, after all.
There has been plenty of speculation surrounding the Washington Redskins' quarterback situation, and John Beck's name has come up quite often. Should he win the job, is there any fantasy value to be found at the position in Washington? Beck, entering his fifth year from Brigham Young University, will be 30 years old before the [...]