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S2, Ep. 9: Mina Kimes, Senior Writer, ESPN/ESPN The Magazine

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The first story I ever read by Mina Kimes was The Art of Letting Go. After that, I discovered she had written a number of pieces for ESPN that were excellent and that I enjoyed. (more…)

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NFL Playoffs 2016: It’s Time For Matt Ryan, Alex Smith To Change Their Playoff Narrative

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Alex Smith has guided the Chiefs to three playoff appearances in four seasons.

I’m currently reading the book “Rebel Yell”, written by S. C. Gwynne, about the life of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson. Early in the book it describes a time in Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia) in which Jackson established himself as a worthy war general and tactician to be reckoned with. He was unassuming, disciplined, and boring by personality, but was as gifted as any in field tactics. (more…)

2015 NFL Playoffs: AFC Championship Will Come Down To Efficiency

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Demarcus Ware is just one of the many defensive stars that make up the Denver Broncos number one ranked defense. They will be tested this Sunday against the New England Patriots. (Photo By: Ron Chenoy/USA Today Sports)

Last week I mentioned how important the coaches would be in determining their teams fates. In the case of the Steelers and Chiefs, that was the case.  (more…)

NFL Playoffs 2015: Defense And Survival The Theme Of AFC Playoffs

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Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, no matter how you look at it, will determine the Broncos playoff success. (Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

There is a lot to like about the AFC match ups this weekend and it a lot of the intrigue starts with the coaches. You didn’t read that wrong (more…)

Wild Card Weekend Thoughts: Kirk Cousins, Blair Walsh, And Cincinnati’s Bungles

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Blair Walsh didn’t cost the Vikings anything on Sunday. (Photo By: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

With the first weekend of the NFL Playoffs in the books I wanted to share a few thoughts.  (more…)

NFL Playoffs 2015: AFC Wild Card Weekend Primer

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Alex Smith- 3,486 passing yards, 20 touchdowns- will look to lead the Chiefs to a playoff victory in Houston on Saturday. It would also be his first playoff win since 2011. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

I took a look back at my preseason picks for the AFC and saw some good (Hello AFC West!), some not so good (Dolphins, Adam? Really?), and some down right ugly choices (Mulligan on Baltimore, please). (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Week 6 Waiver Targets, An Exciting Opportunity, And What To Do About Slumping Stars

Jamaal Charles ACL injury opens the door for Charcandrick West to get the first opportunity to start for the Chiefs at running back (Photo: Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

Jamaal Charles ACL injury opens the door for Charcandrick West to get the first opportunity to start for the Chiefs at running back (Photo: Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

On Bye: Oakland Raiders; St. Louis Rams; Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Dallas Cowboys

Fantasy Football is a weird game.  (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Week 4 Waiver Wire Targets

I've officially decided Colby Fleener, despite being less talented, is the Tight End to own forever in Indianapolis.

I’ve officially decided Colby Fleener, despite being less talented, is the Tight End to own forever in Indianapolis.

On Bye: Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots

Before I get into telling you about guys you probably will curse me for later (I apologize for Chris Polk and Brandon Weeden being bad football players), let’s talk about the power of knowing your situation.  (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Thursday Night Audibles For Broncos Vs. Chiefs

I like Alex Smith and the Chiefs to beat the Broncos for the first time since Smith took over as starting quarterback (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

I like Alex Smith and the Chiefs to beat the Broncos for the first time since Smith took over as starting quarterback (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Thursday Night Audibles will be season long weekly series that helps you fill those last-minute roster holes before the fantasy football week begins

Tonight in Kansas City is sure to be something. What that something is, exactly, will be determined.  (more…)

2015 NFL Preview: AFC Divisional Predictions

There is a lot to like about the Steelers, there are also a lot of questions. (Photo By/Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

There is a lot to like about the Steelers, there are also a lot of questions. (Photo By/Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

This is the year the AFC gets a little crazy.

There isn’t a dominant team despite what fans want to believe. There are teams that are beginning to see a shift in their fortunes. Most of those teams play in the AFC East, which is where the root of the craziness could occur this season.  (more…)