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Raiders Move To Las Vegas Another Callous Blow To Oakland

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With the Oakland Raiders moving to Las Vegas (2019) and the Golden State Warriors moving across the Bay to San Francisco (2020) Oakland, a great American sports town, is losing part of its soul.

Sports franchises move all the time. I know this. Anyone who watches and follows sports knows this. Sadly, it has become part of the sports landscape. (more…)

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Fantasy Football 2016: Stop Overvaluing Rookies and Some Preseason Week 1 Thoughts

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Cowboys’ rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott may well turn out to be a solid performer in Fantasy Football, but stop trying to sell him like a proven commodity. (Jon Durr/Getty Images)

The 2016 NFL season has begun and, despite me doing an awesome podcast (which you should all subscribe to and review here), I will in fact be doing fantasy football writing this year.

I know, you’re welcome. (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…)

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…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Top-5 Breakout Players In 2015

David Cobb has an opportunity in Tennessee that could turn out to be a boon for fantasy owners in 2015 (Photo: Bleacher Report)

David Cobb has an opportunity in Tennessee that could turn out to be a boon for fantasy owners in 2015 (Photo: Bleacher Report)

We all hope to draft them.

You know who I’m talking about. We want those players who played at such a high level late in the season that they get you so stoked about the next you can barely control your excitement. A breakout player in fantasy football isn’t just a player; he’s a bragging right. An “I told you so” that buys you one to two years of respect, more if you do it consistently. (more…)

NFL 2015: 90 Days From Kickoff, Here Are 7 Storylines To Keep An Eye On Heading Into Minicamp

Peyton Manning has averaged 613 pass attempts per season since he signed with the Broncos after the 2011 season. Will a dramatic offensive philosophy shift under new head coach Gary Kubiak cause a conflict?

Peyton Manning has averaged 613 pass attempts per season since he signed with the Broncos after the 2011 season. Will a dramatic shift in offensive philosophy under new head coach Gary Kubiak cause a conflict?

With NFL OTAs wrapping up and Minicamp set to begin next week, there are plenty of storylines to monitor as the 2015 NFL season approaches. Here are seven I think are worth following.  (more…)

Fantasy Football 2014: Five Tips To Winning Your Fantasy Football League

Kenny Stills has the skills, look, and schedule of a Fantasy Football Playoff MVP.

Kenny Stills has the skills, look, and schedule of a Fantasy Football Playoff MVP.

As the beginning of the playoffs for Fantasy Football begin I thought I would run down five tips that may (or may not) help you take home the bragging rights for a year. (more…)

Fantasy Football 2014: What’s Real, What’s Not On The Waivers After Week 3

Blake Bortles has been named the starting quarterback in Jacksonville. Should you look to own him on your fantasy team? (Photo By: John Konstantaras/Getty Images North America)

Blake Bortles has been named the starting quarterback in Jacksonville. Should you look to own him on your fantasy team? (Photo By: John Konstantaras/Getty Images North America)

Let me start by telling you all that I went a clean 4-0 last week in fantasy football. I know, hold your applause.

But really, though, there are so many people to thank. (more…)

Fantasy Football 2014: What’s Real, What’s Not On The Waivers After Week 2

New York Giants Tight End Larry Donnell (12 receptions, 137 yards, TD) has become a key cog in the passing game

New York Giants Tight End Larry Donnell (12 receptions, 137 yards, TD) has become a key cog in the passing game for Eli Manning and the rest of the struggling group

We’re going to try to make this as consistent as possible as the season goes on. I seem to be creating quite the buzz when it comes to waiver pickups so I’m happy it’s at least useful. (more…)