Archive December 2013
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Week 17 Observations
NFL seasons sometimes go out with a whimper. This one went out with a bang.
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Lessons Learned From 2013
Looking back at a successful fantasy season (pats self on back).
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Week 16 Observations
Given what we now know about the severity of Tony Romo's injury, the Cowboys' fourth-quarter comeback he led was especially heroic. No one despises the Cowboys more than I do, but Romo is a borderline Hall of Famer in my opinion, wasting his career with Jerry Jones and various sub-standard coaches as his employers.
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Fantasy College Basketball Game of the Week: Georgetown at Kansas
Perry Missner looks in at Andrew Wiggins and Kansas in their win over Georgetown.
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Week 15 Observations
Because I was
three-quarters out of my mind at the Playboy Mansion this Sunday, this entry will be brief. It was part of StarStreet's Fantasy Football Championship Event, and I was supposed to be covering it.
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Fantasy College Basketball Game of the Week: Kentucky at North Carolina
Perry Missner checks in on the all-star recruiting project known as Kentucky and wonders how North Carolina could have become an underdog.
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Week 14 Observations
There were 90 touchdowns scored on Sunday, breaking the previous one-day record of 87.
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Fantasy College Basketball Game of the Week: UNLV at Arizona
Perry Missner takes a look at what might be the best team in the nation in the early going: the Arizona Wildcats.
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Welcome to the Group of Death
The World Cup draw has finally been completed and the United States finds itself in a group with Germany, Ghana and Portugal. The early reaction is that it's the Group of Death and reviewing the other groups pretty much confirms it. Group B isn't exactly a cakewalk, with Spain, Netherlands, Chile, and Australia, while Group D is also tough with Uruguay, England, Italy and Costa Rica. Had the United States been drawn into any of these groups, we'd surely be calling that one the Group of Death.
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A Historically Bad Year For Fantasy Running Backs?
The running back carnage this year is bad. But how bad? Is this something we should plan for in the future?
Scanning the Twitterverse this last week, I was struck by this comment:
My first take was that this year's first-round running back busts are pretty typical of history. I was right .. and wrong. Let's look at the history of running backs taken in the first round of average draft position (ADP) since 1998 (data courtesy of MyFantasyLeague.com)
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MLB Hot Stove: On Fire!
Lots of action in the Hot Stove today...
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Week 13 Observations
The downgrade from Christian Ponder
to Matt Cassel
is so slight, it's an upgrade.
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