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Rick Kinigson lives in North Carolina and has been playing fantasy sports since 1984.  An avid sports fan, he roots for the New York Yankees, the New York Football Giants, the Milwaukee Beernuts (his fantasy football team), and Pray For Rain (his rotisserie baseball team).  Rick tends to take a contrarian point of view, and often takes a humorous approach to his analysis, but wants everyone to know he is very serious when it comes to fantasy sports.  Rick was part of a fantasy football segment featured on CBS Sports, and has also written original material for ESPN Radio (1050 AM) in New York.

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Recent Blog Posts

2/28/2014 4:07:00 PM The Need For Speed: Should You Draft Billy Hamilton?
2/15/2014 5:45:00 PMEarly 2014 Predictions
11/20/2013 11:41:00 AMLooking Ahead To Your League Playoffs: WRs & TEs
11/20/2013 10:28:00 AMLooking Ahead To Your League Playoffs: RBs
11/20/2013 9:04:00 AMLooking Ahead To Your League Playoffs: QBs
2/20/2013 7:49:00 AM2013 W-L Predictions: Money Talks
8/29/2012 8:28:00 AM2012 Standings Predictions
7/23/2012 6:14:00 PMSure, The Olympics Are Fun, But At What Cost?
7/15/2012 10:34:00 AMFinal Mock Auction Draft Results
6/16/2012 1:08:00 PMMock Auction II Draft Results: PK & TDSP
6/14/2012 4:57:00 PMMock Auction II Draft Results: TE
6/12/2012 7:35:00 PMMock Auction II Draft Results: RE
6/10/2012 12:15:00 PMMock Auction II Draft Results: RB
6/9/2012 7:32:00 PMMock Auction II Draft Results: QB
6/8/2012 12:13:00 PMWith No Shot of a Triple Crown Stakes Field Wide Open
5/30/2012 1:44:00 PMBullpen Performance: The Revolving Door of Closers
5/29/2012 8:37:00 AMTuesday's Plays
5/27/2012 12:49:00 PMMock Auction Draft Results
5/26/2012 11:49:00 AMMemorial Day Weekend Plays
5/25/2012 8:43:00 AMFriday's Plays
5/23/2012 7:28:00 AMWednesday's Play
5/22/2012 7:36:00 AMTuesday's Plays
5/21/2012 5:53:00 AMMonday's Plays
5/17/2012 5:24:00 AMHappy Pre-Friday
5/16/2012 6:16:00 AMWednesday's child is full of woe... not!
5/15/2012 7:21:00 AMIf it's Tuesday, it must be...
5/14/2012 7:29:00 AMKiss Today Goodbye
5/13/2012 8:26:00 AMAnything You Can Do I Can Do Better (or at least try to)
4/3/2012 9:11:00 AMHome League (AL Only, 5x5) Auction Results
3/6/2012 12:26:00 PMMarch Madness Trivia, Baby!
2/23/2012 9:02:00 PMRotisserie League Mock Auction Results
2/21/2012 6:14:00 PMAdjusting For Position Scarcity
2/19/2012 3:28:00 PMWhat Exactly is Position Scarcity and Does it Really Matter?
11/15/2011 2:02:00 PMMama, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Quarterbacks
10/28/2011 12:23:00 PMFirst Half Surprises; Second Half Considerations
9/13/2011 7:39:00 AMOne Down; 16 To Go
9/5/2011 6:18:00 PMT.G.I.F.
7/10/2011 8:25:00 PMThe Top 25 Sports Movies Of All Time (IMHO)
6/28/2011 7:36:00 AMT.O.: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
6/18/2011 9:03:00 AMMemories On Father's Day
6/10/2011 12:33:00 PMFantasy Update: Reality Check
6/5/2011 11:37:00 AMSeeing Red: Projections On A Sunday
6/2/2011 8:55:00 AMAll-Star Voting: Time To Change The System?
6/1/2011 8:12:00 AMCautiously Optimistic: Projections On A Wednesday
5/31/2011 7:58:00 AMBack To Work: Projections On A Tuesday
5/27/2011 7:08:00 AMNew York, New York: Projections On A Friday
5/26/2011 6:56:00 AMHere We Go Again: Projections On A Thursday
5/25/2011 9:02:00 AMMix And Match: Projections On A Wednesday
5/24/2011 9:45:00 AMThe Longest Journey Begins With The First Step: Projections On A Tuesday
5/23/2011 4:51:00 AMBeggars Can't Be Choosers: Projections On A Monday
5/22/2011 10:11:00 AMIt's The End Of The World As We Know It: Projections On A Sunday
5/21/2011 1:24:00 PMNew Day, Same Old Story: Celebration On A Saturday
5/20/2011 11:48:00 AMAnd Now For Something Completely Different: Projections On A Friday
5/19/2011 6:42:00 AMOne, Two, Three Strikes -- I'm Out: Objections On A Thursday
5/18/2011 8:04:00 AMPrognosis Negative: Projections On A Wednesday
5/17/2011 8:21:00 AMProjections On A Tuesday
5/16/2011 7:55:00 AMDeja Vu All Over Again: Projections On A Monday
5/15/2011 2:39:00 PMWhere have you gone, Joe DiMaggio: MLB Trivia
5/13/2011 3:58:00 AMThat's More Like It: Projections On A Friday
5/12/2011 6:56:00 AMOuch: Depression On A Thursday
5/11/2011 12:07:00 PMWin Some, Lose Some: Projections On A Wednesday
5/10/2011 7:40:00 AMLet It Ride: Projections On A Tuesday
5/9/2011 1:51:00 PMProjections On A Monday
5/5/2011 8:03:00 AM2011 NFL Predictions
5/3/2011 2:06:00 PMUnbelievable
5/1/2011 2:55:00 PMTime To Sell High
4/27/2011 3:06:00 PMThe N.F.L. Draft ? Who Cares?
4/24/2011 7:00:00 AMN.F.L. (non-draft) Trivia
4/21/2011 9:46:00 AMN.F.L. Draft Trivia II
4/20/2011 12:44:00 PMTop 30 Fantasy Football Players
4/19/2011 5:07:00 PMN.F.L. Draft Trivia
4/3/2011 12:02:00 PMTOP-10 KEEPER QBs
3/24/2011 12:24:00 PMThe Art of, and Advantage Gained from, Talking Smack
3/20/2011 5:30:00 PMThe (Not So) Long Awaited D.C. Follies Draft Results
3/17/2011 9:28:00 AMRating My Keepers
3/9/2011 3:35:00 PMProspecting For Gold
3/5/2011 2:27:00 PMThe End Game: Strategy For Mixed League Drafts
3/2/2011 7:23:00 PMThe Number 1 Draft Pick? It Might Not Be Who You Think
2/28/2011 1:42:00 PMWhat The Dickens Is Going On: The Potential Impact Of An NFL Lockout On Fantasy Football

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What I Think You Should Know About The USMNT
Needless to say, it's been a great World Cup thus far. The USMNT having some success would be awesome.
La-La-La-L.A. Gets Lord Stanley!
Just a few things that caught my eye:
  • Alec Martinez's Cup-winning goal celebration? # priceless. I wonder if he'll ever get his gloves back.
  • Henrik Lundqvist stopped the 50th shot of the game. He couldn't stop the 51st. #connsmythe if the Rangers had found a way to come back in this series.
Do Analytics Take the Fun Out of Sports?
Apparently that was the topic of one of the presentations at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston last week. The presenter, Yale's Edward Tufte, opined:

Don't let people tell you analytics are reductionist and take the joy out of sports. They mostly just take the stupidity out of sports.

Is he right?

RotoWire's AL LABR Squad
The 2014 AL LABR auction went down at the Arizona Republic offices in downtown Phoenix Saturday night. It's a 12-team, 5 x 5, AL-only league with 2 C, 1 1B, 1 2B. 1 3B, 1 SS, 1 CI, 1 MI, 5 OF, 1 U and 9 pitchers. Everyone has $260 to spend.
The Problem With Drafting Billy Hamilton
Billy Hamilton went for $28 in the NL LABR auction this past weekend. I discussed this with a fellow writer who participates in Tout Wars with me later this month and we discussed the problem with investing heavily into Hamilton.

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