NFL

Legends of the Past vs. The Stars of The Present

  How would sports greats of yesteryear fare against the stars of today?. Inspired by a sour-grapes comment from Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones, Jonathan Bales explored the “Old school v. New school” argument in football:

Guest Spotlight: Jonathan Bales

I love games and sports. The solution-based focus of competitive activity mirrors what’s needed for success in the real world. When I’m not playing football or battling over park place, I’m holding court in one of my fantasy sports leagues. For someone with my competitive bent, it’s a seamless fit. Previously dismissed as another iteration of …

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Fantasy Football 2013: What The Stock Market Can Teach Us About Draft Strategy

September kicks off another fantasy football season. I play in a standard-scoring, 12-team league on Yahoo with a few notable scoring changes: Kicker scoring is reduced from “3pts, 4pts, 5pts” to “1pts, 2pts, 3pts”. Receiving/Rushing touchdowns are ‘5pts’. Passing TDs are ‘4pts’. Points are lost for fumbles, not ‘fumbles lost’. Fumble recovery is random, so …

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Riley Cooper, Corporate America, and The “N-Word”

A (White) NFL Receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles ignited a firestorm after he was caught on tape using the ‘n-word’: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000224943/article/eagles-excuse-riley-cooper-from-all-team-activities The entire Riley Cooper situation is overblown.

2013 NFL Draft and The New York Jets (Post-Revis)

Round 1 of the 2013 NFL Draft is tomorrow. It’s something I look forward to every year. Here’s a good article on foolish draft moves from Bill Barnwell, of FootballOutsiders and Grantland fame: http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/58704/avoiding-dumb-mistakes-at-the-nfl-draft If 80 percent of success is just showing up, the other 20 percent is anticipating the game before we get there.

Fantasy Football Playoffs 2012

Week 14 marks the beginning of the fantasy football playoffs for many leagues worldwide. I finished the regular season at 8-5 on the back of a 5-1 stretch over the last 6 weeks of the season. Round 1 of the playoffs kicks off today.  I am the 4th seed. Here’s the matchup: