It was the best of days, it was the worst of days: Where golfing and football fantasies collide

An odd thing happened on the way to the golf course. I normally don’t golf on Sundays.  Those days, at least during football season, are reserved for sitting on my sofa and obsessing over my far too often, ill-advised wagers Continue reading

Jaguars prove priorities not entirely absent in NFL

Morals?  Pfffttt!!! Rules?  Come on, this is the NFL!  Rules about conduct rarely apply. When’s the last time a team allowed a little thing like a rules violation to come into conflict with another far more important thing called winning? Continue reading

Book Review: Dueling with Kings by Daniel Barbarisi

Dueling with Kings opens just as the leaflet suggests, like something out of Wolf of Wall Street, minus the Oscar-winning performance from Jonah Hill but with guys most likely equally goofy and out of shape, throwing around the money they Continue reading

Midnight Meat Train derailed: A tale of fantasy, heartbreak and a season lost by a single point

“Nobody’s ever made it their first jump.”  “I know, but what if he does.” –          Tank and Mouse discussing Neo and the jump program in The Matrix “Les jeux sont faits. Translation: the game is up.” –          Jeffrey Jones as Continue reading

Debunking fantasy football’s ‘skill game’ defense: A follow-up to wagering the war on waging

“It’s a skill game, Jo.” -Matt Damon in Rounders I’ve been hearing this word a lot lately when it comes to shutting down online fantasy football gambling. Skill. When I think of skill, I think of an athlete who does Continue reading

Will the last person not playing fantasy football please turn out the lights?

“Life is just a fantasy. Can you live this fantasy life?” -Aldo Nova I’m about to write a very unpopular post.  It wouldn’t be the first time. It was 7:30 last Thursday night.  Only an hour remained before kick-off of Continue reading

Chumpservations, Vol. 16 Wishful Thinking Edition: Randy Couture takes out Brett Favre, Roger Goodell AND fantasy football

UFC sells out Did anyone else find last weekend’s Randy Couture-James Toney match gimmicky