The most impossible, unlikely and inconceivable way to back into one’s fantasy football playoffs

Let me preface this post by saying it’s about fantasy football, my team, the Midnight Meat Train, so if that’s not your thing feel free to move on. However, if you are a fantasy football geek from fledgling to familiar, Continue reading

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