Sometimes, a little self-ridicule is in order, so here goes nothing… A lot was made of certain players returning to play against their former teams last weekend, thanks to the never-ending, hype machine that is the NFL. Most of us, Continue reading Falling for the homecoming hype: How to bet (and not bet) “revenge games”
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 The most impossible, unlikely and inconceivable way to back into one’s fantasy football playoffs
Welcome to Reason No. 1,276,385 that the NFL needs to check itself before it wrecks itself. Last Thursday night is a perfect example of what’s wrong with, well, Thursday night. As much as fans selfishly enjoy having another primetime game Continue reading The agony and the irony of NFL Thursday Night Football
Twitter has a tendency to kick a man while he’s down. They had no better opportunity to do so than Sunday afternoon when the Seattle Seahawks traveled to Carolina but forgot to get off the plane. The third of the Continue reading Twitter reacts to ugly first half of football, douses Seahawks with unkindness
Lost in the blur of our Super Bowl hangover, lost in all the Pete Carroll-bashing and the wondering where Marshawn Marshawn Marshawn was, lost in the fisticuffs immediately afterwards and the inexplicable ESPN comparisons to Bill Buckner was the fact Continue reading One questionable play call ends an unquestionably historic football contest
And then there were two. That’s right, sports fans. We are smack dab in the middle of the most anticipatory fourteen days of the sports year: the two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl. After a long and rather Continue reading SportsChump’s Third Annual Super Bowl Contest: 20 Questions edition
Baby steps. Just like the grey, sweat-suited, headband wearing Rocky Balboa descended from his front porch to sprint through the streets and triumphantly climb the steps of Philadelphia’s Art Museum, I too raise my hands in victory. Of course, Balboa Continue reading NFL Week Nine Against the Spread Pick ‘Em: SportsChump vs. KP vs. Ronbets
“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 Will the last person not playing fantasy football please turn out the lights?
On a glorious Sunday afternoon, NFL fans were treated to two captivating football games that, when it was all said and done, totally lived up to their billing.