Archive for December, 2011

Monday Nightmare: Never take away points

One of the John Madden‘s credos was to never take points off the board. But 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh did just, and it had a big impact on fantasy football owners’ seasons.

Playbook: How two big zeroes went away

On Sunday, two big zeros were erased from the NFL landscape – the Colts’ potential freefall toward 0-16 and the Packers’ bid for a 16-0 season.

Three and out: Grab Steelers Batch, just in case

Ben Roethlisberger is a game-time decision for the Steelers. Hopefully fantasy owners have a contingency plan ready.

Can we interest you in more dog-riding monkeys?

Monkeys do well on the Internet. Monkeys riding dogs do even better. Here is four minutes of monkeys riding dogs

Jesus visits Broncos’ locker room … on ‘SNL’

Tim Tebow‘s bearhug on popular culture grew ever tighter this weekend when the Broncos QB was the subject of a sketch on venerable TV standard “Saturday Night Live.”

Fantasy Feedback: Week 15

Observations from the late games Very quietly, LeSean McCoy has been one of the best backs in fantasy all year long. Sunday, he did it again by rushing for 102 yards and three touchdowns. Heading into Sunday night’s game, McCoy was the top scoring RB on NFL.com, with a 16-point lead over Ray Rice. He should be considered a top-three running back next season. Just in case you forgot that Bill Belichick hates your fantasy team, Aaron Hernandez helped remind you by catching nine balls for 129 yards and a touchdown. Those are Rob Gronkowski-like numbers. Meanwhile, Gronk played the role of Hernandez this week, being held to just 53 yards on four receptions. Regardless, if you made it to your fantasy championship […]

Peterson cares about your fantasy team

Mike Shanahan could take a lesson from Adrian Peterson. Where Shanahan’s main purpose in life seems to be ruining your fantasy team while simultaneously keeping every tanning saloon in the Washington D.C. area in business, Peterson is taking a different approach.

Three and out: Don’t give up on Johnson yet

Andre Johnson is out yet again, but fantasy owners shouldn’t quit on the talented wideout just yet.

Help Gillette raise money for the USO

The NFL’s Salute to Service in November served as a reminder that the league is committed to supporting our troops not only around Veterans Day but all year round. And it’s always encouraging to see other organizations and companies around the country getting in on the act.

Tale of the Tape: Run-stuffing Ds focus on QBs in San Fran

In a game featuring two top-notch defenses, the fate of the Steelers and 49ers might rest upon the two signal callers who have to stare back at them.

Planning your Super Bowl guest list

Who would you invite to the Super Bowl if you had an extra ticket? Your brother? Dad? College buddy? Significant other? (If you have a significant other, he or she might not be significant much longer if they’re not your first pick.)

Time to change fantasy scoring changes?

The NFL ruled that a fumble by Arian Foster shouldn’t have been one. That’s a ruling that could have major fantasy impacts, especially this late in the season. But is it time to consider a statute of limitations on fantasy scoring changes.

Marshall documentary focuses on living with BPD

Brandon Marshall is the focus of a new documentary that tells the story of his life with borderline personality disorder.

Three and out: Adding Packers’ Grant?

As James Starks struggles to recover from an ankle injury, Ryan Grant has a chance to help fantasy owners in a big way against Kansas City.

Hasselbeck calls out Bironas’ bid for Pro Bowl

Count Titans QB Matthew Hasselbeck among the unswayed in response to his kicker’s grassroots bid for the Pro Bowl.

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