Posted: Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: A.J. Green, Aaron Hernandez, Arian Foster, Benjarvus Green-Ellis, Cam Newton, Chris Johnson, Danario Alexander, Danny Amendola, Darren McFadden, DeAngelo Williams, Dennis Pitta, Eli Manning, Joe Flacco, Kristen Bell, Peyton Manning, Red Dalton, RG3, Sam Bradford, Stevan Ridley, Victor Cruz
If you fine folks have followed along, you know I received a Festivus miracle last week when the Tennessee Titans defense scored 18 points (thank you, Mark Sanchez) to secure the win against Matt “Money” Smith. I ultimately fell short in that league (more on those circumstances in a moment). I went 2-2 on Championship Weekend, as I again took out “Money” in our NFL.com Experts League. So I’m stuck in kind of limbo, fantasy purgatory similar to the finale of “Lost.” But two championships is pretty cool. And to fight off my NFL Fantasy Live peers for the second time in three seasons is pretty cool, too. Moving on, it should be noted so many fantasy football championships were […]
Posted: Friday, December 21st, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: Christmas, holidays, Island of Misfit Toys, Jake Long, Larry Fitzgerald, Mario Williams, Maurice Jones-Drew, Tim Tebow
The “Island of Misfit Toys” was an island where all of the unwanted toys were sent during the TV special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” The NFL has its own version of that island, with populated by the following players.
Posted: Thursday, December 20th, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: Andy Reid, Bills, C.J. Spiller, Cam Newton, capra, Cleveland Browns, Eagles, George Bailey, Ice Cube, it's a wonderful life, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jake Locker, Jets, jimmy stewart, LeSean McCoy, Lions, Mark Sanchez, Marty Schottenheimer, Norv Turner, Oakland Raiders
Every year many of us gather around the TV to watch “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a lovely Christmas tale where George Bailey is given a second chance on life after a visit from a guardian angel. And many of you are likely a little morose after your team has failed to reach the playoffs in 2012. Well, consider me your Clarence as I show you why there is reason for hope with your favorite team. And without further ado …
Posted: Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: football cards, Franco Harris, Immaculate Reception, Pittsburgh Steelers, topps
Here’s a look back at the career of Franco Harris through his football cards. This will kick-off a new series we call The Cardboard Bio.
Posted: Monday, December 17th, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: Mark Sanchez, Danario Alexander, Jamaal Charles, Knowshon Moreno, Rex Ryan, RG3
Sometimes things go right for you on Monday night. Even for Adam Rank. No, seriously.
Posted: Sunday, December 16th, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: Russell Wilson, Adrian Peterson, Blair Walsh, Brandon Weeden, Darren Sproles, David Wilson, Detroit Lions, Eli Manning, Jamaal Charles, Josh Gordon, Julio Jones, Kirk Cousins, LaDainian Tomlinson, Matthew Stafford, Michael Turner, Mike Tolbert, Peyton Manning, Ray Rice, RG3, Rich Eisen, Roddy White, Ryan Mathews, Ryan Tannehill, Sam Bradford, Sebastian Janikowski, Torrey Smith, Trent Richardson
Fantasy football stopped being fun for a lot of us in Week 16. Though, I’ve long contended fantasy football isn’t fun. You’re gutted when your team loses, and you’re merely relived when your team wins.
Posted: Monday, December 10th, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd, Gisele, New England Patriots, Owen Daniels, Terrell Owens, Tom Brady
Monday night was do or die for just about everybody. The entire season hinged on one game. And Patriots WR Wes Welker treated it like a Super Bowl … and he dropped the ball.
Posted: Sunday, December 9th, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: Robert Griffin III, A.J. Green, Adrian Peterson, Andrew Luck, Anquan Boldin, Brandon Gibson, Bryce Brown, Cam Newton, Clay Harbor, Dallas Clark, David Wilson, Drew Brees, Eric Young, Jamaal Charles, Kyle Rudolph, Matt Ryan, Montell Owens, Nick Foles, RG3, Russell Wilson, Steven Hauschka, Tennessee Titans, Tony Romo
For the majority of the season, I have admonished fantasy enthusiasts for having too many good quarterbacks. Trade one! I often decried. They can’t score fantasy points for you from the bench.
The expression I search for right now is “hoist on my own petard.”
Posted: Sunday, December 9th, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: Con Air, Happy Gilmore, Home Alone, Kirk Cousins, Michigan State, Nick Cage, RG3, Sinbad
It should come as no surprise a Redskins rookie quarterback rallied his team to victory on Sunday. What is a surprise is the rookie is Kirk Cousins. But just who is Kirk Cousins? Aside from a 2012 fourth round pick from Michigan State? Well, you can learn a lot from a man from reading his Twitter feed. And it turns out, he really knows his movies. Home Alone on ABC Family right now. What a great movie.— Kirk Cousins (@KirkCousins8) December 06, 2012 And he sure moved like Kevin McCallister when he tied up the game on a two-point conversion. Dare we say, the Ravens channeled their inner Wet Bandit Excited to meet Sinbad tonight! "Houseguest" is an all time […]
Posted: Monday, December 3rd, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: Cam Newton, Andrew Luck, Calvin Johnson, Eric Decker, Freddy Morris, Hakeem Nicks, Jamaal Charles, Kai Forbath, Percy Harvin, Reggie Bush, Wes Welker
Welcome to the Monday Nightmare and this truly was the most anxiety-filled night of fantasy football I’ve ever experienced.
Posted: Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: Adrian Peterson, Andrew Luck, C.J. Spiller, Cam Newton, Chad Henne, Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, Jamaal Charles, Josh Gordon, Julio Jones, Matt Ryan, Philip Rivers, Roddy White, Russell Wilson
It’s time to take a look at all of the happenings in fantasy football this week, and that includes Adrian Peterson‘s amazing performance.
Posted: Friday, November 30th, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: Christmas, Denver Broncos, Florida Gators, Gifts, LEGOS, NY Jets, Tim Tebow
Merry Christmas. Are you struggling to come up with the perfect present for the Tim Tebow fan in your life? Have no fear, we have found the best gift ideas for the Tebower you hold near and dear.
Posted: Monday, November 26th, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: Cam Newton, Dean Ambrose, Jeremy Maclin, John Cena, The Shield
Monday night could have been a big night for me. There was a chance I could shoot the moon and go 5-0 in my fantasy leagues this week. And Dean Ambrose was going to cut a promo on Monday Night RAW. The only thing that could have have ruined the whole thing was seven points from Jeremy Maclin and John Cena.
Posted: Monday, November 26th, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: Jay Cutler, Aldon Smith, Darren Sproles, Dolph Ziggler, Norv Turner, The Undertaker
We are just in Week 12 and people are already starting to jump ship. And that’s just Fireman Ed, who is leaving his role as the face of Jets’ fandom. Or as I like to call, “the story I’m the least interested in.”
Seriously, this has become a thing?
Enough of this nonsense, let’s get to the Unexpected (and expected) from Week 12.
Posted: Sunday, November 25th, 2012 | Adam Rank | Tags: Reggie Bush, A.J. Green, C.J. Spiller, Cecil Shorts, Chris Rainey, Dez Bryant, Isaac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer, Justin Blackmon, Knowshon Moreno, Mark Sanchez, Matt Forte, Matthew Stafford, Michael Bush, Michael Turner, Mike Tomlin, rashard mendenhall, Red Dalton, Reggie Bush, Rob Gronkowski, Robert Griffin III, Ronnie Hillman, Tom Brady, Tony Romo
One of the biggest fears as a fantasy enthusiast, other than having to start Mark Sanchez, is for one of your guys to have a huge day … after you’ve long given up on him.