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Rants And Raves On The Fantasy Football Season So Far

November 4th, 2016

It has been hard to concentrate on Fantasy this week with the Cubs winning the World Series; here are some rants and raves for this week. Tom Brady is awesome if you didn’t draft him you made a mistake. Julian Edelman’s production is way down this year; he is no longer a viable number 1 WR for fantasy.  Tom Brady just has too many weapons. Continue to start Green Bay’s WRs, they just got Knile Davis and cut him after 1 game (active).  The air attack is on for the pack! Tony Romo is done in Dallas, trade him or drop him. Former Iowa TE C.J. Fiedorowicz is healthy and becoming a primary target... Read More

Wide Receivers To Pick Up For The Winning Final Stretch

October 28th, 2016

The Wide Receivers could be the key to you winning your league!  Here are some that may be flying under your radar.  Take a look and take your pick.  They are not in a specific order. Darrius Heyward-Bey and Sammie Coates of the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Both had great speed and are open often because of all the attention paid to Antonio Brown. Cole Beasely of the Dallas Cowboys is rookie QB Dak Prescott’s security blanket.  Beasely will get more attention with the return of Dez Bryant, who will get double covered a lot. Allen’s Hurns and Robinson are both number one receivers in Jacksonville. ... Read More

Running Backs Can Pay Off Big Time In Fantasy Football

October 21st, 2016

It’s no secret that running backs are HUGE in fantasy football! While wide receivers have become more popular and have become more consistent points scorers in the game, it’s still incredibly important to have a solid stud and good depth at the running back position. Here are 10 you should take a peek at: Knile Davis of the Green Bay Packers, he was just traded to the Pack. He will be fresh and get a lot of carries for their weak running game. Chris Ivory of the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Now healthy, Ivory will get the bulk of carries for his team. Jeremy McKinnon of the undefeated Minnesota... Read More

Strategies For The Bye Weeks In Fantasy Football

October 14th, 2016

The Bye weeks are upon us, adjust your lineups accordingly! Here are some suggestions: Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford.  The Lions are looking somewhat better and Stafford is getting the ball to different receivers, don’t overlook him. Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles. Bortles is probably not a long term solution at QB, but the Jags do play the Bears and are coming off a bye week and a win. Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota.  The Titans face the lowly Cleveland Browns, and are at home, hard to go wrong with Mariota. Tennessee Titans RBs Demarco Murray and Derrick Henry.  This hard... Read More

Comics And Anime Have Their Own Place Among Fine Art

October 12th, 2016

Around seven or eight years ago, I went to my LCS on Wednesday. When I got there, a beautiful woman was there sitting in a chair and the owner was nowhere to be seen. She was in the Quad Cities from Michigan or Minnesota, someplace starting with M, selling coupon books door to door. She had stopped into Mellow Blue to sell whoever was inside a coupon book and because she’d developed a hole in her shoe and Tim had gone to try and fix it. I looked through my pull that week while we talked when she asked “Why do you read comic books?” To really answer that question I have to talk about Art.... Read More

QB Tips For Fantasy Teams

October 7th, 2016

QB tips for the week Bench Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton.  He does have decent numbers, but the Panthers are looking bad this year, which leads to a lot of bad decisions and concussion protocol. Start Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan.  He has thrown for almost 1500 and 11 TDs in 4 games. Keep starting New Orleans QB Drew Brees.  The Saints are terrible, but Brees is putting up numbers each game. Start San Diego Chargers QB Phillip Rivers.  The Chargers are terrible, but Rivers keeps them in every game. Drop Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo. Bench New York Giants QB Eli Manning.  He has 3 quality... Read More

I’m Sorry, Sierra Banginbody, But I Have To Reject Your Offer Of Facebook Friendship

October 6th, 2016

Sierra Banginbody, I’m sorry.  Call me several times burned and now shy, but I must reject your offer of friendship on Facebook. Unfortunately, the same goes for you, Pat and Carole, and you, Ashlee, and, sadly, Stephanie and Katrina as well.  And Gaston, don’t even go there. Now, I understand, some of you have sent me repeated friend requests, and some of your profiles even say that you’ve got mutual friends with me. But your lack of any pictures or discernable human traits on your profiles, not to mention that invariably one of your pictures is offering Ray Ban sunglasses at an... Read More

Rookie Pickups To Help You Win Your League

September 30th, 2016

Grab these Rookies and young players to dominate the rest of this year’s fantasy league! Dallas Cowboys QB rookie Dak Prescott has been solid the past three weeks.  Tony Romo is just a twig in a slight breeze waiting to be broken once again. Houston Texans WRS Will Fuller V (a rookie) and DeAndre Hopkins (4th year), these two combine to form a dynamic duo for the Texans.  Even though the Texans were recently beat by a 3rd string QB, they still demand attention. Denver Broncos 2nd year QB Trevor Siemian, is not a game manager!   He and the Broncos DEF are for real!  Denver is back and probably... Read More

A Look Back On Week Two and Predictions For A Wild Week Three in Fantasy Football

September 24th, 2016

Quick Hits from each game last week, while looking at what they might mean for week three: New York Jets 37  Buffalo 36 Rex Ryan will not make it to the Bye week, which 10.  They will lose next week to Arizona and then lose to the 3rd string QB from New England, and then get fired. Watch the IR and Q lists if you own Jets WR Brandon Marshall, he could be done for the year. Cincinnati 16  Pittsburgh 24   If you have a Bengal RB you were hurting as Jeremy Hill lead the team with 22 yards The Old Man,  Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams, continues to make us not miss suspended RB Le’Veon Bell. ... Read More

Where Is The Comics World’s Don Draper?

September 20th, 2016

In a previous article I talked about NPR’s coverage of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau being on the cover of Civil War Two: Choosing Sides #5 and how it seemed more like a Marvel PR stunt then official international news. This led me to wonder why comic books are so terrible at selling themselves. I can remember the first time I saw a television commercial for a comic book. It was about five years ago while watching Doctor Who reruns on BBC America. There was a commercial promoting Fables, a DC/Vertigo comic about how the Grimm Fairy Tales characters are adjusting to life in the 21st Century.... Read More