The Superbowl may have been the last NFL game we see in a while

February 7, 2011

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07: A detail of the Vince Lombardi Trophy as the New Orleans Saints celebrate after defeating the Indianapolis Colts during Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The 2010-11 football season is over, wounds are still too fresh from the Super Bowl so I won’t get into that. What really has me concerned this off-season is that the NFL is on the edge of a lockout. Make no mistake, the owners are digging in, and if there is one thing millionaires and billionaires do well its worry about money.   I worry about money too, but when I feel the need to cutback, only the small convinence store down the road suffers, it does not potentially effect our national pastime. Lets take a look at the situation, and try and make some sense from the madness.
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I’m ready for some Steelers, and so is my cat

September 19, 2010

Huge Mountaineer win yesterday, and a tough match up for the Steelers this afternoon. Been busy lately, haven’t forgotten about this here blog, just haven’t had the time for it. I have big plans so stay tuned.

Andy Reid is full of crap, he cleared Kolb, not the doctors

September 13, 2010

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid shouts at officials while playing against the Green Bay Packers during the third quarter of NFL football action in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 12, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

It has been an exciting week of football, I went up to Heinz Field and watched some insanity. By the time I got home I sat back and watched the Cowboys blow it, the perfect weekend. The one story I just can’t stop thinking of is Coach Andy Reid, apparently having no care for his players brains, sent two guys back into an NFL game after having suffered concussions. One of them was even “the future” of the franchise starting QB Kevin Kolb! The other, linebacker Stewart Bradley, got rocked so hard he fell over onto the turf after trying to get up.

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What a tangled web we weave when we enter multiple Fantasy Football leagues

September 8, 2010

It is the greatest time of the year, week one of the NFL starts tomorrow, and will drag out until the late hours of Monday. This year is special for me, its the first time I have entered more than one Fantasy Football League. The previous seven years I have kept my fantasy skills confined to the relative safety of the Morgantown Football League where I happen to be the commissioner. After bringing home my first Championship last season, I decided it was time to take on the world. Somehow I ended up in 3 leagues this season.
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The Top Fantasy Quarterbacks for 2010 and where to draft them, updated 8/18

August 18, 2010

February 7, 2010 - Miami, FL. - New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees hoists the Vince Lombardi trophy after the New Orleans Saints came back from a 10-6 halftime deficit to beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 in Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. Brees was named the game's MVP.

There are plenty of quarterbacks in the sea, but there is only one guy ready to lead you to fantasy glory in 2010. Quarterback has the most flux from week to week, a 300 yard 2 TD performance one week can easily turn into 100 yards and 3 picks the next. Unlike running back, where the demand far outstrips the supply, it is reasonable to get two solid starting quarterbacks in the draft. So do you go for the big gun or value? In a standard 12 team league, most teams will take two each, leaving around 8 starters on the waiver wire. Here is my breakdown of the top QBs and where I suspect they will be drafted in the MFL this season.

Updated from 7/22/2010

Note: The Morgantown Football League scoring is one point per 50 yards, and 6 points for a touchdown pass. So if your league gives 4 for a passing TD, you should bump all of these guys down a round or two. A touchdown is always 6 points, and that’s the way we like it.

* 2010 projections from using the MFL’s scoring system
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The Top 24 Fantasy Running Backs 2010, updated 8/17

August 17, 2010

SEATTLE - JANUARY 03: Chris Johnson #28 of the Tennessee Titans carries the ball during the game against the Seattle Seahawks on January 3, 2010 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
After eight years of fantasy football, the biggest change I have noticed in the NFL is at the running back. There are fewer true number one guys to pick from. We are in the era of platoons, the biggest key this year is trying to get a RB that will be on the field.

Here is my evolving draft sheet, first posted on July 7th, updated for July 23, and again for August 17.
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What are the Miami Dolphins going to do with Pat White?

August 15, 2010

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 08:  Pat White #6 of the Miami Dolphins avoids Brandon Meriweather #31 of the New England Patriots on November 8, 2009 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Pat White entered the training camp season stirring up some questions, and it seems things are still in flux after the Dolphins first preseason game last night. Pat White got in the game in the final seconds and his 3 snaps featured him handing off, and knelling twice. White’s lack of play has elicited an article from Miami Herald Columnist Israel Gutierrez, titled “Option Style QB Pat White not giving the Dolphins options”. Gutierrez questions if Miami needs an option style QB, the starter is Chad Henne and the backup will be Chad Pennington, and they have another traditional QB in Tyler Thigpen if they so desire for the three. With Pat making it pretty clear he only wants to be a QB in the NFL and the Dolphins front office still saying they want him at QB and that he has made great strides in converting his game to the NFL, one has to wonder why there was no PT in the first preseason game.
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