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Thieves In The Temple?


    According to a joint statement from DraftKings and FanDuel: “Nothing is more important” than the “integrity of the games we offer.”
    Right, right.
    N.Y. Times

October 6, 2015   No Comments

What Are The Odds?

Los Angeles Dodgers during game against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles,California.   Photo by Jon SooHoo/ ©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2014

    Kershaw with the Martinellis? We get it now. #Soft
    Frontrunners to win the World Series: Blue Jays 4-1; Royals 9-2; Mets 11-2 (careful Dodgers’ fans); and the Dodgers and Cards at 6-1. The Angels are 30-1. Good luck with that.
    This could change real quick, no?
    Image Courtesy of Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

September 30, 2015   No Comments

Los Angeles Lakers Media Day

Kobe Media Day 9-28-15

    Hibbert Media Day 9-28-15

Kobe Bryant wouldn’t say if this season will be his last despite injuries forcing him to miss the majority of the past two campaigns. “Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t,” Bryant said. “Hell if I know.”
Just another Media Day in El Segundo.
L.A. Times

    Nick Young Media Day 9-28-15

September 29, 2015   No Comments

Media Day With The Los Angeles Clippers

Blak4rest-Clippers Media Day 2015

    The DeAndre Jordan summer rescue mission in Dallas was the main topic of discussion at the club’s media day Friday. That and how much friction exists (or used to) with this Clippers’ trio.
    Oh, and there was that Doc Rivers-Mark Cuban feud. “Mark’s an owner, I’m a coach,” Rivers said. “Unless we’re going to play one on one or something or get in a cage match, which you guys can all sponsor — I’m good with either one of those — I don’t think it really matters. I think more him talking and me talking, and we’re both wasting time.”
    Folks are already gathering money for the cage fight. Chris Paul is leading the way.
    L.A. Times

September 25, 2015   No Comments

Yogi Berra: 1925-2015


    The legendary former player and manager, who led both the New York Yankees and Mets to the World Series, died Tuesday. He was 90.
    N.Y. Times

September 23, 2015   No Comments

RIP: Milo Hamilton


    Hamilton had plenty of claims to fame but nothing topped Hank Aaron’s home run call for No. 715.
    N.Y. Times

September 18, 2015   No Comments

Barkley: Malone Was ‘Dad’


    Charles Barkley spoke Sunday about the huge impact Hall of Famer Moses Malone had on his career. “I’m crushed he’s gone.” So are we.

September 13, 2015   1 Comment

Moses Malone: 1955-2015


    One of the most underrated centers in NBA history, Malone was found dead earlier today in a hotel room in a Norfolk, Va. The cause of death hasn’t been announced but it is believed to be a heart attack. Malone was only 60.
    His death comes just weeks after the passing of Darryl Dawkins, who also played with the Philadelphia 76ers during his NBA career.
    N.Y. Times

September 13, 2015   No Comments

Top 5 Fantasy Football Quartebacks In 2015


    Getting a top-tier quarterback in fantasy football is pretty important for most players. The very best can be counted on just about every single week, as they don’t have bad matchups like some of the others. They definitely come with a pretty high price tag, but here is a look at the top five to target in 2015.

    Aaron Rodgers
    The Green Bay Packers were able to talk Randall Cobb into staying in town, so that means Rodgers has a chance to pretty much play 2015 with his favor targets back. That is scary news for everyone else in the NFL. Rodgers will use Cobb and Jordy Nelson pretty frequently, but he will also look at his running back Eddie Lacy as well as other targets throughout the year. He is generally considered the best quarterback in the game right now, and his fantasy football numbers back that up.

    Andrew Luck
    Luck took a huge leap in 2014, as he officially entered the top tier of talent at the quarterback position. As we get ready for 2015, he could very well be even better. The Indianapolis Colts have done a very good job of rebuilding Luck1 their team on the fly. They now have some of the best receivers in the NFL, and veteran Andre Johnson in particular is going to be huge for Luck in fantasy football. Eventually, Luck is the guy most likely to take over for Rodgers as the best quarterback in the NFL.

    Peyton Manning
    It is pretty obvious that Manning is starting to slow down at quarterback. However, it just goes to show how dominant he is when he is still considered a top five fantasy football quarterback at such an advanced age. The Denver Broncos have done whatever possible to make sure he has sufficient targets to throw the ball to. He might be one hit away from a major injury, but his numbers can’t be denied.

    Russell Wilson
    People don’t really view him as a top-tier quarterback yet, but he has a chance to be pretty good in 2015 as far as fantasy football is concerned. He is somebody who works very hard at his craft, and he has a new weapon in Jimmy Graham to utilize this season at the tight end position. He enters the top five for the first time in his career.

    Drew Brees
    The man who just lost Jimmy Graham as a target still stays in the top five simply because he throws the ball so often. The New Orleans Saints are built around him, and he is going to get a chance to put up huge numbers. He is starting to get up there in age, but he is pretty significantly better in fantasy football compared to the like of Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton, Matt Ryan and any other challenger for that No. 5 spot.

Atlanta Falcons v New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees image courtesy of Chris Graythen/Getty Images

July 29, 2015   No Comments

Wake Us When It’s Over


    No pitcher has been better than Zack Greinke over the past month. Greinke extended his scoreless string to 35 2/3 innings by dominating the punchless Phillies. Granted, it was the stinking Phillies, but…
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July 10, 2015   No Comments