MLB Season Is Nigh…Win Totals Edition

Tonight is the return of the first games for one of the “Four Majors” since the Covid pandemic began. I’m sure it will be weird–no fans, no spitting (yeah right), etc–but a return nonetheless. In a shorted season with just 60 games, and no idea if this whole thing can stay on the rails or not, looking at futures and projections is, by and large, a futile exercise this year. You know, like the bench press. Anyway, I’m not above being futile. So, like I do every year, I sit down and average some of the projected win totals, along … Continue reading MLB Season Is Nigh…Win Totals Edition

Charles Schwab Challenge Bets

I meant to get this posted last night, but got to hanging out with a friend until fairly late, ironically enough at the local golf course. The Charles Schwab this year feels big. It’s not most years, but it serves as a benchmark this year as the return of sports continues to trickle along. It gives this tournament somewhat of a Major feel. I even considered putting together a Pick 5 group like we often do for Majors. That being said, I have some action on the tournament this weekend. Most of these are off the board already. Sorry about … Continue reading Charles Schwab Challenge Bets

NFL Draft Recap–Values and Reaches

I already live blogged round one Thursday night here, but wanted to circle back around and give some quick thoughts on values and reaches in each round. These are not really about finding perfect fits for needs or drafting someone without a need, but more about overall consensus needs. Round 1 Best Values 17. CeeDee Lamb, WR, Dallas Cowboys. The Oklahoma wideout was the #2 wide receiver on the consensus big board, number 9 overall, my personal #1 receiver and Footbball Outsider’s Playmaker champion this year. He was the third WR off the board at pick 17 to a team … Continue reading NFL Draft Recap–Values and Reaches

NFL Draft Live Blog

Video feed crashed, so I’m live blogging it. We’ll Do It Live! Bengals–Joe Burrow, QB. Bengals had to do this one or the fans may have rioted. I personally would have gone Chase Young, but I get it. Highest graded PFF QB season since they started grading (2014). #1 QB in Footballoutsider’s QBase as well. Bengals just have to hope the improvement was not because of Joe Brady, two first-round receivers and being a year or two older than most QB prospects. 2. Redskins–Chase Young, DE. It’s probably a good thing they are not in Vegas for this. If I … Continue reading NFL Draft Live Blog

NFL Player Profiles

1. Chase Young, Edge, Ohio St. 6047, 264, Jr Age: 21.03 PFF: 96.5 SackSEER: 30.7 #1 Sparq: N/A Background: HS transfer to powerhouse DeMatha Catholic in Md.. 2016 state champs, 118 tackles, 37 TFL, 19 sacks. Post Defensive player of the year. No. 7 ranked player in class. On same basketball team as Markelle Fultz. College stats: Fr. 3.5 sacks, so. 10.5, second-team Big 10, led team in sacks; Jr. 16.5 sacks led nation, unanimous all-american, Bednarik and Nagurski awards, Big Ten POY. Two-year starter. Combine: Did not work out by choice. According to Footballoutsider’s SackSeer stats, Chase Young is … Continue reading NFL Player Profiles

NFL Christmas: I Am Weez Mock Draft

The NFL draft always feels special, even for those Raiders fans who suffered through the late Al Davis’ late years. With no sports for a month, and some (me) relegated to betting on home dart tournaments (don’t ask how that went), the draft feels needed this year. Back when I was in more dynasty leagues, I did more draft research than I have the last couple of years. That is not going to stop me from trying to sound smarter than I am with a mock draft, however. So, here goes… Cincinnati Bengals–Joe Burrow, QB, LSU. (2) Washington Redskins–Chase Young, … Continue reading NFL Christmas: I Am Weez Mock Draft

Mock Draft Season

WIth the NFL draft less than a week away, the mock drafts are flying. It is never a bad idea to look at a few, for a general sense of what is expected to happen. It doesn’t even take long to throw them in a spreadsheet. So, here is a spreadsheet: The mocks included are Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks with NFL.com, Mel Kiper and Todd McShay with ESPN, Kevin Hanson with Sports Illustrated, The Huddle Report’s Forrest Long, and DraftAce’s Ryan McCrystal. This will probably get updated Thursday, the day of the draft. It may even include the Weez … Continue reading Mock Draft Season

NFL Draft 2020 Composite Rankings

The NFL Draft is set to kick off on April 23. As one of the few things that well feel normal in the sports world right now, even if it is held under a completely revised format, there should be plenty of eyeballs on this year’s selection process. There are multiple people who look at prospects, either professional or as an extensive hobby. But instead of just using one person’s ratings, composite rankings smooth out the outlier opinions a bit. The below rankings are an average ranking of 13 different source rankings. Included this year are Daniel Jeremiah, Charlie Campbell, … Continue reading NFL Draft 2020 Composite Rankings

Louisiana Derby Bets

With the sports world coming to a halt last week, so did my sports gambling, obviously. I have yet to dive into Russian basketball, but the withdrawals may be kicking in soon. Luckily, there is some horse racing to tide me over. The Louisiana Derby is in a few hours, running at Fair Grounds. The race has a new distance this year, moving to 1 3/16 miles, matching the Preakness distance. Of the 14 horses, eight are locals, as well as a son of American Pharoah. The Odds Favorite Of the 14, Enforceable enters as the favorite in the morning … Continue reading Louisiana Derby Bets