NFL DFS Week 15

I’m only play head-to-heads this week, so just one lineup build. And a heavily-owned one at that. Watson, Carson, and McCaffrey are all looking like they will be north of 40 percent owned. The differentiation this week is going to come at the WR position, where there are a slew of 4-6K guys to choose from. Even with that, Conley and Westbrook both look to be near 20 percent owned. Continue reading NFL DFS Week 15

A Speech That Should Be Required Viewing For High School Graduation

Every college baskbetall season, we see the clip of Jimmy Valvano’s “Don’t Ever Give Up Speech from the 1993 ESPYs. The foundation continues to raise money for cancer research. They play clips frequently, but I whole-heartedly believe the entire speech, which checks in around 10 minutes, should be required viewing. Seriously, I watch it at least once a year. You should too. Even if you have seen it before. Watch it again. Then go live it. The rest takes care of itself. While you are at it, go watch Stuart Scott’s too, then wipe away the tears, come back and … Continue reading A Speech That Should Be Required Viewing For High School Graduation

College Football Power Ratings Week 14

Between the Macbook biting the dust and travel by both me and my boss in consecutive weeks, it has been about a month since I was last able to update my power ratings for college football. The holiday week allowed me to finally get them updated this week. This is my first update since the Tua injury, and Alabama slides down to number four in my rankings. That is probably a spot or two higher than most, as I’m giving credit to Nick Saban to be smart enough to negate some of the dropoff through game plan. I think his … Continue reading College Football Power Ratings Week 14

Will Leitch Weighs In On Deadspin

Having gone to school at Eastern Illinois University in the late 90s, early 2000s, and working sports for the local Charleston radio station, Will Leitch popped up on my radar early in his career. Before “the break” with Deadspin. We orbited the same circles at just slightly different paths in Coles County. Will had ambition and pursued it. He caught his break nationally in 2005. That was the same year I found my home covering local sports here in Fairfield, after working for three radio stations, a TV station and my hometown paper for a spell throughout college and shortly … Continue reading Will Leitch Weighs In On Deadspin