NFL Draft Kings Week 4

Here is what I’m playing this week. Again, I play mostly cash lineups. Adjust accordingly if you are playing GPP. A fair amount of chalk here with Kamara and Metcalf. Fitzpatrick will probably be more of a GPP play, so playing him in cash might be a little bit of a differentiation. Kamara is still the best RB in football, although I do expect Dallas to force the ball to Zeke for narrative reasons. I decided to go with OBJ in that game. He has been just disappointing enough to start the year it feels like he is due for … Continue reading NFL Draft Kings Week 4

The Red Mirage and Mail-In Voting

Listened to a podcast tonight on possible scenarios around mail-in voting come this November, and they mentioned the idea of the Red Mirage. In an election where mail-in voting will shatter records due to the Covid situation, states and media members are both struggling with how to handle Election Night and the calling of races. In 2016, mail-voting was not slanted quite so much to one party or the other. Donald Trump actually had more mail-in ballots in Florida than Hillary Clinton did. But since then, Trump the his followers have railed against the practice. Couple that with liberals taking … Continue reading The Red Mirage and Mail-In Voting

My Favorite A’s

With the passing of Bob Gibson, Will Leitch, most famous for being from Mattoon, put together his list of his all-time favorite St. Louis Cardinals. He had Gibson at number one. Not a surprise for men of my age or slightly older. Surprisingly, Rick Ankiel was number two on his list. He admitted it was Gibson and then no one was close for number two. Seeing the list, however, got me thinking about my favorite Oakland Athletics. My list is similar. It is Rickey Henderson and then every one else. Still. Putting in as little thought as possible, here is … Continue reading My Favorite A’s

How I’m Watching The First Debate

The short answer to the above headline is…probably on tape delay. I suckered my Pops into coming down tonight to help me with a couple electrical items in the house. As of this writing, I’m not sure what time we will be done. But, I wanted to post a couple of resources I typically use before the debates get going, just in case anyone wants to follow along “Weez Style” live. I typically watch the PBS version, not that the initial feed isn’t all the same. But, the immediate responses are generally pretty solid. I also typically follow the FiveThirtyEight … Continue reading How I’m Watching The First Debate

Good Days With A Woman In Need Of Pity

Sarah and I have slightly different sleep schedules. She goes to bed well before me most nights. I’m usually up until 11 or so. Thanks, sports, Twitter and west coast fandom. And since starting the morning classes for MovelevATe at 5:30 a.m., she is up before me most mornings. But every now and then, we get a morning where we both have time to wake up and spend some time together in bed. A few minutes where both of our entire mornings lie entirely within those four walls. A morning where the world doesn’t exist for a few minutes. Not … Continue reading Good Days With A Woman In Need Of Pity

NFL Draftkings Week 3

After the carnage of week 2 with injuries, we are back for yet more punishment and misery. But, seeing two of the first three picks in season-longs go down on the same day is a reminder of why I play more DFS than season long at this point. Two lineups this week, mostly cash-game based as I like a lot of the chalk this week. Lineup 1 QB–Russell Wilson vs. Cowboys, $7,300RB–Miles Sanders vs. Bengals, $6,400RB–Devin Singletary vs. Rams, $4,900WR–Deandre Hopkins vs. Lions, $7,900WR–Amari Cooper vs. Seahawks, $6,500WR–KJ Hamler vs. Bucs, $3,000TE–Jordan Reed vs. Giants, $4,000Flex–Jonathan Taylor vs. Jets, $7,000Def–Giants … Continue reading NFL Draftkings Week 3