| Nov 6, 2014
| 4:27 PM
This time of the fantasy football calendar usually presents a dilemma: Plan for the short term or the playoffs? If you’re coasting to a postseason berth then the answer is simple: stock your roster for those early winter games that might bag you a...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 7:06 PM
Long before Horseshoe Casino Baltimore opened in August, its operator studied the game-day habits of football fans in other cities — Cleveland, New Orleans, Cincinnati — where it runs casinos similarly situated near NFL stadiums.
| Nov 6, 2014
| 5:58 AM
The last thing the NFL needed was for the Ray Rice appeal of his indefinite suspension to take center stage this week.
The initial discipline and later release of the graphic tape of Rice punching his girlfriend touched the middle rail of nationwide...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Week 10, the first double-digit week, is a stark reminder that the fantasy football playoffs are just a month or less away. If you’re on the edge in the standings, your final moves on the waiver most likely will determine whether you join your...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston's season-ending knee injury during his sack dance reminds me of how a lot of football players are just big kids. Big dumb kids.
Heck, Bears coach Marc Trestman is giving his students -- a.k.a. the players -- written...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 3:38 PM
I wanted to start today's conversation by defining what turns a sports injury into a stupid sports injury. Turns out I'm not smart enough to do that, so I'll get around it the same way Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart did when he couldn't define...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Let's talk about Philadelphia sports fans. Are they really the worst people in the country?
Seems like a fair question when you look at the body of evidence. Some examples:
•A man in a Santa suit was booed at an Eagles game in 1968, which started...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Regardless of whether the Bears are headed to the Super Bowl this season, everyone knows what to expect from running back Matt Forte. Speed, consistency and reliability week in and week out.
Moreover, you'd expect to see Forte making a great catch and...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Many NFL and fantasy football fans alike will be glued to watching the probable shootout that is Broncos-Patriots. But a barnburner that might be overlooked is the game between the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers.
Mark Ingram, RB,...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 9:54 AM
Was that actually Week 8 of the NFL or were we all watching a Madden video game simulation? NFL teams scored a total of 740 points in Week 8, based on pro-football-reference.com data, the second-highest total this season after Week 3 (744).
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:28 PM
As an NFL fan, I don't particularly trust Bill "Spygate" Belichick. As a fantasy football owner, I really don't trust Belichick.
The only statistic the New England Patriots coach cares about is the number of W's he has, and that's what he's paid for,...