| Dec 4, 2014
| 8:11 PM
As the Bears entered the final quarter of their season Thursday (sorry to go all Lovie Smith on you there), generating excitement for Bears-Dallas proved tough at first.
The playoffs are pretty much out the window for the Bears. There isn’t a...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Poor Cam Newton. Poor Cam Newton's fantasy football owners.
Newton had his best game of the season against the New Orleans Saints (226 yards and 3 touchdowns passing, 83 yards and a touchdown rushing) and then on Tuesday afternoon, he suffers two back...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 1:01 PM
If you're going to create a cartoon parody of fantasy football, what better foils than Bears teammates Jay Cutler and Matt Forte? They're an apt illustration of how real-life football and fantasy football diverge: The Bears have a 5-8 record, yet Cutler...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Every season there's at least one waiver wire find, one unexpected starter who changes the landscape of fantasy football. Last season it was Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, and in 2012 it was Packers wide receiver James Jones with Lions running back...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Sportsmanship is for football players. Psychological warfare is for fantasy football players.
Don't get me wrong, you want to win your league's championship without resorting to underhanded tactics like, I don't know, asking to borrow your rival's...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Have you noticed?
Late in this NFL season, a sophomoric sense of humor seems to be creeping into the staid, conservative league. Consider:
•The fun began with St. Louis Coach Jeff Fisher last Sunday during the coin toss preceding the Rams' game...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 12:57 PM
DeMarco Murray broke his hand. Aaron Rodgers broke your heart. And the worst part is, the carnage probably isn't over.
I'm talking about something I like to call the "Playoffcalypse," fantasy football's annual playoff acolypse," where up is down and...
| Dec 5, 2014
Ho, Ho, Ho(dor)! It's the time of year for geek-friendly holiday shopping. Whether you're shopping for fans of “Game of Thrones,” “Star […]...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 3:04 PM
This is it. Championship week. Congratulations if you've made it this far in your fantasy football playoffs.
My condolences if you fell short. A lot of fantasy coachces who looked like sure bets heading into Week 15 found themselves on the outside...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 10:45 AM
There was at least one Chicago athlete who was happy with how the Chicago Bears played against the New Orleans Saints on Monday night -- at least at the end.
After Tuesday's morning skate at the United Center in preparation for their game against the...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Ever since my sports listening and viewing became filled with commercials for FanDuel and DraftKings, I've had a sneaking suspicion that these "daily" fantasy football leagues would become the day trading of the new millennium.
Then I read this...