| Nov 14, 2014
| 6:05 AM
With 48 hours before kickoff, the ritual begins.
Family and friends fill the room. Cassandra Mitchell serves up her famous seafood rice, a specialty often requested by her son’s Miami teammates. Her husband, Duane, offers up the barbecue sauce and...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 3:56 PM
It's the Falcons. At the Panthers. Someone has to score, don't they?
No game this season has promised so much yet so little at the same time. You could look at this matchup and see Cam Newton and Matt Ryan engaged in a shootout, or you could turn it...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 6:02 AM
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver hinted it was coming, pushed for it Friday in an op-ed piece in The New York Times, and now the NBA is buying in. Literally.
Before Silver and players' union leader Michele Roberts got into their revenue spat, the NBA...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 2:17 PM
If your team is like mine most seasons, at least one of your running backs on your online roster probably has one of those little red "injury" boxes or check marks next to their name. Whether it's severe or mild injury, banged-up backs are just the nature...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 10:02 AM
Injuries and opportunity. It's why you shouldn't beat yourself up after a bad draft or gloat too much after a fast start. With a big hit or a benching, power can change hands quickly in the fantasy football world, even this late in the season....
| Nov 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Fans at Blizzard Entertainment Inc.'s annual convention kept slipping up and calling the company's big new video game "Overlord" — which sounds like an obvious, even cliche, name for the kind of dark, lurid shooter game everyone's grown used to....
| 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 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...