| Dec 3, 2014
| 2:53 PM
This is for my players who are out of the game. I mean my fantasy football players who are suddenly finished with their favorite pastime after not qualifying for their league's playoffs.
You don't know what's worse: being out of contention by Week 8...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 12:19 PM
It's a huge week in fantasy football. Most leagues will be playing out their first-round matchups or the final slate of regular-season games. And it all begins with Thursday night's contest, as the Bears host the Dallas Cowboys.
Your head will spin...
| 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...
| 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....
| Nov 20, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Oh, bless you, Lovie Smith, your legacy is our fantasy football harvest. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Bears -- the former, Smith's current team, and the latter his previous team -- meet on Sunday in what has been dubbed the Lovie Bowl.
| Nov 21, 2014
| 3:53 PM
If you're league's trade deadline is coming up, or your league simply doesn't have one, it's time to think about last-ditch moves you may need to make to prepare for the playoffs.
I see two sides to this strategy, and the one you choose depends on...