| 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 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...
| 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 11, 2014
| 10:04 AM
It's resurrection week, as a few names that hadn't been mentioned much since the beginning of the season have resurfaced and could figure prominently in the fantasy football playoff picture.
5. Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings
If you're desperate at running...
| 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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 1:23 PM
The NFL season is still a few months away, but before long fans will be conducting drafts for the 2014 fantasy football season.
Unlike many NFL franchises, when searching for players to fill fantasy rosters, fantasy team owners don't pay much attention...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 5:49 PM
I knew this was coming. I left Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson off my list of top waiver wire finds for Week 8, and I figured someone would question my sanity. Even my editor brought him up.
Sure enough, I got a question from a Google+...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 2:59 PM
The waiver wire is an opportunity game. You can't always take a wait-and-see approach with free agents because someone else may take a chance on a player and find a steal, while you and your reservations will be left with nothing.
Keep that in mind as...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Others fawn over Peyton Manning or Tom Brady. They're all-time greats, but give me Drew Brees.
For as long as a can I remember Brees wearing black and gold, I have drafted, tried to draft, bribed or threatened bodily harm to get the Saints quarterback...