| Jul 6, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Here is a summer question for you while waiting for your first mock fantasy football draft: Is sports a significant part of pop culture in the United States?
Before you snort and say "Of course it is!" consider that sports barely gets measured when...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Looking ahead to the 2013 NFL season, Matt Vensel over the next few days will break down the five Ravens players worth drafting in your fantasy league and when you should draft them. Though they are worth picking up, he did not include the Baltimore D/...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 11:36 PM
The Orange County Youth Sports Foundation honored/roasted hockey great Teemu Selanne as its Sportsman of the Year Thursday night at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach.
The OCYSF folks just might still be trying to crack jokes and praising him as you read...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 7:05 PM
I know you.
And I’m on to your game.
Your fantasy-football draft is days away and you are ready to deliver a little shock and awe in the first round, right?
“The running back era is over,” you say with a knowing smile. “It&...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Having a marquee tight end in fantasy football is important to win your league. One would think you need one of the big names—Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski (when healthy), Jason Witten or Tony Gonzalez. But this year it's a different story. Most of...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 4:49 PM
If you are addicted to the NFL, you need to watch "The United States of Football," a documentary by Sean Pamphilon that examines the dreadful injuries that may result from playing the game. Pamphilon then asks himself and you if you should want your son...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:23 PM
I think it’s interesting that Texas A&M officials generally shrugged off any controversy surrounding Johnny Manzeil as ‘overblown’ or ‘he didn’t do anything wrong’, but they’ve got him under a gag order with...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Every fall, I brace myself for 1) the pumpkinization of everything remotely edible and 2) the onslaught of bro articles that "explain" football to me.
Being a girl, I'm apparently not able to survive Sundays without a cornucopia of dip recipes or 500...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 6:11 PM
Trash talking has begun and every girlfriend is preparing her "why don't you love me as much as you love Matthew Berry?" speech. God bless fantasy football season.
I applaud all the ladies who play! But unfortunately, women account for only about 20...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 1:34 PM
It's all in the name.
Franklin D. Roosevelt. Robert F. Kennedy. Madonna. Any one named Delilah — unless we're talking about your mailman.
And the power of a good name works for fantasy football teams as well as any other person or thing. Last...
| Sep 10, 2013
Starting this week, I will be engaging Chicago's #1 White Sox fan SOXMAN in a war of words as we go up against each other in our fantasy football league. Yes, Chicago's King of Geeks (thanks for the moniker Laurence Holmes!) is also a die-hard Cubs fan,...