Archive for January, 2009

OJan 27, 2009

Downtime of Fantasy Sports

This is such a boring time of the year for fantasy sports, in my humble opinion. I don’t play fantasy basketball and fantasy hockey any longer. So, I am stuck in this no man’s land, basking in the glow of my fantasy football championship. Meanwhile the fantasy baseball draft is so far away. I have […]


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OJan 17, 2009

Jeff Francoeur

I banked on Francoeur to have a monster year in 2008, coming off of consecutive 100 RBI seasons.I owned him in both of my fantasy baseball leagues. I am always wary of players being “in the best playing shapes of their lives” but upon hearing Francoeur put on 30 lbs of muscle before the 2008 […]


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OJan 16, 2009

Fantasy Sports Cash Prizes

Every fantasy owner that plays in his/her respective leagues is concerned with winning the championship and the cash prize that usually comes along with it. Sure, the camaraderie and passion of competing in leagues are good reasons to play, but most people play for the cheese. I wonder what people do with their winnings from […]


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OJan 12, 2009

Fantasy Draft Location

I wonder what’s the strangest places for drafting is. I have done it at friends’ homes. I have done it at a sports bar and/or restaurant. I have done it in someone’s backyard. I have drafted on the phone, via conference call. Of course, with the mainstream sites like cbsportsline.com, yahoo.com, ESPN.com, etc installing the […]


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OJan 12, 2009

Re: Football Keepers

Per an earlier column in November, I had to decide who I wanted to keep going into next season. After raising the banner, I definitely feel a lot of pressure has been lifted. Once again, here is my quandary: I can only keep 5 of the following (plus 1 defensive player, which will be Tampa […]


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OJan 10, 2009

John Smoltz

I didn’t figure Smoltz retiring after his truncated 2008 season. One of the best big game pitchers of all-time, hard to picture him “going out like that”. He was fantastic when he pitched, posting a 2.57 ERA with 36 K’s against only 8 walks in 28 innings. Unfortunately, he lasted a mere 6 games. Both […]


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OJan 6, 2009

Pat the Bat

I have always had an infatuation with Pat Burrell ever since he came up in 2000 with the Phillies as the ballyhooed first overall pick from the 1998 Amateur draft. After a monster .281 37 116 line in 2002, I thought Burrell was on his way to being a superstar slugger, and invested my 3rd […]


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OJan 2, 2009

Fantasy Football MVP

Peyton Manning just won the NFL MVP award for the 3rd time. Congratulations. I never liked him, but man, no denying that he is definitely on the short list of candidates for best quarterbacks ever. Fantasy wise, he definitely scares me every time I am up against him. Now onto the topic of fantasy football […]


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