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Articles tagged with 'NFL'

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Fantasy football picks week 13

Published Nov. 26, 2014

This is it, the final week of the fantasy football regular season (if your league does it right). Some of you may be playing out the string, or hoping to throw the playoff bracket into disarray with an upset, or you're trying to get that last needed win to either clinch a spot or secure a preferable seed. This week matters, and we're here to help you win again.

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There's a lot to be thankful for in the world of sports

Published Nov. 25, 2014

It's the time of year when we all try to figure out what it is we are thankful for and sometimes it's hard to make a decision. But in the world of sports there are a lot of gifts that we get and we should hold hands and say thank you for players, teams and owners.

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Fantasy football picks week 12

Published Nov. 19, 2014

Things got back to normal in the NFL last week, right? Aaron Rodgers and Jamaal Charles had huge games, Jay Cutler and Andy Dalton reverted back to form, Jonas Gray and Mike Evans dominated ... wait, what? Oh, well, if you read this column you knew Evans was a must-start. We're here to help you win again with this week's picks.

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Fantasy football picks week 11

Published Nov. 12, 2014

If you thought the conversation for "best team in the NFC" is muddied, how about your fantasy league? Have you already clinched and are now looking ahead? Have you taken some of my advice and climbed back into the race? There is still work to be done with three weeks left (in most leagues) before the playoffs. We're here to help you get there.

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LeBron summons his inner Aaron Rodgers

Published Nov. 7, 2014

In their respective sports, both Aaron Rodgers and LeBron James are amazing leaders, highly skilled players and true students of the game. So, I had to share LeBron's tweet from yesterday that addressed his team's somewhat lackluster start.

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Fantasy football week 10 picks

Published Nov. 5, 2014

It's getting to crunch time in the fantasy football league regular season, and we have some surprise plays (and benchings) that will help you get that important win in week 10.

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Figure skating has all the elements of great sport and theater

Published Nov. 4, 2014

Sunday was a great sports television day, but not because of the NFL games or because of golf or surfing or college football or NASCAR. It was a great day because of the International Skating Union broadcast from Skate Canada, featuring what I think is the most beautiful athletic competition around with the best color commentators on TV.

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Fantasy football picks week 8

Published Oct. 22, 2014

It's week 8, and there are some hot waiver pickups out there this week for sure. But, while you may land a couple of them, not all are great starts this week. Read on to find out who to sit, and who to start.

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Fantasy football picks, week 6

Published Oct. 8, 2014

We're nearly to the halfway point of the fantasy regular season in many leagues - are you sitting pretty, or scrambling to fill holes created by underperforming stars? Confused with what to do this week? We're here to help.

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In one game, who do you take: Manning or Favre?

Published Oct. 7, 2014

Peyton Manning joined Brett Favre as the only quarterbacks to ever throw 500 touchdowns. But who do you take in one game? The single game that you have to win. The one the whole world is watching. There can be no doubt about the answer.

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Thunderstruck: Sports as a Special Victims Unit

Published Sept. 23, 2014

We all used to wake up every morning to look at the late scores from the night before. And maybe we still do - to an extent. But there was a definitive time last week that continues today - where the first thing I check is what athlete was arrested/committed domestic abuse/broke our societal covenant in some way.

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Are NFL teams hiding bad behavior by other players?

Published Sept. 18, 2014

How many teams have players in their locker rooms who are in the kind of trouble currently dogging the NFL and that the teams are hiding with fingers crossed that they don't lose a player to suspension?

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Plenty of blame to go around in bad week for the NFL

Published Sept. 16, 2014

This has been a difficult week for the National Football League, the most popular sport in the country, by far. And the affairs of Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Roger Goodell have raised a series of questions and which may be difficult to answer, but which deserve our best try at answers.

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Meet the 2014 Green Bay Packers

Published Sept. 4, 2014

The 2014 season kicks off tonight as the Green Bay Packers travel to Seattle to take on the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks. Here is a quick look at the starters and key contributors on offense, defense and special teams (as well as ways to interact with them).