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Even though we’re taking a holiday break from doing the Sports Time Radio podcast we  still have to make our picks for Week 17 in the NFL. Here’s who we’re going with this we.

We all have:

The STEELERS over the Browns.

The VIKINGS over the Bears.

The PATRIOTS over the Dolphins.

The CHIEFS over the Chargers.

The SEAHAWKS over the 49ers

The FALCONS over the Saints.

Here’s how we have the rest of the games.

Dan the Man likes Cincinnati. Schaumburg Stu, Mr. Fantasy and I have Baltimore.

I have Philadelphia. Stu, Dan and Mr. Fantasy have Dallas.

Dan has Carolina. Stu, Mr. Fantasy and I have Tampa Bay.

Dan has the Jets. Stu, Mr. Fantasy and I have the Bills.

Mr. Fantasy has Jacksonville. Stu, Dan and I have Indianapolis.

Mr. Fantasy has Los Angeles. Stu, Dan and I have Arizona.

Dan has the New York Giants. Stu, Mr. Fantasy and I have Washington.

Stu has Detroit. Dan, Mr. Fantasy and I have Green Bay.

Stu and Dan have the Texans. Mr. Fantasy and I have the Titans.

Stu and Dan have the Raiders. Mr. Fantasy and I have the Broncos.

Going into Week 17:

Schaumburg Stu is 158-82

Mr. Fantasy is 148-92

Dan the Man is 147-93

The Big Jack is 142-98


We’re going to have a World Series Game 7 in Kansas City tonight and the Royals made sure of that last night with a 10-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants last night (Tuesday) in Game 6. Kansas City jumped on Giants starter Jake Peavey early last night and never looked back. Peavey lasted just 1 1/3rd innings last night. Peavey was charged with giving up 5 earned runs on 6 hits while walking 1 and striking out 2. Yusmeiro Petit came in to finish the 2nd inning and gave up 2 runs on 4 hits as the Royals put up a 7 run 2nd inning. Yordano Ventura gave the Royals the strong starting pitching performance they needed. Ventura did walk 5 in his 7 innings, but didn’t give up any runs while striking out 4 and only allowing San Francisco 2 hits. Like you’d expect the Royals bullpen came in the final 2 innings to wrap up the game, but this time it was Jason Frasor in the 8th and Tim Collins in the 9th. Kansas City got 15 hits on the game with Alcides Escobar, Lorenzo Cain, Eric Hosmer, Salvador Perez, Mike Moustakas and Omar Infante all had 2 hits apiece. Both of Moustakas went for extra bases; a double off of Peavey in the big 2nd inning and then a 7th inning home run off of Giants reliever Hunter Strickland. Cain also drove in 3 runs. The starting pitcher are Tim Hudson for the Giants and Jeremy Guthrie for the Royals. Of course being that it’s a Game 7 you’d have to think that everyone pitcher from both teams would be available except for maybe Ventura. The first pitching questions that comes up is will we see Madison Bumgarner out of the San Francisco bullpen. You have to wonder what kind of game it will be tonight as only one of these World Series games have been close. Game 3 was decided by was a 3-2 Royals victory. Will we get a classic tight Game 7? or will we get a game like we’ve been getting in this World Series; an easy victory for one of these teams. Who are you picking to win tonight?

After a couple of rough weeks making NFL picks Dan the Man bounced back to take Week 8 with a 11-3 record. Schaumburg Stu and I tied a game behind Dan at 10-4 while Mr. Fantasy struggled through an 8-6 week. For the season I still hold a one game lead on Schaumburg Stu. I am 76-43-1 with Schaumburg Stu at 75-44-1. Dan the Man and Mr. Fantasy are tied after Week 8 with an overall record of 73-46-1. There are 6 teams on bye during Week 9; so will see if this helps us make better picks.

Mr. Fantasy either figured out or found out that I had put him into a challenge with my friend Greg. Greg got the better of Mr. Fantasy last week; so let’s look and see how their picks for highest scoring players at each position did. They did pick the same player at running back, wide receiver and tight end, but will get to those picks in a minute. Will start at quarterback. Mr. Fantasy picked Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers while Greg’s pick was Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints. Brees was the 5th highest scoring quarterback of Week 8 with 24.07 points. Rodgers picked up an injury in his game, but still finished 11th among quarterbacks for the week with 18,46 points. Pittsburgh Steelers Ben Roethlisberger at 47.59 points was the highest scoring quarterback of the week. At running back they both went with Matt Forte of the Chicago Bears. Forte was the 2nd highest scoring running back of the week scoring 34.05 points. Houston Texans running back Arian Foster and his 43.30 points was the only player who stood in between Forte and the top scoring running back spot. At the wide receiver position Jordy Nelson of the Green Bay Packers was Mr. Fantasy and Greg’s choice. Nelson had 3 catches for 25 yards and a total of 4.75 fantasy points and 74th place among wide receivers. Ouch! Jeremy Maclin of the Philadelphia Eagles led all wide receivers with 42.95 points. They both liked New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. Gronkowski was a very good pick as “Gronk” was the highest scoring tight end of the week with 39.90 points. Mr. Fantasy dislikes having to pick a kicker, but he went with Mason Crosby of the Green Bay Packers. I don’t know how Greg feels about picking a kicker each week, but he went with Dan Bailey of the Dallas Cowboys. With 12 points Crosby finished 8th among kickers in Week 8. Bailey had 5 points and tied for 24th place among kickers. For sleeper picks Mr. Fantasy chose Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Donte Moncrief. Moncrief had 7 catches for 113 yards and a touchdown while scoring 22.80 points for the week. Greg went with Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger who was making his first NFL start. Mettenberger threw for 299 yards with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Mettenberger also had a rushing attempt for -1 yards was sacked twice and lost a fumble. Mettenberger totaled 13.13 fantasy points for Week 8. This looks like it’s close to call, but it might be Mr. Fantasy by a nose here.

The NBA opened their season last night with 3 games on the schedule; 2 early starts and 1 late start time. The San Antonio Spurs got their ring hung their banner and then got a 1 point win, 101-100 over the Dallas Mavericks. The other early game had the New Orleans Pelicans beating the Orlando Magic 101-84. The night-cap had the Houston Rockets getting a win over the Los Angeles Lakers 108-90. James harden of the Houston Rockets was the high scorer of the night with 32 points. Nikola Vucevic the center for the Magic grabbed 23 rebounds to led all players last night. Magic rookie point guard Elfrid Payton had 7 assists to led all players in last nights games. There was also a Dwight Howard elbow to Kobe Bryant that Howard was accessed a flagrant foul on. Injury wise Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle, the team’s top draft choice in June, broke his right leg midway through the fourth quarter. The stat line of the night has to go to Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis. Davis had 26 points, 17 rebounds, 9 blocked shots just missing a triple double. Davis also added 3 steals and 2 assists on the night.

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10/8/14 Let’s call it Wednesday.

Posted: October 8, 2014 by Sports Time Radio in baseball, football, hockey, sports, Uncategorized
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Week 5 was a better week for us in picking games as everyone had 10 wins or more. I actually won the week at 12-3. Mr. Fantasy and Schaumburg Stu finished a game behind me at 11-4 while Dan the Man was at the bottom for a change at 10-5. In our season totals Mr. Fantasy has caught Dan the Man and they’re tied at 45-31. I am just 1 game behind them with a record of 44-32 while Schaumburg Stu just 2 games off the pace at 43-33. Will see what Week 6 brings for us.

Mr. Fantasy is coming off his best week of picking high scoring players; so let’s see how Week 5 went for him. At quarterback he had Eli Manning of the New York Giants as the highest scoring quarterback, but it was Russell Wilson who was the highest scoring quarterback in Week 5. Eli Manning finished as the 14th highest scoring quarterback. At running back Mr. Fantasy went with Cincinnati Bengals Giovani Bernard. Bernard finished 22nd among running backs in Week 5 as it was San Diego Chargers rookie Branden Oliver who was the highest scoring running back. At wide receiver Mr. Fantasy went with Atlanta Falcons Julio Jones. Jones finished 11th at the wide receiver position for the week. It was the Denver Broncos Demaryius Thomas who had the break out week at wide receiver and led them in scoring. At the tight end position Mr. Fantasy went with his guy and New York Giants Larry Donnell. Donnell didn’t catch a pass and scored 0 points in Week 5. Greg Olsen of the Carolina Panthers was the highest scoring tight end for the week. At kicker Mr. Fantasy decided to go with Nick Novak of the San Diego Chargers. Novak finished 19th among kickers in Week 5 while it was San Francisco 49ers kicker Phil Dawson who led kickers in scoring. For his sleeper pick Mr. Fantasy went with Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy. Murphy caught 3 passes for 35 yards and 1 touchdown. If you had Murphy in one of our leagues he would’ve scored 11.75 points for you. Murphy was the 32nd highest scoring wide receiver of Week 5; so he would’ve been a solid sleeper pick.

So the championship series are set for Major League Baseball (MLB) and they’ll start on Friday. So the team with the best record in baseball the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim were swept out of the playoffs by the Kansas City Royals. The team with the best record in the National League (N.L.) the Washington Nationals were knocked out of the playoffs by the San Francisco Giants 3 games to 1. The St. Louis Cardinals eliminated the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 in their series as well. In the other American League (A.L.) series the Baltimore Orioles swept the Detroit Tigers out of the playoffs; even though the Tigers had 3 former Cy Young award winners start for them in the series.

Nelson Cruz of the Orioles led the A.L. in hitting in the division series. Cruz hit .500 going 6 of 12 with 2 home runs and 5 RBI’s for the Orioles. Eric Hosmer was the Royals leading hitter going 4 for 10 (.400) with 2 home runs and 4 R.B.I.’s in their series. On the N.L. side Buster Posey was the Giants leading hitter going 7 for 18 (.389) in the series. I’m not sure if you could guess who the Cardinals leading hitter was, but if you said John Jay you where right. Jay was 5 for 11 (.455) in the series. Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis was the leading N.L. hitter in the division series. Ellis hit .538 going 7 for 13 with a home run and a double for the Dodgers. Mike Trout was 1 for 12 and Josh Hamilton was 0 for 13 for the Angels as Erick Aybar was the Angels leading hitter going 5 for 11 (.455) against the Royals.

We start with the Kansas City Royals at the Baltimore Orioles on Friday. James Shields is starting for Kansas City while the Orioles starter hasn’t been announced yet. Game 2 of this series will be Saturday with Yordano Ventura listed as the starting pitcher for the Royals while again there is no Orioles starter listed. Saturday os also the start of the N.L. series. The San Francisco Giants are at the St. Louis Cardinals. Adam Wainwright is starting Game 1 for the Cardinals and while there’s no listed starter for the Giants it’s being reported that Madison Bumgarner will be the starter for Game 1.

The NHL opens their season tonight and they won’t have to go up against any baseball games on television tonight. The NBC Sports Network has 2 games on tonight. At 6:30 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST) the Philadelphia Flyer take on the New York Rangers. Then at 10:30 p.m. CST the San Jose Sharks take on the reigning and defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings. The two non televised games have the Montreal Canadians at the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Vancouver Canucks at the Calgary Flames. The Bruins will play tonight without center David Krejci who was placed on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury. The Bruins also placed Marc Savard on long-term injured reserve. There doesn’t appear to be any other significant injuries listed for the other teams playing tonight, but you know how the NHL can be with injuries.

Tonight on Sports Time Radio Schaumburg Stu is Back.

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Mock Draft Round 1

Posted: July 28, 2013 by Sports Time Radio in Uncategorized
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Sports Time Radio has asked me to help everyone prepare for the 2013 season of Fantasy Football. I am going to release each week a mock draft. Our mock draft will be a 20 team mock draft and is a PPR league. I will release rounds 1-5. Then based on what has transpired in preseason I will adjust my rankings and redraft each week.

Before I release this week’s mock draft I want to update everyone on key injuries that will affect your draft.

1) Jeremy Maclin – Out for 2013 season

2) Dennis Pita – Out for 2013 season

3) Percy Harvin – Looks like surgery but the time table is not clear. I think it will be significant part of the season. Monitor this closely. He currently has been taken off my board until I see he can play this year.

4) Ben Roethlisberger – Soreness on in his surgically repaired right knee. Nobody has called this a setback, but it is worth watching. He has not fallen on my board yet. He remains number 14 on my board of fantasy QBs.

Let’s start round 1


Round 1




Adrian Peterson




Arian Foster




Doug Martin


Tampa Bay


Calvin Johnson




Marshawn Lynch




Jamel Charles




LeSean McCoy




Ray Rice




Brandon Marshall




Aaron Rogers


Green Bay


Matt Forte




Drew Brees




Payton Manning




Alfred Morris




CJ Spiller








Trent Richardson




Andre Johnson




Dez Byrant




Julio Jones



Round one is dominated by running backs. If you draft at the top of your draft the only decision you need to make is what running back you will take.

This is the deepest QB draft I can remember, so you can wait a little on this position. I do feel the top three QBs are worth taking in the middle to late first round.

Last year Calvin Johnson and Brandon Marshall scored as many points as the elite running backs did. These two wide receivers are worth taking in the top 10.

I will release round two on Monday 7/29.

Super Bowl picks

Posted: February 2, 2013 by Sports Time Radio in football, sports, Uncategorized
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Dan the Man and I are 7 – 3 through the playoffs, Mr. Fantasy is 5 – 5. This is it; here are our Super Bowl picks.

Dan the Man took San Francisco over Baltimore. Dan’s Final score San Francisco 34, Baltimore 17 and his M.V.P. is Colin Kaepernick.

I took Baltimore over San Francisco. My final score is Baltimore 30, San Francisco 28 and my M.V.P. is Ray Rice.

Mr. Fantasy took Baltimore over San Francisco. His final score Baltimore 31, San Francisco 28 and his M.V.P. is Joe Flacco.

I went out and got a couple of other opinion on the game from some other people you’ve heard on the show.

Pauly Thomaselli took San Francisco over Baltimore. Pauly’s final score San Francisco 42, Baltimore 17.

Schaumburg Stu took San Francisco over Baltimore. Stu’s final score San Francisco 27, Baltimore 13

Playoff picks week 2

Posted: January 12, 2013 by Sports Time Radio in football, sports, Uncategorized
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For the opening round of the playoffs I got all the game right 4 – 0. Mr. Fantasy went 3 – 1 and Dan the man was 2 – 2. Here’s what we came up with for this week.

Dan the Man picks are;

Denver over Baltimore

San Francisco over Green Bay

Atlanta over Seattle

New England over Houston

Mr. Fantasy picks are:

Denver over Baltimore

Green Bay over San Francisco

Atlanta over Seattle

New England over Houston

Here is what I came up with for this week.

Denver over Baltimore

Green Bay over San Francisco

Seattle over Atlanta

New England over Houston.

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Wild Card weekend picks

Posted: January 5, 2013 by Sports Time Radio in football, sports, Uncategorized
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The regular season wrapped up with Dan the Man and I going 12-4 while Mr. Fantasy went 11-5. I won the regular season picks going 161-80-1 for the season. Mr. Fantasy finished second with an overall record of 154-87-1 for the season. Dan the Man was third at 151-90-1 for the season.

We’re wiping the slate clean for the playoffs; so here are our picks for the 1st weekend.

Dan the Man has:

Houston over Cincinnati

Minnesota over Green Bay

Indianapolis over Baltimore

Seattle over Washington


Mr. Fantasy has:

Houston over Cincinnati

Green Bay over Minnesota

Indianapolis over Baltimore

Seattle over Washington


Here are my picks for this week.

Houston over Cincinnati

Green Bay over Minnesota

Baltimore over Indianapolis

Seattle over Washington

Last week we all had really good weeks led by Mr. Fantasy at 15-1; the best week of the year. I was 14-2 and Dan the Man went 13-3 last week. For the season I have the lead at 149-76-1; Mr. Fantasy is in second at 143-82-1 while Dan the Man is in third at 139-86-1.

A lot of agreement this week between the three of us; so here are the games we agreed on.

Atlanta over Tampa Bay

Buffalo over the Jets

Pittsburgh over Cleveland

Chicago over Detroit

Tennessee over Jacksonville

The Giants over Philadelphia

New Orleans over Carolina

Seattle over St. Louis

New England over Miami

Denver over Kansas City

San Diego over Oakland

The 49ers over Arizona

There where a few games we didn’t agree on; here they are.

I have Indianapolis, Mr. Fantasy and Dan the Man took Houston.

Dan  the Man has Minnesota, Mr. Fantasy and I have Green Bay.

Mr. Fantasy has Dallas, Dan the Man and I have Washington.

Mr. Fantasy has Cincinnati, Dan the Man and I have Baltimore.

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Start’em and Sit’em Week 16

Posted: December 24, 2012 by Sports Time Radio in football, sports
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Last week I told you

Quarterbacks Start’ems.

  • Tony Romo –26 of 43 for 416 yds 4 TDs
  • RG III-16 of 24 for 198 2 TD / 1 INT
  • Cam Newton- 18 of 29 for 170 yds 2 TDs / 1 INT
  • Joe Flacco –25 of 36 for 309 yds 3 TDs

Quarterback Sit’em

  • Matthew Stafford –37 for 56 443 yds 1 INT
  • Jay Cutler-12 of 26 for 146 1 TD
  • Ben Roethlisberger-9 of 18 for 84 yds 1 TD
  •  Colin Kaepernick-19 of 36 for 244 yds 1 TD / 1 INT

Running Back Start’em

  • Steven Ridley-18 for 84 yds
  • Alfred Morris-22 for 91 yds 1 TD
  • Chris Johnson-11 for 28yds
  • Jamaal Charles-22 for 226 yds 1 TD

Running Back Sit’ems

  • Steven Jackson-19 for 81 yds 1 TD
  • BenJarvus Green-15 for 14 yds
  • Trent Richardson-9 for 53 yds

Wide Receiver Start’em

  • Steve Smith-4 for 45 yds 1 TD.
  • Dez Bryant/Miles Austin- Saints-9 for 224 yds 2 TDs / 4 for 45 yds 1 TD
  •  Andre Johnson-7 for 97 yds
  • Cecil Shorts-6 for 54 yds

Wide Receiver Sit’em

  • Larry Fitzgerald-8 for 111 yds
  • Danario Alexander-3 for 69 1 TD
  • Mike Wallace-1 for 13 yds
  • Hakeem Nicks-Shut out!

Tight End Start’em

  • Greg Olsen-6 for 53 yds
  • Jason Witten– 6 for 60 yds
  • Heath Miller-3 for 45
  • Daniel Owen –3 for 27

Tight End Sit’em

  • Brandon Pettigrew– DNP
  • Antonio Gates– 2 for 44 yds 1 TD
  • Jermichael Finley-5 for 70 yds
  • Kyle Rudolph-3 for 39 yds 1 TD

Let me know how you like this and if you agree.  You can always get me @mrfanofsports or Email the show.

Picks for Week 16

Posted: December 23, 2012 by Sports Time Radio in football, sports, Uncategorized
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I’m a little late with our picks, but here they are. Last week Dan the man won again with an 11-4 record. Mr. Fantasy and I both tied at 8-7. For the year I am in the lead at 135-74-1; Mr. Fantasy is in second at 128-81-1. Dan the Man is making a late season charge and is 126-83-1.

Last night we all had Atlanta over Detroit; so as I start this we’re all 1-0.

Here are our Sunday picks.

What we agreed on.

Carolina over Oakland

Miami over Buffalo

New England over Jacksonville

Indianapolis over Kansas City

Washington over Philadelphia

St. Louis over Tampa Bay

San Diego over The Jets

Green Bay over Tennessee

Denver over Cleveland

Chicago over Arizona

A lot of agreement this week, but here’s are the games we split on.

Dan the Man has Dallas, Mr. Fantasy and I have New Orleans

Dan the Man has Pittsburgh, Mr. Fantasy and I have Cincinnati

Dan the Man has Dallas, Mr. Fantasy and I have Washington

I have the New York Giants, Mr. Fantasy and Dan the Man have Baltimore

Dan the Man has San Francisco, Mr. Fantasy and I have Seattle