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The NFL 2015 officially opened yesterday with a flurry of free agent signings some trades and even a couple of retirements. Now some of these moves had already been announced, but they couldn’t become official until March 10th. I think the transactions that surprised me the most were the trades that were made. The Detroit Lions acquired Haloti Ngata and a 7th round draft pick for a 4th and 5th round draft picks. Since Ndamukong Suh has agreed to terms with the Miami Dolphins the Lions need someone to fill his spot and they got Ngata to do that and it didn’t cost them a ton to do that. Most experts will tell you that the Seattle Seahawks need a threat in the receiving game. I think most experts thought it would be a wide receiver, but would they settle for one of the top tight ends in the NFL Seattle sent center Max Unger and their 2015 1st round draft choice to the New Orleans Saints for Graham  I’m not quite sure what the Philadelphia Eagles were thinking when they sent Nick Foles plus a 4th round pick in the 2015 draft and a 2nd round pick in 2016 for Sam Bradford and a 2015 5th round pick. Are the Eagles under the impression that Bradford will stay healthy with them. It had been reported that San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis was going to announce his retirement, but it was a bit of a surprise when Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker and Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds also announced their retirements yesterday. There where a bunch of free agent signings announced and I’m not going to go through and list them all for you. There will be a lot more to come as things move forward. It’s just interesting to me that with spring training moving along in baseball and both the NBA and NHL teams making playoff pushes the NFL found a way to rule the day in their off-season. Is the NFL the #1 sports league in America?

Would you believe that the hottest team in the NBA Eastern conference are the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers are on a six game winning streak and have moved into the #7 playoff seed. The Pacers put their winning streak on the line tomorrow (Thursday) when they take on the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks are currently in the #6 playoff seed and are four games ahead of the Pacers in the standings. I’m not sure if anyone had the Pacers making the playoffs this season when Paul George suffered that horrific injury playing for Team USA and there are rumors that George may return before the season ends. While I’m not sure if a return would be in George’s or the teams best interest, but it would be an emotionally lift for this team. Right now the Charlotte Hornets are holding on to the #8 seed in the Eastern conference and are one game behind the Pacers. The Miami Heat are the team on the outside looking in at the moment, but are just a half of a game behind Charlotte and a game and a half behind the Pacers. With a little over a month left in the NBA season these final two playoff spots look to be up for grabs between these three teams.

In the Western conference the team rolling along on a six game winning streak are the San Antonio Spurs. Are you surprised that at this time of the season the Spurs seem to be playing better? The Spurs also out their winning streak on the line Thursday night as they take on the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Spurs currently hold the #7 playoff seed in the Western conference, but they are just one game behind the Los Angeles Clippers for the #6 seed. San Antonio has a five game lead on the Oklahoma City Thunder who hold that 8th and final playoff spot. The Spurs are also just three games behind the Houston Rockets and if they catch them they could move up to a 4th or 5th playoff seed. The Spurs have had a very San Antonio type of season. They’ve had their share of injuries and of course Gregg Popovich has rested his veteran players when he thought they’ve needed it. Would you be surprised if San Antonio ends up in the Western conference finals or even the NBA finals when it’s all said and done.

Over in the NHL it looks like the Eastern conference might have it’s eight playoff team set. The top three in the Atlantic division Montreal Canadiens, Tampa Bay Lighting and Detroit Red Wings are in. The top three in the  Metropolitan division the New York Islanders, New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins are in. The two wild card spots look like they’ll go to the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins unless the Florida Panthers who are currently six points behind the Bruins or the Ottawa Senators who are seven points behind the Bruins can get on a roll the Eastern conference is all set.

Over in the Western conference there are still playoff spots up for grabs. While it looks like the Nashville Predators and the St. Louis Blues will get into the playoff out of the Central division, but the final division spot and the wild card position have three teams looking to fill those two spots. The Chicago Blackhawks hold the 3rd division spot right now with the Minnesota Wild as the wild card team. It’s the Winnipeg Jets who are 3 points behind the Wild and six points behind the Blackhawks are hanging onto the 2nd wild card spot, but just by one point over the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings are actually tied with the Calgary Flames for the 3rd playoff spot in the Pacific division, but the Flames own the tiebreaker. The San Jose Sharks are still hanging around looking for a wild card spot. The Sharks are three points behind the Kings and Flames, 4 four points behind the Jets and seven points behind the Wild. The Vancouver Canucks hold the 2nd spot in the Pacific division, but they only have a three point lead over the Flames and Kings. It looks like the only team safe in the Pacific division are the Anaheim Ducks who have an 11 point lead over the Canucks. We should be headed for quite a finish. With all these teams having about 15 games left any opportunity to pick up two points will be huge.

We’re doing are baseball previews on Sports Time Radio and today (Wednesday) at 5:00 pm Tim Kelly from Section215.com will join the podcast to preview the 2015 Philadelphia Phillies. The at 5:30 pm Matt Gajtka from CityofChampionsSports.com will come on the podcast to preview the Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 season.

You can listen to the Sports Time Radio podcast cast at BlogTalkRadio.com

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This Old Stub: Miami!

Posted: October 27, 2014 by Sports Time Radio in basketball, football, sports
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It has been a long time since I did one of these, you remember, This Old Stub. Obviously, I took that from good ole Bob Villa, i’m sure I just dated myself with that reference. Either way like all great tales, it starts with a reflection…Christmas 2013. The months preceding, my wife would periodically text me questions about sports but the one that stood out was when she asked me, what my favorite teams were and players on that team. So, in true Fanatic tradition, I threw out there: Carmelo Anthony, Joakim Noah, Brandon Marshall, Adrian Peterson, Adrian Gonzalez, Buster Posey, Patrick Kane and even Jonathan Quick. Christmas Eve comes and she decided to let me open my gift…I tear through the jingle bell paper and rip the top off the box, through the white tissue paper I see black and what looks to be red and orange? Confused I pull out a Dwayne Wade T-shirt and a snapback. If you read my previous blog from a couple years ago, Fitted Hats are bettter than Snapbacks, you’d know, I do not wear snapbacks at all, ever. She then looks at me, “There’s more.” I pull out an envelope with a homemade ticket that says Heat vs Pistons but we live in Chicago. That is when I discover that my gift is seeing the Miami Heat live and in color in Miami! To top it off it’s a work trip for her so am I going solo? Nope her 19 year old nephew is meeting us in Miami and going with me. Flash forward, we arrive in Miami and are put up in a plush resort with two pools and a private beach. Oh yeah, and golfing. Apparently, Dan Marino was at this resort once for a golf outing. It is Super Bowl Sunday and her company threw a Super Bowl Party! Yeah!!! Yea I wasnt all that excited about it because you know how those things go. Nobody is there to watch the game…Theyre just their for the food and social aspect. Me, I’m there to watch Peyton Manning win a Super Bowl. Not only that, here at Sports Time Radio, we make predictions each year on who will the Super Bowl. I chose Denver to go all the way, while Big Jack picked Seattle. I really wanted to see Denver win so that the Big Jack would have to buy me a Tshirt. Mind you, my wife made me buy her a Seahawks T because she likes their colors better. Once the game was over and the party wound down, I snatched up as many of the pennants I could off the tables to take as “souvenirs.”

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Monday morning, my wife is gone for work and my nephew, Justin and I go to the mall for lunch and hit the beach. Which if I had known, we’d be by a mall I would have waited to get my New Era 5950 Miami Heat Fitted Cap size 7 & 5/8 (In case you want to send me one). She returned the snapback because I would not ever ever ever wear it. Back to the hotel to shower and change, the concierge clapped for a taxi and $50 later we were in Miami, for $150 i could have had a car pick us up and wait for us but I saved the $50 for Heat merchandise. As we walk up to the American Airlines Arena, we see a bus pull into the garage, from what Justin could make out it was the Pistons but we were too late plus security wouldnt let us approach the bus. So, we take our pics in front of the stadium and wait out front for the doors to open. As we people watch, all walks of life are here to see the Heat and some of these people are very interesting like the 2 grown men in matching Addias polyester jump suits. We even met a die hard Seahawks fan from Canada, Eh. He really said Eh.

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Finally, the doors are open, as we get passed security, we are handed little mini poms, which Justin turned down…never turn down a free gift with no catch! Plus I love free gifts. Our tickets were up top, where the real fans sit. I say that because before attending this game, I did not know that it is Miami tradition to show up late and leave early. I can’t imagine what season tickets cost but I would want to get my money’s worth. When I got home, the first thing Big Jack asked me was, “Did the Heat fans show up late and leave early?” Hence, when I learned of this “tradition.” From where we sat, you could see all the action and as a plus we were on the stationery camera for TV, so the introductions were done facing us. Even though we were all the up top, you could still feel the Heat from the fire they used during the Heat’s introductions. Entertaining as it was designed to be as well as the whole experience surrounding the game. They had a DJ, which I thought was unique. He played music through the breaks which included a dance by the Heat Girls. This is where I discovered the “referee’s timeout.” But hey if a referee’s timeout is just going to bring out the Heat dancers, I’m not objecting. My favorite part was towards the end of the game, the hype crew came up to our section. These are generally the same guys that were warming up with the Heat before the game. They brought up the Big LeBron head and the letters H E A T. I was write by the T. They are the ones that get the crowd chanting “Let’s Go Heat!” & “Defense!” I have to be honest I turned into a little kid. If I was on TV or not, I don’t know but It was for lack of a better word, AWESOME! As I write this, LeBron has left for Cleveland, seemingly taking the Heat out the finals, I still recommend going to see the Heat at the American Airlines Arena. If you’re in Miami, just go there for any event. That place is amazing. Miami is truly an international city and it showed from the food they served. Now I am not sure if your ticket restricts you to your level but I saw everything from hot dogs to a Hibachi Grill. We ended up with the cheapest thing we could find $15 Sirloin Burgers, We spent so much time looking at everything, we ended up there. There were tons of different souvenirs, I settled on a Back to Back Championship T-shirt. How can you go wrong with Championship anything. If I lived in Miami, I may have wasted my money on the giant heads of the different players.

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Basketball is such a fast paced game, it’s difficult to break it down like you can with the MLB. The game went as any game does and being in Miami, there were some calls that went the Heat’s way. Big Jack and I have discussed how NBA refs can determine the outcome of the game with there calls by their mood. It’s not right but it happens and to be fair, Ive seen calls against the Heat on the road because it was the Heat. It was a great time, the Heat won, I was given a free pom pom from the Heat, got a championship Tshirt. It was a great time, I would definitely go back, and with Pat Riley I don’t think the Heat are out of the West just yet. Now, I’d really like to see them win, with out James. If you’re in Miami, Go! but for the next time I’m there it will be at Marlins game. I have to see that crazy bright green stadium.

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If you’ve listened to Sports Time Radio you know that we’re not a huge fan of the way the major league baseball All Star teams are selected. So I tried to have us put together our own All Star team. Dan the Man, Mr. Fantasy, Schaumburg Stu and I all made list of our All Stars. Here’s how we went about it. Each person ranked the top 3 players at 1st base, 2nd base, 3rd base, Shortstop and Catcher. We ranked 9 outfielders, 6 starting pitchers and 4 relievers. A player got 10 points for a 1st place vote. 8 points for a 2nd place vote. 6 points for a 3rd place vote and then 5 points, 4 points, 3 points, 2 points, 1 point and a half of a point for positions 4th through 9th. Here how are voting came out. The player’s point total is in parenthesis. Others getting votes will be listed.

National League

Catcher: Yader Molina (38)

Buster Posey (34) Wilin Rosario (12) Evan Gattis (12)

1st Baseman: Joey Votto (34) Paul Goldschimdt (34) Tie!

Adrian Gonzalez (16) Freddie Freeman (12)

2nd Baseman: Brandon Phillips (34) Matt Carpenter (34) Tie!

Marco Scutaro (16) Daniel Murphy (6) Jedd Gyroko (6)

Shortstop: Troy Tulowitzki (36)

Jean Segura (34) Everth Cabrera (26)

3rd Baseman: David Wright (36)

Pablo Sandoval (26) Michael Young (16) Ryan Zimmerman (12) Pedro Alvarez (6)

Outfield: Carlos Gonzalez (28), Carlos Beltran (18) Andrew McCutchen (15)

Dominic Brown (14) Carlos Gomez (14) Dexter Fowler (13) Hunter Pence (11) Michael Cuddyer (11) Bryce Harper (8) Justin Upton (7) Shin Shoo Choo (6) Ryan Braun (5) Gerardo Parra (5) Jay Bruce (4) Norichika Aoki (2) Starling Marte (1) Matt Holiday (1/2) Alfonso Soriano (1/2)

Starting Pitcher: Patrick Corbin (30)

Adam Wainwright (27) Jordan Zimmerman (23) Matt Harvey (22) Clayton Kershaw (13) Shelby Miller (11) Mike Minor (6) Cliff Lee (5) Jeff Locke (4) Travis Wood (3)

Relievers: Jason Grilli (40)

Edwin Mujica (22) Craig Kimbel (14) Rafael Sorinao (10) Aroldis Chapman (8) Sergio Romo (6) Mark Melancon (6)

American League

Catcher: Joe Mauer (40)

Carlos Santana (28) Jarrod Saltalamacchia (8) Matt Wieters (6) Salvador Perez (6)

1st Baseman: Chris Davis (40)

Prince Fielder (28) James Loney (14) Edwin Encarnacion (8) Adam Lind (6)

2nd Baseman: Dustin Pedroia (32)

Robinson Cano (28) Jose Altuve (16) Howie Kendrick (12) Jason Kipnis (8)

Shortstop: Jhonny Peralta (38)

J.J Hardy (32) Alexei Ramirez (8) Elvis Andrus (6) Jed Lowrie (6) Ben Zobrist (6)

3rd Baseman: Miguel Cabrera (40)

Adrian Beltre (16) Manny Machado (14) Josh Donaldson (14) Evan Longoria (12)

Outfielders: Mike Trout (33) Adam Jones (30) Tori Hunter (18)

Alex Rios (15) Coco Crisp (12) Jose Bautista (12) Nate McLouth (9 1/2) Alex Gordon (7) Brett Gardner (6 1/2) Jacoby Ellsbruy (6) Curtis Granderson (4) Nick Markakis (2) Melky Cabrera (1) Nelson Cruz (1) Mark Trumbo (1)

Starting Pitcher: Clay Buchholz (30)

Max Scherzer (27) Yu Darvish (23) Hisashi Iwakuma (16) Bartolo Colon (14) Justin Masterson (10) Justin Verlander (8) Felix Hernandez (7) Matt Moore (6) Chris Sale (3)

Relievers: Mariano Rivera (40)

Joe Nathan (24) Addison Reed (11) Aaron Crow (8) Tony Sipp (6) Jim Johnson (6) Andrew Bailey (6) Jessie Crain (5) Glen Perkins (5)

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My First ever NBA game and of course it’s a Bulls game. I could have only wished as a kid to go. I had friends that had gone to Bulls games during the dynasty. One of my friends even went to the playoffs against the Lakers and at 12 years old, his dad bought him a tee shirt that said with asterisks F**k LA. He wore it once to the roller rink and we were told to leave, so we walked down to the sports card store and hung out there till our ride came to get us. Anyways, I get a call from my cousin, “Hey you want to go to a Bulks game?” I told him I had no money and he told me no worries. He had free tickets from his mom who got them from work. Not only are they free but they are in a suite. Now not a bad way to go to my first basketball game, but it did spoil me. The free tickets also included premium parking. Free tickets for a suite and free parking, hopefully there’s free food also. There was but let’s just say it was free so I’m not complaining. Once we arrived to the suite level, I swear if you wanted, you could just walk into any other suite if you felt like it. Now you walk in and first thing I see is a private bathroom and coat closet. Small details but makes me feel like I’m spoiled. Once you turn the corner there’s a small kitchen, mainly with a sink mini fridge and top cabinets that your not supposed to go in but hey you shouldn’t have it unlocked if you don’t want me to open it. A small buffet table is set up with fancy platters but the food inside not so fancy. There was a small lounge but to get to the seating through the glass door and there’s three rows of seating. Sit where you want, so of course, I go straight to the front. I immediately notice that our section is directly behind the cheerleaders. So all game the minute a Pom Pom shakes my eyes are off the court and on them. I’ll be honest with everything being free including the beer and I’m not driving so who cares and that’s why I don’t remember too much about my first Bulls game. I do know it was a blast and I couldn’t have asked for a better time, especially when the desert cart showed up. Now apparently you were only supposed to take one desert but no one told me that. I picked the biggest brownie Sunday and took a large fancy chocolate chip cookie. I encourage my cousins to do the same. Desert was great, the game was great everything was great about this game. Couldn’t have asked for a better time, thanks SuperBad (my cousin). I do plan on going this Easter, so should put together a much better blog about my experience, Rose probably wont be back and they might not be that great but I’m expecting to still have great time.

“Dan the Man”

Start-em / Sit-em week 16.

Posted: December 22, 2012 by Sports Time Radio in football, sports
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Hoping your still in, most people have been eliminated by now.

Quarterbacks Start’ems.

  • Tony Romo –The Saints give up 287 yds passing a game.  Tony Romo will have a big day and keep his playoff hopes alive for one more week.
  • RG III-The Eagles are 13th against the pass, but nothing left to play for.  RGIII is trying to get his team into the playoffs and is a good play this weekend.
  • Cam Newton- Oakland is 27th against the pass.
  • Joe Flacco –The Giants are 28th against the pass.  F

Quarterback Sit’em

  • Matthew Stafford –Falcons give up yds thru the air, but the Lions offense seems to be sputtering.  Nothing left to play for, I don’t think this changes.
  • Jay Cutler-Bad System!!!!
  • Ben Roethlisberger-Bengals secondary is tough, Steelers have struggled the last two weeks.
  •  Colin Kaepernick-Faces a very good, big and physical secondary.

Running Back Start’em

  • Steven Ridley-Has scored a TD in five of his last 6 games and is seeing lots a carries.
  • Alfred Morris-He is a work horse and has good match up this week against an average run defense.
  • Chris Johnson-Has had 100 or more total yds 7 times.  Green Bay can give up yds on the ground.
  • Jamaal Charles-Has had 100 or more total yds 8 times has broken 150 yds 3 times.  He faces a below average rushing defense and scores big.

Running Back Sit’ems

  • Steven Jackson-TB does not give up yds on the ground.  St Louis will throw early and often.
  • BenJarvus Green-Ellis-Steelers are 4th against the rush and the Bengals are not a great rushing team.
  • Ryan Mathews-Bust this year!
  • Trent Richardson-Denver is 2nd against the rush.

Wide Receiver Start’em

  • Steve Smith-Good match up against a bad Raiders team.
  • Dez Bryant/Miles Austin- Saints can’t play defense except against the Bucs.
  •  Andre Johnson-Has average 131 yds a game over the last 7 weeks.
  • Cecil Shorts-He gets his targets every game.

Wide Receiver Sit’em

  • Larry Fitzgerald-Bad team, No offense.
  • Danario Alexander-J-E-T-S, JETS, JETS, JETS play defense, Nothing else!
  • Mike Wallace-Bengals secondary is tough.
  • Hakeem Nicks-Can’t get my finger on the pulse of the Giants.  I’m staying away!!!

Tight End Start’em

  • Greg Olsen-
  • Jason Witten– I’m starting all Cowboys this week.
  • Heath Miller-He should see a lot of targets this week.
  • Daniel Owen –Good offense against soft pass defense

Tight End Sit’em

  • Brandon Pettigrew– Not the number 1 targeted TE on the team.
  • Antonio Gates– Bust this year
  • Jermichael Finley-Bust this year
  • Kyle Rudolph-Inconsistent in the 2nd half and faces tough defense.

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

We are in playoffs now.  Hope you made the cut, and I would say stay with what got you there.  If you have decisions that need to be made, maybe this will help you.

Quarterbacks Start’ems.

  • Eli Manning – It’s December and the Giants win.  Falcons are 17th against the pass and Eli has thrown for 8 TD’s in previous 3 games.
  • Cam Newton-Faces bad San Diego Defense.
  • Russell Wilson- Has averaged two TD’s and only thrown 1 INT over the last 5 games.  He plays a soft Buffalo pass defense
  • Matthew Stafford –Arizona already has given up.  Detroit is a dangerous team thru the air.

Quarterback Sit’em

  • Andrew Luck –Has thrown 8 TD’s and 10 INT’s over the last 5 games.  He faces a tough defense that is going to prove last week was a bump in the road.
  • Jay Cutler-Bear’s system is bad.
  • Tony Romo- Was subpar against a good Bengals defense, now faces a great Pittsburg defense that must win this week if they are going to make the playoffs.
  •  Colin Kaepernick-This is the biggest game in his NFL career and he faces the best team in the NFL.  I think he is going to be glad NFL players have short memories this week.

Running Back Start’em

  • Steven Jackson-has been a good play the last 5 weeks and this trend continues against the Vikings average run defense.
  • Alfred Morris-He has proven when the offense leans on him he produces.  This week looks like they will need to with RGIII’s injury.
  •  Frank Gore-Needs 30 yds to break the franchise rushing record.  He faces one of the worst rush defense and should have solid production this week.
  • C.J. Spiller– Fred Jackson is out this week and Seattle is 22nd against the rush.

Running Back Sit’ems

  • Chris Johnson-Jets can play defense.
  • Demarco Murray- Pittsburg gives up the fewest rushing yds.
  • Ryan Mathews– He is on my list of biggest busts this year.  He has 1 rush TD this year and has only broke 90 yds rushing once.
  • Doug Martin-You must start him, but Drew Brees against the worst pass defense in the NFLTampa Bay may need to abandon the run to keep up.

Wide Receiver Start’em

  • Cecil Shorts-Number 1 target in Jacksonville.  He will get plenty of targets this week against Miami.
  • Hakeem Nicks- Now that he has returned he has seen 10 targets a game.  This is the time of year the Giants play their best football.
  •  Chris Givens-I know he only had 3 receptions last week, but he was targeted 10 times.  He will be thrown to early and often.
  • Greg Jennings-Next man up with Jordy Nelson out.  Greg Jennings will step in and have a great game.

Wide Receiver Sit’em

  • Larry Fitzgerald-Write him off for the rest of the year.
  • Stevie Johnson-Seattle is 4th against the pass. Big Jack you have over valued this guy all year.
  • Torrey Smith-He disappears against good defenses.  This week is Denver and they have a great passing defense.
  • Dez Bryant- Has a broken finger and faces a great defense this week.

Tight End Start’em

  • Greg Olsen-TD in previous 2 games.
  • Martellus Bennett– TD in previous 2 games
  • Kyle Rudolf-Rebounds from bad game against Chicago.  Had a TD in previous 3 games.
  • Heath Miller – 5 for 66 yds

Tight End Sit’em

  • Brandon Pettigrew– Not getting a lot of looks
  • Antonio Gates– Packed it up.
  • Jermichael Finley-Not playing good
  • Owen Daniels-Bust alert, been in a funk last 3 weeks

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

Week 14 was crazy.

We saw many blow outs and several teams didn’t show up this week in big situations.

Steelers, Texans, Falcons, Bears and Bengals all choked.

Can I stop hearing Tampa Bay and making the playoffs?  Will the Bears even make the playoffs after dropping another one?

Accountability time, I told you this is what you should do last week.  Let’s see how I did.

Quarterbacks Start’ems.

  • Eli Manning – 22 of 35 for 259 4 TDs/2 INTs
  • Joe Flacco-16 of 21 for 182 3 TDs/1 INT
  • Andrew Luck- 16 of 34 for 196 1 TD/ 2 INT
  • Matthew Stafford –27 of 45 for 264 1 TD/1 INT

Quarterback Sit’em

  • Phillip Rivers –21 of 41 for 200 3 TDs
  • Jay Cutler-22 of 44 for 1 TD / 2 INTs
  • Tony Romo- 25 of 43 for 268 1 TD/1 INT
  •  Russell Wilson-7 of 13 for 148 1 TD/1 INT

Running Back Start’em

  • Steven Jackson-19 for 64 yds 1 TD
  • Jamaal Charles-18 for 165 yds 1 TD
  •  Chris Johnson-19 for 44 yds
  • Ben Jarvus Green-Elis– 12 for 89 yds

Running Back Sit’ems

  • Bryce Brown-12 for 6 yds
  • Reggie Bush 14 for 65 yds
  • Ryan Mathews– 25 for 65 yds
  • Steven Ridley 18 for 72 yds / 1 TD

Wide Receiver Start’em

  • Hakeem Nicks-4 for 67 yds 1 TD
  • Jeremy Maclin- 9 for 104 yds 1 TD
  •  Chris Givens-3 for 25 yds
  • Torrey Smith-1 for 21 yds

Wide Receiver Sit’em

  • Larry Fitzgerald-1 for 2 yds
  • Stevie Johnson-6 for 71 yds
  • Brian Hartline-2 for 34 yds
  • Steve Smith(Car)- 7 for 109 yds

Tight End Start’em

  • Owen Daniels-2 for 24 yds
  • Jason Witten-4 for 62 yds
  • Jermaine Gresham-4 for 43 yds
  • Heath Miller – 5 for 66 yds

Tight End Sit’em

  • Brandon Pettigrew– 3 for 43  1 TD
  • Antonio Gates– 3 for 31 yds
  • Jermichael Finley-2 for 16 yds
  • Brent Celek-1 for 1 yd

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

Week 14 Start’em and Sit’em

Posted: December 8, 2012 by Sports Time Radio in Uncategorized
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Week 14 has a lot of great story lines.

Who will separate themselves in the Rookie of the year race?  I see it as a three horse race between Luck, RGIII and Wilson.

Is this the AFC championship preview?  New England hosts the Texans in what should be a great game.

Can the Steelers keep their playoff dreams alive?  The last spot comes down to Bengals and Steelers.

Now Which is the better division, all year everyone proclaimed the NFC as the better division, but I don’t see it that way anymore.

Let’s get into this week’s Fantasy Start’em and Sit’em

Quarterbacks Start’ems.

  • Eli Manning – Big day against a bad Tampa Defense and it is December.  Look for the Gaints to get really hot down the stretch.
  • Joe Flacco-Washington has a bad pass defense.  Ranked 31st against the pass, Flacco has a great afternoon.
  • Andrew Luck- Will be rookie of the year and we are watching something special developing this season in Indy, add in a bad Tennessee team=big afternoon.
  • Matthew Stafford –Has the best receiver in the NFL and Green Bay gives up yards thru the air.

Quarterback Sit’em

  • Phillip Rivers –Nothing left to play for and faces best defense in the NFL.
  • Jay Cutler-Great QB, bad system faces decent defense means bad numbers
  • Tony Romo- Bengals pass defense is under rated.  Romo will have trouble moving the ball.
  •  Russell Wilson-Is now in the Rookie of the year conversation after beating the Bears.  He will have a tough night against the Cardinals.

Running Back Start’em

  • Steven Jackson-87 rushes/369 yds/1 TD over the last 4 games.  This includes 2 games against the 49ers.  Buffalo is 30th against the rush, expect his production to be high.
  • Jamaal Charles-K.C has found its rushing attack. Charles has Averaged 105 yds a game over the last 4.  Lokk for this to continue this week.
  •  Chris Johnson- He has struggle the last 2 weeks, but he a colts defense that is not very good against the rush.  He gets things back on track this week.
  • Ben Jarvus Green-Elis– Faces a middle of the road rush defense and they will be keying in on A.J. Green and the pass defense.

Running Back Sit’ems

  • Bryce Brown-I know he has been putting up BIG numbers since starting, but this week he faces the best run defense.
  • Reggie Bush Faces 3rd rank rush defense
  • Ryan Mathews– he has been struggling on posting 53 yds a game and 0 TDs over the past 5 games.  Now he faces the number defense in the NFL.
  • Steven Ridley Has scored in his last 4 games.  Houston is stout against the run and Ridley will have a tough night.

Wide Receiver Start’em

  • Hakeem Nicks-Faces the 30th rank pass defense.
  • Jeremy Maclin- Faces worst Pass Defense in the NFL.
  •  Chris Givens-20 targets/16 Rec/207 yds/1 TD over the last 2 games.  This continues against Buffalo’s middle of the road pass Defense.
  • Torrey Smith-He is being targeted a minimum of 8 times a game over the last 4 games combined with the NFL’s worst pass defense.  He should put up good numbers this week.

Wide Receiver Sit’em

  • Larry Fitzgerald-He is one of the best receivers in the NFL, but no QB and a tough physical Seattle defense means another bad night.
  • Stevie Johnson-His production has been up over the last 4 games, but the Rams defense is better than they get credit for.  It will be tough game for him.
  • Brian Hartline-Faces 2nd best pass Defense
  • Steve Smith(Car)- 6 for 52 YDs when he faced Atlanta in September.  Atlanta is looking to clinch the number 1 seed.  His numbers will be similar to last time.

Tight End Start’em

  • Owen Daniels-Great situation against New England.
  • Jason Witten-Romo will be looking for his check down all night.
  • Jermaine Gresham-Who be open a lot
  • Heath Miller – Big Ben returns

Tight End Sit’em

  • Brandon Pettigrew– Not the main Tight end anymore.
  • Antonio Gates– They’ve packed it in
  • Jermichael Finley-Over rated
  • Brent Celek-not been productive

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Week 11 Start’em and Sit’em

Posted: November 17, 2012 by Sports Time Radio in Uncategorized
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Week 11 shapes up to have some high scores put up by fantasy players.

Trade deadlines in most leagues have come and gone.  Hope you improved your team for the stretch run.

Quarterbacks Start’ems.

  • Robert Griffin III – Eagles defense has been struggling since firing their Defensive coordinator.
  • Matt Schaub has a favorable match up this week.
  • Andrew Luck- look for a shoot out this week.
  • Carson Palmer – has thrown for 300 yds 4 of the last 5 weeks.  This week he gets the Saints and his success continues.

Quarterback Sit’em

  • Phillip Rivers – has only topped 300 yds 2 times this year.  Last time he faced Denver he threw 4 picks.
  • Joe Flacco Faces number one defense in the NFL.
  • Alex Smith Bears are tough thru the air.  The 49ers will ride Gore all night.
  •  Sam Bradford Jets do one thing good.  Bradford will have tough night.

Running Back Start’em

  • Steven Ridley– The colts have their hands full stopping this New England offense.  Ridley will be very productive against a Colts rushing D that is in the bottom third of the league.
  • Jamaal Charles and the chiefs running attack looked impressive last week against a tough Steelers defense.  This week against an average Bengals rushing defense he has another good week.
  • Alfred Morris faces a bad Eagles team.  He will see lots of carries and rack up yds.  Just wish he found the end zone more often.
  • Frank Gore– Bears faced the best rushing attack of the year last week and gave up over 100 yds.  This week Frank Gore will repeat this feat.

Running Back Sit’ems

  • Ray Rice is always a must start, but Steelers defense will slow him down.  Look for his production to be below average for him.
  • Shonn Greene The rams are middle of the road against the rush, but since the Jets are 1 dimensional they will stop the run and force Sanchez to beat them with his arm.
  • Rashard Jennings has not rushed for more than 60 yds this year.
  • Vick Ballard has been ineffective this year.  It continues this week in a shoot out against New England.

Wide Receiver Start’em

  • James Jones Has 8 TDs in 9 games.  He seems to find the end zone, look for this to continue.
  • Andrea Johnson faces the Jaguars.  They will struggle to stop the run and look for the pass game and Johnson to benefit.
  •  Steve Smith (Car) – should see lots of targets against the worst pass defense in the NFL.
  • Denarius Moore Great opportunity against a soft Saints Defense.

Wide Receiver Sit’em

  • Vincent Jackson seems to disappear.  He is averaging 3 Receptions a game in the last 5 games.
  • Mike Wallace No big Ben = offensive issues this week.
  • Danny Amendola Jets do one thing good, stop the pass.  Look for him to have a tough night.
  • Torrey Smith has averaged 3 receptions a game this year, but TDs has kept him relevant.  Don’t expect him to see the end zone this week.

Tight End Start’em

  • Antonio Gates is not getting a lot of receptions, but he is getting TDs.  He has 4 over the last 4 weeks.  Look for this to continue.
  • Jason Witten Continues to get lots of targets.
  • Jermaine Gresham continues to be a big part of the Bengals offense.
  • Heath Miller – Will be the safety net for Byron Leftwich.

Tight End Sit’em

  • Dwayne Allen only 2 TDs this year, not very productive
  • Dustin Keller Jets can’t move the ball thru the air.
  • Jermichael Finley continues to be irrelevant.
  • Brent Celek Part of a bad offense.

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

Start’em Sit’em Results Week 10

Posted: November 13, 2012 by Sports Time Radio in football
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Week 10 is now in the books and you need to start preparing for week 11 and the rest of the season.

We had major injuries in week 10 so if you have any of the following players monitor their status this week.

  • Michael Vick
    • Nick Foles may take over if he plays well.  If you own Michael Vick you may be without him for the rest of the year.
    • Jay Cutler
    • Ben Roethlisberger
    • Alex Smith
    • Julio Jones
    • Ahmad Bradshaw
    • Fred Jackson
    • Brandon Myers
    • Domenik Hixon
    • Blaine Gabbert

Trade deadline in most leagues is approaching.  Making a move now could be the difference between having a good run in the playoffs or not making it.

It’s accountability time for my suggestions last week.

I told you:

Quarterbacks Start’ems.

  • Matt Ryan 34 of 52 411 yds 3 TDS / 1 Int – 31.7 pts
  • Tony Romo 19 of 26 209 yds 2 TDS – 18.4 pts
  • Matthew Stafford 28 of 42 for 329 yds 3 TDS / 1 Int – 28.7
  • Carson Palmer 29 of 45 for 368 yds 2 TDS / 1 Int – 24.4

 

Quarterback Sit’em

  • Christian Ponder 24 of 32 for 221 2 TDS – 21.5 pts
  • Michael Vick 6 of 9 for 70 yds 1 TD – 8.2 pts
  • Matt Schaub 14 of 26 pts 95 yds 1 TD / 2 Int – 6.7 pts
  •  Jay Cutler 7 of 14 40 yds 0 TD / 2 Int – 3.7 pts

Running Back Start’em

  • Steven Ridley 22 Rushes 98 yds / 1 TD – 15.8 pts
  • C.J Spiller 9 Rushes 70 yds / 4 Rec 61 yds – 17.1 Pts
  • Willis McGahee 14 Rushes 56 yds / 4 Rec 33 yds – 11.9 Pts
  • Frank Gore 21 Rushes 97 Yds 1 TD / 3 Rec 18 yds – 20.5 Pts

Running Back Sit’ems

  • Jamaal Charles 23 Rushes 100 yds 1 TD – 16 Pts
  • Shonn Greene 15 rushes 58 yds / 1 Rec  – 7.3 pts
  • Steven Jackson 29 Rushes 101 yds / 2 Rec 26 yds – 20.7 pts
  • Fred Jackson 16 Rushes 80 yds / 4 Rec – 26.5 pts

Wide Receiver Start’em

  • Vincent Jackson 5 Rec 59 yds – 10.9 pts
  • Miles Austin 2 Rec 32 yds – 5.2 pts
  •  Brian Hartline 8 Rec 79 yds – 15.9 pts
  • Denarius Moore 4 Rec 90 yds 1 TD – 19 pts

Wide Receiver Sit’em

  • Steve Smith 1 Rec 19 yds – 3.1 pts
  • Stevie Johnson 6 Rec 86 Yds – 14.6 pts
  • Andre Johnson 4 Rec 35 yds – 7.5 pts
  • Hakeem Nicks  9 Rec 75 Yds – 16.5 pts

Tight End Start’em

  • Antonio Gates 4 Rec 57 yds 1 TD – 15.7 Pts
  • Jason Witten 8 Rec 47 yds – 12.7 Pts
  • Dustin Keller 3 Rec 47 yds – 7.7 pts
  • Brandon Pettigrew 3 Rec 32 yds 1 TD – 12.2

Tight End Sit’em

  • Kyle Rudolph 7 Rec 64 yds 1 TD – 19.4
  • Greg Olsen 9 Rec 102 yds 2 TDs – 31.2 pts
  • Scott Chandler 5 Rec 65 yds 1 TD – 17.5 pts
  • Brent Celek 3 Rec 31 yds – 6.1 pts

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