Shiva Season: Week 3 Must Have Stars and Diamond Players

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Different variations of the old adage “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone,” kept popping into my head this week. With all the dumbassery (props to the Lex and Terry show for that word) that has come out not just this week, but all season about football players at both the college (Jameis Winston) and pro level (Ray Rice, Ray McDonald, Adrian Peterson), it just seemed like a fitting phrase. Not to mention the injuries that piled up in week 2 for many teams.

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Geeks of Gridiron: Week 3 – Setting the Pace

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photo courtesy of examiner.com

Week 2 Review
Week 1 ended with everyone within two games of each other. After two weeks, the lineup is still the same, with two games still separating the leaders from the bottom feeders of the group. Nobody was able to stand out as the best record for week 2 was 8-8, accomplished by B Hyphen and the rookie Diamond Jim. The .500 performances was enough to put both into the four way tie for first. The reigning champ and Nocturne Tom Deja, both of which led after week 1, went 7-9 in week 2 and are the other two fighting on the top step of the ladder with B Hyphen and the rookie. The Buzz-Saw and Triple S also went 7-9, while the Howitzer double G had a case of bad choices, going 6-10. He’ll look for some medication to remedy the problem in week 3.

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Geeks of Gridiron: Week 2 – The Champ Reigns Supreme

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Week 1 Review
The reigning champ picked up where he left off last season, atop the leaderboard, as he went 10-6. Deja also went 10-6, giving the reigning champ some much needed competition. The two rookies, Diamond Jim and Howitzer sit in a four way tie for third with the Buzz-Saw and B Hyphen (all 9-7), while Triple S (8-8) is already playing catchup for the second straight season. With 16 weeks left and all combatants within two picks, the minister of the tricycle is still within reach of everyone.

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Shiva Season: Fantasy Football Must Have’s and Diamonds of week 2

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photo courtesy of thenerdmachine.com

I make no bones about the fact that football season is my favorite time of year. It gives a special sense of optimism that ultimately turns into despair that only the truest of Browns fans can endure yet enjoy. It also brings about a lot of enthusiastic fantasy players creating the ultimate team. For many, it’s not just football season. No sir, this is Shiva Season. (Thank you FX for creating The League!)

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Geeks of Gridiron: Introductions and Week 1 – Choose Wisely

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Football has returned for another season, and so has the trike crew, ready to battle each other in the ultimate underground pick ‘em league where buzz-saws force deep incisions, monsters prey on their “frenemies” and the rest play Rambo, looking for the right time to strike. In other words, a group of friends choose the winner of every NFL game every week during the regular season for bragging rights.

The second season of GoG saw a 1st year picker become the minister of the tricycle. Will the same hold true for the third season?  Five of his closest foes don’t “Bo-lieve” so.

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One Season In Cleveland: Analyzing the Browns Free Agency Moves

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photo courtesy of msn.foxsports.com

I’ve been sitting on this article for a while now, but with the draft looming in the near future, now is the best time to finish the article. I want to also note that all my salary info was verified through the following sites: overthecap.com, spotrac.com and rotoworld.com. So without further ado…

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One Season In Cleveland: Free Agency and the NFL Draft

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photo by clevelandbrowns.com

Welcome back to my feature about my hypothetical run as General Manager of my beloved Cleveland Browns. The first installment included me talking about making sure the front office created a clear-cut gameplan for the organization as well as making a couple brief points on some of the roster decisions for the upcoming season. This time around, I’m going to go more in-depth about free agency and the draft. Continue reading

One Season In Cleveland: If I Was In Charge

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Anyone who follows sports knows that there has been a huge whirlwind swirling over Lake Erie and the Cleveland Browns organization. From the outside looking in, owner Jimmy Haslem seems to have proven his ineptitude to run an NFL organization (I’m not going to speculate how inept his other business may or may not be run, but there is that question in my head). Since it seems that any Joe Schmoe halfwit fool can run the organization, I figured why not write about what I would do hypothetically if I was in charge of my beloved Browns. Continue reading

Bad Aces: Introduction Into Why I Play Poker

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What is it that makes poker so alluring? Is it the game itself, the psychological warfare between tables full of people? Or is it simply the money one can obtain just by sitting at a table throwing a few measly chips around? Continue reading

Anthony’s Articulated Arguments: 30 Years Doesn’t Serve the Victims Justice!

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“Jerry Sandusky is a GREAT man,” said absolutely no one following his sentencing Tuesday. For those that don’t remember, Sandusky is the Penn State assistant coach who was charged with 45 counts of child sexual abuse. Yes, that does bear repeating, Jerry Sandusky was charged with forty-five counts of child sexual abuse. Mr. Sandusky spent his glorious day of reckoning, where he learned he was sentenced to “no less than 30 years and more than 60 years” behind bars; pleading innocence, according to multiple articles. Continue reading