Month: September 2021

September 30, 2021

WEEK 4 ADENTRO Y AFUERA, IT’S ALMOST LIKE A NOVELA

The NFL and those who cover it like to create a fair amount of drama to the level of a classic boxing match. Remember when those used to be such a big deal that an event would be created in the middle of the week? Maybe not, because that was back in the 1970s when Muhammad Ali had his share of great bouts, and then Sugar Ray Leonard and others would have their own battles in the ’80s. Promoters eventually wised up and scheduled those fights on the weekend, with MMA taking it to new heights in modern times.

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September 28, 2021

WEEK 4 LOS PEEKUPS, RELAX, DON’T DO IT

At the risk of making myself look ancient in the fantasy football space, I graduated high school in the ’80s. 1985 to be exact, and I’m a proud graduate of Alemany High School here in the San Fernando Valley.

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September 26, 2021

WEEK 3 DFS, FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS

This is going to be a different intro. Nothing specific to football, fantasy, Mexican food, culture, childhood or big families. This is about a man who followed his dream until his life got cut short.

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September 24, 2021

WEEK 3 ADENTRO Y AFUERA, IS ANYONE LEFT?

Are there any players healthy enough to start after all the injuries? Hopefully those fantasy managers who drafted Christian McCaffrey have come back from their “I have the worst luck” tirades to see what they can do to salvage the week and the season going forward.

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September 21, 2021

WEEK 3 LOS PEEKUPS & PUROS DESMADRES

Are there going to be any QBs left by the time we get to Week 18? Here’s a list of the walking wounded among the signal callers: Carson Wentz (ankles, plural), Derek Carr (ankle, singular), Tua Tagovailoa (ribs), Tyrod Taylor (hamstring), Ben Roethlisberger (chest), Baker Mayfield (left arm), Andy Dalton (knee).

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September 17, 2021

WEEK 2 ADENTRO Y AFUERA & GETTING BACK INTO THE SWING

Familia, you’ve all known that baseball was my first love. Really, the Dodgers. And that football – and the Rams – came a close second less than 6 months later. That’s why the beginning of football season always feels a little disjointed, because baseball is getting into the pennant race (and next month the playoffs).

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September 14, 2021

LOS PEEKUPS, WEEK 2

First off, a little bit of explaining regarding the title of this weekly feature. When I was growing up, my father (en paz descanse) had a 1972 Ford Truck. It was yellow, sturdy as hell and it was pretty cool to be picked up from baseball practice because I didn’t feel like I had to worry about dirt getting on the floor.

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September 13, 2021

WK 1 (OVER)REACTIONS, LAS REACCIONES

Ay Dios Mio, how cool was it to have a slate full of NFL games on a Sunday? The action did its best to match that incredible Thursday night opener between the Buccaneers and Cowboys. There were close games (Bengals beating the Vikings in OT, 27-24) and unexpected blowouts (Saints destroying the Packers, 38-3). That means that it’s easy to get crazy over the first week of real football in seven months. Pump the brakes, said all who have Aaron Rodgers and Ezekiel Elliott on their rosters. Here are 11 storylines that really stood out, with brake-pumping when necessary. Salud!

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September 11, 2021

WEEK 1 DFS STRATEGY SESSION

I’ve seen it so many timLike with Adentro y Afuera, I’m so psyched for the return of football and what became my 2020 obsession: DFS. Primo Ricky kept prodding me on, inviting me to private tournaments until I relented. 

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September 9, 2021

WEEK 1 ADENTRO Y AFUERA, 2021 NFL SEASON KICKOFF. VAMONOS!


In a year when the RBs were far from exciting outside of a few players, the NFL Draft happened and it did not Orale, the 2021 NFL season is here! Vamonos! Everything we’ve been working toward kicks off with the Cowboys traveling to Tampa to see the Bucs received by their fans in what will be a raucous Raymond James Stadium.

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