Month: January 2022

January 27, 2022

NFL CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND, REMATCH FOR SUPER BOWL SHOTS

I remember the ending of the original Rocky. It was at the culmination of 15 grueling rounds that was inspired by the near-death experience that was Ali-Frazier III, aka the Thrilla in Manila. Sorry, I just realized I referenced that last week. But at the end of the movie’s epic battle, Apollo Creed, his ribs broken, but his spirit barely intact, yelled into Rocky’s ear, “Ain’t gonna be no rematch.” Rocky said he didn’t want one. Well, for the NFL Championship round of the playoffs, just one step from the Super Bowl, we get not just one, but two rematches.

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January 21, 2022

NFL DIVISIONAL ROUND DFS, THE GREATEST WEEKEND OF FOOTBALL

About 20 years ago, I read Peter King’s recap of the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs in Sports Illustrated. He called it the greatest weekend of football all year. I hadn’t thought of it at the time, because I was focused on the games, but he was 100% right.

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January 14, 2022

SUPER WILDCARD WEEKEND DFS, DID SOMEONE SAY PLAYOFFS?!

Playoffs?! Can someone cue up Jim Mora’s YouTube rant? I love this time of year. I remember when I worked in baseball, no matter how tired you were after the six-month crucible that was the season, everyone in the front office always found that extra gear in the postseason to match the players. It’s the same thing now.

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January 8, 2022

WEEK 18 DFS, LOCO WEEK STILL WITH CALIENTE PLAYS

Week 18 is crazy. Una locura as we’d say in Spanish. It reminds me of those late-season baseball games when teams that are out of the pennant race are playing minor leaguers to see what they might have for the next season. And those teams that have already clinched are sitting their studs to freshen them up for the playoffs. At best, you get an at-bat followed by a seat on the bench.

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