2021 Season

October 19, 2021

WEEK 7, LOS PEEKUPS, WHEN YOU HAVE TO SIT YOUR STUDS

When bye weeks started to come into play in the early 1990s, we all hated it when we had to sit our stud players for even a game during the season. Looking back on an era when we played TD-only scoring, it seemed like star players were fewer and further between, so when they had to take a seat it just seemed to hurt more.

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October 15, 2021

WEEK 6 ADENTRO Y AFUERA, AVOID THE TRAPS

This is a week that worries me. There are traps all around. It’s a perfect storm of the start of bye weeks, injuries and good players going on the road into what could be tough matchups.

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October 15, 2021

WHERE WERE YOU WHEN KIRK GIBSON HIT HIS 1988 WORLD SERIES HOME RUN?

Where were you? People ask this question with national and worldwide life-altering events. The JFK assasination. The Beatles on Ed Sullivan. Neil Armstrong’s moon landing. 9/11. For these and other memorable moments, where we were and who we were with are just as ingrained in our consciousness as the events themselves.

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October 12, 2021

WEEK 6, LOS PEEKUPS, IT’S BYE, BYE, BYE TIME

Familia, this is when we’re all tested as fantasy managers. We do our best not to panic and dive deep when our top picks go on a bye, bye, bye. And sometime those players even pay off. In 2016, I had Martellus Bennett going in Week 5 because of byes and injuries. In my flex on a team that already had a TE starting. What did he do? He got me 6 catches for 67 yard and 3 TDs! You think I won that week because of him?

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October 8, 2021

WEEK 5 ADENTRO Y AFUERA, LESSONS LEARNED

Familia, we’re about the quarter point in the 2021 season. What have we learned? Don’t bet against Tom Brady vs. Father Time. Sam Darnold needed a change of scenery, and has been reborn as a dual-threat QB. Derrick Henry has caught more passes than Alvin Kamara. A great TE is as valuable as any top RB in Fantasy Football.

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October 6, 2021

CLAYTON & MATTHEW: TEAMMATES & FRIENDS BEGINNING IN 2ND GRADE, CLAYTON KERSHAW & MATTHEW STAFFORD RISE TO THE HIGHEST LEVELS

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is published with permission by the Los Angeles Dodgers. It first appeared in Dodgers Magazine in May 2009. Major League Baseball trademarks and copyrights are used with permission of Major League Baseball. Visit MLB.com.

Marianne Kershaw was sitting in the stands watching her 7-year-old son Clayton’s youth soccer team play an exhibition during halftime of a Dallas Sidekicks game in the mid-1990s, when a familiar-looking blonde-haired, mop-topped, gangly youngster scored an acrobatic goal. Thinking it was her son from her distant vantage point, she got up and did what any parent would do.

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October 5, 2021

WEEK 5 LOS PEEKUPS, ALMOST THE QUARTER TURN & HELLO BASEBALL POSTSEASON

I love it when we have 4 games in the books in the NFL season. At this point there is plenty of information to see what preseason projections are coming true – Justin Herbert stepping forward among the elite QBs – and which ones may have been overblown – Kyle Pitts breaking the long-held narrative that rookie TEs don’t excel from the jump. 

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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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