2021 Season

January 27, 2021

WHAT I LEARNED FROM MY FIRST YEAR AS A FANTASY FOOTBALL ANALYST

When my primos Ricky, Hector and I debuted the Familia FFB podcast back on Cinco de Mayo 2020, we all thought we knew fantasy football really well. We’d studied, received and made trade offers, made playoffs, won and lost championships, and really obsessed over the game pretty much from mid-July to the New Year on a yearly basis.

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January 23, 2021

ADENTRO Y AFUERA, CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS: YOU WANT A REMATCH?

When I think of rematches, I think of Muhammad Ali and the Rocky series before I think of football. Ali had some of the boxing world’s most epic rematches, and with regard to Joe Frazier and Ken Norton, trilogies. 

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January 15, 2021

ADENTRO Y AFUERA, PLAYOFFS DIVISIONAL ROUND: WHAT’S IN THE NAME?

The Divisional Round of the playoffs is one of the most poorly named weekends of NFL Football and sports in general. Kyle Brandt of NFL Network pointed out on the Rich Eisen Show that March Madness has the market cornered on great names: Final Four, Sweet 16. Even the first round of the NFL playoffs was Super Wild Card Weekend.

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January 13, 2021

TOMMY LASORDA: A LIFE IN BLUE

When I got the news on the morning of Jan. 8 that the legendary Tommy Lasorda passed away at age 93, it was a major punch in the gut. More like a baseball bat to the forehead. This was another connection to my youth that was leaving our world, and even though I’d been bracing for it during his recent hospital stay, I still wasn’t ready to say goodbye to this man. You see, I grew up a Dodger fan, and I fell in love with the team and the game in 1977. That happened to be Lasorda’s first year managing the Dodgers. From the start, this was something special.

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January 7, 2021

ADENTRO Y AFUERA: SUPER WILD CARD WEEKEND

I love the NFL playoffs. Much as I relish the regular season with 7 games on in the early window, I so enjoy it when there’s only a single game happening at once. It gets that Sunday or Monday Night Football feel where everything is just stopping for this one game.

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January 1, 2021

ADENTRO Y AFUERA WEEK 17: THE WEIRD WEEK KICKS OFF 2021

This week the strategy completely changes. The challenge is more complex than every other week this season, because you’re not just looking at past performance within a great matchup. You’re also looking at who is going to actually “play” this week based on teams’ chances to either make the playoffs or improve playoff seeding. 

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