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October 10, 2014 | By Ed Barkowitz, Daily News Staff Writer
ABOUT THE only thing fantasy owners can count on this year is that hardly anything is worth counting on. Philip Rivers is up, Matthew Stafford is down and if Nick Foles throws one more pass off his back foot, people are going to start picking up Mark Sanchez. This week was particularly dreadful for fantasy owners. Two of the top wide receivers got hurt and one of the best running backs had a court hearing. It's so dire that Jimmy Graham's shoulder injury is mitigated by the Saints having a bye. Yay!
SPORTS
December 19, 2014 | By Ed Barkowitz, Daily News Staff Writer
FANTA CLAUS doesn't enjoy doing this, but there are a lot of little boys who are getting coal in their stockings. Obviously, there is plenty of blame to be spread around when players face-plant on the field and ruin the visions of fantasy championships that have been dancing in our eyes like sugarplums. It could be the offensive coordinator, the head coach, the other team's defense, or - in the case of Demaryius Thomas - the unidentified teammate who stepped on his ankle in a practice leading up to a Week 14 game against the Bills.
SPORTS
November 6, 2015 | BY CORY MULL, For the Daily News
SIXTY MILES northwest of Philadelphia, Mike Clay projects your fantasy football fate on Sunday afternoons from his home in Blandon, Pa. Chances are, you either love him or you hate him for it. But you can't really blame him, because projections are like the weather: They're prone to wild swings and they generally don't land right on the money. Yet over the last few years, Clay, 30, has at least come close. And that's what matters in this business, where having the best data and the most accurate projections potentially could earn you a salary that compares with Wall Street traders.
SPORTS
November 29, 2013
THE REST of the country regards this as Thanksgiving weekend when the turkey, the shopping, and the (urp) antacid tablets become all the rage. But to most of us nuts in fantasyland, this either is the final week of the regular season or the first week of the playoffs. Forget Myles Standish and the Pilgrims, this is the time of year to give thanks for plucking Keenan Allen off the waiver wire. We put out a note last week asking what fantasy football owners were most thankful for this season.
NEWS
November 3, 2015 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - Imagine signing up for a daily fantasy sports league, such as DraftKings or FanDuel, through the website of a Pennsylvania casino. The difference for the user might be subtle, but the shift for the booming fantasy sports industry could be profound, potentially classifying the wildly popular - and unregulated - games as gambling. Legislators could soon be considering such a proposal for Pennsylvania, one of several states trying to figure out how to handle a lucrative industry that has generated a spate of recent controversy.
SPORTS
October 26, 2012 | By Rich Hofmann, Daily News Columnist
YOU WOULD NOT consider watching an NFL game without the accompaniment of your cell phone. Neither would you even think about watching an entire game from beginning to end - unless it is the Eagles' game, or on Sunday and Monday and Thursday night, when you have no choice. Your channel is the Red Zone. Your faithful guide is Scott Hanson. He provides you with the ammunition you need to disparage either your friends or yourself, depending upon the quality of your lineup that week (and, perhaps, the depth of your hangover)
SPORTS
September 27, 2011
Remember the scene in The Empire Strikes Back when Han Solo is frozen in carbonite in mid-scream? That's how I pictured Michael Vick's owners, myself included, upon hearing that he'd broken his hand while taking another pummeling on Sunday. Now, I realize the Star Wars reference only reinforces the image of the stereotypical fantasy "geek," but I'm not worried about being bullied. It's Vick's broken bones that could hurt me. Fortunately, the news isn't as bone-chilling as first reported.
SPORTS
December 19, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
A LITTLE unconventional thinking and a lot of Jamaal Charles made for a spectacular early Christmas gift for Larry Seigle, of Newtown. Seigle had two qualifying spots in the DraftStreet.com fantasy football championship over the weekend and captured the grand prize of $1 million, thanks largely to Charles' five-touchdown performance on Sunday. While all the other contestants took advantage of DraftStreet's offer to fly to Las Vegas for the weekend, Seigle, 25, declined. "I don't drink or party or anything like that," said the 25-year-old.
SPORTS
December 13, 2013 | By Ed Barkowitz, Daily News Staff Writer
DR. JOHN LEE divides his time chasing a cure for cancer and figuring out the best fantasy football team to trot out. As it turns out, the two pursuits have more in common than you might think. Lee, of North Wales, Pa., has a chance this weekend to turn the meticulous nature of his occupation as a research scientist into $1 million by winning a championship sponsored by the website DraftStreet.com . If nothing else, Lee already has earned himself a paid trip to Vegas. He was set to leave this morning.
SPORTS
September 4, 2013 | By Ladd Biro, For The Inquirer
Now that our drafts are behind us, all we can do now is wait for Thursday night . . . and dream up scenarios in which our late-round fliers evolve into next year's elites. Here are 10 burning questions that should be answered as opening weekend unfolds: 1. How healthy are Robert Griffin III, Arian Foster, Maurice Jones-Drew, Brandon Marshall, Victor Cruz, Jordy Nelson, Roddy White, Wes Welker and other nicked-up stars? An all-pro cast of walking wounded is expected to suit up for the first significant action of the season this weekend, with lingering concerns hanging over assorted body parts.
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NEWS
July 29, 2016
THE REPUBLICAN National Convention was, despite conservative objections to the contrary, a dark affair. But to say that is not to be critical. To say that is to be practical, clear-eyed, and observant. Donald Trump earned his nomination by playing on the justified fears of his audience, Americans who had been served a steady diet of terror, bloodshed and angry protest both here and abroad. San Bernardino, Orlando, Nice, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Munich, St. Paul, Dallas. It was not just about ISIS, or Islamic jihad.
NEWS
July 26, 2016
IN DISAPPOINTING numbers, but with chips the size of hassocks on their shoulders, the first Philadelphia assembly of the Bernie Sanders Brigade gathered on the plaza in front of the Municipal Services Building Sunday at 1:30 p.m., under blistering Sunday heat. Their common bond, according to the platform speakers and people I interviewed, was love for Bernie and loathing for Hillary Clinton, the presumed Democratic nominee for president - even if some of them can't bring themselves to concede that.
NEWS
July 23, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 A candidacy based on fantasy, not reality Donald Trump has been coronated by the party of Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Reagan. Republican leaders, including Sens. Mitch McConnell and Marco Rubio and House Speaker Paul Ryan - all of whom have expressed grave doubts about Trump's fitness to occupy the world's most important office - have contorted themselves like pretzels to back him. This spectacle would be comical if it were not so tragic.
NEWS
July 16, 2016
By Merrill Matthews This month's Democratic convention will be a hotbed of anti-fossil-fuel vitriol. The policy platform, invited speakers, and nominee herself all support a war against oil and natural gas. Gone are the days when Democrats supported nuclear power and natural gas. Gone are the days when they championed the fossil-fuel industry because it supports millions of high-paying, blue-collar jobs. Gone are the days when Democrats seriously pursued an energy-independent United States.
NEWS
June 17, 2016 | By Karen Langley, HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - The House ventured into the national debate over fantasy sports Wednesday, with a committee unanimously approving legislation to regulate and tax the contests. The bill calls for fantasy sports operators to obtain state licenses, then pay a levy equal to 5 percent of their revenue - entry fees minus prizes - multiplied by a percentage representing their business from Pennsylvania. Supporters say it's unclear how much new revenue the cash-strapped commonwealth could gain, though it would likely not be enough to change its budget woes.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I am in a happy relationship with a wonderful man. Our life is great together, and I wouldn't want it any other way. I have one issue, however. I like to look at lesbian porn maybe a few times a week. I don't actually want to be with another woman - it's just a fantasy of mine. Is this wrong? Should I tell my boyfriend? I don't know if I'm making too much out of this, or if there are other women out there who are in the same situation. - Curious in Texas DEAR CURIOUS: Books have been written about the many varied sexual fantasies women have.
NEWS
May 22, 2016
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Sometimes, self-improvement is a form of self-love, other times self-rejection. Which is it? Your motive is the key. Why do you want the change? TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Forget, for now, what they need. What makes you come alive? Chances are their needs will be fulfilled by what pleases you. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your resentment may be warranted, but it's not helping you. You can't drop it, because it's unresolved. But you can contain it until it is resolved.
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April 10, 2016 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
The Independence Studio on 3 at the Walnut Street Theatre might be the smallest spot Patsy Cline (Jenny Lee Stern) has ever played. But what a difference a venue makes to the success of this rocking show! I first caught Always . . . Patsy Cline last winter at the Bristol Riverside Theatre, where the traditional and elevated stage distanced the audience from this intimate two-handed story and diminished the plausibility of the show's premise. Writer Ted Swindley based this jukebox musical on a true, chance encounter between Louise Seger (Denise Whelan)
NEWS
February 12, 2016 | By Brian X. McCrone, STAFF WRITER
Elaine Riggs was way ahead of her time when she chose Philadelphia for a vacation in 1991. After winning a hotel chain's "fantasy vacation sweepstakes," she could have chosen flashy places like Malibu, Calif.; Boston; Washington; or that year's Super Bowl, in sunny Florida. Instead, she chose the City of Brotherly Love. "Everyone thought I was nuts," Riggs, of Tennessee, recalled Tuesday. "When I got off the plane at the airport, [NBC10 reporter] Bill Baldini interviewed me for some TV show, because even they were amazed.
NEWS
January 17, 2016
David Bowie is Jareth the Goblin King, creepily playing opposite then-14-year-old Jennifer Connelly in puppeteer Jim Henson's 1986 adventure fantasy, showing at the Balcony at the Trocadero at 8 p.m. Monday.
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