August 12, 2015 |
Quick: Where will Reggie Bush be taking handoffs this season? Whose uniform is Brandon Marshall now wearing? Which city's fans will Percy Harvin disappoint this year? Once again, before we can get serious about another year of fantasy draft prep, we must pause to examine the NFL's shifted landscape. Heck, I've been tracking all the offseason moves on the Fantasy Fools blog since February, and I'm a lifelong Dolphins fan; but until I started writing this week's column, I had forgotten that my hometown team had acquired once-and-hopefully future fantasy stud Jordan Cameron to upgrade the tight end position.
November 27, 2012 |
Some "no-brainers" are more equal than others. I advised you last week to bench Mike Wallace, who is normally a must-start player, regardless of the matchup. My reasoning was that he was coming off a bad game with Ben Roethlisberger on the sideline, his backup's backup (Charlie Batch) was in charge, and Cleveland's shutdown corner Joe Haden would be shadowing him everywhere. Sure enough, most of you ignored my advice (not always a crazy idea), and Wallace finished with a single, 9-yard reception on the game's final play.
September 16, 2012 |
It's always good to own Mike Wallace. This week, it's even better. The Steelers' top playmaker will not be making a visit to Revis Island, the place where wide receivers and their fantasy statistics often disappear, because Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis did not make the trip to Pittsburgh. Revis sustained a head injury against the Bills last week and on Friday was left back in New York. "We followed NFL protocol and we'll always follow NFL protocol when it comes to concussions," Jets coach Rex Ryan said.
August 30, 2012 |
Sure, football players are tough. But if you cut them, will they not cry? The Washington Redskins released their longest-tenured player, tight end Chris "Captain Chaos" Cooley, on Tuesday, and the two-time Pro Bowler got a bit teary while saying goodbye. "I appreciate everything," Cooley said with a sniffle, his voice wobbly. "I'm sorry. I'm a baby. I appreciate everything you guys have done for me. " (Except for, you know, that release thing.) Coach Mike Shanahan said the decision came down to a matter of playing time.
April 9, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Mike Wallace didn't interview people. He interrogated them. He cross-examined them. Sometimes he eviscerated them. His reputation was so fearsome that it was often said that the scariest words in the English language were, "Mike Wallace is here to see you. " Wallace, whose pitiless, prosecutorial style transformed television journalism and made "60 Minutes" compulsively watchable, died Saturday night at a care facility in...
March 2, 2012
THE EAGLES swear they still love DeSean Jackson, despite receiving production that has declined in the last two seasons, and punt-returning production that has declined in the last three seasons, and the small fact that he sulked on them in the middle of last season, was told not to come to one game after missing a meeting, was benched in the second half of another game, and later felt the need to apologize for his actions. You can decide if they are telling the truth about the love.
December 14, 2011 |
DISTRICT ATTORNEY Seth Williams and his wife, Sonita , are divorcing, they said in a joint statement yesterday. The couple said they had arrived at the decision "after long and careful consideration" and would "remain close friends and loving co-parents to our beautiful daughters," ages 24, 12 and 8. "We entered our relationship with love, and it's with love and kindness we leave it. We ask respect for our family's privacy at...
September 9, 2011
Wondering whether or not to start Michael Vick and Jamaal Charles or to bench Luke McCown and Legedu Naanee? The network bozos specialize in that kind of advice. If you're looking for help with real starting lineup conundrums, read on. Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 1 of the 2011 season: Watch 'em roll Matt Stafford, QB, Lions at Buccaneers. Tampa Bay's defense is on the rise, but Detroit is catching it at the right time. Stafford has some dangerous receiving weapons at his disposal, and he should rack up big numbers, especially if he's forced to play from behind.
March 22, 2009 |
For 100 years they've come to this emporium for tools, pipe fittings, and miniature screws that won't rust as soon as the salt air hits them. As they cross creaky wooden floors that have been flooded more times than anyone remembers, customers inhale the perfume of nails, grass seed, and burlap and present lists of items needed to build, repair, paint, and clean their homes. And even though long, narrow Wallace Hardware's merchandise is packed tighter than the Jersey Shore on the Fourth of July, members of the family that has operated the place since 1909 can find what their clients are after.
January 12, 2008 |
Stamp collecting, anyone? I hate to say it, but it may be time to develop a hobby, kids. Your TV options are dwindling to slim and none after this week, when many network series used up their last original episodes. Desperate Housewives certainly went out on an odd note. Bree brazenly pimped her son Andrew to entice Walter (J.C. MacKenzie), a gay contractor, to repair her storm-damaged house. It's not even like Walter was a catch: He was described as being a 3 on the hotness scale, plus he was about twice Andrew's age. Yet stepdad Orson was eagerly touting how sexy Andrew looked in his mesh shirt.