Week 8 NFL Against The Spread: Raiders Chase ‘Perfection’

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At least any talk about an undefeated season in the NFL ended early this year, as no team made it as far as 4-0.

But the Oakland Raiders still have a shot at going 0-16. I don’t see the excitement in it since the Detroit Lions pulled off the feat just six years ago.

NFL Against The Spread Picks Week 7: Cinderella Edition

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Normally I do not cross into the baseball world while doing my weekly football piece, but I have to give props to the Kansas City Royals. I did predict them to make the playoffs (at 89-73, thank you very much), but their historic run through the postseason was even beyond my expectation.

Fantasy Football: Lingering Questions for Week 6

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As injuries and bye weeks begin to stack up, the questions about your lineup do as well. Here’s a look at a lingering question for each position heading into Week 6.

Week 6 NFL Against The Spread Predictions: Hot Seat Edition

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The 2014 season is barely a quarter of the way through, but the NFL has already seen its first coaching casualty in Oakland.

Since speculating and wishing for coaches to be dumped is a passion of many fans and writers, this week’s Against The Spread speculates on those sitting on the hot seat, or with eyes wandering to their next destination.

Fantasy Football: Lingering Questions for Week 5

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Four games is probably a bit too quick to judge a team, but it’s a good sample size to get an idea of how a team might be using different players this season. For some, there are lingering questions revolving around age, health and future with a team, each of which might have an effect on that player’s fantasy performance.

Let’s take a look at some of those questions out there heading into Week 5.

NFL Week 5 Against The Spread Picks: Employees of the Month

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Against all better judgment, I have elected to do another special Employee Of The Month edition of Against The Spread.

NFL Week 4 Against The Spread Picks

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I had a very good Week 3, going 12-4 and now sit at 27-21 on the season. Maybe this a good time to bow out.

Packers’ Offense Goes Missing In Detroit

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In their loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, the Green Bay Packers put forth one of their worst offensive performances of the Aaron Rodgers era. Their run game was nonexistent, many of Rodgers’ passes were off and their wide receivers dropped too many catchable balls.

NFL Week 3 Against The Spread Picks

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Robert Griffin III, Jamal Charles, Adrian Peterson, Knowshon Moreno, A.J. Green, Ryan Mathews, Doug Martin and Vernon Davis.

The attrition, epidemic of injuries and other issues has turned the NFL upside down in the last fortnight.

This week’s Against The Spread picks includes analysis plus fantasy and other ramifications moving forward.

Q&A with Jay Glazer: Football, Talk Like a Pirate Day and Captain Morgan

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Wednesday morning, I had the opportunity to interview FOX Sports football reporter Jay Glazer to help promote “Talk Like A Pirate Day” – or #TLAPD – which is this Friday, September 19. It’s a partnership with Captain Morgan to not only encourage everyone to channel their inner buccaneer, but also raise money for charitable organizations. For every tweet that uses the hashtag #CaptainAndColaaarr, $1 will be donated to two charities that Glazer is affiliated with, NYC’s City Harvest as well as Purple Heart Homes.

NFL Week 2 Against The Spread Picks

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This wasn’t what CBS and the NFL Network had in mind for their much hyped Thursday Night Football debut, as Baltimore stands at the epicenter of the Ray Rice/Roger Goodell fecal storm. By this point Keith Olbermann has called for the resignations of Goodell, Ozzie Newsome and practically everyone else in position of authority in […]

Video: Keith Olbermann demands Roger Goodell resign

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Keith Olbermann nails this segment as he calls for Roger Goodell to resign as commissioner of the NFL.

Life is better without fantasy football

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Football fans are told they must participate in fantasy football. I am told by friends, commercials, and even TV shows like “The League” that I am not a football fan or expert until I show I can win my fantasy league. This season I said to hell with all that and decided I wasn’t going to participate in any fantasy football leagues, and because of my decision, I’ve never had more fun watching football.

Seahawks Roll Over Packers In Season Opener

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With Aaron Rodgers healthy, the Green Bay Packers entered the 2014 season with expectations of contending for a Super Bowl title.

However, they’ll have to improve significantly if they want to dethrone the defending champion Seattle Seahawks should they meet again in the postseason.

Week 1 NFL Against The Spread Predictions

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Many people don’t know that I was once a semi-professional prognosticator on football. I will use those talents again this year to pick all National Football League games against the spread