NFL Week 10 Against The Spread Picks: Separation Sunday Edition

A quick look at the NFL standings suggests a mad stretch run to the playoffs begins in Week 10.

Kurt’s Annual NFL Prediction Spectacular

Now that fantasy drafts have been completed (I think), I can get down to prognosticating the final win-loss records for all 32 NFL teams for 2014.

People continue to warn me against posting such predictions, since it only opens one up to ridicule come December.

All of this is true. But what is the fun of not making educated guesses and a writer putting his or her rear end on the line? Weather forecasters make a living off this daily.

Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome: The top 10 events in the venue’s long history

The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome has closed its wind-blown doors after 32 years with a checkered legacy. Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka likened the venue to that of a roller rink while conspiracy theorists mused about ventilation possibly being cranked up in the late innings of Twins games.

Week 17 NFL Against the Spread Picks – Team MVP Edition

Week 17 will be more exciting than usual.

There are still four playoff spots up for grabs, with just one team locked into a playoff position and likely resting its regulars. The end result will be one day, 16 games, and a lot of drama.

Week 15 NFL Against The Spread Picks

Eight hundred and fifty-nine points.

That is nearly 27 points per team from a record-setting Week 14. That number is specially amazing considering one game was played in a freak blizzard and four others were played on snow covered fields, and that doesn’t even count the Arctic conditions in Denver and Chicago.

Week 14 Against The Spread Picks – Fantasy Football Playoff Edition

It is fantasy football playoff time. For many fans, it means devoting even more cognitive processes to America’s most beloved sporting empire.

This weeks picks include a bombardment of important stats to help you survive into Week 15, along with heaping portions of breathtaking propaganda.

2013 NFL Predictions: NFC North Preview

The NFC North looks like a pretty unpredictable division. Here’s our preview of what it looks like for the 2013 NFL season.

Minnesota Vikings: Jerome Felton suspended for violating NFL’s substance abuse policy

Jerome Felton is having a horrible preseason and things just got worse. The NFL suspended the Minnesota Vikings’ Pro Bowl fullback for the first three games of the 2013 season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. The suspension comes as a result of Felton’s DWI arrest from June 2, 2012.

Fantasy Football 2013: Five bold predictions for the upcoming season

For some, like myself, draft day 2013 is extremely near. For others, though there’s still two or three weeks until you’re on the clock, it’s never too early to kick off your many hours of laborious strategizing.

Greg Jennings: Packers “brainwashing” versus the facts

We are guilty as charged. For years now we have been brainwashed into believing the Green Bay Packers are far superior to their NFC North rivals. Lets look at the last 21 NFL seasons. In 336 regular season games, the Packers have won 214 times, while the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears have 184 and 161 wins, respectively.

Fantasy Football 2013: Ranking the top 50 running backs

The NFL has become a passing game. While that is a true statement, top running backs will rule the first few rounds of fantasy drafts as much as ever.

NFC North well represented in the NFL Network’s Top 100 players

While more than two months remain between now and Week 1 of the NFL regular season, there are always fabricated storylines for the rabid football fans to discuss. This week’s hot topic came in the form of the NFL Network’s ranking of the league’s top 100 players of 2013.

Justin Morneau and the curse of Minnesota sports

I’ll make this introduction short. I’m from Minnesota, and for the most part I stand behind my home-state athletics. I won’t share my religious views, but I don’t subscribe to karma, because as a fan of Minnesota sports believing in it would be depressing.

Early two-round 2013 Fantasy Football mock draft

Robert Griffin is this year’s Adrian Peterson scenario. In a world where nothing happens to his knee at the end of last season, Griffin is a first-round pick and arguably the first QB off the board.

But Griffin is coming off a knee injury. All the propaganda says Griffin is way, way ahead of schedule and will be good to go Week One. But the last time the Adidas hype machine pushed someone who sustained a serious knee injury in the playoffs, things did not work so well. Griffin could end up like Adrian Peterson and perform like nothing ever happen, or he could be like Derrick Rose and miss much of the season.

Obviously Griffin’s final fantasy draft position will hinge on his progress during camp. By mid-August the picture should be much clearer.

Minnesota Vikings Ultimate Franchise Player Selection

What the Vikings don’t have is a Super Bowl title. What the Purple does have, though, are legendary players from each decade, which helps to divide each era for my latest 32-player bracket for Ultimate Franchise Player.