Thursday, January 29, 2009

Fantasy Baseball 2009: The Yankees Re-sign Andy Pettitte

This article was featured on www.mvn.com/outsider/fantasy a couple days ago, and examines pitcher Andy Pettitte's potential fantasy baseball value now that he has re-signed with the New York Yankees.

http://mvn.com/outsider/2009/01/fantasy-baseball-2009-the-yankees-re-sign-andy-pettitte.html

Old School Love For John Riggins

This is another in my Super Bowl-related "Old School Love" articles featured on www.theloveofsports.com. This one features former Washington Redskins (and New York Jets) RB John Riggins.

http://theloveofsports.com/index.php/site/comments/john_riggins/

Fantasy Baseball 2009: Arizona signs P Jon Garland

This article was featured today on www.mvn.com/outsider/fantasy and examines the fantasy baseball impact of the Arizona Diamondbacks' signing of free agent pitcher Jon Garland.

http://mvn.com/outsider/2009/01/fantasy-baseball-2009-arizona-signs-p-jon-garland.html

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Old School Love For Marcus Allen

Here's another one in my series of Super Bowl-related "Old School Love" pieces featured on www.theloveofsports.com. This one features former NFL RB Marcus Allen, a former Heisman Trophy winner and Super Bowl MVP.

http://theloveofsports.com/index.php/site/comments/marcus_allen/

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Draft Stock.com

I am now contributing to another website. This one is called Draft Stock.com (http://www.draftstock.com/) and the site focuses on coverage of the NFL Draft with prospect rankings, news, etc. Please feel free to click on the link to right of this page under the heading "Websites I Currently Contribute To".

Old School Love For Andre Rison

This is the latest in my Super Bowl-related "Old School Love" series featured on www.theloveofsports.com. This one features former NFL WR Andre Rison.

http://theloveofsports.com/index.php/site/comments/andre_rison/

Friday, January 23, 2009

Old School Love For Phil Simms

This is another in my series of "Old School Love" articles that feature players who were prominent in the Super Bowl. This one features Super Bowl XXI MVP and former New York Giants QB Phil Simms.

http://theloveofsports.com/index.php/site/comments/phil_simms/

Website Review: Paper Sports.com

Fantasy sports is a multi-billion dollar annual business. Almost any major sports outlet (ESPN, Fox Sports, CBS Sports, etc.) has their hand in that pot.

Papersports.com is a new website that takes fantasy sports a slightly different direction. This is my review of the site, in some of what I think are the most important categories

1. Ease of Registration: A+
It is easy to register on the site, all you need is an email address and then you create a user name and a password. Those things are standard, but many of the bigger sites offer newsletters that you have to opt out of receiving if you don't want your inbox somewhat flooded on a weekly basis. Paper Sports has none of that email clutter.

2. Payment Options-B+
Papersports.com offers not only credit card options to fund your account, which is also standard, but if you have a PayPal account you can fund your account with that as well. I don't know of another site that offers PayPal as an option for payment.

3. Variety Of Games Available To Play-A
Fantasy college football is growing, and Papersports offers it. That could be a tremendous competitive advantage, as CBS Sports.com is the only site I am aware of that offers fantasy college football. MLB, NFL and NBA are also available on the site.

4. Customizable And Unique Options-A
Paper Sports allows the user to create tournaments with multiple team number options, where you can choose the buy-in amount, who to invite to participate, etc. Users can also join open tournaments. Users can also customize the duration of a tournament, to include making a tournament as short as one-day for baseball and basketball.

5. Odds Of Winning-B+
The site allows you to know how many people you are competing against and how much money you can win. Therefore, your odds of winning go up as opposed to the national contests the bigger sites offer.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fantasy Baseball 2009: Saluting Jeff Kent

This article is featured today on www.mvn.com/outsider/fantasy and salutes former (he is expected to announce his retirement later today) major league 2B Jeff Kent.

http://mvn.com/outsider/2009/01/fantasy-baseball-a-salute-to-jeff-kent.html

Old School Love For William "The Refrigerator" Perry

This is another in my series of Super Bowl-related "Old School Love" pieces featured on www.theloveofsports.com. This one features former Chicago Bears DT William "The Refrigerator" Perry.

http://theloveofsports.com/index.php/site/comments/william_the_refridgerator_perry/

Fantasy Baseball: Tampa Bay OF B.J. Upton-Injury Impact

This article was featured on www.mvn.com/outsider/fantasy recently and breaks down the news that Tampa Bay Rays OF B.J. Upton is likely to miss the first week of the season due to his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery. As the title suggests, I examine the potential impact of the injury on Upton's fantasy value.

http://mvn.com/outsider/2009/01/fantasy-baseball-tampa-bay-of-bj-upton-injury-impact.html

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Old School Love For Marshall Faulk

Here's another Old School Love featured on www.theloveofsports.com. This one features former Colts and Rams RB Marshall Faulk.
Keep looking for my continuining series of Super Bowl related Old School Love pieces as the big game approaches on February 1.

http://theloveofsports.com/index.php/site/comments/marshall_faulk/

Monday, January 12, 2009

Fantasy Baseball 2009: Chicago Cubs sign OF Milton Bradley

This article was featured recently on www.mvn.com/fantasy, and I examine the Chicago Cubs' signing of OF/DH Milton Bradley.

http://mvn.com/outsider/2009/01/fantasy-baseball-2009-chicago-cubs-signe-of-milton-bradley.html

Fantasy Baseball 2009: Oakland A's Bring Back Jason Giambi

This article was featured on www.mvn.com/fantasy recently, and examines the Oakland A's signing of 1B/DH Jason Giambi. Giambi originally came up in the major leagues with Oakland.

http://mvn.com/outsider/2009/01/post-1.html

MVN.com Fantasy Baseball: Milwaukee signs P Trevor Hoffman

This article was featured on www.mvn.com/fantasy today, and examines the signing of former San Diego Padres' closer and all-time saves leader Trevor Hoffman by the Milwaukee Brewers.

http://mvn.com/outsider/2009/01/fantasy-baseball-2009-trevor-hoffman-signs-with-the-brewers.html

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

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