In what was usual fare for a Monday Night Football game, two rambunctiously awful teams went at it, and this one was perhaps the nail in the coffin for the San Diego Chargers in all aspects. And I say all aspects, because this not only brings a close to their 2015 season, but also might put an end to what is now an animus relationship between the city, the fans, and the team’s owner, John Spanos. I think Jacksonville could play in San Diego and more of their fans would show up at this point… It honestly reminds me of when the Oilers left Houston. I should note, as the local (aka only) Chargers fan here at Razzball, I did provide my own hot take deep this offseason discussing my thoughts on the Chargers possible relocation. (TL;DR – I don’t really care, as I’m a fan of the team, not particularly where they play.) Especially since I’ve lived both in San Diego and Los Angeles, the entire southern California region will be one huge mega-city of L.A., Anaheim, and San Diego in about a decade anyhow, so it shouldn’t really matter. Though, it is quite silly how the Chargers have wasted Philip Rivers career thus far by drowning his entire surrounding environment with mediocrity. But hey, at 3-5, at least the Bears season is looking promising. They’ll win just enough games to land right in the middle of not making the playoffs and taking them out of the running of a nice draft pick…

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I’ll admit it. That was probably the best Sunday Night Football game of the season, and it had everything I’ve come to expect from an NFC East divisional game. It’s almost as if the Giants and Washington were there in spirit. In what was the second and final match-up between the Eagles and Cowboys, the game feature two quarterbacks that would probably be quite successful at the collegiate level. And most likely Canadian Football. And the aforementioned ingredients for this divisional game? All there. Turnovers, questionable officiating, amazing plays, the bi-weekly Sean Lee injury (honestly, Lee needs to be banned from playing football for his own good), back and forth scores leading to overtime, and of course, derp. In the end, the Cowboy’s failed to tackle anything during overtime (last play shown above) and now the Eagles have an insurmountable lead in the division at 4-4, good for second. Because Giants, that’s why. So… in summation: F*ck Greg Hardy.

Here’s what else I saw during Week 9’s Sunday games…

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It's gonna be a long year for these Cowboys...

No game in London this week? Well, there goes my willingness to watch a football-like product today… Instead, we’ll have to deal with intriguing match-ups and, well, not so intriguing ones. Your typical Sunday in the NFL I suppose, unlike Thursday and Monday, which are normally intriguing match-ups that end up with not so intriguing games. (INTRIGUING!) If there was one game to watch, it would probably have to be the 6-1 Packers heading to the Carolinas (both of them I guess?) to face off against the undefeated Panthers. A true test to see if the Panthers, are in fact, real, as all their wins have come against some, well, to stick with today’s theme I guess, less-than-intriguing competition. Living in the NFC South will do that to ya I guess. If there was a second game to watch, it would have to be the Eagles and Cowboys annual opportunity at divisional fisticuffs and NFC East derp. Trust me, a Sunday Night Football game showcasing Sam Bradford and Matt Cassel may sound terrible, but it’ll that good kind of terrible. Like eating Spam. Or watching San Andreas

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Well, what can you say about the Cleveland Browns that hasn’t already been said about, well, the Cleveland Browns? In what was billed as a “rivalry” on Thursday Night Football, I have to ask, if both teams have sucked for most of their history, can it be really called a rivalry? I’d lean towards the no group on that one, but that’s just me. That being said, the Bengals clearly have had the most recent success… at least in the regular season. But let’s go back to the Browns, seeing as Cincinatti appears to be on autopilot for their annual successful regular season run that will end in a one-and-done playoff loss, I have to say, the Browns did give us a valiant effort up until half-time. A stunningly competent Johnny Manziel and quite useful Duke Johnson Jr. helped keep the game close. Odd, as either the Browns are completely devastated about two minutes into a game, or they wait until the last two minutes to begin mass-producing sadness. Here, they were sort of wishy-washy, and I’m not sure if I should commend them or come away with disappointment. Then I realize it’s the Cleveland Browns and I stop caring… Like my wise mother once said: “Just be happy with what you have. There are plenty of people out there who have nothing. And then there are Browns fans.”

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Period Accuracy Rank High Low Percentile
Week 8 56.7% 30 out of 128 66.5% 42.9% Top 25%
Week 7 57.8% 37 out of 129 66.8% 43.1% Top 30%
Week 6 54.0% 84 out of 131 65.2% 45.7% Top 65%
Week 5 54.4% 37 out of 130 59.7% 41.9% Top 30%
Week 4 56.4% 12 out of 135 59.9% 41.1% Top 10%
Week 3 59.1% 18 out of 134 65.0% 42.1% Top 15%
Week 2 53.4% 85 out of 135 65.2% 46.2% Top 65%
Week 1 56.8% 54 out of 137 62.8% 46.3% Top 40%
2015 56.5% 33 out of 127 59.0% 48.7% Top 30%
2014 58.1% 31 out of 125 60.7% 50.6% Top 25%

Here are the Week 9 Rankings and FanDuel Week 9 Cheatsheet… (The Rest of Season Rankings have been updated and can be found here.)

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Or downgraded, depending on how you feel. How do I feel? Well… I still can’t quite decide if I enjoyed last night’s Monday Night Football. It had it’s moments, but at the end, I can say that I was overwhelmed with this conclusion: that the Colts pretty much represent how truly reprehensible the AFC South has become. You know it’s serious when I use two really long words that both start with “r”. (I mean, you might have not known that, but now you do. When I bring out the multi-syllabic “r” words, look out!) Anyways, the Colts are now 3-5 after last night’s overtime loss, with their only three wins in 2015 coming against their own division. And, surprising (or I guess not), they are still currently tied for first, despite looking like the AFC version of the San Francisco 49ers. And yes, I’m talking about the newest version that has already started selling (Vernon Davis to Broncos) and has benched Colin Kaepernick for Blaine Gabbert (LOL). Granted, Luck had to deal with a rainy first-half, and has undisclosed rib and shoulder injuries (which actually might be a good thing, or he’d be tempted to build an ark), but some of his passes were straight out of Duck Hunt. And the ones that weren’t? Well, as you can see above, Luck threw an interception that led to a game-winning Graham Gano field goal. Honestly, he’d better be careful, it’s just way too easy to call him Andrew Suck…

Here’s what else I saw during last night’s game… (with bonus Grudenisms!)

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Notable injuries yesterday: EVERYONE. That’s correct my friends and fellow fantasy players, the time has come to huddle together and drown in our collective tears. And when I say tears, I don’t just mean the kind that comes out of our eyes. I’m talking the kind that comes happens to our body parts… Chances are, if you had a player on your team playing yesterday, they exploded and tore something. Entire body sections were lost yesterday, as if millions of ACLs and MCLs suddenly cried out in terror and were silenced. Steve Smith? Out for the year with a potentially career-ending Achilles tear. Reggie Bush, carted off the field with a torn ACL. Ryan Fitzpatrick, left the game early in the first quarter. The Chargers entire roster left their game against the Ravens before the second half. (Twelve total players.) Matt Forte, an undisclosed knee injury. In fact, Andrew Luck felt so left out from yesterday’s festivities, reports were released showing that he’s been playing with fractured ribs along with a still-present shoulder injury. And, of course, Le’Veon Bell’s injury (shown above) looms large as we continue to wait on any kind of news. As of now, it appears that Bell has avoided the dreaded ACL injury and that it might just be limited to a MCL injury. That basically means a multi-week setback at best, but doesn’t rule out a season-ending one. [Update: The latest reports show that he did suffer a full tear of his MCL, most likely ending his season.] As of now, DeAngelo Williams returns to the starting role, an area which he excelled at early in the season during Bell’s suspension, and Dri Archer will also see some carries, further proving that he is still as useless as ever. Gentlemen and ladies, these are the times when I realize alcohol is an important part of the life process. Let us drink, and hopefully not be injured while doing so…

Here’s what else I saw during Week 8’s Sunday games…

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It seems so long ago that we started our football journey, and here we are, at the half-way point. To celebrate, the NFL has decided to once again traverse the globe in a continuing effort to alienate football fans outside the United States, this time showcasing the hapless Lions (I nearly considered using the word “hopeless” instead, but let’s be honest, they do share the division with the Bears), going against the Chiefs sans Jamaal Charles. I hope London enjoys Stafford forcing throws into a quadruple-teamed Calvin Johnson and Alex Smith checkdowns as much as we do. Something also of note is that there are currently five undefeated teams in the NFL thus far, including the New England Patriots and Cincinnati Bengals, proving that the Atheists were onto something. Two of those teams, the Broncos and Packers, will face off for tonight’s Sunday Night Football showcase, allowing the entire NBC crew ample time to tell us how good Peyton Manning is despite having the arm strength of my great grandmother. Who’s been dead for almost 40 years…

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Period Accuracy Rank High Low Percentile
Week 7 57.8% 37 out of 129 66.8% 43.1% Top 30%
Week 6 54.0% 84 out of 131 65.2% 45.7% Top 65%
Week 5 54.4% 37 out of 130 59.7% 41.9% Top 30%
Week 4 56.4% 12 out of 135 59.9% 41.1% Top 10%
Week 3 59.1% 18 out of 134 65.0% 42.1% Top 15%
Week 2 53.4% 85 out of 135 65.2% 46.2% Top 65%
Week 1 56.8% 54 out of 137 62.8% 46.3% Top 40%
2015 56.0% 26 out of 124 58.6% 47.7% Top 25%
2014 58.1% 31 out of 125 60.7% 50.6% Top 25%

We’ve had two contests running, the first being for using our remade Fantasy Football Team Name Generator and yesterday’s Steiner Sports Giveaway. The first was for a Razzball T-Shirt (of your choice) and the second was for $100.00 to use on Steiner Sports Memorabilia Store (which has some pretty awesome stuff.) Both winners were chosen randomly by Rudy, that way if you didn’t win, you can just blame him. I usually find that to be my de facto position at all times anyhow, so I’m sure he’s used to it. So congratulations to the two Razzball readers, you’ll find their names after the jump!

Along with your Week 8 Rankings and FanDuel Week 8 Cheatsheet… (The Rest of Season Rankings have been updated and can be found here.)

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If you’ve been reading the site this year, you’ve picked up on the fact that we’ve had a lot of giveaways. Whether it’s upping the prize amount for our RCL Leagues, or offering special money contests where you can take me on (and take my money), or… just having fun making team names and winning a Razzball T-shirt, I’m happy to give back and provide for the community that has given so much to me (and the Razzball brand). I hope, as we keep growing, to get even wetter and wilder with future contests, giveaways, and prizes. Just like your mom.

Today, I’m happy to announce a $100.00 giveaway to one lucky reader for use at Steiner Sports. All you have to do is sign-up for our newsletter (which is just an one email per week, and does not contain spam, just a review of our post’s during the past seven days, just to make sure you caught up on everything Razzball.) Sounds easy, right? Right! A random winner will be chosen from those who sign up today, and will receive $100.00. That’s it. (You can sign up in that little spot underneath this post where it says: I don’t have enough spam, give me the Razzball email newsletter!)

And who’s the awesome sponsor to make this all possible? A special shout-out goes to Steiner Sports, home to some pretty sweet sports memorabilia and provider for your gift card! I’d ask that you check out some of their site (click here!), if only because I’ve already bought a few choice LaDainian Tomlinson swag, and I can attest, this stuff is pretty darn neat (as Philip Rivers would describe it), and I’d like some company so I don’t feel so guilty spending that cash monies. They must know me well… show me anything that has blue with a lightning bolt, I’m melted butter. Mmmm, butter. And speaking of butter, it’s one of God’s tools during Thanksgiving. And Thanksgiving means Black Friday. And what does that have to do with anything? I’m glad I asked! Steiner Sports is holding a huge-a-fragilistic (totally a word) sale on that day! Be sure to check it out!

Regardless, good luck Razzballers! (I’ll announce the winner tomorrow in my Week 8 Rankings post, along with the winner of our T-Shirt contest!)

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