The NFL rundown with SBJ: What the heck is a rundown?

Wow. That’s all I can say is wow. If you rolled with my NFL guru’s picks last week, you may actually be on vacation right now. The Sportsbook Jesus absolutely crushed it and hopefully built you a nice little bank moving forward. 

This week, we started a new installment. Instead of… well, I will just let him explain it to you. Without further ado, I give you the SBJ NFL Rundown.


Keep reading to see just how well SBJ did last week!


The WN Fantasy Football Report: The Martavis Bryant Dilemma

A question was recently posed to me, so I thought I would address it in an open forum just in case any of my fellow Wayniacs are pondering what do do this Sunday.

That question:

Wayniac, do I start Martavis Bryant this week even with Mike Vick under center?

What do you do with Bryant’s return?


The WN Fantasy Football Report: week 5 start ’em and sit ’ems

And last week highlighted the emotional roller coaster that we call fantasy football. One week after nearly two dozen players registered 30 or more points, they all came crashing back to earth. One week after 180 points was getting you a one point win, you were hoping to sneak a victory out by scoring 90 points. This is the life we have chosen, folks.

How did we do?

Dunton and Saucy T were right that Derek Carr would make a nice bye week/injury replacement. I, myself, listened to their advice and was able to beat our own Wayniac Nation expert JD by starting Carr for Andrew Luck. Saucy T also nailed that Martellus Bennett, whose 24 point day crushed me in one league.

A bevy of running backs picked by our experts as sits played just as they said… poorly. Carlos Hyde‘s three points, certainly didn’t help anyone, while Joseph Randle‘s whopping eight points were quite the opposite of his three TD performance last week. C.J. Anderson has entered must sit territory and is now part of the dreaded RBBC.

I must admit how proud I am. The Wifeyiac knocked it out of the park as four of her predictions should have won you games. She told you Devonta Freeman was no joke and to start him and that Cam Newton, despite many thinking he would struggle with a depleted WR corps, is back to must start status. If you sat Matthew Stafford (as she and Teddy Ballgame advised) and Alfred Morris you did alright.

The Wayniac? I had an off week. My start of the week came through in a big way as Philip Rivers went off for 358 yards and three TDs. Unfortunately, Jeremy Hill snuck in the end zone three times to disguise the fact that he still isn’t running the ball very well at all, making my sit of the week wrong. I aso told you to start Jonathan Stewart, with the label that if he couldn’t get it done against the Bucs, he wasn’t gong to get it done. Well, folks, his five points led me to my only fantasy loss in my three leagues last week, so Mr. Stewart is not an advised start until further notice.

Panthers, Dolphins, Jets and Vikings are on a bye this week. So, who’s on the menu for fantasy football week 5?

Keep reading for The Nation’s week 5 starts and sits!


Go Cubs Go!!! Today’s random thoughts

I wrote a few weeks back how teams like the Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs are bringing America’s Pastime back to the forefront and making the sport fun to watch again. The past two nights have shown why.

The Cubs and Astros have advanced past the win-or-go-home Wild Card round and are truly playoff teams now. So what can we expect going down the road?

MLB Playoffs musings in this morning’s random thoughts

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Hudson, left, and Oakland Athletics pitcher Barry Zito smile at each other prior to a news conference before a baseball game Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

17 years of Tim Hudson in today’s random thoughts

Well, you won’t have to worry about me writing about that abomination in the Bronx last night. All I could hear in my head was good ol’ Harry Doyle: Three hits? We got three damn hits?


The New York Yankees season is over, and while some big strides were made, they have a lot of work to do. A lot. Do you realize that close to $300-million dollars sat and watched that game? Jacoby Ellsbury, Mark Teixeira and C.C. Sabathia are all $100-million men, and Ellsbury saw one inning of play. Money well spent, guys. But like I said, the Yankees season has come to an end.

So has the career of one of the best pitchers of his generation. And quite honestly, I don’t think he got anywhere near his fair credit or fanfare. He may not have won any Cy Young Awards, but Tim Hudson was certainly atop his game for a long time.

A tribute to Huddy in today’s random thoughts


Batted ball-gate in today’s random thoughts

What Bill Belichick is to cheating the NFL, Pete Carroll is to getting away with the worst calls ever. I remember the Tuesday after the infamous Fail Mary I wrote on Facebook that I may never be able to watch football again. I had seen bad calls in football, but none at the very end of the game that so severely influenced the outcome. Then came K.J. Wright.

Read on for Tuesday’s random thoughts

Being a mediocre QB in the NFL still scores hot gals!

Joe must go and other NFL musings in Monday’s random thoughts

The Houston Texans have a few great players on their football team, but neither of them stem from the quarterback position. The Miami Dolphins don’t have a single great player on offense. But they have a whole bunch of good ones that makes what is happening with the Phins completely unacceptable. In fact, if it were up to me, Joe Philbin wouldn’t even be allowed on the plane ride home across the pond. Hope you have your passport, sir.

The NFL highlights today’s random thoughts!