From March, 2019

MEGABUCKS IS HOW MUCH?! LETS PLAY THE LOTTERY

No, not that kind of lottery. The NBA lottery. With the NBA season wrapping up, just a handful of games remain for each team, and the NCAA Tourney narrowing down to its Final Four its prime time to take a look at some potential lottery picks. As of today a couple of picks will be changing hands as the King’s selection will head east to Boston, and the Maverick’s pick will convey to Atlanta to finish off the Trae Young for Luka Doncic swap of last June. If you’ve even walked by a television that could possibly receive a signal…

HELLO BASEBALL MY OLD FRIEND

Forget the all but ceremonial opener on the Pacific rim, most people probably already have without being asked. Unless you were a diehard Ichiro Suzuki fan, you probably missed that it even happened. Today is OPENING DAY. No other event signals the beginning of spring like the return of baseball. In ballparks all around the country, many children are mysteriously sick, unable to make it to school, but well enough to chow down on some hot dogs and popcorn. (Do they even sell cracker jacks at ball parks? I don’t care if they ever bring them back) It just wouldn’t…

DRAFT DAY WHEELING AND DEALING

The wild care free days of NFL free agency are behind us. We’re mired in the dog days of league meetings. A time when rule changes and schedule leaks are the topic of the day. Before you know it though we’ll be smack dab in the middle of the NFL draft. There will be plenty of forecasting of draft picks, mock drafts, analysis of who your favorite team should draft. Whom they should absolutely avoid. And a bunch of other topics the talking heads can come up with between now and April 25th when Roger Goodell announces the first round…

OFF THE CUFF, NO MUSS, NO FUSS 3 ROUND NFL MOCK DRAFT VERSION 2.0

After a week of free agency, ground breaking trades and a changing NFL landscape, we’re taking a second crack at an NFL Mock draft. We’re doing a 3 rounder this time, same as the first. We’ll have a complete attempt in early April before a final mock in the week before the draft. So be on the look out for those. FIRST ROUND Kyler Murray – QB – Oklahoma – Arizona Cardinals Nick Bosa – DE – Ohio State – San Francisco 49ers Rashan Gary – DE – Michigan – New York Jets Josh Allen – DE – Kentucky –…

RANDOMISH THOUGHTS AS NFL FREE AGENCY TAKES OFF

Reviewing the flurry of signings, cuts, almost signings, and rumors that have been swirling around since the NFL’s “legal tampering” period kicked off Monday afternoon has led to some random thoughts. First one is, its important to remember that this is legal tampering, not like paying off people to increase college entrance exam scores…. shame on you Aunt Becky, shame. The two teams who’s moves I love thus far? The Green Bay Packers and the Buffalo Bills. The fantasy football heads who don’t actually understand football will look at the Packers moves and whine that Green Bay hasn’t upgraded Aaron…

Potential Targets in Free Agency for the Patriots

With the NFL’s new year dawning upon us. Lets take a moment to take a look at who the Patriots front office may be contacting when the clock strikes midnight. There is a moratorium on when the deals can actually be signed, but reports of deals will be flying left and right come Monday if past years are any indication. The reputation is that Belichick doesn’t pay for premium players, especially on the free agent market. There have been some notable exceptions though such as Rosevelt Colvin, Adalius Thomas, and most recently Stephon Gilmore. The team has glaring needs positionally…

ITS STRAIGHT OUT OF A MATCH.COM COMMERCIAL

Numerous reports this morning are saying that the Steelers intend to put this Antonio Brown fiasco to bed by Friday. This certainly makes sense as the NFL’s new year kicks off next Wednesday and the team will want to have time to put its ducks in a row following the shake up. The teams most often linked to the mercurial wide receiver are the Tennessee Titans, and the Gruden brothers, Jay in Washington and John in Oakland. Just a few weeks ago it was believed that Pittsburgh was inclined to not trade him to an NFC team, for which only…

NFL SHOPPING SPREE PROJECTIONS

With the NFL free agency period just a week away its time to toss out some guesses as to where some of the premier players in the league will end up. The key word is guess. There are tons of rumors and innuendo floating around out there right now. And today was a big day as it was the last day teams could apply the franchise tag to potential free agents. Some studs like Frank Clark, Jedaveon Clowney, and Dee Ford were tagged. We used the NFL.com Top 101 Free agents  list. From there we’ll predict, nay, drunkenly guess, on where…

PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE: WHY THE PATRIOTS SHOULD WAIT ON A QB

Its been said, numerous times actually over the last 10 years. Tom Brady is closer to the end of his fabled career than he is to the beginning. According to some pundits, who shall remain nameless, he should have went over a cliff already in terms of production. According to TB12, his intention is to stick around until his mid-40’s. I’m barely over 40 and wanted to check into a hospital 20 minutes ago because of a cramp in my foot, but Tom is okay getting tossed around by defensive ends like a rag doll. I say, more power to…

OFF THE CUFF, NO MUSS, NO FUSS 3 ROUND NFL MOCK DRAFT

We’ll come out with a more in depth, better mock draft prior to the NFL’s draft in April. After we’ve had time to digest the combine information, to see how the league’s landscape has changed with free agency and trades. But for now, to give you some fodder to mock us for, we here at You’re Ducking Right, present a mock draft version 0.5. Its not even a 1.0 version, that’s how half cocked it is. FIRST ROUND:  Kyler Murray – QB – Oklahoma – Arizona Cardinals Nick Bosa – DE – Ohio State – San Francisco 49ers Josh Allen…