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Over Under and All Around

The NFL season is just 26 long gutt wrenching days away. In the interim we’ll have some NFL pre-season action (which is like watching Goodfellas on network television, watered down, unrealistic, and not nearly as satisfying as the real thing), some baseball, a little Quail Hollow PGA Championship action (Jason Day is taking it this weekend), and can we possibly get Carmelo and Kyrie traded? I’m getting tired of the will they-won’t they-you know they’re gonna action from the Knicks and Cavs, its like watching Ross and Rachel without getting to watch Jennifer Aniston. In the meantime you should take…

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FANTASY FORECAST RAP UP

This marks the wrap up article for our Fantasy Forecast series. We’ve reviewed the quarterback situation (pre-Tannehill injury), taken a look at what running backs you may be looking at, gone long with some wide receivers, pounded some brews with Gronk and the tight ends, and got a bit defensive. Quarterback Fantasy Preview Running Back Fantasy Preview Wide Receiver Fantasy Preview Tight End Fantasy Preview Team Defense Fantasy Preview We’re gonna send you off, ready for your fantasy football season with a little advice, and our final positional rankings…. your top 10 fantasy kickers! The advice is simple. You may…

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FANTASY FORECAST – TEAM DEFENSE

Yaaaaawwwwwnnnnn, well, after trudging through the boring Quarterbacks, and skill position guys we now get to the fun stuff. Team Defense! Woo Hoo!!!! Its like a party for your eyes. We’re going to give you the top 10 fantasy defenses for this upcoming season. Keep in mind, this doesn’t mean these are the top 10 defenses in the NFL, but rather the top in fantasy. What’s the difference you may ask? Well, if the Vikings defense gives up 25 points to the Patriots, and the Jaguars defense gives up 15 points to the Browns you could easily make the argument that…

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FANTASY FORECAST – TIGHT ENDS

We’ve done quarterbacks, we’ve done running backs, wide receivers, and now its all about tight ends. Wow, without context that statement makes us seem a bit slutty, which would just be… well, never mind. After a brief delay in the content machine, we’re back to review the fantasy potential of the tight end position in 2017. And not like the fantasies y’all have had about former Gronk “friend” and porn starlet Bibi Jones. We’ve got 30 tight ends to keep an eye on this year, and the next few years. GROUP ONE: (This is a large group, so try and…

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THE BEST THING TO HIT L.A. SINCE…EVER?

There is a juggernaut being assembled in California. A team absolutely tearing through opponents like Trump goes through Press Secretaries. Piling up wins faster than Vin Diesel can rack up Fast n Furious sequels. The Golden State Warriors and all their fanfare? No, your Los Angeles Dodgers. The Los Angeles Dodgers have been very good of late, reaching the playoffs every year since 2013, but never making it passed the National League Championship Series. Their last World Series championship occurred in 1988. That is 29 seasons ago. (Does that make anyone else feel really old? Like I can vividly remember…

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ONE TIME AT BBALL CAMP….

No, there was no flute usage, it was not stuck, played, or used in any capacity. And if you haven’t seen American Pie, that will make no sense. Go back and watch it, it was hilarious, way back before Tara Reid became emaciated. In a previous life I coached basketball for a living. Granted, I didn’t make a good living, but its what I did. As part of the gig of being an underpaid, overworked, (but always appreciated, my head coach was awesome, you’re not gonna catch me saying anything derogatory about him) young assistant basketball coach, I worked basketball…

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FANTASY FORECAST – WIDE RECEIVERS

This is part three of a five part series where we review positions for the upcoming fantasy football season. This segment focuses on the league’s prima donna position, left handed starters for the Boston Red Sox with names that rhyme with Rice…. oh sorry, wrong article, this segment is about NFL wide receivers. The expected schedule of release for each fantasy relevant position is found below: Quarterbacks: July 20th Running Backs: July 23rd Wide Receivers: July 26th Tight Ends: July 29th Team Defense: August 1st Kickers: Why do yall keep asking about kickers? In spite of #PuntersArePeopleToo , I will…

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IS THE TIME RIGHT FOR NBA EXPANSION?

With the bulk of the off season lifting completed, the remaining free agents are scrounging for whatever veteran minimum contracts can be found. While the narrative has been about the focusing of talent into an isolated amount of cities, and rosters, there are still plenty of NBA level athletes available on the market, and overseas. If you were to start an NBA franchise with the likes of Nerlens Noel, Michael Beasley, Shabazz Muhammed, Tony Allen, Monta Ellis, Andrew Bogut, Ian Clark, JaMychal Green, Gerald Henderson, Alex Len, Nikola Mirotic, and Rodney Stuckey, would you be a championship contender? No, of…

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FANTASY FORECAST – RUNNING BACKS

Bringing you the second part of a five part series where we review positions for the upcoming fantasy football season. This segment focuses on running backs, a position with more consistent upheaval than Taylor Swift’s love life. A reminder of the SCHEDULE OF EXPECTED RELEASES: Quarterbacks: July 20th Running Backs: July 23rd Wide Receivers: July 26th Tight End: July 29th Team Defense: August 1st Kickers: ….. I’ll give you  sneak preview of the top rated kickers right now So lets get right into this. This will catalog 68 of the top running backs in the NFL for this upcoming season.…

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Brocabulary Lesson

Well, I believe in the soul, The cock, the pussy, the small of a woman’s back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrate crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft wet kisses that last three days, and I believe that no worthwhile conversation can take place without the use of…

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FANTASY FORECAST – QUARTERBACKS

Baseball has had its All Star game, the NBA free agent feeding frenzy has all but wrapped up, and seven weeks from tonight the sports world will be turning it attention to Foxborough, Massachusetts as the Kansas City Chiefs roll into Patriots Place to challenge the reigning NFL champions. But before all that happens, one of…

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In Honor of the Honorable

So please humor me for an article before I return you to your regularly scheduled commentary on the mundane. And I know what you’re thinking. I haven’t actually posted in a hot minute. Well, I’m sorry, give me this one, and maybe I’ll put together this content calendar I’ve been telling Slim Mex about (oh yeah, and I’ll even put together a write up on The Duckers. So far The Dude, and Slim Mex have been mentioned, but there are others). Let me tell you how I spent my morning. I sat at a table, soliciting money from people from…

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Dysfunction Junction

Two teams, two different cities. 450 miles apart on a map, light years from each other in terms of realistic immediate goals, and yet, closer than one would think. The Cleveland Cavaliers will go into the 2017-2018 with the knowledge that they’ve been in the NBA Finals the last 3 seasons, and have brought home…

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DID THE LAKERS DRAFT THE SECOND COMING?

….and with the second selection in the 2017 NBA draft the Los Angeles Lakers select Lonzo Ball of UCLA. Its been a whirlwind few months for the Lakers. The return of prodigal son Magic Johnson to the help turn the franchise’s fortunes around, coupled with the lottery ping pong balls bouncing their way leading to…

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FREE AGENCY DESTINATIONS

Is Kevin Durant destined to land in the big apple after his NBA Finals MVP performance? In one word, no. The two most surefire locks for free agent destinations are for the top two available NBA free agents. Both Steph Curry, and Kevin Durant will be returning to the bay area to defend their tittle.…

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THE 4 SHOWS TELEVISION ACTUALLY NEEDS TO BRING BACK

It seems fairly evident that television writers have lost the ability to come up with their own ideas. They’ve gotten lazy enough where they’re now not even making new shows that are just derivative of previous ones, but are just going for the re-boot of old shows. Some have slight twists on the old show;…

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THE ULTIMATE SITCOM BRO-SQUAD

What up brotha, bro-man, brochacho?! Our scientists went into the lab months ago. After strenuous hours of research, barrels of whiskey, and a herds worth of steaks, they’ve come up with the ultimate television sitcom bro-chain. This legend…wait for it, its so awesome everybody knows your name, even if you’ve been bamboozled 4077 times by…

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SURVEYING THE POST DRAFT LANDSCAPE – ATLANTIC DIVISION

The eye of the hurricane week for the NBA. The time in between the NBA draft and the start of free agency. A chance to catch our collective breath as NBA fans and take stock of where the teams are. By my count there were 12 draft night trades scuttling picks both present and future…

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SURVEYING THE POST DRAFT LANDSCAPE – CENTRAL DIVISION

The eye of the hurricane week for the NBA. The time in between the NBA draft and the start of free agency. A chance to catch our collective breath as NBA fans and take stock of where the teams are. By my count there were 12 draft night trades scuttling picks both present and future…

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SURVEYING THE POST DRAFT LANDSCAPE – SOUTHEAST DIVISION

The eye of the hurricane week for the NBA. The time in between the NBA draft and the start of free agency. A chance to catch our collective breath as NBA fans and take stock of where the teams are. By my count there were 12 draft night trades scuttling picks both present and future…

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SURVEYING THE POST DRAFT LANDSCAPE – PACIFIC DIVISION

The eye of the hurricane week for the NBA. The time in between the NBA draft and the start of free agency. A chance to catch our collective breath as NBA fans and take stock of where the teams are. By my count there were 12 draft night trades scuttling picks both present and future…

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SURVEYING THE POST DRAFT LANDSCAPE – NORTHWEST DIVISION

The eye of the hurricane week for the NBA. The time in between the NBA draft and the start of free agency. A chance to catch our collective breath as NBA fans and take stock of where the teams are. By my count there were 12 draft night trades scuttling picks both present and future…

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SURVEYING THE POST DRAFT LANDSCAPE – SOUTHWEST DIVISION

The eye of the hurricane week for the NBA. The time in between the NBA draft and the start of free agency. A chance to catch our collective breath as NBA fans and take stock of where the teams are. By my count there were 12 draft night trades scuttling picks both present and future…

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The Silent Round

With all the excitement surrounding the landscape shattering trade that saw the Celtics send the number one overall pick in this year’s NBA draft to the Philadelphia 76ers all the talk has focused upon who the Celtics will target now that Markelle Fultz isn’t about to don that Celtic Green. Will it be Josh Jackson,…

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2017 NBA DRAFT PREVIEW

With less than a week to go before 60 anxious young athletes find out the next stop on their basketball journey, the draft received a jolt with news that the Boston Celtics had sent the right to kick off the festivities a few hours south to Philadelphia in exchange for the #3 pick this year,…

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For Love or Money

In the post haze of a brilliant playoff run before running into the uber-talented Warriors the Cleveland Cavaliers must be left to ponder the question of how do they unseat the newly crowned NBA champions. That is easier said than done. Encumbered by the restraints of the NBA salary cap rules the Cavaliers are left with…

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Isaiah vs. Avery, who stays, who goes?

So the Golden State Warriors are the newly crowned champions of the NBA, something as seemingly inevitable as another Fast & Furious movie being made, or Taylor Swift breaking up with her next boyfriend. This of course means fans of teams around the league are now turning their attention to the offseason full of hope…

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5 Unpopular Trades to be made in the NBA

I’ve reviewed rosters, looked at salary cap implications, surveyed the NBA landscape and come up with 5 trades that would be very unpopular in at least 1 NBA city, but make enough sense that they’re not unfathomable. We’ve got 20 total players involved, plus 5 draft picks, and it involves 2 sign and trades (I’ll give you a hint…. bye bye lob city). We’ll start off with the least impactful, before moving onto bigger fish, and cap it off with a 3 team deal to create another “Big 3” super power. TRADE #1: Avoiding that dreaded luxury tax and getting some…

NFL POWER RANKINGS- Week 11

Okay, we’ve got a few irons in the fire as far as articles coming at you from You’re Ducking Right. Coupled with an weekend excursion to Los Angeles for this Sunday Night Football Aaron Donald vs. Khalil Mack match up, and this will be a quickie for you. But if we didn’t duck in real quick, how would you know who is doing well?! So without waiting any longer, lets get in and get out. New England Patriots (Last week ranked #2) New Orleans Saints (1) Green Bay Packers (5) San Francisco 49ers (3) Seattle Seahawks (7) Baltimore Ravens (6)…

NBA ALL STARS – WESTERN CONFERENCE EDITION

Well, we’re a whole 3 weeks into the NBA season, about 8% through. More than enough time to prognosticate upon who will be representing their teams in the NBA All Star game next February in Chicago. Now, not everyone will get to be an all star. Disappointing to all the participation trophy givers and receivers out there. But this is a designation that requires hard work, sacrifice, extreme skill, and a bit of luck sometimes. A quick scan of the Western Conference shows 38 names that warrant at least some level of consideration. So before we get to who makes…

NFL POWER RANKINGS WEEK 10

After a season long run atop the leader board the Patriots of New England have been thwarted, and a nation rejoices, for now. Bill Belichick and his squad are on to the bye week before revving up for a Superbowl LII rematch with the Philadelphia Eagles. We’ll see how long this win drought lasts in Foxborough, but after the Sunday night loss against the Lamar Jackson led Ravens there were a lot of pundits running around singing Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead by the munckins of the lollipop guild. So if the Patriots have been knocked off their perch…

FIRST CRACK AT MOCKING THE 2020 NFL DRAFT

Mock us if you will, but now that we’re half way through the NFL season, and only have about a month left of college football (bowl season withstanding), we’re gonna give it the ole’ college try with our first attempt at projecting what this spring’s draft may look like. Scheduled to take place in beautiful Las Vegas between April 23-25 (come on out and experience Vegas, if you haven’t been April is a fabulous time to come out, take part in the draft festivities and get in a round or 3 of golf). Right now the Dolphins are scheduled to…

NFL WEEK 9 POWER RANKINGS

Welcome to the week 9 NFL rankings. A quick review of who is moving on up, and who is a tumbling on down as the season progresses. We’re reaching the point where a big name going on the Injured Reserve list is a weekly exercise. This week saw Broncos starter Joe Flacco and Texans superstar philanthropist JJ Watt end the year earlier than expected. Its also deep enough into the season as some teams are starting to get guys back. This Sunday could see the Patriots unveiling their 2019 first round draft pick, wide receiver N’Keal Harry, the big bodied…

2020 NFL QUARTERACK TINDER

We were inspired today by ESPN radio talk show host Will Cain (The Will Cain Show can be found on ESPN radio and is shown on ESPNews Monday through Friday from 3PM-6PM EST) and his predictive analysis of where some of these players will be when the music ends for the 2020 version of quarterback…

NFL POWER RANKINGS WEEK 8

Let me take you back, back in time. The year is 1996 (or maybe 1997, who knows, it blurs together) yours truly, the top ducker walks into history class and sees one of his classmates doing some last minute cramming. He asks her how she is, and if she is ready for that afternoon’s final exam. She proudly tells him how much she has studied and that she is prepared. She then asks how much he had studied, an idea he scoffed at. He told her that he had been in class, and thus felt prepared enough. A response that…

POCKET GUIDE NBA SEASON PREVIEW

Welcome to the next eight months of your life. The 2019-2020 NBA season is upon as. The battle for L.A. is the featured match up on night one of the NBA season, and many expect the Western Conference Finals to be the finale of the match up of superstar duos. Lebron and The Brow vs. Kawhi and Paul George. But lets slow down. That’s a late May/June event. Lets deal in the here and now for a moment. This is being billed as one of the most exciting seasons in NBA history with no overwhelming favorite, and by my count,…

NFL POWER RANKINGS WEEK 7 AND BONUS FEATURES

We’re now well into bye-week season, and the cream is starting to rise to the top. The early MVP race is shaping up nicely, especially with injuries dragging the Chief’s Patrick Mahomes back to the pack. Two teams remain undefeated, one of which is very unexpected, and two teams remain winless, neither of which is shocking. With the trade deadline a little over a week away, more than a couple teams should be embracing the Dolphins philosophy of tanking. But we’ll have a more in depth look at that later. For now, lets get to it. After 6 weeks of…

NFL POWER RANKINGS – WEEK 6

Some teams are still walking around doing their best Jay-Z impression: I got 99 problems, but a loss ain’t one. The cream is starting to rise to the top. With about a third of the season out of the way the contenders are starting to show themselves, and The Pretenders would walk 500 miles if it meant they got a sniff of the playoffs. Lets take a moment to review the current power rankings before a bonus “Top Ducks” feature ranking the top 5 quarterbacks and running backs in the game today. New England Patriots 5-0 (Previous ranking: 1) Kansas…