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SoB Fantasy Football Top 50 Big Board: Week 9

Calvin Johnson continues his ascent all the way up from No. 9 to No. 2 on this week’s Big Board.  Jamaal Charles remains atop the board and Aaron Rodgers jumps to No. 10, becoming the third quarterback in the Top 10.  I think many people, including myself, believed entering this season that 12-14 quarterbacks would […]

Last-Minute Fantasy Football Draft First Pick Strategy in 2-QB Leagues

Here’s some last-minute fantasy football draft advice for those in a two-quarterback league. Who should you draft: Adrian Peterson or one of the top quarterbacks? Generally, the top performers at each position last year finished at similar levels. That changes a little from year to year, too, but generally the league rules are the biggest […]

Fantasy Football Draft Help: Top 10 Quarterbacks

The quarterback position in fantasy football is rapidly changing. The NFL is becoming becoming more and more of a passing league every year. Combine that with rookies stepping in right away and becoming stars at the position, and there are several directions you can go. I believe there are 15 QBs this year who are legitimate fantasy starters in […]

NFL Power Rankings through Season’s End

The regular season has come and gone, the playoff field is finally set, but none of it matters compared to where these teams stack up to finish the season. So I lay it on myself to lay it on you, my faithful SoB readers: I bring you THE FINAL NFL POWER RANKINGS OF THE 2011 […]

Michael Vick’s Fantasy Value

Michael Vick is coming off a tremendous fantasy season in 2010, but where should he be drafted in 2011, and why? Vick is coming off a year with over 3,000 passing yards, 676 rushing yards, and 30 total touchdowns in 12 games. Despite the numbers and the “wow” factor Vick possesses, there is absolutely no […]

Coming Up Short: Woodhead Out of Running for Madden ’12 Cover

It would have been a supersized upset if New England Patriots runningback Danny Woodhead could have beaten out Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the “Madden ’12″ cover vote. Unfortunately, the mountain was too high to climb for Woodhead. Rodgers earned 56% of the voting, thus eliminating the Pats RB from the competition. The pint-sized Patriot […]

Super Bowl XLV Wrap-Up: Final Musings and Rantings

Rest easy, Roger Gooddell: Your Super Bowl champions aren’t a pack of cheaters. They’re not a bunch of bullies, either. Your Super Bowl MVP isn’t an accused rapist, a dog murderer or a penis-texter. Though your season was plagued with publicity nightmares as varied as a concussion epidemic, a second illegal surveillance accusation and a […]

Who Will Win the Super Bowl?

In recent years, the grand majority of Super Bowl predictions have always favored the same team. The New England Patriots were heavily picked against in their first Super Bowl appearance following the 2001 season, then were heavily favored in their next three. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were heavily favored over the Oakland Raiders in 2002, […]

Patriots Fans Should Wear Cheeseheads on Super Bowl Sunday

If Aaron Rodgers wins the Super Bowl, he will most certainly take his place in the uppermost echelon of quarterbacks. When ESPN and the NFL Network endlessly debate the best quarterback in the game, he will be considered with established greats like Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees. Patriots fans should not feel threatened […]

How Does Ben Roethlisberger Compare?

Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV?  It’s not what anyone expected heading into the playoffs and is definitely not what we hoped for, but we’re all going to watch it anyway.  The stage has been set for a colossal battle between two great quarterbacks, Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburg Steelers, […]

The Birth of a Sanchize

If the aftermath of Sunday’s demoralizing defeat (no pun intended, I’m not Wes Welker) at the hands of Rex Ryan’s Jets, everyone in New England did what we always do, and immediately started looking for someone to blame. Brady was too flat, we said. Belichick got outcoached. To accept a loss to our (former) little […]

A Tale of Two Franchises

When it comes to winning championships, there is little comparison between the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers. The Packers, founded in 1919, predate the Patriots by 40 years, and the Packers won six NFL titles during that time, including three-peating from 1929-1931. Then came the 60s, a decade in which the Packers […]

Patriots Keys to Victory: Week 15 vs. Packers

After blowing out the NFC North division-leading Bears 36-7 in Chicago, the New England Patriots (11-2) now appear unbeatable.  Sunday’s victory marked the second time in as many weeks the Pats have dismantled a division leader. Barring a complete catastrophe, New England will without-a-doubt clinch the number one-seed in the AFC heading into the playoffs. […]

Patriots-Packers Preview

Both the Green Bay Packers and the New England Patriots carry the burden of history on their shoulders. The Packers used to be one of the great franchises in sports history. They’ve won a combined 12 NFL (pre AFL-merger) and Super Bowl championships. They’ve produced Hall of Famers with names like Curly Lambeau, Bart Starr, […]

A Patriots-Packers Retrospective

The New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers have played nine times since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. Counting Super Bowl XXXI, the Packers have won five games. The two teams are split 2-2 for games played in Foxborough. Let’s look back at all nine match-ups, ranked semi-arbitrarily by order of importance and quality. 9) […]