// Ben Roethlisberger

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 3

Another great set of games on the schedule this week, but it might be time to throw in the towel if you are 0-2, depending on how your team is looking with the string of recent injuries and off-the-field issues. However, there are several players who are worthy to start this week even if they […]

Week 9 Notes and Observations: Patriots Offense Finally Looks Sharp in 55-31 Win Over Steelers

The first half of this season has been an amazing coaching job by Bill Belichick and his staff. The offseason was highlighted by Aaron Hernandez going to jail on a murder charge, as well as the fact that the Patriots let Wes Welker go to the conference rival Denver Broncos. This season itself has been […]

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 4

Another week in the books and it may be time to make some trade if your squad is 0-3 or 1-2. These players should be available somewhere in your league and would make great bye week plays for the Green Bay Packers’ and Carolina Panthers’ players on your team. Start ‘Em Ben Roethlisberger (vs. Minnesota): Roethlisberger […]

Winning the Wire and Surviving the Bye: Fantasy Football Week 4 Sleepers

Week 4 of the season means our opinions of teams and players are starting to be based on 2013 evidence.  There is a lot of football to play, and most of us hope some high draft picks pick it up (I’m talking to you C.J. Spiller).  It also means the bye weeks are here and […]

Fantasy Football Help: Favorable Week 1 Matchups

During the season I will be doing a weekly column on players to add from the waiver wire and bye-week replacement options. Since there are no byes for a few weeks, we’ll look at some players with favorable Week 1 matchups to help you with start/sit decisions. This will usually feature players who are not […]

New England Patriots Report Card: Week 8

I don’t know why, but football players more than any other athlete legitimately rally around negative press. So when the media almost universally gave Sunday’s New England Patriots-Pittsburgh Steelers game to the visiting Patriots, a Steelers victory became a near-guarantee. And the Steelers won in truly convincing fashion, doubling up the Patriots in both total […]

First Half Recap: Patriots Defense Struggling

It took just one drive to see what the Pittsburgh Steelers game plan would be against the Patriots on Sunday evening. Throw and throw often. So far it has worked as the Steelers are ahead of New England 17-10. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger passed for a career-high 32 passing attempts, completing 23 of them for […]

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 […]

Poll Results: The Average Fan Just Doesn’t like Tom Brady

Nearly a week and a half into the elongated Super Bowl discussion and one of the many pointless, yet entertaining, topics has risen. The Hollywood Reporter, conducted a poll consisting of Americans, asking which player do you dislike the most. Breathe. Ready? By no surprise, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was ranked in the […]

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, […]

Fantasy Fast Forward: NFL Week 13

Welcome to Week 13 of the NFL season. By this point, you and your fantasy team fall into one of three categories… you either A) have clinched a playoff spot and are sitting pretty, just waiting for the fun to begin, B) have fallen out of contention and have turned your focus to Christmas shopping, […]

PATS on the Back: Week 10 vs. Steelers

What a difference a week makes. Just seven days previously, the Patriots completely laid an egg in Cleveland, getting their butts handed to them in their worst loss in a real long time. This week, they looked to rebound in Pittsburgh against the mighty Steelers… no easy task, to be sure. But the Pats made […]

Gronkowski’s 3 TDs Lead Way as Patriots Win Big in Pittsburgh

Generally speaking, opposing teams rarely want to play the New England Patriots. But opposing teams never want to play the Patriots after a loss, when the Patriots are 24-2 since 2003. Unfortunately, that was the exact scenario the Pittsburgh Steelers found themselves in Sunday night at Heinz Field. Add to it Tom Brady’s 4-1 record […]