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Sports – 2018 NFL Draft Recap

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The 2018 NFL Draft is complete.  Seven rounds, three days, numerous trades, two hundred and fifty six of players chosen, and thirty two teams with new players on their rosters.  In my Mock Draft, I attempted to predict the first round, and of course I got it mostly wrong.  It was fun to guess, but here’s how the first round really shook out:

1. Cleveland Browns – Baker Mayfield, QB Oklahoma

2. New York Giants – Saquon Barley, RB Penn State

3. New York Jets – Sam Darnold, QB USC

4. Cleveland Browns – Denzel Ward, CB OSU

5. Denver Broncos – Bradley Chubb, DE N.C. State

6. Indianapolis Colts – Quenton Nelson, OG Notre Dame

7. Buffalo Bills – Josh Allen, QB Wyoming

8. Chicago Bears – Roquan Smith, LB Georgia

9. San Francisco 49ers – Mike Mcglinchey, OT Notre Dame

10. Arizona Cardinals – Josh Rosen, QB UCLA

11. Miami Dolphins – Minkah Fitzpatrick, S Alabama

12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Vita Vea, DT Washington

13. Washington Redskins – Da’Ron Payne, DT Alabama

14. New Orleans Saints – Marcus Davenport, DE UTSA

15. Oakland Raiders – Kolton Miller, OT UCLA

16. Buffalo Bills – Tremaine Edmunds, LB Virginia Tech

17. Los Angeles Chargers – Derwin James, S FSU

18. Green Bay Packers – Jaire Alexander, CB Louisville

19. Dallas Cowboys – Leighton Vander Esch, LB Boise State

20. Detroit Lions – Frank Ragnow, C Arkansas

21. Cincinnati Bengals – Billy Price, C OSU

22. Tennessee Titans – Rashaan Evans, LB Alabama

23. New England Patriots – Isaiah Wynn, OG Georgia

24. Carolina Panthers – D.J. Moore, WR Maryland

25. Baltimore Ravens – Hayden Hurst, TE South Carolina

26. Atlanta Falcons – Calvin Ridley, WR Alabama

27. Seattle Seahawks – Rashaad Penny, RB SDSU

28. Pittsburgh Steelers – Terrell Edmunds, S VT

29. Jacksonville Jaguars – Taven Bryan, DT Florida

30. Minnesota Vikings – Mike Hughes, CB UCF

31. New England Patriots – Sony Michel, RB Georgia

32. Baltimore Ravens – Lamar Jackson, QB Louisville


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Sports – 2018 NFL Draft

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Football is almost here!  It’s just a matter of time before the season begins.  The first step was Free Agency, and now the Draft!  This Thursday @ 8:00 pm the 1st Round of the Draft will be on in prime time and I’ll be glued to the television.  This is a very interesting draft class and it’s hard to predict who each team will pick, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun trying.  So, based on the opinions of experts and my own uneducated musings (and including a couple draft spot trades) here it is, Olie’s 2018 Mock Draft:

1. Cleveland Browns – Baker Mayfield, QB Oklahoma

2. New York Giants – Sam Darnold, QB USC

3. New York Jets – Josh Rosen, QB UCLA

4. Buffalo Bills – Josh Allen, QB Wyoming

5. Denver Broncos – Saquon Barley, RB Penn State

6. Indianapolis Colts – Bradley Chubb, DE N.C. State

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Derwin James, S FSU

8. Chicago Bears – Tremaine Edmunds, LB Virginia Tech

9. San Francisco 49ers – Quenton Nelson, OG Notre Dame

10. Oakland Raiders – Roquan Smith, LB Georgia

11. Green Bay Packers – Minkah Fitzpatrick, S Alabama

12. Cleveland Browns – Denzel Ward, CB OSU

13. Washington Redskins – Vita Vea, DT Washington

14. Miami Dolphins – Marcus Davenport, DE UTSA

15. Arizona Cardinals – Calvin Ridley, WR Alabama

16. Baltimore Ravens – Leighton Vander Esch, LB Boise State

17. Los Angeles Chargers – Da’Ron Payne, DT Alabama

18. Seattle Seahawks – Josh Jackson, CB Iowa

19. Dallas Cowboys – Harold Landry, LB/DE Boston College

20. Detroit Lions – Taven Bryan, DT Florida

21. Cincinnati Bengals – Will Hernandez, OG UTEP

22. Buffalo Bills – D.J. Moore, WR Maryland

23. New England Patriots – Kolton Miller, OT UCLA

24. Carolina Panthers – Jaire Alexander, CB Louisville

25. Tennessee Titans – Rashaan Evans, LB Alabama

26. Atlanta Falcons – Maurice Hurst, DT Michigan

27. New Orleans Saints – Hayden Hurst, TE South Carolina

28. Pittsburgh Steelers – Derrius Guice, RB LSU

29. Jacksonville Jaguars – Courtland Sutton, WR SMU

30. Minnesota Vikings – Isaiah Wynn, OG Georgia

31. New England Patriots – Lamar Jackson, QB Louisville

32. Philadelphia Eagles – Sony Michel, RB Georgia


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Sports – Opening Week 2018

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Baseball is back! Opening Day has come and gone, Opening Weekend as well, and the season is in full swing, with each club ready to make a run at the World Series.  The Yankees and the Astros are the ones to beat, but each team has an equal chance right now and will be trying their best to win early & often.  Let’s take a look at the first week of the 2018 season, and where we currently stand after seven days.

 

AL East

  1. Boston Red Sox (5-1)
  2. Toronto BLu Jays (4-2)
  3. New York Yankess (3-2)
  4. Baltimore Orioles (1-4)
  5. Tampa Bay Rays (1-4)

AL Central

  1. Chicago White Sox (2-2)
  2. Minnesota Twins (2-2)
  3. Cleveland Indians (2-3)
  4. Kansas City Royals (1-3)
  5. Detroit Tigers (1-4)

AL West

  1. Houston Astros (5-1)
  2. Seattle Mariners (3-1)
  3. Los Angeles Angels (4-2)
  4. Oakland Athletics (2-4)
  5. Texas Rangers (2-4)

NL East

  1. Washington Nationals (4-1)
  2. New York Mets (3-1)
  3. Atlanta Braves (3-2)
  4. Miami Marlins (2-4)
  5. Philadelphia Phillies (1-3)

NL Central

  1. Pittsburgh Pirates (4-0)
  2. Milwaukee Brewers (4-1)
  3. Chicago Cubs (2-3)
  4. St. Louis Cardinals (2-3)
  5. Cincinnati Reds (1-3)

NL West

  1. Arizona Diamondbacks (4-1)
  2. Colorado Rockies (2-3)
  3. San Francisco Giants (2-3)
  4. Los Angeles Dodgers (2-4)
  5. San Diego Padres (1-4)

 


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Sports – Feisty Foxes 2018

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Spring is in the air and that means baseball!  A new season is right around the corner, time to root root root for the home team.  And with the beginning of the MLB year comes the beginning of fantasy baseball.  If you play you know how addicting it is; the daily lineups, the trades, the hot/cold players, the DL stints.  And if you’ve never played, hop on board & enjoy the ride, it’s a great way to enjoy a great game even more.  Here is my fantasy baseball team this year, once again christened the Feisty Foxes.  I went home run heavy with a bullpen of solid pitchers.  Let me know what you think and/or how your fantasy draft went this year.  Good luck everyone!

C – Evan Gattis – Houston Astros

1B – Jose Abreu – Chicago White Sox

2B – Jonathan Schoop – Baltimore Orioles

3B – Mike Moustakas – Kansas City Royals

SS – Zack Cozart – Los Angeles Angels

LF – Marcell Ozuna – St. Louis Cardinals

CF – Adam Jones – Baltimore Orioles

RF – Giancarlo Stanton – New York Yankees

Bench – Corey Dickerson – Pittsburgh Pirates

 Bench – Aaron Hicks – New York Yankees

Bench – Jedd Gyorko – St. Louis Cardinals

SP – Gerrit Cole– Houston Astros

SP – Corey Kluber – Cleveland Indians

SP – Carlos Martinez – St. Louis Cardinals

SP – Sonny Gray – New York Yankees

SP – Gio Gonzalez – Washington Nationals

SP – Cole Hamels – Texas Rangers

SP – Dylan Bundy – Baltimore Orioles

SP – Michael Fulmer – Detroit Tigers

RP – Corey Knebel – Milwaukee Brewers

RP – Alex Colome – Tamps Bay Rays


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Sports – NFL 2018 Old Faces New Places

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The 2018 NFL season is almost here.  Before we start predicting who will win what, let’s take a look at the new places that some old faces have landed during the offseason.  Here are some free agents and traded players in fresh locations that might change the future of their new clubs:

Buffalo Bills – A.J. McCarron, QB – from Cincinnati Bengals

Buffalo Bills – Vontae Davis, CB – from Indianapolis Colts

Buffalo Bills – Star Latulelei, DT – Carolina Panthers

Miami Dolphins – Danny Amendola, WR – from New England Patriots

Miami Dolphins – Robert Quinn, DE – from Los Angeles Rams

Miami Dolphins – Sheldon Richardson, DT – from Seattle Seahawks

New England Patriots – Jeremy Hill, RB – from Cincinnati Bengals

New England Patriots – Jason McCourty, CB – from Cleveland Browns

New England Patriots – Danny Shelton, DT – from Cleveland Browns

New England Patriots – Andrian Clayborn, DT – from Atlanta Falcons

New York Jets – Isaiah Crowell, RB – from Cleveland Browns

New York Jets – Teddy Bridgewater, QB – from Minnesota Vikings

New York Jets – Trumaine Johnson, CB – from Los Angeles Rams

Baltimore Ravens – Michael Crabtree, WR – from Oakland Raiders

Cincinnati Bengals – Cordy Glenn, OT – from Buffalo Bills

Cincinnati Bengals – Chris Baker, DT – from Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Cleveland Browns – Tyrod Taylor, QB – from Buffalo Bills

Cleveland Browns – Jarvis Landry, WR – from Miami Dolphins

Cleveland Browns – Carlos Hyde, RB – from San Francisco 49ers

Pittsburgh Steelers – Morgan Burnett, S – from Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans – Tyrann Mathieu, S – from Arizona Cardinals

Indianapolis Colts – Eric Ebron, TE – from Detroit Lions

Jacksonville Jaguars – A. Sefarian-Jenkins, TE – from New York Jets

Jacksonville Jaguars – Donte Moncrief, WR – from Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars – DJ Hayden, CB – from Detroit Lions

Jacksonville Jaguars – Andrew Norwell, OG – from Carolina Panthers

Tennessee Titans – Malcolm Butler, CB – from New England Patriots

Tennessee Titans – Dion Lewis, RB – from New England Patriots

Denver Broncos – Case Keenum, QB – from Minnesota Vikings

Denver Broncos – Delvin Breaux, CB – from New Orleans Saints

Kansas City Chiefs – Anthony Hitchens, LB – from Dallas Cowboys

Kansas City Chiefs – Sammy Watkins, WR – from Los Angeles Rams

Los Angeles Chargers – Virgil Green, TE – from Denver Broncos

Oakland Raiders – Jordy Nelson, WR – from Green Bay Packers

Oakland Raiders – Doug Martin, RB – from Tampa Bay Buccaneers

New York Giants – Nate Solder, OT – from New England Patriots

New York Giants – Jonathan Stewart, RB – from Carolina Panthers

New York Giants – Alec Ogletree, LB – from Los Angeles Rams

Philadelphia Eagles – Haloti Ngata, DT – from Detroit Lions

Philadelphia Eagles – Michael Bennett, DE – from Seattle Seahawks

Washington Redskins – Alex Smith, QB – from Kansas City Chiefs

Chicago Bears – Cody Parkey, K – from Miami Dolphins

Chicago Bears – Allen Robinson, WR – from Jacksonville Jaguars

Chicago Bears – Trey Burton, TE – from Philadelphia Eagles

Detroit Lions – LaGarrette Blount, RB – from Philadelphia Eagles

Detroit Lions – DeShawn Shead, CB – from Seattle Seahawks

Green Bay Packers – Mo Wilkerson, DT – from New York Jets

Green Bay Packers – Jimmy Graham, TE – from Seattle Seahawks

Minnesota Vikings – Kirk Cousins, QB – from Washington Redskins

Carolina Panthers – Torrey Smith, WR – from Philadelphia Eagles

Carolina Panthers – Dontari Poe, DT – from Atlanta Falcons

New Orleans Saints – Patrick Robinson, CB – from Philadelphia Eagles

New Orleans Saints – Kurt Coleman, S – from Carolina Panthers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Ryan Jensen, C – from Baltimore Ravens

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Vinny Curry, DE – from Philadelphia Eagles

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Jason Pierre-Paul, DE – from New York Giants

Arizona Cardinals – Andre Smith, OT – from Cincinnati Bengals

Arizona Cardinals – Justin Pugh, OT – from New York Giants

Arizona Cardinals – Sam Bradford, QB – from Minnesota Vikings

Los Angeles Rams – Aqib Talib, CB – from Denver Broncos

Los Angeles Rams – Marcus Peters, CB – from Kansas City Chiefs

Los Angeles Rams – Sam Shields, CB – from Green Bay Packers

San Francisco 49ers – Jerrick McKinnon, RB – from Minnesota Vikings

San Francisco 49ers – Richard Sherman, CB– from Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks – Ed Dickson, TE – from Carolina Panthers

 


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Sports – 2018 NCAA Tournament

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March Madness is here!  It’s time once again to predict a bunch of basketball games, get most of them wrong, and then rub it in your friend’s face when they do worse than you.  The field is wide open this year, per usual, and any team could win the championship.  Here are my picks for the Final Four and my prediction for the winner of the dance.

 

Midwest – Duke Blue Devils

West – Gonzaga Bulldogs

East – Villanova Wildcats

South – Cincinnati Bearcats

2018 NCAA Champion


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Sports – 2018 MLB Predictions

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With free agency over, spring training starting, and no one having any real idea how any of the clubs will actually perform, I think it’s time to make some picks.  So here they are, my 2018 MLB Way Too Early Predictions.

AL East – New York Yankees

AL Central – Cleveland Indians

AL West – Houston Astros

NL East – Washington Nationals

NL Central – St. Louis Cardinals

NL West – Los Angeles Dodgers

Wild Cards

World Series


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Sports – 2018 NFL Free Agency

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With the 2017 season behind us, the Super Bowl over, and the reality of zero football settling in, it’s never too early to look ahead to next year. The 2018 season kicks off with the HOF game in Canton in August and the Opener in Philadelphia in September, but before that there are two major events that will change your team’s future. One is the Draft in April, and the other is Free Agency in March. There are veteran players out there for the taking, and they could help your team right away with their talent and experience. Here is a look at some of the top NFL Free Agents of 2018:

 

Kirk Cousins – QB – Washington Redskins

Drew Brees – QB – New Orleans Saints

Le’Veon Bell – RB – Pittsburgh Steelers

Trai Turner – OG – Carolina Panthers

Jimmy Graham – TE – Seattle Seahawks

Jarvis Landry – WR – Miami Dolphins

Sheldon Richardson – DT – Seattle Seahawks

Tyler Eifert – TE – Cincinnati Bengals

Case Keenum – QB – Minnesota Vikings

Sammy Watkins – WR – Los Angeles Rams

Malcolm Butler – CB – New England Patriots

Ezekiel Ansah – DT – Detroit Lions

Trumaine Johnson – CB – Los Angeles Rams

Larry Fitzgerald – WR – Arizona Cardinals

Sam Bradford – QB – Minnsota Vikings

DeMarcus Lawrence – DE – Dallas Cowboys

Antonio Gates – TE – Los Angeles Chargers

Terrelle Pryor – WR – Washington Redskins

A.J. McCarron – QB – Cincinnati Bengals

Nate Solder – OT – New England Patriots


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Sports – 2018 NFL Coaching Carousel

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Now that the Super Bowl is over, it’s not too early to look ahead to the 2018 season, especially for those teams who have already undergone a lot of change.  Nothing says a fresh start like a new head coach, and many NFL teams made the switch after tough losses or tough years in general.  Here is a look at the new faces and their new teams:

Indianapolis Colts – Josh McDaniels

Tennessee Titans – Mike Vrabel

Oakland Raiders – Jon Gruden

New York Giants – Pat Shurmer

Chicago Bears – Matt Nagy

Detroit Lions – Kyle Matt Patricia

Arizona Cardinals – Steve Wilks


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Sports – NFL Picks 2017, Super Bowl

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Here is my NFL Super Bowl Pick

(4-6 for the postseason, 167-89 for the regular season)

 

Phi @ NE