Category Archives: Sports

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Sports – 2019 NFL Draft Recap

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The 2019 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. Arizona Cardinals – Kyler Murray, QB Oklahoma

2. San Francisco 49ers – Nick Bosa, DE OSU

3. New York Jets – Quinnen Williams, DT Alabama

4. Oakland Raiders – Clelin Ferrell, DE Clemson

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Devin White, LB LSU

6. New York Giants – Daniel Jones, QB Duke

7. Jacksonville Jaguars – Josh Allen, LB Kentucky

8. Detroit Lions – TJ Hockenson, TE Iowa

9. Buffalo Bills – Ed Oliver, DT Houston

10. Pittsburgh Steelers – Devin Bush, LB Michigan

11. Cincinnati Bengals – Jonah Williams, OG Alabama

12. Green Bay Packers – Rashan Gary, DE Michigan

13. Miami Dolphins – Christian Wilkins, DT Clemson

14. Atlanta Falcons – Chris Lindstrom, OG Boston College

15. Washington Redskins – Dwayne Haskins, QB OSU

16. Carolina Panthers – Brian Burns, DE FSU

17. New York Giants – Dexter Lawrence, DT Clemson

18. Minnesota Vikings – Garrett Bradbury, C N.C. State

19. Tennessee Titans – Jeffery Simmons, DT Mississippi St.

20. Denver Broncos – Noah Fant, TE Iowa

21. Green Bay Packers – Darnell Savage, S Maryland

22. Philadelphia Eagles – Andre Dillard, OT WSU

23. Houston Texans – Tytus Howard, OT Alabama St.

24. Oakland Raiders – Josh Jacobs, RB Alabama

25. Baltimore Ravens – Marquise Brown, WR Oklahoma

26. Washington Redskins – Montez Sweat, DE Mississippi St.

27. Oakland Raiders – Johnathan Abram, S Mississippi St,

28. Los Angeles Chargers – Jerry Tillery, DT Notre Dame

29. Seattle Seahawks – L.J. Collier, DE TCU

30. New York Giants – DeAndre Baker, CB Georgia

31. Atlanta Falcons – Kaleb Mcgary, OT Washington

32. New England Patriots – N’keal Harry, WR ASU


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Sports – 2019 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 2019 Mock Draft:


1. Arizona Cardinals – Kyler Murray, QB Oklahoma

2. San Francisco 49ers – Nick Bosa, DE OSU

3. New York Jets – Quinnen Williams, DT Alabama

4. Oakland Raiders – Ed Oliver, DT Houston

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Devin White, LB LSU

6. New York Giants – Josh Allen, LB Kentucky

7. Jacksonville Jaguars – Jawaan Taylor, T Florida

8. Detroit Lions – Montez Sweat, DE Mississippi St.

9. Buffalo Bills – Andre Dillard, OT WSU

10. Denver Broncos – Devin Bush, LB Michigan

11. Cincinnati Bengals – Dwayne Haskins, QB OSU

12. Green Bay Packers – TJ Hockenson, TE Iowa

13. Miami Dolphins – Rashan Gary, DE Michigan

14. Atlanta Falcons – Jonah Williams, OG Alabama

15. Washington Redskins – DK Metcalf, WR Ole Miss

16. Carolina Panthers – Cody Ford, OG Oklahoma

17. New York Giants – Drew Lock, QB Missouri

18. Minnesota Vikings – Noah Fant, TE Iowa

19. Tennessee Titans – Marquise Brown, WR Oklahoma

20. Pittsburgh Steelers – Byron Murphy, CB Washington

21. Seattle Seahawks – Brian Burns, DE FSU

22. Baltimore Ravens – Parris Campbell, WR OSU

23. Houston Texans – DeAndre Baker, CB Georgia

24. Oakland Raiders – Josh Jacobs, RB Alabama

25. Philadelphia Eagles – Greedy Williams, CB LSU

26. Indianapolis Colts – Dexter Lawrence, DT Clemson

27. Oakland Raiders – Irv Smith, TE Alabama

28. Los Angeles Chargers – Daniel Jones, QB Duke

29. Kansas City Chiefs – Garrett Bradbury, C N.C. State

30. Green Bay Packers – AJ Brown, WR Ole Miss

31. Los Angeles Rams – Jeffery Simmons, DT Mississippi St,

32. New England Patriots – Christian Wilkins, DT Clemson

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Sports – Feisty Foxes 2019

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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 – Yadier Molina – St. Louis Cardinals

1B –Paul Goldschmidt – St. Louis Cardinals

2B – Max Muncy – Los Angeles Dodgers

3B – Matt Chapman – Oakland Athletics

SS – Jean Segura – Philadelphia Phillies

LF – J.D. Martinez – Boston Red Sox

CF – Aaron Hicks – New York Yankees

RF – Nicholas Castellanos – Detroit Tigers

Util – Kyle Schwarber – Chicago Cubs

 Bench –Max Kepler – Minnesota Twins

Bench – Chris Taylor – Los Angeles Dodgers

Bench – Jesse Winker – Cincinnati Reds

SP – Gerrit Cole– Houston Astros

SP – James Paxton – New York Yankees

SP – German Marquez – Colorado Rockies

SP – Kyle Hendricks – Chicago Cubs

SP – Carlos Rodon – Chicago White Sox

SP – Anibal Sanchez – Washington Nationals

SP – Dereck Rodriguez – San Francisco Giants

RP – Kenley Jansen –Los Angeles Dodgers

RP – Shane Greene – Detroit Tigers


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Sports – 2019 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:

East – Duke Blue Devils

West – Texas Tech Red Raiders

Midwest – North Carolina Tar Heels

South – Virginia Cavaliers

2018 NCAA Champion

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Sports – NFL 2019 Old Faces New Places

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The 2019 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 –Frank Gore, RB – from Miami Dolphins

Buffalo Bills –John Brown, WR – from Baltimore Ravens

Buffalo Bills –Tyler Kroft, DT – from Cincinnati Bengals

Buffalo Bills – Kevin Johnson, CB – from Houston Texans

Buffalo Bills – Cole Beasley, WR – from Dallas Cowboys

Miami Dolphins – Dwayne Allen, TE – from New England Patriots

Miami Dolphins – Eric Rowe, CB – from New England Patriots

New England Patriots – Michael Bennett, DE – from Philadelphia Eagles

New York Jets –CJ Mosley, LB – from Baltimore Ravens

New York Jets – Le’Veon Bell, RB – from Pittsburgh Steelers

New York Jets – Kelechi Osemele, OG – from Oakland Raiders

New York Jets – Jamison Crowder, WR – from Washington Redskins

Baltimore Ravens – Mark Ingram, RB – from New Orleans Saints

Baltimore Ravens – Earl Thomas, S – from Seattle Seahawks

Cleveland Browns – Kareem Hunt, RB – from Kansas City Chiefs

Cleveland Browns –Odell Beckham, WR – from New York Giants

Cleveland Browns –Olivier Vernon, DE – from New York Giants

Cleveland Browns – Sheldon Richardson, DT – from Minnesota Vikings

Pittsburgh Steelers – Steven Nelson, CB – from Kansas City Chiefs

Houston TexansTashaun Gipson, S – from Jacksonville Jaguars

Houston TexansBradley Roby, CB – from Denver Broncos

Indianapolis ColtsDevin Funchess, WR – from Carolina Panthers

Jacksonville JaguarsNick Foles, QB – from Philadelphia Eagles

Tennessee TitansCameron Wake, DE – from Miami Dolphins

Tennessee TitansAdam Humpheries, WR – from Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee TitansRoger Safford, OG – from Los Angeles Rams

Denver BroncosJa’Wuan James, OT – from Miami Dolphins

Denver BroncosJoe Flacco, QB – from Baltimore Ravens

Denver BroncosKareem Jackson, CB – from Houston Texans

Kansas City ChiefsTyrann Mathieu, S – from Houston Texans

Kansas City ChiefsCarlos Hyde, RB – from Jacksonville Jaguars

Los Angeles ChargersTyrod Taylor, QB – from Cleveland Browns

Los Angeles ChargersThomas Davis, LB – from Carolina Panthers

Oakland RaidersTrent Brown, OT – from New England Patriots

Oakland RaidersAntonio Brown, WR – from Pittsburgh Steelers

Oakland RaidersTyrell Williams, WR – from Los Angeles Chargers

Oakland RaidersLamarcus Joyner, S – from Los Angeles Rams

Dallas CowboysJason Witten, TE – retirement

New York GiantsJabril Peppers, S – from Cleveland Browns

New York GiantsKevin Zeitler, OG – from Cleveland Browns

New York GiantsAntoine Bethea, CB – from Arizona Cardinals

Philadelphia EaglesMalik Jackson, DT – from Jacksonville Jaguars

Philadelphia EaglesDeSean Jackson, WR – from Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Washington RedskinsCase Keenum, QB – from Denver Broncos

Washington RedskinsLandon Collins, S – from New York Giants

Chicago BearsCordarrelle Patterson, WR – from New England Patriots

Chicago BearsBuster Skrine, CB – from New York Jets

Detroit LionsDanny Amendola, WR – from Miami Dolphins

Detroit LionsTrey Flowers, DE – from New England Patriots

Detroit Lions – Jesse James, TE – from Pittsburgh Steelers

Green Bay PackersZadarius Smith, DE – from Baltimore Ravens

Green Bay PackersPreston Smith, DE – from Washington Redskins

Green Bay PackersAdrian Amos, S – from Chicago Bears

Carolina PanthersMatt Paradis, C – from Denver Broncos

New Orleans SaintsLatavias Murray, RB – from Minnesota Vikings

Tampa Bay BuccaneersBreshad Perriman, WR – from Cleveland Browns

Tampa Bay BuccaneersDeone Buchanon, S – from Arizona Cardinals

Tampa Bay BuccaneersBradley Pinion, P – from San Francisco 49ers

Arizona CardinalsCharles Clay, TE – from Buffalo Bills

Arizona CardinalsTerrell Suggs, LB – from Baltimore Ravens

Arizona CardinalsMarcus Gilbert, OT – from Pittsburgh Steelers

Arizona CardinalsJordan Hicks, LB – from Philadelphia Eagles

Arizona CardinalsRobert Alford, CB – from Atlanta Falcons

Arizona Cardinals – Brooks Reed, LB – from Atlanta Falcons

Arizona CardinalsJR Sweezy, OG – from Seattle Seahawks

Los Angeles RamsEric Weddle, S – from Baltimore Ravens

San Francisco 49ersDee Ford, DE – from Kansas City Chiefs

San Francisco 49ersTevin Coleman, RB– from Atlanta Falcons

San Francisco 49ersKwon Alexander, LB– from Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Seattle SeahawksJason Myers, K – from New York Jets


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Sports – 2019 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 2019 MLB Way Too Early Predictions.

AL East – New York Yankees

AL Central – Cleveland Indians

AL West – Houston Astros

NL East – Philadelphia Phillies

NL Central – Chicago Cubs

NL West – Colorado Rockies

Wild Cards

World Series


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Sports – The Columbus Flight

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Any Madden NFL fan has made a few fantasy franchises, complete with uniforms and stadiums and personally-selected lineups.  Living in Columbus, OH, I’ve often thought about the possibility of my city hosting an NFL team, or perhaps the Bengals or the Browns switching locations and changing their name.  Because of our history in aviation and our moniker as the Birthplace of Aviation Engineers, I think the Columbus Flight is an appropriate name.  Humorously enough, there was a proposed team called the Columbus Flight in a proposed league called the North American Football League, which turned out to be a fraud and never left the ground.  That’s where I got the logo you see above, and it’s pretty cool, so I borrowed it to create my own new franchise, right here in my city.  If I could choose the best free agent at some of the major positions, my team would be pretty damn good, and it would look something like this:


QB – Teddy Bridgewater

RB – Le’Veon Bell

WR – Randall Cobb

WR – Devin Funchess

TE – Jared Cook

DE – DeMarcus Lawrence

DE – Dante Fowler Jr.

LB – C.J. Mosley

LB – Mychal Kendricks

S – Eric Reid

S – Tyrann Mathieu

CB – Jason Verrett

CB – Ronald Darby


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Sports – 2019 NFL Free Agency

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With the 2018 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 2019 season kicks off with the HOF game in Canton in August and the Opener in New England 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 2019:

DeMarcus Lawrence – DE – Dallas Cowboys

Le’Veon Bell – RB – Pittsburgh Steelers

Jadeveon Clowney – DE – Houston Texans

Grady Jarrett – DT – Atlanta Falcons

Trey Flowers – DE – New England Patriots

Earl Thomas – S – Seattle Seahawks

Dee Ford – LB – Kansas City Chiefs

Frank Clark – LB – Seattle Seahawks

Landon Collins – S – New York Giants

C.J. Mosley – LB – Baltimore Ravens


More Offense: Teddy Bridgwater (QB – Saints), Daryl Williams (OT – Panthers), Matt Paradis (C – Broncos), Randall Cobb (WR – Packers), Tevin Coleman (RB – Falcons), Stephen Gostkowski (K – Patriots), Mark Ingram (RB – Saints), Ja’Wuan James (OT – Dolphins), Rodger Saffold (OG – Rams), Gold Tate (WR – Eagles).

More Defense: Anthony Barr (LB – Vikings), Sheldon Richardson (DT – Vikings), Ronald Darby (CB – Eagles), Tryann Mathieu (S – Texans), Lamarcus Joyner (S – Rams), Preston Smith (LB – Redskins), Ndamukong Suh (DT – Rams), K.J. Wright (LB – Seahawks), Za’Darius Smith (LB – Ravens), Ezekiel Ansah ( DE – Lions), Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (S – Redskins), Brandon Graham (DE – Eagles), Kwon Alexander (LB – Buccaneers), Jordan Hicks (LB – Eagles), Kareem Jackson (CB – Texans), Eric Reid (S – Panthers), Bradley Roby (CB – Broncos), Terrell Suggs (LB – Ravens).


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Sports – 2019 NFL Coaching Carousel

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Now that the Super Bowl is over, it’s not too early to look ahead to the 2019 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:

Miami Dolphins – Brian Flores

New York Jets – Adam Gase

Cincinnati Bengals – Zac Taylor

Cleveland Browns – Freddie Kitchens

Denver Broncos – Vic Fangio

Green Bay Packers – Matt LaFleur

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Brice Arians

Arizona Cardinals – Kliff Kingsbury


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Sports – NFL Picks 2018, Super Bowl

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Here is my Super Bowl pick

(5-5 for the postseason, 163-91-2 for the regular season)