Category Archives: Sports

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Sports – NFL Rookies 2021 Top 20

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QB Trevor Lawrence – Jacksonville Jaguars

QB Zach Wilson – New York Jets

QB Trey Lance – San Francisco 49ers

TE Kyle Pitts – Atlanta Falcons

WR Ja’Marr Chase – Cincinnati Bengals

WR Jaylen Waddle – Miami Dolphins

OL Penei Sewell – Detroit Lions

CB Jaycee Horn – Carolina Panthers

CB Patrick Surtain – Denver Broncos

WR DeVonta Smith – Philadelphia Eagles

QB Justin Fields – Chicago Bears

LB Micah Parsons – Dallas Cowboys

OL Rashawn Slater – Los Angeles Chargers

OL Alijah Vera-Tucker – New York Jets

QB Mac Jones – New England Patriots

LB Zaven Collins – Arizona Cardinals

OT Alex Leatherwood – Las Vegas Raiders

EDGE – Jaelen Phillips – Miami Dolphins

LB Jamin Davis – Washington Football Team

WR Kadarius Toney – New York Giants

 


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Sports – Super Bowl 56 Odds

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The 2021 NFL season has already begun in earnest, at least to super fans, with the opening of Free Agency and the completion of the NFL Draft.  Now it’s on to Rookie camps, Mini-Camps, OTAs, all the prep work for a long & grueling season.  Soon we’ll have the start of Training Camps, and in September the Regular Season begins.  The end of the year, culminating in the 56th Super Bowl, might seem a long way off, but February will come quickly, and, in Las Vegas at least, odds-makers are preparing to call the game.  Here are the current Super Bowl favorites according to Bovada:

 

1. Kansas City Chiefs

2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

3. Buffalo Bills

4. Los Angeles Rams

5. San Francisco 49ers

6. Baltimore Ravens

7. Cleveland Browns

8. Green Bay Packers

9. Denver Broncos

10. Indianapolis Colts

11. New England Patriots

12. Seattle Seahawks

13. Tennessee Titans

14. Dallas Cowboys

15. Los Angeles Chargers

16. New Orleans Saints

17. Miami Dolphins

18. Arizona Cardinals

19. Minnesota Vikings

20. Pittsburgh Steelers

21. Washington Football Team

22. Chicago Bears

23. Las Vegas Raiders

24. Carolina Panthers

25. New York Giants

26. Philadelphia Eagles

27. Atlanta Falcons

28. Cincinnati Bengals

29. Jacksonville Jaguars

30. New York Jets

31. Detroit Lions

32. Houston Texans

 


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Sports – 2021 NFL Draft Recap

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The 2021 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. Jacksonville Jaguars – Trevor Lawrence, QB from Clemson

2. New York Jets – Zach Wilson, QB from BYU

3. San Francisco 49ers – Trey Lance, QB from NDSU

4. Atlanta Falcons – Kyle Pitts, TE from Florida

5. Cincinnati Bengals – Ja’Marr Chase, WR from LSU

6. Miami Dolphins – Jaylen Waddle, WR from Alabama

7. Detroit Lions – Penei Sewell, OL from Oregon

8. Carolina Panthers – Jaycee Horn, CB from South Carolina

9. Denver Broncos – Patrick Surtain, CB from Alabama

10. Philadelphia Eagles ( ⇆ Dallas Cowboys) – DeVonta Smith, WR from Alabama

11. Chicago Bears ( ⇆ New York Giants) – Justin Fields, QB from OSU

12. Dallas Cowboys ( ⇆ Philadelphia Eagles) – Micah Parsons, LB from Penn State

13. Los Angeles Chargers – Rashawn Slater, OL from Northwestern

14. New York Jets ( ⇆ Minnesota Vikings) – Alijah Vera-Tucker, OL from USC

15. New England Patriots – Mac Jones, QB from Alabama

16. Arizona Cardinals – Zaven Collins, LB from Tulsa

17. Las Vegas Raiders – Alex Leatherwood, OT from Alabama

18. Miami Dolphins – Jaelen Phillips, EDGE from UCLA

19. Washington Football Team – Jamin Davis, LB from Kentucky

20. New York Giants ( ⇆ Chicago Bears) – Kadarius Toney, WR from Florida

21. Indianapolis Colts – Kwity Paye, EDGE from Michigan

22. Tennessee Titans – Caleb Farley, CB from VT

23. Minnesota Vikings ( ⇆ New York Jets) – Christian Darrisaw, OL from VT

24. Pittsburgh Steelers – Najee Harris, RB from Alabama

25. Jacksonville Jaguars – Travis Etienne, RB from Clemson

26. Cleveland Browns – Greg Newsome, CB from Northwestern

27. Baltimore Ravens – Rashod Bateman, WR from Minnesota

28. New Orleans Saints – Payton Turner, EDGE from Houston

29. Green Bay Packers – Eric Stokes, CB from Georgia

30. Buffalo Bills – Gregory Rousseau, EDGE from Miami

31. Baltimore Ravens – Odafe Oweh, EDGE from Penn State

32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Joe Tyron, EDGE from Washington


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Sports – 2021 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 2021 Mock Draft:

1. Jacksonville Jaguars – Trevor Lawrence, QB from Clemson

2. New York Jets – Zach Wilson, QB from BYU

3. San Francisco 49ers – Mac Jones, QB from Alabama

4. Atlanta Falcons – Kyle Pitts, TE from Florida

5. Cincinnati Bengals – Penei Sewell, OL from Oregon

6. Miami Dolphins – DeVonta Smith, WR from Alabama

7. Detroit Lions – Ja’Marr Chase, WR from LSU

8. Carolina Panthers – Rashawn Slater, OL from Northwestern

9. Denver Broncos – Justin Fields, QB from OSU

10. New England Patriots ( ⇆ Dallas Cowboys) – Trey Lance, QB from NDSU

11. New York Giants – Jaylen Waddle, WR from Alabama

12. Philadelphia Eagles – Jaycee Horn, CB from South Carolina

13. Los Angeles Chargers – Christian Darrisaw, OL from VT

14. Minnesota Vikings – Kwity Paye, EDGE from Michigan

15. Dallas Cowboys ( ⇆ New England Patriots) – Patrick Surtain, CB from Alabama

16. Arizona Cardinals – Micah Parsons, LB from Penn State

17. Las Vegas Raiders – Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB from Notre Dame

18. Buffalo Bills ( ⇆ Miami Dolphins) – Travis Etienne, RB from Clemson

19. Washington Football Team – Jamin Davis, LB from Kentucky

20. Chicago Bears – Caleb Farley, CB from VT

21. Indianapolis Colts – Elijah Moore, WR from Ole Miss

22. Tennessee Titans – Jaelen Phillips, EDGE from UCLA

23. New York Jets – Greg Newsome, CB from Northwestern

24. Pittsburgh Steelers – Najee Harris, RB from Alabama

25. Jacksonville Jaguars – Kadarius Toney, WR from Florida

26. Cleveland Browns – Christian Barmore, DL from Alabama

27. Baltimore Ravens – Trevon Moehrig, S from TCU

28. New Orleans Saints – Zaven Collins, LB from Tulsa

29. Green Bay Packers – Rashod Bateman, WR from Minnesota

30. Miami Dolphins ( ⇆ Buffalo Bills) – Alijah Vera-Tucker, OL from USC

31. Baltimore Ravens – Terrace Marshall, WR from LSU

32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Davis Mills, QB from Stanford

 


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Sports – NFL 2021 Old Faces New Places

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The 2021 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:

 

Emmanuel Sanders – WR – Buffalo Bills

Will Fuller – WR – Miami Dolphins

Hunter Henry – TE – New England Patriots

Corey Davis – WR – New York Jets

Kevin Zeitler – OG – Baltimore Ravens

Larry Ogunjobi – DT – Cincinnati Bengals

John Johnson – S – Cleveland Browns

Dwayne Haskins – QB – Pittsburgh Steelers

Tyrod Taylor – QB – Houston Texans

Carson Wentz – QB – Indianapolis Colts

Marvin Jones – WR – Jacksonville Jaguars

Bud Dupree – LB – Tennessee Titans

Kyle Fuller – CB – Denver Broncos

Joe Thuney – OG – Kansas City Chiefs

Kenyan Drake – RB – Las Vegas Raiders

Jared Cook – TE – Los Angeles Chargers

Keanu Neal – S – Dallas Cowboys

Kenny Golladay – WR – New York Giants

Anthony Harris – S – Philadelphia Eagles

Ryan Fitzpatrick – QB – Washington Football Team

Andy Dalton – QB – Chicago Bears

Jared Goff – QB – Detroit Lions

No One – As Always – Green Bay Packers

Patrick Peterson – CB – Minnesota Vikings

Mike Davis – RB – Atlanta Falcons

Sam Darnold – QB – Carolina Panthers

Nick Vannett – TE – New Orleans Saints

Whole Team – Back Together – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

JJ Watt – DE – Arizona Cardinals

Matthew Stafford – QB – Los Angeles Rams

Alex Mack – C – San Francisco 49ers

Gabe Jackson – OG – Seattle Seahawks

 


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Sports – 2021 MLB Predictions

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With free agency over, spring training behind us, 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 2021 MLB Way Too Under Educated Predictions:

AL East – New York Yankees

AL Central – Chicago White Sox

AL West – Los Angeles Angels

NL East – Atlanta Braves

NL Central – St. Louis Cardinals

NL West – Los Angeles Dodgers

Wild Cards

World Series

 


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Sports – Feisty Foxes 2021

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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 IL 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!

 

Hitters

 

C – Salvador Perez – Kansas City Royals

1B – Freddie Freeman – Atlanta Braves

2B – Andres Gimenez – Cleveland Indians

3B – Rafael Devers – Boston Red Sox

SS – Trevor Story – Colorado Rockies

LF – Tommy Pham – San Diego Padres

CF – AJ Pollock – Los Angeles Dodgers

RF – Kyle Lewis – Seattle Mariners

Util – Nolan Arenado – St. Louis Cardinals

Bench (Outfield) – Ramon Laureano – Oakland Athletics

Bench (Infield) – Tommy Edman – St. Louis Cardinals

 

Pitchers

 

SP – Tyler Glasnow – Tampa Bay Rays

SP – Stephen Strasburg – Washington Nationals

RP – Brad Hand – Washington Nationals

RP – Kenley Jansen – Los Angeles Dodgers

P – Adam Wainwright – St. Louis Cardinals

P – Lance Lynn – Chicago White Sox

P – Marcus Stroman – New York Mets

P – Shohei Ohtani – Los Angeles Angels

P – Kwang Hyun Kim – St. Louis Cardinals

P – Michael Pineda – Minnesota Twins

 

Stashed

 

SP – Chris Sale – Boston Red Sox

SP – Noah Syndergaard – New York Mets


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Sports – 2021 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 – Alabama Crimson Tide

West – Gonzaga Bulldogs

Midwest – Loyola Chicago Ramblers

South – Baylor Bears

 

2021 NCAA Champion

 


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Sports – 2021 NFL Free Agency

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With the 2020 season behind us, the Super Bowl over, and the reality of zero football setting in, it’s never too early to look ahead to next year. The 2021 season kicks off with the HOF game in Canton in August and the NFL Opener 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 2021:

 

QB

  1. Dak Prescott
  2. Ryan Fitzpatrick
  3. Jameis Winston
  4. Cam Newton
  5. Tyrod Taylor

RB

  1. Aaron Jones
  2. Chris Carson
  3. Kenyan Drake
  4. James Conner
  5. Le’Veon Bell

WR

  1. Chris Godwin
  2. Allen Robinson
  3. Kenny Golladay
  4. Will Fuller
  5. Corey Davis

TE

  1. Hunter Henry
  2. Jonnu Smith
  3. Gerald Everett
  4. Rob Gronkowski
  5. Jared Cook

OL

  1. Trent Williams
  2. Brandon Scherff
  3. Taylor Moton
  4. Joe Tuney
  5. Corey Linsley

DL

  1. JJ Watt
  2. Leonard Williams
  3. Jadaveon Clowney
  4. Davlin Tomlison
  5. Shelby Harris

LB

  1. Lavonte David
  2. Shaquil Barrett
  3. Carl Lawson
  4. Matt Milano
  5. Yannick Ngakoue

CB

  1. Richard Sherman
  2. William Jackson
  3. Desmond King
  4. Shaquil Griffin
  5. Troy Hill

S

  1. Justin Simmons
  2. Anthony Harris
  3. Marcus Williams
  4. Marcus Maye
  5. John Johnson

 


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Sports – 2021 NFL Coaching Carousel

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Now that the Super Bowl is over, it’s not too early to look ahead to the 2021 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:

 

New York Jets – Robert Saleh

Houston Texans – David Culley

Jacksonville Jaguars – Urban Meyer

Los Angeles Chargers – Brandon Staley

Philadelphia Eagles – Nick Sirianni

Detroit Lions – Dan Campbell

Atlanta Falcons – Arthur Smith