The appeal that Tom Brady made to the NFL after his deflate-gate suspension has been made public. The entire 172 page transcript is available online, and a lot of it is not easily understood, but it can be boiled down to a few main points. The first is that the balls used in the AFC Championship game last year would have naturally deflated because of moving from hot to cold temperatures. This would have happened pretty quickly once the balls were brought out on the field. There is reason to believe that the balls that the Patriots used were treated differently in some way thanRead More →

Finish in Style

Brett Favre was recently inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and had his number retired in front of a big audience at Lambeau Field. Fans cheered him as he was officially canonized into the team’s long and storied history. The famous Number 4 will now be hanging from the rafters, so to speak. This is an interesting contrast to the last time Favre was here five years ago. At that point, Favre was playing for the Minnesota Vikings and was heavily booed by the crowd at his former home field. It made sense at the time, considering the rivalry between the PackersRead More →

Pick some winners

The NFL season doesn’t start for several more weeks, but fantasy football players are already starting to get their teams outlined and ready for the draft. If you are a fantasy football fan, you probably already have a good idea of who you want to draft onto your team, but there are many ways of approaching this, and having a few different sources for ideas will be to your benefit. The time tested advice is that players hit their peak in their late 20s. This is when, athletically, a player is strongest and at their most explosive. You tend to find positions where older playersRead More →