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  1. Putting Together the Most Fun Fantasy Team Money Can Buy

    Robert Mays

    Fantasy football is supposed to be fun. I know it might sound obvious, but there are times when that idea gets lost, whether it's when you're smashing your laptop after a stat correction costs you a week, or when you're...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  2. A Few NFL Draft Prospects to Keep an Eye on This College Football...

    Robert Mays

    The 2014 college football season is rapidly approaching. Are you excited? We're excited! We're also here to help you prep for the impending campaign with a steady stream of preview content. So check back daily (well, not...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  3. Ranking the All-Time 'Madden' Cover Subjects

    Robert Mays

    The Madden cover - and all that comes with it - feels like it's been a part of football video games since football video games existed. We all remember how unstoppable QB Waggle was in Madden 94 and the...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  4. Brandon Marshall on ‘The View’ and Chip Kelly, Footba...

    Robert Mays

    A quick look at some of the NFL news from the past week. There are about a dozen reasons Brandon Marshall signing a contract on The View was weird. First, it was a reminder that EGOTer Whoopi Goldberg and Jenny McCarthy share the...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  5. Aaron Donald Is the NFL Draft’s Interior Terror

    Robert Mays

    There are dozens to choose from, but there is one play from Aaron Donald's remarkable senior season that stands alone as his favorite. It was early in the first quarter against Duke, with the Blue Devils driving. On a seco...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  6. Khalil Mack Is Here to Ruin Offenses and Chew Bubblegum

    Robert Mays

    As far as uniform number stories go, Khalil Mack's is up there. A Florida kid with just a single Division I scholarship offer, Mack landed at Buffalo. As a freshman, Mack's overall rating in NCAA Football was 46. It was the number...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  7. NFL Divisional Round Pain and Gain

    Robert Mays

    Wild-card weekend was a nearly perfect weekend of football, and it's because what we got out of it is exactly what we hoped for. The first round of the NFL playoffs is supposed to be about craziness. We want 45-44 wins, and weird upsets, and Beast Mo...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  8. The NFL Awards They Should Give

    Robert Mays

    The NFL regular reason is over, and you know what that means: Awards season has begun! It's that time of the year for final arguments about who deserves football's hardware, but rather than rehash the cases for MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, and ...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  9. NFL Week 15 Winners and Losers: Jamaal Charles for MVP, Peak Eli ...

    Robert Mays

    Winners Jamaal Charles: Playing against Jamaal Charles in fantasy yesterday was traumatizing. I'm not sure it's something from which I come back. Charles's 215-yard, five-touchdown day makes him the MVP of every fantasy league in which he was stil...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  10. All-22 All-Stars: Fletcher Cox, the Eagles' Budding Superstar

    Robert Mays

    As long as Chip Kelly is around, the Philadelphia Eagles will be defined by offense. When Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy came out playing at warp speed on Monday Night Football in Week 1, we were in. There was a lull in the middle of the season, but w...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  11. Death, Taxes, and Seattle at Home: The Seahawks Have Paved Their ...

    Robert Mays

    The Seahawks don't seem to get how this works. Becoming one of the best teams in football is a clearly defined process, and while they followed some of the early steps — find a franchise quarterback, build a great defense (although that one is ...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  12. Fly, Eagle, Fly: Nick Foles Is for Real

    Robert Mays

    For every football player, the helmet does a little something different. It turns some, like LaDainian Tomlinson, into superheroes. It felt like LT was from the future in part because he looked like he was. For others, it seems almost obligatory. I'm...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  13. Connor Barwin, Philadelphia Eagles linebacker and NFL hipster

    Robert Mays

    How Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin — a bike-riding, socially conscious, Animal Collective–loving hipster — is redefining what it means to be a football player.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2013
  14. Why 34-Year-Old Steve Smith Is Still the Soul of the Shiny New Pa...

    Robert Mays

    Explaining the excitement about the past six weeks of Panthers football is fairly easy. So many of us were rooting for Carolina last night against the NFL's bluest blood because the Panthers are new, and new is what we want. As ESPN flashed graphics ...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  15. Week 11 NFL Viewing Guide: This Is What We've Waited For

    Robert Mays

    This is our reward. For everyone who kept the faith through weeks of Titans-Rams and Ravens-Browns, the days of meaningful, excellent football are finally here. Along with the underappreciated marquee game of the week, we have a pair of hugely import...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  16. How the Chiefs Built the Best Defense in Football

    Robert Mays

    Exactly one year ago, the Kansas City Chiefs were 1-5 just starting a welcome bye week. Three days earlier they'd been embarrassed by a previously 1-3 Buccaneers team, 38-10, with 31 of those points coming in the second half. Kansas City was losing b...

    Blog | October 17, 2013