S3, Ep. 3: Arif Hasan, Optimum Scouting/Zone Coverage Minnesota


Arif Hasan of Optimum Scouting and Zone Coverage Minnesota joins me for a special 2018 NFL Draft edition of the Because of Sports Podcast for a special! In today’s episode we discuss the upcoming NFL draft, give our takes on the top prospects, what it was like having the Super Bowl in Minnesota, where teams go wrong in the draft process, and much more.  (more…)

NFL Playoffs 2016: It’s Time For Matt Ryan, Alex Smith To Change Their Playoff Narrative


Alex Smith has guided the Chiefs to three playoff appearances in four seasons.

I’m currently reading the book “Rebel Yell”, written by S. C. Gwynne, about the life of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson. Early in the book it describes a time in Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia) in which Jackson established himself as a worthy war general and tactician to be reckoned with. He was unassuming, disciplined, and boring by personality, but was as gifted as any in field tactics. (more…)

National Football League 2016: Cowboys’ Dak Prescott Has Issues, And Must Fix Them Fast


Dak Prescott could be the Cowboys Quarterback of the future, but this stretch to end his rookie season will be a big test for the rookie. (Getty Images)

Let me offer a comparison to begin: (more…)

Ep. 20: Michael Felder, College Football Video Analyst, Bleacher Report


Michael Felder is proof that if you want to do something bad enough, all it takes is good, old-fashioned hard work. After his playing days as a walk-on for the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), “Mike” knew the regular 9-to-5 wasn’t for him. His passion for the game of football, particularly at the college level, is evident immediately when you talk to him. Hence why, after years of hard work, he’s now a college football video analyst for Bleacher Report. (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Thursday Night Football Audibles For Titans Vs. Jaguars


Marcus Mariota has shown flashes of great potential, but should be avoided tonight against Jacksonville. ((Photo: Bleacher Report)

My curiosity is piqued by one thing regarding tonight’s game.

How many will watch it?  (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Week 11 Waiver Targets, And A Pep Talk For All

imageLast night when I sat down to write this my wife walked by and asked ‘when is that over?’ That being the fantasy football season, of course. That question pretty much set the tone for what you’re (hopefully) going to read next. (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Thursday Night Football Audibles For Bills Vs. Jets

Buffalo Bills Tight End Charles Clay may not be the wisest option tonight against the New York Jets. Just a warning for those considering starting him this week in Fantasy Football. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman/USA TODAY Sports)

I like Rex Ryan.

Seriously, I like everything about him. He tells it like it is, he’s good at his job, and he knows how to bring a group together.

Think about his tenure as head coach of the New York Jets and what he was able to accomplish. (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Week 10 Waiver Targets

The Panthers' Devin Funchess caught three passes for 71 yards and a touchdown Sunday

The Panthers’ Devin Funchess caught three passes for 71 yards and a touchdown Sunday

Can we all take a minute to appreciate the stars in the NFL?  (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Thursday Night Audibles For Seahawks Vs. 49ers

We haven't seen "Beast Mode" yet in 2015, but I have a feeling we're close. (Photo: The Seattle Times)

We haven’t seen “Beast Mode” yet in 2015, but I have a feeling we’re close. (Photo: The Seattle Times)

I remember a time not very long ago when this game had a lot more Fantasy star power.

One of the more underrated rivalries now, not long ago before the San Francisco player exodus, NFC Championship conversation began and ended in the Pacific Northwest with these two teams. (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Week 5 Waiver Wire Targets, Notes On Martavis Bryant, Daily Fantasy Leagues, And Todd Gurley

(Photo: Jason Bridge/USA TODAY Sports)

(Photo: Jason Bridge/USA TODAY Sports)

On Bye: Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings

Week 5 is upon us, which makes this the money week in a lot of Fantasy Leagues.

I was talking to a buddy of mine during Monday Night Football last night and he brought up that if Jimmy Graham didn’t score eight points he was going to be 1-3 on the season. I didn’t have it in me to tell him that (more…)