Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Week 5 Fantasy Football Pick Ups

Shaun Hill, St. Louis Rams
Should be back this week and is facing a terrible Eagles pass defense.

Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
Tough match up against his former team in the 49ers this week, but he has 3 TD passes in each of the past two weeks and looks like a solid bye week replacement.

Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings
Mentioned him a few times in past week after AP was put on double secret probation by the Vikings.  Asiata is the guy, but McKinnon should be a big part of Minnesota's offense.

Darrin Reaves, Carolina Panthers
RBs are dropping like flies in Carolina, I'm not saying he's good, just that he's currently healthy.

Wide Receivers:
Brandon LaFell, New England Patriots
He's not great.  But he did have 6 catches for 119 yards and a TD on Monday Night.  Maybe some was in garbage time but the team won't play Aaron Dobson or Kenbrell Thompkins.  LaFell was on the field for ALL 50 offensive snaps.  I'm not going to play him, but own him in deep leagues.

Jarius Wright, Minnesota Vikings
How about this guy?  8 catches for 132 yards on Sunday?  Sure, why not?  He could be a dude Teddy Bridgewater likes throwing to, so grab him and see what happens.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Jones & Keefe Break Out John & Suzyn

It was Derek Jeter's final game at Yankee Stadium, so what better time for Adam Jones and Rich Keefe to reenact John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman calling his first at-bat.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

WWE Podcast

Rich Keefe
 joined James Stewart (producer of Felger & Mazz and The Sports Hub wrestling expert) to discuss the state of the WWE following last week's "Night of Champions."

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Best Players on a Bye Week 4

Peyton Manning
Russell Wilson
Andy Dalton

Marshawn Lynch
Giovani Bernard
Terrence West
Isiah Crowell
Zac Stacy
Andre Ellington
Montee Ball

Wide Receiver:
Emmaunel Sanders
A.J. Green
Demaryious Thomas
Brian Quick
Larry Fitzgerald
Michael Floyd
Percy Harvin

Tight End:
Julius Thomas
Jordan Cameron

Week 4 Bye: Bengals, Browns, Broncos, Rams, Cardinals, Seahawks

Week 4 Fantasy Football Picks Ups

QB Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins
You should have picked him up last week. But if you're league is slow grab him now and start him Thursday against the Giants. 

RB Lorenzo Taliaferro, Baltimore Ravens
Can I pronounce it?  Nope. But I can click "add player."  He was great last week, but Bernard Pierce did not play.  See what happens.  

RB Branden Oliver, San Diego Chargers
Danny Woodhead is done for the year, Ryan Mathews is out a month and Donald Brown is Donald Brown. In steps Oliver?  Why not. 

WR Josh Brown, Arizona Cardinals
He's a quick little guy who gets in the end zone. So much attention on Fitzgerald and Floyd he's getting a chance to make plays.  He's on the bye this week, so a nice sneaky pick up. 


Miami Dolphins
Vs. Oakland in London!  London game sucks, it's my new theory to stream the best of the two London D's.  Miami isn't great but that Oakland O stinks. 

San Diego Chargers
Home against Jacksonville. Enough said. 

Washington Redskins
Let's try that Thursday night D thing again, home vs the Giants. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Rich Reviews: Gotham (First Episode)

I should start by saying that I am obsessed with Batman.  I've read a ton of the comic books (or graphic novels, because I'm an adult), I actually like all of the movies (well the Clooney one was a piece of trash but I still found some enjoyment in it.)  The video games are some of the best ever and how about the cartoon growing up?

I still find myself more a fan of Marvel Comics (X-Men, Fantastic 4, Avengers, Iron Man, Daredevil, Spider-Man, etc., etc.) compared to DC (Batman, Superman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman... Aquaman?).  But Batman, and his cast of villains, is my favorite.  The comic books graphic novels are off the charts good.  It's not just Batman, but the characters and the setting that make it great.  Gotham City is the best location in either comic universe and the Batman supporting cast is unbeatable.

So, Fox released Gotham on Monday night.  The show is NOT about Batman, instead the origin of some of the notable characters.  Yes Bruce Wayne is in it, but the show begins with the infamous moment of his parents, Thomas & Martha, being gunned down in an alley during a mugging.

If this show lasts long enough maybe we will see Batman, but that's not the selling point here.  Jim Gordon is the main character, his early days on the GCPD.  We also see young villains in their infancy stages and roles within Gotham.

One criticism that is fair, is it seems like they are trying to shoehorn classic characters into the story.  Without giving anything away, there is at least one character in episode one that seems really forced.  Maybe they go somewhere with it, we'll see.

There are so many stories already written, the writers of the show need to pick and choose and create their own without getting buried and confusing the viewer.  I just hope they don't feel the need to throw villain after villain after villain and try to tie them all in together at such young ages.   To be fair, if they did not include any of the classic enemies I'd be saying, "Hey, where are the bad guys I know?"

The first episode showed a lot of promise.  The acting is good.  There was action, and they didn't drag their feet in setting up the plot for the season.

I'm in.  Of course it would have to be AWFUL for me not to be.

GOTHAM - Mondays on Fox