Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Joke of NCAA Suspensions

The college football season begins this Thursday. Over the past seven months, we have heard one of three topics: Alabama going for a three-peat, Ohio State improving on perfection, and Johnny Manziel's off-the-field issues.

On Monday, Manziel reportedly met for over six hours with the NCAA at College Station. Reports say that this meeting is to determine whether or not Manziel accepted money for his autograph and if he will be suspended for any games in the 2013 season.

I can promise you that he will not be suspended, and not because he is innocent.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Gutterball 2013 : The New York Jets

When I was a young kid growing up, my mother always told me to get my mind out of the gutter. Well, that was great parental advice that kind of fell flat as I got older. There is a kind of strange fascination of watching a slow moving train wreck occur…especially when it involves highly paid people and NFL Teams.

Each week during the rest of the pre-season and throughout the regular season, I will explore the dark underbelly of the league. The nether regions of football will be scrutinized with the fascination of watching a disaster flick. This week’s team featured in Gutterball 2013 is the New York Jets.

The Hypocrisy of Sports

All sports groups are becoming more and more hypocritical. When will the hypocrisy stop? The NFL fines for "illegal" hits make no sense when career-ending hits don't get penalized. The NCAA profits on the names of players on their online store, yet will suspend players like Terrelle Pryor and now maybe Johnny Manziel for profiting. They even sell Joe Paterno "409 Wins" memorabilia when the NCAA themselves vacated over 100 wins. MLB wants to protect its players, yet suspends a pitcher for throwing at Alex Rodriguez, and that suspension isn't long enough for Ryan Demptster to miss a start.
What's Wrong With Sports? #BilasForPres

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Using the 3SN Custom Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet

For fantasy football owners, research tends to be the hardest part to start. Quite literally, I have found nearly 100% of fantasy owners I've talked to actually be able to talk fantasy football for hours and hours, but when they need to take that knowledge, back it up with some player statistics and construct player lists, power rankings and fantasy tiers, they just can't find an easy way about it.

Now, you can let the 360 Sports Network help, with our customizable fantasy football cheat sheet...and right now, this fantasy football guru is going to show you EXACTLY how to use it, to get started in your fantasy research, and more. We'll cover various league types, fantasy football scoring and player stats and adjusting them.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Top Five Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Sleepers

Welcome back to our look at fantasy football sleepers by position. Today, we are going to take a look at five of the top fantasy football sleepers around. A few are deeper thoughts on the subject, while two are about right and the last is gaining a lot of attention; by the time you draft, Hilton might not be around!

So what makes a wide receiver sleeper different from the rest? First, his potential could land him a Flex1 position from the very first game. Most running back sleepers and fantasy quarterback just don't have enough umph to do this at times. Next, fantasy wide receivers usually don't spike out their play when solid from the beginning of the NFL season...they either stay strong, progressively get better, or just fade away until the free agency wire is their team. The last item, years played. Everyone you see here is less than two years in the league, with one exception; so for any keeper league drafters, this list is for you!

Friday, August 23, 2013

The NFL, RG3 and ESPN walk into a bar...

Reggie Bush (RB - Detroit Lions) looked like a magician, leading his team to a 40-9 butt-whooping over the New England Patriots in pre-season action last night. Bush only carried the ball six times for one yard, but caught 5 passes for 103 yards, including a 67 yard reception that set up a David Akers field goal.

On the other side of the ball, Kenbrell Thompkins (WR - New England Patriots) showed a ton of chemistry with Tom Brady (QB - New England Patriots) last night, grabbing 8 receptions on 12 looks for 116 yards; with Brady at the helm, 6 receptions for 93 yards.

A report has surfaced that the NFL pressured ESPN to back out of a PBS "Frontline" documentary concerning concussions. Publicly, the league office denies the report, however, sources are quoted as stating a meeting took place between Roger Goodell, Steve Bornstein (president of the NFL network), ESPN's president John Skipper and ESPN's executive vice president of production John Wildhack.

Greg Aiello, spokesman for the NFL, told the Times, "At no time did we formally, or informally, ask them to divorce themselves from the project." ESPN spokesman Chris LaPlaca said Thursday that ESPN's decision wasn't based on concerns about it's contractual relationship with the NFL, but instead, because of disputes with editorial oversights concerning the piece.

In 'stupid as hell' news, the NFL has fined Robert Griffin III (QB - Washington Redskins) for a uniform and dress code violation during warmups before the pre-season game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night. Griffin wore a 'OPERATION PATIENCE' t-shirt on the sidelines; the game, he didn't even play in. Because of the NFL's contract with Nike, and the shirt being an Adidas brand shirt, RG3 violated the dumbest rule in the NFL.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have diagnoses two players with MRSA infections. Guard Carl Nicks and kicker Lawrence Tynes are being treated for the infections. MRSA is a staph infection that is resistant to some antibiotics. The Buccaneers do not know where the two were exposed to the infection, and there is no timetable set for their return.

That's it for me, be sure to check out this weekend's look at the top 5 fantasy football wide receivers, as well as a how to on using 360 Sport Network's free customizable fantasy football cheat sheet tool! Have a great Friday!

Top 5 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet of Tips

Nothing is worse than showing up to a live fantasy football draft, or even an online one, only to realize, you are unprepared; no lists, no information, nothing. You sit down and as the draft starts, people snicker as you make selections, you not realizing your starting quarterback and second wide receiver are on injured reserve. Yes, it is sad.

But you can change that all at once! By preparing, practicing, printing, listening and being awesome, you are bound for fantasy football glory this year. So lets look at my 5 fantasy football cheat sheet of tips right now! Don't want to wait, but you want to get started on your fantasy football glory right now??? Download the 360 Sports Network's free customizable fantasy football cheat sheet now!