1. NFL Divisional Playoff Predictions: Tough Roads Ahead for No. 2 Seeds

    One step closer to the Super Bowl, so why quit predicting when I am on a roll? After going 4-0 with my wild-card predictions, I have conferred with the football advisors I trust the most—me, ...

    Craig Rondinone Written by Craig Rondinone about almost 5 years ago 1,097 reads 12 comments

  2. Playoff Predictions for the NFL's Wild-Card Weekend

    After watching ESPN’s documentary on the life and times of Jimmy "The Greek," I have become inspired to rub my Drew Brees bobblehead doll (don’t have a crystal ball) and predict which teams will get out of the first round of the NFL playoffs..

    Craig Rondinone Written by Craig Rondinone about almost 5 years ago 863 reads 0 comments

  3. Three Reasons the San Diego Chargers Won't Win the Super Bowl

    A month ago, most of the NFL experts had the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints playing in the Super Bowl. Two weeks ago, most of the same NFL experts had the San Diego Chargers and Philadelphia Eagles playing in the Super Bowl...

    Craig Rondinone Written by Craig Rondinone about almost 5 years ago 3,228 reads 138 comments

  4. Rating the AFC Wild-Card Contenders

    The AFC wild-card race is tighter than Anderson Silva’s Muay Thai clinch, and the field is more crowded than a Sarah Palin book signing...

    Craig Rondinone Written by Craig Rondinone about almost 5 years ago 705 reads 4 comments

  5. Chad Ochocinco's Signature Celebration Should Be for Chris Henry

    Even if you are not a Cincinnati Bengals fan, this might be a good week to cheer for a Chad Ochocinco touchdown. The man formerly known as Chad Johnson has blessed us with some of the greatest, ...

    Craig Rondinone Written by Craig Rondinone about almost 5 years ago 873 reads 0 comments

  6. And the NFL's Most Valuable Player Award Goes to...Who?

    Voting for the NFL’s Most Valuable Player is going to be harder than voting on which Kardashian is the most annoying...

    Craig Rondinone Written by Craig Rondinone about almost 5 years ago 338 reads 7 comments

  7. Even Geniuses Make Mistakes: The Bill Belichick Story

    Nobody is perfect, not even the most intelligent people in the world. Robert De Niro has made a couple bad movies, like Stardust and Hide and Seek...

    Craig Rondinone Written by Craig Rondinone about 5 years ago 626 reads 3 comments

  8. Fantasy Football By The Numbers: Preseason Predictions Shot Down

    Fantasy football owners and pundits, including this one who fits in both categories, sometimes make mistakes. Fantasy football owners get ideas in their heads. The ideas make sense on paper...

    Craig Rondinone Written by Craig Rondinone about 5 years ago 265 reads 2 comments

  9. Fantasy Football By the Numbers: Worry About Delhomme, Graham, Edwards

    It only took one week of NFL action to gray the hair of fantasy football owners. You should always take a deep breath after the first week of fantasy football and remember that it is only one week...

    Craig Rondinone Written by Craig Rondinone about 5 years ago 429 reads 0 comments

  10. RBTN: American League Zeroes Now National League Heroes

    You want to bolster your fantasy baseball team’s pitching staff? Just pick up the same scrubs off the waiver wire that National League teams are and you will do just fine. The National League is inferior to the American League, plain and simple...

    Craig Rondinone Written by Craig Rondinone about 5 years ago 79 reads 0 comments

  11. Rotisserie By The Numbers: Fantasy Football Receivers 26-50

    So you are planning on going heavy on quarterbacks and running backs in your fantasy football draft? No problem! There will still be some decent wide receivers in the middle and late rounds that you can load up your roster with...

    Craig Rondinone Written by Craig Rondinone about 5 years ago 270 reads 0 comments

  12. Rotisserie By The Numbers: The Top 25 Receivers in Fantasy Football

    We have rated the runners and the throwers. Now it is time to rank the receivers! Receivers are to fantasy football what outfielders are to fantasy baseball – the talent pool is deeper than Jerry Jones’ pockets...

    Craig Rondinone Written by Craig Rondinone about 5 years ago 518 reads 0 comments

  13. Rotisserie by the Numbers: Fantasy Football Running Backs 26-50

    You will need more than two good running backs to win your fantasy football league this year. If you think drafting Adrian Peterson in the first round and Brandon Jacobs in the second will wrap up a playoff spot for you, think again, Vermeil...

    Craig Rondinone Written by Craig Rondinone about 5 years ago 564 reads 2 comments

  14. Rotisserie by the Numbers: The Top 25 Fantasy Running Backs

    Quarterback might the most important position in the NFL, but running back is the most important position in fantasy football. If you have no running backs, then you have no chance of winning your fantasy league...

    Craig Rondinone Written by Craig Rondinone about over 5 years ago 2,016 reads 4 comments

  15. RBTN: The Top 40 Fantasy Football Quarterbacks

    Are you ready for some football—fantasy football, that is. There is a no shortage of soap opera storylines at the quarterback position this season in fantasy football...

    Craig Rondinone Written by Craig Rondinone about over 5 years ago 447 reads 2 comments

  16. RBTN: Chad Gaudin and Carl Pavano Have Fantasy Value!

    Chad Gaudin is 4-10 with a 5.13 ERA and 1.53 WHIP. Carl Pavano is 9-8 with a 5.37 ERA, a 1.38 WHIP, and is, well, Carl Pavano. These two pitchers cannot possibly help fantasy baseball teams down the stretch, right? Actually, they can...

    Craig Rondinone Written by Craig Rondinone about over 5 years ago 225 reads 0 comments

  17. Rotisserie By The Numbers: Trading Deadline Fantasy Winners and Losers

    Even the struggling economy could not slow down the buyer’s market at baseball’s July 31 trading deadline. You know the fantasy baseball rule: switching teams usually means a player’s fantasy value ticks upward...

    Craig Rondinone Written by Craig Rondinone about over 5 years ago 91 reads 0 comments

  18. Jeff Francoeur, Adam LaRoche, and Julio Lugo Thriving on New Teams

    Fantasy baseball rule No. 276: A player’s fantasy value normally goes up when he is traded. Fantasy baseball rule No. 384: Try not to draft too many Baltimore Orioles pitchers or Kansas City Royals hitters...

    Craig Rondinone Written by Craig Rondinone about over 5 years ago 539 reads 0 comments

  19. Rotisserie By The Numbers: Better Values for Hossa and Pronger

    You could never tell that the world economy is suffering through a major financial crisis with the way some NHL teams are spending their money. But 40-goal scorers and No...

    Craig Rondinone Written by Craig Rondinone about over 5 years ago 283 reads 10 comments

  20. Rotisserie by the Numbers: Gaborik's Value Rises with Rangers

    NHL organizations waste no time overhauling their rosters. The Stanley Cup has only had beer guzzled out of it by a handful of Pittsburgh Penguins, yet almost every major free agent is off the board and many other top names have been traded to new teams..

    Craig Rondinone Written by Craig Rondinone about over 5 years ago 587 reads 0 comments

  21. Rotisserie by the Numbers: Milton Bradley, Fantasy Baseball Nightmare

    There are three things fantasy baseball owners can always count on: Milton Bradley going on the disabled list, Bradley getting suspended, and Bradley hitting reasonably well on those odd occasions when he is on the field...

    Craig Rondinone Written by Craig Rondinone about over 5 years ago 227 reads 0 comments

  22. Rotisserie by the Numbers: The 10 Biggest Flops in Fantasy Baseball

    Will Ferrell’s Land of the Lost, bank stocks and Mother Nature have not been the only flops this summer. Fantasy baseball has had its fair share of flops. I cannot remember a recent year where more big-name players were big-time busts...

    Craig Rondinone Written by Craig Rondinone about over 5 years ago 350 reads 0 comments

  23. Rotisserie by the Numbers: Red-Hot Rockies Boosting Fantasy Teams

    The Colorado Rockies have been one of the streakiest teams in baseball the past couple seasons, so it should come as no surprise that they have won 11 straight games. What is a surprise is which Rockies are doing all the damage...

    Craig Rondinone Written by Craig Rondinone about over 5 years ago 2,163 reads 0 comments

  24. Rotisserie by the Numbers: Deal Heath Bell, Adrian Gonzalez, and Raul Ibanez Now

    Buy low, sell high. The philosophy works in the stock market, real estate, and fantasy baseball. This column is all about the sell-high part...

    Craig Rondinone Written by Craig Rondinone about over 5 years ago 3,873 reads 2 comments

  25. Rotisserie by the Numbers: J.J. Putz Leads Pack of Problem Players

    If a player slumps during April, fantasy owners normally write it off as just a bad month by a slow starter that may need a few extra weeks to get cooking. But two bad months in a row is a pretty good indication that the panic button should be pressed...

    Craig Rondinone Written by Craig Rondinone about over 5 years ago 166 reads 0 comments