1. With The Critics Silenced, It's Time To Debate Favre's Place in History

    My dad was a huge boxing fan. He attended some of Muhammad Ali’s fights. He couldn’t get enough boxing. It was inevitable that he’d fall in love with the Rocky movies...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about almost 5 years ago 184 reads 1 comments

  2. Joey Votto's Price Is Right: Fantasy Values Worth Drafting at First Base in 2010

    Stat lines don’t lie, and there’s a lot to learn from them for fantasy baseball aficionados in 2010. For example, check out these stat lines from last season: 1. Who hit .302 with 39 home runs and two stolen bases? 2...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about almost 5 years ago 193 reads 0 comments

  3. Controversial-Yet-Gutless Approach To Drafting a Catcher in 2010 Fantasy

    At a different site recently, someone asked me who the hot young sleeper catcher was for 2010. A player they could target in the mid-to-late rounds and avoid the drafting firestorm that would surround the truly elite at the position...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about almost 5 years ago 168 reads 2 comments

  4. Draft Day Manifesto: Thank You, Former Studs, But No Thanks

    The other day, I was watching the cartoon Wow Wow Wubbzy with my five-year-old daughter. If “watching” is the right word. I was more glancing at the TV while wondering what ever happened to children’s entertainment in the past 20 years...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about almost 5 years ago 317 reads 8 comments

  5. Platinum Shurikens: Discuss and Vote for Your Favorite 2009 MVP

    As the NFL focuses on its postseason gauntlet, us fantasy football folk are left to reminisce on another fantasy season passed...

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  6. Dynasty Bargain Shopping: Go Hard After These 2010 Super-Early Sleepers

    Ask those who get their kicks off Christmas shopping. The best time to stock up on Yuletide bargains is right after the holiday season. Those in fantasy dynasty leagues should follow suit...

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  7. Education, A Critical Tool To Wildlife Safety

    Within minutes of meeting William Fox Munroe, of rural Millville (Pennsylvania), it is apparent that he is a natural-born educator.   His passion and intensity via otherwise casual conversation are infectious and inspiring...

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  8. Fundamentals the Bedrock of Hunting Safety

    During the predawn hours of May 15, Shirley Grenoble hiked into the woods near Raystown Lake, in Huntingdon County, on a late spring turkey hunt...

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  9. Adopting a Child Enhanced By Outdoor Activities, Lessons

    The best thing about that cool, yet sunny autumn morning was the shots that weren’t fired. My then-17-year-old adopted son, Peito, a family friend and I had gone on a dove hunt at the State Game Lands near Mifflinburg, PA...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about 5 years ago 81 reads 3 comments

  10. Comprehensive Guide to Deadline Dealing: Who to Target, Who to Dump

    Two weeks from Friday, most standard fantasy leagues will see their trade deadline come and go. Considering that most fantasy trades take time to develop, now is the time to really assess your team and determine if you need to make some moves...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about 5 years ago 255 reads 2 comments

  11. My Second Half, All-Value Fantasy Football All-Star Team

    I was about to walk out the front door of The Daily Item office building the other day when I noticed the Incredible Hulk’s little brother perched on the step...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about 5 years ago 482 reads 1 comments

  12. Eleventh, and Most Important, Rule for Successful Fantasy Football Trading

    In mid-September, I wrote my Trade Tutorial , which outlined ten key rules to successful fantasy trading. And I continue to stand by those 10 guidelines (in-depth discussion on each in my original Trade Tutorial story): 1...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about 5 years ago 292 reads 0 comments

  13. 10 Players Who Will Make or Break Your Fantasy Trade Negotiations

    We may be only one-seventh of the way through the fantasy regular season (for those in leagues who play 14 weeks of regular season action), but that is enough to start the juices flowing for true trade-aholics like myself...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about over 5 years ago 413 reads 2 comments

  14. Week 2 Waiver Wonders: Guys To Snag Now, Celebrate Later

    You’re a fantasy owner with a lot on your plate. Time is growing short. Lineups need to be finalized. Last-minute waiver pickups need to be made...

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  15. Trading Tutorial: Your One-Stop Guide To Successful Trade Negotiations

    They say the first step in making a recovery from addiction is to admit you have a problem. Well, I am a trade-aholic. I get a rush every time a trade is accepted by both parties. I’ve completed all kinds of trades in the past, with mixed results...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about over 5 years ago 421 reads 4 comments

  16. Ninja Know-How: 10 Bold Week Two Predictions You Can Count on

    Anyone who has written weekly fantasy football forecast columns could tell you that making accurate predictions is as easy as throwing darts in the dark while blindfolded, singing the “YMCA” ...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about over 5 years ago 662 reads 2 comments

  17. Don't Be a Fruit Fly: Go Against Grain With These Tips, Win Your League!

    It only took about five minutes for a cloud of fruit flies to find the cantaloupe rind I had placed on the kitchen counter. Which got me thinking some very important thoughts. Such as...

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  18. Week 1 Wonders: Must-Add Sleepers to Get Off Waivers Before Gametime

    I found it in a pile of receipts and paid bills that was leaning ever so slightly against my computer tower in our home office. It was a coupon for toilet paper. A whole dollar off a pack of Scott bathroom tissue...

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  19. Ninja Know-How: 10 Bold Week One Predictions You Can Take To the Bank

    Let me go on record as saying that I totally HATE pregame shows. Did you see the Black-Eyed Peas’ poor excuse for lip syncing? Did you see the cheesy countdown clock? It was hard to tell ...

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  20. Ninja Recap: Critical Fantasy Observations From the Steelers-Titans Game

    For a majority of Thursday night’s season opener between the Steelers and Titans, the game didn’t resemble much of a football contest, but more sumo wrestling match. The teams smacked each other around until both sides were weary...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about over 5 years ago 171 reads 4 comments

  21. Five Key Points and Predictions For Each AFC South Team

    For years, the AFC South was highlighted by one Peyton Manning and the perennially powerful Indianapolis Colts. This year, there is a chance the Colts don’t even finish in the top half of the division...

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  22. Five Key Fantasy Points and Predictions for Each NFC North Team

    Don’t look now, but the NFC North has become a league filled with offensive powerhouses in 2009. The division used to be highlighted by tough defenses and grind-it-out time-control offensive philosophies, but not this year...

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  23. Dissecting Fantasy Auction Leads To Valuable Drafting Tips

    Everything I ever need to know I learned in high school biology class. I’m not talking about the details of photosynthesis or how the mighty mitochondria functions in a cell...

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  24. Ninja Prediction: Pick Up These Sleeper Wide Receivers in 2009

    Anyone who has drafted already can tell you that the middle-to-late-round wide receivers are as appealing as being a high school janitor during the peak of flu season...

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  25. Bold Prediction: QB Who Will Take 2009 Fantasy Scene by Storm

    I could take time to drool all over my 2009 QB love affair with Matt Schaub. I could call him a sleeper, but let’s face it…he isn’t. It seems that everyone is targeting him in the middle of their respective drafts...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about over 5 years ago 777 reads 4 comments