1. Everything You'll Ever Need to Know About Fantasy Kickers

    Ever venture into the woods on the first day of regular deer season in central Pennsylvania? Falling in late fall/early winter the weather is usually cool to cold. Colorful leaves are mostly off the trees and laying as a carpet on the forest floor...

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  2. Campfires 101: Six Steps To Building the Perfect Fire

    Building a fire is so easy, even a caveman can do it. So being in charge of the bonfire at our son’s 19th birthday party earlier this summer seemed a simple enough responsibility...

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  3. Ticks: So Little, So Dangerous

    Late last summer, Duane Knopp was suffering from the flu. At least, that's what it seemed like at first. However, the achiness, fevers, and nausea didn't go away with normal over-the-counter medication...

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  4. Don't Be a Sucker: The Top 10 Fantasy Tight Ends For 2009

    Once while on a family vacation to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., I saw the sign and had to investigate. A large painting of a giant chicken with fangs poking out of its beak accompanied some text...

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  5. Per Dr. Seuss: The Next Class of Elite Fantasy Football Performers

    ... Now, the Star-Belly Sneetches Had bellies with stars. The Plain-Belly Sneetches Had none upon thars. ... —Dr. Seuss in The Sneetches Those who play fantasy football know what to do...

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  6. Hunting Dog Name Game

    I have just come to realize that the hardest thing in the world to do is name a bird dog puppy. There is too much pressure...

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  7. Veto Power: A Guide to Evaluating Pending Fantasy Football Trades

    A little word, yet so much power. Veto, or the act of nullifying a bill or action, is eerily similar to the word "vote...

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  8. Trading Paint: Sport of Paintball Continues Rapid Growth

    The thick, chest-high vegetation blocked out the sun and sounds of the field around it. It was in that quiet, serene thicket that I found myself crawling on my stomach, Army-style, through a cool mud patch...

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  9. Fantasy Football: Three Sleepers You Can't Afford to Sleep On

    It’s 1 a.m., and all I can think about is sleep. Not sleeping, mind you, but sleepers. For those who lack the lingo of fantasy sports, sleepers are players who you feel will greatly outproduce projections heading into the season...

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  10. Ripples From Vick Dogfighting Story Continue To Spread

    Before we outdoorsy people like your's truly chastises Sports Illustrated's John Rolfe for his anti-hunting online column (August 21, 2007), I should at least give him the benefit of the doubt, right? Perhaps he has a point...

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  11. Fishing and Economics: A Lesson in Worm-O-Nomics

    For those who missed it, gas prices jumped considerably during the past week. July 4th is tomorrow, we fuel-guzzling Americans know all too well what that means...

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  12. Fantasy Football: One Mistake You Want to Avoid on Draft Day

    First, a little brain teaser. You are going to take a seven-day trip to the beach. Checking the long-range weather forecast, six of the days will be sunny and hot. Not a cloud in the sky...

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  13. Save $8 at the Fantasy Football magazine rack, read this!

    For 144 days, I stayed clean from my addiction. It wasn't easy. The withdrawal symptoms. The sleepless nights. The cold sweats and headaches and the need to satisfy my craving. Through it all, I stood strong...

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  14. Meet My 2009 Super-Value Starting Fantasy Quarterback

    TGIJ. Thank Goodness It’s June. For those of us who are fantasy football geeks, June means it is finally okay to publicly talk about fantasy football without feeling guilty or nerdy or both...

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  15. Confessions of a Trade-Alholic: Ten Important Tips for Trades

    If you want some advice on finding the best cheap beer, you could do worse than asking an alcoholic. At least you know the alcoholic has plenty of experience and some trial-and-error learning under his belt...

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  16. Why Brett Favre Should Come Back in 2009

    I grew up watching the Rocky movies. My father, a boxing guru, watched, analyzed, and re-watched every one of the Rocky movie offerings. He memorized lines...

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