1. Fantasy Football: Reaction from the 2011 NFL Draft

    The NFL lockout has given me lots of free time this offseason, which explains the lack of football-related posting around here lately...

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  2. Daily Haze: NFL Football in 2011 Looks a Little More Likely

    If you were hoping to check NFL lines found at BetUS next season, your chances got a little better that there actually will be lines—and games—this past weekend...

    Michael McNeil Written by Michael McNeil about over 3 years ago 35 reads 0 comments

  3. Crowding the Plate: Draft Results and Analysis (Part 2)

    This is a continuation of yesterday’s column with Rounds 11-21 as we head off into the part of the draft where there aren’t many obvious names and the ability to find difference makers become harder...

    Michael McNeil Written by Michael McNeil about over 3 years ago 44 reads 0 comments

  4. Fantasy Baseball: Draft Results and Analysis (Part 1)

    No matter how much I plan, every live draft throws me for a curveball (baseball phrase!) at some point. This past week, I participated in a 12-team H2H draft and I like to go back and see where I did well and what I can learn from going forward...

    Michael McNeil Written by Michael McNeil about over 3 years ago 101 reads 0 comments

  5. Fantasy Baseball 2011: Breakout Pitchers to Select for 2011

    It's less than two weeks away from the start of Major League Baseball and this is the time of year where new injuries (Brian Wilson, Chase Utley) shape how we draft, so it’s important to stay on top of the latest news...

    Michael McNeil Written by Michael McNeil about over 3 years ago 1,682 reads 0 comments

  6. Fantasy Baseball: The Game's Breakout Players for 2011

    There is a saying in fantasy sports—Your league can’t be won in the first round but it can definitely be lost. Think about this past football season for example...

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  7. March Madness Daily Haze: March Madness > Football

    The NFL and the NFLPA were unable to strike a new labor deal last week (or even another extension), which means the 2011 NFL offseason and regular season are in limbo as of this moment...

    Michael McNeil Written by Michael McNeil about over 3 years ago 21 reads 0 comments

  8. Daily Haze: NFL CBA Extension and Combine Results

    I had family in town for Mardi Gras this past weekend, and the last few weeks have been a little hectic, so some of this will be old news to you. Bear with me as I get my bearings again...

    Michael McNeil Written by Michael McNeil about over 3 years ago 44 reads 0 comments

  9. Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategy

    Seemingly the toughest part of being a fantasy baseball manager is the draft. Unlike the other sports, in fantasy baseball there are so many quality players that you need a plan to compete in the ten categories each week...

    Michael McNeil Written by Michael McNeil about over 3 years ago 3,825 reads 3 comments

  10. Fantasy Baseball: Crowding the Plate With the First Column at The Hazean

    It’s finally here – Fantasy baseball coverage at The Hazean. As a fantasy baseball expert, I strive to give an edge for those of us who compete in the best fantasy sport of all...

    Michael McNeil Written by Michael McNeil about over 3 years ago 83 reads 0 comments

  11. 2011 NFL Mock Draft: Dueling NFL Mock Drafts, Bryan vs. McNeil

    The best part about compiling an NFL mock draft is that you cannot be wrong...yet. With the combine under way, a lot can change between now and the actual draft...

    Michael McNeil Written by Michael McNeil about over 3 years ago 1,011 reads 0 comments

  12. NFL Daily Haze: Panthers' Jonathan Stewart, Saints' Jimmy Graham on the Rise

    If fantasy football was the stock market and fantasy owners were stockholders, yesterday would have provided an early retirement for Jonathan Stewart and Jimmy Graham owners...

    Michael McNeil Written by Michael McNeil about over 3 years ago 431 reads 6 comments

  13. NFL Daily Haze: Four Days Into Labor Negotiations, Optimism Springs

    There just might be football next year after all. Call me crazy, but I am starting to feel a little more optimistic about labor peace now that both sides have negotiated four days in a row ...

    Michael McNeil Written by Michael McNeil about over 3 years ago 16 reads 0 comments

  14. Daily Haze: Fist Pump Friday and March Madness

    Congratulations! You made it to Friday once again. If you need a break from work today, head over to The Hazean’s Facebook and Twitter pages to partake in some fist-pumping fun...

    Michael McNeil Written by Michael McNeil about over 3 years ago 33 reads 0 comments

  15. Fantasy Football Daily Haze: The Top 5 NFL Quarterbacks Heading into 2011

    Football is King. I turned on SportsCenter the other day during lunch and the crew was tackling offseason needs per team per division...

    Michael McNeil Written by Michael McNeil about over 3 years ago 342 reads 0 comments

  16. Fantasy Football Rookie Report: The 2010 Rookie of the Year

    There were several rookies that had good fantasy seasons this year, but none performed like Rams quarterback Sam Bradford . Bradford finished with 18 touchdowns passing while nearly leading the Rams to a division title...

    Michael McNeil Written by Michael McNeil about over 3 years ago 34 reads 0 comments

  17. NFL: Daily Haze- Quarterback Options for the Arizona Cardinals

    The quarterback battle between Derek Anderson and Matt Leinart last offseason yielded the results many expected for the Cardinals in 2010. Shear disappointment...

    Michael McNeil Written by Michael McNeil about over 3 years ago 440 reads 3 comments

  18. 2011 NFL Mock Draft: Version 1.0

    With all the uncertainty of the Collective Bargaining Agreement ahead for football fans, it is good to have one thing for certain: The 2011 NFL Draft...

    Michael McNeil Written by Michael McNeil about over 3 years ago 2,354 reads 1 comments

  19. NFL Daily Haze: Aaron Rodgers and Packers Win Super Bowl, Focus Shifts To CBA

    You are a football fan. You already know that the Packers outlasted Pittsburgh to win the Super Bowl yesterday in Dallas. Aaron Rodgers was great...

    Michael McNeil Written by Michael McNeil about over 3 years ago 150 reads 0 comments

  20. Super Bowl Prop Bets 2011: Picks for "The Big Game"

    *THE BIG GAME – I don’t need the NFL marketing team that shuts down orphanages every year from having advertised Super Bowl parties giving The Backdoor Cover a hard time...

    Michael McNeil Written by Michael McNeil about over 3 years ago 695 reads 0 comments

  21. Super Bowl XLV: Daily Haze-Interesting Super Bowl Matchups

    Since this is a fantasy football blog and the biggest NFL game of the season is upon us, I figured now would be a good time to dip my feet into the Super Bowl discussion pool. The water, much like the weather in Dallas , is a little icy...

    Michael McNeil Written by Michael McNeil about over 3 years ago 136 reads 0 comments

  22. Larry Fitzgerald Trade Rumors: 5 Possible Destinations

    If you are going to bet on the Super Bowl at BetUS , for example, there are only two teams from which to choose. For Larry Fitzgerald 's purposes, neither the Steelers nor Packers likely are landing spots for Fitz this offseason...

    Michael McNeil Written by Michael McNeil about over 3 years ago 4,314 reads 5 comments

  23. Senior Bowl 2011: Christian Ponder and Leonard Hankerson Impress on Field

    All-Star games usually do not show much in terms of offensive firepower. The games are usually controlled by the defense, and that was the case at the Senior Bowl during practice and during the game this past weekend...

    Michael McNeil Written by Michael McNeil about over 3 years ago 96 reads 0 comments

  24. NFL Daily Haze: Comparing Tim Tebow To Other Recent Rookie Quarterbacks

    It is fair to say the jury is still out on Tim Tebow . He started only three games in 2010 as a rookie. And now he has to deal with a transition period as the Broncos change the coaching staff...

    Michael McNeil Written by Michael McNeil about over 3 years ago 2,385 reads 3 comments

  25. NFL Daily Haze: The All Over-Reaction Team, Playoff Edition

    The bulk of the NFL playoffs are in the rear-view mirror, and only one game now stands between fans and the long offseason. With that said, fantasy football players had a great opportunity to eye some prospects during the NFL playoffs...

    Michael McNeil Written by Michael McNeil about over 3 years ago 257 reads 0 comments