Change is Good

As time progresses, so do we as people. With each turn of the calendar year, we reflect on the year past and try to openly and honestly evaluate ourselves. We try to see where we are as individuals and make the necessary changes. I being of sound mind and body am not excluded from this yearly ritual. As we enter the new year, I realized that I have come a long way as an individual. I’ve opened up a lot more about myself. I’ve found a wonderful girlfriend who keeps my ass in check. I’ve stepped out of my bullheaded thinking that I don’t need a ground game in MMA in order to be good. Continue reading Change is Good

Week 10 Draftkings optimal lineup

Week 10 Draftkings optimal lineup

QB – Josh McCown 6,100 (vs TB)
RB – Jordan Howard 6,100 (vs CHI)
RB – LeVeon Bell 9,800 (vs IND)
WR – Jordan Matthews 3,700 (vs NO)
WR – Sterling Shepard 5,500 (vs SF)
WR – DeSean Jackson 4,900 (vs NYJ)
TE – Austin Seferian-Jenkins 4,800 (vs TB)
FLEX – Alfred Morris 5,500 (vs ATL)
DEF – Rams 3,600 (vs LAC)

what do you think? Revenge games for McCown and ASJ. Jackson will get looks with Evans out. Morris should be good for a goal line TD. Trust the Bell-Howard duo. I expect 2 big games from them. If you played my lineup last weekend you should have gotten some money your way. Try it again or tweak it as you like. Any questions or comments? Don’t be afraid to question my lineups. I always am up for a discussion.

College Football Playoff: What now?

Chaos. That’s been the theme in college football the past two November’s.

This past weekend we had FOUR teams in the top 10 lose. First was No. 9 Washington, then No. 1 Georgia. No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 6 TCU also lost. All but Washington lost to other top 10 teams.

What happens from here?

Let’s start with my top 10.

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Let’s talk about…sex

morning-after-sex-400x400Let’s talk about sex baby …
From the first moments of spin the bottle, to 7 minutes in heaven and finally – prom night, we all have a healthy interest and curiosity regarding sex. At the beginning of any relationship, sex can be the main objective, the main focus and the main event. That initial feeling of attraction and desire has you taking every opportunity to be alone together and every conversation seems to gravitate back to the subject of carnal desires.  The questions are always my favorite part of that sexual beginning- the easing in with “how old were you the first time?”, or “what is your favorite position” progressing to the more adventurous topics of “have you ever had a threesome?”, or “any objections to wearing leather and being spanked while I sing the star spangled banner?”. I love every part of sex in a new relationship, it can be the perfect opening of exploration and physical satisfaction. Hopefully. Possibly. Well, if you are lucky, it gets you in the ballpark of an orgasm. And what happens when you go from daily questions and conversations, to weekends without leaving the bed, to suddenly realizing it’s been a week since you bothered to shave your legs and he hasn’t even touched them to notice? That brings me to the real point of writing this. How do you deal when you and your partner have different sex drives? ….

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GOTR Picks: Week of 11/6-11/12

Every week four of us at Guys of the Roundtable are going to make picks on sporting events. From the NHL and the NBA to college football and basketball. We will NOT be doing NFL picks  in this section as we will devote a section to that as well. Here are the picks.

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Overall standings: 1. Andy 0-0. 1. Vlad 0-0. 1. Nick K 0-0. 1. Nick D 0-0.

Last weeks record: Andy 0-0. Vlad 0-0. Nick K 0-0. Nick D 0-0.

NHL picks

Monday, Nov. 6: Vegas (Andy, Vlad, Nick D, Nick K) at Toronto.

Tuesday, Nov. 7: Nashville (Vlad) at Columbus (Andy, Nick D, Nick K)

Wednesday, Nov. 8: Boston (Vlad, Nick D) at N.Y. Rangers (Andy, Nick K)

Thursday, Nov. 9: Chicago (Andy, Nick D) at Philadelphia (Vlad, Nick K)

Friday, Nov. 10: Pittsburgh (Vlad, Nick D) at Washington (Andy, Nick K)

Saturday, Nov. 11: Pittsburgh (Andy, Vlad, Nick D, Nick K) at Nashville

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REVISED Week 9 Draftkings optimal lineup

Revised Draftkings optimal lineup

I made this lineup before Deshaun Watson tore his ACL and before Ezekiel Elliott got reinstated for the millionth time.

Here is the NEW as of 11/5 lineup

QB – Russell Wilson 7,300 (vs WAS)

RB – Devonta Freeman 8,600 (vs CAR)

RB – Adrian Peterson 5,600 (vs SF)

WR – Doug Baldwin 6,900 (vs WAS)

WR – Devin Funchess 5,400 (vs ATL)

TE – Jack Doyle 4,300 (vs HOU)

FLEX – Evan Engram 5,600 (vs LAR)

DST – Eagles 3,300 (vs DEN)

I added Wilson, Freeman and Baldwin and subtracted Wilson, Fuller and Morris. I think Baldwin will keep up his recent streak if they move him around and away from Norman. I also believe Atlanta will pull ahead early causing them to run Freeman and in turn having Carolina pass the ball (Funchess) to keep up. Good luck everyone.

Fantasy Football: The 2-6 team that never was

I’m writing this in light of Deshaun Watson tearing his ACL. Let me first say, I feel awful for anyone who gets hurt and wish them well. I wanted to write this to give you guys the idea of the up and down season I have had. I currently sit at 2-6 with the 4th most points scored in my league despite losing Watson, Dalvin Cook and Odell Beckham. Let’s go through the journey of this team.

Sunday, September 3rd

Draft Day

Draft day was finally here and the 5th season of “Turn your Head and Coughlin” was underway. I am the commissioner of this extremely competitive league. A couple of my good friends are in this league along with some guys who I either keep in touch with year round or don’t hear from until draft day or right before the season kicks off.

Draft day is a sense of renewal to a lot of us. Its to right last years wrongs and to finally dethrone that damn Tony from the champions spot and to finally shut him up. I had the 8th pick in the 10 team league.

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Week 9 Draftkings optimal lineup

Clearly, I was wrong last week. No one saw Panthers-Bucs only scoring 21 points combined. Also the NE-LAC was a major flop. 2 of my games I honed in on failed big time. Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins against the Seahawks. Who saw that coming? I know I didn’t. I may have started them in a fantasy league of mine but they were ignored almost entirely in my optimal lineup. I consider optimal, safe and sure bets. If you look at last weeks optimal lineup, I wasn’t taking many risks. I was trying to win you and I some money. That’s the thing about fantasy sports and sports in general. Its a tough game. I’m 2-6 in 1 league but find myself 4th in points scored. Its the luck of the draw. Like I stressed last week, money and luck trump over knowledge.

I’ll take another swing at it this week. Feel free to agree or disagree.

QB – Deshaun Watson 8,100 (vs IND)

RB – Adrian Peterson 5,600 (vs SF)

RB – Alfred Morris 5,500 (vs KC)

WR – Devin Funchess 5,400 (vs ATL)

WR – Ted Ginn Jr. 5,000 (vs TB)

WR – Will Fuller V 7,000 (vs IND)

TE – Jack Doyle 4,300 (vs HOU)

FLEX – Evan Engram 5,600 (vs LAR)

DEF – Eagles 3,300 (vs DEN)

Immediately you can question 2 things here. Why Funchess for starters. Kelvin Benjamin just left town and even before then, Funchess was Newtons favorite target. He led the team in targets once Olsen went down. With Benjamin out of town and Greg Olsen still hurt and no other viable option, it has to be Funchess.

Deshaun Watson can be another one here. But he has a favorable matchup and is lighting up the scoreboard. Will Fuller seems to find the end zone with every reception he makes.  They have priced DeAndre Hopkins out of reach. At 9,200 he is 1,400 more than the next WR Julio Jones. Will Fuller sits at 7k and with the 2,200 you essentially gained by picking Fuller over Hopkins it allows upgrades elsewhere.

I’m not a practically big believer in Adrian Peterson but the numbers don’t lie. SF is dreadful and they currently rank 32nd against the run. The only thing that worries me is with Drew Stanton throwing the ball, they will stack the box and wipe out the run. Despite that, I still believe he is the safe bet here.

Alfred Morris and Ted Ginn Jr. are 2 of my boom or bust guys. We know now Alfred Morris is starting in place of Ezekiel Elliott during his 6 game suspension. KC is tough against the run but we can’t ignore the Cowboys offensive line. They will open up holes for Morris and I believe at the worst, he’s good for a goal line TD. Which brings me to my 2nd choice, Ted Ginn Jr. I think the Bucs-Saints will have a high scoring game. The Saints defense has looked solid but it’ll be hard to stop all the Bucs weapons. Which will cause Brees to throw down the field and throw often. Ted Ginn will benefit here. Expect a solid day from him and at 5,000 anything more than an average game is a win here.

My 2 TEs I chose Jack Doyle and Evan Engram in the flex are their respective teams entire offenses. Doyle goes against the Texans who down many key players can’t seem to stop opposing offenses. I don’t think Doyle will repeat last weeks effort when he caught 12 balls for 121 yards and a score but I expect an 8-80-1 type game from him. Solid production for 4,300. Evan Engram goes against a tough Rams defense. He went against the Seahawks and Broncos in his last 2 games and still walked away each week with a touchdown. If Sterling Shepard sits out another week, Eli will have no choice but to keep feeding Engram. Which in turn feeds our point total.

The Eagles defense to me doesn’t need any explaining. They’ve been a great unit and with them going against the suddenly dreadful Broncos defense. They make sense. They are ranked in the middle of the pack for defenses but they will give you a good return on your investment.

Good luck everyone this week, check out my facebook page @theDailySpike for more information and any other questions you may have!



Truth about Fitness

You into fitness? Yeah, fitness this whole pizza into my mouth! As funny as that joke is, a lot of the views on fitness has dwindled to simple memes and catchy punchlines. Meanwhile,  looking into the severity of the situation, we have an entire country facing an epidemic of overweight and obese citizens. Which, by the way, is something we shouldn’t laugh at. When we venture outside of the United States, we can see that other countries are in vastly better physical condition than we are. Why is that? Well, for starters, the quality of food overseas is exponentially better than what we have in our country. You know why, because they have never deep fried an oreo. That and they also walk, bike, or jog to many of their destinations.

Looking into the technical definition of what fitness is, we come to see that fitness is the condition of being physically fit and healthy. I’m gonna be honest with you, being “physically fit” is nothing more than a marketing ploy in an attempt to empty your wallets to these supplement companies, and a lifetime of unused gym memberships. Now, don’t get it twisted,  there is such a thing as being overweight and obese. Personally, I would define being fit as being able to take out the trash, wash your dishes and walk to your car and still be able to sing along with Justin Bieber.

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