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Madden 18: Super Bowl Simulation at 8 p.m.

I will be going live on twitch at 8 p.m. EST tonight to simulate the Super Bowl.

Follow along at twitch.tv/gotrpodcast

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Pokemon TCG: Adventure – Part 1

Every Tuesday I will be posting a weekly look into the Pokemon TCG: Adventure; an RPG/TCG hybrid I created with the help of my wife and sister.

In part 1 I will go through the general rules.

A few weeks ago Vlad and I got into a podcast and I happened to talk about this concept. You can listen back to that here.

Anyway, let’s get into the general rules of the game.

To start each game, you must first select a “Professor Oak.” That person will basically be the person in charge of the game. Similar to a Dungeon Master in Dungeons and Dragons.

That person will give each player 3 Pokemon to choose from to select their starter Pokemon.

After selecting their starting Pokemon, Professor Oak will put out two “maps” that lead to the town.

To see some pictures of this concept, check out our tweet.

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Historic week for McMahon and WWE

The last seven days for Vince McMahon and WWE has been nothing short of phenomenal. From the 25th Anniversary of Raw and XFL announcement to an incredible pair of night’s with NXT and the Royal Rumble in Philadelphia to even the lows of Enzo Amore’s rape allegations. It’s been a historic week for McMahon and the WWE.

Let’s start off with a review of one of my favorite events of the year, the Royal Rumble.

The WWE title match kicked off the main card with AJ Styles defending in a handicapped match against Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. The three did a great job telling the story of Styles’ uphill battle throughout.

The finish set the stage for this story to continue in some fashion after AJ Styles pinned Kevin Owens despite Sami Zayn being the legal man.

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Super Bowl week on GOTR

Starting Monday, January 29th, Guys of the Roundtable will enter Super Bowl week.

What can you expect?

A podcast each day. Keep an eye on our blogtalkradio page for times each day.

Blog posts daily from our network of writers.

The catch? Every day there will be some form of Super Bowl content. It could be as simple as a prediction. It could also be party menu ideas, favorite commercials, Super Bowl memories, scouting reports or many other countless directions.

If you’d like to contribute anything simply email us at guysoftheroundtable@gmail.com

Stay tuned for more!!!

Pokemon TCG: How I got back into collecting

NOTE: I guess I forgot to include Pokemon Go as a reason, too. That came BEFORE my nephew showed me the Evolutions cards.

About a year and a half ago I got hooked back into collecting Pokemon cards when they released the Evolutions set. My nephew had some packs and opened them up and I saw they looked just like the original cards that I enjoyed 20+ years ago in my early teens.

I was immediately interested. Nostalgia is a funny thing. The way it takes you back in time to your childhood.

Not long after starting to collect again, my wife and I decided to go back and find our old cards. We were thrilled to find we still had the original base set Charizard, Blastoise and Venusuar. We also had a handful of others as well, but those were the “Holy Grail” of collectors 20-years ago.

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Top 10 College Football Games of 2017

With the College Football Playoff Championship game tonight between Alabama and Georgia, let’s take a look back at the top 10 games in 2017.

For consistency, this will include games contested prior to the bowl season and will not include any, despite the difficulty in leaving the semifinal between Georgia and Oklahoma out of it.

Without further ado, the top 10 college football games of 2017.

10. UCF 62, Memphis 55. There was a lot on the line for UCF in the AAC Championship game. They had beaten Memphis earlier in the season and with an undefeated season and New Year’s Six bowl on the line, the Knights won a double overtime contest against the Tigers.

McKenzie Milton threw for 494 yards and five touchdowns and ran for another one as UCF finished the season 12-0 before heading to the Sugar Bowl to face Auburn.

MORE: Listen to GOTR Podcast, Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 1 p.m. EST. College football awards show.

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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

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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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!

 

 

Week 8 Draft Kings optimal lineup

 

I’m going to try to provide an optimal Draft Kings lineup each week. I started back up doing draft kings about a month ago after a 2 year hiatus. So I’m still trying to get a feel
for how things work after using Fanduel for years.

I’ve come to like DK more because of the non use of a kicker and the more realistic prices. Fanduel allowed me to have a star-studded lineup and feel very confident in my squad. Only to get thumped each week.

One thing I will tell EVERYONE after not really caring about it til this past year. Do NOT enter
multi entry tournaments. I was the guy who entered 5-10 dollar leagues on a weekly basis where I believe, there was no max entries on fanduel.

I’d be playing guys who had entires that would make you scroll for what seemed to be minutes. One minor tweak in any of there lineups meant the difference between winning 20 bucks or 200 bucks.

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