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There was a study conducted in the late 1960’s by Stanford professor Walter Mischel, to identify a link between delayed gratification, and future success.  Sixteen boys and girls, aged 3-5 years old were sat in a room and given a choice: you can have 1 marshmallow right now, or 2 marshmallows if you’re willing to wait a short while.  And in glorious, manipulative fashion- these sick bastards left each child in the room with both plates of marshmallows.  Most kids broke and went for the 1 marshmallow.  I would have ate all 3 and asked for 1 more using a very specific finger.

It’s not over.

Then these weirdos followed up with the children over the following decades to see what has come of their lives; like some warped Sesame Street meets animal tagging scene.  But here’s where the weirdos win, and the 3rd marshmallow falls slowly from my shocked, adolescent mouth.  There was a direct link between those little shits that waited for the 2 marshmallows and how well they fared later in life.  And not judged by some out there metrics, either.  Very simple: the kids that waited would go on to have more advanced education, jobs with higher incomes, and better health.

Well, color me fat.

Let’s all do Professor Mischel’s sick work justice and not eat the marshmallow this season.

  1. DO NOT DRAFT EARLY! Waiting to draft as late as your league possibly can (I prefer the end of August) gives you as much information as possible.  This is a game of information- the more you have, the better off you’ll be.  You may have just drafted Todd Gurley in the early 1st round.  Life is good, right!  That is, until you find out that over the holiday weekend Todd’s legs were blown off at a Jason Pierre pool party.  *This publication does not condone the blowing off of Mr. Gurley, or any Rams running backs’ legs.  Not even Tre Mason.* Football is the ultimate co-dependent sport.  Losing a pro-bowl center can affect your stud receiver.  A star wide-out goes down, and boom!  No double coverage and a more predictable offense leads to a box stacked of defenders and your ace running back looking at anemic numbers.  These things happen.  That’s why God invented whiskey and waiver wires.  There’s enough frustration waiting for us all during the course of each fantasy season- don’t bend over and wink for more.  Unless, you enjoy the pain and need a hug from dad.  You know who doesn’t need a hug?  Todd Gurley.  He needs legs for Christ’s sake, jeez, a little sympathy.
  2. DO NOT SCOUT PLAYERS, yet! Investing your time in July on scouting your players and where you rank them, is a waste of it.  Studs are still studs, duds are still duds, and Melvin Gordon is still the premier back of the San Diego Chargers, right Danny Woodhead?!  If you really want to use your time wisely and give you an edge: look at the guys behind the guys.  Coaching changes, coordinator changes, trades, retirements, and contracts.  This may not be the sexiest of data to analyze, but doing an X-ray of a team will give you insight into where a team is trending.  Ever say, “Where the hell did this guy come from?!”  This is usually no coincidence.  When it’s not obvious, and someone starts to blow up, it can almost always be reverse-engineered to the factors mentioned.  *Next week’s article will highlight coordinator changes and their impact.  And no, I will not be ranking all 32 NFL offensive coordinators.  I’d just as soon waterboard you with NyQuil.
  3. STOP LISTENING TO US! Make no mistake; I will do player evaluation before you should start listening.  I completely would have failed the aforementioned test and have the lack of impulse control to prove it.  Ignore it. Be better than me.  Remember when I said next week’s article will stay on course and dive into offensive coordinators.  Yeah, I probably lied.  It will end up being about tight ends and the women that love them.

Or, maybe we’ll surprise each other.  Stranger things have happened.

Enjoy your marshmallow(s).

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The NFL Draft of 2016 has come and gone, but the stories will continue to play out throughout the season. Being drafted in the NFL is a privilege and one that cannot be underestimated. In due time we will find out what players were worth the investment.

This day had many surprises and some that none could predict. Either way it was another weekend full of suspense and one that definitely didn’t disappoint. Come join in below and leave your thoughts to the following observations for some of the tops stories in sports this week.

* #LaremyTunsil slide….Going from the best player in the draft to dropping all the way to 13…If Miami didn’t have some inside information, would the slide have continued to Day 2?

* #JaylonSmith hobbles all the way up to 34….Did the Cowboys stretch for a player that will red shirt for a whole year? Could they have picked him later?

* #JaredGoff or CarsonWentz…What guy will be the better pick? Are they both a reach?  

* #SamBradford still an Eagle…..How will this situation pan out?

* #SanJose is first team to take a 2-0 series lead…Games 3 and 4 move to Nashville…Can the Sharks keep their momentum going?

* # NolanArenado early vote for MVP…305 with 11 homers and 25 RBI…Does playing in Colorado hurt the Gold Glover’s chances?

* #GoldenState…Playing without Curry, the Warriors and Draymond Green continue to roll in round 2. Will he be back by Game 3?

Come follow my weekly Sum of All Sports Report to answer these questions and weigh in on the latest news in Fantasy Sports, Real Sports and Sports Entertainment. Leave your comments below and let your voice be heard…Come follow me on twitter @TCutillo23 for live sessions and responses.

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By Andrew Kahn The Final Four in Houston is set and features three teams that spent time at No. 1 in the rankings this season and…Syracuse, a 10 seed that saved its best basketball for the Big Dance. Saturday’s games are both regular season rematches. Oklahoma beat Villanova by 23 on a neutral court and…

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The Competition Committee meets this week in advance of the upcoming annual meetings. And one of the items on the agenda will indeed be a potential rule change mentioned here 10 days ago. As noted by NFL executive V.P. of football operations Troy Vincent, the Committee will look at ways to expand protection against low hits on quarterbacks…

Source: Competition Committee will look for ways to expand protection against low hits on quarterbacks


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The Golden State Warriors are in the midst of a historical season. Having already set the record for best start to a season by winning 28 straight games, they are also on pace to break the NBA’s win-loss record of 72-10 set by the Chicago Bulls in the 1996 season. Will they do it? How did the Bulls fare that postseason? Is Steph Curry the new face of the NBA?

* #CalvinJohnson hangs up the spikes…Does he bolster a HOF resume?

* #ProBowl is one giant cringe fest…Is it time to finally kill it off?

* #NHLAllStarGame new format was unveiled. Was it a complete success or an underwhelming failure?

* #JohnScott named All Star MVP…How does this situation make the NHL and Mr. Bettman look?

* #SuperBowl50 will showcase age versus youth…Can Cam continue his dominance against the league’s top defense?

* #MLBSteroidEra could be making a case for Cooperstown….We the steroid class be inducted in the next class? How will that be perceived?

* #AJStyles debuts on main WWE Roster…Is he the main driver behind the rating increase?

Come follow my weekly Sum of All Sports Report to answer these questions and weigh in on the latest news in Fantasy Sports, Real Sports and Sports Entertainment. Leave your comments below and let your voice be heard…Come follow me on twitter @TCutillo23 for live sessions and responses.

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Cam Newton has faced much criticism this year because of his confident attitude and creative antics on the field. He recently signed a huge contract extension that made him one of the highest paid quarterbacks in the NFL. Deserved or not deserved was the question that made its way around the NFL and the sports world. We live in a world where we hate other people’s success and hope for their failure. This is evident in every sport and even stretches as far as Hollywood. So it shouldn’t come to anyone as a surprise for all the hate.

Last season, Carolina’s Cam Newton ranked just inside the top 10 of Pro Football Focus’s cumulative quarterback grades. Obviously he landed there in large part due to his rushing ability and ranked just No. 14 if you focused only on his passing performance alone. This season is a completely different story. He ranks No. 3 overall and for the first time in his career earned a higher grade as a passer than he did as a runner. He worked on his efficiency and accuracy harder than any other player in the league. He was always the guy who needed to put everything together to achieve his ultimate performance. This is something he worked tirelessly on and now it seems like it paid off.

The question remains, how did he go from the cusp of the Top 10 to one of the best in the NFL? He has always been criticized for his sketchy audible calls and inability to read a defense. Reading the eyes of the defense may be one of the hardest things to master as a QB. Newton appears to have the right diagnosis to extend the defense on every drive.  Last season, Newton produced a QB rating of 81.3 against the blitz and recorded an 8-6 TD-INT ratio. This year his QB rating versus the blitz has been an outstanding 118.7, while throwing for 21 touchdowns and just three interceptions.

This isn’t the only part of Newton’s game that has been overly criticized. One of the knocks on him throughout his career has been that he isn’t a pinpoint passer. Last year his completion percentage was 59-percent and this year he only rose to 61 percent. However, he has been more accurate on throws that travel 20 or more yards in the air to the tune of 48 percent. That ranks fourth in the NFL, and is a huge improvement over last year, when he was accurate on 32 percent of deep throws, which ranked fourth-lowest. Just another way he has grown as a passer.

Along with all these passing accomplishments, I would being doing him a disservice if I didn’t mention his running ability that for my money is tops in the NFL. Newton is having one of his best seasons ever running the ball. cam 2He leads all QBs in rushing grade this season, posting the second-highest mark of his career. He’s forced 10 missed tackles this season and continues to make linebackers look silly in their pursuit of bringing him down. Newton’s running ability makes him the most unique quarterback in the NFL, but it’s the improvement as a passer that has transformed him into one of the league’s top few quarterbacks.

The Denver Broncos defense has been one of the top units in the league and is anchored by defensive mastermind Wade Phillips. Phillips has had stints all over the NFL has a Head Coach and a defensive coordinator. He is known for his attacking style and unique schemes that leave the opposing Quarterback searching for answers. As if we didn’t need enough evidence, Tom Brady is still dusting himself off from the beating he took at the hands of Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware. Brady was held to an 18.1 QB rating in the first half and was knocked down a record 20 times. We all know how Tom Terrific doesn’t like to be hit or knocked down in a normal game, let alone in the AFC Championship game. I’m guessing the Rolex watches won’t be appearing on his offensive line’s wrist this year.

The Broncos will certainly give Superman Cam a test like no other. He has been playing on a level no one could have ever imagined. It is a testament to the coaches and his dedication to the game he loves. We’ll see if those improvements are enough to get him a Super Bowl win Feb. 7 against the best defense in the NFL.

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman had some extra foot traffic in front of his office Friday.

Source: FanDuel, DraftKings Supporters (And Employees) Protest in New York


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The sports world is buzzing around the term fantasy sports. There are upwards of 57 million people who play fantasy sports with average age being 37. Daily fantasy sports leagues have never been more popular and have seen a 9% increase in play over the last year.  How does the world of Fantasy sports work you ask. The way it works is simple: sports lovers select a team of real world athletes who then score fantasy points according to set scoring rules. There are the traditional fantasy leagues for which you keep the same team and score points for 16 weeks or there are the DFS leagues where you play on a weekly basis. The standard fantasy game has been around a long time, but the new hype is centered around the weekly leagues, FanDuel and DraftKings.

Once involved in any of these leagues there are many questions that need to be asked. What players do we start? Who’s active? Who’s below market value? What players are picked the most? What players are picked the least? Obviously we know now, that if we want the answers to these questions all we have to do is ask a DraftKings or FanDuel employee.

The news broke through the media last week of a fantasy football scandal and it continues to grow legs faster than a baby spider. As in all scandals, where there is smoke, there’s usually fire. And in this case we are talking about a forest fire that refuses to die.

Last week as everyone was getting ready to look at the recaps from the weekend’s games, a story broke that a DraftKings employee used insider information to win a sum of $350,000 on their rival site Fanduel. This has caused many questions in the direction of a league that already was facing opposition from legislators and officials. Is this legalized gambling they ask? How does it not fall in line with casino winnings or sports betting?

All signs continue to point to the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA), which was signed into law by George W. Bush. This act included an explicit provision noting that the law would not apply to fantasy sports games, educational games, or any online contest that “has an outcome that reflects the relative knowledge of the participants, or their skill at physical reaction or physical manipulation (but not chance), and, in the case of a fantasy or simulation sports game, has an outcome that is determined predominantly by accumulated statistical results of sporting events, including any single score, point-spread, team performance, or individual performance in such sporting events.”

Since its inception, the argument for fantasy sports has been skill vs. luck.  Statistics show that the players who do the most research win at a higher percentage.  So from afar it seems as though the studying helps. However, people do study slot machine tendencies and poker strategies as well. Doesn’t that count as skill?

The thinking is that skilled players make profit by selecting high-risk, high-reward players that could catapult owners to a greater payout. This means taking a chance on a player like Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman, who was a virtual unknown at a low price, rather than piling up a roster of players that casual fans are likely to choose, like Matt Forte or Jamal Charles at the same position, who put out consistent performances week to week.

In doing some research I came across a report from the Gaming Laboratories International shared with FORBES, that states Star Fantasy League’s “skilled’ fantasy football players (meaning, those who performed the best over the previous week) purportedly beat randomly generated lineups that used ninety percent or more of the provided salary cap space 69.10% of the time, with a +/- 0.69% variability over a 95 percent confidence interval. This is one of the first studies I have seen that backs the skilled players win argument.

Regardless of either train of thought, there is a real problem here that needs some solid answers. The implications can run deep as the investigations pile up. As I look deeper into these 2 monster fantasy sites, the following tidbits of information make me really question the legitimacy of these games, as well as the overall direction.

* 28 out of 32 teams have signed deals with one of the 2 major DFS sites: FanDuel signed 16 clubs while rival DraftKings partnered with a dozen

* DFS sites a linked to advertising on stadium signs and team websites, which goes above and beyond the traditional advertising the teams try to sell us on.

* Browns president Alec Scheiner talked about FanDuel in the same breath as Ford and Pepsi.

* At last count, there are six fantasy lounges that have been installed in NFL stadiums, three sponsored by each site. The deal for the DraftKings lounge at the New England Patriots’ stadium involved the team’s vice president of corporate sponsorship sales.

* Fanduel and DraftKings will spend $500 million in advertising, with $150 million spent in the 3rd quarter alone.

* Daily games will generate around $2.6 billion in entry fees this year and grow 41 percent annually, reaching $14.4 billion in 2020

* Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys and Robert K. Kraft of the New England Patriots have stakes in DraftKings, which recently struck a three-year deal with the N.F.L. to become a partner of the league’s International Series in Britain, where sports betting is legal.

* DraftKings has tapped hundreds of millions of dollars from Fox Sports, and FanDuel has raised similar amounts from investors like Comcast, NBC and KKR.

This list of unknown partnerships will only continue to grow, but at the same time shows how big these site really are. What we know right now for sure is that FanDuel and DraftKings are being investigated by the New York Attorney General after claims that their employees could gain an inside edge on the competition. These allegations have prompted these two sites to ban their employees from playing the game on any rival sites or venues. However, all the things we know begs us to ask the question, “How far will these charges go?” Will they trickle all the way down to the owners and sponsors? Also, since so many NFL teams have a vested interest, is there any way that plays into the integrity of the game? These are the questions that will continue to be asked in game that started out as a friendly office contest among friends and quickly turned into a high stakes game that is emptying bank accounts. Should it all be regulated? The answers will be coming soon…………

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Week 3 Fantasy Football Recap

Standout Stars and Substandard Stiffs

Stars

QB

  • Rodgers…333 yds 5 TD
  • Dalton…383 yds 3 TD/ 1 INT
  • C. Newton…315 yds 2 TD, 33 yds rushing 1 TD

RB

  • D. Freeman….141 yds, 3 TD….5 rec, 52 yds
  • Charles……..49 yds, 3 TD….5 rec, 33 yds
  • Randle…..87 yds, 3 TD…2 rec, 18 yds

WR/TE

  • AJ Green…..10 rec, 227 yds, 2 TD
  • S. Smith.…..13 rec, 186 yds 2 TD
  • J. Jones…..12 rec, 164 yds, 2 TD

Stiffs

QB

  • Bridgewater…..121 yds, 1 INT
  • Kaepernick….. 67 yds, 4 INT, 46 yds rushing 1 TD
  • Foles….197 yds, 1 INT

RB

  • Lynch…..14 yds…..1 rec 9 yds
  • Crowell……36 yds
  • CJ Anderson…..18 yds….1 rec, 9 yds

WR/TE

  • Boldin…..2 rec 16 yds
  • E. Royal…..3 rec, 3 rec 17 yds
  • S. Watkins……1 rec, 39 yds

Thoughts and theories from Week 3…..

  • Aaron Rodgers continues to write his path to Canton. He now has four career five-touchdown games, the most in franchise history and one ahead of Brett Favre. On top of that, he’s thrown 580 passes in a row at Lambeau Field without getting intercepted. Rodgers also joins Peyton Manning as only the second quarterback to throw 10 touchdowns in his first three games without allowing an interception.
  • Who wants to win the AFC South? With all teams holding onto a losing record, it seems that no one really wants to win. The battle between the Titans and the Colts was sorted out in the last 5 minutes of the game. Someone has to win and I still think Andrew Luck is the X Factor will sail the Colts to the top.
  • The injuries in week 3 have continued to mount. This time it was Big Ben. It seems as though he escaped a more severe injury, but he still will miss half the season. Can Michael Vick work his magic?

Peyton Manning threw for his first 300 yd game of the season.Is this just the beginning?…Chris Ivory was declared Active but did not receive a single carry…..Lesean McCoy spent more time on the exercise bike than on the filed. Thank God for his TD….Steve Smith Sr. showed he must of been blessed b the Pope because he went back in time to 2009…..Latavius Murray finally showed promise in a breakout game this weekend. Maybe the black hole isn’t so black anymore….Is there a RB controversy brewing in Philly? Ryan Matthews made Demarco Murray look like a granny on wheels…Now onto Week 4.

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Well, week 2 is behind us and one of the biggest topics this week is injuries. We saw many of our high draft picks get nicked up over the weekend, leaving us scrambling for the next available option on the wire. Drew Brees, Eddie Lacy, Chris Ivory, DeAndre Hopkins, and Eric Decker are just a few of the players that could be on the sidelines in week 3. We are still trying to unravel the fantasy mess of 2015, but the picture becomes murkier each week.

Who will find themselves on the Stiff report for week 3? Who will shine and work to be a star? What will be the Triple Threat pick of the week? Come look for yourself and tell me if you agree. You can tweet me (@TCutillo23) your own triple threat as well to see who scores the most points.

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Stars for Week 3

QB:—- A. Luck (@TEN), N. Foles (PIT)

RB:—- M. Lynch (CHI), L. McCoy (@MIA)

WR:— Gronkowski (JAC), B. Marshall (PHI), E. Sanders (@DET)

Stiffs for Week 3

QB:— B. Bortles (@NE)

RB: — L.Miller (BUF), F. Gore (@TEN)

WR: — A. Boldin (@ARZ), K. Allen (@MIN), R. White (@DAL)

Sleepers:—- CJ Spiller (@CAR), R. Matthews (BUF), K. Rudolph (SD)

Week 3 Triple Threat…….

R. Wilson (CHI) —–The Seattle Seahawks haven’t been exceptional so far this year, but none of that is because of Russel Wilson. He has been his usual electric self rewarding owners with 200+ yards, a few touchdowns, and 60+ rushing yards a game. If this keeps up, he will be a Top 5 QB in 2015.

L. Bell (@STL) —- Fresh off his 2 game suspension, Mr. Bell will pick up right where he left off in 2014. He was fantasy’s best running back last year and will continue that trend for the final 14 games in 2015.

Julian Edelman (JAC) —- Julian is putting together a monster season and is putting numbers up that go side by side to most 1st round picks. In 2 games this year he has been a PPR beast with 32 targets that have turned into a line of 22/194/2….He could be the defining piece of many Super Bowl teams this year.

Last Week Results…….Stars 5/7…..Stiffs….3/6…..Sleepers….2/3

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