The Fickle Bounce Of The Fantasy Football

by Kevin Burton    The morning orange juice is sweeter, the song of the birds outside more melodious, even the cats’ litter box is less odoriferous, when all four of your fantasy teams have won.     This is silliness, even profound silliness, but it’s a thing, I promise you.    Winning at fantasy football is …

Rage And Despair In The Business Center

by Kevin Burton    Dear, gentle, intelligent Page 7 reader, may I ask you a question?    What would you say is the key element, all things considered, in the business center of a hotel? What makes a business center a business center?    If you were told by a hotel employee that, yes, said …

The Unfriendly Skies Of Fantasy Football

by Kevin Burton    This is exploratory, just in case. I am doing this just in case.    One needs to keep one’s options open. Old dogs need to at least consider new tricks, right?    So, the fantasy football flight has encountered some turbulence, shall we say? Four teams, two wins six losses among …

Broncos Fans And The Countdown To Chaos

by Kevin Burton      Bronco Nation, sarcasm becomes you.    The new NFL season is underway, in case you hadn’t noticed.  One team, the Denver Broncos, could have used a little more pre-season practice, not just for its players but for its coaching staff.     Denver blew a quite winnable game last Monday at …

Overchoiced And Underconfident

by Kevin Burton My longtime beep baseball team mate Mike Miller who pitched for the Columbus Vipers is famous for calm under pressure and for saying “It’ll all work out.” So it was his voice I heard in my head Sunday night when I realized, against all odds, I was in position to get four …

Bills, AFL And I Get Good Start To Season

by Kevin Burton    Super Thursday anyone?    Yeah, you’re used to Super Sunday. Big meals, commercials as big deals and oh yeah, a football game, the Super Bowl.    Did you ever want to skip the five months of preliminaries and cut straight to the chase?  Ever want to skip all the insurance commercials …

Sonic Booms Or Bust This Fantasy Season

by Kevin Burton    I’m not going to tell you how many mock fantasy football drafts I have done on Yahoo.   Don’t ask me cuz I ain’t gonna tell ya.    You wouldn’t remember the number anyway. It’s not important.     I use my time wisely. My kindergarten teacher was obsessed with how we used …

Pastore: This One Belongs To The Lord

by Kevin Burton On opening day 1979 the great Tom Seaver of the Cincinnati Reds didn’t have it. His early exit led to the major league debut of Frank Pastore. Pastore was born on this day in 1957.  He had an early exit from life, at age 55, and he sort of predicted it on …

Hey Sports Nut, Could You Give Up ESPN?

by Kevin Burton     What was previously unthinkable, now I don’t even think about. I’m talking about a ravenous, red-blooded American sports fan giving up ESPN.     I did that, we did that, years ago.    This comes up because it is football season now, or close enough. The pre=season pro games have started. The …

Yay, Comma, Football Is Back, Period

by Kevin Burton     Remember the interjection song from Schoolhouse Rock?    The song says interjections are “generally set apart from a sentence by an exclamation point, or by a comma when the feeling’s not as strong.”    Well I was feeling pretty sheepish about this, but I said the sentence “Yay! Football is back” …