NFL Week: A Fantasy Win, A Bengals Win

by Kevin Burton    It’s Sunday and the now-hated Cleveland Browns are about to increase their lead over Kansas City.    They call a running play and there is a bit of a scrum near the goal line. My three-word thought: “get in there!”    Why would I do a thing like that, root for …

Hey Yahoo, Ya-hooey, Out Of My Face!

by Kevin Burton    I’ve got Travis Kelce on my fantasy team.    Such a sentence I never thought I would utter. But there you have it.    Tuesday night was draft night for the USA Legends fantasy football league.  The Legends were/are a new beep baseball team made up of older players from all …

Can Fantasy Football Save NFL Sundays?

by Kevin Burton     How starved are you for NFL football?   Did you watch the game last night?    People you’ve never heard of wearing Dallas Cowboys uniforms vs people you’ve never heard of wearing Pittsburgh Steelers uniforms.  Watered-down exhibition junk. Did you watch that?    If I put on the uniform of one of …

Bengals Needed Lineman, Not Receiver

by Kevin Burton    Once again the Cincinnati Bengals failed in Cleveland.    This time it was not on the field but in the NFL draft.  The team failed to address its biggest need, offensive line, by passing on tackle Penei Sewell from Oregon to take Ja’Marr Chase a wide receiver from LSU.     I’m …

We Could Be The Next NFL Analysts

by Kevin Burton     When our TV is on these days it’s usually on football, and we are no mere observers.    We’re not perfect with predictions, but my wife and I both have keen insight as to what might happen in a given game.    A typical pre-game assessment goes something like this:    …

Optimism In Cincinnati Despite 0-2 Start

by Kevin Burton    Joe Burrow showed last night why he was the number one draft pick. The Bengals showed why they were drafting number one.       Cincinnati was last against the run last year and egregiously bad last night. So three touchdowns and 316 yards from their rookie quarterback was not enough.  They …