Win Some, Lose Some, Split The Rest

by Kevin Burton    Memories aren’t what they used to be, but I’m good with it.    For some reason one of the headlines on a story in Sports Illustrated has stayed with me down through the years. I used it above: “Win Some, Lose Some, Split The Rest.”    My memory said that headline …

Are The KC Chiefs A Dynasty Of One?

by Kevin Burton    Some leftover morsels from two weeks of great, great NFL playoff football….    We have not just Super Sunday, but also Super Monday in Cincinnati.  The Cincy Jungle podcast reports that the Cincinnati School District has cancelled school for Monday, Feb. 14. They also report there might be a Super Bowl …

Bengals Shock Chiefs, Make Super Bowl

by Kevin Burton     This was all set. I had this story written in my head by the second quarter. Maybe Kansas City did too?     By now you know my Bengals shocked Kansas City 27-24 in overtime to win the AFC Championship game and go to the Super Bowl.  That means my team is …

In Cincinnati, Hungry For Victory And Chili

by Kevin Burton    Here we go kids, going to have a daaaaaay to-day.    Gonna do the full Cincinnati today. That’s right!    The Bengals are in the playoffs, still in the playoffs, having survived the Raiders last week.  I’m busting out the quarantine wardrobe Cincinnati Bengals pajama bottoms for the occasion. Ordered them …

Citizen Kev And Playoff-Bound Bengals

by Kevin Burton    One last night on pins and needles.  Now back to reality.    My 17-week stint as a fantasy football owner has ended. Another week, another nail biter.  This final game a 128-122 win in the third place game of the USA Legends league.     For next weekend’s slate of NFL games, …

Here’s To Socrates And Travis Kelce

by Kevin Burton    “The unexamined life is not worth living,” said Socrates, the Greek philosopher who was said to have driven people to distraction with his constant questioning.    “There were times where I feel like I was just out there thinking too much instead of just playing instinctual football. It’s definitely something that …

Sometimes A Fantasy Is All You Need

by Kevin Burton    If the NFL season ended at this writing, my Bengals would be included in the playoffs. They would travel to Kansas City for a first-round game.    Blood rivals Cleveland and Pittsburgh, though they are having fairly good seasons, would be excluded if the playoffs began today.  How sweet is that? …

“Fantasy Brain” Is Wrecking The USA

by Kevin Burton    Managing a fantasy football team has totally changed the way I watch the NFL. And it may have given me insight into post-national America.    In fantasy sports, you draft and “manage” a handful of players you predict will do well, pitting your team against other teams created in the same …

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 …