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 …

Genius GM Kev Makes The Wrong Call

by Kevin Burton    Spent Sunday afternoon catching up with a friend.    I tuned in to see the Detroit Lions Pittsburgh Steelers pre-season game. Detroit’s right tackle is Penei Sewell a second-year man from Oregon who I demanded my Bengals draft fifth overall in the 2021 NFL Draft.    When they didn’t draft him …

Cats’ Fantasy Football Team Is Not Half Bad

by Kevin Burton    People won’t understand, they won’t even try.  People will laugh. Let them.    A promise is a promise. My girls look to me and I try not to let them down.    They seek my attention, and since they are cats, they are not exceptionally good at verbalizing this.  If they …

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? …