Fantasyland: When You’re Hot You’re Hot

by Kevin Burton    In Mexico, when I was there, they called it “buen camino.”    In English that means good road, or good path.  It’s what you talk about when things are going well.     “Tu vas por buen camino,” roughly translated means you’ve got it going on.   Singer Jerry Reed might translate …

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 …

Never Underestimate The Power Of Bunco

by Kevin Burton    We seek for signs that normal is returning. We seek them individually. Your heart-warming milestone may leave me totally cold.    Dismissing the current threat of the virus is a fool’s ploy, despite all the progress. On that I want to be perfectly clear.    But the tide just may be …

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 …

Sports Hate Is A Thing, But What Is It?

by Kevin Burton    My mother used to get on me for saying I “hated’ certain sports figures or teams. She wanted me to say instead that I didn’t appreciate this or that about them.   Well OK, call it sports hate then.    When I say I love my wife and I also love …

Of Lost Tiles, NFL Blues And Bird Wars

by Kevin Burton    Great jumpin’ Jehoshaphat I am jazzed!     Joyous, jubilant even!    This post is dedicated to providing updates on some of the stories I’ve told previously on Page 7. This first update is a happy one on a very recent post.    I mentioned that I lost the letter J tile …

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:    …

A New Spin On Quarterback Controversy

by Kevin Burton    Never heard this on CBS, FOX or NBC Sports. Not a peep, not on television anyway.    It seems NFL quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Nick Foles are both Christians.  So a few years ago when they competed to be the Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback it gave an interesting twist to the …

A Great Announcer Adds To The Game

by Kevin Burton    When I was nine, Al Michaels let me know that my Reds were going to the World Series.  Instant friend for life!    He left the Reds, but has called hundreds of big games since then, including the Miracle on Ice in 1980 and the Royals World Series win in 1985.  …