FantasySports.org » podcasts http://fantasysports.org A site dedicated to people who enjoy playing fantasy sports Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:25:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.6 Podcasts of the Week, October 2 Edition http://fantasysports.org/podcasts-week-october-1-edition/ http://fantasysports.org/podcasts-week-october-1-edition/#comments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:15:39 +0000 http://fantasysports.org/?p=5086 Where have the podcasts been? The downside of being at a conference, besides the inevitable sinus infection, is not being able to stay caught up on all of the fantasy football podcast goodness. I’m catching up this week (Eli did what?) and thought I’d share three of my faves from the past week. The podcast ...

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Where have the podcasts been? The downside of being at a conference, besides the inevitable sinus infection, is not being able to stay caught up on all of the fantasy football podcast goodness. I’m catching up this week (Eli did what?) and thought I’d share three of my faves from the past week.

The podcast with the most audacious title is “The Most Accurate Podcast”, co-hosted by Anthony Stalter and John Paulsen of 4for4.com. If you want bells, whistles, funny skits and funky introduction music, this isn’t your podcast. If you want straight-ahead fantasy advice (think Matt Asiata’s running style), this is your huckleberry. The show’s generally short, around 25-30 minutes, so it’s a snack-sized look at the week that was and the week to come. Paulsen is the Norm of finishing top-five in FantasyPros rankings year after year so you probably should listen.

If you like what you hear and want to sign up for 4for4.com’s premium service, it’s discounted to $19 for the rest of the year. A bargain at any price, sez me.

The second ‘cast of the week is The FF Toolbox Waiver Wire Show from a man with magic hands, FF Magic Man aka Micah James, who’s quite the accurate one himself. He’s the host of the Tuesday night FF Toolbox Weekly Radio show. This week he brought in Liz Loza aka The FF Girl to talk about Week 5 and what a strange trip the first four weeks of the season has been.

FFToolbox is now part of the Scout.com series of sites and Liz has been added to the roster (talk about #1 waiver priority or more FAB than you have). She will be providing written and video content for the site on an almost daily basis.

Finally, we’re back with RotoViz Radio, posting their 17th episode. In this week’s show Matt and Jon talk to Ryan Riddle, who occupies a unique space in fantasy/regular football writing in that he’s played in the league. His story is really cool.

He’s at the 24-minute mark. The rest of the podcast is an interview with me, talking about the interview series, adds/drops, layers of dynasty and other cool questions that Matt/Jon peppered me with as I tried not to cough.

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Podcasts of the Week: Week 2 Edition http://fantasysports.org/podcasts-week-week-2-edition/ http://fantasysports.org/podcasts-week-week-2-edition/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:45:47 +0000 http://fantasysports.org/?p=4997 You can listen your way to a championship. It’s true that there are a lot more podcasts popping up during the regular season, but the best are still the best and are in mid-season form already. Footballguys.com — The Audible I know I already mentioned the Sigmund and Cecil show on Monday’s “The Week That ...

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You can listen your way to a championship. It’s true that there are a lot more podcasts popping up during the regular season, but the best are still the best and are in mid-season form already.

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Footballguys.com — The Audible

I know I already mentioned the Sigmund and Cecil show on Monday’s “The Week That Was”. Here’s the deal. They are around all year, covering college all-star games to the draft to even the somewhat boring part of the offseason in June and July. They live for the regular season. Here’s what you get on a typical NFL week:

Monday: Two-part recap of the previous week
Tuesday: Waiver-wire show
Tuesday (again): On The Couch, in which Sigmund interviews one or two fantasy experts (good idea there)
Wednesday: IDP Roundtable with Sigmund, John Norton and Jene Bramel
Thursday-Friday: Preview of the following week’s action
Thursday Night: The Audible Live, in which they add Matt “Wild Man” Waldman and Mr. Bramel to the crew. That’s a two-hour show, and it’s a Google + Hangout so you can actually see their pretty faces.

That’s almost ten hours of content a week from people who really like to talk about football.

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2 Mugs Fantasy Football Podcast

If you want a two-man team who is a little more efficient, you go to the 2 Mugs Fantasy Football Podcast. The regular hosts are Ryan Forbes and Rumford Johnny. They usually bring on a third person, and Ryan/Rummy must have a retainer with Rotoworld because they bring in a lot of those guys, like Evan Silva, Nick Mensio, and Pat “RotoPat” Daugherty. Unlike the “sorry, Joe” refrain we hear from the (mostly) squeaky-clean Audible, there’s the occasional cuss word. For this year’s regular-season rotation, the Mugs have added a daily fantasy segment with Davis “Cash” Mattek.

Note that this week’s edition is guest-hosted by Evan Silva, who’s giving Cecil and Sig a run for most podcasting hours completed a week.

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Living the Stream

Back for regular live action is the Living the Stream podcast with J.J. Zachariason and Denny Carter. For these guys, commitment is a thing of the past. They will let you know about the best weekly starters at QB, TE, and D/ST. You also might hear from Denny’s nemesis, Kenny Darter aka 1st Round QB, who advocates the opposite strategy.

Quick note: The podcast usually “drops” on Thursday, so look for it soon. They are worth the wait.

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Gabbing About Fantasy Football: 8/7/2014 Edition http://fantasysports.org/gabbing-fantasy-football-872014-edition/ http://fantasysports.org/gabbing-fantasy-football-872014-edition/#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:15:21 +0000 http://fantasysports.org/?p=4753 Thought I’d use this post as an opportunity to chat about some of my own podcast/hangout work and highlight what’s happened this week. On Monday, I completed a double feature. I was invited back to the Perusing the Perimeter #ffsummit series with “T”, aka WHUDEY on Twitter and Slim Cliffy, another dirty Canadian in the ...

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Thought I’d use this post as an opportunity to chat about some of my own podcast/hangout work and highlight what’s happened this week.

On Monday, I completed a double feature. I was invited back to the Perusing the Perimeter #ffsummit series with “T”, aka WHUDEY on Twitter and Slim Cliffy, another dirty Canadian in the fantasy biz. The #ffsummit series is an opportunity for T to talk to a ton of industry folks and get their takes on the 2014 season. When I’m on a podcast, I’m generally there to talk about my interview series and the Titans.

On Monday, we tried something completely different, talking about my interviews and the St. Louis Rams. It didn’t take me much research to find out that outside of Zac Stacy, there’s a whole lot of potential fantasy heartbreak on the Rams’ roster. If you rated the NFL starting QBs in order of “fun to draft in fantasy”, Sam Bradford is close to the bottom. Trusting any receiver in a Brian Schottenheimer/Jeff Fisher offense is a fool’s errand. We did get to talk about T’s favorite player, the #ginjaninja aka Andy Dalton and his new contract. Dalton went 27 picks after Jake Locker in the 2011 draft. I’ll go cry now.

The second part of my Monday interactions was a continuation of my “Ask Your FF Expert” Google + Hangout series. I wanted to do an “exit interview” with Jonathan Vandersluis, who has recently stepped away from Top Team Fantasy. I had two previous “exit interviews” scheduled but before I could do it, the interviewee had found a new fantasy writing gig. I’m pretty sure that Jonathan will write in 2014, but it won’t be in a “site master” role. He’s a good guy and we talked about the industry as a whole and his decision to step away, at least temporarily. The dude’s a rocket scientist, so being the 300,000th guy to publish a fantasy football top 100 ranking list may not be the best use of his big brain. Listen in.

Finally, I have a regular Wednesday (sometimes Thursday) night date to talk about the Tennessee Titans with “Sports by” Sharona. We call the show “Going for 2″. Sharona has so many fantasy and regular football writing and talking gigs that I can’t even start. She attended the Pro Football Hall of Fame weekend (credentialed, I’m so jealous) with fellow NFL Female writers. We chatted about her weekend, then moved on to the Titans. There’s not a ton of new news, but I brought up the idea that most people already assume that Jake Locker will get hurt and “when” that happens, the Titans are screwed. I agree, but I think that any NFL team is screwed if they lose their starting QB.

We covered the always excellent Deadspin “Why Your Team Sucks” series, talking about the Titans, or as they call it, “football wallpaper”. As a fan, it’s important to read these articles and note your reaction based on how you feel about them making fun of other teams versus them making fun of your team. Have a sense of humor, everyone.

Sharona’s been going to a lot of the team’s open practices so she has more insight than I do about their open starting jobs. I joked that the one Tyler Wilson pass I saw in the Titans/Falcons joint practice I attended on Monday could have been timed with an egg timer, so there wasn’t much lost when he was cut. Neither of us are Team Mettenberger, but the team needs to give him more practice reps. We all love Justin Hunter and Sharona defended Delanie Walker when I mentioned the two drops I saw from him on Monday.

We transitioned to fantasy football and I talked about some late-round picks to target in keeper leagues. I’m in a keeper league and they don’t get a lot of love in the “bidness”. It’s a fun show and I have to stay on my toes because Sharona knows her “shut your mouth” and is generally sharper because I go through an average of two beers per show.

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Podcasts of the Week http://fantasysports.org/podcasts-week/ http://fantasysports.org/podcasts-week/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:04:59 +0000 http://fantasysports.org/?p=4693 For many commuters, the podcast has replaced the radio as the go-to source for entertainment. I’d say more specifically, in my case the podcast replaced the sports radio station a few years ago to the point that I barely remember the stations. Podcasts are great because you can get them directly on your phone, you ...

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For many commuters, the podcast has replaced the radio as the go-to source for entertainment. I’d say more specifically, in my case the podcast replaced the sports radio station a few years ago to the point that I barely remember the stations. Podcasts are great because you can get them directly on your phone, you listen to exactly what you want, and even if they have commercials, you can fast-forward through them.

The fantasy-football podcast “market” is saturated. Instead of attempting to drink from the proverbial fire hose, I’ll help you on your journey to enlightenment. This first installment will help you with the all-important first step, actually getting to the podcasts, and three of my favorite general-interest fantasy-football podcasts.

How does one get a podcast into a telephone, anyway?

For the iPhone crowd, it’s pretty straightforward. Download the iTunes app. Once you get the app on your device, all you have to do it tap the search button, type in the name of the podcast, subscribe, and you can get new episodes automatically downloaded. For Android devices, Stitcher is a popular free app, and there are others if you want to shell out a few bucks.

Another simple way to listen to your favorite podcast is to listen to them directly on the site. Most sites offer the option to stream. Go to your favorite fantasy-football site, search for the podcast, and listen away.

Three podcasts walk into a bar

To begin the podcast journey, I’ll highlight three of my favorite fantasy-football ‘casts.

The Audible (Football Guys): This podcast has been around for so long that co-creators Cecil Lammey and Sigmund Bloom used to upload it a an mp3. Remember those? It’s hard to call The Audible one thing, because it’s not one podcast, it’s a series that grows every “season”. There’s the Thursday night live show, which includes Lammey, Bloom, Wild Man Matt Waldman and The Doc Jene Bramel. It’s an hour long during the “offseason” which of course we know doesn’t exist and two hours during the “playing season.” Other shows include Sigmund’s “On the Couch” which features interviews with fantasy dudes from the FBG family and outside, The IDP Roundtable, weekly previews and reviews of the action, and interviews with beat writers with every NFL team.

The second podcast to sidle up to the infinite sports bar is the 2 Mugs Fantasy Football Podcast with Ryan Forbes and Rumford Johnny. Every week the Mugs give you “the goods” by bringing in an expert like Evan Silva or their personal favorite, “RotoPat” or Patrick Daugherty. There will be occasional nonsense, or my favorite, beer discussion, but it’s mostly about the football. The hosts bring in draft experts in the months heading into the NFL Draft, and during the season they get your ready for your weekly and daily leagues.

My final podcast is a relative newcomer from one of my favorite fantasy-football sites. It’s RotoViz Radio. Jon Moore and Matt “The Oracle” Freedman are the co-hosts. RotoViz is very number- and stats-heavy, and the podcast is a way to translate those numbers and stats into actionable fantasy-football advice. In a recent show they brought in Mr. Rumford Johnny to talk about the Patriots’ running backs and which players on the roster might take over the current Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley roles.

That’s just three podcasts, and I tried in this initial post to highlight three that are of a general interest. The “deep” depth of podcasts means that you can find the voice you like, and the subject matter you like. Download a bunch, listen to them during commutes, workouts, and those particularly boring staff meetings (all the cool kids are doing it).

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#TWIFS: TV, Radio and Podcasts Aplenty http://fantasysports.org/twifs-tv-radio-and-podcasts-aplenty/ http://fantasysports.org/twifs-tv-radio-and-podcasts-aplenty/#comments Sat, 03 Aug 2013 14:57:39 +0000 http://fantasysports.org/?p=3293 Another week has passed, which means we’re only five weeks or so away from filling out your Fantasy Football lineups for your very first win of 2013 – or loss, whatever. Once again, I look at the best Fantasy Sports links of the week, sharing some of the best web work of the week! Let’s ...

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Another week has passed, which means we’re only five weeks or so away from filling out your Fantasy Football lineups for your very first win of 2013 – or loss, whatever. Once again, I look at the best Fantasy Sports links of the week, sharing some of the best web work of the week! Let’s dig in to “This Week in Fantasy Sports!”

Don’t forget to submit articles you love to me @DavidGonos with the #TWIFS hashtag!

5 Things I Love

Finding Out Young Guys Might Be Old, Too

On Monday, I’ll turn 42 years old. That means any baby that was born on the day I became legal to drink – is now legal to drink. I will go and punch any 21-year-old having his first beer that day.

But Thomas McFeeley of RotoExperts.com wonders if 33 years old is too old for a Fantasy QB. Specifically, he breaks down Tony Romo, and that “the risk of injury and the chance as modest to significant regression should be considered at age 33.”

My back hurts.

By the way, congrats to the RotoExperts for their recent acquisition by Anthem Media Group earlier this week! They’ll be rolling out a Fantasy Sports Television Network – and life just got better for all of us!

The Giovani Bernard Buzz Gets Greater

I’ve been reluctant to jump on the Giovani Bernard bandwagon, mostly because he wasn’t a first-round NFL Draft talent and now Fantasy writers are fawning all over him like he’s Trent Richardson from last season. The differences, however, are great in my mind, mostly due to the fact he still has to contend with incumbent starter BenJarvus Green-Ellis. (Remember how all of that went for David Wilson last year?) But TheFantasyFix.com’s Alan Harrison presents some pretty strong arguments for Bernard’s immediate Fantasy Future.

Twitter Update on Yesterday’s Fantasy Baseball

@ChrisMeaney is going to start posting articles on LockerRoomFantasySports.com where he lists several great tweets from the night before that explain the day’s baseball action. Great way to recap the night! (Check out the free LRFS Fantasy Football Draft Guide, also. I have a couple contributions in there amongst the three dozen links.)

Fantasy Basketball is Starting to Gear Up

Tommy Beer is working on a Top Six Series over at HoopsWorld.com, and he listed the Top 6 NBA Centers, with five more honorable mentions. Jon Koncak was not listed, however. (I’m jacked up to get involved in some Daily Fantasy Basketball this season, too.)

Listening to Fantasy Football Podcasts During Work

Our Davis Mattek breaks down his seven favorite Fantasy Football podcasts he likes to listen to (I’ll cut him some slack that he didn’t mention the “Fantasy Fatcast,” with myself, Brett Tresky and SI.com’s Eric Mack.

Bonus Thing I Love: White Welkers

For the combination Fantasy Football player/”Game of Thrones” fan, this comes courtesy of the bright minds of the Fantasy Football Reddit. O_herro_internet designed this team logo:

White Welkers, Fantasy Sports Links, TWIFS

5 Things I Hate

Different Standard Scoring: 4 pts & 6 pts for Passing TDs

Greg Sauce over at TheFakeFootball.com takes a hard look at the differences between 4-pt passing TD leagues and 6-pt passing TD leagues. (Did you know the standard scoring on CBS, ESPN and Yahoo! are all different for QBs!?! Preposterous!) The average PPG difference for the main group of Fantasy starting QBs is 3.300 PPG between these two scoring styles. Read on!

Injuries.

We saw in recent weeks at least three wide receivers go down with different injuries, including Percy Harvin (hip), Jeremy Maclin (knee) and now Stevie Johnson (hamstring). NumberFire.com’s Alex Hampl did a great job of looking ahead of the injury curve with running backs, to see “5 Running Backs an Injury Away From a Breakout Season.”

That I’m Not in a 2-QB League … Yet

One of the latest evolutions of the Fantasy game (or I should say, one of the latest things to become popular) are Two-QB Fantasy leagues. These are leagues that start two quarterbacks every week, which is obviously going against the attempt to become more like an NFL game than most Fantasy games. JuanElway.com looks at the ADP of these leagues, with help from @2QBFFB and @Curacaobleu.

Robert Turbin’s Not as Good as I Thought?

I was a huge fan of last year’s rookie Seahawks running back, owning him in every league I had Marshawn Lynch in, and a few that I didn’t have him in. RotoWorld.com’s Evan Silva went back and watched every one of Turbin’s 114 carries, and came up with these observations.

Howard Stern Has No Clue What Fantasy is About

Stern had ESPN’s Matthew Berry on this past week for a good 40 minutes or so, to talk about Berry’s book, “Fantasy Life,” and to discuss the Stern staff Fantasy Football league. It was evident that Bababooey set this whole thing up, in spite of Stern’s indifference, and it turned into some great trash talk between a few of the league members. Berry, understandably so, was excitedly talking to Stern (someone Berry credits for his success) like a Fantasy fan would that finally got to meet Berry. Stern, meanwhile, couldn’t believe someone could make a living as a Fantasy Sports personality. We’ll give him a pass because we know he’s a huge dork into comics and superheroes, and not-so-much into sports.

But Berry’s presence on Stern’s show is a big moment for Fantasy Sports in general. This ranks up there with the first time broadcasters began to acknowledge Fantasy scoring during an NFL game, or when Jim Rome finally shut up about this game being for losers. (By the way, he did a complete 180 once his bosses realized how much money is behind Fantasy Sports, and suddenly, he was a Fantasy proponent! I love that Jay Mohr replaced that douche.)

Featured Photo Credit: Matt_Cordon12

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