Thursday, February 23, 2012

Rapid Reaction: Rams Shopping #2 Pick in NFL Draft

Once again, ESPN's Adam Schefter was on the scoop, submitting a column to ESPN on Thursday evening regarding the Rams shopping the number two overall pick, with multiple suitors already involved.  This doesn't seem very news worthy, much less analysis worthy, but the fact that this news came out may be very relevant to the way the NFL draft shakes out...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Rapid Reaction: Packers Re-Sign Jermichael Finley

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, The Packers have agreed to a 2 year, $15 million deal with tight end Jermichael Finley.

Finley has since basically confirmed this via twitter (not that Schefter is ever wrong anyway), it's time to talk about what it means for the NFL and your fantasy team right here after the jump...

Big Derf Sports is Back!

Welcome back to blog loyal readers.

As I explained via my twitter(@bigderfsports), my old laptop was having major problems and had fallen off from inconvenient to outright unusable for writing.  That forced me to put the blog into a hibernation of sorts for a while while I was saving up for a new laptop.  My pimp new HP dv6 Laptop came in last week and is a dream to use and type on, and I spent a week getting it generally set up and just plain playing with it before I decided that it was time to bring back the blog today.  I've spent far too long not getting my opinion out there.

While the NBA is in season now, I'm primarily going to focused on gearing up for the NFL off-season and the Fantasy Baseball season.  I've got a few large scale plans in mind for this baseball season, led by the return of last year's daily spot starting pitching column, as well as in depth looks at different fantasy strategies throughout the year.

I'll also be rolling out plenty of NFL off-season coverage, including rapid reactions to player movement and fantasy analysis at every step.  Last season I endeavored to touch on all 32 teams throughout the off-season and that proved too much, so this year I'm going to instead try to take a look player movement through a more case by case lens, including the obvious Peyton Manning column at some point.

Not that I'm going to be leaving the NBA alone, I'm just going to be covering it from a different angle.  I'm admittedly not an NBA expert, and have been following the NBA for much longer than I've actually been watching games, so unlike with the NFL, my on-court analysis is going to be basically non-existent.  Instead I'm going to take on the NBA from much more casual angle, likely saving my "analysis" for raving or complaining about my Knicks (yeah I'm still a homer).

Also, despite this being Big Derf Sports, you'll likely also see at least a handful of television columns on the horizon, as that is my other big love, and I doubt I'll be able to stay quiet about it for too long.

Thanks in advance for reading.

-Fred "Big Derf" Tobin

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