What if the New Orleans Saints decided Roger Goodell's future?

Since Roger Goodell seems to have a no-tolerance policy for messing up, yet messed up himself, don't you think Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints should decide his fate?

By Rich Winter

     Well, Roger Goodell showed up for a press conference and pretty much rolled out a bunch of fluff. Sounded like a guy who was trying to save his job more than protect the NFL from the viscous crimes that several of the players have been accused of. 

   And now, since he took questions, people are pretty fired up about the no-tolerance commissioner, tolerating himself and not even considering stepping down from his position as commissioner of the NFL.

    And people are pissed!

Torrey Smith - What Roger just said is the exact same thing that players say when they make a mistake and plead their case - This is what Torrey Smith said on twitter. 

Rachel Nichols on Roger Goodell having something in place by the Super Bowl - Goodell says his goal is to complete a new personal conduct policy by the Super Bowl. Includes evaluating his role in determining punishment.

Teddy Bruschi asked the hard question on Mr. Goodell's setting up meetings and creating panels and having this all in place by February in the Super Bowl.

     "What is something happens tonight or tomorrow," Bruschi asked during a heated rant on ESPN 2 this afternoon.

       Keith Olberman wondered aloud why Commissioner Goodell would interview Ray Rice and his now wife in the same room when that is a questioning 101 article that a man that is being paid 44-million dollars should know better.

       Sorry Mr. Goodell, I'm not buying it.

     Today's press conference was all about putting up a smoke screen and saying and trying to do the right thing. While the plans to really investigate these crimes and come up with a law and order code to deal with this stuff is neat, having it in place by the Super Bowl is unacceptable. 

      February, really?

     Players all over the NFL are wondering how Roger Goodell, Mr. Iron-fist of discipline gets to mess up and keep on keeping on while so many players who have messed up get tossed out like yesterday's garbage.

     The whole NFL system that Goodell set up to be judge, jury and executioner is whack. How can and why should one man have that much power?

      You messed up Roger, now it's time to take your medicine. 

     You need to step down, since that seems to be the best recipe. Now point that introspection at yourself and be gone. 

    Better yet, let Sean Payton decide your fate. I'd be curious to see how that shook out!





(Video rant of the day) - Thank for you ruining TNF Tampa Bay!

Thank you for ruining Thursday Night Football Tampa Bay - 59-0 before you scored...Are you kidding?


Kelsie Herman is Big Dakota Champ - CEB, TCHS, SFIS, WRHS and other results

Kelsie Herman took a big lead at the Big Dakota meet and cruised home with an impressive victory
Slideshow: Photo images courtesy of Kernit Grimshaw photography - If you wanna check out more of his images, please visit South Dakota Mile Split or his personal website at http://kernit.zenfolio.com/

By Rich Winter

     Well, the Big Dakota conference/Chamberlain Invitational is in the books and boy did the meet not disappoint. With Ethan/Parkston, Mt. Vernon and Garretson in attendance, this meet turned into a who's who of South Dakota cross-country as one of the biggest meets for Class A and Class B schools went down on the high plains of South Dakota.

Girls results: Todd County seventh grader Kelsie Herman showed south-central South Dakota she is a force to be reckoned with in the Class A ranks as she took control early and dominated a stellar field with a 15:43. Herman won the race by ten seconds over Mt. Vernon's Lorna Gregerson with Garretson's Carmen Bohl finishing third. 

     In the Chamberlain Invitational portion of the race, (scored three runners), Ethan Parkston won with Mt. Vernon second, Garretson third and Todd County fourth. 

(the meet was also scored for Big Dakota purposes and the Lady Falcons of Todd County were victorious on that platform. 

Individual results: 

 1 Herman, Kelsie Todd Co 15:43.00 1

2 Gregerson, Lorna Mt. Vernon/P 15:53.00 2

3 Bohl, Carmen Garretson 15:56.00 3

4 Coyle, Ellie Philip 15:57.00

5 Leischner, Lexy Ethan/Parkston 15:58.00 4

6 Wickersham, Sydney Ethan/Parkston 16:24.00 5

7 Gregerson, Lainey Mt. Vernon/P 16:24.00 6

8 Carnicle, Teisha Garretson 16:28.00 7

9 Byers, Anna Chamberlain 16:30.00 8

10 Heisinger, Taya Ethan/Parkston 16:43.00 9

11 Schmidt, Savannah Mt. Vernon/P 16:45.00 10

12 Nesheim, Patience Ethan/Parkston 16:52.00 11

13 Westendorf, Tay Mt. Vernon/P 16:53.00 12

14 Byers, Ella Chamberlain 16:54.00 13

15 Eitemiller, Sadie Wagner 16:54.00 14

16 VanDenHemel, Kelsey Stanley County 16:56.00

17 Laprath, Jaclyn Winner 17:00.00 15

18 One Star, Oskate Win Todd Co 17:06.00 16

19 Lulf, Quinn Lyman Co 17:08.00 17

20 Schuyler, Samantha Winner 17:11.00 18

21 Prue, Amory Todd Co 17:15.00 19

22 Risseeuw, Savannah Mt. Vernon/P 17:16.00 20

23 Miiller, Maddie Ethan/Parkston 17:16.00 21

24 Martin, Emily McLaughlin 17:32.00

25 Beautiful Bald Eagle, De CEB 17:35.00 22

26 Endres, Jessica Ethan/Parkston 17:37.00

27 Sage, Peyton Garretson 17:42.00 23

28 Norris, Xandria CEB 17:47.00 24

29 Miiller, Mollie Ethan/Parkston 17:48.00

30 Lane, Alexis Sunshine Bible 17:52.00

31 Gunville, Ranger CEB 17:55.00 25

32 Barnet, Maggie Wagner 18:02.00 26

33 Keckler, Dawnee CEB 18:03.00 27

34 Seaman, Renee Sunshine Bible 18:03.00

35 Prue, Karli Todd Co 18:09.00 28

36 Bly, Jaden Garretson 18:18.00 29

37 Warnke, Megan Gregory 18:21.00

38 Kindt, Rachel Garretson 18:26.00 30

39 Quick Bear, Haylee Todd Co 18:28.00 31

40 Knutson, Katlin Philip 18:29.00

41 Norris, Ivy CEB 18:36.00 32

42 Whirlwind Soldier, Katly St. Francis 18:39.00 33

43 Larvie, Emma St. Francis 18:41.00 34

44 Steckelberg, Alayna Chamberlain 19:00.00 35

45 Kroeplin, Halle Highmore-Harrold 19:03.00 36

46 Schuyler, Sydney Winner 19:17.00 37

47 Sudbeck, Scout Kadoka 19:20.00 38

48 Olson, Lydia Garretson 19:39.00

49 Choal, Phoenix Lyman Co 19:42.00 39

50 Halverson, Hayley Winner 20:01.00 40

51 Jensen, Tori CEB 20:09.00SD Region 4A Championship Meet Hy-Tek's MEET MANAGER 6:07 PM 9/18/2014 Page 2

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Big Dakota

Chamberlain

Rankings

....Event 3 Girls 4k Run CC Varsity

52 Ristau, Jessie Chamberlain 20:12.00 41

53 Beckler, Brianna Highmore-Harrold 20:16.00 42

54 Barnett, Kelsey Wagner 20:24.00 43

55 Kohlus, ReAnne Mobridge-Pollock 20:25.00

56 Boyle, Kathlene Lyman Co 20:25.00 44

57 Medicine Eagle, Brailei Todd Co 20:29.00

58 Benge, Julianna St. Francis 20:37.00 45

59 Graesser, Molly Gregory 20:48.00

60 Ross, Cassy St. Francis 21:06.00 46

61 McCauley, Dani Highmore-Harrold 21:23.00 47

62 Fulkerson, Emma Mobridge-Pollock 21:24.00

63 Knutson, Emily Kadoka 21:32.00 48

64 Dowling, Molly Jones Co 21:53.00

65 Schindler, Madelynn Chamberlain 22:42.00 49

66 Muirhead, Emily Lyman Co 23:51.00 50

67 Word, Sydney Kadoka 24:57.00 51

68 Eberle-Faulk, Ciera Kadoka 24:57.00 52

69 Knippling, Olivia Highmore-Harrold 28:12.00 53\

Girls Junior varsity results: 

Marveen Ross of Crow Creek won the girls 4000 meter JV race and St. Francis had a nice showing with some of their younger runners to finish in second place in the team standings.

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1 Ross, Marveen Crow Creek 7:19.0 18:11.00

2 Carda, Elise Stanley County 7:24.2 18:24.00

3 Bormann, Jayden Ethan/Parkston 7:27.8 18:33.00 1

4 Bartscher, Jessica Ethan/Parkston 7:29.0 18:36.00 2

5 Harrison, Shailyn Wagner 7:42.3 19:09.00

6 Bohl, Macey Garretson 7:43.1 19:11.00

7 Dillon, Jessica St. Francis 7:43.5 19:12.00 3

8 Arcoren, Jazleah St. Francis 7:48.0 19:23.00 4

9 Person, Lacey Burke/South Central 7:50.0 19:28.00

10 Hough, Clara Chamberlain 7:52.8 19:35.00 5

11 Arcoren, Charlize St. Francis 8:02.0 19:58.00 6

12 Bierle, Bailey Philip 8:04.9 20:05.00 7

13 Weidenbach, Ellie Ethan/Parkston 8:07.7 20:12.00 8

14 Weston, Mikayden Chamberlain 8:08.1 20:13.00 9

15 Wegenhaupt, Chloe Ethan/Parkston 8:08.5 20:14.00 10

16 Brady, Caylian St. Francis 8:11.7 20:22.00 11

17 Burke, Darynn Chamberlain 8:14.1 20:28.00 12

18 Martin, Jacqueline Chamberlain 8:14.9 20:30.00 13

19 Ferguson, Jasmine Philip 8:22.2 20:48.00 14

20 Fallis, Traelene Crow Creek 8:28.2 21:03.00

21 Grimshaw, Erin Todd Co 8:30.6 21:09.00

22 Bhinder, Arvish Todd Co 8:31.8 21:12.00

23 Swenson, Sierra Wessington Springs 8:33.8 21:17.00

24 Blue Thunder, Sannita St. Francis 8:35.0 21:20.00 15

25 Storm, Erica Ethan/Parkston 8:38.7 21:29.00 16

26 Azure, Celine Wessington Springs 8:40.7 21:34.00

27 Pekron, Grace Philip 8:52.3 22:03.00 17

28 Lends His Horse, Demi CEB 8:56.8 22:14.00 18

29 Jessen, Sydney Miller 9:04.0 22:32.00

30 Danforth, Kaci Garretson 9:05.2 22:35.00

31 Schmeichel, Kiara McLaughlin 9:06.0 22:37.00 19

32 Lends His Horse, Tyra CEB 9:11.2 22:50.00 20

33 Dupris, Sunni CEB 9:12.0 22:52.00 21

34 Littleton, Lisa CEB 9:13.7 22:56.00 22

35 McDaniel, Aja Sunshine Bible 9:14.9 22:59.00

36 Leaf, Destiny McLaughlin 9:20.9 23:14.00 23

37 Anderson, Jamie Wagner 9:26.5 23:28.00

38 Wike, Blake St. Francis 9:29.3 23:35.00

39 Rough Surface, Aiyanna McLaughlin 9:36.2 23:52.00 24

40 Logg, Rian CEB 9:52.7 24:33.00 25

41 Thielen, Jena Ethan/Parkston 9:53.1 24:34.00

42 Red Bird, Carolyn McLaughlin 9:53.5 24:35.00 26

43 Moran, Emily McLaughlin 10:06.4 25:07.00 27

44 Manning, Katie Miller 10:18.8 25:38.00

45 Wilkinson, Ella Sunshine Bible 10:22.1 25:46.00

46 Clown, Bryanna CEB 10:45.0 26:43.00

47 Blacksmith, Fredercka St. Joes 11:00.3 27:21.00 28

48 Middletent, Haille St. Joes 11:01.1 27:23.00 29

49 Rave, Erin CEB 11:03.1 27:28.00

50 Box, Alyssa St. Joes 11:03.1 27:28.00 30

Boys varsity:

   In the boys varsity race, Cole Sargent of Miller, who has been impressive early this fall, broke the race open early and cruised home with a win in a time of 16:54. Evan Fick of Garretson was 12 seconds back with Mason Breitling of Miller 22 seconds back for third.

     Garretson won the Chamberlain Invite portion of the meet and Miller the Big Dakota portion of things.

    Todd County freshman Donald Aquallo broke 18-minutes for the first time this season and finished 7th. Senior, Daniel Whirlwind Soldier was ninth with Todd County No. 1 runner Tobias Weddell finishing 15th.

    St. Francis runner, Chase Boltz had a solid race and finished in 16th place right behind Weddell. 

 1 Sargent, Cole Miller 16:54.00 1

2 Fick, Evan Garretson 17:08.00 2

3 Breitling, Mason Miller 17:19.00 3

4 Powell, Josh Garretson 17:22.00 4

5 Liester, Josh Garretson 17:34.00 5

6 Zolnowsky, Nick Ethan/Parkston 17:38.00 6

7 Aquallo, Donald Todd Co 17:56.00 7

8 Waldrop, Trey Miller 18:04.00 8

9 Whirlwind Soldier, Danie Todd Co 18:06.00 9

10 Vogt, Tyson Burke/South Central 18:10.00 10

11 Grassrope, Iren Lyman Co 18:10.00 11

12 Snook, Garrett Philip 18:14.00 12

13 Brown, Austin Stanley County 18:15.00 13

14 Voigt, Aaron Gregory 18:15.00 14

15 Weddell, Tobias Todd Co 18:18.00 15

16 Boltz, Chase St. Francis 18:22.00 16

17 Lopez, Jacob Chamberlain 18:31.00 17

18 Johnson, Tait Garretson 18:33.00 18

19 Krell, Justin Mt. Vernon/P 18:36.00 19

20 Sharpfish, Lee Todd Co 18:40.00 20

21 Witte, John Wessington Springs 18:42.00 21

22 Fitzgerald, Jacob Garretson 18:49.00 22

23 Hohn, Tanner Ethan/Parkston 18:51.00 23

24 Burma, Jace Sunshine Bible 18:52.00 24

25 Hauke, Morgan Chamberlain 18:55.00 25

26 Sun Bear, Travis Todd Co 18:57.00 26

27 Murtha, Jonah Ethan/Parkston 18:58.00 27

28 Schuyler, Coleton Winner 18:59.00 28

29 Person, Kray Burke/South Central 19:12.00 29

30 Bertsch, Connor Miller 19:17.00 30

31 Murtha, Tucker Ethan/Parkston 19:23.00 31

32 Curtis, Colby Winner 19:26.00 32

33 Nobles, Justin Mobridge-Pollock 19:27.00 33

34 VanDenHemel, Shay Stanley County 19:27.00 34

35 Russell, Hunter Miller 19:28.00 35

36 Black Bear, Ska St. Francis 19:35.00 36

37 Zolnowsky, AJ Ethan/Parkston 19:37.00 37

38 Bierle, Kruse Philip 19:38.00 38

39 Paulson, Nick Wessington Springs 19:38.00 39

40 Skunk, Trey Crow Creek 19:39.00

41 Bertram, Trevor Winner 19:41.00 40

42 Spinar, Connor Mt. Vernon/P 19:52.00 41

43 Goodlow, Garrett Lower Brule 19:52.00

44 Bush, Logan Mt. Vernon/P 19:53.00 42

45 Meiners, Cale Stanley County 19:55.00 43

46 Olson, Austin Jones Co 19:55.00

47 Fitzgerald, Jared Garretson 20:04.00

48 Bartelt, Austin Ethan/Parkston 20:07.00

49 Peterman, Hayden Miller 20:08.00

50 Archambault, Ezra McLaughlin 20:17.00

51 Anderson, Bobby Kadoka 20:17.00SD Region 4A Championship Meet Hy-Tek's MEET MANAGER 9:10 AM 9/19/2014 Page 2

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Chamberlain

Rankings

....Event 4 Boys 5k Run CC Varsity

52 Moleterno, Izak Winner 20:22.00 44

53 Hass, Chris Sunshine Bible 20:30.00 45

54 LaRoche, Marlowe Lyman Co 20:32.00 46

55 Jacobs, Justin Mobridge-Pollock 20:34.00 47

56 McManigal, Derek Lyman Co 20:38.00 48

57 Nordstrom, Riley Garretson 20:39.00

58 Milton, Phyzon Lyman Co 20:40.00 49

59 Bowker, Kendron CEB 20:52.00 50

60 Jacobs, Aaron Mobridge-Pollock 20:53.00 51

61 Sanchez, Dayvon Todd Co 20:53.00

62 Roeder, Kendall Gregory 20:53.00 52

63 Pearman, Kegan Mobridge-Pollock 20:58.00 53

64 Winter, Grant Winner 21:09.00 54

65 Houchin, Emmitt Lyman Co 21:16.00 55

66 Ducheneaux, Kirklin CEB 21:27.00 56

67 Klundt, Mitchel Gregory 21:29.00 57

68 Miller, Jared Sunshine Bible 21:29.00 58

69 Klundt, Max Gregory 21:31.00 59

70 Kramme, Shale Stanley County 21:32.00 60

71 Bartels, Damian Philip 21:33.00 61

72 Swenson, Sawyer Wessington Springs 21:37.00 62

73 Hough, Zachary Chamberlain 21:40.00 63

74 Brown Wolf, Elijah CEB 21:41.00 64

75 Sharkey, James Winner 21:45.00

76 Thorn, Deontae Philip 21:48.00 65

77 Big Eagle, Hunter Crow Creek 21:52.00

78 Ashdown, Tristan Highmore-Harrold 21:52.00

79 Lebeda, Bradley Lyman Co 22:02.00

80 Crabb, Dustin Burke/South Central 22:14.00 66

81 Iron Moccasin, Aryan CEB 22:19.00 67

82 Schelske, Hayden Lyman Co 22:30.00

83 Lawrence, Max CEB 22:38.00 68

84 Burke, Ashton Chamberlain 22:40.00 69

85 Bad Hand, Brenden St. Francis 22:46.00 70

86 Burnett, Keegan Philip 22:51.00 71

Junior varsity boys:

The Crow Creek boys were dominant in the junior varsity portion of this race with Chris Comes Flying winning by over a minute.

 1 Comes Flying, Chris Crow Creek 5:44.4 14:16.00 1

2 Konechne, Jack Garretson 6:09.4 15:18.00 2

3 Chief, Ethan Crow Creek 6:10.2 15:20.00 3

4 Mestes, Tredgan Crow Creek 6:12.6 15:26.00 4

5 Brown Otter, William McLaughlin 6:21.5 15:48.00 5

6 Eagle Thunder-Alger, Tre Highmore-Harrold 6:24.7 15:56.00 6

7 Spotted Tail, Gavyn Todd Co 6:29.1 16:07.00 7

8 Fuerniss, Erik Ethan/Parkston 6:29.1 16:07.00 8

9 Manning, Jason Miller 6:29.5 16:08.00 9

10 Kills In Sight, Morris Todd Co 6:29.5 16:08.00 10

11 Schleuter, Chayce Garretson 6:31.9 16:14.00 11

12 Krueger, Dominick Garretson 6:32.3 16:15.00 12

13 Swalley, Justis Todd Co 6:33.1 16:17.00 13

14 Mahoney, Logan Ethan/Parkston 6:35.5 16:23.00 14

15 Fiegen, Trevor Garretson 6:36.3 16:25.00 15

16 Murtha, Cordell Ethan/Parkston 6:38.0 16:29.00 16

17 Pierret, Elijah Garretson 6:41.6 16:38.00 17

18 Knox, Garrett Miller 6:43.6 16:43.00 18

19 Vaughn, Washake Burke/South Central 6:51.6 17:03.00

20 Dion, Steven Wagner 6:54.0 17:09.00

21 Obago, Dayton Lower Brule 6:55.7 17:13.00 19

22 Redwater, Hyren Crow Creek 6:56.5 17:15.00 20

23 Lopez, Lucas Chamberlain 7:00.5 17:25.00 21

24 Breitling, Camden Miller 7:02.5 17:30.00 22

25 Bevers, Cody Miller 7:02.9 17:31.00 23

26 Kills In Sight, Umpo Todd Co 7:06.9 17:41.00 24

27 Simpson, Joey Miller 7:07.7 17:43.00 25

28 Fernholz, Steven Miller 7:08.9 17:46.00

29 Shaw, Tristen Todd Co 7:10.1 17:49.00 26

30 Grimshaw, Sam Todd Co 7:10.9 17:51.00

31 Heth, Thomas Burke/South Central 7:14.2 17:59.00

32 Wang, Micheal Todd Co 7:15.0 18:01.00

33 Sargeant, Stanley Crow Creek 7:18.2 18:09.00 27

34 Carver, Hunter Garretson 7:19.0 18:11.00

35 Howe, Daniel Crow Creek 7:20.6 18:15.00

36 Steckelberg, Jacob Chamberlain 7:21.0 18:16.00 28

37 Liester, Jacob Garretson 7:21.0 18:16.00

38 Watts, Nathan Miller 7:21.4 18:17.00

39 Sivertsen, Kaden Miller 7:23.8 18:23.00

40 Eimers, Hunter Chamberlain 7:25.8 18:28.00 29

41 Brown, Adam Stanley County 7:32.7 18:45.00

42 Knox, Talon Miller 7:35.9 18:53.00

43 Turnquist, Wyatt Winner 7:35.9 18:53.00

44 Knippling, Henry Highmore-Harrold 7:37.9 18:58.00 30

45 Burma, Jade Sunshine Bible 7:39.5 19:02.00 31

46 Weasel, Rasheed McLaughlin 7:40.7 19:05.00 32

47 Wike, Jacob St. Francis 7:41.1 19:06.00

48 Two Hearts, Trevion McLaughlin 7:42.3 19:09.00 33

49 Obago, Scott Lower Brule 7:43.1 19:11.00 34

50 Fute, Nate Lower Brule 7:43.1 19:11.00 35

51 Uhl, Alex Garretson 7:45.5 19:17.00SD Region 4A Championship Meet Hy-Tek's MEET MANAGER 6:13 PM 9/18/2014 Page 2

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Big Dakota

Chamberlain

Rankings

....Event 8 Boys 4k Run CC JV

52 Rockwood, Jackson Crow Creek 7:46.7 19:20.00

53 Blaine, Longell Crow Creek 7:46.7 19:20.00

54 White Lance, Ashton St. Francis 7:48.8 19:25.00

55 Dundas, Jacob Ethan/Parkston 7:50.4 19:29.00 36

56 Red Wing, Mason Crow Creek 7:52.4 19:34.00

57 Big Eagle, EJ Sunshine Bible 7:53.2 19:36.00 37

58 Dekker, Conner Philip 7:54.0 19:38.00

59 LaPointe, Joe Todd Co 7:55.6 19:42.00

60 Shaw, Foster Todd Co 8:02.0 19:58.00

61 Turnquist, Cohl Winner 8:04.1 20:03.00

62 Hofman, Josh Sunshine Bible 8:07.7 20:12.00 38

63 Pease, Shaydon Crow Creek 8:08.1 20:13.00

64 McDonnell, Dylan Highmore-Harrold 8:09.3 20:16.00 39

65 Fiegen, Cole Garretson 8:10.9 20:20.00

66 Long Crow, Loren Lower Brule 8:13.7 20:27.00 40

67 Olinger, Carson Mt. Vernon/P 8:15.7 20:32.00

68 Ratliff, Devon Crow Creek 8:20.9 20:45.00

69 Archambault, Devon McLaughlin 8:33.4 21:16.00 41

70 Thompson, Wes Crow Creek 8:38.2 21:28.00

71 Semmler, Thomas Highmore-Harrold 8:39.1 21:30.00 42

72 Taken Alive, Marcus McLaughlin 8:51.9 22:02.00 43

73 Farstveet, Blake Highmore-Harrold 8:53.5 22:06.00 44

74 Hass, Travis Sunshine Bible 8:55.5 22:11.00 45

75 Campbell, Payton Miller 8:57.2 22:15.00

76 Langdeau, Philip Lower Brule 9:20.1 23:12.00 46

77 Heren, Jared St. Joes 9:26.5 23:28.00

78 King, Nathaniel Chamberlain 9:36.6 23:53.00 47

79 Wortham, James Todd Co 9:46.2 24:17.00

80 Quigley, Kaylon Todd Co 9:51.9 24:31.00

Fantasy - Week 3 start em/sit em - DROP em...RB edition

The Patriots host the Raiders this weekend, that makes Steven Ridley a must-start in fantasy football!

By Rich Winter

       Week three of the NFL season and it's time to get serious about this thing called fantasy football. 

      Running back is such an important cog in your fantasy football machine, so here is the Sports Instigator, Rich Winter and his thoughts on start em, sit em - Drop em for week 3 of fantasy football.

Start em

Steven Ridely - NE @ home vs. the Raiders...The Raiders made Arian Foster look like a rookie in last week's game and I think it's fair to say the Patriots are going to have a big lead in this game. Ridley has emerged as a toucdown machine and until further notice is given, he's a must start every week.

Ridley 20 -100 with 1 td

CJ Spiller - Spiller always comes out of the games like a rock-star. If the trend continues, this week or next might be the last usable week for a guy that frustrates fantasy owners more than any other back. He got 18 touches last week so I think that continues.

Spiller - 60 rush, 40 receiving - NO td's

Demarco Murray - @ Rams...No brainer here...Murray has 51 touches in the first two games...Start him and love him

Murray 25-120 and 1 td...(Quickly emerging as a go-to guy this season for Boys)

Zack Stacy - Rams at home vs. Cowboys...Stacy has been double-digits in fantasy points at home....ya gotta like that trend if you're a Stacy owner...

Stacy - 90 yards and 1 td, 30 receiving..

Giovanni Bernard - An emerging fantasy stud at RB. The Bengals host the Titans and with a host of banged up receivers...I say Bernard touches the ball 22 times in this game. 

Bernard 85 rush, 50 receive - 1 td

Jeremy Hill - I liked the touches this young guy got last season. He's not a starter every week but with A.J. Green on the mend from that toe, I think Hill is a guy that gets you double-digit points this week.

Hill 45 rush, 45 receiving - 1 TD

Justin Forsett - Baltimore hosts Cleveland and I think we've got ourselves a pretty good game on paper. Forsett has 19 carries for 126 yards this season and I do believe he'll start to emerge as the 'Ray Rice' replacement.

Forsett - 75 rush, 25 receiving and 1 td. 

Joique Bell - Bell leads this team in rushing and after last week's dreadful outing, I think the Lions make a concerted effort to run the ball.

Bell - 50 rush, 40 receiving 1 td

Eddie Lacy - If you pulled the trigger on this guy early, you're hating life right now. Lacy looks like Trent Richardson this year. But, I think he breaks out of it with a big game in what I'm expecting to be a high-scoring affair.

100 rush, 50 receiving - 2 td's.

Ahmad Bradshaw - Bradshaw had just as many rushing yards as Trent Richardson and he's a decent threat our of the backfield.

Bradshaw - 50 rush, 50 receiving - 1 td.

Pierre Thomas - Normally I wouldn't touch this guy with a ten foot pole but with Ingram out and the Saints playing at home, I like Ivory to have an impact on the passing game.

Thomas - 25 rush, 60 receiving 1 td. 

Arian Foster - This guy looks fresh and young again and healthy. Houston's equation for winning is this - Fitzpatrick is so-so, the Texans have an awesome defense and they like to control the clock with the run game. Must start every week. 

Foster - 100 rush, 30 receiving 2 td's

Alfred Morris - Must start...I like that with RG3 out the Reskins look like a new offense. Morris had two TD's in the last game and I expect him to get at least one this week.

Morris - 75 rush, 15 receiving - 1 td

LeSean McCoy - Leading the team in rushing, might be the best back in football...MUST START.

McCoy - 90 rush, 30 receiving 1 td.

Darren Sproles - Does any team run screen passes and use their 3rd-down back better than the Eagles? While I don't think Sproles will go off like he did on Monday, he's a must start in all leagues because he gets enough touches and he explodes when he has the ball. 

Sproles - 40 rush, 60 receiving and 1 td. 

Frank Gore - We keep thinking it's time to put Gore out to pasture and he just keeps producing. After last week's shaky effort from Colin K., I gotta think the Niners wanna run the ball and that means Gore is a must start.

Gore 110 rush, 20 receiving and 1 td. 

Andre Ellington - Now that Jonathon Dwyer is longer playing, and Ellington's foot appears to be healthy (allegedly), he's a must start.

Ellington - 60 rush, 60 receiving 2 td's. 

Knile Davis - This is a must win for the Chiefs and I'm guessing that Davis will be a big part of the game plan against a surprising Dolphins squad. Look for the Chiefs to run the ball straight ahead to use Davis' punishing running style.

Davis 85 rush, 30 receiving 1 td.

Marshawn Lynch - Beast mode looks half asleep most of the time...I'm guessing he wakes up for a big game with the Broncos...

84 rush, 15 receive 1 td.

Montee Ball - I am not sold on this cat and I bet Bronco fans wish Moreno was still with the team. That said, if the Broncos are going to beat the Hawks they will have to be better on the ground than they've been in the first two weeks of the season.

Ball 100 rush, 40 receiving - 1 td. 

Le'Veon Bell - I've seen enough from this Carolina team to know that defense is BEAST MODE GALORE. Carolina is a bit deceiving because they're not that good on offense but they are damn good on defense. I think Pittsburgh struggles in this game...and while I'd like to sit Bell, he's too talented not to see time on the field. 

Bell 75 rush, 15 receiving - No td's

Matt Forte - Forte has been a bit of a dud so far this year but I think with the Bears receivers being banged up, Forte will get 25 touches.

75 rush, 75 receiving and 1 td.

Chris Ivory - I love how this guy runs. He puts his head down and just gashes the hole. He's a Rex Ryan, Jets kinda guy. Must start until further notice. 

75 rush, 25 receiving and 1 td. 

Sit em

Darren McFadden - Raiders get smoked they throw the ball. McFadden will be lucky if he gets ten touches.

Maurice Jones Drew - Still dealing with a hand injury and the Raiders are going to be behind so they'll throw it a ton.

Fred Jackson - Buffalo at home vs. San Diego - This one bears watching. Depends on how you feel the game is going to go. I think the Chargers win the game so the Bills might throw it a little more. Hold onto Jackson though because Spiller will slide later in the year and you'll be glad you have him on the roster in November. 

Bernard Pierce - He still might be a good play if you're really handcuffed at RB but the writing is on the wall that Forsett is the No. 1 back. I think Pierce coughs it up early and gets run to the bench for the rest of the game. 

Reggie Bush - Are Bush's best days behind him? Joique Bell is leading the team in rushing and Bush hasn't done much this season. I say sit him until his play proves he deserves a start on your team. 

Trent Richardson - I thought the Colts made a nice attempt to run the ball last week; And they lost! Richardson has fumble-itis and I'm not sold on this guy being a No. 1 back. 

Matt Asiata - I have a feeling the Vikings will be down and big by halftime. I don't see Asiata being a factor. 

Khiry Robinson - I'm going to play Robinson when the Saints are on the road. When they are at home, they use Ivory more and in different ways.

Rashad Jennings - Sit unless you feel like the Giants are going to try to run the ball in an attempt to not have Eli Manning throw the ball. 

Knowshown Moreno - The injury report says he might play...I'm saying that's a load of crap. Who comes back from a dislocated elbow in six days?

LaMar Miller - The easy choice would be to plug Miller into your lineup. I don't think it's that easy and the Chiefs will be stacking the box to slow down what I perceive to be an ordinary RB in the NFL. 


Drop em

Bobby Rainey - The Bobby Rainey experiment is over...ditch this guy now. 

Carolina Running backs - I just hate having to use any Carolina back on my roster. They are always hurt, always shifting No. 1 responsibilities and pretty damn ineffective when they play. 


What were you thinking - 

Toby Gerhart - LMAO - I told you...25 carries for 50 yards this season. Good luck all of you Gerhart lovers....LOL. 

Chris Johnson - I drafted this man as my No. 1 back when I knew his style didn't fit the Jets...DAMN!

There ya go, the week three RB, Start em, sit em from the Sports Instigator.

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Fantasy - Does Jay Cutler still suck?

After Jay Cutler led the Bears to a win over San Francisco on Sunday, some are calling that performance the best of his life. Has he finally gotten over the 'sucks' hump?

By Rich Winter

      I couldn't help but be impressed with Jay Cutler's performance last week against the Niners.

      When I think of Cutler I think of a guy that wins when he's ahead but struggles with mistakes when he's behind.

      Have you ever heard a stat about Jay Cutler 4th-quarter comebacks or Jay Cutler is the master of the two-minute drill?

      I haven't!

     All I've heard about Cutler for years is he falters in big moments, he's got bad body language and he's never done very well in the playoffs. He's a good quarterback but not a great one. 

   And then Sunday night unfurled in front of a national television audience. Cutler got popped hard in the chest in the first half and I thought he would shrivel from the moment, instead, he stepped up, delivered four touchdown passes, including three in the final period as the Bears beat the mighty Niners in San Francisco, 28-20. 

      I think Jay Cutler might have turned the corner.

      Now, I'm not sold on that week one performance in a 23-20 loss to Buffalo but somehow I think the win over the Niners has done and will do something for Jay Cutler and this Bears team's confidence.

Jay Cutler week one - 34-49 for 349 with 2 td's and 2 int's (Eh, that was a terrible loss but first game of the season, eh, we won't hold it against Cutler)

Jay Cutler week two - 23-34 for 176 yards with 4 td's and 0 int's - That's a mighty impressive performance on the road against a Niners team that many have going to the Super Bowl. Cutler seemed poised, he seemed mature and he seemed up to the task of hoisting this team on his shoulders.

    If you're Cutler ya gotta love all of those weapons he has around him. 

   Bears weapons 2013 stats:

Matt Forte - 1339 yards rushing and 9 td's, 594 receiving and 3 td's

Brandon Marshall - 100 catches for 1295 yards and 12 td's

Alshon Jeffery - 1421 yards with 7 td's

Martellus Bennett - 759 yards with 5 td's.

      I read somewhere prior to the start of the season that Jay Cutler spent part of his off-season attending some kind of body-language improvement course. It may have helped because early on this season, Cutler doesn't look like the damaged goods we've come to know and EXPECT from him.

      He looks like a top tier QB and a must-start fantasy option every week. 

       What, when did that happen?

     Cutler plays at the Jets this week and I expect him, along with his superb supporting cast to put some points on the board.

      I like his demeanor, I like his weapons and I like his head coach.

      No, Jay Cutler doesn't suck anymore, and he might be on the verge of something special as Brandon Marshall eluded to when he penciled his QB in for the league MVP.

     I'm not that crazy, but I've seen stranger things.

   Go Bears!