When is someone going to write a book about the 2006-2008 Florida Gators?

It makes you wonder how no sanctions were ever handed down at Florida.

By Rich Winter

        When the news came out last week that Percy Harvin was a locker room cancer up in Seattle my first thought was no wonder Urban Meyer resigned from the football team with an apparent stress-attack. My second thought was, boy, the sports information department at Florida did a hell of a job concealing all the crap that must have been going on during the Harvin, Riley Cooper, Aaron Hernandez and Pouncey brothers reign of terror at the University of Florida.

     How that team never received any NCAA sanctions, I'll never know.

     I seriously do not know how a devout christian man like Tim Tebow made it through his college years without having his skin melt off with all the sins going on around him.

      I venture to say the bad-boys of Florida were way worse than the bad boys of Miami back in the day. 

      The litany of off-the-field incidents from some of these guys is frightening. 

      Aaron Hernandez is in jail awaiting his trial for murder that will likely send him to prison for life.

      Percy Harvin beats the crap out of anyone that he feels like beating the crap out of.

       Riley Cooper drops the N-bomb in a public setting. The scene goes viral and all Riley has to do is attend sensitivity training. 

     Mike Pouncey - (Interstate gun trafficking) Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey was served with a subpoena by Massachusetts State Police at Gillette Stadium on Sunday afternoon, as first reported by Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel and Greg Bedard. The subpoena is related to the investigation of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's connections to interstate gun trafficking, according to an unnamed SI source.

     Pouncy brothers - Assused of battery at their birthday party in Dade County last summer. Although they were never charged, it certainly sheds some light on the type of characters these two fellas are.

The Pouncey brothers made headlines when they sported these Free Aaron Hernandez hats.

How many fights did Percy Harvin get in while at the University of Florida? We may never know unless Tim Tebow writes a book about it!

       It shocks me that there were no charged NCAA violations attributed to this Florida team. Aren't we past the statute of limitations on this one and isn't it time some of this stuff comes to light?

       It's funny that every time Urban Meyer is asked about his days at Florida, he just clams up. He wants nothing to do with it, he doesn't want to talk about it as if he shudders at the mere thought of remembering the few years of hell he endured while at Florida.

        Maybe Tim Tebow is the guy to come out and tell us all about what happened? His five minutes of fame is over and this might jump-start him back into the forefront of our thought processes again.

    Someone needs to do some digging on this one. I'd love to hear the dirt on what appears to be one of the dirtiest eras and programs in college football history. 

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Is Vontae Davis the best corner in the NFL?

Every time a big-time receiver gets matched up with Vontae Davis, they lose! Is he the best corner in the NFL?

By Rich Winter

       As I watched the scores unfurl from this past weekend, one of the biggies that shocked me was the Colts beating the Bengals 27-0. When I think of the Colts, I think of Andrew Luck and this emerging offense that is one of the best in the NFL. I don't think about defense, but there were the Colts shutting down what many thought would be a team from the AFC that would contend for a Super Bowl. 

        Then, someone pointed this out to me on twitter yesterday. Every receiver that runs into the Colts' Vontae Davis struggles. They guy who pointed out the names of the receivers that haven't done squat, included DeMaryius Thomas, so I decided to do a little checking to see how Davis has been performing against the other teams best receivers. 

Game 1 vs. Denver - DeMaryius Thomas - 4 - 48

Game 2 vs. Jeremy Maclin 4-45 with 1 td.

Game 3 vs. Jacksvonville - (Hurns, Robinson and Shorts all had decent days but the Colts won 44-17 and a lot of those touches were given up well after the game was out of hand).

Game 4 vs. Tennessee - (Same thing as Jacksonville, Walker and Wright had decent games but the game was so far out of hand, most of those touches came in garbage time.)

Game 5 vs. Baltimore - Steve Smith 5 - 34

Game 6 vs. Houston - Andre Johnson 7-99 (that was kind of that weird Thursday game where Indy got up early and Houston came back late). 

Game 7 vs. Cincy - Sanu 3-54, Dalton finished 18-38 for 126 yards.

Week 8 vs. The Steelers - How do you like the matchup between Davis and Steelers WR Antonio Brown? Antonio Brown has 719 receiving yards this season. How many do you think he'll have when Davis is dialed in on him?

     Less that 100 I'll bet. 

   Davis toiled in anonymity down in Miami for three years before coming to the Colts. Now, he's part of a youth movement on a very good football team. While his production during his six-year NFL career, doesn't jump off the page at you (15 career interceptions, 2 in 2014), the production of some of the top receivers in the NFL does. 

     Is he the best corner in the NFL? Probably not because everyone is so in love with Richard Sherman, but if I have Antonio Brown going in fantasy football this Sunday, I'm awfully concerned that my No. 1 FF WR might be running into a buzz saw.

    When you start shutting down guys like DeMaryius Thomas, Steve Smith and Jeremy Maclin, people start to notice. 

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Fantasy - Eight difference makers available on this week's waiver wire

Green Bay's Devante Adams is starting to produce from the No. 3 WR slot for Green Bay.

By Rich Winter

      I was shocked at how many good players were available on the week 6 waiver wire. I'm still giddy about being able to trade for Ronnie Hillman, who has turned out to be the best running back on my roster.

       Pay attention tonight because week eight might be even better. There are some players out on the waiver wire that are starting to get hot and make plays. Snag the right one and you might have a full-time starter heading down the stretch. 

Running backs: It's just bothersome how the running back position has been raveged by injury this year. As players get injured, new players step forward and there is always the chance one of them could bust your fantasy season wide open. 

1. Tre Mason - Mason is No. 1 on my waiver wire order tonight. I saw that 15-85 with 1 touchdown performance against the Seahawks. I don't care that the Rams backfield is crowded, I see Mason being the man the rest of the way. He had 15 touches last week, I'll be shocked if he doesn't get 20 this week. 

In Tre Mason, you have a chance to pick up a guy that could be a full time starter the rest of the season.

2. Denard Robinson - Jacksonville - Where did that 22 carries for 127 yards with 1 touchdown performance come from? I don't know but I want me some of that. I'm guessing Jacksonville will be looking to build on that performance and that could translate nicely into a low end No. 2 RB for you the rest of the way.

Denard Robinson jacked up the Browns with 22 carries for 127 yards with one touchdown. Must add if you get the chance.

3. Bryce Brown - Let's not forget that Bryce Brown had 564 yards and four touchdowns in 2012 while with the Eagles. He hasn't done much for the Bills this season but with CJ Spiller out and Fred Jackson out for a while, someone has to carry the rock. Brown is an accomplished receiver and after thinking about this overnight, I think Brown gets the nod in the waiver-wire order over Anthony Dixon. 

Bryce Brown could be a sweet addition to your roster this late in the season.

4. Chris Johnson - New York Jets - I saw some signs of life from Chris Johnson in that loss to New England last week. Johnson carried the ball 13 times for 61 yards and caught two balls for 19 yards. That's seven points, nearly eight in my fantasy circles. I think the addition of Percy Harvin and his ability to stretch the field might finally put some sparks in this New York Jets running game. 


13 carries for 61 yards with 2 catches for 19 yards makes Chris Johnson worth looking at.

5. Anthony Dixon - Buffalo - After looking at Dixon vs. Bryce Brown for Buffalo, I decided to say Brown is the No. 1 FF RB here. Still, if you're extremely handcuffed at the RB position this week, don't hesitate to give this guy a look. 

Bryce Brown might get more carries, but Anthony Dixon could be the goal-line replacement your team needs.

Wide receivers are a dime a dozen right?

   Well maybe, but I see three guys out there that are starting to heat up.

1. Dwayne Bowe - If I'm reading this correctly, Dwayne Bowe has had over 80 receiving yards in two of his last three games. Last week against the Chargers he hauled in 5-84. Listen, this guy hasn't found the end zone yet but he will. Despite having a terrible start, he's coming on now and the Chiefs know he's their best weapon in the passing game. Do what you can to get this guy, he'll be a great No. 3 heading down the stretch. 

Dwayne Bowe has 80 plus receiving yards in two of his last three games including 5-81 in the win over the Chargers.

2. Devante Adams - Green Bay - Yes he had just one catch for 21 yards last week but it was for a touchdown. Hmmm, that's eight points in my book. Adams had 8-77 the week before against Green Bay and has touchdowns in two of his last three games. Nelson and Cobb are the clear No. 1 and No. 1A in  Green Bay but as bad as the Green Bay running game is, I see Adams getting some touches down the stretch. Maybe not a starter, but some nice depth to have on your roster. 

Touchdowns in two of his last three games makes Devante Adams a tasty waiver wire selection this week.

3. Doug Baldwin - Seattle - Pretty surprised this guy is still on the FF waiver wire's after the news that Harvin was traded last week. Our league doesn't sleep on RB's, but sometimes they do on WR's. They won't be sleeping tonight as Baldwin had 11-123 and 1 td last week. As bad as the story has sounded in Seattle, I'm pretty sure the Seahawks are going to play with a chip on their shoulder and that means they will get the ball to Baldwin on a consistent basis. Must Add WR this week. 

11-123 with a touchdown against the Rams last week means Doug Baldwin will be one sought after Fantasy WR tonight.

Maybe one of the best things you can do if your team is fairly set is to troll that waiver wire tomorrow morning and see exactly what your fellow competitors kicked to the curb. It's worth a look as teams facing the bye week might drop just the player you need.

    Follow me @panicgalore and may all your Wednesday morning waiver wire dreams come true. 








Sports Bettors TV Invades Las Vegas for March Madness, 2015

Sports Bettors TV with a massive announcement on tomorrow's show....VEGAS anyone....Must tune in for this one.

By Rich Winter

Ok, if Sports Bettors TV is really invading Las Vegas for March Madness in 2015, it is time to start saving money because that sounds like the trip of a lifetime to rub shoulders with Dr. Dan, The Dream and the Mad Hatter, Rob.

If you haven't turned into their show, tomorrow is the day to get in there and listen for what the guys at SportsBettors TV are calling a MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT on the Wednesday, Oct. 22nd show starting at 9:00 a.m. eastern.

Listen here: http://www.spreaker.com/user/sportsbettorstv , not only this Wednesday but 7 days a week. M-F 9am, Weekends 10am for what the guys over at SportsBettors TV are calling their biggest show ever as they announce plans for the Vegas trip.

Why tune in?

One of the things SportsBettors TV has always tried to do is include their fan-base in their predictions and hear from others their thoughts on upcoming events and how to bet on them. When these guys announce the plans for the trip to Vegas, you can only imagine that the legions of fans that follow, love and appreciate these guys are going to listen and going to want to hit Vegas when March Madness rolls around.

Why Vegas? Why the Hell not!

* We have launched a major campaign using #SBTVVegas2015 all over social media Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, etc.

* We are celebrating our 1 year anniversary next March in Las Vegas and will announce our location, dates and plans.

* We have invited friends & fans from over 167 countries who have supported our show and movement. The response has been incredible as we plan on bringing a very large amount of people to Vegas.

* Our plan is to meet everyone to party & gamble with on the NCAA Basketball tournament which is one of the biggest events in Las Vegas

What the big-three bring to the table.

* Rob, (The Mad Hatter), picked UCONN to win the NCAA tournament a year ago. Who wants to leach into his brain to see what he's coming up with this year?

* Dr. Dan Picked The Kansas City Royals to play in the World Series BEFORE the season started in March.

* The Dream Picked Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals BEFORE the playoffs began. Dream is also on fire with NFL football right now.

That is some rock-solid advice from three of the up-and-coming superstars in the world of sports betting television.

Why you want to tune in tomorrow?

The guys at SportsBettors TV have invited several special guests to their already legendary lineup for Wednesday's show.

* Crush the Bookie @crushthebookie will be there

* Sheets Money #FakeFam @SHEETSMONEY will be there.

And, the mystery Vegas contact who is putting the whole event together for March Madness will be there.

You gotta tune in baby, it's going to be legendary.

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Fantasy - Why it's time to cut ties with Jay Cutler

The Bears are 3-4 and on the heels of an absolute locker-room meltdown. Will Jay Cutler turn it around?

By Rich Winter

      If I have Jay Cutler on my fantasy football team, I'm fit to be tied. This guy was supposed to be next level this season, in fact, Bears WR Brandon Marshall called him an MVP candidate before the season started.

      After last week's 27-14 home loss to Miami, Marshall just flat-out called Cutler out and suggested the main man isn't getting the job done.

      And he's not!

      In fact, his stats are steadily declining every week and so are your chances of winning a fantasy football title if you hitched your wagon to a guy that just seems like he doesn't care enough about winning to get the job done.

2014 game-by-game stats:

Game 1 - vs. The Bills 349 yards 2 td's, 2 int's

Game 2 vs. the Niners 176 yards with 4 td's and 0 int's

Game 3 vs. Jets - 225 yards with 2 td's and 0 int's

Game 4 vs. Green Bay - 256 with 2 td's and 2 int's

Game 5 vs. Carolina - 289 with 2 td's and 2 int's

Game 6 vs. Atlanta - 381 yards with 1 td

Game 7 vs. Dolphins - 190 yards with 1 td and 1 int

     I thought we would see a different Jay Cutler in 2014. Nope, same old Jay as he has 14 touchdowns against 7 interceptions.

     That's not good enough in FF circles, especially when his stats, efficiency and big-play capabilities seem to be declining every time he steps on the field. 

     And now, his teammates are throwing him under the bus. Brandon Marshall told the media after that loss to Miami that it wasn't his fault, it wasn't Alshon Jeffrey's fault, it wasn't Matt Forte's fault, it wasn't Martellus Bennett's fault.

     Whose fault are we supposed to be intimating that he's referring to?

     It's Cutler, who just is too mopey and inconsistent to lead your team to a FF title. 

     What to do if you own Cutler.

     I say try to leverage some kind of value for him with a team that has a solid back-up QB and someone who is past the bye with their starting QB.

    According to ESPN, fantasy football scoring leaders, Cutler is the 6th highest scoring FF QB in the league with 123 points scored. I would say try to work some magic with another FF league member by suggesting you're willing to give up the 6th ranked FF QB because you're trying to get a little more consistent at that position. 

      Plant the seed that Cutler always responds after big-time losses and that getting called out by his teammates is exactly what Cutler needs to get going. (In other words, lie your ass off so you can dump Jay Cutler).

     The man is wildly inconsistent and you don't want that at your starting QB position heading into the playoffs. I'd rather have Joe Flacco or Colin Kaepernick or RG3 even than Jay Cutler.

      Cut ties with this guy before he cuts your FF season short when he lays an egg in your opening FF playoff matchup.

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