Monday, August 25, 2014

Top Fantasy Football Tight Ends in 2014

by: Mark Driggs

The tight end position is becoming more and more important in the NFL, but people in fantasy football really only need to look out for four truly special players at that position. After that, the rest of the guys pretty much all fall in line. Grabbing one of those tight ends can act as another wide receiver on the roster, so it might be best to see what is possible. Here’s what each top guy brings to the table.

Jimmy Graham

He might be listed as a tight end, but this is a player who is pretty much a wide receiver. He has a chance to go in the 1st round of any fantasy football draft simply because of his ability to put up huge numbers. The offense for New Orleans is built around him, and he is now signed for the long-term to stay with the team. Only an injury would keep him out of the top spot.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Video: Andrew McCutchen accepts ice bucket challenge Wolverine style

Pittsburgh Pirates star Andrew McCutchen accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS on Tuesday and the outfielder executed the task in style.

Channeling his inner-Hugh Jackman, McCutchen proceeded to take the challenge Wolverine-style, complete with artificial claws and slow motions antics.

Nicely done, Cutch.

Video: Cubs grounds crew struggles mightily with field tarp

The Chicago Cubs grounds crew had some serious trouble putting on the field tarp Tuesday evening at Wrigley Field.

A batch of heavy rain in the area prompted the grounds crew to spring into action by attempting to cover the infield from a barrage of water.

Unfortunately, despite it being August, the grounds crew wasn't exactly in midseason form when it comes to applying the tarp. Hilarity and pity ensues as the crew tries mightily to properly get the thing on the field.

Their efforts proved to be in vain as the game was eventually suspended with the Cubs pulling out a 2-0 win over the visiting Giants.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Report: NFL to demand Super Bowl halftime performers to pay up

The Super Bowl halftime show is arguably the biggest stage of the year as it offers the opportunity to reach an astounding number of eyeballs. The National Football League is well aware of this fact and that may help explain why the league is reportedly looking to make performers pay for the unparalleled exposure.

As it stands now, performers play completely free of charge. Of course, the added boost in buzz from performing in the international spotlight more than makes up for the lack of immediate financial compensation. But that incentive could be less alluring if the NFL gets its way.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL has already approached the performers under consideration for the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show (Katy Perry, Rihanna and Coldplay) to allow the league to take a cut of their proceeds from tours commencing after the big game. Naturally, none of the performers were reportedly thrilled about the idea of sharing revenue with the NFL.

Infamous Boston bullpen cop receives own bobblehead

If you watched last year's ALCS between the Red Sox and Tigers, you probably remember seeing Boston police officer Steve Horgan.

Horgan made the national spotlight after infamously throwing his arms in the air in celebration of a David Ortiz home run as Detroit's Torii Hunter went tumbling over the wall in front of him.

On Tuesday, the Red Sox paid homage to one of the city's finest by handing out 1,000 bobbleheads depicting his memorable reaction. This bobble is sure to be a keeper.