Hot Cash From the King of Spice

Clearly Ambiguous It might be Week 18, in the aftermath of the most tumultuous fantasy football season in history, but there is one very unique main slate left for us DFS junkies. The DFS lobbies will be teeming with jilted season long losers and cash-flush winners alike. The GPP sharks’ eyes will roll back intoContinue reading “Hot Cash From the King of Spice”

Hot Cash From the King of Spice

The Hogmanay Plunge There isn’t one nice word that rushes to the forefront to describe the year of our Lord, 2021. I’m fairly certain it would take some concerted effort to derive positivity from the most recent 365 and one quarter-day ellipse around our yellow dwarf star. It is assured that some of the mostContinue reading “Hot Cash From the King of Spice”

Hot Cash From the King of Spice

Deck the Halls With Bows and Folly It’s Christmas Eve. A palpable chill lingers in the wintry air, but there is smoke emanating from my debit card. When I was a kid, my mom would pull out all the stops to ensure that my sister and I would have cherished memories. Ever the festive one,Continue reading “Hot Cash From the King of Spice”

Hot Cash From the King of Spice

I Find Tinsel Distracting To have the entire Seinfeld collection at my fingertips is a godsend. Love it or hate it, there are certain episodes that absolutely define comedy. Frank Costanza, portrayed by the late Jerry Stiller, probably has the most laughs-per-appearance in the series. “I’ve got a lot of problems with you people, andContinue reading “Hot Cash From the King of Spice”

Hot Cash From the King of Spice

Take Care Y’all’s Chicken “Ya feel me?” I feel ya, Marshawn. I know in my heart of hearts that many who will read this know struggle. I come across folks from all walks of life in my day job. If I asked some of them to talk about their financial wellbeing, they would likely lamentContinue reading “Hot Cash From the King of Spice”

Hot Cash From the King of Spice

Trinkets and Baubles December is here again. With the holiday season in full swing, my family is also celebrating my in-laws’ 40th anniversary and my nephew’s birthday early in the month. That’s also the precursor to the 29th, where my sister, daughter, close friend Vince (the one who first called me Big Time), and MatthewContinue reading “Hot Cash From the King of Spice”

Hot Cash From the King of Spice

Light It Up I’m writing this on a made-up commercial holiday. Black Friday is every cliché about the American way of life, compressed into a 24-hour window the day after we’re supposed to reflect on all that we are thankful for. We are encouraged, if not urged, to spend our hard-earned and overtaxed dollars onContinue reading “Hot Cash From the King of Spice”

Clash of the Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Full of Gratitude I met Scott Simpson on Twitter in the Spring of 2020. When we were invited to the same Sleeper dynasty league, I’m sure he knew pretty early on that I wasn’t going to let up on the trash talk. We have shared some amazing conversations and DFS victories. My “internet friend” isContinue reading “Clash of the Mashed Potatoes and Gravy”

Hot Cash From the King of Spice

Totally Hooked Addiction runs in my family. Self-discipline does not. The preferred crutch has been alcohol, for the most part. I have been able to steer clear from letting booze control my life the way it did with my grandfather and father for most of their adult lives. I’m a nail biter. I drink wayContinue reading “Hot Cash From the King of Spice”

Hot Cash From the King of Spice

Thank a Hero I recently saw a graphic that made my eyes bulge. Since declaring independence in 1776, the United States of America has been involved in some sort of war for 229 of the 244 years (as of 2020). With war comes the need for servicemembers. Walking among us today are millions of menContinue reading “Hot Cash From the King of Spice”

Clash of the Beards and Bellies

All Square For some reason, the last couple of weeks have gone terribly wrong in my head-to-head contests. Some of my worst lineups have been rolled out in my favorite format lately and it irks me. Simpson’s lineup was great last week, but it didn’t have to be. Aside from my studly running backs andContinue reading “Clash of the Beards and Bellies”

Hot Cash From the King of Spice

Put a Ring on It Let me set the scene for you. It was Chico, California on a day that Californians would consider chilly (under 70 degrees). I remember the date now, but it was otherwise an anonymous Monday in November. There were still bodies in the streets around campus sleeping off their Halloween hangoversContinue reading “Hot Cash From the King of Spice”

Clash of the Beards and Bellies

Blood and Entrails Most of us have been through at least one good haunted house in our lifetime. When I was a kid growing up in a farm town, we would get permission from my great uncle (a farmer) to make an amazing “haunted shop.” We partitioned each room with hay bales, coated the concreteContinue reading “Clash of the Beards and Bellies”

Hot Cash From the King of Spice

All Hallow’s Eve My family goes all-out this time of year. Between flickering orange porch lights, terrifying (and motion-sensing) decorations, and elaborate costumes, Halloween is entirely off the rails at our house. It doesn’t end there, either. We also celebrate Dia de los Muertos from November 1-2, which is a special time to honor allContinue reading “Hot Cash From the King of Spice”

Hot Cash From the King of Spice

Cry-mageddon I’ve amazed myself at the staggering amount of restraint required to not post a single Adam Sandler (Uncut Gems) GIF, “This is how I win.” The tears are flowing. The deepest voices have gone shrill. Week 7 of the 2021 NFL season is “Bye-mageddon.” The waaambulance chasers are already reserving airtime. “If you orContinue reading “Hot Cash From the King of Spice”