Hot Cash From the King of Spice

Bulletin Board Material What would you tell someone if they approached you on the street and asked, “What motivates you?” Is it a who or a what? If it’s a who, why? I know some people who seem to lack any motivation to improve their lot in life, but like tapping on the walls ofContinue reading “Hot Cash From the King of Spice”

Clash of the Beards and Bellies- Week 5

All Square The full-on game stack I deployed last week wasn’t successful, but it was still enough to defeat Scott. Our season series is now all square at two wins apiece. I also was surgical with my 15 lineups and won our menage a trois highest score contest over Scott and his Fantasy Millionaires compadre,Continue reading “Clash of the Beards and Bellies- Week 5”

Hot Cash From the King of Spice

Love and Courage Love is powerful. It is the strongest emotion and the most potent word. Love drives us to do great things and also to insanity. Every language has a word for it. Each person on Earth has it somewhere inside of them. From the time we are born, we lock eyes with ourContinue reading “Hot Cash From the King of Spice”

Clash of the Beards and Bellies – Week 4

Nagging Nagy I am a staunch believer in fate. Everything happens for a reason. I wasn’t meant to beat The Nimble One in Week 3. One would think that a second-consecutive loss to my arch-nemesis would drive me into seclusion. I put my trust in a rookie quarterback in his NFL debut against a toughContinue reading “Clash of the Beards and Bellies – Week 4”

Hot Cash From the King of Spice

Pinkies Up His name was Carl Ruiz, but everyone affectionately called him “The Cuban.” Carl was a staple as a competitor and judge some of my favorite Food Network Shows, including Guy’s Grocery Games (GGG) and Chopped. He was the first television personality I actually enjoyed following on social media. His charisma and joie deContinue reading “Hot Cash From the King of Spice”

Clash of the Beards and Bellies- Week 3

#TagsStrong I planned on leading off with a joke about how Scott’s chances to beat me twice in a row were as small as the hands of the sitting president the last time he prevailed. Even such a stunningly hilarious joke is not the same today. The fantasy football community lost a friend and theContinue reading “Clash of the Beards and Bellies- Week 3”

Hot Cash From the King of Spice

Down a Peg Human beings often blur the line between pride and ego. I would love for someone to proclaim that I am the greatest football writer in existence, but it’s off-putting for those words to come from me. Someone on social media would likely have a clever way of exclaiming the opposite. Humble pieContinue reading “Hot Cash From the King of Spice”

Clash of the Beards and Bellies- Week 2

Winded From Victory Laps “Don’t get too cute; it’s unbecoming of you” is what I would have offered to poor Nimble as advice last week before lock…if I wasn’t in bloodthirsty competition mode. In retrospect, he can set his lineups whichever way he chooses. He’s a grown man. I don’t share the same chilling regretContinue reading “Clash of the Beards and Bellies- Week 2”

Hot Cash From the King of Spice

Key Ingredients I’m a cook, not a chef. I did not attend culinary school, nor do I own or operate a professional kitchen. It’s merely semantics, at this point. Just as one is not a doctor without an M.D. or Ph.D, my path to prominence in the food landscape was not charted on a traditionalContinue reading “Hot Cash From the King of Spice”

Clash of the Beards and Bellies

Week 1 After a soul-snatching season of head-to-head DFS prowess against poor Nimble in 2020, I met the man this summer. I held him close, his pupils narrowed to pinpricks and pulse fluttering like a wounded moth. I whispered into his ear a message that made his graying beard hairs stand on end. “You stillContinue reading “Clash of the Beards and Bellies”

Hot Cash From the King of Spice

Winning for John John Dwight Eller was born on June 22, 1958. John grew up big and athletic, like most of the Eller family. Football was (and still is) life in Corning, California, the Olive City. Eller played all the sports, excelling every step of the way. John played receiver and linebacker for the CorningContinue reading “Hot Cash From the King of Spice”