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Prime Time: Hold on Fantasy Football, Baseball Season is just hitting its Stride!

August 30, 2011

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By Geoff “The Commish” Ratliff and Jeremy “J-Rock” Sickel We can all cite countless examples throughout history of people who had tremendous success in one field, and assumed that they could duplicate that success in another field, only to see themselves not only fail in their new pursuit, but miss out on tremendous opportunities during […]

Off the Cuff Vol. 2: The Birth of “OFIS”

August 25, 2011

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By Jeremy Sickel Geoff Ratliff, Editor For those of us who play Fantasy Baseball every spring, we rely on multiple sites and publications to supply us with their rankings and predictions designed to assist us with our drafts and help us manage our teams throughout the season. This makes managing a fantasy baseball team a […]

“For the Love of the Game: In Defense of the Steroid Era”

August 22, 2011

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By Geoff “The Commish” Ratliff Jeremy “J-Rock” Sickel, Editor With Jim Thome – presumably one of the classiest and cleanest players to ever put on an MLB uniform – reaching the 600 home run plateau during the same week that Mike Jacobs – former major leaguer – became the first North American athlete to be […]

Off the Cuff Vol. 1: The Power Struggle – A Salute To Jim Thome

August 19, 2011

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By Jeremy Sickel Geoff Ratliff, Editor On Monday Jim Thome became one of only five players to hit his 600th home run without ever having his name negatively coupled with performance enhancing drugs, joining the likes of Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, and Ken Griffey Jr. The steroid era turned 500 home runs, once believed […]

September Call Ups: How Yahoo Sports became the Match.com of Bromances

August 15, 2011

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Geoff has been with his wife for the better part of fifteen years, and as such has not been single as an adult. While he has often been referred to as “The World’s Greatest Wingman,” there are still some dating rituals that are foreign to him. As a fairly outgoing (extreme understatement!) fellow, he was […]