Fantasy Football Sink Or Swim: Week 1

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Ah, TheBaker's fantasy football expertise. It's a Rumors and Rants' tradition. OK, so I didn't win the league last year. I inexplicably finished second (in a 12-team league) despite having a loaded roster. But that's how it goes in head-to-head leagues. Sometimes you put up 58 points when 80 is ...

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Monday, August 31st, 2009

It must be college football season.... Yeah, this makes perfect sense, Chiefs - Shutdown Corner It's barely started and this should already be the most excrutiating Heisman campaign ever - Dr. Saturday Don't think that tatt is gonna fly, bro - Cagewriter Erin Andrews on Oprah Sept 11. Reserve your hotel rooms in Chicago ...

Matt Cassel Not Starting In Kansas City?

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Shocking as it may sound, there are actually several sources claiming that Brodie Croyle may be breathing down Matt Cassel's neck for the starting quarterback job in Kansas City. Chiefs beat writer Kent Babb claimed yesterday that Croyle could be challenging Cassel for the starting spot. Then, head coach Todd Haley ...

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Monday, August 10th, 2009

Actually, this is the picture because I think his sobriety becoming such a public debate is ridiculous. Okay, so the pictures are hilarious, but anyone talking about how he "fell off the wagon" or anything else is offensive and wrong. But damn are the pictures hilarious. Or standard, if you're ...

TheBaker’s NFL Preview: Kansas City Chiefs

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Who knew? First game of the 2008 season away to New England. Kansas City safety Bernard Pollard comes in on a blitz, goes low and crumples The Golden Boy.  That kid people know for being nothing more than a backup in college and a backup in the pros finally gets his shot. ...

Mel Kiper, You Are My Hero

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

I officially retract everything negative I've ever said about Mel Kiper Jr. Sure, he may be a blowhard who has a creepy obsession with 18 to 25-year-old men, but I can forgive that. And though his nightly, ESPN-sponsored, cat fights with Todd McShay make me want to gouge my eyes ...

Brady’s Injury is Already the Worst in Boston History

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Just when you think it's impossible for those people up in New England to be anymore negative, you run across something like this in the Boston Globe. Everybody is such a downer. The Boston Globe has compiled a list of the most significant sports injuries in Beantown athletics history. Fantastic. We ...

So much to say

Monday, September 8th, 2008

I never thought I'd title a post with a reference to Dave Matthews (unless it involved something along the lines of literally dumping shit into the Chicago River). Then again, I never figured that Rumors and Rants would turn into some fancy, classy looking operation, which Phillips has single-handedly managed ...