Fantasy Baseball – When to Start Playing for Next Year

If you've played rotisserie-league baseball for more than a couple of years, you've probably finished out of the money at least once or twice. Without you are a lucky owner in a league full of chumps, you've had to end a season where you had Kerry Wood, John Smoltz, Derek Lee and Todd Helton all end up with extended stays on the DL. In such situations, there is often no way to turn your team around. You simply have to face up to a lower-division finish. Hey, it happens in the major leagues as well as fantasy baseball.

The trick is knowing when to cut bait on a losing team to maximize your chances of winning in the coming years. For inspiration, let's look at a couple of MLB teams who have either sprung up from the depths of futility, or have remained stuck in "loser" mode.

Detroit Tigers

Year ………… Record …………. Payroll

2007 ………… $ 95 million

2006 ………… 95-67 ………….. $ 82 million

2005 ………… 71-91 ………….. $ 69 million

2004 ………… 72-90 ………….. $ 46 million

2003 ………… 43-119 ………….. $ 49 million

2002 ………… 55-106 ………….. $ 55 million

2001 …………… 66-96 …………… $ 49 million

When the Tigers won the ALCS in 2006, it had been nearly 20 years since the organization had been to the postseason. Detroit hit rock bottom in 2003, winning only 43 games (a .265 winning percentage), one of the worst seasons in the history of Major League Baseball. That season, the Tigers' salary ranked 24th out of 30 Major League teams. The next season, Detroit won 72 games, an amazing increase of 29 games over the previous year. Only AFTER they experienced success with their younger, inexpensive players did they begin to substantively increase the team payroll in 2005.

When team ownership saw that they needed a few more stars to contend, they added veteran pitcher Kenny Rogers, closer Todd Jones and infielder Placido Polanco, all at multi-million dollar departments. Of course, the 2006 season was a smashing success, but despite the high salary, the team's foundation is still its youth. That young, inexpensive nucleus should make the Tigers competitive for years to come.

An important part of the Tigers' success has been player evaluation. In the same way, a fantasy team owner needs to assess which players will help the team in the coming years at minimum cost. Players such as Jeremy Bonderman, Mike Maroth, Brandon Inge, Craig Monroe and Jamie Walker all made huge contributions in 2006 at very affordable salies (under $ 3 million apiece). Those players had all been around for a couple of seasons, and the team decided they were worth keeping. Combining these guys with the outstanding core of young players and adding in a few well-chosen veterans at the right time has been the Tigers' recipe for success.

Baltimore Orioles

Year ………… Record …………. Payroll

2007 ………… ……………… $ 93 million

2006 ………… 70-92 ………….. $ 72 million

2005 ………… 74-88 ………….. $ 73 million

2004 ………… 78-84 ………….. $ 51 million

2003 ………… 71-91 ………….. $ 73 million

2002 ………… 67-95 ………….. $ 60 million

2001 ………… 63-98 ………….. $ 74 million

If you want to have a fantasy team stuck in mediocrity for years, emulate the Orioles. They have not had a winning team in years, yet team payroll is consistently in the top half of the league. They already add players for huge sums who are at or near the end of their careers, yet do not have the strong nucleus of young players or the roster of talented veterans to support those mid-level acquisitions.

Here's a list of recent seasons, and some of the high-salaried players who did not live up to their billing:


Albert Belle …….. $ 13 million

Scott Erickson …. $ 7 million


Omar Daal ………. $ 4.5 million

David Segui ……… $ 7 million


Sammy Sosa …….. $ 17 million

Sidney Ponson …. $ 8.5 million


Kris Benson ……… $ 8 million

Javy Lopez ………. $ 9 million

Bruce Chen & Rodrigo Lopez ….. $ 4 million each

This year, it's more of the same. The names change, but the result will be similar to past years …


Danys Baez ………. $ 6 million

Kris Benson ……… $ 7 million

Jaret Wright …….. $ 7 million

Perhaps Orioles management will get the hint after 2007. They have a developing core of young players, such as Erik Bedard, Daniel Cabrera and Corey Patterson, but they lack the superstar talent to justify spending over $ 90 million. They consistently bring in players like Kevin Millar, Jay Payton, Steve Trachsel and Aubrey Huff, all of what will probably be out of baseball in three years.

This is an organization with no direction. They seemingly can not bring themselves to admit that there's not enough talent to win, and scrap the whole thing and start over.

Do not do this with your fantasy team. If you are not going to win this year, be the first to start dealing your overpriced players to contending teams. You will get the best deals in return. Load up that roster with promising, young players and head into next year's draft looking to pick up a couple of superstars with an eye on contending in the next year or two.

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NFL – Sports Handicapping Advice

When the Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts kicked off the NFL 2007 season with the preseason opener, handicappers around the country were getting their minds ready to attack yet another year of football games in the never-ending quest of making money and winning office pools. As a professional handicapper, it is my job to tackle the betting lines each week in a quest to provide winning information to those who seek my service. As a statistics major in college, I have combined the math side of the equation along with proven game trends that have allowed me and my partners to select winners at a 57 percent clip over 20 years. That does not include our five weekly BEST BETS which come in winners at around 62-65 percent. This approach we also use for selecting college football, MLB, and NCAA basketball games.

Now on to our preseason NFL betting trends that we will share with you. One of my favorite betting angles that time and again have proven to be winners is the good old "Home Underdog" scenario. Typically seen when a struggling team plays at home against a winning club, the home underdog angle requires guts and fortitude by the better due to the fact that picking a clearly inferior team against one that is much better goes against every amateur bettor's instincts. For example a typical home underdog the last few seasons was the Houston Texans who seem to struggle every season. Well last season the Texans were home underdogs to the Jacksonville Jaguars who were a playing contending team. The point spread installed the Jags' as 7 point favorites. Many probably saw this game as a gimme and bet heavily on the Jaguars. Well a 27-7 pasting by the Texans made Vegas very happy. This is the perfect type of scenario that betting lines thrive on and what you always have to be on the lookout for. Home underdogs are a great bet and have been a consistent winner for years.

The reason this is so because of the disrespect factor. NFL players are if nothing else, prideful. Being disrespected is about the worst thing you can do to a professional football player and is something that stirs great emotions in those who feel its slight. When a team is playing in front of its home fans, the typical betting line is that the road team gets an automatic 3 points. Once this is established, then the oddsmakers determine the rest based on records, trends, injuries, etc. So after all of these factors are considered, if a team is then made into a home underdog, than what the oddsmakers are really saying is that you are so bad that we think you will get beaten on your own home turf. This drives players crazy and fuels them to prove the naysayers wrong. So what you get is a combustible level of rage, anger, and determination that allow home underdogs to cover at an almost 60 percent clip over the last five seasons. You are probably wondering that if this is so, than why does Vegas do something to change the pointspreads so that they do not lose money on this trend? The answer to that is they do not have to since many bettors still can not resist betting on superior teams over inferior teams, no matter where the contest is taking place.

So your first lesson in the 2007 NFL betting season is that you should pay attention to home underdogs. They are good money makers and will help you get ahead in your office pools. Good luck.

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What’s the Average Speed of Male Ejaculation?

When a man is ready to ejaculate his body will undergo a series of events.

He will see an increase in the size of the head of the penis and the head may also change to a purplish color. His Cowper’s gland will secrete ‘pre-cum’ fluid which dribbles out of his urethra. His testes will move in towards his body, and increase in size. As well, he may experience a body flush, muscle tension, increase in heart rate and rising blood pressure.

Just before ejaculation he will feel contractions in his vas deferens, seminal vesicles, and the prostate, causing seminal fluid (ejaculate) to collect in a pool at the base of his penis. He will feel a ‘tickling’ type sensation. When ready to ejaculate, he will feel a “throbbing” around his urethra.

Ejaculate will leave his penis at roughly the same rate of travel as a city bus, about 28 miles per hour. But can reach speeds of 43 miles per hour depending how long since the last time he came. (It’s all fun and games until somebody loses an eye!!)

Once he has ejaculated, his scrotum and testes will return to normal their size. He will have a general feeling of relaxation and experience a refractory period (where a he is physically incapable of getting another erection). This period may be from a few minutes to much longer depending on his age.

Sex Tip: Unless he is at the point of no return, you can stop him from ejaculating by firmly (yet very gently) squeezing on the tip of the penis.

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15 of the Most Popular NFL Jerseys (and the Players Inside)

1. Brett Favre. Brett's most endearing quality is his longevity and continued success in arguably the most important position in football. On the other hand, Favre's wild tendencies and current waffling over retirement and remaining in the NFL drive many fans crazy. Delighting fans for years as a Green Bay Packer, only to move on to the New York Jets and then finally to the Minnesota Vikings has put Favre's name on many colors over the years.

2. Jay Cutler. Jay is one of those players in the NFL who has bought a lot of promise from the day he was drafted from Vanderbilt College. A mediocre year in Chicago marked his trade from the Denver Broncos. From time spent with the Denver Broncos to currently leading the Chicago Bears, many people along with Cutler himself are looking forward to the future.

3. Troy Polamalu. Troy has arguably become one of the Pittsburgh Steelers most important defensive weapons since joining with the team out of USC. Troy is easily identifiable not only for his skill on the gridiron but also for his long hair and recently appeared in a shampoo commercial. The Pittsburgh Steelers look to continue their success with Polamalu's tough and creative style of play.

4. Michael Vick. Although Michael's recent legal problems have given him plenty of detractors, he maintains a strong following of supporters and has recently been "re-created" with the Philadelphia Eagles. Michael made a turbulent start to his career with the Atlanta Falcons, showing tremendously athletic abilities mixed with questionable personal decisions. Vick's diversity in football allows him to be successful not only as quarterback but at a variety of positions.

5. Ben Roethlisberger. Big Ben has spent his entire career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, leading them in two Super Bowl victories-becoming the youngest Super Bowl winning quarterback at only 23. Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers have dominated much of the last decade, although Ben had had his share of injuries and controversies to go along with his success.

6. Tony Romo. Surprisingly, Tony Romo earned a sort with the Dallas Cowboys after going undrafted in the 2003 NFL Draft. Romo has had a successful career with Dallas and has been surrounded by many skilled (and controversial) players. Tony is poised to continue his success with Dallas into the future, hoping to win his first Super Bowl championship.

7. Mark Sanchez. Known to his NY Jets teammates as "Sanchise", Mark became one of only four quarterbacks to win his first rookie playoff game. In 2009 Sanchez earned the largest New York Jets contract in history, illustrating the team's intention of him leading them into the foreseeable future. After leading the Jets to the 2010 AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sanchez is poised to even greater achievements in the future.

8. Tom Brady. After winning three Super Bowl championships with the New England Patriots and countless other accomplishments, Brady and the Patriots have become synonymous with success in the NFL. Brady's consistency and excellence are a standard in the NFL that Brady and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick are building upon for the future.

9. Adrian Peterson. The Minnesota Vikings selected Adrian "All Day" Peterson in the 2007 NFL Draft. Peterson went on to set an NFL record for most rushing yards in a game and win NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Peterson continued to excel with the Vikings and the Brett Favre led offense.

10. Eli Manning. Eli showed the stellar talent he possesses when he not only won the Super Bowl championship with the New York Giants in 2008 but was named MVP of the game. Since his career start in 2004, expectations have been extremely high for Eli and he continues to excel.

11. Terrell Owens. Terrell began his colorful NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers, and then moved on to the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys and finally the Buffalo Bills. Known popularly (or infamously) as TO, Owens has achieved great success with his teams while sparking countless controversies.

12. Peyton Manning. Continuing the family legacy of NFL success, Peyton won the 2006 Super Bowl championship with the Indianapolis Colts and has consistently been one of the highest rated passers in the NFL. Peyton is known for his meticulous football planning and for his work as comedy host of SNL. Fans and detractors alike will continue to watch Peyton's accomplishments grow over time.

13. Hines Ward. After being drawn by the Pittsburgh Steelers Hines has become known as one of the most versatile wide receivers in the NFL. Ward is outstanding both as a receiver for short and long yard plays as well as blocking for his teams. Ward achieved the Super Bowl championship with the Pittsburgh Steelers twice.

14. LaDainian Tomlinson. Upon being drafted with the San Diego Chargers in 2001, Tomlinson or "LT" as he is often known, became the top running back with the team. While the ultimate championship has earned LT, he has numerous achievements, including the single season NFL touchdown record. LT has recently signed with the New York Jets and will bring its excellence to this up-and-coming team.

15. Jason Witten. Witten has enjoyed great success with the Dallas Cowboys since 2004, being consistently named to the Pro Bowl in his position as tight end. In 2007 Witten joined elite company as he became just the third tight end in NFL history with 96 or more catches in a single season.

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1987: Born!
2003: First serious relationship. Got first car. Totaled first car. Kicked ass playing soccer.
2006: Left for college. Hated it, and didn’t see the point.
2008: Transferred to community college so I could take night classes and start working.
2009: Took 6 months off to travel around Thailand. Read the 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss, and decided I wanted to start an internet business, so I could have the freedom to live life on my own terms. Started my first business when I got back.
2010: Left college, did clinical trials (ie. I was a medical guinea pig) for about 6 months, and would try to grow my online business working on hospital wi-fi. Lost most of my money. Got a job at a marketing firm doing tele-marketing.
2011: Started working in the marketing department of the company. Moved up quickly. Self-taught myself copywriting, programming, and web design when I wasn’t working.
2012: Kept growing in job, until I quit. Started my own (affiliate) marketing agency in September and started earning 5x my salary ($6k) immediately. Lonely.
2013: Grew company. Still lonely.
2014: Grew company. Started traveling the world. Met my wife.
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