NFL Week 4: Top Fantasy Football Tips from The Second String

by Alex Poletti
Photo by NFLspinzone

As we near the quartermark of the NFL season, the frontrunners start to cement their playoff berths while everyone else just tries to stay afloat. The last week until week 12 without byes, now is the last time you’ll be able to play with your full team for a while, so you better take advantage. With that in mind, here are the top fantasy football tips of the week, brought to you by The Second String. Continue reading “NFL Week 4: Top Fantasy Football Tips from The Second String”

Twins Fans Switch TVs to Presidential Debate to Watch Something Less Infuriating

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

As day one of the Major League Baseball postseason winds down, it’s clear that one narrative in particular is going to be hard to shake: the Minnesota Twins still can’t win a postseason baseball game. The Minnesota faithful, frustrated by the state of their team, collectively decided to watch the first Presidential Debate instead so they could relax with some less infuriating content. Continue reading “Twins Fans Switch TVs to Presidential Debate to Watch Something Less Infuriating”

Nuggets Excited to Be Down 3-1 Again So They Can Finally Start Playing Their Best Basketball

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press

Despite facing elimination after a massacre at the hands of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the mood in the Denver Nuggets clubhouse is hardly somber. Instead, the scrappy team is teeming with excitement, as they are now able to play good basketball trailing three games to one. Continue reading “Nuggets Excited to Be Down 3-1 Again So They Can Finally Start Playing Their Best Basketball”

NFL Week 3: Top Fantasy Football Tips from The Second String

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Mark Lomoglio/Associated Press

Though it’s still early in the season, week 3 is pivotal in any fantasy football team; whether you’re trying to extend that undefeated start or coming back from a heartbreaking loss, there’s no better time than the present to set the tone. With that in mind, here are the top fantasy football tips of the week, brought to you by The Second String. Continue reading “NFL Week 3: Top Fantasy Football Tips from The Second String”

NFL Amends Rules to Allow Wheelchairs, Casts and Crutches After Slew of Week 2 Injuries

by Alex Poletti
Photo by USATSI

After one of the most brutal weeks injury-wise in football history, the NFL made an unprecedented move, agreeing unilaterally to a rule change mid-season to allow players to use wheelchairs, casts, crutches and even motor scooters for the rest of the year. This decision was due to the fact that so many players were injured that without the rule change, the NFL would be too understaffed to play week 3. Continue reading “NFL Amends Rules to Allow Wheelchairs, Casts and Crutches After Slew of Week 2 Injuries”

Clippers Regret Decision to Give Kawhi Leonard Rest Day for Game Seven Against Nuggets

by Alex Poletti
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Following a game seven loss to the Denver Nuggets, kicking the Clippers out of playoff contention, Los Angeles head coach Doc Rivers spoke to the media expressing some regret for resting star player Kawhi Leonard during the crucial game for load management reasons. Continue reading “Clippers Regret Decision to Give Kawhi Leonard Rest Day for Game Seven Against Nuggets”

Tom Brady Blames Bucs Uniform for Two Picks

by Alex Poletti
Photo by SB Nation

After an unexpected loss for the much-hyped, new-look Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom Brady blamed his Bucs uniform and new role as Tampa Bay quarterback for his poor quarterback play, including two interceptions. Continue reading “Tom Brady Blames Bucs Uniform for Two Picks”

Kansas City Chiefs Stand During National Anthem to Show Solidarity for People Doing Nothing About Systemic Racism

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Charlie Riedel/AP

To start the 2020-2021 NFL season, the reigning champion Kansas City Chiefs took the field at home against the Houston Texans. While the Texans opted to stay in the locker room during the national anthem and Alicia Keys’ rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” the Chiefs decided to make a political statement of their own, standing during the anthem to show their support for people doing nothing about systemic racism in America. Continue reading “Kansas City Chiefs Stand During National Anthem to Show Solidarity for People Doing Nothing About Systemic Racism”

Marlins Suddenly Remember They’re the Marlins, Give Up 29 Runs Against Atlanta

by Alex Poletti
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In a season that has seen the Marlins come dangerously close to postseason contention, Miami finally came to their senses on Wednesday and remembered they’re one of the most pathetic sports franchises in North America, giving up a National League-record 29 runs against the Atlanta Braves. Continue reading “Marlins Suddenly Remember They’re the Marlins, Give Up 29 Runs Against Atlanta”

Mitch Trubisky Gets Emotional Discussing Deshaun Watson’s New Contract

by Alex Poletti
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Following Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson’s four-year extension worth north of $160 million, a tearful Mitch Trubisky, who was drafted before both Watson and reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes, told reporters how he felt about the good news. Continue reading “Mitch Trubisky Gets Emotional Discussing Deshaun Watson’s New Contract”