NFL Changes on the Horizon by Jim Feist

There is a changing of the guard in the NFL.  Not only are the seven new head coaches to start this season, there are also new quarterbacks ready to take over.  In addition, there are a few aging QB’s ready to step down within a few years, if not sooner. Football NFL style is a very physical game. Careers can end with one hit.  How long can we expect to see Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Aaron ... More

NFL Division Breakdowns by Jim Feist

The NFL is back, and I wanted to look at each division, give you my picks in those divisions, the conferences and who I expect to be in this year’s Super Bowl. AFC North: The Ravens could unseat the Steelers in the division. I do prefer coach Harbaugh over Tomlin even though the Steelers might be the better team. With Bell not answering the bell, so to speak, the Steelers take a major hit ... More

Lets Get back to basics by Jim Feist

What’s wrong with the NFL could be fixed or at least improved by rolling back the clock. I’ve said it for decades, football starts with solid defense, solid offensive line, a running game and a competent quarterback. In recent years we have all seen a movement away from these fundamental principles. The trend of paying QB’s an inappropriate % of the cap money each team has available, ... More

2018 College Football’s Top 1-20 by Jim Feist

It’s time to kick off a new football season!  College football begins on August 25, so here’s a look at the top teams, finishing with my top 1-21.  I have the odds to win the NCAA Championship next to team name (if they have odds) and the odds to win their respective conference championship next to that.             Central Fla 150/1 ... More

2018 College Football’s Top 21-40 By Jim Feist

It’s time to kick off a new football season!  College football begins on August 25, so here’s a look at the top teams, starting with my top 21-40.  I have the odds to win the NCAA Championship next to team name (if they have odds) and the odds to win their respective conference championship next to that.  Let’s get started with teams 40 through 21.       &nbs... More

Thoughts and Tidbits by Jim Feist

The NFL Preseason has arrived with the Hall of Fame game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens. If you are going to bet preseason, it would be wise to get as much solid information as possible as to which players will be playing. This can be especially true of quarterback rotations and how long the starters are expected to play. In addition, you should know the coaches tendencies, as ... More

NFC West Preview by Jim Feist

This week I look at the final NFL division, the NFC West.  This might be one of the weaker divisions in football with the Rams looking as the best team and the rest having many question marks. LA Rams: This is a team to be aware of this year. First of all, their division is not as strong as it once was. Looking at the Qb's in the West, you have one of the best in Seattle’s Russell Wilson, ... More

Previewing the NFC South – by Jim Feist

This is a power packed division and I would not be shocked if the one of these teams ends up in the Super Bowl and maybe winning it. For me, the best of the lot are the Saints and Falcons, followed not too closely by the Panthers and the Bucs. Let’s look at the QB’s that these teams should start the season with. We start off with the new 150 million dollar man. Yes, the Falcons rewarded ... More

NFC North Preview by Jim Feist

Minnesota Vikings: It seemed to me that in 2017 head coach Mike Zimmer did not fully have Case Keenums back at times. Judging by his off season moves, that may have been the case as all of his three QB’s are gone and he has brought in QB Kirk Cousins. Personally, I feel this is an upgrade, but Cousins has not yet done in his career. Keenum was 13-3 last year in the NFL, which is no small feat. ... More

NFC East Preview by Jim Feist

Philadelphia Eagles: Can they do it again? And can they do it back-to-back? Not something that has been done very often in this division. The defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles will try to get past three teams that may not look great on paper but any of them could surprise. The last team to win the NFC East in consecutive seasons was actually Philadelphia. That was then and this ... More