Fantasy Football

first_imgI have never gotten into Fantasy Football. I know it is huge and a great past time for many football fans. Just like my story yesterday on people keeping a scorebook for Major League baseball games, it is a great way to enjoy your favorite sport. It gives the former players and the “want to be” players a sense of still being in the game. This reminds me of the practice of placing your track participants in a line up on paper before entering a big meet. You try to line them up in a manor that gets you the absolute highest possible point total. Fantasy Football teams are put together to score the most points and thus win the Fantasy League title. I used to spend hours rotating runners and field athletes into a line up that would allow us to win the big track meet. Do you double this runner or save this runner or get all the points you can in this event and forego another event so that in the end I have the best chance to win it all. No good coach would let it up to chance by haphazardly filling out the entry form. The same is true of the time the Fantasy Football people put into their drafting of players and trading other players to maximize their point output. It makes watching a football game or set of games a whole lot more interesting.last_img read more

Berry holds off Baumann at Billings

first_imgBy Dru BrownBILLINGS, Mont. (June 18) – Hank Berry started fast and finished smooth as silk in winning Satur­day’s Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature at Billings Motorsports Park.Right from the drop of the green flag, Berry seized the top spot and ran away.  Deep in the pack Kenny Baumann was man handling his car through traffic but it appeared like he was running out of laps to track down Berry.Baumann made his way all the way to second and seemed to be the only driver to hang with Berry.Just before the frontrunners took the white flag the yellow waved and a smile had to have crept across Baumann’s face because he knew this was the shot he needed.Berry took the cars to the start/finish line and Baumann drove his Modified in there as hard as he could and made it stick, but Berry maintained the lead out of turn two.Berry was as smooth as silk, kept his car on the bottom line and took the checkers. Baumann crossed second and Beau Nave made some thrilling passes late to grab the third spot.last_img read more

Funeral arrangements made for Bill Egleston

first_imgPERRIS, Calif. – IMCA Modified driver Bill Egleston has succumbed to injuries sustained in an on-track accident.The incident occurred Saturday, Jan. 13 at Perris Auto Speedway.“We extend our condolences to Bill’s family,” said IMCA President Brett Root. “Bill was one of those drivers who made a positive impression on everyone. This is a sad set of circumstances.”Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 at Lifegate Free Will Baptist Church, at 2217 Geer Road in Turlock. Burial will follow at Turlock Memorial Park, located at 425 North Soderquist Road.Fellowship will follow at the church. Those attending are asked to wear their favorite non-black (unless racing-related) race shirts, sweat shirts or race suits, or something comfortable.Egleston, 53, was from Atwater and began racing with IMCA in 2007. His home track was Merced Speedway.In addition to weekly events, the 13-time feature winner was a frequent competitor at IMCA specials such as the Duel In The Desert and the Pat Pettit Memorial.last_img read more

Top 50 Most Powerful in L.A. Sports: No. 40 Andrew Friedman, Dodgers President of Business Operations

first_imgTop 50 Most Powerful in L.A. Sports• Introduction• Photo gallery of Top 50 Most Powerful in L.A. Sports• Dramatic change in Los Angeles sports power structure Name: Andrew FriedmanTitle: President of Baseball Operations, DodgersAge: 38The Dodgers made him the highest-paid executive in baseball when they signed the former Rays general manager in October to a five-year, $35 million contract. Friedman is the head of the snake making baseball decisions for the franchise with the league’s highest payroll and has wielded plenty of power during his first offseason in L.A., ridding the team of high-priced slugger Matt Kemp while replacing the entire middle infield of Hanley Ramirez and all-star Dee Gordon with Jimmy Rollins and Howie Kendrick. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more