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The Hard Foul Podcast: Episode 86

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Tom Savage is no Brock Osweiler, and for that, we are grateful. (Credit: Getty Images)

 

Evan and Jim are back at it again, discussing Giants, Bills, the NFL playoff picture, Christmas NBA games, and Star Wars in this holiday weekend edition of the Hard Foul Podcast. Continue reading

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The Hard Foul Bills Show: Episode 5

Should he stay or should he go? (Getty Images)

Should he stay or should he go? (Getty Images)

Evan Sally and Aaron Wallens talked about a disappointing Bills effort against the Steelers, what the future holds for Rex, Tyrod and Doug Whaley, what we can learn from the Bills final 3 games of the season, and try to pinpoint the biggest problems in the Bills’ organization.

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NFL Spread Picks for Week 15

Matt Stafford and his late game heroics take on the Giants in one of the games of the week. (Getty Images)

Matt Stafford and his late game heroics take on the Giants in one of the games of the week. (Getty Images)

– Jon Ramsey

This week I am in the holiday spirit and get to play Santa Claus for all 32 NFL teams.  Some are naughty, some are nice… but all of them come with picks for the low low price of free.


Saturday Night Football

Miami at NY Jets (+2.5)

Miami: A new knee ligament for Ryan Tannehill who’s actually starting playing well.

NY Jets: A non-bearded quarterback, enough said.

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Miami Revitalization: Life After Tannehill

The Bills may struggle against an improved Ryan Tannehill (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

A more balanced attack has gotten Miami to the cusp of the postseason, but can they survive without Ryan Tannehill? (Getty Images)

The Dolphins secured an all-important win on Sunday, but they lost their starting quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, in the process.  This has been a tale of two seasons for the Dolphins, as they started 1-4 before reeling off a 7-1 stretch to get to 8-5.  The catalyst for this turnaround seems to be a resurrection of sorts for Tannehill, which will hereafter be referred to as the Tannerrection.  I wanted to take a deeper look at the Tannerrection, and try to figure out where the Dolphins can go from here.   Continue reading

DraftKings NFL Daily Fantasy Picks for Week 14

Jameis Winston could be a tremendous value this week (Getty Images)

Jameis Winston could be a tremendous value this week (Getty Images)

– John Bandinelli

Last week ended up being a mediocre week in terms of picks. No one really had a huge game but there was some consistency going down the list. Hopefully the momentum rolls over into this week where we should have some competitive division games that I really like this week. Tampa Bay vs New Orleans, Philadelphia vs Washington and Dallas vs the New York Giants are all matchups I’m going to want to be in on this week. Those games have 3 of the 4 highest over/under totals this week and should be exciting games to watch. I’ll be paying up for running backs this week and looking for some value in the wide receiver area. Continue reading

The Hard Foul Podcast: Episode 85

Tyreek Hill might be the dynamic component that can take Kansas City over the edge. (Getty Images)

Tyreek Hill might be the dynamic component that can take Kansas City over the edge. (Getty Images)

The Hard Foul Podcast is back! This week Jim and Evan talked about the fallout from the Chiefs win over Oakland and the lack of great NFL teams in the league this year. We covered the Bills and Giants per usual as well and tried to figure out who the MVP of the NBA is after a quarter of the season. We wrapped up the show talking about J Cole, Childish Gambino and the state of the hip hop in 2016.

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NFL Spread Picks for Week 14

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– Jon Ramsey

It’s week 14, otherwise known as the time when Bills fans stop thinking about playoffs and start thinking about draft position. A bunch of great games this week with playoff positioning on the line and then also one of the worst games of the year as well. As the weather gets colder, teams that can run the ball seem to have a bit of an advantage and the kicking game becomes more important as well.  Will this favor teams like Tennessee, Buffalo and Dallas all of whom have strong running games or can teams like the Redskins and Falcons keep up their playoff pushes through the air?  As Chris Berman likes to say…”that’s why they play the games.”  On to the picks. Continue reading

The Hard Foul Bills Show Ep. 4: ESPN’s Kevin Connors

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Kevin Connors is an anchor for ESPN’s Sportscenter and a massive Bills fan. You can follow him on Twitter @KevConnorsESPN. This week he joined host Evan Sally to talk about his thoughts on the Bills season so far, the Tyrod Taylor debate, the job Rex Ryan has done and if this season has shown any progress for the future. We want to thank Kevin for him time and for sharing his unique perspective as a Bills fan on the air for the Worldwide Leader of Sports. Hope you enjoy.

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The Invisi-Bills

Tyrod Taylor's interception after Khalil Mack tipped his pass was the icing on the Bills collapsing cake. (Getty Images)

Tyrod Taylor’s interception after Khalil Mack tipped his pass was the icing on the collapsing Bills cake. (Getty Images)

– Evan Sally

There was a unique moment in the middle of the 3rd quarter of the Bills game against Oakland. It happened so quickly that if you blinked you may have missed it. Prior to the game, opinion was split amongst Bills fans as to what would happen against the Raiders. One faction felt that Oakland was a superior team and it would be quite the upset to be able to take them out. The other side thought that Oakland had been lucky to get where they are and that the Bills had a good chance to get a big win. Most fans were somewhere in between. But when the Bills scored to take a 24-9 lead in the 3rd quarter, for the briefest of moments we were unified. Unified in our disbelief that the Bills had a 15 point lead on the road against a 9-2 team. Unified in the possibility that the Bills might actually be good, and unified in the thought that this might finally be the year for the Bills to make the playoffs.

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DraftKings NFL Daily Fantasy Picks for Week 13

Matt Barkley (yes that Matt Barkley) may be the key for DraftKings domination this week. (Getty Images)

Matt Barkley (yes that Matt Barkley) may be the key for DraftKings domination this week. (Getty Images)

– John Bandinelli

Hey everyone, welcome to week 13. There are 13 games on the slate this week and there’s a bit of weather to deal with for a few of the matchups. It looks like the games in Green Bay and Chicago have a 90% chance of precipitation. Pittsburgh and Cincinnati also have slight chances for some rain. We have a lot of options at every position this week. Unfortunately, this post will be shorter than usual. Finals week is coming up and I’m loaded up with school work so, check the notables sections for some additional players to look at this week. I wanted to go with some more off the radar picks this week. Hopefully it makes building your lineups a little easier. The usual suspects like Aaron Rodgers, David Johnson and the obvious others are all still in play. There are a lot of opportunities save salary this week and spend up for stud players.

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