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The Hard Foul Podcast: Episode 90


Odell addressing the media after dropping important passes and before punching a hole in a wall. (Credit: Matt Ludtke/AP)

In this Wild Card Weekend episode, Jim is joined by Bill to discuss the death of the ’16-’17 New York Football Giants before the body is even cold. After sharing their assessments of the teams that survived this week, the guys talk Clemson/Alabama to finish the show. Continue reading


The Hard Foul Podcast: Episode 89


Evan and Jim are joined by Bill Annechino to break down every game of Wild Card Weekend. The games are covered chronologically, and the guys sprinkle in some old football stories from their playing days. Continue reading

On Moore, Cook, Osweiler, and Enjoying It While You Can

Miami Dolphins v New York Giants

Matt Moore (Credit: Getty Images)

– Jim Bearor

There are three starting quarterbacks in the playoffs that aren’t like the others, and they’re all in the AFC. Matt Moore is Ryan Tannehill’s backup, Connor Cook is a third string quarterback for the Raiders, and Brock Osweiler is a a 72 million dollar meme who lost his job to Tom Savage, yet finds himself starting a playoff game at home against Cook and company. Continue reading

The Hard Foul Podcast: Episode 87


All eyes are on Doug Whaley, and for good reason. (USATSI)


Evan and Jim start the show with some Warriors/Cavs talk, then are joined by Bill, who has a plan to fix the Buffalo Bills. The gang touches on the games that matter this week before looking ahead to potential first round playoff matchups.

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The Beginning of a Strong Finish for the NFL


Ezekiel Elliott will have certainly have a major impact on how this season ends. (Credit: Jon Krawczynski/Associated Press)

– Jim Bearor

We’re in Week 13, and the Seattle Seahawks are the only team that I think has locked up their division. They haven’t looked super inspiring doing it, but they’re three games up on the disappointing Cardinals and have the largest divisional lead in the league. The Cowboys are up two and a half games on the Giants, and they play each other in a week. New England is two games up on Miami and three on the Bills, and while they will almost certainly win the division, the loss of Gronk and the fact that Brady is banged up might make a difference before the playoffs. The Raiders are only a game up on the Chiefs and two over the defending champs. The Falcons are up one on the Bucs. The NFC North is a mess. This is awesome. Continue reading

The Hard Foul Podcast: Episode 84


Drew Brees is having one of the best seasons of his career. (Getty Images)

Who’s the NFL MVP? Why aren’t the Warriors getting more attention? Which Dragon Ball Z character did Jim compare the Cavs to? How excited are the guys for the release of the new Star Wars movie on a scale of 10 to 10? Jim and Evan answer all of those questions along with previewing big games for the Bills and Giants in an all new Hard Foul Podcast.

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If you have an Android device and don’t want to use SoundCloud there are several apps on the Play Store that our show is available on. We recommend Podcast and Radio Addict. Continue reading

This Week in Bill


(Credit: Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)

– Bill Annechino

News broke on Tuesday that the Mets had reached a deal to bring Yoenis Cespedes back.  The details of this contract are four years and $110 million.  The more mathematically-inclined readers will point out that this is an average of $27.5 million dollars per season.  If that sounds like a lot, it’s because it is:  This represents the second-highest annual average guarantee for a position player, ever.  So, the question on everyone’s mind is:  Is this a good deal?  Let’s find out.  Continue reading

On NFL Narratives and Trends Below the Surface


Derek Carr is a shining bright spot for the The Black Hole and Raiders fans everywhere. (Credit: Getty Images)

– Jim Bearor

Week 12 hit a lot of familiar notes. Continue reading

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Picks for Week 12

You may want to consider Tom Brady in your DraftKings lineup this week. (Getty Images)

You may want to consider Tom Brady in your DraftKings lineup this week. (Getty Images)

– John Bandinelli

Here we are, week 12 marks the three quarter mark of the season and it feels like it’s flying by. I hope everyone had a nice Holiday and enjoyed all the games on Thursday. I have another set of what I think are great picks for your lineups this week. With 12 games on the slate there are some matchups I really like this week and some value to be had if you’re willing to take a risk or two.

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NFL Spread Picks for Week 12

Marcus Mariota has been very good in recent weeks. (Getty Images)

Marcus Mariota and the Titans look to bounce back from last week’s loss. (Getty Images)

– Jon Ramsey

Happy Thanksgiving everyone as we give thanks that the election is over and that playoff football is just around the corner.  Call this week the leftover week because leftovers are my favorite and I love favorites this week.  If you are into teasers, there is a lot of money to be made.  But if that isn’t your jam, just stick to mashed potatoes and gravy and wolf down my picks! Continue reading