It's Football Time Already?

September 9th. It’s more than just the anniversary of California being admitted into the Union or the date Washington D.C. was formally named that, after our first president George. It’s also the day the fantasy football season begins. Drew Brees and his high powered New Orleans Saints offense will take the field against Adrian Peterson, … Continue reading

Spygate Moves to Philly

On May 12th the Phillies’ bullpen coach was caught looking into the field using binoculars, and it was theorized that he might be attempting to steal signs for the team. This is also not the first time the Phillies have been accused of cheating; the Yankees and Mets have both vocalized grievances over it. But … Continue reading

Let's Have a Quickie: The Weekend Call-Ups

Earlier today I got my left knee meniscus removed. While this all but ends my dreams of starting next to Lebron next season in the World’s Most Famous Arena, I did have a pain killer aided epiphany. Rookies are starting to get called up, way more than I expected and a few different ones than … Continue reading

Phillies Droppin' the Ball

Nothing is ever certain in the NL East, and the Phillies, slated to be the division leaders with their strong starting rotation and overwhelmingly powerful hitters, have fallen to two games behind Bobby Cox’s cult (team). Hmmm…maybe another ’96 is in order? Is it still early? Yes. Is it of concern? Yes. Things have been … Continue reading

Memorial Day Weekend Hangover: Effect on Fantasy Baseball

What a Memorial Day weekend. You can tell it was a helluva Memorial Day, because I’m writing my Memorial Day themed column on Wednesday night. In between supporting our troops by drinking copious amounts and gorging ourselves on giant meals, there were some pretty significant fantasy happenings. Every one of them has a serious impact … Continue reading

Chase Utley v. T1000 = The 'Committee For Who Wins'

Today’s debate in the Committee pits two cold-blooded assassins off against one-another. In one corner: Philadelphia’s phinest – Chase Ultey; in the other: James Cameron’s finest: T1000 Round 1: Chase Utley is a power-hitting second baseman in an era when second baseman having been putting up eye popping numbers. T1000 is a shape-shifting killer from … Continue reading

Phillies in Mets' Target-lock

The Mets have been playing good ball lately, taking two out of three from the Yankees and blowing out the Phillies last night to even their record to .500. The bats have gotten hot, it appears, and the pitching is doing well despite all of the disruption that has plagued the starting rotation. Hisanori Takahashi … Continue reading

Abe Lincoln for Poseidonstein: Analyzing a Trade

Yesterday was a joyous day in the world of Backwards K, I made my first trade of the season. Trades are, without a doubt, my favorite thing about fantasy sports. They’re what make the game fun, interesting, and competitive throughout the season. Anybody can pick someone up from the waiver wire, but not everyone can … Continue reading

The Devil's Advocate: In Defense of the Philadelphia Fanbase

This past Sunday night Pat Hickey, a Canadian sportswriter from Quebec, left the Wachovia Center after watching the Montreal Canadiens lose 6-0 to the Philadelphia Flyers, only to find his car covered in beer cans and his tires slashed. Sadly this is not an isolated event. A news broadcast team from CBC was vandalized by … Continue reading

Jamie Moyer on Life Support: The Rabbit's Foot and The Broken Mirror

The Phillies have remained dominant atop the NL East, and part of that has been due to their starting pitcher Jamie Moyer who is boasting a 3-1 record and has gone six innings or more in all of his starts. How and why has Moyer been so effective? Well, if you asked his manager, Charlie … Continue reading