Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Fantasy Football Source Podcast -- 7/16/11

The latest Fantasy Football Source podcast is now online. On this edition of The FFSource podcast, KARE 11's Dave Schwartz and I discuss the just released FFSource Top 200 rankings list. Some of the topics we covered include, is Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno already sliding down draft borads? Which running back should be taken with the fifth overall pick and hear why Schwartz says Vernon Davis will continue to thrive in San Francicso's new offense, but Frank Gore may not.

Plus, KARE 11's sports producer, reporter and anchor David Watkins shares his thoughts on this year's top three fantasy football wide receivers, and here's a hint, Calvin Johnson isn't on that list. Also, Watkins warns us don't undervalue Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew on draft day.

Click here to listen to The Fantasy Football Source Podcast.

Friday, July 15, 2011

NFL Lockout: Teams Putting Season Plans Into Motion

A new NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) must be close because NFL teams and their business partners are beginning to reach out to fans, including the Minnesota Vikings.

On Thursday, the Vikings sent an email to each season ticket holder telling them that their season tickets will be arriving in the mail within the next two weeks.

And on Friday, Central Parking System, the company that runs the the tailgating parking lots across from the Metrodome, sent an email to its season ticket holders telling them a letter with renewal information will arrive by mid-next week. The specific wording from the email reads:

"The Vikings office gave me the go ahead to get the letters out in the mail. Sorry it took so long. I sent out many letters last night and many more this morning, so watch your mailbox." That's from Brendan Kelly, Central Parking System's Minneapolis manager.

While the Vikings are putting their season plans into motion, the final details of a new CBA are being worked on in New York.

It's been a long, tumultuous NFL offseason, but thankfully, the long lockout nightmare appears to be over.