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Scramble for the Ball: Preseason Prediction Review
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Scramble for the Ball: Preseason Prediction Review

After a THRILLING Super Bowl, Bryan and Andrew revisit their preseason projections to take their lumps and receive their proper glory. Le'Veon Bell was the MVP, right?

12 comments, Last at 07 Feb 2019, 11:56am by Digit
Scramble for the Ball: 2018 Keep Choppin' Wood Team
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Scramble for the Ball: 2018 Keep Choppin' Wood Team

Bryan and Andrew go through the worst of the worst to compile their Keep Choppin' Wood team for the 2018 season! Overpaid free-agent signings, draft busts, and unqualified starters beware; the KCW team sees all.

5 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2019, 4:00am by MC2
Scramble for the Ball: 16th Annual Prop Bets Extravaganza!
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Scramble for the Ball: 16th Annual Prop Bets Extravaganza!

A tradition like a number of others! Bryan and Andrew return to figure out if the Rams will ride Todd Gurley, if the Patriots are over the Gatorade dunking tradition, and whether or not we'll see a SpongeBob SquarePants shoutout at halftime.

17 comments, Last at 29 Jan 2019, 12:41pm by Theo
Scramble for the Ball: Shivering With Anticipation
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Scramble for the Ball: Shivering With Anticipation

Who needs an exciting divisional round? With the conference championships running back some of the best games of the year, Bryan and Andrew are giddy with excitement.

21 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2019, 9:58am by Eddo
Scramble for the Ball: Achilles' Heel
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Scramble for the Ball: Achilles' Heel

Bryan and Andrew look through the eight flawed teams remaining in the postseason, and determine that none of them will end up winning the Super Bowl.

20 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2019, 11:07am by Bob Smith
Scramble for the Ball: 2018 Staff Fantasy Draft
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Scramble for the Ball: 2018 Staff Fantasy Draft

Bryan, Andrew, and friends are back for another go-round of the Staff Playoff Draft. Chiefs and Saints abound, while Ravens and Eagles fail to take off. Can you beat them in the Best of the Rest challenge?

35 comments, Last at 17 Jan 2019, 7:03am by Sean Clark
Scramble for the Ball: 2018 All-Rookie Team
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Scramble for the Ball: 2018 All-Rookie Team

Bryan and Andrew say goodbye to the regular season with a look back at the top rookies of the year. Also, a return of the INTERESTOMETER (patent pending).

7 comments, Last at 30 Dec 2018, 11:19am by tuluse
Scramble's Second Annual Joe Thomas Memorial Playoff Draft
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Scramble's Second Annual Joe Thomas Memorial Playoff Draft

For the second year in a row, Andrew and Bryan take pity on superstars stuck on shocking squads, and grant 20 lucky players new life as members of playoff-bound teams. On a related note, Bryan and Andrew attempt to figure out just who those playoff teams ARE.

27 comments, Last at 21 Dec 2018, 2:33pm by danplatt17
Scramble for the Ball: The One True Pro Bowl Ballot
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Scramble for the Ball: The One True Pro Bowl Ballot

Don't shoot the messengers! Bryan and Andrew reveal the one and only correct Pro Bowl ballot, so you can all go vote properly before the Thursday deadline.

21 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2018, 11:11pm by Ming the Merciless
Scramble for the Ball: Coaching Seats En Fuego
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Scramble for the Ball: Coaching Seats En Fuego

The Hue Jackson and Mike McCarthy firings have kickstarted the coaching carousel with a month left in the season! Bryan and Andrew look at jobs open now (in Cleveland and Green Bay) and potentially soon (all over Florida) in search of the best spot for a new hire.

42 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2018, 5:55pm by OldFox