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Scramble for the Ball: Contractual Obligations
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Scramble for the Ball: Contractual Obligations

Reeling from their own terrible drafts, Bryan and Andrew take a glance back at the top fantasy prospects of 2018 -- and see just how many have fallen by the wayside.

35 comments, Last at 20 Oct 2018, 2:18pm by Noah Arkadia
Scramble for the Ball: Big Men on Campus
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Scramble for the Ball: Big Men on Campus

Don't you call them pudgy, portly or stout. Inspired by Week 5's action, Bryan and Andrew take a look at the history and high points of the Big Man Touchdown.

13 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2018, 2:09pm by Andrew Potter
Scramble for the Ball: Majoring in the Minors
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Scramble for the Ball: Majoring in the Minors

Without his time in the Arena League and in Europe, Kurt Warner would never have developed into a Hall of Famer. Bryan and Andrew go back to Scramble's etymological roots, dipping into the strange world of minor football leagues. With a bumper crop of leagues jockeying for position, will any of them manage to catch on?

25 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2018, 1:50pm by Bryan Knowles
Scramble for the Ball: The Journeyman Project
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Scramble for the Ball: The Journeyman Project

Ryan Fitzpatrick can surely take the Bucs where Bucs can't usually go. Come on the amazing journey, and learn all you should know.

22 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2018, 10:31pm by Bryan Knowles
Scramble for the Ball: Keep Choppin' Week
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Scramble for the Ball: Keep Choppin' Week

After a week filled with blunders on and off the field, Bryan and Andrew can't possibly pick just one Keep Choppin' Wood winner ... can they?

34 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2018, 11:51am by Noah Arkadia
Scramble for the Ball: Getting Off on the Wrong Foot
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Scramble for the Ball: Getting Off on the Wrong Foot

New head coaches got off to a record-setting 0-7 start in Week 1. Bryan and Andrew try to figure out when, if ever, the new men on the job will eat their first W.

27 comments, Last at 14 Sep 2018, 1:42pm by justanothersteve
Scramble for the Ball: 2018 Awards and Stat Predictions
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Scramble for the Ball: 2018 Awards and Stat Predictions

Bryan and Andrew wrap up their preseason predictions by looking at individual players. Who will be MVP? Can anyone stop Saquon Barkley from winning rookie of the year? And just what would it take for Hue Jackson to be fired?

18 comments, Last at 10 Sep 2018, 4:09pm by Steve in WI
Scramble for the Ball: 2018 South Over/Unders
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Scramble for the Ball: 2018 South Over/Unders

Bryan and Andrew fly south for the winter to predict two of the league's most open divisional races.

12 comments, Last at 05 Sep 2018, 12:20am by Mountain Time ---- formerly Ninjalectual
Scramble for the Ball: 2018 North Over/Unders
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Scramble for the Ball: 2018 North Over/Unders

Bryan and Andrew turn their attention to the northern divisions. They hand out some Respect to the Steelers, Packers and Vikings, and suggest the Browns should Think again about their coaching staff moving forward.

38 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2018, 12:51pm by Eddo
Scramble: 2018 East Over/Unders
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Scramble: 2018 East Over/Unders

Andrew and Bryan turn their attention out east. Will either of the defending conference champions miss a beat? Is Dak Prescott doomed? And will someone in the AFC East please stand up?

62 comments, Last at 28 Aug 2018, 3:20am by Bright Blue Shorts