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Scramble for the Ball: West Over/Unders
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Scramble for the Ball: West Over/Unders

Mike and Tom answer the question on everyone's mind: "Wilson or Kaepernick?" The answer is "maybe."

31 comments, Last at 05 Sep 2013, 1:56pm by Scott C
Scramble for the Ball: South Over/Unders
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Scramble for the Ball: South Over/Unders

Mike and Tom keep the Over/Under train a-hummin' with a tour of the Southern divisions.

30 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2013, 9:04am by Abel Ligas
Scramble for the Ball: East Over/Unders
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Scramble for the Ball: East Over/Unders

Mike and Tom kick off the preseason with a look at each conference's eastern division. John Idzik choose your own adventure passages, ahoy!

56 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2014, 4:23am by jordan espa
Scramble for the Ball: Blinded by Light
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Scramble for the Ball: Blinded by Light

Mike and Tom bid adieu to the 2012 season with a clarification, bad prop bets, good commercials, and FO Playoff Fantasy history!

49 comments, Last at 10 Feb 2013, 5:14pm by wadingshorebird
Scramble: 2012 All-Keep Choppin' Wood Team
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Scramble: 2012 All-Keep Choppin' Wood Team

Mike and Tom hand out the hardware nobody wants to the players who have done the most to hurt their teams this season.

33 comments, Last at 26 Feb 2013, 7:25am by custom thesis service
Super Bowl XLVII Prop Bet Extravaganza
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Super Bowl XLVII Prop Bet Extravaganza

Nobody expects the Scramble for the Ball Prop Bet Extravaganza!

38 comments, Last at 01 Feb 2013, 6:18am by propman
Scramble for the Ball: Chosen by the Planet
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Scramble for the Ball: Chosen by the Planet

While the NFL playoffs rage on, the also-rans shore up their coaching staffs and front offices. Mike and Tom take a look at who got the call and who is still out in the cold.

15 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2013, 7:25pm by Sid
Scramble for the Ball: Cry in Sorrow
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Scramble for the Ball: Cry in Sorrow

Mike and Tom take on a reader's five-year dynasty league. What's the best way to measure fantasy success over the long term?

4 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2013, 12:26am by MurphyZero
Scramble: FO Staff Playoff Fantasy Draft
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Scramble: FO Staff Playoff Fantasy Draft

This week, the finest FO staff members available huddled over their computers to determine who will be the next Staff Playoff Fantasy Champion. A new Loser League champion is also crowned in this regal edition of Scramble for the Ball.

38 comments, Last at 26 Apr 2013, 11:51am by Tamatha Heaps

Scramble for the Ball: Shrine of the Inept

A preseason full of promise has led to the winter of many NFL stars' discontent. Mike and Tom look at the basement dwellers and see if there is any absolution.

10 comments, Last at 26 Dec 2012, 2:42pm by tgt2