2017 Fantasy Football Draft – The Top 60


Fantasy Football Season is here! The DTC boys are joined by David, 20, and Razzle to execute a mock six-round 10-team PPR draft with Joe and Stevie providing color commentary along the way. FP, LP, David, 20, and Razzle each drafted two teams and the results were mixed. FP put together two solid rosters while LP, David, and Razzle, put together one strong and one average roster. 20 however ended up with two really bad rosters… but that’s ok, because every league has one of “those guys” right? Joe shared his thoughts on several players not drafted in the top 60 and Steve provided some strategy insights into the best course of attack to build a winning roster… the irony of course being Steve is one of the worst fantasy football players of all-time. This show was a lot of fun and the analysis provided throughout will prove to be helpful to all fantasy players as we head into the long fantasy-draft-holiday-weekend! Listen, comment, and share! (Photo Credit: Sporting News)

The Money Fight; What’s Next?

I am Conor f-ing McGregor! I just made more money than thousands of people [combined] will see in their lifetimes. I am young, strong, healthy, and tremendously confident. I had my first professional boxing fight with one of the greatest boxers of all-time and almost put him down on a couple of occasions. Now, the million-dollar question, or rather 100 million dollar question, what do I do next?

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The answer: whatever you want. The UFC, the boxing world, and now even the WWE, all want a piece of Conor, and who would blame them? With the amount of money McGregor generates, he is going to have plenty of suitors. All this means, that Conor, can go where he wants and do what he wants. It doesn’t matter what he does, he will produce revenue, A LOT of it. Unfortunately, for those suitors, his price tag just increased tremendously too. While his fight with Mayweather produced a significant amount of press for the UFC and the sport of MMA, the ramifications, are not going to hit (no pun intended) them in pocketbook. McGregor is now worth considerably more, deserves more, and is no doubt, going to ask for more.

When you think about it, McGregor looked very good against an experienced all-time great. He won 4 out of the 10 rounds, connected with one hell of an upper cut in the first round (which was a sign that this was going to be a real fight), and almost knocked Mayweather out in the beginning of the of the 8th round. Conor for the most part held his own well until he faded in the later rounds. Some boxing purist would tell you that the fight was not a true boxing bout. True to a degree, but who cares? For the casual boxing fan, you couldn’t have asked for a better fight.

Now the flip…

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I am Floyd MONEY Mayweather! I am about to join the billion dollar club with the likes of Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods. I have a perfect boxing record that’s now better than Rocky Marciano’s record. I don’t have anything left to prove. I have my promotion company that’s going to ensure I stay rich. What do I do next?

The answer: retire. And stay retired! put the gloves up for good. What we witnessed on Saturday night was an old vet, who is finished. He looked old, he was slower, and he made a first time professional boxer look like he belonged in the ring with TBE (The Best Ever). At times, Floyd looked like he didn’t really want to be there or even cared about this fight. He let McGregor hit him with illegal hammer-fists and even grab him from the back. Where was the finesse? Where was the passion?

Truth is, it doesn’t matter. As a fan, we’re happy you saw a good fight and that your money was not wasted on a Mayweather vs Pacquiao type of bout. If you were Mayweather you were happy to make a whole lot of money and get to 50-0. If you were McGregor you were happy you made more money in one night than all your peers in the UFC will ever make, and you looked decent doing it.

From the beginning, this fight was about one thing, MONEY. It did not disappoint as the great spectacle that most thought it would be. That’s the thing though, it was just that, a spectacle. A lot of money was made for these fighters and the gap between boxing and MMA got a lot closer, that’s true. MMA likely has more eyes on it today than it did back in June, before the fight was announced, and so does boxing for that matter. What does it all mean in the end? It means two very smart businessmen just cashed in on millions of dollars made of off trash talking and hype. Now both men can do whatever they please… so did anyone really lose? If $100 million in the bank is losing… I hope I lose too, at everything… while laughing all the way to the bank!

Written by DTC Special Guest/Contributor: Mina “20”

Squared Circle Magic; The Fight

“He’s better than I thought” Those were words spoken by Floyd Mayweather after his mega fight with Conor McGregor, but it might as well have been spoken by anyone that watched it. While highly anticipated, no one really knew what to expect and most assumed that this was done as just another money grab by Mayweather and his team. After all, McGregor had fought as many boxing matches as me heading into this fight. Moreover, this fight felt hastily put together, set to occur only a couple of months after its surprise and stunning announcement in late June. Despite all of this, Mayweather-McGregor gave us all the highlights and excitement that Mayweather-Pacquiao failed to do.

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It was only a little over 2 years ago that Pacquiao fought Mayweather in what was then billed as the “Fight of the Century” Boy, was that a spectacular over-statement! After generating Pay-Per-View and ticket sales records, the only thing that the fight delivered was an endless stream of memes following the fight. It was became known as a disgraceful fight, one that many spoke about as the beginning of the end of boxing. Mayweather prevailed in a unanimous decision, but it felt like we all lost after that fight. When Pacquiao revealed after the fight that he’d injured his shoulder in training, boxing fans and commentators were furious given the profit that the fight generated for the superstar boxers and their promotion teams. Mayweather would go on to fight Andre Berto in September of 2015 and after easily handling Berto in another boring fight, Mayweather then called it a career with a 49-0 boxing record, matching Rocky Marciano’s record at the time of his retirement.

Even with all those facts, the atmosphere at the start of this fight was electric and the anticipation could be felt throughout the arena. Not even the PPV issues that delayed the start of the fight could bring down the hype as the boxers made their way to the ring. A decidedly pro-McGregor crowd brought an even greater level of energy and made you believe that Conor really had a shot, despite all that was said leading up to the fight. Conor seemed to feed off that energy in the first couple of rounds, generating palpable buzz about the prospects of him actually being able to pull this thing off. Conor looked loose, he looked locked in, and even displayed some of the cockiness that has made him of the biggest personalities in UFC. He taunted Mayweather at the start, putting his hands behind his back daring Floyd to attack. Throughout the first couple of rounds, Floyd displayed his typical defensive style, just trying to survive the onslaught at the start. McGregor looked strong, like he belonged, and that Mayweather was in for a tougher fight than expected.

The McGregor onslaught continued into the start of round 3 as he continued to mix in jabs and uppercuts that connected unlike anything that we’d seen on Mayweather in his last few bouts. After sitting back in typical Floyd fashion in the first couple of rounds, Mayweather changed his approach. Known as the greatest defensive boxer of all time, Floyd unexpectedly went on the offensive against McGregor. As if he remembered that Conor had never boxed before in his life, Mayweather began to deliver shot after shot to a stunted McGregor. Even more unlikely, Mayweather began to come forward, taking the fight to McGregor, more so than he had done in recent years. After being out-punched in the first few rounds, Mayweather became the aggressor and started landing more and more blows. The middle rounds of the fight brought even more Mayweather aggression as he continued to land blow after blow to the body and head of McGregor. After an early flurry, McGregor looked gas and was quickly fading.

An underrated storyline of this fight was the fact that McGregor had never before been involved in a fight longer than 25 minutes. Many of Conor’s fights ended within the first couple of rounds, one of them just 14 seconds into a fight. Even those that gave McGregor a chance because of his background in MMA were worried about his endurance should the fight go more than just a few rounds. The fatigue and exhaustion manifested itself as the fight got deeper and deeper; that’s when Mayweather began to assert his dominance. Starting in the 6th round, Floyd moved forward on Conor and began to methodically take him apart. It looked like it was only a matter of time before Mayweather finished him off. Staggered in the 9th round by Mayweather’s continuous assault, Conor was a sitting duck at the start of the 10th. Though he came out punching at the start of the 10th, McGregor finally wore down and Mayweather put together a combination that completely threw Conor off-balance and forced the referee to stop the fight. Mayweather had his victory, his place in history, and some redemption from his last couple of underwhelming fights.

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While it would be too premature to say that boxing is back, this fight went along way to reconciling some of the bad feelings that boxing fans had developed towards the sport in recent years. The excitement this fight delivered will go a long way towards revitalizing the sport. With another highly anticipated bout between Canelo Alvarez and GGG in only a couple of weeks, the sport will once again be thrust to the forefront of the sports world. For McGregor, this was a display of his resolve and his determination and put him in a huge spotlight with those not familiar with his work in the UFC. Despite the loss, this was a huge win for both McGregor and the UFC.

In spite of all the odds, the biggest winner was Mayweather. The fight that McGregor brought to the boxing ring quieted the talk about this fight being merely a money grab. With a win in a thrilling and intense 10 rounds, Mayweather showed his adaptability and malleability as a boxer even this late in his career. He won not by being defensive but by being on the attack, a nice change of pace from previous fights. While you won’t convince boxing purists that Mayweather’s record-breaking win should count towards his boxing record, the way McGregor battled made this feel more like a boxing match and less like a joke in their minds. Backed by this record-breaking win, Mayweather (as he announced in post-fight interviews) can finally retire as the greatest winner in boxing history.

Game of Thrones: Season 7 Episode 7 – Instant Reaction


Game of Thrones Season Finale Podcast is here! Stevie, FP, and Joe break down all 73mins of awesomeness in the finale of the course of this special edition, extended podcast. So many twists in turns along the way leading to ALL of the main characters of the show finally ending up in the same place at the same time and the scene didn’t disappoint! *Spoilers Here* While Stevie and FP give the episode an A (and the season a B-) Joe was more disappointed in the finale due to what he calls the “sloppy timing” and “unnecessary plot extensions” which he explains in full. Regardless of how you felt about the finale, you should listen to this podcast and share your insight as we all wait a painful year for the show to return! (PhotoCredit: HBO/Radkil)

Redskins Halftime Report – Skins Looking Bad vs Bengals


Steve, LP, and Joe break down the first half action and debate whether or not to watch the second half. What a disaster the first half as been for our beloved Redskins… no running game, bad passing game, and a pick-six to top things off. What is wrong with the Redskins!? LP still believes and is convinced this is just preseason “vanilla” gameplanning but Stevie and Joe are in full panic mode… actually Joe just wants to talk about the Mayweather fight… tune in, get caught up, and fingers crossed; Skins needs a better second half!

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