Trading for a Chance at the Super Bowl

In response to “The Only Way to Beat the NFL Draft: Trade with Someone Who Thinks They Can!”, there are some qualitative arguments to support the Eagles giving up many picks to trade up for the #2 draft pick this year. This is not an endorsement for their trades. However,...
What is He Thinking?

What is He Thinking?

Recently in SIG’s training class, there was a hand of 7 Card Stud/8-or-Better that had an interesting play worth discussing. This is a high/low game, where the best 5-card poker hand out of 7 cards wins half the pot, and the best low hand (that has no card higher than...
How to Approach Fantasy Auction Drafts

How to Approach Fantasy Auction Drafts

If you’ve ever played fantasy sports, chances are that most of the drafts you have done have been a snake format. Anyone who has felt the frustration of an unfavorable draft position knows that, with a snake draft, you often won’t have a shot at some of your favorite players....
Overtime: The Unconventional Decision to Kick

Overtime: The Unconventional Decision to Kick

On December 27, 2015, the New England Patriots and the New York Jets were tied 20-20 after regulation and were headed to overtime. The Patriots won the coin toss and elected to kick off rather than receive the ball first. The decision startled the broadcasters, and most of America for...
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