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Sports and fantasy sports collide as one man tries to cover everything under the sun or fall asleep trying.

Dwayne Callender


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    FTP Ep. # 281: NFL Week 1 Monday Night Showdown Preview Ravens vs Raiders

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 15:45

    My thoughts ahead of the MNF opener for the season.

    FTP Ep. # 280: NFL Week 1 Sunday Night Showdown Preview Bears vs Rams

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 17:54

    I give my thoughts on the matchup between the Bears and Rams and how you should think about constructing lineups for DFS purposes.

    FTP Ep. # 279: NFL Week 1 ATS Picks and DFS Suggestions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 50:25

    FTP Ep. # 278: Premier League Post Transfer Deadline Landscape

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 29:12

    My thoughts on the most recent transfer deadline and how it will impact the league. I break down the upcoming slate of games as well as my thoughts on the immediate decisions that fantasy managers will face moving forward.

    FTP Ep. # 277: NFL Win Total Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 61:50

    I give my thoughts on the current win totals available for teams as we head into the start of the upcoming season.

    FTP Ep. # 276: Fantasy Premier League Primer

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 20:19

    I give an overview of the Fantasy Premier League game and strategies on how to setup your initial roster along with a few of my suggestions.

    FTP Ep. # 275: 2021 EPL Season Preview and a Breakdown of the Barca/Messi Divorce

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 79:06

    I take a look at the strange circumstances of Lionel Messi being forced to leave Barcelona before diving into my review of the upcoming EPL season with predictions on the table.

    FTP Ep. # 274: MLB Power Rankings Review Post Trade Deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 35:07

    I give my thoughts on the MLB landscape with current rankings and why the Yankees still are further off from making the playoffs than most pundits actually realize.

    FTP Ep. # 273: Tokyo Olympics and the Media Spin

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 19:30

    My thoughts on the Olympics and why there were so many misplaced priorities throughout this spectacle.

    FTP Ep. # 272: Weekend Roundup featuring the Yankees, the Bucks, and more Packers hijinks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 43:23

    I chat with my dad on a number of sports topics from the past week as we make sense of all the nonsense that has transpired.

    FTP Ep. # 271: Suns vs. Bucks Game 6 Preview Where We Hope CP3 Actually Shows Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 5:41

    My quick thoughts on the game and hopefully the Suns don't find another way to throw away a Finals game so we can get to a Game 7.

    FTP Ep. # 270: Suns vs. Bucks Game 5 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2021 10:57

    Quick thoughts on the game tonight

    FTP Ep. # 269: Open Championship Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 35:11

    I provide my thoughts ahead of the British Open for the Draftkings Milly Maker contests.

    FTP Ep. # 268: Suns vs. Bucks Game 4 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 10:55

    I give my thoughts ahead of the game tonight and how you should approach the matchup from a dfs and betting perspective.

    FTP Ep. # 267: UFC 264 McGregor Poirier 3 Fallout and EURO "2020" Final Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2021 24:22

    I give my thoughts on the UFC PPV last night and what should come next for both Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier as well as my breakdown of the Italy vs England final for EURO 2020.

    FTP Ep. # 266: 4th of July Weekend Wrap from the NBA, NHL and MLB

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 28:44

    I run down the questions I fielded over the holiday weekend along with my thoughts on the upcoming NBA finals matchup between the Suns and Bucks.

    FTP Ep. # 265: Weekend Recap and Fallout from Philly

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 25:51

    A short recap on the Sixers epic playoff implosion surrounding Ben Simmons and the ongoing mess that is the Eastern Conference playoffs where the Bucks survive multiple coaching blunders. I give my thoughts on Game 2 between the Suns and Clippers plus my takes on the remaining matchups in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

    FTP Ep. # 264: EURO "2020" Tournament Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2021 24:07

    I give a rundown of the participants in the European soccer championships that will play out over the next two weeks that will provide good insight into some of the top teams that you will see in the upcoming World Cup.

    FTP Ep. # 263: Weekend Update on NBA and Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2021 35:54

    I give my thoughts on what has transpired thus far in the NBA and NHL playoffs thus far and the overall point people seem to be missing when watching these games.

    FTP Ep. # 262: Stanley Cup Playoffs Update and What's Going On With the No-Nos in Baseball

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 35:53

    I recap the status of the NHL playoffs thus far as well as provide some background on what is causing the uptick in no-hitters in baseball from so many random pitchers this year.

    FTP Ep. # 261: Premier League Season Finale Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2021 45:26

    I give my thoughts on the end of the Premier League campaign along with my thoughts on how each team performed and where things go from here.

    FTP Ep. # 260: NFL Draft Madness Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 29:34

    I give my thoughts on how the opening round of the NFL Draft should play out Thursday night despite the lack of franchise QBs (imo) that keep being projected at the top of the board. Plus I give some thoughts on the EPL clubs that did the abrupt about face in pulling out of the European Super League.

    FTP Ep. # 259: Soccer's Long Brewing Civil War Has Now Begun

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 31:21

    This was a long time coming but the battle between the super clubs of soccer vs. everyone else has now begun with the announcement of 12 of the largest teams in Europe (Manchester United, Barcelona, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus, and Tottenham Hotspur) opting to form their own league and withdraw from UEFA competition. I provide my thoughts on the financial rationale driving this audacious move and where things go from here.

    FTP Ep. # 258: UFC Fight Night as the Jake Paul Circus Makes Its Next Stop

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2021 27:30


    I give my thoughts on the circus going on tonight between Jake Paul and Ben Askren while discussing the early season struggles of the Yankees. Plus I go through the entire UFC Fight Night Card with my thoughts on the DFS and gambling slate.


    FTP Ep. # 257: 2021 Masters Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 56:23

    I give my thoughts on the upcoming Masters tournament and how to approach DFS lineup for both Draftkings and Fanduel.

    FTP Ep. # 256: UFC 260 Preview Where Vegas Makes Stipe The Underdog Yet Again

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2021 25:56

    I give my thoughts on the PPV and why I feel that Stipe Miocic has to be the play to retain as champion ahead of his rematch against Francis Ngannou

    FTP Ep. # 255: Sweet Sixteen Update

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2021 17:43

    I give my thoughts on the Sweet Sixteen matchups and how the rest of the tournament should shape up

    FTP Ep. # 254: March Madness Weekend Update

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 41:03

    I provide my thoughts on a wild tournament thus far and what we could see ahead of the remainder of the 2nd round on Monday.

    FTP Ep. # 253: Final Update for 2021 March Madness Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 10:27

    A quick update on the current status of Kansas and Virginia meanwhile Georgia Tech will be shorthanded for a tough opening-round matchup.

    FTP Ep. # 252: 2021 March Madness South and Midwest Regions Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 33:46

    I give my thoughts on the two regions where I expect the most variance in terms of predicted winners vs. actual results. The Midwest region should still be the one to look out for in terms of how brackets are decided this year.

    FTP Ep. # 251: 2021 March Madness East Region Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 19:57

    I break down the East region and my doubts over Michigan and their ability to defend without Isaiah Livers. This region seems ripe for a Cinderella type of story but I outline the possibility of that coming true.

    FTP Ep. # 250: 2021 March Madness West Region Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 22:29

    I give my thoughts on the West region and if anyone can knock off Gonzaga. Also, I give my thoughts on the teams and players you should be focusing on for your brackets.

    FTP Ep. # 249: NFL Free Agency Armageddon and March Madness Tips

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 30:50

    I talk about some of the recent moves in the NFL and the reason why teams have opted for this roster bonus conversion maneuver in light of the salary cap decrease. Plus I give my initial thoughts on the 2021 edition of March Madness.

    FTP Ep. # 248: Quick Thoughts on UFC 259

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2021 19:25

    My thoughts on the main card of the UFC 259 PPV tonight and where I see the fights ending up tonight.

    FTP Ep. # 247: Salary Does Not Matter aka Daytona 500 Lineup Construction

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2021 22:06

    I give my thoughts on handling the Daytona 500 from a lineup construction standpoint given the high variance associated with this race.

    FTP Ep. # 246: Further Evidence Why Eli Manning Is Going To The NFL Hall of Fame

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 56:28

    Who knew Eric Fisher would cast that large of a shadow over the Big Game? I break down the championship victory for the Buccaneers over the Chiefs with my dad and how many ways it all went horribly wrong for the defending champs.

    FTP Ep. # 245: NFL Big Game Final Thoughts and DFS Picks

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2021 17:25

    I provide my final thoughts on the game tonight with the active list published. This should be a good one to watch and do not forget to check out the 2nd half contests as there should be opportunities available to pivot on strategy.

    FTP Ep. # 244: Prop Ideas for the Big Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2021 26:50

    I give my thoughts on some of the more useful prop bets to target for the Chiefs Buccaneers matchup.

    FTP Ep. # 243: Technically Stafford is still an upgrade for the Rams

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 35:38

    I give my quick thoughts on the big game next week as well as the Arenado to the Cardinals trade before diving into the Matthew Stafford Jared Goff exchange. Very interesting if only because of how underwhelmed both fanbases are with their starting QBs and what prospects they hold moving forward.

    FTP Ep. # 242: Aaron Rodgers: Scotch SZN

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2021 42:07

    After Matt Lafleur's inexplicable coaching blunder we now have our Superbowl matchup set between Brady vs. Mahomes. I look back at both conference title games as there were a number of head-scratchingly bad decisions by the coaches on the losing side. Aaron Rodgers has to be wondering how things could have been different with a Tee Higgins or Chase Claypool drafted in the 1st round instead of Jordan Love.

    FTP Ep. # 241: NFL Championship Sunday Thoughts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2021 10:38

    My general thoughts on the slate of games today and where we should be focusing our attention on the DFS targets

    FTP Ep. # 240: UFC 257 Aftermath and Other Musings about the NBA Thus Far

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2021 29:04

    I talk about the aftermath of UFC 257 and where does Conor McGregor goes from here. Three words: Diaz McGregor Trilogy.

    FTP Ep. # 239: Yet Another Avoidable Postseason Flameout for the Saints

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2021 51:18


    Plenty to talk about what transpired earlier today as the Chiefs suffer multiple setbacks to Mahomes in their win against the Browns and Drew Brees gifts Tom Brady and the Buccaneers a trip to the NFC Championship game. I discuss further with my father and what to expect moving forward.


    FTP Ep. # 238: NFL Divisional Round Breakdown Sunday Slate

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2021 32:25

    I look back on the action yesterday and where we should focus our attention for the Sunday slate of games.

    FTP Ep. # 237: NFL Divisional Round Breakdown aka Landmine Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2021 30:10

    I give my thoughts on the slate and the potential pitfalls of some of the matchups but there is value in playing the Browns this week for DFS value when looking at everything objectively.

    FTP Ep. # 236: NFL Wildcard Weekend Breakdown Special

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2021 96:40

    We have made it to the NFL playoffs and I give my thoughts on the matchups as well as roster construction thoughts for both Draftkings and Fanduel. There is usually a surprise or two on this weekend and with 6 games this year as opposed to the normal 4 games we are bound to see an upset or two by the end of Sunday night.

    FTP Ep. # 235: Of Course The NFC East Would Get Decided In That Fashion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2021 34:14

    Only in a joke of a division that was the NFC East in 2020 could we have an NFL coach decide in the middle of a game that the 3rd string QB needed to get some snaps was part of the gameplan. Tanking has been part of the NFL for years and I explain why it is nothing new and the handwringing over this needs to stop. Plus I take a look at the upcoming Wild Card playoffs next week.

    FTP Ep. # 234: NFL Week 17 Sunday Slate ATS and DFS Picks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2021 65:52

    It is Week 17 and we have an absolute mess of a slate. I try to make sense of it but this is not for the faint of heart.

    FTP Ep. # 233: NFL Week 16 Sunday Slate ATS and DFS Picks

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2020 41:46

    Condolences to anyone going up against Alvin Kamara in the championship of their fantasy league this week but at least we have other games to focus on as I break down the Sunday games and my takeaways for how to approach contests.

    FTP Ep. # 232: Christmas Day Slate 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2020 12:24

    My quick thoughts on the NBA and NFL slate today

    FTP Ep. # 231: Houston has many problems at the moment

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 22:52

    Today should be focused on the rest of the NBA kickstarting the season and the James Harden/Rockets situation has upended everything. We have a possible postponement on the way over outbreak concerns. This is a fluid situation and obvious mess and still does not cover the nonsense that is James Harden's plan to get himself traded.

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