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2020 NFL Round 1 Mock Drafts – First and Fan Staff

Dan, Ryan, Brendan, and I all predicted our first rounds of the NFL Draft. The rules are simple, if you get the correct pick, you get one point. If you predict a trade correctly, you get two...

Unprecedented Typo Causes Blown First Pick in the 2020 NFL Draft

In true Cincinnati fashion, an unbelievably costly error led to the Bengals spending their first overall draft pick on burro. NFL Commissioner frantically glanced at his staff with a bewilde...

The Vortex League: NBA Analysis

With the coronavirus suspending the NBA season through 19 weeks and change, a picture of the Vortex’s Fantasy Basketball season was nearly complete. Yet, even with the season cut short, a cl

Introducing First and Fan’s Multi-Sport Fantasy League…The Vortex

Each year around mid-late August, everyone from the sports superfans to casual fans to the weird guy at your office that roots for whoever your boss likes play fantasy football. The level of...

The Next Generation: College Football Players Named after 90s Rappers

The newest wave of college football players is rolling in, and they're setting the bar high thanks to the names on their birthday certificates. Some of the best names in the late 90s/early 2...

College Football Playoff Picture

The first college football playoff rankings were released on Monday, and with just under two months before the college football semifinals, the next three/four weeks are more important than ...

Draftkings MLB Optimal Lineup 9/12/19 (7pm Slate)

We’re back with another optimal Draftkings MLB lineup for today’s 7pm slate! The playoff picture is slowly shaping up and there's only about 2 weeks left in the season Optimal Lin...

Preseason Weekly Awards: Weeks 3-4

NFL Preseason is here. Each Week, I'll be giving out a few awards to the stars of exhibition football.  Offensive MVP: Trace McSorley (19/28, 203 passing yards, 2 passing TD, 1 rushing TD

Preseason Weekly Awards: Week 2

NFL Preseason is here. Each Week, I'll be giving out a few awards to the stars of exhibition football.  Offensive MVP: Taysom Hill (11/15, 136 passing yards, 2 passing TD, 53 rushing yard

Preseason Weekly Awards: Week 1

NFL Preseason is here. Each Week, I'll be giving out a few awards to the stars of exhibition football.  Offensive MVP: Jalen Hurd (3 receptions, 31 receiving yards, 2 TD) What used

Fan Signed by MLB Team After Hitting 96MPH at Stadium’s Radar Booth

How's this for unbelievable: https://twitter.com/cpatterson_7/status/1150829879476260864?s=20 Two weeks ago, Nathan Patterson was at a Rockies game, where he competed in a Coors Light ...

Visualizing MLB Teams by Social Media Followings

On our Twitter over the last month, we’ve been periodically posting charts that breakdown MLB fanbase presences over different social media sites. With all the data collected, it’s time to c...

The Next Generation of NBA Advanced Stats

When you picture a GM, you probably think of an old former player turned front office guy using his playing experience and knowledge of the game piecing together a team with the monetary and...

Draftkings MLB Optimal Lineup 6/11/19 (7pm Slate)

We’re back with another optimal Draftkings MLB lineup for today’s 7pm slate! We’ve been on fire with cashing so let’s get right into another lineup! Optimal Lineup Position Name...
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Draftkings MLB Optimal Lineup 4/18/19 (All Day Slate)

We're back with another optimal Draftkings MLB lineup for today's all day slate! We've been on fire with cashing so let's get right into another lineup!   Optimal Lineup ...

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