16 February 2017

Fanatic Radio 2/15/17

Since they are blacklisted from Bourbon Street, Fanatic Radio is covering NBA All Star Weekend from an undisclosed location to talk about a season halfway in the books and what have we expected from Golden State, LeBron, the Knicks and more.



Geno has won 100 straight games with his UCONN Huskies, just how significant is this historic accomplishment and more men's hoops as we are less than a month from Selection Sunday. Sponsored by 1-800-Flowers.

01 February 2017

Super Bowl LI Predictions

It is the one game bigger than all of the others: the Super Bowl. The champions of the AFC and the champions of the NFC face off this Sunday evening in Space City but while two teams will enter, only one will be hoisting the Lombardi Trophy as they stand alone as NFL champions.

Who will win Super Bowl LI? Here are my predictions.

23 January 2017

The End of the Line

When I started this blog almost seven years ago, in what was a simpler time, I simply saw it as a forum for me to share my opinions on sports. Whether or not it was read by anybody never really crossed my mind, it was simply something I would do in my spare time. I never thought it would turn into what it is today, something not only with over 3.5 million pageviews but also something I would make money off of.

But from the get-go, I knew that there would a point where it would have to come to an end. There was never an expectation that B-Flo 360 would get to the point where I could live off of it, nor was it something I ever wanted to do full-time, and thus I always knew that there would be a point where I would have to make a choice to keep it going or bring it to a conclusion.

Now is that time. And there are a few reasons why I think that is the case.

One of the trends that I have noticed in recent years on the blog is that outside of the NFL season, my blogging has grown more inconsistent. For example during baseball season, I wasn't doing much more than the MLB on Fox posts. And even during the NFL season, I was basically doing just picks and the announcer posts. Largely that's due to the fact that the media posts tend to do really well but it has become one of my disappointments that I don't write more here.

Also, now that I have become a quote-unquote adult, with a job, an apartment and all that, I have found it harder to dedicate as much focus and energy now than I was able to back in high school and then college.

Lastly, I feel that as a result of that last point, my performance on the blog has declined and has gotten sloppier. I have noticed that I have been making more mistakes and been doing a poorer job editing myself.

Therefore, I think it is time to close up shop. I will always be thankful for the people that have read it over the years, whether it be from day one or more so in recent years, I still look back and am amazed that people actually read this stuff. And I never would have expected it would get to the point where a colleague at Fox News recognized me from my blog before he even met me. That was pretty cool.

But from this point on, with the exception of my picks next week for Super Bowl LI, there will be no more new content (although I will keep up updating the announcing schedules for the NBA, NHL and college basketball). As always, you can catch me on Twitter here where I will still pontificate and rant about sports and just about everything else.

So to quote the great Maury Povich, until next time America.

18 January 2017

Reacting to the 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame case

The voting has concluded and this summer, three players will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown: Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez. Did the voters get it right this year, or do I have to rant about how they didn't? Here is my analysis.

2017 NFL Conference Championships Predictions

Four teams remain alive in this NFL season as we have reached the conference championship games, but only two teams will be able to advance to Super Bowl LI. Which teams will they be?

Here are my predictions for the NFC and the AFC Championships.

13 January 2017

Breaking down the Chargers' hire of Anthony Lynn

Few coaches have had the rise that Anthony Lynn has had. Lynn started the season as the running backs coach for the Buffalo Bills, he took over as the offensive coordinator and the playcaller after Week 2, and then he became the interim coach after Rex Ryan was fired before Week 17. And now, he will be the next head coach of the San Diego Los Angeles Chargers.

As I just alluded to, the Chargers are going through a pretty big transition right now so they are at a critical time in the history of their franchise. Is Lynn the right guy to lead them forward?

Breaking down the Rams' hire of Sean McVay

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There is a new youngest head coach in NFL history and his name is Sean McVay. The Los Angeles Rams announced on Thursday that the 30-year-old will become the 28th head coach in franchise history (including interim coaches) after serving three years as the offensive coordinator of Washington.

Will McVay be able to lead the Rams to success following a messy return to Los Angeles this past season? Here are my thoughts.

Breaking down the Bills' hire of Sean McDermott

It has been 20 years since Marv Levy retired as head coach of the Buffalo Bills and now, the franchise has hired their tenth coach (including interim coaches) since then. Sean McDermott, the defensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers, will be that man as the team announced on Wednesday.

Considering that the team has failed to make the playoffs every year since 1999, McDermott would appear to have a tough job in front of him but there are some pieces to work with here.

Fanatic Radio 1/12/17 - Wild, Wild West

Fanatic Radio 1/12/17: On the eve of NFL playoffs, Mike and Ben talk the end of college football, did Clemson's victory prove something larger in NCAA, where does Alabama go from here? The NBA is thinking about speeding up the end of games, but will they be men of their words or like 90% of corporate America?



Carl Edwards retires, new NFL head coaches and more. The Millennial's Show is back, just before the Inauguration.

12 January 2017

Breaking down the Broncos' hire of Vance Joseph

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The Denver Broncos showed some interest in Vance Joseph for not one but two gigs two years ago, interviewing him for the head coaching gig that ultimately went to Gary Kubiak and then wanting to hire him as their defensive coordinator. Now, they have finally landed Joseph as he will become the 16th head coach in franchise history.