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PRIZE UPDATE: The 3 Free Confidential Fantasy Football Games & Contests!

We have three FREE games with prizes for 2014!   With less than 48 hours until season kickoff (i.e. deadline to enter), here are the prizes:

  • Game 1: Pick the Playoffs: Prize is $25.00 PayPal gift.
  • Game 2: Fantasy Football: Overall winner gets a $75.00 PayPal gift.  Also, the entrant with the most points from Week 1 to Week 4 will get a $25.00 PayPal Gift.  We may have more prizes as well in this game.
  • Game 3: Survivor Pool: Prize is a $50.00 PayPal gift

As you may know, the Confidential is running not one… not two… but three fantasy football games/contests for 2014.  If you have not entered yet, what could you possibly be waiting for?  Basketball season?  Heck, no.  Contrary to what Randy “6-18 in ACC” Edsall might have to say, the ACC is a football conference too.  You, therefore, are a football fan.  So start proving your knowledge against other ACC fans.  Here are the games.

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Because an Orange-Out is so passe

Gone are they days when a school could simply request that all of the fans in attendance where the same color shirts in an attempt to (Color)-Out the other team. We’ve seen White-outs in Louisville, which gives Rick Pitino an excuse to wear his Colonel Sanders costume, we’ve seen Orange-outs in the Dome, and we’ve seen black-outs at virtually every frat party we’ve been to (rimshot!).

But, the University of North Carolina recently released their latest innovation in color coordinated seating for their game against San Diego St., significantly upping the ante by asking their fans to dress in either blue or black to complete what they are calling, “The Kenan Stadium Tar Pit Stripe-Out” as illustrated below. 

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‘Cuse Commitment Alert – Daivon Ellison

Scott Shafer and Co. have hauled another prized recruit from New Jersey, Don Brosco Prep. standout Daivon Ellison. 

247Sports rates Daivon as a 3 star Cornerback and had offers from Rutgers, Army and Boston College. 

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PRIZE UPDATE: The Three Confidential Fantasy Football Games & Contests!

UPDATE: Here are the prizes:

  • Game 1: Pick the Playoffs: Prize is $25.00 PayPal gift.
  • Game 2: Fantasy Football: Overall winner gets a $75.00 PayPal gift.  Also, the entrant with the most points from Week 1 to Week 4 will get a $25.00 PayPal Gift.  We may have more prizes as well in this game.
  • Game 3: Survivor Pool: Prize is a $50.00 PayPal gift

As you may know, the Confidential is running not one… not two… but three fantasy football games/contests for 2014.  If you have not entered yet, what could you possibly be waiting for?  Basketball season?  Heck, no.  Contrary to what Randy “6-18 in ACC” Edsall might have to say, the ACC is a football conference too.  You, therefore, are a football fan.  So start proving your knowledge against other ACC fans.  Here are the games.

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Wolfpack Football 2014 – Better Days

Well it’s almost time, so your Uncle Mikey is going to share with you his thoughts on the NC State Wolfpack’s chances for 2014.

First a look back.  Last year was not bad. It was horrible, devastating, a catastrophe, a waste, a pile of steaming filth of unknown substances. 3-9, including zero conference wins.  Defeat snatched from the jaws of victory vs UNC.  Loathsome quarterback play, little or no defense, and a bunch of players trying desperately to adapt to a new coach’s system with no success.

So, not much to look forward to, right?

Wrong!!! Click through and I’ll tell you why there are plenty of reasons for optimism in the upcoming season! Read more…

Predicting the Orange

The football season will kick-off one week from today for the Syracuse Orange.  And that means that for beat writers and bloggers around the country, it’s PREDICTION TIME!  While there is reason for optimism in Syracuse (perhaps too much optimism among Syracuse fans/bloggers), the Confidential already analyzed Syracuse’s schedule, pointing out the likely wins, likely losses, and toss-ups and generally determined that this is a very unpredictable season. Syracuse’s floor is about 5 wins, while the ceiling is likely around 8 wins.

Here is what we know:  Read more…

Clemson North

“The Cleveland Browns have traded the fourth pick to the Buffalo Bills. With the fourth pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills select Sammy Watkins, wide receiver, Clemson.”

The Bills gave up their 2015 first and fourth round draft picks for that trade, talk about a bold move. General Manager Doug Whaley told Sammy they were going to draft him and clearly, he meant it. The Bills had the 9th pick, but waiting their turn was not an option if they were going to get their number one choice. This trade was more than just getting Sammy Watkins; it was a statement to the NFL and Bills fans everywhere. The Bills are going to make it to the playoffs this season.  Or bust. Let’s hope it’s not the latter.

From a Clemson standpoint, I love this pick. I was fortunate enough to watch CJ Spiller run over defenses as a Clemson Tiger for one season before he was drafted 9th overall by the Bills in 2010. I watched Sammy Watkins glide his way through secondary defenses countless times on his way to the end zone in that Tiger uniform and I am thrilled to see Spiller and Watkins as teammates next season.

“Clemson North” is what they are calling it, as the Bills now have five former Clemson Tigers on their roster. Running back, CJ Spiller, offensive linemen, Chris Hairston and Antoine McClain, safety, Jonathan Meeks, and now wide receiver, Sammy Watkins.

Sammy Watkins is a player so outstanding that he makes others around him better. To get EJ Manuel healthy and prepped for the 2014 season, there is no doubt Sammy is going to shine. He is on his way to scoring touchdowns on Sundays and I can’t wait to watch. He has been compared to Detroit Lions wide receiver, Calvin Johnson, but next fall Sammy Watkins will begin his professional legacy and players to come will be compared to him.

To all Bills fans out there, rejoice. Clemson Nation gives you Sammy Watkins and we only hope you grow to love him as much as we did (and still do).

The fun is not over for the Clemson faithful. Still left to be drafted are QB Tajh Boyd, WR Martavis Bryant, CB Brashad Breeland, and OL Brandon Thomas.

You can catch night two of the 2014 NFL Draft tonight on ESPN.

Cardinals, Tigers and Bearcats, Oh My! Part 1

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The Louisville, Memphis State, and Cincinnati rivalries have spanned many decades and almost as many conferences. These rivalries, that are underappreciated nationally, hold a special place in the heart s of these three universities and fan bases. It is truly a love/hate relationship;  we love to hate each other.

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Wolfpack Opener: Promise at the Point

NC State opened the 2013-14 basketball campaign Friday night with a 98-77 rout of Appalachian State.  The Pack had two 20-point scorers, TJ Warren with 27 and Desmond Lee with 24.

Warren also had 8 boards, while freshman Lennard Freeman added 6 in 19 minutes, hopefully earning more playing time next game.

But the takeaway from this game might be the play from the point.

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Louisville Basketball Preview

The Louisville Cardinals enters the 2013-14 basketball season ranked in the top 3 and as one of the favorites to win the national championship. If that happens, the Cards would be the first team to repeat as national champions since the 2007 Florida Gators and would be the smallest team to win the title in nearly 50 years.

Hall of Fame head coach Rick Pitino will have to replace two key starters from last seasons team, PG Peyton Siva and C Gorgui Dieng. Siva finished his career at U of L as arguably the Cards greatest point guard. His leadership and playmaking skills at both ends of the court will be missed. Dieng left early and was a first round pick in the NBA draft. His shot blocking ability and overall post presence will be greatly missed.

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