Doping Dupes Dummies

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Mere hours after his triumphant victory on the Dynasty Game Night podcast, John Bosch (@EmpireFFL) finds himself amidst a swirl of controversy. The IOC, in conjunction with the UCI and governing body of DGN, has launched a joint investigation after a “B-sample” tested positive for Adderall, EPO, albuterol, and yellow-5.

The recent Russian blood doping scandal (and subsequent ban from the Pyeongchang Olympics) is barely a footnote next to Bosch’s alleged cheating scheme. An anonymous source close to the investigation said to expect, “significant sanctions” on international podcasting’s biggest stage. It is still unclear whether the DGN title will revert to Zac Reed of the Dynasty Dummies.

Mr. Bosch could not be reached for comment.

Under The Radar: Abdullah versus Montgomery 

In my spare time, when I’m not crafting fantasy football articles, I build battleships. Admittedly, it’s a pretty cool side gig.

The latest project, delivered to the Navy last October, is the Zumwalt Class destroyer; these ships are a touch over 600 feet long, look like they come from Star Wars’ central casting, and are equipped with electric drive generators (similar to your aunt’s Prius.) Designed to be a warship, there are any number of defensive (and offensive) armament capabilities, including the capacity to house two helicopters. However, most amazing thing to me is the ship’s ability to evade detection and be more than it appears.

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Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Draft Devante Parker 

Growing up, I was an outdoor kid, always playing some form of sport requiring a ball and competition. Usually the games involved me pummeling my best friend, Adam, who was almost a foot shorter than I was; we bounced from basketball to baseball on the front lawn to one-on-one touch football. Occasionally he’d sneak a win, but usually the outcome was a forgone conclusion. Unless it rained… When the weather turned sour, we’d head inside to pursue our other passions: Tecmo Super Bowl (which later evolved into Madden,) and Monopoly. It was on the Monopoly board that Adam exacted revenge.

It’s funny to think about someone being “good” at Monopoly, a game hinged on the roll of dice, but Adam is. (There’s more math and strategy involved than I ever thought about.) While I was chasing hotels on Boardwalk and Park Place, Adam would quietly be amassing properties on the “free parking” corner: the orange and red squares. Nearly every time we played, he would broker a deal to send Park Place to me in exchange for Illinois Avenue with St. James thrown in; and every time, I would bite, chasing the upside potential of the most expensive properties on the board.

Recently, we were reminiscing, and I mentioned those trades and how he would always manage to squeeze every last dollar out of me during our marathon Monopoly battles.

“Well, yeah,” he said. “You’re half again as likely to land on Illinois. There’s like a 2% chance of landing on Park Place. Illinois is around three and a quarter.”
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