I produced an epic piece of the above title for FFchamps.com, which you can find here: http://www.fantasyfootballchamps.com/members/index.cfm?page=resources.articles&id=2973

There is a lot of good information in the story, which includes tables and graphs. Although I can’t post all the explanations here, the conclusions were as follows:

1. Realistically speaking, there is no “wall” for running backs. The decline is gradual and actually begins about age 27.

Only 12 running backs who have proven track records over the last 10 years even played at age 33, and only three of them made it to 34. So when looking at the list of soon-to-be 30-year-olds for keeper and dynasty leagues, keep in mind that most, if not all of them, have no more than three years left in the league – and likely even less as fantasy producers.

The decline is more precipitous starting at age 31, not 30.

Sparks 76, Lynx 70

July 29, 2009

It’s been awhile, but I finally got back on the writing horse last night. The Lynx have been inexplicably bad at home recently, and Candice Wiggins now has knee trouble flaring up. Meanwhile, the Sparks are improving and still will get Lisa Leslie back. Here’s the link to last night’s game story.



Monarchs 74, Lynx 68

July 3, 2009

The worst team in the Western Conference beat the best team in the Western Conference on its home floor on Thursday. Seimone Augustus scored 30 points the first time these teams met this season in a Lynx win, so her absence combined with a 22-4 clobbering in second chance points and 13-for-21 from the line did in Minnesota.