Tom Hersz

Music of the Traffic

Music of the Traffic

 NBA FANTASY WEEK 4 As we enter week 4 of Head to Head NBA Fantasy leagues, here’s a new column we hope will become a regular one. This quick primer will help get you ready for the week ahead as the Downtown team listens to the ‘music of the traffic’ and lets you know what last minute moves or adjustments… Read more →

Tinker Time

Tinker Time

NBA FANTASY: Whether you’re 2-0, 1-1 or 0-2 so far in your head to head league, or you’re in first or last place in your roto league, it’s time to start assessing your squad’s strengths and weaknesses. I’ve already told you not to panic, (http://downtownball.net/2013/11/stop-dont-panic/) but it’s never too early to start tinkering with your line-up. This is especially true right… Read more →

Stop! Don't Panic

Stop! Don’t Panic

NBA FANTASY HOOPS We’re less than 2 weeks into the NBA season, and already there are several players who are not living up to expectations. You planned carefully for your draft, you projected their production for this season, you watched closely during preseason to ensure they were getting the minutes and usage you anticipated, and you drafted accordingly. So what… Read more →

Tank-a-palooza

Tank-a-palooza

Palooza – English. Etymology: From Lollapalooza, a music festival. Noun (plural paloozas): An exaggerated event. Related terms: -a-palooza[1] As we approach the 2013/2014 NBA season, one thing is abundantly clear; there are NOT 30 teams competing for an NBA Championship. What is abnormal about this, you ask? Isn’t it common for some teams to know they are not going to… Read more →

Time Of The Season

Time Of The Season

What’s your name? Who’s your daddy? Is he rich like me? Has he taken, any time, to show you what you need to live? Tell it to me slowly, tell you what? I really want to know-ow. It’s the time of the season for LEARNING![1] Preseason is over. The regular season tip-off is imminent. So what have we learned from… Read more →

2013/14 NBA Fantasy Preview

2013/14 NBA Fantasy Preview

Unknown, Unseen, Are We Living Underneath the Radar? If you’re like me (and given you’re reading this, you likely are), then you are giddy with excitement at the imminent return of NBA Basketball. You are eager to know whether Derrick Rose will be Derrick Rose again, if Kobe will play on opening night, and if the Brooklyn experiment will be… Read more →