Week 8 Read Option: Steelers Stay Undefeated in Baltimore

Option 1, Week 8’s Burning Question: How will Tua Tagovailoa perform against Los Angeles? A rookie quarterback relegated to the bench the first seven weeks of the season was primed to kick off his career in his debut and launch a Hall of Fame career. No, I’m not talking about Dallas third-stringer Ben DiNucci. It’s … Continue reading Week 8 Read Option: Steelers Stay Undefeated in Baltimore

Week 6 Read Option: Derrick Henry takes down Texans

Option 1, Week 6’s Burning Question: Will any undefeated teams crumble? Week 5 produced some shocking results and handed losses to a couple of undefeated teams, including the loud and proud Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs and the resurgent Buffalo Bills. By the closing of Week Six, the fraternity of undefeated squads took another … Continue reading Week 6 Read Option: Derrick Henry takes down Texans

Week 4 Read Option: OBJ flexes on Dallas, again, and Lamar breaks free

Option 1, Week 4’s Burning Question: Can Tom Brady solve an elite defense? The Buccaneers entered Week 4 with a lead in the NFC South, but the surprising fact was more of an indictment on the rest of the division (2-7 combined) than the supposed superteam in Tampa Bay. I’ve been bullish on the Buccaneers, … Continue reading Week 4 Read Option: OBJ flexes on Dallas, again, and Lamar breaks free

Read Option: On the ‘Cats, Cubs, Ravens and Cowboys

Hey guys! I’ve written a lot of series over the years, and their names have ranged the spectrum from cringy (Professor Sports) to clever (Varsity Letter) to fitting (Nostalgia Blast). Today, as I kick of the college era of Johnriker.com, I’m resurrecting one of my favorite formats/names, the Read Option. Quick history lesson -- my … Continue reading Read Option: On the ‘Cats, Cubs, Ravens and Cowboys