All About Reality Presented by Reality Sports Online
By Matt Goodwin, Luke Patrick
All About Reality Presented by Reality Sports OnlineApr 20, 2020
Season 6, Ep 4: Bijan is the Mustard
Luke and Goody discuss a mock draft for superflex and 1 QB leagues based on the recent NFL draft. Obviously the top post is occupied. At what point are you trading out of this draft or Round 1? Where to pick QBs? Which WRs do you like? In a unique year where TEs were drafted high where do you take the leap in Reality Sports Online leagues (or do you?). All of these questions get answered on this podcast.
Season 6, Ep 3: Rookie Fever-Dissecting the 23 Class
Rookies, rookies, rookies! Listen to Luke, Ryan and Goody dissect the 23 class for All About Reality and league implications for your Reality Sports Online rookie drafts (Superflex and standard). Also, where's the Mendoza Line where you want to sell off picks in this class from a tier perspective?
Season 6, Ep 2: The Build
Luke and Goody discuss foundational pieces and contract values for startup auctions and suggests some deeper plays as well.
Season 6, Ep 1: A Comprehensive Guide to 5th Year Rookie Options
The trio is back for Season 6 of All About Reality. They talk about Ryan's historic two league wins including one taking over an orphan team in Pod Guest League, Goody getting caught in the hype of a historic comeback and all things 5th Year Rookie Options.
Season 5, Ep 5: Back to Reality
Luke and Goody are back searching for what's real after 3 weeks of NFL action. Is it James Robinson coming back successfully from an achilles tear? Is it C-Mac & DJ Moore seeming mortal in a moribund Panthers offense? The duo discuss RB volumes/the narrative about pass catching RBs, players they are finally out on, and how they use Air Yards/Target information to help aid their strategy.
Season 5, Ep 4: A Million Little Fun Things with James Roday Rodriguez
In a very special 100th overall episode, Luke, Goody, and Ryan talk a million little fun things with noted actor, philanthropist, Titans superfan, and fantasy football enthusiast James Roday Rodriguez. Roday Rodriguez, best known for the hit shows Psych and ABC's current top drama A Million Little Things, sheds light on his acting career, the coolest things he's gotten to do as a Titans superfan and then breaks down SFB12 rosters and Reality Sports Online early auction values and chooses player contracts to build his ideal roster in this hallmark episode.
A special thanks to all the podcast guests, listeners, our co-hosts and fellow writers and Stephen, Matt, and Kyle for making All About Reality the great ride it has been and for the ability to play GM for the best fantasy platform around!
Season 5, Ep 3: Early Auction Values
With Goody out for his first episode ever, Luke and Ryan talk early auction values and player contract building blocks. Check it out and don't miss our 100th episode coming up next with a huge special guest!
Season 5, Ep 2: Dropping Krau-Ryan Krauchick Joins to Talk Rookie Drafts
RSO and Washington Intervention Podcast Host Ryan Krauchick joins Goody and Luke to talk rookie drafts in depth. After a long period between episodes, all three catch up on the latest happenings including trade embargoes and stashing IR drama in the MLB.
Season 5, Ep 1: Worst to First, How Full Press' Kyle Senra Did It
Full Press Fantasy Podcast's Kyle Senra joins Luke and Goody who are back for Season 5 and a few short episodes away from their 100th overall to talk about the key strategic inflection points and decisions he made to go from worst to first in a shrunken cap and injury-filled season. The three then discuss RSO new history features on the website, preview a higher salary cap and key offseason storylines. Lastly, Goody drops the "most favored nations" promo code, the best RSO has available, good through the end of February.
Season 4, Ep 16: A Rare Start 'Em Sit 'Em for Week 17
Luke and Goody are back on opposite ends of the Teeter Totter in Championship Week with Luke unfamiliar with the sitting out the Championship and Goody finding himself surprisingly in the Writers League final after a string of injuries decimated his team.
The two share funny brother football stories and then proceed to go through all Week 17 games looking for players to start and sit for your Championship game as well as to trade for and future outlooks in the offseason, all through a Reality Sports Online lens as only they can.
Season 4, Ep 15: The Secret Sauce is Just Thousand Island Dressing (Evergreen)
The boys are back to discuss the questions they receive about the extension algorithm. Is it really that complex? What are the best ways to navigate with math what the best path forward is to protect league-changing players with the multi-year extension and franchise tag? Who are Luke and Goody wanting in start-ups as the top positional players shuffle? What are some of the great stories for fantasy in 2021 thus far?
Check out the latest All About Reality podcast to find out this and more. And don't forget to leave some 5 star reviews if you like the podcast. Either way, let's hear some feedback, folks!
Season 4, Ep 14: Salary Capanomics with RotoUnderworld's Anand Nanduri (Evergreen)
Anand Nanduri, who has worked in the past with the NFL reviewing NFL transactions for the salary cap and is currently at RotoUnderworld, joins Goody and Luke to talk all things salary cap. How should one look at real-life NFL deals and what it means for Reality Sports Online? Which NFL deals for stars recently have been good ones? What should the Browns do with Baker Mayfield? What are some early extensions offers in RSO that our podcast likes? Check out the latest episode to find out.
Season 4, Ep 13: Year Two Cap Constrained Bidding Room (Evergreen)
Goody brings in long time friend and 9 year Reality Sports Online league former champion, former pod guest, and former NFL and Yahoo Sports Digital Media Executive Mark Pesavento to do some live analysis of the Friends of Reality Podcast Guest League 2nd Year Auction.
Find out what happened with several teams fighting the reduced NFL cap this year try to go after premium free agents. The participants of the league also chimed in with some of their key strategies, including day of auction trades, etc.
Luke Patrick, Reality Sports Online
Graham Barfield, Fantasy Points
Sal Leto, FF Funhouse
Tyler Buecher, FantasyGuru
Jaron Foster, Dynasty League Football
Kyle Senra, Full Press Fantasy Podcast
Kevin O' Brien, FF Engineer
Joseph Babalola, Fan
Bob Lung, Big Guy Fantasy
Kyle Dvorchak, NBC Sports Edge
Shaun Washko, RotoUnderworld
Ray Marzarella, RotoUnderworld
Season 4, Ep 12: To The Highest Bidder w/ Footballguys' Drew Davenport
Fresh off their pod league bidding, Luke and Goody bring Drew Davenport of Footballguys.com on the pod to talk about bidding strategy for auctions, leveraging Drew's expertise at the 2020 Kings Classic Auction champion. Additionally, the hosts tap into Drew's background as a criminal defense attorney to discuss character concerns and how to navigate those on a multi-year platform like Reality Sports Online.
Season 4, Ep 11: The Olympic Sized Pod
Season 4, Ep 10: Ohhh, We're Still Alive, Yeah!
After a really long pause, Luke and Goody are back to talk offseason and in the spirit of hot temperatures in the PNW, talking hot takes for the upcoming season by position. As usual, strategy is discussed. Has the value for Trey Sermon and Michael Carter gone off the rails? Check out the pod for more.
Season 4, Ep 9: Rookie Draft Debrief
Luke and Goody finally carved some time out of their dad schedules to talk about the Writer's League and Pod League rookie draft results. Who went higher/lower than expected? How polarizing is Michael Carter against some top flight WRs? Where to take Devonta Smith in 1QB leagues? We answer all that and more in this episode.
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Season 4, Ep 8: The Craft with Premier Athletes of South Florida's Sly Johnson
Sly Johnson, former WR at Miami University and the Detroit Lions joins Luke and Goody to talk about the athletes he has trained since a young age and for the NFL Draft, including Ole Miss WR Elijah Moore, UNC RB Michael Carter, Louisville RB Javian Hawkins, Notre Dame TE Tommy Tremble and more. What makes them unique and what does Sly try to teach skill wise? Listen in to see what traits you may find in your next rookie draft pick gem.
Season 4, Ep 7: Down With the King w/ Troy King
Positivity has risen! Troy King of FF Confidential and FootballGuys.com joins Goody and Luke to talk about his Rookie QB Superflex rankings, the QB who will shape the draft and some other key draft decisions. The guys also debate where they'd pick Kyle Pitts in drafts and what RB landing spots are ideal.
Season 4, Ep 6: Samazing with Sam Holt
One of the premier female and overall analysts in the fantasy space, Sam Holt (Fantasy Focused, One on One with Sam Holt, The Fantasy Debate) joins the All About Reality Podcast to talk about her beloved Steelers offense, the remaining free agent RB landscape, her surprise picks for Top 5 Tight Ends and more on this jam-packed podcast. Also listen for the new BreakingT.com promo code for now new NFLPA licensed gear!
Season 4, Ep 5: More Mr. Nice Guy w/ 4 for 4's Salvatore Stefanile
Goody flies solo on this pod to discuss a deep dive of Superflex QB's based on RSO salaries with 4 for 4 Football's Salvatore Stefanile. The two also discuss advocating for others in the fantasy football space and initial thoughts about Clubhouse.
Season 4, Ep 4: Bulletproof with Drew Osinchuk
Drew Osinchuk, formerly of Player Profiler and Dynasty League Football joins Luke and Goody to talk rookies and talent evaluation using "Metrics That Matter". Goody and Luke foreshadow future episodes on what the NFL Salary cap decline does to the RSO league trade dynamic, especially with valuation of high salaried players. Drew walks through his process of evaluating talent and who lands on his "Bulletproof" list. Check out Drew on YouTube and on the Bulletproof Fantasy Football Podcast.
Season 4, Ep 3: Playing The Game w/ John Bosch
John Bosch of many podcasts including his groundbreaking Fantasy Insanity Podcast, Dynasty Wall Street and DynastyGameNight joins look and Goody for the most enthusiastic and energy filled podcast in All About Reality's history.
John breaks down his value-based contract strategy, tells you why he's not giving running backs 4 year deals, and hits on the Carson Wentz trade as well before concluding talking about his amazing charitable Fantasy Eliminators and his famed Superpowers league.
And through the end of February, you can save 10% of your league rollovers, by going to Season 4, Ep 2 and listening for the promo code.
Season 4, Ep 2: Fitzmagical Ranking Talk w/ Pat Fitzmaurice
Pat Fitzmaurice of the Fitz on Fantasy Podcast and footballgirl.com joins us to talk about his process in being FantasyPros' #1 ranker for 2020. How does Pat think about player matchups, volume, etc? How does he look into offseason decisions on key players in a Reality Sports Online lens?
Also, if you listen carefully there may be a promo code in this episode.
Lastly, the three finish off talking about whether former Packers WR Sterling Sharpe deserves to be in the Hall of Fame and which lower tier QBs would Pat start a position player over in Superflex as of now.
Season 4, Ep 1: Don't Look Back Unless You're This Guy w/ Kyle Dvorchak
The Friends of Reality Podcast Guest League champion, Kyle Dvorchak (Awesemo, PFF Fantasy, Rotoworld, diehardspod Exec Producer, RotoUnderworld) joins Luke and Goody fresh off his win. The three outline his build and strategy, which went with a derivative of Zero RB.
Other topics include players who were most represented on RSO Championship rosters and a tease into the 2021 offseason.
Season 3, Ep 33: What We've Learned In 2020
Luke and Goody are back live mid-game of Thursday Night's Chargers/Raiders game to share what they've learned in 2020 and how they'd act differently in 2021.
Season 3, Ep 32: Plowing Into The Playoffs
Goody and Luke are back, talking playoffs, tanking etiquette, and players that will be keys down the stretch as key chess pieces in 2021.
Season 3, Ep 31: Stacking, Super Flexing, & Perplexing-How to Deal at the Trade Deadline
Luke and Goody are back and talking key concepts at the trade deadline. For the first time, the duo talks about the fun and strategy involved with flexing QBs and their pass catchers in Reality Sports Online. Has Luke shifted paradigms on what he's willing to pay for Superflex QBs? What are moves that can put you as a prime contender at the deadline? Who's above replacement? Find out by listening.
Season 3, Ep 30: Brick by Brick Dynasty Building w/ DLF's Josh Brickner
Luke and Goody are back and talking dynasty trades and value with DLF's Josh Brickner. Is Josh jumping off the Baker Mayfield ship? What about JuJu who has seen his RSO extension offers plummet?
The three talk about lots of players heading into Week 7 of the season.
Season 3, Ep 29: Stat Padding with RSO COO Stephen Wendell
After last week's live scoring issue based on the Reality Sports Online stats provider going down, COO Stephen Wendell joins Luke and Goody to give a behind the scenes on what happened, what the plan is for Week 6 and the messages he's received in the process.
In the second half, the three talk Le'Veon Bell to the Chiefs, some game theory and why going for it is the only option Stephen gives himself in his leagues.
Season 3, Ep 28: Extensions Roundtable w/ RSO Writers
In light of this being Week 5 and the first week that Reality Sports Online GMs can hand out multiyear extensions to players on their team, Luke and Goody bring along Nick Andrews, Bernard Faller and Ryan Krauchick to dish a little extensions game theory, strategy, and discussion around how to navigate the extensions process. A must listen before extensions lock with game action on Sunday, Monday, and now Tuesday.
The group that talks some COVID-19 risk-based lineup decisions on a weekly basis as well.
Season 3, Ep 27: Making Fun in a Time of Injury Wreckage w/ The Athletic's Nando Di Fino
Following huge injuries to Saquon Barkley and Christian McCaffrey, and many others in Week 2, the boys are back with special guest Nando Di Fino, Managing Editor of The Athletic's Fantasy Sports section.
The three talk trades of stars, what's real after two weeks and what's not, and what makes The Athletic unique.
Season 3, Ep 26: Late Night RSO Talk on Week 1 Eve
Luke and Goody get a late night jam session in to talk about some key things going on for Week 1 and season. Who are you starting Boston Scott/James Robinson over? What are you trading those players for? What do the big WR injuries mean (Deebo, Golladay, Sutton, Evans)?
The two offer their thoughts on the takeaways from the Chiefs/Texans game as well with RSO implications. Lastly, they finish with bold predictions for the 2020 season.
Season 3, Ep 25, Friends of Reality Podcast Guest League Contract Signings (Evergreen)
The 12 team Friends of Reality Podcast Guest League did a Zoom call during the first half of their start-up salary cap league jumping into the Free Agent Contract Room to sign 75 players off the bat. See who industry faves gave big contracts to in this 1QB/2 RB/2 WR/1 TE/3 FLEX starting lineup league.
Participants include Graham Barfield, Sal Leto, Kevin O' Brien, Luke Patrick, Kyle Senra, Tyler Buecher, Shaun Washko, Ray Marzarella, Kyle Dvorchak, Kevin O' Brien, Bob Lung, and Jaron Foster.
Season 3, Ep 24: Bringing the Endgame Into Focus w/ ESPN's Matthew Berry
The pioneer of the fantasy industry Matthew Berry from ESPN joins Luke and Goody to answer questions about his Fantasy Life, his most worthy opponents, and how he'd make some difficult salary cap based decisions that Reality Sports Online GMs face.
They talk Avengers Endgame, the benefits of having the Rotopass (with a special promo code for RSO GMs), and compare teams in the Sorry! Division of SFBX where Matthew and Goody are leaguemates.
Check this can't miss episode!
Season 3, Ep 23: On the Contrary: Talking Contrarian Strategies w/ Rotoviz' Shawn Siegele
With auctions starting to happen and training camp underway, Luke and Goody welcome Shawn Siegele, famed Zero RB enthusiast and industry-wide contrarian to talk about his recent articles and strategies. Some topics include how to do Zero RB in Reality Sports Online, how to identify players at a discount who may perform equal/better than their higher priced peers, and what TJ Hockenson's value is in RSO Leagues.
Season 3, Ep 22: The Plandemic with Matt, Kyle, and Stephen-How to Navigate Coronavirus in RSO
RSO Founders Matt Papson and Stephen Wendell and Chief Technology Officer join Goody and Luke to take all questions regarding platform related options regarding COVID-19. How many games constitutes an RSO season per the platform? How does the contract tolling work for players like Damien Williams who have opted out? This and many other questions/scenarios are addressed for league commissioners and GMs to navigate how to best manage their teams/leagues in this unprecedented season.
Also, we introduce a new sponsor, Fantasy Points. Check out the podcast for a special offer for a discount on a Fantasy Points subscription.
Season 3, Ep 21: Entering the Funhouse with Sal Leto
Goody and Luke are back with Sal Leto, anchor of the SFBPodathon and the FF Funhouse Podcast. Sal announces some big news and the three talk about some offseason happenings, including players opting out due to COVID-19 concerns and his future involvement in the Friends of Reality Podcast Guest league.
Season 3, Ep 20: Canton Bound with Travis May from Rotoviz
The boys are back in town and recording another power-packed episode with Travis May, host of the newly-minted College to Canton podcast and long-time Rotoviz analyst and host. The three talk about the vaunted 2021 class and a Top 5 as of now, focus on devy strategy a bit and then pivot to dynasty strategy and Reality Sports Online topics, including potential turnaround players.
Season 3, Ep 19: Great Scott! Reeling in the Big (Scott) Fish
Luke and Goody, in the midst of being entrenched in their Scott Fish Bowl X drafts talk to the man himself, the great Scott Fish about Fish Bowl, Reality Sports Online, what makes the best Fish Bowl candidate, and Goody shares his experience in being in a league with ESPN's Matthew Berry.
Before that, Goody starts with an important message to our audience.
Season 3, Ep 18: All In & All About Cereality with The Athletic's Jake Ciely
Jake Ciely of The Athletic joins Luke and Goody and breaks down a lot of players in terms of finding sleepers and value, most overdrafted players and his dynasty rankings, all in a Reality Sports Online lens. Then, the three talk a little bit of Scott Fish Bowl, how Jake got his start, and then Jake talks about one of his real passions: ranking cereal.
For those who haven't subscribed to The Athletic yet, go to one of Jake's articles for the 4th of July sale for 50% off and subscribe. This is the best deal around all year for The Athletic.
Season 3, Ep 17: Announcing The Pick-2020 Rookie Draft Analysis With A Bevy of RSO Analysts!
Goody and Luke are back talking 2020 rookie drafts and analyzing what's happened in the 2020 Writer's League Rookie Draft and the Podcast League as well. RSO stalwarts Bob Cowper and Bernard Faller, who had several first rounders in the Writer's League Rookie Draft, hop on to analyze and share strategy.
A special announcement takes place via #AnnounceThePick as we introduce Ryan Krauchick, an RSO GM behind the campaign, who hopped on the panel to discuss how this charitable movement came about and what organizations are involved as well as his rookie strategy.
Season 3, Ep 16: Six Underground with RotoUnderworld's Matt Kelley
In an episode named as an ode to an amazing Sneaker Pimps song, Matt Kelley, aka "The Podfather" from RotoUnderworld joins Goody and Luke to answer some of the toughest Reality Sports Online decision points. Should you pick up a $20MM 5th year rookie extension on Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook, and Joe Mixon? What are Matt's RSO building blocks? Russ on a veteran deal or Kyler on a rookie deal? Who would he actually trade Christian McCaffrey for?
Check out many of these topics and more on a jam-packed and high energy episode of All About Reality.
Season 3, Ep 15: Upside, Upside and Away with Fantasy Points' Graham Barfield and Scott Barrett
Goody and Luke are back with their most power-packed episode to date. Graham Barfield and Scott Barrett, co-owners and heavy analysis hitters from the newly created website Fantasy Points (Graham formerly of Fantasy Guru, NFL, Rotoworld, and Scott formerly of PFF) come on the podcast to talk about some of their latest work. The four talk about how upside wins championships, Graham's Yards Created, Sophomore breakouts at the WR position and Strength of Schedule analysis between 2020 and 2019 after reminiscing a bit about their numberFire days with Goody.
Season 3, Ep 14: The Superflex Edition of The Grocery List (Evergreen)
Luke and Goody had so much fun doing the single QB version of the start-up auction they decided to pivot to Superflex as well in their next episode based on listener feedback. How does the replacing a flex position with a Superflex position change strategies and valuations? How does their inclusion alter some of the other roster moves at the skill positions?
Check it out and also get some Dalvin Cook thoughts here too.
Season 3, Ep 13: Fantasy Love is Blind: The Grocery List Start-Up Episode (Evergreen)
Luke and Goody, after a brief and measured hiatus, return to do something on air they've never done before. The two, using RSO recommended contract values as a guidepost along with dynasty rankings from Fantasy Points, Fantasy Pros and DLF, pick their ideal start up teams and hand out contracts.
They reveal their teams and contracts to each other blindly on the air which leads to some fun and real reactions for their fictional 12 team, 20 player rosters in a PPR league with the following lineup configuration and contracts:
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3 year - 2
2 year - 3
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Season 3, Ep 12: Breaking Bread and Breaking T's, Hoodies & Masks with Breaking T President Jamie Mottram
Taking a different direction, the boys interview Jamie Mottram, President of Breaking T, a sports apparel company that takes sports headlines/moments and makes apparel from them. Mottram, who has a long history of working in sports including creating USA Today's For the Win also talks about his sports interests and explains how he broke into Breaking T and how Breaking T has transitioned somewhat during this pandemic.
Also, through June 30th at Breaking T, if you want to #WearTheMoment, use promo code "REALITY15" to get a 15% discount on Breaking T t-shirts, hoodies, and now masks!
Season 3, Ep 11: How's It Taste with Rotoviz's Samuel Wallace
Luke and Goody are back, and one day post his birthday, a wiser Luke decides to follow the German custom of entertaining others on (or near) his birthday. The two co-hosts welcome, the best Samuel to come around since Samuel L. Jackson (sorry Curtis Samuel) in Rotoviz's Samuel Wallace. Wallace, who has cranked around 25 articles since the beginning of the year talks specifically about some post-draft veterans of interest, which players he wants to sell, and how he'd build his foundational pieces for a startup Reality Sports Online league.
Season 3, Ep 10: Two Wrongs and a Wright w/ Fantasy Footballers' Mike Wright
Foot clan, assemble! Luke and Goody continue their torrid post-draft momentum bringing in Mike Wright from the Fantasy Footballers. Mixing in the perfect amount of fantasy vs. reality, the guys talk about Mike's experiences as well as sing the praises out of Rookie RB landing spots.
Season 3, Ep 9: The Future of Fantasy Football with Fantasy HOF'er Brad Evans
Brad Evans is Hall of Fame in our book (and in that of the FSWA as well!). The award-winning writer and host joined Goody and Luke to discuss The Future of Fantasy Football, Huevos Style! What does he see as where content is heading, analysis, etc? What are some crazy stories Brad has had happen to him over the years? Who does he like in the 2020 draft (including prop advice)?
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Season 3, Ep 8: Marinating Rookies with Destination Devy's Ray Garvin
In a quick turnaround, Luke and Goody welcome BBQ enthusiast and entertainer Ray Garvin on the podcast to talk the 2020 rookie draft as well as the 2021 and 2022 classes. Ray, from Destination Devy, offers up some saucy advice on players he likes from grinding and watching tape and does it in a fun way.
Season 3, Ep 7: Developing the Film with Devy Report's Nick Whalen
In an episode that goes through the developmental process of identifying rookie draft prospects as far back as high school, Devy Report's Nick Whalen joins Luke and Goody to talk about the 2020 class and even delves into 2021 and 2022. What's this class best known for? Should you be going gangbusters for 2021 picks? We cover it all on this fun and informative episode.
Season 3, Ep 6: Rookie of the Year
Luke and Goody are back with a very special guest as they delve into the NFL draft for the first time in depth this offseason. They talk strategy as always, and how to differentiate standard vs. Superflex leagues and where to slot high draft capital across the RB, WR, and QB positions.
Season 3, Ep 5: Free Agency Master Blasters with BallBlast's Kate & Michelle Magdziuk
Fresh off free agency and right before their upcoming Women+Wine+Football podcast marathon, The BallBlast Podcast's Kate and Michelle Magdziuk join Luke and Goody to talk NFL free agency-moves they like, dislike and all things in between.
Season 3, Ep 4: Breakfast of Champions
In this difficult time in the world, Luke and Goody vow to podcast more if there's content to share. With that in mind, podcast league champ Tim Aylesworth again joins the pod, following his one-loss run to the 'ship. The three discuss their rosters, key moves made along the way and share some RSO strategies on salary cap based trades, how to "average" contract assets for effective dealing, and the real value of making a cap-based deal, even if it involves dealing a player like Julio Jones.
The three then finish with a strategic decision on draft pick compensation ideas for dual-threat Superflex QBs which highlights that RSO in that vein may not be much different than dynasty leagues, if our founder Matt Papson's thinking is widely applied.
Season 3, Ep 3: ABC-Always Be Charismatic with NFL's Cynthia Frelund
Luke and Goody celebrate their 50th overall episode in style with a very special guest. The NFL's Game Theory, NFL Gameday, and Analytics Expert, Cynthia Frelund joins the All About Reality Podcast to discuss all things data science, modeling, and player evaluation in one of the best episodes recorded to date.
The three find instant chemistry in talking about NFL Free Agency, the NFL combine and how Cynthia would tackle the beast that is Reality Sports Online leagues. Cynthia also dishes advice on how her analytical approach works best for her strategies. A Must Listen!
Season 3, Ep 2: Unlocking the Konami Code with Sharp Football's Rich Hribar
The boys are back and raising the bar in Season 3! Specifically, Rich Hribar from Sharp Football and formerly of Rotoworld joins Luke and Goody to dive into analytical approaches based on Reality Sports Online projected 2020 cap and tiers of players.
They also discuss what types of godfather offers players like Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes and Christian McCaffrey require to move them based on high salaries and where you are in your contention window.
Lastly, the two announce a huge guest for overall Episode 50. Enjoy!
Season 3, Ep 1: Roll Over & Play From Ahead
We're BACK! Luke and Goody jump straight into the 2020 offseason with the newly minted rolled over website to discuss Reality Sports Online Free Agents with the highest percentage of being available across all leagues and what to do with those players. They also tackle some news & notes and some franchise tag/extension strategy. Look for the promo code in the podcast to save a little money on league website fees as well!
Season 2, Ep 20: The 8 Rules of RSO Trading Club (Evergreen)
Goody and Luke are back post trade deadline with an evergreen episode on how to view trading etiquette through the Reality Sports Online lens. Like Fight Club, the first rule is not to talk about RSO trading! Even founders Matt Papson and Stephen Wendell are put on notice in this no holds barred episode about the rules for trading in RSO leagues.
Season 2, Ep 19: Not So Fast-The Yom Kippur Day of Atonement Podcast
Goody and Luke sit down on the holiest day of the Jewish Calendar, Yom Kippur, the day of atonement to record a podcast on players they are atoning for advocating to their listeners. Goody remains chipper on the podcast in spite of not having eaten for 23 hours and the two podcast until the sun goes down out West and Goody can eat.
Season 2, Ep 18: Keeping It Real
Season 2, Ep 17 (Evergreen): If You Start Me Up, I'll Never Stop!
Season 2: Ep 16: They Call Me Mr. Sarcastic with Living the Stream's Denny Carter
Season 2, Ep 15: Talking Consistency with Mr. Consistency Bob Lung
Season 2, Ep 14 (Evergreen): We're Talking About Practice (Squads) with CTO Kyle English
Kyle English breaks news to describe the new Practice Squad feature and how it works with Luke and Goody. Yes, we're talking about practice! For all those in search of the next Phillip Lindsay, here's your way. There's also practice squad poaching, kind of similar to the steal in The Voice. Enjoy, folks!
Season 2, Ep 13: Living the Late Round QB Dream with numberFire Editor in Chief JJ Zachariason
It's summertime and everything is awesome! Luke and Goody bring on their biggest guest to date and Goody's former editor at numberFire JJ Zachariason. The three talk about the Fantasy Football Industry, deflecting Twitter trolls and then talk Scott Fish Bowl #Toad division to kickoff the fantasy season. JJ then delves into his well-thought out process for evaluating player acquisition/value in auctions and rookie drafts.
Season 2, Ep 12: Pressing It with Full Press Fantasy Sports Managing Editor Kyle Senra
In Reality Sports Online, sometimes an effective strategy is to "Press It", Nick Papagiorgio from Vegas Vacation style. Kyle Senra from Full Press Coverage joins Luke and Goody for a strategy session before July 4th. Check it out!
Season 2, Ep 11: Here We Go Yo, So What's the Scenario?
Pre some summer travel, Luke and Goody get together to dive deep into some RSO roster construction and positional decisions against average salaries. We answer some Twitter listener questions and then go off on a pop culture tangent thanks to Goody. Check it out!
Season 2, Ep 10: Bloom or Bust: Chasing Upside with Football Guys' Sigmund Bloom
Luke and Goody are back with another installment of All About Reality and are joined by one of the best professionals in the industry in Football Guys' Sigmund Bloom. The three dive deep into why Travis Kelce is a difference maker, foundational RSO pieces and allocation of cap space and then talk about how to find upside and high variance in rookie drafts.
Season 2, Ep 9: Draft Deep Dive & Dery on Detroit with Locked On Lions' Matt Dery
My Detroit Players! Matt & Luke start things off with a look at players who should be climbing up the draft boards in rookie drafts, pay homage to the great and now retired Doug Baldwin in Segment One. In segment two, Locked on Lions Podcast Host and famed Detroit radio personality Matt Dery joins the All About Reality Podcast to talk about the T.J. Hockenson pick and which Lions offensive players he's buying as dynasty assets at RSO prices.
Season 2, Ep 8: We Will, We Will Mock You with RSO Writers Bob Cowper, Nick Andrews & Bernard Faller
Fresh off the rookies being input and some slick new features being rolled out by CTO extraordinaire Kyle English, including a live rookie slow draft with trading players and picks, Luke and Goody grab a few friends to join and do a 3 round, 10 team, 1 QB Mock draft. Bob Cowper, rookie and draft guru, as well as writers Nick Andrews and Bernard Faller join Luke and Goody and add color along the way documenting their assumptions and thought process in picking players in the spots they did, as well as contextualizing Superflex leagues for our listeners.
Season 2, Ep 7: Return of the Matt with RSP's Matt Waldman
Matt Waldman returns as the first two time All About Reality Podcast guest as the NFL Draft nears. Luke, Goody, and Matt deep dive on the rookie class at various positions and compare recently evaluated prior year players like Derrius Guice, Corey Davis, Royce Freeman and Josh Rosen to see where they'd stand according to Matt in this year's rookie class. Matt discusses his evaluation process used for the Rookie Scouting Portfolio.
Season 2, Ep 6: Tags', You're It with FantasyPros' Mike Tagliere
Mike Tagliere, FantasyPros' podcast frontman and expert ranker joins Luke and Goody to discuss his revolutionary Dynasty Value Trade Chart in the context of Reality Sports Online and multi-year contracts and rookie draft picks. Mike also dives deep into explaining his Rookie Scouting Report series which is currently on RBs as well as some draft prospects. Finally, Mike discusses the cumbersome challenge of being a fantasy analyst vs. a fantasy player.
Season 2, Ep 5: OBJ To the Browns-Is It All Rainbows & Unicorns?
Luke and an effervescent Goody discuss the breaking news that broke Twitter on Tuesday night--OBJ to the Browns. What does it mean in Reality Sports Online for Baker Mayfield's stock? For Jarvis Landry? For the Giants? Luke and Goody go in depth on this as well as discussing other big moves in NFL free agency in an impromptu podcast.
Season 2 Ep 4: number "Fire" Festival with numberFire's Brandon Gdula
Goody brings on an old friend and former colleague in numberFire Sr. Editor and Analyst Brandon Gdula to join him and Luke to discuss numberFire metrics such as Net Expected Points. Brandon then discusses recent articles on NFL Draft prospects at the WR position based on Dominator rating and Kareem Hunt's Cleveland landing spot before discussing RSO trades and strategy and signing off.
Season 2, Ep 3: Trading Places
Luke and Goody dive into some NFL News & Notes and ascertain RSO values for a few players in the news. Then, Goody and Luke do a debrief from the dispersal draft from a week ago and share key strategies and disclose trades that have happened since. Lastly, RSO league trades that have happened since site rollover are discussed.
Season 2, Ep 2: You Boys & Girls Must Disperse Immediately!
We get by with a little help from our friends as Luke, Goody, and newcomers to the All About Reality Podcast league (but not to Reality Sports Online) Jenna Davis, Ashley Bowling and Sam Melchior join for a 5 team, 16 round dispersal draft. Find out which players were taken from existing teams, which players/contracts were viewed as most attractive, and which draft picks went as well. Also find out who sadly didn't get picked in this kickball game.
Season 2, Ep 1: The Break Up
In the first episode of the 2019 season and 28th overall, Goody and Luke reminisce over a perfect 15-0 season in the podcast league while announcing a significant shake-up to that league as well. The two then discuss Baker Mayfield's dynasty value and about which players appeared on the most Reality Sports Online championship rosters, while talking some buy/sell candidates for 2019 as well.