All posts by Evan Droen

Hammer The Over Spike Lee and Playoffs in Minnesota

The guys wrap up March madness by asking the question nobody else is: what is Spike Lee famous for? Tom and Evan try to convince themselves that the Wolves could win a playoff series while Fred has given up all hope for the Wild after the Suter injury. Evan explains why he doesn’t like talking sports at work and everyone is relieved that they didn’t have social media when they were in 7th grade.

Hammer The Over Kirk and March Madness

Captain Kirk is coming to Minnesota and the NFL season can’t get here soon enough. With March Madness looking, the guys breakdown their model-less bracket philosophies. Everyone is cautiously optimistic about the Wild and Wolves as we head towards the playoffs and Tom gives his two cents on raising disciplined children.

Hammer The Over Back From Super Bowl Hiatus

The guys are back after a post super bowl hiatus to discuss all things Kirk Cousins. Jimmy Butler has a torn meniscus but Evan and Tom think the Wolves can tread water until he returns. Fred talks about the white hot Wild and the guys do 5 minutes of research on muscle atrophy diseases.

Freelance Friday: The NBA’s Forgotten Lefties

Being left-handed in the game of basketball, along with most other sports, doesn’t come with the same advantage that it does in the baseball world. At least in terms of strategy it doesn’t – but if you ask me, there are few things in this world as aesthetically pleasing as a fundamental left-handed jump shot, and I’m beyond certain CEO Marc would tell you the same thing. Perhaps I’m biased as someone that has a dominant left hand, but something about the quirkiness and funk of a lefty’s game is a thing of beauty, but unfortunately goes underappreciated by the average fan.
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Hammer The Over Vikings Depression

From the highest of highs, to the lowest of lows, the guys are back to relive the nightmare that was the NFC championship game. They check in on CEO Wally to make sure he’s still breathing and breakdown all the thoughts and feelings from another Minnesota heartbreak. Tom gives 5 minutes of research on the government shutdown, Evan gives a bus update, and Fred tells us what’s really been pissing him off lately.

The Minneapolis Miracle – The Greatest Minnesota Sports Moment of our Generation?

Welcome aboard the second edition of Model 284’s Freelance Friday! This week, I’ll be reliving some of the greatest Minnesota sports moments our generation has witnessed (spoiler: there aren’t many) to see how they stack up with the Minneapolis Miracle that graced us this past Sunday. If you missed out on Fred’s inaugural piece on the trials and tribulations of being a Minnesota sports fan last week, I’d suggest that you grab a few tissues and check it out here. Fred’s article could not have come at a more appropriate time, just days before the Vikings’ first playoff game since the Blair-Walsh-Blunder in 2015 that added yet another heartbreak to the lengthy list of Minnesota sports disappointments.
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Hammer The Over Vikings NFC Championship Preview

DIGGS. SIDELINE. TOUCHDOWN. UNBELIEVABLE. Evan is back on the podcast to join Tom and Fred in reliving the Minneapolis Miracle. The guys recap the game Sunday and give a full preview of the matchup with Philadelphia. Evan also gives a 5 minute breakdown of what it’s like to ride the bus everyday.

Hammer The Over Minnesota Vikings

Tom and Fred embark on their first episode without Evan just in time to whip themselves into a frenzy before the Vikes first playoff game. They break down the position by position matchups against the Saints and their overall state of mind heading into the playoffs. They also touch on the Wolves recent hot streak and Fred tries to give the full President Trump life timeline in his 5 minutes of research.

Hammer The Over NFL Preview with Eric Eager

The guys welcome Dr Eric Eager of PFF back to the podcast to discuss the wild card round of the playoffs and PFF’s playoff predictions. Tom gives his two minutes of Vikings talk after clinching a first round bye in the playoff. Segments include 5 minutes of research and Unwritten Rules of New Years resolutions.

Team Defense Projections – Week 17

Below are our projected Team Defensive Fantasy Points (based on ESPN Standard Scoring) for Week 17 of the 2017 NFL Season. These projections are from a model that takes into account a number of variables including team and player offensive and defensive metrics, situational factors in the game (such as, indoors or outdoors, divisional game, days of rest, and more), and lastly overall team rating measured by statistics such as our Elo Ratings. Continue reading Team Defense Projections – Week 17