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About Dale Money

Sports Blogger, an avid fan of Nascar and the Chicago Blackhawks

NASCAR DFS Alsco 300

Dale Money & Brandon Braasch | May 24th, 2020

For an Xfinity race that was set to commence on Tuesday night, it would take two more days due to the heavy rainfalls at Darlington Raceway. Thursday would also suffer a four-hour rain delay, but would eventually get rolling.

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NASCAR DFS Coca-Cola 600

Dale Money | May 23rd, 2020

After the Xfinity race was postponed the day before due to a torrential down pour, rain would indeed prove to be the decider in Wednesday’s Cup Series event. Until the last thirty or so laps, it did look as though the weather would indeed holdup.

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NASCAR DFS Heroes 400 Denny Hamlin

NASCAR DFS Real Heroes 400

Dale Money | May 15th, 2020

It’s been almost two full months since we had a real NASCAR race. The Pro Invitational Series did a suitable job of filling the hole left by the absence. However, I am very much looking forward to seeing real NASCAR events again and perhaps this can be a good first step towards getting major Sports back. As is to be expected, the races will all be empty-seat events. These next four races are to be split among Darlington and Charlotte, to keep the teams from traveling too far out of their home bases of North Carolina. Continue reading

Blast from the Past: Mike Richter

Blast From The Past: Mike Richter

Dale Money | May 14th, 2020

Considered by many observers, as arguably the greatest American goaltender to don a pair of pads, Mike Richter is one of the special players who was able to stay with one NHL team his entire career. A native of Abington, Pennsylvania, Richter grew up a fan of former Philadelphia Flyers goalie Bernie Parent. Due to his mesmerizing playing style, Richter would blossom into a popular player among young hockey fans during his prime NHL years. His Statue of Liberty mask is still one of the most iconic designs.

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eNASCAR DFS Pro Invitational North Wilkesboro

Dale Money & Brandon Braasch | May 8th, 2020

Another week, another Pro Invitational win for William Byron. This win at Dover is Byron’s third in the past four weeks, throwing out the sixth-place finish at virtual Talladega. A pass on the inside with eight laps to go gave Byron the lead. Christopher Bell would manage to move himself up to the second position, and with just one lap left to go Bell was pressing hard. He was able to get to within a quarter of a second on Byron, before the No. 24 car captured another hard fought eNASCAR victory.

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MotoGP Is Finding Ways To Get Through Racing Halt

Dale Money | April 26th, 2020

Everyone is trying to make do as the Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on our lives. In the past handful of weeks, MotoGP has followed the lead of NASCAR by hosting a virtual series of their own. This was all done through the MotoGP 2019 video game. Nine riders were involved including six-time champion Marc Marquez, Alex Marquez, Fabio Quartararo, and Francesco Bagnaia.

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eNASCAR DFS Pro Invitational Talladega

Dale MoneyBrandon Braasch | April 25th, 2020

William Byron made it back to back wins last Sunday at Richmond. After Ryan Preece led the first 59 laps, Byron would eventually forge ahead of the No. 37 car and lead the rest of the way. He would, however, need to beat off one late challenge from Timmy Hill, before coming home with the victory. Byron would have a huge points performance, having led by far the most laps with 94.

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New Orleans Saints Post Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

Dale Money | April 18th, 2020

After suffering another early playoff exit at the hands of the Minnesota Vikings, the New Orleans Saints decided to still put their faith into Drew Brees this offseason. Brees will stick around for at least two more years at a cost of $50 million dollars, making him the 12th highest paid quarterback. In deciding to take a discount, Brees will be doing the Saints an enormous favor as far as cap space is concerned, with running back Alvin Kamara looking for a new deal after the 2020 season.

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Baltimore Ravens Post Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

Dale Money | April 7th, 2020

After suffering such a rise and fall last season, how will Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens respond? With Ben Roethlisberger now back from last seasons injury, and Baker Mayfield looking to rebound with his Cleveland Browns, It’s certainly going to be interesting to see where this AFC North division takes us.

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eNascar DFS Pro Invitational Bristol

Dale Money & Brandon Braasch | April 4th, 2020  

DraftKings came through in the clutch and finally added paid iRacing contests. It was a little less than a month ago that we were getting into the swing of things for NASCAR DFS. Then COVID-19 stepped in and forced the season to be put on hold, yet here we are already into the third week of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series.

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Green Bay Packers Post Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

Dale Money | April 1st, 2020

The speculation on whether Green Bay would payout for Blake Martinez and/or Bryan Bulaga was answered, as both players would sign on with new clubs at the beginning of free agency. In order to try and best make up for those two big losses, the Packers would make some of their own additions. But after last season’s $182 million dollar spending spree, GM Brian Gutekunst was very strategic in how he used the team’s limited funds.

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Colorado Avalanche All-Decade Team

Dale Money | March 27th, 2020

We are now a few months into 2020 and with the new decade, we here at The Scorecrow are putting together our All-Decade teams for the 2010s. So who made the All-Decade team for the Colorado Avalanche? Let’s take a look. Continue reading

eNascar Pro Invitational Will Look To Fill The Breach For NASCAR Starved Fans

Dale Money  | March 20th, 2020

Last Sunday was meant to be an exciting day of NASCAR at Atlanta, however, due to the Coronavirus scare that was not to be. All of the race events would be suspended at Atlanta Motor Speedway and also the following weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Instead, a replacement race of sorts was assembled by both iRacing and NASCAR to fill the void left by the missed action. It would be broadcast live by Podium eSports on the popular streaming service Twitch. Continue reading

Atlanta Falcons Pre Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

Dale Money | March 7th, 2020 

Once again the Atlanta Falcons’ season was derailed by injuries and inconsistent play. The Falcons started the season 1-7, with their only win in week two against the Philadelphia Eagles. During their week nine bye, the Falcons made changes to the coaching staff, amid speculation that head coach Dan Quinn would be fired at the end of the season. However, during the second half of the season, the Falcons rallied behind Quinn and finished 6-2 over their last eight games, including impressive wins over the Saints in New Orleans and the 49ers in San Francisco. They finished the season 7-9, landing them the 16th pick in the first round.

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Minnesota Vikings Pre Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

Dale Money  | March 4th, 2020 

Don’t expect the Vikings to be much of a player in free agency, as they are currently $700 thousand dollars over the cap, this according to Spotrac. With certain players they are going to want to re-sign and not a ton of cap space to spend, it’s going to take a lot of number crunching in order to get this all figured out.

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Baltimore Ravens Pre Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

Dale Money | March 2nd, 2020 

After starting the season 2-2, Lamar Jackson would lead the Ravens on an incredible tear, winning their next 12 games. They would finish the regular season with their best record in club history, along with a first-round bye. Coming into the playoffs Baltimore was already being dubbed as a Super Bowl favorite, which is to be expected. However, they would not be prepared for the Cinderella story, that was the Tennessee Titans. Tennessee, in fact, would have a 28-6 lead after three quarters, before finally putting the Ravens away by the tune of 28-12.

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Nascar DFS Xfinity Alliance Group 300 Selections

Dale Money | February 28th, 2020 

They would only manage to finish 50 of the 200 laps, last Saturday at the Las Vegas race. Before a heavy rain delay would push the event back to Sunday, and they would resume it an hour after the finish of the Cup race. Stewart Haas driver, Chase Briscoe would put on a great effort at the bull ring. Not only would he beat out Austin Cindric for the victory by three seconds, but Briscoe would also dominate in laps led with 89. Which was 25 more than the next closest driver.

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Green Bay Packers Pre Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

Dale Money | February 25th, 2020

What a turn around in just a year, the addition of Matt LaFleur as the replacement for Mike McCarthy seemed to be a surprise hire on its face. However, it would prove to be a genius move. LaFleur would lead the Packers to an incredible 13-3 regular season and a first-round bye, eventually getting them a shot at a Super Bowl. A big lack of run defense would end up costing them plenty in the game against San Francisco, as they would allow four rushing touchdowns to Raheem Mostert in the 37-20 loss.

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Nascar DFS Pennzoil 400 Selections

Dale Money | February 22nd, 2020

It was a Daytona 500 that offered plenty of memories, including a photo-finish victory by Denny Hamlin, along with a visit by President Trump to kick the new season off. Good news on the Ryan Newman front. Two days after being involved in that scary wreck on Monday, with people waiting for any good news. Newman was walking out of the hospital hand in hand with his two children. It was announced this week, Ross Chastain will fill in for Newman while he completes his recovery.

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Detroit Lions Pre Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

Dale Money | February 22nd, 2020

The Detroit Lions began the season off with plenty of promise, starting out the season 2-1-1. After the controversial week five loss to divisional rival Green Bay, they were not able to recover. They would only be able to muster up just the one lone victory after that in week eight, finishing the season 3-13.

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Denny Hamlin Wins Second Straight Daytona 500 Amid Last Lap Crash

Dale Money | February 18th, 2020 

Denny Hamlin’s second straight Daytona 500 win, would come down to a photo finish, between both himself and Ryan Blaney. This was the second closest finish in Daytona history, the closest, in fact, being in 2016 when Hamlin would beat out Martin Truex Jr. by 0.010 seconds. Chris Buescher, David Ragan, Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, Brendan Gaughan, Corey Lajoie, Ryan Newman, and Kyle Larson would fill out the top 10.

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Nascar DFS Daytona 500 Selections

Dale Money  | February 14th, 2020 

After a wreck-filled Busch Clash last weekend, in which Erik Jones would manage to push his torn up Camry to victory thanks to an assist from teammate Denny Hamlin. It is now time to kick off a brand spanking new season with the Super Bowl of Nascar events the Daytona 500. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will start on pole, opposite Alex Bowman, as they were the two lone drivers to have qualified early. 

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San Francisco 49ers 2019 Season Recap

Dale Money | February 5th, 2020 

It continues to be the case with the NFL, which is it’s all about the moment. A team can be in the Super Bowl one year and out of the playoffs the next.  You can also have a situation like the San Francisco 49ers. Consider just a season ago the Niners would lose franchise quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to a torn ACL, in week three against the Kansas City Chiefs and finish a dismal 4-12.

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Baltimore Ravens 2019 Season Recap

Dale Money | January 30th, 2020

After taking over from an injured Joe Flacco late in the 2018 season and not relinquishing the job after that, Lamar Jackson showed enough in his minimal time as the starter. In a sign of good faith, Baltimore would make the decision to trade their long-time starter that offseason. This led the path wide open for Jackson, he would come out like gangbusters in the opening week, throwing for 324 yards and 5 touchdowns on 17 competitions against the Miami Dolphins. 

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Chicago Blackhawks All-Decade Team

Dale Money | January 20th, 2020

We have hit 2020 and with the turn of the new decade, we here at The Scorecrow are putting together our All-Decade teams for each franchise. So who made the All-Decade team for the Chicago Blackhawks? Let’s take a look. Continue reading

Indianapolis Colts 2019 Season Recap

Dale Money | January 14th, 2020 

I don’t think there was one person that follows the NFL, who wasn’t caught off guard by the sudden news of Andrew Luck‘s early retirement. With the announcement coming the last week of August, the Colts were left scrambling with only a handful of weeks to find a starting quarterback before the opening of the regular season. With so few options available, backup Jacoby Brissett became the most logical choice at that point. Brissett would be signed to a two year $30 million dollar contract, just a week after Luck’s retirement.

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Detroit Lions 2019 Season Recap

Dale Money | January 9th, 2020 

The Detroit Lions started the season off with plenty of promise, starting out the season 2-1-1. That one loss being a 34-30 nail biter against the Kansas City Chiefs, in which Matthew Stafford would put together a touchdown drive to push Detroit ahead with two minutes to left. Chiefs running back Darrell Williams would take back the lead for the last time, with 23 seconds left to spare.

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Atlanta Falcons 2019 Season Recap

Dale Money | January 4th, 2020 

It was a season of two tales for the Atlanta Falcons after the first eight games in which would result in a 1-7 record, things looked to be in complete shambles. However, it was week nine when their fortunes would begin to pick up. They would knock off the division-leading New Orleans Saints by a commanding 26-9 result, in what must have felt like a real shot in the arm. After getting that surprising win against the Saints under their belt, the Falcons would continue to play a much more steady blend of Football and finish the year out 6-2.

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Holiday Bowl Breakdown

Dale Money   | December 27th, 2019 

It was 2003 in the Orange Bowl, the last time Iowa and USC faced one another. In which Carson Palmer would lead the Trojans past Brandon Banks and the Hawkeyes in a decisive 38-17 win. Kirk Ferentz was the head coach for Iowa in that game and continues to be a mainstay with the team. Continue reading

Central Michigan Meets up With San Diego State in the New Mexico Bowl

Dale Money | December 20th, 2019

Entering the New Mexico Bowl, Central Michigan is looking for a big pick me up. The 8-5 Chippewas are coming off a tough 26-21 loss in the MAC title, to Miami-Ohio two weeks prior. Former Gator head coach Jim McElwain has done a bang job since being hired on at Central Michigan. It was only one year ago this Central Michigan club sported a dismal 1-11 record and missed its first bowl game since 2013. Along with winning the MAC West division title, McElwain would be rewarded with the MAC coach of the year.

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Will Taylor Hall Be Moved Before The Christmas Roster Freeze

Dale Money | December 16th, 2019

The question of where Taylor Hall will land next continues, with a strong belief among many that Hall will be dealt to another club before the Christmas roster freeze. So far this season he has posted very adequate numbers, collecting 25 points in 30 games played which leads the New Jersey Devils.

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No. 19 Boise State Face Rival Hawaii In Mountain West Title Game

Dale Money | December 6th, 2019

Boise State hosts the Mountain West title for the third year in a row, having gone 1-1 against Fresno State on the past two occasions. After an 11-1 season, Boise currently sits 19th in the CFP Rankings. They come into this game not only looking to correct their failures of last year but also greatly improve their current Bowl chances.

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Blue Bombers And Ticats Meet In Calgary For The 107th CFL Grey Cup

Dale Money | November 22nd, 2019

Its been 35 years since both the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Hamilton Ticats, met in a title game. Looking towards the present, these are now the only two teams without a Grey Cup win in this century. Hamilton’s last one being in 1999 when they won 33-21 over the Calgary Stampeders. For the Blue Bombers, you need to go all the way back to 1990 when they knocked off the Edmonton Eskimos in dominating fashion 50-11. Their last finals appearance being in 2011 when they lost to the B.C. Lions in Vancouver. Continue reading

Denny Hamlin Snipes Final Four Spot In The Desert

Dale Money | November 11th, 2019

Needing to get one of the last two spots, Denny Hamlin would put on a very decisive performance in Phoenix. Earning himself the victory along with a seat at the Final Four table in Homestead. Hamlin had one of the quickest cars all day, topping most laps led with 143.

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What Ride Will Cole Custer Be In For 2020?

Dale Money | November 8th, 2019

Where will Cole Custer be in 2020? It’s a dilemma that is still up in the air as another season inches further and further to a close. There has been a lot of debate on whether he should stay in Xfinity another year, driving the No. 00 Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas or the second option. Which would be making the leap to Monster Energy Series full time and taking over the No. 41 ride currently held by one Daniel Suarez.

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England Faces South Africa In World Cup Final

Dale Money | November 1st, 2019

After six weeks of exciting World Cup Rugby, it comes down to a Saturday finale between two familiar foes in England and South Africa. These two national sides have quite an interesting past history, which dates far back as 1906 during what was the South African rugby tour of Europe.  It was the first international tour by a team from South Africa and came just four years after the Boer war. The game was played in Crystal Palace ending in a 3-3 standstill. Since that time they have battled amongst each other in 41 test matches, with the Springboks leading the all-time series 25-15-2. Continue reading

Martin Truex Jr. Qualifies For Homestead After Convincing Win

Dale Money | October 28th, 2019

It was a very convincing showing for Martin Truex Jr., taking over the lead from Denny Hamlin during the first wave of pit stops and not relinquishing it from there on out. In dominating fashion, Truex would lead 464 of the race’s 500 laps, if there was one driver that had at least a little something for the nineteen it would be William Byron

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Week 9: Pac-12 Game Previews

Dale Money | October 25th, 2019

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Denny Hamlin Wraps Up Round Of 12 With Kansas Win

Dale Money | October 21st, 2019

It took two overtime restarts to get finished, but Denny Hamlin would manage to come through with a toughly fought win edging out Chase Elliot. Hamlin would get a nice assist from teammate Kyle Busch to get him the lead he needed in the final green white. Busch, Kurt Busch, William Byron, Martin Truex Jr, Eric Jones, Clint Bowyer, Harvick, and Jimmie Johnson rounded out the top 10. Elliot manages to qualify for the round of eight after just managing to beat out Brad Keselowski by three points.

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Ryan Blaney Beats Ryan Newman By A Nose In Talladega Photo Finish

Dale Money | October 15th, 2019 

Ryan Blaney would need every bit of that front bumper, in beating out fellow Ford driver Ryan Newman by 0.007 seconds in the sixth closest finish in Monster Energy history. Blaney would lead the front of the pack with a two-lap restart, and with drafting support from Aric Almirola it was enough to get him that gap he needed on the field. Continue reading

Non-Power 5 Game Previews

Dale Money | October 11th, 2019

In this article, we will break down some of this week’s biggest upcoming games in the Non-Power 5 Conferences.

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Chicago Blackhawks Extend Alex DeBrincat For Three More Years

Dale Money | October 3rd, 2019

The Chicago Blackhawks decided to make a sound investment in their team’s future, locking up core forward Alex DeBrincat to a three-season extension at 19.2 million which works out to an average annual salary of $6.4 million.

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Chase Elliott Survives Disaster Filled Road Course For Charlotte Win

Dale Money  | September 30th, 2019

Chase Elliott would need to beat out Hendricks teammate Alex Bowman to get his third victory of the season and second on a road course. His other road course win being at Watkins Glen back in early August. Elliott had arguably the best car most of the day, managing to just beat out Harvick for most laps led with 35 and the stage two win. Four cautions over the final 20 laps would help scratch his way back to the front of the pack, eventually getting by Harvick with less than seven laps remaining. Continue reading

USA vs England Match Preview

Dale Money | September 25th, 2019 

Fittingly enough the Americans will kick off their World Cup Tournament against their most historical rival in England. However, these two countries have a rather young Rugby history, only having played one another on five separate occasions. Interesting enough the first time they played was during the inaugural World Cup back in 1987 which was also a group match that England was victorious 34-6.

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Non-Power 5 Game Previews

Dale Money | September 13th, 2019 

In this article, we will break down some of the biggest upcoming games in the Non-Power Conference. Continue reading