Articles By: Matt Rhodes

Matt Rhodes, Writer/Football - Matt Rhodes is a contributing columnist for Rocket Sports and Entertainment. He writes about the NFL, NCAA Football and Fantasy Football. He has 15 years experience playing fantasy football and baseball and 5 years in fantasy basketball. He is an avid fan of college football, basketball and baseball, the NBA, NFL and Major League Baseball.


CHAMPIONS. It’s a word Cleveland sports fans have longed to lay claim to for over 50 years. It’s a word that has escaped their clutches in devastating and (sometimes) embarrassing fashion on multiple occasions. Every fan in Cleveland can rattle off the heartbreaking moments: Red-Right 88, The Shot, The Fumble, The Drive, The Save, The […]

Always Right, Sometimes

Fantasy football can be a tricky beast sometimes.  You can research, sort, filter, read daily updates and watch as much film as possible, yet still end up pulling your hair out because the guy you thought was going to be a stud flopped big time.  So occasionally your first round pick will get off to […]

Matt’s FBS Top 25 after week 1

Matt’s FBS Top 25 1)      Alabama— Still atop the pile after their week one primer. 2)      Ohio State—Pryor looked every bit the Heisman candidate on his way to rolling the Thundering Herd. 3)      Boise State—Step One of Operation “Prove We Belong” was a success in Blacksburg.  After traveling to Wyoming next week, they will host […]

Matt vs. Kory Top 25

MATT 1)      Alabama—The defending national champs return all their skill players and reloaded on D.  If the talent holds up, there’s no reason they don’t return to the title game.  2)      Ohio State—This team is going to be scary good.  Pryor has the talent to lead them through the Big Ten, but can he quiet […]

No More Mr. Nice Guy

It all really started to hit the fan back in 2006, when the Cincinnati Bengals did their best reincarnation of the Portland Jailblazers.  Nine different players were arrested in nine months.    WR Chris Henry, one of those nine players facing charges, had already been arrested four times since December 2005.  Charlie Sheen couldn’t accomplish that […]

Big East Preview

Big East Preview

The only thing keeping the Mountaineers from being in the discussion for a BCS bowl in January is how quickly Sophomore QB Geno Smith adjusts to full game speed in the FBS.  He played in four games as a freshman last season, but only one was meaningful….a 24-7 victory over in-state rival Marshall after QB […]

SEC Preview

SEC Preview

EAST Losing a Joe Haden here, and a Maurkice Pouncey there, doesn’t bother a phenomenal program like the Gators, but losing 12 GREAT players surely will temper expectations.  Enter the John Brantley era.  He has the arm and skills to succeed at this level and the next, but can he follow in the shadow of […]

ACC Preview

ACC Preview

ATLANTIC The Tigers are the defending Atlantic Division champs and have no intention of letting go of the reigns.  Talented two-sport athlete, Sophomore QB, Kyle Parker, leads a team that has the basic building blocks to challenge the top teams in the country.  Clemson has loads of talent on the offensive and defensive lines, and […]

Rocket Sports & Entertainment NFL Notes

As of Wednesday morning, August 4th, only two first round draft picks remain unsigned, Russell Okung of Seattle and CJ Spiller in Buffalo.  I can understand why Spiller hasn’t signed, who would want to play for the Bills?  Okung, however is missing valuable time acclimating to NFL schemes and needs to get this worked out […]


Matt’s 2010 Fantasy Football Busts 1)      Chris Johnson—Now I’m not saying Johnson is going to have a bad season, I just think he won’t even come close to repeating his fantastic ’09 season.  The Titans line is not going to be great run at blocking, having lost their veteran center Kevin Mawae.  Even if they […]