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    ISlide Fantasy Football: Week 1 Recap; Week 2 Preview

    ISlide Fantasy Football: Week 1 Recap; Week 2 Preview

    Tyler (Weddy Roosevelt) vs. Steve (Dikembe and Devonta) 126 - 92.8

    Tyler picked up the W on the back of Austin Ekeler, who posted a fat 42.4. Tyler could have a challenging few weeks because Joe Mixon should be out. Very disappointing considering Zac Taylor had the Bengals looking like a real offense.
    Steve got NOTHING from Sony Michel (1.8). The sheer amount of weapons on the Patriots could make him a riskier option than we thought, and Rex Burkhead actually looked NICE Sunday night, (https://twitter.com/i/status/1170895156205297666). I'd bet on Sony to get most of the goal line carries though, and the Patriots get the Dolphins next week. This would have been uglier if Kyler didn't have a dominant 4th quarter and OT, putting up 238 yards, 2 TD and a completed 2 point conversion. James Conner, OBJ, and OJ Howard should all be better. Steve's an annual playoff contender, he'll be fine. 
    Sam Pease (Let's Cook) vs. Paul (Team Butt) 107.2 - 120.3
    Paul had a hot Monday, with the Deshaun Watson / Will Fuller combination putting up almost 40. David Johnson looks well worth a top 5 pick, and Tarik Cohen is lowkey super valuable if he remains in the slot, (Full PPR).
    I'm devastated. Dalvin Cook and Marlin Mack BOTH went off, (with a combined 54.4), but Jared Goff severely under-performed, and Matt Breida barely showed up. Travis Kelce should have had another TD but instead Mahomes' no-look attempt sailed. I expect Goff to bounce back, and Breida is definitely the starter moving forward after the Coleman Injury. Watch out. 
    Alain (Team Tub) vs. Nick (Captain Deadpool) 60.6 - 137.7
    Oh Alain. Cam, Aaron Jones, Tyreek, Steelers D, and AB combined to put up 9.2 points. Gonna be tough to win with that. Aaron Jones might have a tough time rushing vs. MIN this week, and we might see a bit of a slide from Team Tub.
    Nick (Autodrafted and didn't set his lineup), put up the THIRD best score of the week. Kamara and Josh Jacobs are studs, (and the Oakland offense doesn't look that bad). It's amazing that Nick's bench may have been more impressive than the starters. Dak, (33.4), Jamison Crowder, (24.3), Terry McLaurin, (26.5), and Chris Conley (21.7) absolutely ate. Nick's team looks deep, But can he find a Tight End? Trey Burton won't cut it. 
    Bas (Bout Dat Business) vs. Tori (Meat Eater) 160.7 - 90.2
    Bas more than justified my rank for him. Mahomes had 30.2 vs a great Jags secondary. Barkley didn't even go all the way off. Mark Ingram is the lead back of one of the most rush happy teams in the league. Evan Engram is gonna get force fed the ball until the WR core is healthy in NY, and even then he could be the #1 option in the passing game. Not to mention he has DJAX on his bench. I'm scared.
    Tori got solid return from her Top 5 pick Le'Veon, who is going to get TOUCHES. Especially now that Darnold is out because of mono, (sup). Big Ben had no idea what to do with the Patriots secondary and Devonta Freeman was up against MIN. Hopefully he looks more like himself, and can stay on the field. 
    Luke (Coach's Kryptonite) vs. Shannon/Becky (Women Who Score) 185.4 - 147.4
    #1 this week was Luke, and sheeeeeeeeeesh this team is good. McCaffrey was on the field for every offensive snap, and he made the most of each touch. Carson is similar to Ingram, in that he's going to run a LOT. I expect consistent 15-20 point weeks from him. Fat upside at WR with Amari and Ridley. It might be tough to beat Luke this year, but at least you're all welcome to join me on the beachfront property I own in his brain. Coach's kryptonite? We all know my real kryptonite is a big bag of cotton candy grapes. 
    Becky and Shannon put up 147.4 with Miles Sanders, Mike Evans, their defense and kicker combining for 9.5. Sammy Watkins is unbelievable and will pipe without Reek in there. Kittle will be better. Nuk looked amazing. Don't sleep! THEY'RE GETTING MELVIN BACK AT SOME POINT
    Tom (Boston Skreets) vs. Shane (2 Gurley's 1 Cup) 116.7 - 137
    Shane looks dangerous and didn't get a full workload from Zeke. Alshon, Gallup, and Hollywood Brown on the bench all put up at least 22. Look out for Hurns this year in a new look Dallas offense run by Kellen Moore. I'm not sure he can rely on almost 20 from Emmanuel Sanders/ week, considering Joe Flacco can barely move. Rooting for Broncos -5.5 was one of most painful things I've done this year.  Good thing he's deep at WR.
    Good but not good enough for Tom. David Montgomery clearly looked like the best option in the Chicago backfield, but he didn't get the carries (6) he needed to put up real points. AJ Green and Golden Tate are just hanging on the bench. Hopefully AB can boost Brady's points enough to get him through the injuries, (Guice too).
    Aashil (Juju on the Beat) vs. Jordan (Bear Force One) 115.5 - 83.9
    Aashil rolled Jordan, but Malcolm Brown might vulture Gurley's TD's consistently, and he looks dangerously thin at RB. Hunter Henry going down is brutal. Let's hope for Aashil's sake that Mark Andrews' chemistry with Lamar Jackson is real. 
    Jordan might have joined the Alain tier. Fournette loses Foles and I'm sure more teams will start stacking the box. Tevin Coleman is week to week after suffering from a high ankle sprain. Rodgers will have to look more like Rodgers for Jordan to stick around. 
    Bets of the Week:
    Last Week - 3/5
    Parlay of Ravens spread (-7) and Chiefs Spread (-4) +270 YUP
    Packers Moneyline +145 YUP 
    Lions Spread (-3) EVEN
    Pats Spread (-6) -110 YUP
    Texans Moneyline +240 
    Kinda mad about Texans Moneyline but you can't give Brees that much time. *Sigh*
    Panthers -6.5 (-110)
    Cowboys -6 (-115)
    Bears -3 and Chargers ML Parley (+250)
    Colts Moneyline (+155)
    Patriots -19.5 (-110) 

    Super Bowl LIII

    Super Bowl LIII

    Four of the last five super bowls have been decided by a single possession. Some of the most heart-wrenching and soul-shattering super bowls have happened within the past five or ten years. With this years matchup of the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams, many are predicting another nail-biter. The Patriots have been given the advantage in this matchup by quite a few experts, before the AFC championship game the pats were actually down a point in most books. However, by the end of the night they had jumped up to a two or three point favorite . Yet, the Rams have been sporting a brick wall of a D-line in recent weeks at the very least. But clashing with the nigh-unstoppable force that seems to be the Patriots offense (even more so since the playoffs started) is going to be no mean feet.  No matter who says what, it’s gonna be a close game for sure.

    A big part of the Patriots offensive success this year has been due to the undying loyalty and crazy superstitions of their incredible and wholly-unbiased fans. However, we can’t shorthand the leadership forces that really drive the team though; Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are always a frightening duo to go up against. It doesn’t matter how bad they’ve been playing, how much cheating they have been accused of, or how many points you’re up by with two minutes left in the fourth. However, Jared Goff of the Rams has shed the kid gloves for sure; pulling out a win, by the skin of his teeth, in their last game against the saints. It seems pretty safe to say that both team will be coming out strong this year, and we can only wait and see what happens in the end.


    Written By:

    Kenny Lowell

    ISlide Heroes - Dalene Basden

    ISlide Heroes - Dalene Basden

    In the spirit of Giving Tuesday this year, and to continue with the ongoing efforts of the ISlide Hero program, we honored an individual who was nominated by a peer of theirs for her giving nature and selflessness. 

    Dalene Basden, a parent of 5 children, 1 of whom was diagnosed with Klienfelters Syndrome in 1993, has been running the Lynn Special Olympics program for the last 20+ years. From the logistics of making sure the team is eligible every year, having gym space, transportation, or even feeding the athletes, Dalene has dedicated much of her time to the children and families in the community. 

    Check out the video below to hear the full story! 



    Nominate your own hero for the chance to be honored and featured as part of ISlide's Hero of the Month program.




    Let's Go To College

    Let's Go To College

    Over the past five years, we have made many strategic decisions on how best to grow the company. And over the past 3-4 months, we have made college and universities a priority for us at ISlide. The biggest question is, what took us so long?

    Well, it’s not that easy.

    College Football Alabama Colorado USC ASU Minnesota Ohio State

    We initially started with a NBA License in 2015 and it went well. I wouldn't say we blew it out of the water but it was certainly worth extending for another three years and I'm glad we did. It continues to be a huge success. As we grow into the next chapter of our company, our focus should be college. College kids live in sweats and slides. The college licensing world is also a beast and took us a while to really wrap our arms around it. With various licensing agencies, buying institutions, and independents looking for "easy wins," we had to have a clear strategy before diving into our next major initiative.

    Alabama Football Basketball Volleyball Roll Tide Slide Sandals

    As a company we have employed two approaches to the college world. The first, which is the most obvious, is applying for licensing at each school directly. This is what we have been doing with Michigan State, Alabama, and LSU to name a few. Once we get designs approved, they go live on our website and are available for anybody to purchase. And today we can add The Ohio State University to the mix, another major school that we are excited to have on our team.

    Our second strategy is more complicated. In the fall, ISlide partnered with a sales agency to sell directly into campus local shops and bookstores. Under this approach, we are able to get into retail outlets without having to go through the time-consuming process of obtaining each individual collegiate license and selling into each account.

    USC California Los Angeles Slide Sandals Trojans Football Basketball

    The market for college gear is something that will always be there for us. There will always be a continual re-supply of customers demanding college gear as new students are being accepted and attending these schools every year. However, ISlide does not believe “grabbing a piece” of the college apparel market is enough. The college market is something that we fully plan on dominating, and it all begins with licensing.

    The "athleisure" world we live in isn't going away for a while and we know people LOVE their college. Whether they are lifelong fans, part of a club or varsity team, or even an alumnus, people have so much pride in their school. They also identify heavily with everything that speaks to their campus. With our mantra of Stand In What You Stand For, we couldn't ask for a better marriage.


    Stand In What You Stand For - JK