All About Reality Presented by Reality Sports Online
By Matt Goodwin, Luke Patrick
Welcome to All About Reality, the only podcast with exclusive information for General Managers who play their fantasy football leagues on Reality Sports Online.
Episode 18: Rock us like a Hurricane- Building an RSO Roster with _ff_engineer Kevin O'Brien
All About Reality Presented by Reality Sports Online • By Matt Goodwin, Luke Patrick • Aug 22, 2018
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!
August 01, 2022
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!
July 28, 2022
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.
May 28, 2022
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.
February 17, 2022
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.
December 30, 2021
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!
November 18, 2021
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.
October 07, 2021
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. Participants include: 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
August 27, 2021
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.
August 22, 2021
Season 4, Ep 11: The Olympic Sized Pod
Luke and Goody are back to talk strategy, news and notes, start-ups, their pending Writer's League Auction, etc. Check it out and don't forget to check out BreakingT.com and use a special promo code of one of our founders + 15 for 15% off!
August 02, 2021
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.
June 30, 2021
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. Remember to hit up the Reality Sports Online Promo code for 15% of your favorite NFLPA and other sports wearable moments at BreakingT.com
May 15, 2021
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.
April 28, 2021
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.
April 16, 2021
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!
March 26, 2021
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.
March 19, 2021
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.
March 12, 2021
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.
February 19, 2021
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.
February 12, 2021
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.
January 15, 2021
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.
December 18, 2020
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.
December 04, 2020
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.
November 12, 2020
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.
October 22, 2020
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.
October 16, 2020
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.
October 11, 2020
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.
September 24, 2020
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.
September 13, 2020
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.
August 26, 2020
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!
August 21, 2020
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.
August 13, 2020
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.
August 07, 2020
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.
July 30, 2020
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.
July 16, 2020
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.
July 10, 2020
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.
July 09, 2020
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.
July 01, 2020
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.
June 27, 2020
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.
June 25, 2020
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.
June 11, 2020
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: QB,RB,RB,WR,WR,TE,FLEX,FLEX 4 year- 1 3 year - 2 2 year - 3 Post auction minimum extension 1
June 04, 2020
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!
May 14, 2020
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.
May 07, 2020
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.
April 30, 2020
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)? Check out the latest All About Reality podcast presented by Reality Sports Online here:
April 20, 2020
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.
April 17, 2020
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.
April 15, 2020
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.
April 03, 2020
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.
March 26, 2020
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.
March 16, 2020
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!
March 11, 2020
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!
February 26, 2020
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!
February 06, 2020
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.
November 22, 2019
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.
October 15, 2019
Season 2, Ep 18: Keeping It Real
After a long hiatus, Luke and Goody return to talk about what is real after three weeks of play. They tackle Melvin Gordon's return and what it means for Austin Ekeler, the ramifications of Saquon Barkley's injury, and how a new tier of TEs have emerged. Oh, and they finally concede that the Vikings offense revolves around Dalvin Cook.
September 29, 2019
Season 2, Ep 17 (Evergreen): If You Start Me Up, I'll Never Stop!
Goody and Luke are back with an Evergreen series episode all about league settings, roster configurations, and contract settings. The two share their best tips about establishing talent/price tiers, contract valuation and all the game theory that comes with it. Enjoy!
August 24, 2019
Season 2: Ep 16: They Call Me Mr. Sarcastic with Living the Stream's Denny Carter
In one of the most fun episodes yet of the All About Reality Podcast, Luke gets to meet one of his real life heroes from the fake pigskin, Denny Carter of Living the Stream & Draft Day Consultants. Denny, Luke and Goody discuss Denny's SFB9 zero-RB team and provide insight on RSO contracts based on that team and discuss a myriad of topics before deciding to own the squibs..Kickers that is in never before footage discussing the kicker position on All About Reality. Hop on board!
August 13, 2019
Season 2, Ep 15: Talking Consistency with Mr. Consistency Bob Lung
Bob Lung, creator of the FSWA award-winning Fantasy Consistency Guide joins Luke and Goody to discuss consistency, the upcoming Midwest Fantasy Football Expo on Sunday Aug 18th in Canton, Ohio and how consistency impacts Reality Sports Online.
August 12, 2019
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!
August 08, 2019
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.
July 18, 2019
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!
July 09, 2019
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!
June 25, 2019
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.
June 14, 2019
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.
May 29, 2019
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.
May 03, 2019
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.
April 20, 2019
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.
April 02, 2019
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.
March 13, 2019
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.
March 03, 2019
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.
February 18, 2019
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.
February 12, 2019
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.
January 18, 2019
Ep 27: Flags Fly Forever Championship Edition
Luke and Goody talk about "the process" and the internal debates of how they are going for a perfect 15-0 season with some patchwork Superflex and flex options. They also talk about some cool opportunities for our listeners for free tickets on the East & West Coast and close with New Year's resolutions for being better fantasy managers into 2019.
December 20, 2018
Ep 26: Browns Unlocked with Locked On Browns' Jeff LJ Lloyd
Jeff LJ Lloyd from the Locked On Browns Podcast joins Goody and Luke to talk about Goody's favorite team and why folks are starting to believe in this team on the real and fake gridiron. With some help from NFL Next Gen Stats, the crew dives deep on Baker Mayfield's long-term outlook and what makes Nick Chubb the perfect RB for the Browns system. Also coaching fits are discussed and how well the Browns offense has performed since the coaching change. Lastly, some key RSO playoff decisions were briefly discussed.
December 14, 2018
Ep 25: I'll Take Advanced Analytics for $800, Alex with Michael Salfino
While Luke and Goody continue to brag about being 13-0 in the All About Reality Podcast league, Michael Salfino from FiveThirtyEight, The Athletic & The Wall Street Journal Sports joins the podcast. They lead off advocating for fantasy playoff wildcards based on total points scored and not record, and then meander through Salfino's recent articles including how Aaron Rodgers takes too many sacks. The three then talk about playoff lineup decisions and what they'd pay for Phillip Lindsay going forward.
December 07, 2018
Ep 24: Talkin' Playoffs?
Luke and Goody highlight some RSO teams who are currently undefeated before delving into Week 13 extension decisions for players like Philip Lindsay, Marlon Mack, and others in a deep-dive on extension strategy. Lastly, the two answer questions from Twitter.
November 29, 2018
Ep 23: Getting Illmatic with Podcast League's Bobby Hoyt
Luke and Goody talk trade deadlines in most leagues and are joined by author and lyrical poet Bobby Hoyt from the All About Podcast Listener's League.
November 09, 2018
Ep 22: Redrafting the 2018 Rookie Class with Dave Sanders
Dave Sanders makes his long awaited All About Reality Podcast debut with Luke & Goody. The guys stage a 12 pick redux of the 2018 Rookie Draft for both traditional and superflex formats and discuss Dave's new podcast venture, Evolution Sports Podcast, focusing on the social media elements of sporting events.
October 26, 2018
Ep 21: Chasing the Golden Dynasty Arcs with Ryan McDowell
Ryan McDowell, one of the foremost leaders in Dynasty football with contributions at Dynasty League Football, Rotoworld, Dynasty Command Center and DynoBlueprint Podcast and avid movie watcher (bonus points for anyone who understands the episode title) joins Luke and Goody to talk about in season contract extensions. Other topics include players he's buying and selling in dynasty and offenses to hop on/avoid.
October 12, 2018
Ep 20: Bias & The Science of RSO w/ The Athletic's Renee Miller
Luke and Goody discuss Cognitive Bias, Valuation, and Game Theory, among other biases with Dr. Renee Miller, Professor of Neuroscience at University of Rochester and Contributor to The Athletic. While getting scientific, Luke poses a question for the ages as well.
September 13, 2018
Ep 19: Last Minute Auction Cram-Is That Your Final Answer?
Luke and Goody take on 5 players each for the season that they really like that are must gets in auctions for 2019. League life cycles are discussed as well. Good luck with your auctions this weekend, folks!
September 01, 2018
Episode 18: Rock us like a Hurricane- Building an RSO Roster with _ff_engineer Kevin O'Brien
Latest episode of All About Reality Presented by Reality Sports Online before Goody departs to the Hawaiian Islands.
August 22, 2018
Ep 16: Going North with Tim Aylesworth
Tim Aylesworth, one of the members of the All About Reality Podcast Listeners league and purveyor of almost double-digit fantasy leagues brings his strong winds and game from Calgary, Alberta. He talks about all things RSO and recaps the crazy 16-team Superflex auction with Luke and Goody.
August 15, 2018
Ep 17: Founders Day with RSO Creators Matt Papson & Stephen Wendell
For the first time, Luke and Goody welcome Reality Sports Online the founders of Reality Sports Online, President Matt Papson and Chief Operating Officer Stephen Wendell. The podcast goes deep into the creation and process of Reality Sports Online, and delves into a little bit of football along the way, including a brief recap of the Reality Sports Online Writer's League. Essential listening for aspiring entrepreneurs and RSO fans!
August 15, 2018
Ep 15: The Real Peterman Reality Tour, We'll Do It Live!
An uncut episode where special guest Bernard Faller provides color commentary while Luke and Goody try to co-manage an auction in a 16 team Superflex, PPR league with dynamic scoring. There are no edits on this podcast and the audio feed froze at the end, but this should give anyone playing in Startup Superflex Reality Sports Online leagues a real look at auction values, intense QB-bidding and the strategy owners took in building their teams for the first large group of key players.
August 07, 2018
Ep 14: Bonini Knows Football-with Ryan Bonini
Goody and Luke are back and takingg strategy with USA Today Sports Media Group's Ryan Bonini. Lots of under the hood analysis on this episode.
July 27, 2018
Ep 13: House of Pain w/NFL's VP of Digital Content Mark Pesavento
The rough week for Goody continues as Lebron James bolts Cleveland for the Lakers and he is forced to relive his worst fantasy loss on air with guest, leaguemate and good friend Mark Pesavento. Mark discusses his "dream job" at the NFL as VP of Digital Content, what he's up to and shares his league winning strategies (has won 3 titles in 5 years in a super competitive 12 team league). Luke stirs the pot throughout.
July 03, 2018
Ep 12: Sensational fantasy analysis with PFF's Tyler Buecher
Luke and Goody get down with a little IDP, some Superflex, and Reality Sports Online methodology with PFF Fantasy's Tyler Buecher.
June 18, 2018
Ep 11- Getting Dynastic with Jaron Foster
Goody and Luke dive deep on Dynasty League Football rankings with DLF's Jaron Foster and talk a bit about Writers League activities.
June 08, 2018
Ep 10: Two Ramblin' Wrecks With Kyle Talking Tech
Luke and Goody bring Reality Sports Online Chief Technology Officer Kyle English on to talk tech enhancements, updates, and what's coming down the pike. Later on, the three discuss their recent Rookie Draft and draft related trades with each other in the Writers League.
May 23, 2018
Ep 9- Perception Meets Reality with NFL's Matt Harmon
In the latest episode of All About Reality, Reception Perception creator and the NFL's Matt Harmon talks Next Gen Stats, route trees, and all things WR while Luke has a double rainbow reaction to heaps of Stefon Diggs praise.
May 16, 2018
Ep 8- Post Draft Analysis: Who Enters the Circle of Trust?
Luke and Goody (collectively not to be confused with former Notre Dame basketball star Luke Harangody), react to landing spots following the NFL Draft.
May 02, 2018
Ep 7-What's a Rookie Draft Pick Worth with Nick Andrews.
Luke and Matt welcome RSO Writer Nick Andrews, to talk about his recent data-driven article analyzing the value of rookie picks vs. veterans.
April 25, 2018
Ep 6: R is For Rookie & That's Good Enough for Bob
In Episode 6 of All About Reality presented by Reality Sports Online, Luke Patrick and Matt Goodwin discuss rookie rankings with RSO rookie champion Bob Cowper. Bob goes in depth on players that he's higher on than most and his process for evaluating college players.
April 25, 2018
Ep 5: Running for Paydirt with Fantasy Guru's Graham Barfield
Luke and Goody discuss the 2018 NFL Draft's best rookie RB prospects with Graham Barfield through Graham's Yards Created model while also reminiscing about Goody and Barfield's numberFire days.
April 24, 2018
Episode 4 - Rookie School 101 with Professor Matt Waldman
Luke and Goody dive deep into rookie strategy in the RSO format and scouting with their first guest, Rookie Scouting Portfolio creator and Football Guys writer Matt Waldman, a visionary in the field.
April 17, 2018
Episode 3 - Franchise Tags and the 5th Year Tag Option
Franchise tag strategy and 2018 locked tags to date metrics, the 5th year rookie contract option for a league Goody is in, NFL news on Brandin Cooks and Cam Meredith and Twitter mailbag Matt @mattgoody2 and Luke @FantasyDocOC
April 12, 2018
Extension Comprehension and a 1.01 Trade
In this episode of All About Reality, we dive into the most popular extensions utilized during the 2017 season.
March 30, 2018
All About Reality - RSO Episode 1
Inaugural episode of All About Reality, a podcast exclusively for current and future users of Reality Sports Online the only real NFL GM Experience in Fantasy Football.
March 21, 2018