The FFL Today's senior analyst, Bob is also an award-winning fantasy football columnist for the Boston
Free Press. Each week Bob gives the FFL's general news reports, along with his own general insights and rumors he has heard.
Dayton, a confessed statistics freak, supplements his pregame reports with heavy doses of facts and number crunching. Bob
is most famously known in the FFL world as propigator of the Power Rankings, a system of ranking the worth of FFL teams that
is as heavily criticized as the BCS system.
A former offensive lineman for the Miami Miracles (1992-95), Manford made a name for himself in 2001
as the brash and hulking guest analyst for the FFL Today. His column, "Personal Fowl," generated much controversy
among FFL fans this year. Now, Manford is making the move from his freelance work to a fulltime studio spot on the FFL Tonight.
Manford, the FFL Today's offensive expert, is known for his summaries of the previous week's games, as well as his analysis
of upcoming matchups for the week. Nobody really knows what the roughneck Fowler was doing between 1995 and this year. (Though
his blowup with Coach Jeff Zieger, leading to the end of his career, is well documented.)
Niofred Koskelo, known in the FFL offices as "Coach K," is a new addition to the FFL Today
and the FFL Tonight highlights show. Coach K is ex-defensive coach of the Chicago Black Sox, where he served under Coach Lukas
Welburn from 1994 to 1998. Because of Welburn's infamous "hands-off" style of coaching, he was often left to assume
many of the team's sideline responsibilities -- and thus he has accumulated an accute sense for the mindset of an FFL coach.
Koskelo headed up two of the best defensive squads of all time (Chi '97 is #4 all-time in PA/game, Chi '96 is #9) but was
fired after the dismal 0-13-1 Black Sox team of 1998 finished with the second worst defense in league history. We'll see a
lot of Coach K next summer, as he is the FFL Today's resident Draft Guru.
Hester has an unusual distinction among FFL players; he will forever be known as the final player
selected in the inaugural 1992 FFL Draft, #128, in the 16th round by the Boston Thunder. Born January 21, 1963, in Belle Glade,
Fla., Hester was a speedy possession receiver with an unremarkable FFL career. Jessie provides an intriguing ex-player's perspective
to the FFL Tonight's studio show, drawing his observations from his own expertise -- one FFL start with the Thunder in 1992.
Each week, he breaks down the plays that are succeeding or failing for FFL teams.
A comment from one of her colleagues says it all: "Jackie Zieger is a sensation. Fans marvel
at her good manners and impeccable appearance on a weekly basis after Monday Night Football. I only wish that I was able to
hold on to my job as a sideline reporter, but I feel honored to have once worked the same beat as Jackie. I am still mad at
her for stealing that Maxim cover shoot I was looking forward to, but if she tells me the names of her personal trainer and
hair stylist, I will be more than happy to call it even." -Former FFL sideline reporter Melissa Stark
Bob Dayton's illegitimate son, Ricardo will return in 2002 as the FFL Tonight's other sideline reporter.
While Jackie Zieger has been known to throw softball questions, Ricardo approaches his job with the upfront style of a Mike
Wallacesque investigative reporter. He tries to be upfront, and is unafraid to ask FFL coaches and players the questions that
need to be asked. Though he often leaves games with full-limb bruises and/or broken appendages because of this, his fans appreciate
his love for "telling it like it is."