2011 NCAA Bowl Helmet Schedule

Monday, December 19, 2011

Here is the annual Helmet Schedule for the Bowls... Got enoguh requests where I figured I'd put it out here.

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Why the Intentional Walk Rage?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Watching last nights game got me thinking, when did the Intentional Walk become all the rage? During the entire 162 game regular season the St. Louis Cardinals intentionally walked a total of 44 batters while the Texas Rangers intentionally walked just 21. The intentional walk is something normally reserved for a special occasion, like the pitcher is coming up next, or the winning run is on 2nd in the 9th inning and you want to set up a force play. Last night alone the two teams combined for a total of 6 intentional walks and instead of strategy it just seemed like the casual thing to do.

In some cases these walks backfired and in some cases they were completely befuddling. The Rangers decided, Fuck it, we're not pitching to Albert Pujols in any scenario. Hell we're not even going to pitch to him with 2 outs and no one on. Conveniently for Ron Washington, of the three times they intentionally walked Pujols the only time Holliday didn't do something horrific, like bounce into a double play, was this occasion. Instead he set up a 2nd and 3rd where, you guessed it, they intentionally walked another guy. I know Pujols is the best player in baseball and hit 3 homers in game 3, but 2 out no one on? Have a little faith there Ron.

The game wouldn't be complete with a little Tony LaRussa over managing would it? Instead of just pitching to Nelson Cruz, who has not been enfuego this series, he intentionally walks him to set up the double play, while that might make some sense, it also ensured that if they didn't turn the double play that Napoli was going to get up with runners on. They didn't get the double play, they couldn't intentionally walk Napoli, even though they probably would have liked to, game over Rangers.

I just have to wonder why the Intentional Walk is all the rage in the postseason yet is rarely ever utilized in the regular season. Luckily for Ron Washington it worked out for him, unfortunately for Tony Quick Trigger LaRussa, it didn't work out for him.

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I am the Master of the Masters

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Not really, but I am tied for the 1st round lead with 13 others after round 1 in their best ball challenge.

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2011 Yankee Math

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Oh the Red Sox fans, so cute with their addition skills. 04 + 07 = 11. It's their year. Ugh. Vomit. Ugh. I've got math too, it says "Snobby Yankee Fan, we have more championships than you. Even if 22 of them came before I was born."

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Manny Ramirez Hits Blindfolded

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

You know who doesn't need to see to hit a baseball off Roy Oswalt's head? Manny Ramirez, that's who.

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World's First 2011 CIT Bracket Predictions(maybe)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

You think filling out an NCAA bracket is difficult? Try filling out a CIT bracket where the round 2 opponents aren't lined up or solidified and four of the teams will be chosen after round 1 to get a bye based on some selection criteria. This bracket is gonna be so so wrong.

This describes the movement. Red Arrows mean 2nd round byes. Green Arrows mean win and move to the next round.

In the end the obvious choice is Iona. They have the smallest name and was the easiest to copy and paste from spot to spot.

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Create Your Own 2011 CIT Bracket

Here is your 2011 CollegeInsiders.com Tournament Bracket... The creation of the bracket is incredibly fluid as not only do they actually have no hard line bracket of who will play whom next, they also have a new system in place where 4 of the winners in the first round will receive byes into the Quarterfinals and skip the 2nd round. The logic behind this is stated as "RPI ranking, strength of schedule, conference ranking and geography" so essentially who the hell knows. Each team is posted with their RPI.

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2011 CBI Bracket Predictions

Who wants the 2011 College Basketball Invitational Bracket? You do!

I am a massive expert of the 2010-2011 college basketball mid majors. So much so that I know that Boise State wears bright blue and bright orange uniforms and that Cobe Karl used to go there. For that reason and that reason alone, they are clearly the favorites of this tournament and as the favorite they will dominate. Duquesne/URI/Davidson meet them in the epic final four with URI falling in the 3 game series due to blinding orange.

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2011 NIT Bracket Predictions

BOOM Hokies. I think after 4 years of bubble time for the boys from Hokieland that Delaney and the other seniors will step up and want to leave campus with a good taste in their mouth. The other final 4 teams in MSG are Harvard (for fun), Colorado (snub #2) and Missouri State (uh, don't know why).

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Album Cover....

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

EDSBS created a game to play in your boredom. It's a random Album Cover Generator. Here's my result...

"Former Latino boy band star Gabino Velasco spiraled into uncontrollable drug usage once his former band disassembled. After years of battling both heroin and cocaine addictions, Valesco is back searching for a new path to stardom. His solo debut "Stop Doing and Concentrate on Being" is a blend of Nu Metal and Latin Reggae which is sure to top the Mexican charts"

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One of These Things Is Not Like the Others

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Who Invited Joe Blanton to the press Conference?

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Ranking the 2011 SI Swimsuit Rookies

The 2011 SI Swimsuit Edition consists of 5 different rookies. The combination of the five, makes up this years entire body paint section, which means some good pictures. Of the five all of them are beautiful, but one is hands down the winner when it comes to rookie of the year.

5. Shannon Click: Blond, tall and very skinny. Beautiful obviously but in a slender athletic way.

4. Alyssa Miller: The next three is basically drawing straws. All three are blond all have similar physiques. Alyssa gets #4 cause when I see her I think Angelina Jolie a bit which, I just might be the only heterosexual male that thinks that she is attractive but not extremely attractive.

3. Izabel Goulart: Izabel gets #3 for me cause she resembles Alexandria Ambrosio, which is high compliment, but not overly unique.

2. Kenza Fourati: I think she gives off a mysterious french european vibe that screams at you.

1. Kate Upton: The pictures pretty much speak for themselves. She's 18 and if she doesn't wind up on at least one SI cover during her career I will be absolutely shocked.

2010 Rookie Rankings
2009 Rookie Rankings
2008 Jessica Gomes = Yum

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Do You Know Your 2011 Swimsuit Models?

Monday, February 14, 2011

The SI Swimsuit Edition comes out tomorrow and there are 17 ladies rumored to be in the edition. Let's see just how well you know them.

Try Out Other Trivia
SI Swimsuit Models
SI Swimsuit Athlete Addition
Fat Football Coaches Silhouettes
Lefty Hitters Silhouettes
To The Rack Silhouettes
The Ladies of Jeter
Bodies of the WTA
And More

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Finding the 2011 CarGo: What did CarGo's 2009 / Spring Stats Say?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

In 2010 Carlos Gonzalez was a hero to all of his fantasy owners. He paid out his owners who likely drafted him above the 10th round a pay day of #1 on the player rater. In all likelihood this will not happen this season, but let us take a look at some of the names who might generate some buzz and have the potential to join the ranks of the top 10.

Before we get into whom may wind up being the CarGo of 2011, let us first take a look at any of the indicators for the breakout campaign that he may have given us during the 2009 season and the 2010 spring which.

Finishing Off Strong / Figuring It Out
Post AllStar: 62 Games, 42 Runs, 10 DBs, 12 HRs, 24 RBI, 11 SB, .384 OBP, .608 SLG%, .320 BA

Playoffs: 4 Games, 5 Runs, 2 DBs, 1 HRs, 1 RBI, 2 SB, .632 OBP, .882 SLG%, .588 BA

One thing that I always try to look at (and sometimes it bites me in the ass Josh Towers 06), is how a younger player finishes off the season. For Carlos Gonzalez the 2009 season was two stark differences.  In the first half he didn't play often (just 27 games) and in the games he did play he didn't do all that well.  Sometime thereafter everything clicked for CarGo.  In the month of August he went on a tear and hit .371.  His 2nd half numbers overall projected out to a 25/25 season with a .300 plus average.  In addition his postseason series against the Phillies showed that the pressure wouldn't necessarily buckle him, but rather could spark him to greater success. Obviously the risk is that he wouldn't have a continued hot streak throughout the 2010 season, but in 2009 he showed what was possible.  He showed he could sustain great numbers for at least half a season and in the playoffs.  He showed the potential for 5 category numbers and together with his history as a top prospect would could legitimately project a breakout campaign.

Spring Stats
19 Games, 10 Runs, 8 DBs, 2 HRs, 13 RBI, 4 SB, .391 OBP, .576 SLG%, .339 BA

Spring stats aren't quite the biggest thing to be jumping up and down around or take too seriously, but its a nice bonus when someone in March is swinging a hot bat. Last year CarGo was healthy, very important factor, and hit nearly .340 with plenty of extra base hits. It was simply a nice little continuation of his conclusion of the 2009 season.  The combination of the two had to give some confidence that in 2010, CarGo was at least a 5 category contributor with the potential to be a the stud he was to become.

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The History of Super Bowl Squares

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Super Bowl Boxes are a glorious way for you, on one day during the calendar year, to gamble with your office mates or buddies (and unlike March Madness this requires zero skill or thought at all). Chances are you at this very moment have a spreadsheet on your computer or a print out on your desk that has your name in a variety of boxes. You are sitting there looking at each box likely thinking "OH COME ON 2-5? What kind of BS is that?" or you are celebrating a glorious number like 0-3 or 0-7. Well, how about we delve into the 44 year history of the Super Bowl and take a look into just exactly what has hit.

1st Quarter

The First Quarter's distribution can be defined by 1 word, "boring". Out of 100 boxes only 13 have come up in 44 games. 10 of which wound up at 0-0 which is the most likely combo to get some form of payout. In addition, 10 games have finished at 3-0 and 8 at 7-0. In other words, if you don't have a 0-3-7 combo, than you can just about count out the first quarter. 1-2-5-8-9 have all yet to join in on the 1st quarter party. All of this explains why for the most part the winner of the 1st quarter gets paid out the least.

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Creating a 2011 Taco Bell Super Bowl Commercial

Friday, January 28, 2011

Taco Bell is currently in the news for being sued over their fake beef. They have fought back with a full page newspaper ad saying their beef is 88% percent BEEF and 12% secret. Since I don't think a pansy one page newspaper ad with the guts and heart of Jay Cutler will be enough, I present to you the Taco Bell 2011 Super Bowl Commercial.

It Starts with a Trip in a Limo to a Mystery Location (Yes it's the Stupid Dominoes Ad)

To Some Random Feed Lot in Mexico...

"Do You Think Taco Bell Wants You to Know What Their Beef is Made of? Do you Think you DESERVE to know what kind of Cow they Use? Well I have a surprise for you..."

"Boom, Kenny Mother Fucking Powers loves tacos"

"Ahhhhh the mullet, the Jheri curl juice, in the sauce?"

"Shut up bitch and give me a blow job... Oh my lines. You know what's more powerful than a Kenny Powers Fastball?"

"Fucking nothing that's right, but this comes close..."

"...Fucking Bolt Gun and then bam... IN YOUR TACO. DELICIOUS"

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The 2010 Playoffs Are About Revenge

Monday, January 24, 2011

In life there is often no bigger motivator than a previous failure and the desire to overcome it. The Human thirst for revenge and vengeance is an unending chain in our DNA. In this years playoffs, nothing has defined it more so than revenge.

Wildcard Round

January 24th, 2010: AFC Championship Game, New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts
In Rex Ryan's season the Jets managed to shock everybody, not only by backing into the playoffs but by pulling off two road upsets to set up 60 minutes for a potential trip to the Super Bowl. It was not to be as the Colts and Peyton Manning led a swift comeback to put to 09 Jets where they belonged, not in the NFL Title Game. This loss stuck with Rex the entire season and resulted in a "This is Personal" theme prior to gameday... New York Jets 17 - Indianapolis Colts 16

November 21st, 2010: Seattle Seahawks at New Orleans Saints
The Seahawks in the midst of their swan dive went into New Orleans in late November and came away with a 15 point loss. Prior to their WildCard playoff game, the Seahawks both had that taste of defeat coupled with the fact that no one thought they deserved to be playing in the game or had any chance of coming out the victor. Seattle Seahawks 41 - New Orleans Saints 36

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Bart Scott Can't Wait...

Bart Scott Can't Wait...

...To Get Stiff Armed

...To Fall Down


...UH OH, Maybe Not

...To Watch Mendenhall Drag Me Into the Endzone

...To Watch Big Ben Fake Hand the Ball off to Me

...To Watch Big Ben Do the Endzone Strolling

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What Should Brett Favre Do?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

He should definitely send pictures of his purple helmet to Roger Goodell as a thank you for not suspending him.

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Why Does Venus Williams Look Like a Basket?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

"Hi, I'm Venus Williams. My sister has won 5 Grand Slams since the last time I won one, however I continually beat her in the ludicrous outfit category. Remember the nude shorts. Well now I bring to you... a woven basket on my stomach!"

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Faces of Fail: Mr. Tom Brady 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Preparing to Fail, Tom Brady Fail

GNAR MY TEETH, Tom Brady Fail

Don't Touch Me Big Man, Tom Brady Fail

:( Boo Hoo Sad Face, Tom Brady Fail

On Bended Knee, Tom Brady Fail

Sulking Tom, Tom Brady Fail

OH COME ON, Tom Brady Fail

KAPOW, Tom Brady Fail

How's My D*** Taste, Tom Brady Fail

The Scoreboard is Wrong, Tom Brady Fail

Staring into the Abyss, Tom Brady Fail

Good Game Tom, Tom Brady Fail

Leave Me Alone Nacho, Tom Brady Fail

It's Ok Big Guy, Tom Brady Fail

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