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.

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SI Swimsuit Models
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Fat Football Coaches Silhouettes
Lefty Hitters Silhouettes
To The Rack Silhouettes
The Ladies of Jeter
Bodies of the WTA
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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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