Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Only A Matter Of Time

For many years, baseball’s only clock was the sun, and that worked pretty well. But with average game times in the major leagues creeping ever upward, there’s a move afoot to try and rein in how much time passes in the National Pastime. But the major culprit contributing to the length of baseball games doesn’t […]

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If Lovie Smith Got Fired, It Wouldn’t Be Unprecedented, But Nearly So

The¬†Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 1-5 under new head coach¬†Lovie Smith, and two of the five losses have been humiliating blowouts. Smith is in the first year of a four-year deal, and as the Bucs’ third head coach in the six years post-Jon Gruden, was supposed to bring stability to the position, so it’s unlikely he’ll […]

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Ladies And Gentlemen, Your Boston Brawlers (UPDATED)

The Fall Experimental Football League, the latest in the long line of alphabet soup alternative football leagues, kicks off its first season on Wednesday night when the Omaha Mammoths face the Boston Brawlers at a baseball park in the “major city” of Omaha. The FXFL, the brainchild of someone named Brian Woods, claims it’s a […]

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Congratulations To Jay….Gurden?

Nicely done by Washington’s NFL team on their own website: So when who I can only presume is Jay Gruden is announced this afternoon as the new head coach of the team, it’ll shift the list of the 100 NFL Head Coaching Hires I talked about the other day. So with Gruden’s hiring (he was […]

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1982 World Series Replay Game 2

I’m replaying the 1982 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers using the APBA Baseball game. After St. Louis’ 9-3 win in Game One, the pressure was on the American League champions to gain a split before the series shifts to Milwaukee. What happened? Find out after the jump.

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Fun Facts About The Last 100 NFL Coaching Hires

With Tampa Bay’s official announcement of their hiring of Lovie Smith as their new head coach, I thought I’d publish something I worked on a while back but never got around to making public: data on where NFL teams look (and to whom) when hiring a new head coach. Just because round numbers are fun, […]

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Kemo Sadly

There’s a moment about an hour into Gore Verbinski‘s The Lone Ranger where Johnny Depp‘s Tonto turns to the titular masked man and says, “Don’t be stupid.” If only someone had thought to tell Verbinski that. The latest update of the story of the Masked Rider of the Plains is, quite literally, the single dumbest […]

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Star Trek Cash In To Darkness

The alternate timeline device in 2009’s reboot of the Star Trek franchise gave director J.J. Abrams license to take the series anywhere he wanted. Unfortunately, he apparently wanted to take it to 1982. (Spoiler alert – you might not want to go past the jump if you haven’t seen this one yet.)

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Here’s Why Attractive Women Should Think Twice About Instagram

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Somebody Please Help Chris Dingman

Tampa Bay Lightning TV analyst Chris Dingman probably wishes he could get a mulligan after this line coming out of a feel-good community heroes segment on last night’s Sun Sports telecast of the game against the Flyers.

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