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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… (read more)

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.

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,… (read more)

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… (read more)

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.)