Look out for the Ducks

by Coltrane

Tim Floyd (former USC and NBA coach) has taken over the helm at UTEP.

Steve Lavin (former UCLA coach and ESPN broadcaster) is now at St. Johns.

The really interesting one to me was Tom Izzo of Michigan State denying that he had been contacted by Oregon.

Ernie Kent is gone. Oregon has hundreds […]

Conventional Wisdom - Sweet 16

by Coltrane

Source:  ESPN Tournament Challenge.  Listed below are the odds that “America” gave each team to make the Sweet 16.

Seed, Team, Odds Rank 1 Kansas – 90.3% 1 1 Kentucky – 83.9% 2 1 Syracuse – 82.7% 3 2 West Virginia – 76.1% 4 1 Duke – 73.6% 5 2 Kansas State – […]

Taste Washington

By Iron Chef Leftovers

The single best wine and food event in Washington, Taste Washington, takes place today at the Qwest Field Event Center starting at 2PM. How could you go wrong with 200 Washington Wineries and 75 restaurants under one roof. I will be there with Mrs. Iron Chef Leftovers and probably be nursing […]

Josh Beckett

By Blaidd Drwg

According to ESPN, the Red Sox will not offer Josh Beckett a 5 year deal, similar to the one that they gave John Lackey this off-season. I personally am not a big fan of Josh Beckett – for all of his talent, he has been very inconsistent over his career and seems […]

This is my thesis man! This is my closing argument!

by Iron Chef Leftovers

To fully quote the line from PCU – “‘A Bridge Too Far.’ Caine and Hackman in the same movie. This is my thesis man! This is my closing argument! I CAN STOP WATCHING TV!”

We write about food, sports and games on this site and now Seattle based author Cynthia Nims […]

Buyer Beware on Jimmy Claussen

By Blaidd Drwg

All of the mock drafts I have seen seem to be pretty high on Jimmy Clausen, the Notre Dame QB, who if you believe the hype, will be the next Joe Montana. I keep hearing about his poise, maturity and ability to deal with pressure – all of which lead a perennially […]

In what world does this make sense?

by Blaidd Drwg

It appears the Phillies have had internal discussions about making a trade offer of Ryan Howard for Albert Pujols. The Cardinals would be insane to take that deal – Howard is older than Pujols, he is not nearly as good as a defender, not even close to being in the same league […]

A Baseball Era Comes to a Close - A Followup

by Blaidd Drwg

Back on 2/16, I posted this: “Outside of Adam Dunn and Jack Cust (the 3 True Outcome Crew), Tug Hulett (don’t ask), Jason Kendall and Brian Giles (who are both looking like they should hang ‘em up), I just don’t really follow any individual player that closely.”

Well, I happened to be […]

Were the 2009 Mariners any better than the 1990 Mariners?

by Blaidd Drwg

With the plethora of predictions for the Mariners 2010 season out, it got me thinking, how did a team which scored 640 runs in 2009 manage to win 85 games. Their expected wins were 75 based on run differential and they managed to get lucky and win 35 games by 1 run. […]

Pizza Dough

by Coltrane

I originally took an interest in pizza dough when my mom got me an Oster bread machine.  (Thanks mom.)  I began by using the recipe that came with the bread machine.  My initial attempts all tasted like cardboard.  I started messing with the ratios of water, flour, yeast, oil, and salt.  I tried adding and removing […]