The Huskies Achillies

by A.J. Coltrane

The WSU Men’s Basketball team defeated UW last night, 80-69.  WSU led by as much as 21 before the Huskies pulled to within 6 points with 4:04 to go. Had the Cougars played with better fundamentals late in the second half the score would have never would have gotten that close.

I think the Cougars may have “exposed” the […]

Is Carmelo The Man?

by A.J. Coltrane

Joe Posnanski hits the essence of the Carmelo Anthony trade on the head:

Many people are asking whether the Knicks made a good trade for Carmelo Anthony. It’s an interesting question, but I think there’s a related question that’s more interesting. I don’t think it matters too much what good players the […]

When Pigs Become Ghosts….

By Iron Chef Leftovers …it seems they come back as pork products. From Pearls Before Swine. I am pretty sure that some day I am going to experience a haunting like this one:

Ground Kontrol in Portland

by A.J. Coltrane

In Portland and wondering what to do? All three of these places are near the train station and within walking distance of each other.

Courtesy of the Ground Kontrol website. My pictures didn’t come out. (Too dark, go figure.)

Ground Kontrol:  It’s an awesome arcade, straight out of the 80’s. The […]


by A.J. Coltrane

Fun piece about the history of Strat-O-Matic here.

My 1979 math teacher introduced our class to Strat-O-Matic, I think using the flimsy math underpinnings of the game as justification.

If only Griese had *this* good of a season!

My 1979 Strat-O-Matic football team:

Quarterback- Bob Griese

Running Back- Archie Griffin

Full Back- Horace […]

The Dream Shake

by A.J. Coltrane

I was watching the Orlando-Boston game before the Super Bowl this past weekend.  Dwight Howard got the ball on the low block and put together a series of spin moves and scored.

My reaction:  “That’s the Dream Shake!”

Hakeem Olajuwon has been working with big men since 2006, including Kobe Bryant, Rashard […]

Super Blowouts

by A.J. Coltrane

Maybe they’re not all blowouts, at least not lately.  Left axis is the percentage of each victory margin, bottom axis is decade :

There were five blowouts in a row in the 80’s, and three out of four Superbowls of the 1960’s were blowouts too.

It was this column that got me thinking […]