Waiting for the Sun(choke)

By Iron Chef Leftovers

A few weeks ago, Coltrane and I went to a cooking class at Le Gourmand and one of the items on the menu involved Jerusalem Artichokes, also known as Sunchokes. What is a sunchoke you ask, well here is your answer (from wikipedia):

The Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), also called the […]

Observations from the Mariners home opener

By Blaidd Drwg

As I sit here yet again late at night, working, I find myself reflecting on the Mariners home opener. The game was not pretty – they got shellacked badly and the offense looked lifeless. I won’t bother with a game recap, there are plenty of those out there, I wanted to talk […]

Cleveland Browns Fan To Sue NFL

By Blaidd Drwg

I saw on ESPN that a Cleveland Browns fan is suing the team and the NFL for breach of contract for his personal seat license.

The heart of the lawsuit is this:

Lanci claimed that the lockout denies him the right under the personal seat licenses to go to Browns games and […]

Artis Gilmore Enters The Hall, Belatedly

by A.J. Coltrane

“Rodman, Mullin, Highlight Hall Class Of 2011”

I guess that’s sort of accurate, Dennis Rodman and Chris Mullin *are* going into the Basketball Hall of Fame — but really… look at the charts, starting with career totals:

Player Points Rebounds Assists Artis Gilmore 24941 16330 3050 Dennis Rodman 6683 11954 1600 Chris Mullin 17911 […]

Season Wins Projections For The M’s

by A.J. Coltrane

The Vegas over/under for M’s season wins opened in the 67.5 – 68.5 range. The number closed at 70.

I recently read somewhere that in 2010 there were a few significant differences between sabermetric projections and the Vegas lines, and that this year they’re pretty much in agreement.

There goes an angle.

Master of Muppets:


The Optimist vs. The Pessimist on the Mariners

By Blaidd Drwg

As I was working at 2 AM the other morning and was trying to stay awake watching a file load, I started thinking about the 2011 season for the Mariners and what that is going to look like. I took a “best case” and “worst case” look at the team and eventually […]

Recommended Game: Angry Birds

by A.J. Coltrane

The Slingshot

The premise of Angry Birds is simple:  Use the slingshot to launch birds and attack structures that are hiding pigs. The object on each level is to “pop” all of the pigs before running out of birds.

Different birds do different things: some split into pieces, some explode upon impact, […]