What Does That Mean, Really?

by A.J. Coltrane

From left to right: Team Name, Kenpom Rank (minimum, top 50), 3-point percentage and rank, free throw percentage and rank, 3-point attempted quantity and rank. The ranks are relative to all 347 Division I teams.

Then it’s me screwing around with numbers. The “Vol” is the Volatility of the team. It’s 3P% […]

What Year Is It?

By Blaidd Drwg

You have probably already seen this State Farm commercial featuring Kerry Wood and Andre Dawson…

But have you seen the blooper reel?

I guess it proves you should never work with baseball players or insurance agents when shooting commercials.


by A.J. Coltrane

Zack Lowe of Grantland/ESPN on the impact on the trade deadline of the new NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

I don’t think he has a high opinion of Dwight Howard:

People seem to forget this, but we also had three massive deals between August and late January, two of which — for Rudy […]

Kyrie Irving As An Old Man. And Bad Brains.

by A.J. Coltrane

Wizards star guard Kyrie Irving with some excellent makeup making fools of guys in a pickup game as “Uncle Drew”:


And as promised, Bad Brains:

Dessert Island Cookbooks

By Iron Chef Lefotvers

I recently saw a list of the top 10 selling cookbooks for 2012 and it is a rather disappointing list, led by the Barefoot Contessa’s new tome. It got me thinking, if I were stranded on a dessert island (no that is not a typo, I really would love to be […]

Beer of the Week: Elysian Brewing Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout

By Iron Chef Leftovers

Living in Seattle, which does have a slight (and justified) reputation for being an over-caffinated city, you would expect that you would see more coffee based beers, but you don’t. For the 2012 Seattle Beer Week, Elysian Brewing was selected to come up with the beer for the event and they […]

A Different Take on Hall of Fame Voting

By Blaidd Drwg

To become eligible to vote in the annual Baseball Hall of Fame election, you need to be a member of the Baseball Writers Association. To become a member of the BBWAA, you need to cover baseball and be voted in by a committee (which is why some of the more brilliant baseball […]

Gears Of War: Judgment Releases Today

by A.J. Coltrane

Gears of War: Judgment releases today!

Here’s an interview with Senior Producer Alan Van Slyke:


Looks awesome!

I Suppose This is Fair

By Iron Chef Leftovers

If you are a pig and eat a cobbler, I suppose you should offer the cobbler some bacon too.

From Pearls Before Swine on January 1.

Beer of the Week: Hale’s Ales Cascade Mist Wet Hop

One of the great things about where I live is that I have 5 (and soon to be 7) breweries within walking distance of my house. It makes for a regular rotation for me to stop in to each of these places and try the new and exciting stuff that they have on tap, and, […]