First Cuts: English Premier League

The U.S. advanced today by scoring at the 91-minute mark. Pretty crazy that that goal gave them first place in the group, whereas they would have been going home without it. Just one… Continue reading

In Search of an English Premier League Club

Like many Americans, I’ve been watching World Cup games when I get the chance, but I’m not so knowledgeable when it comes to the sport. I like it, though. I really do. I… Continue reading

Free songs!

Below is a list of approved-by-me, new(er) tunes … and the best part is that they’re all FREE downloads!┬áNone of these is deep-linked, so you may have to do a little searching once… Continue reading

My NHL “Fix”

I think it’s high time that the NHL embraces its esotericism … I propose that the following TEN TEAMS should be cut from the NHL.

Seven Year Itch: Name that player.

Don’t look it up. Give me your honest guess. This is a major league baseball player’s actual stats over a seven-year period: G AB H R HR RBI BA OBP SLG OPS YEAR… Continue reading

NFL in the 2000s

Much like my calculations measuring the performance of Major League Baseball franchises throughout the decade (which I still need to update, by the way), I give you the rankings of each NFL franchise,… Continue reading

Why did I quit you? Let me count the ways …

Dear NBA, I can’t put my finger on a single event that made me stop watching you. To be honest, I don’t remember exactly when I stopped watching. Whenever I decide to give… Continue reading

Predictions for the 2010 Major League Baseball Season

As relayed from a series of text messages between Drew and me, these are our official predictions for the 2010 Major League Baseball season. Yes, this is indicative of most of my text… Continue reading

The Rugbies

Behold the first official Rugbies download. “Better Off That Way” was something we first put together early 2009. This is an updated recording that we finished up at the end of last year,… Continue reading

The Best Albums of the Decade: ’00s, Part 2

Here is the finale to the best-albums-of-the-decade list. Check out part 1 to see #s 51-100. THE TOP 100 ALBUMS OF THE DECADE, CONTINUED: 50. Camera Obscura – Let’s Get Out of This… Continue reading

The Best Albums of the Decade: ’00s, Part 1

Here’s part one of the giant best-of-the-decade list I told you I was putting together. There wound up being 15 contributors. Each person submitted a list of their favorites of the decade. The… Continue reading

Best Albums of 2009

Best part of the year: list time! I’ve made a best-albums-of-the-year list every year since at least 1999, and there’s no end to that streak in sight. Below is a list of my… Continue reading

Fast pizza that isn’t completely terrible

I’m in the mood for pizza. Yes, right now. I don’t want to order it. Because you can’t order good pizza in Des Moines. (Also I have none money.) I don’t ever buy… Continue reading

Managerial Ineptitude

A lot of people like to think that weekly roster choices don’t really affect their fantasy squad all that much. That’s why so much emphasis is put on the draft. Allow my alarming… Continue reading