Archive for March, 2014


Every other mamaluke on the planet is making their predictions for the 2014 MLB season, so I figured why not post mine?  I will obviously use this blog as proof when I get something right and completely ignore when I get something dead wrong.  Without further ado, here are my predictions for the winners of the 2014 Major League Baseball season. (more…)


One of my favorite bets to make is an over or under for a team’s total wins.  For those who do not know, casinos will set a number for the total amount of regular season wins for each Major League team.  You can then bet whether a team will go over or under that total.  If you truly believe a team is better or worse than expected, you can make some money while rooting for a bet all season.  Granted, this type of bet is risky due to injury and all the other unknowns that factor into a whole season.  But it gives you written proof in case you ever want to tell your friends “I told you so”. (more…)



What can beat a giant gator, a husky, a bear, and a man with a musket in a fight to the death?  Sparty can.  Now can Izzo and the boys bring back the “other” title to East Lansing?

So I know that Miguel Cabrera won the Triple Crown a few years ago, has made the playoffs the last two seasons, yada yada yada.  But anyone who doesn’t think that Mike Trout is the best overall player in baseball needs to get their brain fixed immediately.  Miggy is 30 years old, a butcher in the field, and will likely be buying a bigger sized wardrobe throughout the life on the contract.  Meanwhile, Mike Trout is 22 years old, which means he is likely five years or so away from his peak.

A look into Trout’s future house once he signs his big contract:


BTW, this is just ludicrous:


The Fantasy Report



Once the fantasy baseball and football seasons roll around, I get bombarded with trade, lineup, and waiver questions from my friends.  While I don’t mind giving out advice, I think it is better to get a wider array of opinions when making a big move.  The people at Trade Debate have come up with a real good-looking website that easily allows users to create a poll for a trade, start/bench, or waiver decision that they are thinking of making.  You choose your Sport (MLB, NBA, or NFL), Provider (ESPN, Yahoo, etc.), Scoring (Head to Head, Roto, etc.), Number of Teams, Subtype (Keeper/Non-Keeper/Dynasty), and any other league specific info (PPR in football, AL/NL Only in baseball, or Daily/Weekly Moves in baseball /basketball).  You then choose from a list of players that are in your potential transactions.  You can also supply any other information that may be relevant to making a decision.  Once your are done, the trade is posted and members on the site can choose which option of the trade, start bench,waiver claim is the best option.  Voting is easy and fun, since the subject matter is fantasy sports.  I truly recommend this for anyone looking to make a fantasy move of any sort.

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Michigan State Spartan vs. Tennessee Volunteer

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Tale of the Tape: Well after a bunch of fights between giant animals and mythical creatures, it all comes down to a fight between two humans with weapons.  Can the Spartan use his sword, shield, and rage to take down the Volunteer, or does the musket trumpet all?


Time- Teachers have long sought a foolproof method for holding their students’ attention and discouraging them from acting out. One educator in Belgium seems to have found a solution to that particular problem: revealing Game of Thrones spoilers.

Belgian daily Het Nieuwsblad reports that one math teacher, after confirming his students are fan of the HBO series based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Icenovels, told them he would reveal deaths from the as-yet unreleased seasons of the TV show if they did not remain quiet during class. (Despite growing concerns about Martin’s writing pace, the books — which the Belgian teacher has read — remain ahead of the TV series.)

The tactic is proving effective so far, although one classmate who reads ahead could easily undermine his whole plan. For now, however, the teacher’s approach remains evil and brilliant in equal measures — fitting qualities for a Game of Thrones-based scheme.

We all heard the stories from our parents when we were growing up.  Their teachers would use a paddle or a ruler on them if they misbehaved in class.  However, this is some next level shit.  You can take a couple of hits on the ass and will recover in a few minutes or so.  But to invest 30+ hours of your life to have a show spoiled for you?  That is just COLD BLOODED.



NY Daily News- Puff Daddy is back!

Musician and media mogul Sean Combs, who has gone by Sean “Puffy” Combs, P.Diddy and just plain Diddy, announced that he is returning to his old stage name Puff Daddy on Tuesday.

Combs, 44, dropped the name Puff Daddy in 2001. His decision to re-adopt his old name comes just before the release of his first album in four years, “MMM.

Here we go again.  Puffy hasn’t been in the news enough, so he had to change his name again.  And sure, there will be some discussion amongst younger people about the change.  However, I feel like it is older, whiter America that will harp on it, talking to their kids and grandkids about his different names.  Trust me, nothing will make you feel whiter than talking to someone over the age of 40 about the different monikers of Sean Combs.

I personally do not want to hear about another name change, unless he officially switches his name to Dolphin Teeth.  Hate hate hate hate hate hate.

However, I will say this.  The one good thing this whole name changing nonsense has brought is the old Ben Stiller line from the “Bad Boys For Life” music video.  Gets me every time.

We keep on rolling along, with the Final Four of the mascot tournament moving to Cowboys Stadium AKA Jerry’s World.




UCLA Bruin vs. Michigan State Spartan

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Tale of the Tape: That big bastard of a bear comes marching in after trouncing the Dayton Flyer, while Sparty dismantled the UConn Husky with a shutout.  The Spartan is fierce with his sword, but the bruin is a giant walking bear.  Who wins the first battle in the Final Four?


Baylor Bear vs. Tennessee Volunteer

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Tale of the Tape: The Baylor Bear absolutely squeaked out a win against the Aztec Warrior.  In the meantime, the Tennessee Vol made quick work of the Kentucky Wildcat.  Will the Volunteer be able to hunt down this North American Big Game animal?

So this is pretty damn incredible.  You go to the link above, choose any year, and all the pop culture references from that year that were on The Office will appear in a video.  Just another example of how awesome the internet is and how much time some people have on their hands.  Years from now people will wonder how we didn’t cure every disease, figure out world peace, or end hunger.  It is because people were making and watching things like this.  And it’s all worth it.

PS- The Top 5 characters on The Office are Meredith, Jim, Dwight, Michael, and Creed.  In that order.  Yeah I said it.