Thursday, December 30, 2010

Fantasy Sports Warriors Slow Mock Draft

I am participating in a slow mock draft for the Fantasy Sports Warrior site.  This is a 16 team baseball draft, which consists of 22 rounds.  Typical 5x5 stats, that is to say, HR, R, RBI, AVG, SB & W, S, ERA, WHIP, K.  We will draft 13 offensive players (C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OF, OF, OF, OF, OF, UT) and 9 Pitchers (SP and RP as we see fit.
Here's a link to the spreadsheet I have set up to track the draft on GoogleDocs.  Still trying to figure out how best to export this to Tableax Public, but don't hold your breath on that coming soon.  I have also embedded the spreadsheet below, but this may not be the best way to get the data, due to the size of the spreadsheet on this blog's page.  I have to think about this for the rest of the year before I decide if it works.

I will update as each round finishes or as time permits.  Any comments or suggestions regarding picks is appreciated. 
Note that my projections are based on the 2011 Bill James numbers, which I always found to be a bit conservative.  You can get your own glimpse of those projections by going to FanGraphs and looking over the individual player pages.  The projections tab will take to where you want to go.
Also, I will be running weekly mock drafts on Mock Draft Central for Fantasy Gameday come February until the end of spring training.  If you are interested in participating, just post a comment or go to the Fantasy Gameday site and leave us a message.  Or read my articles for the link to the drafts.  Hell, I'm easy.

The true story behind the Metrodome roof collapse

All we've been given to explain the collapse of the roof at the Metrodome is that one video taken by security cameras, that gave no clue as to the real cause.  Until now.  Thanks to the generous Walter Cherepinsky of Walter Football I am proud to present the truth to all my readers:

How did the roof collapse at the Metrodome? 

Note that you need to click on the image in this post for the GIF to play properly.  Or just go over to Walter's page at the link above.  We are all about giving you options at Planet 10.

100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time

There are a number of these collections on YouTube.  Just do a search for hh1edits and revel in the glory.  Here's the latest I've found:

Dane Sanzenbacher mugshot

Also from the wonderful Walter Football site, take a gander at the image for Dane Sanzenbacher on his Wikipedia page.  Beauty, eh?

Friday, December 10, 2010

CNN makes a boo-boo

Live TV is filled with a lot of inane talking heads, especially on CNN, Fox, and MSNBC.  But then you get a brilliant bit of unintended humor like this:

A tip o' the cap to Midwest Sports Fans for alerting me to this gem.