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NCAA March Madness Methodology – Battle of The Alumni

March 14, 2012 1 comment

And this years winner is……. Burt Reynolds! Yes, seriously, Burt Reynolds wins. Ok well maybe not but the school he once attended is going to win. And that school is Florida State.

I’ve always gotten along well with Texans. You’ve got to.

Ok now to explain where I’m coming from. My methodology last year of using actual basketball stats to try and work some sort of system out. That didn’t go so well. I ended up with a whooping 55 points and a third place finish in our bloggers cup. Thats why this year, I’ve decided to throw basketball skill out the window and do something more interesting. My new methodology is to find famous alumni (or anyone who attended but maybe didn’t quite finish all of their degree) from each school and match them up head to head, who would I rather spend a day with. Its totally irrelevant to basketball but it will find me a sure winner.  Read more…

The Edmonton Oilers Are Cursed

January 19, 2012 2 comments

The date was June 5, 2006. The number 8 seed in the West was the cinderella story of the year knocking off the President’s Trophy winners Detroit Red Wings, the San Jose Sharks, and the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on their way to the Stanley Cup Finals to meet the number 2 seed in the east, the Carolina Hurricanes. The Oilers had made it back to the finals for the first time in 16 years. Read more…

Sean’s NCAA Basketball Tournament Methodology: Who Can Stay Cool?

March 17, 2011 3 comments

This Badger Means Business

If I’ve learned anything from the past few March Madness tourneys, it is that when the game is on the line, the team that can either shoot the prayer of a three, or can stay calm and make free throws late in the game, always wins. This is why I based all my bracket choices on one thing. The team with the higher combined 3-point percentage and free throw percentage wins. Read more…

Edmonton Oilers 2011 Trade Deadline, Hemsky And Penner

February 23, 2011 1 comment

Right now the Oilers hold two of the biggest trade targets approaching this years trade deadline. Ales Hemsky and Dustin Penner.

 

Hemsky Breaking Through The San Jose Defense

I have always loved Hemsky for his ability to dangle around any defender he wants, and his ability to make even the crappiest players *cough* Shawn Horcoff *cough* look like actual NHL players. He can bring your team back from any deficit, most famously in game 6 of the ’06 playoffs vs Detroit when he scored 2 goals along with playoff hero Fernando Pisani to come back from 3-0, win the game, and clinch the series. He is also one of the best passers in the game, making him a key player on the Oilers. But that’s when he is healthy. He has never played a full 82 game season with his shortest season coming last year when he missed 60 games. Its no wonder the Oilers were so terrible with their best player only playing 22 games. In those 22 games he had 22 points. Read more…

Loveable Losers. The Oilers, Cavs, Clippers and Many More

February 1, 2011 4 comments

Every year, in all the four main professional sports in North America, there is one team who is leaps and bounds… behind everyone else. The teams from the last two years are as follows: Hockey – Edmonton Oilers(27-47-8), New Jersey Devils so far(16-30-3). Basketball – New Jersey Nets(12-70), Cleveland Cavaliers so far(8-39). Football – St Louis Rams(1-15), Carolina Panthers(2-16) (the worst of the worst came in 2008 when the Detroit Lions went 0-16). Baseball – Washington Nationals(59-103), Pittsburgh Pirates(57-105).

Being an avid Edmonton Oilers fan it pains me to be writing this article. As things sit right now, the Oilers aren’t the worst team in the league Read more…

Super Bowl XLV Thoughts

January 29, 2011 1 comment

Super Bowl XLV is only eight days away and I couldn’t be more excited. I really enjoy the Super Bowl because of the four main professional sports in North America (baseball, hockey, football, and basketball) it’s the only final that is set on one exact date. All the other three have their final series that will eventually name one team the winner, but with the Super Bowl, its a day you can mark on your calendar weeks, even months before. Although he is resentful, one friend always volunteers to have all his buddies over and have a few grown up pops and eat some artery clogging food. Its a time to totally let yourself get caught up in all the hype going into it and then eventually just sit down and watch a good game. Even the people who haven’t watched a single game all year become fans when they flick the game on. Read more…