Monday, June 29, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
It’s already clear the Kahn is very much concerned about a player’s value, his salary and how it fits into the big picture with the cap. He really is focused on managing the cap.
That’s why I think Mike Miller definitely will be traded by draft night and why Randy Foye likely will be as well. I’m betting Kahn is looking ahead to Foye’s next contract and saying to himself what it will cost to re-sign Foye is beyond his worth...
Expect Kahn to try to use Miller or Foye and the team’s additional draft picks to try and get another top 10 pick in addition to their No. 6 pick so they can get UConn center Hasheem Thabeet, a true shot-blocker.
I'll tell you what--if Kahn can successfully blow up the franchise and rebuild on the basis of Thabeet and Jefferson sharing the paint, I'll be most impressed.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
"He lost Jason Kubel's pop-up in the sun for a single, couldn’t catch Michael Cuddyer's RBI bloop double, made a baserunning blunder and, most egregiously, flipped the ball into the stands after catching Mauer’s one-out sac fly.
Fans even booed Bradley when he was robbed of a hit on a diving catch by left fielder Delmon Young."
Thursday, June 11, 2009
With arguably the most exciting 4th quarter in Superbowl history, the Steelers v. Cardinals conflagration has begun to fade from our collective conscious. And so I'd like to bring y'all back to February 2008: no one had heard of swine flu, President Obama had just changed the address on his Netflix account, and people around the country were pulling for the Cardinals.
How They Got There
NFC West Champ Arizona Cardinals defeated young upstart Atlanta, buggered Delhomme's Panthers and out-gunned the Eagles to get to the Superbowl. In the regular season the offense ranked 4th in points and yards, and ranked #2 in passing.
The defense was fast and dynamic but prone to penalties and mistakes, ranking 28th in points allowed. While QB Warner had yet another outstanding season, team MVP was WR Larry Fitzgerald. In four playoff games, Fitzgerald posted 546 yards and 7 TDs.
AFC North Champ Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the talented but Norv-laden Chargers and the hard-hitting Ravens to get to the Superbowl. In the regular season, the #1 ranked defense in the NFL destroyed opponents throughout the year. They had no weaknesses.
The offense was capable but hardly elite, relying on QB Roethlisberger's arm with RB Wee Willie Parker slowed by injuries.
The team's MVP was the Linebacker unit. Led by J. Farrior's tackles, L. Woodley's sacks (six in three postseason games), L. Timmons's pass excellence, L. Foote's run excellence and NFL Defensive MVP J. Harrison, the Steelers LB unit was assuredly one of the very best in history.
The Steelers were the #2 seed and were 7 point favorites over the 9-7 Cardinals who were only in the playoffs because their division was so lachrymose. The Steelers had already won five Superbowls. The Cardinals? One playoff win since 1947.
But then, that's why they play the game itself.
Next Post: the game itself.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
As to the science, the main explanation is the effect of a high level of enzyme (lysozyme) activity. Compared to cow's milk, moose milk also has a higher fat (10%) and protein (8%) content, and much higher levels of aluminium, iron, selenium, and zinc.
You can hear all about it here, from NPR'sarchives. The guy who loves fresh moose milk sounds exactly like a guy who would love fresh moose milk.
It should also be noted that Moose Milk is often (well, not often) is made into one of the world's most expensive cheeses. As of a few years ago, there was apparently one dairy in the entire world that made moose cheese, so it is has not taken off yet, per se. The good news is that it sells for about $500/lb.
Hey American entrepreneurs, there is something that people in Europe have paid $500 a pound to acquire, and it apparently does not yet exist in America, home of people willing to pay a lot of money for anything. I smell business opportunity! Let's get some moose babies and start milking.
Friday, June 05, 2009
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
"That mass [of Costa Rican fans] arrives early. Eddie Pope, who played several qualifiers in Saprissa, remembers turning on the TV in his hotel room a few hours before an early-afternoon game and thinking he had found a game to watch before heading over to the stadium. He was wrong. The packed stadium on TV was Saprissa. And it was live.
By the time the teams get on the field, the visitors face a storm of abuse. The words don't hurt, but batteries, bottles and other objects can leave a mark. 'Coins are a favorite,' [Jeff] Agoos says. 'Tim Howard probably picked up a couple of extra dollars by being in goal.'"