NY Mets 90 Wins '14 Well, it didn't happen. Maybe next year.

NY Mets 90 Wins '14 Well, it didn't happen. Maybe next year.
Yes, "Ya Gotta Believe!" W 79 L 83, tied for 2nd, listed above the other team, in the NL East. At least, the Binghamton Mets are the Double A Eastern League Champions '14.

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In football, should a fumble stop play at the point of the fumble, with possession of the ball not changing ? Would the new rule result in fewer injuries, a more wide open game ?

Should Lance Armstrong have kept fighting the doping charges ?

Yankees' Star Catcher Jorge Posada to the Hall of Fame ?

Should the fans have a say, based on "one fan, one vote", in who gets elected to the various sports' Halls of Fame ?

Monday, December 29, 2014

NASA Station Spacewalk Game

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Friday, October 25, 2013

A New Name for Washington DC's NFL Pro Football Team ?

Some don't like the team's current nickname, considering it a pejorative.

Should it be changed ?

If yes, to accommodate the justifiable preferences of the objectors, perhaps a public naming suggestion, voting, selection website may be established, or it might be done via Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc..

Herewith are a few offerings to start the conversion conversation :

The Washington Reds, the Washington Skins, the Washington 'Skins, the Washington Rothskins, the Washington Natives, the Washington DCs, the Washington Ringtones, the Washington Rubies.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Earned Run Attribution

For example, a pitcher allows a baserunner, or runners, and then is replaced by a relief pitcher.

The runner, or runners, subsequently scores, or subsequently score, an earned run, or runs, before the half of the inning is over, as a result of the relief pitcher's pitching.

The earned run, or runs, is, or are, charged to the first pitcher.

A more accurate charging of a run, or runs, would result if fractional, or decimal, runs are charged, according to the number of bases allowed.

For example, the first pitcher allows a double, is replaced by a relief pitcher, who allows a double, which scores the baserunner, to a batter that half inning.

The first pitcher would be charged half, or .50, of an earned run; the relief pitcher would be charged half, or .50, of an earned run.

Each has allowed two bases, half, .50, of a run. If the above runner scored as an unearned run, only the number of bases allowed as earned would be charged, to the pitcher who allowed them.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

"Half Price" Pizza If...

A pizza purveyor is offering some of its pizzas at "half price" if the Yankees score six runs or more, win.

Does that provide the pizza purveyor with an incentive to root for the Yankees to score less than six runs, to score six or more runs but lose ?

Monday, September 2, 2013

QB Contro

As the Jets turn
From Sanchez
To Smith
Is it a myth redux ?

Do the Jets
Need a new owner ?
Should the league
Take them over ?
For conduct unbecoming ?

As the Jets turn
From Sanchez
To Smith

The Legend of Beaver Falls
Looms Large

By way of Alabama
Came he
To guarantee a victory

For the AFL
Over the NFL.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Manti Te'o

Controversial Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o, he of the virtual girlfriend, was taken in the Second Round of the NFL Draft, as the Sixth Pick, 38th overall, by the San Diego Chargers.

Words similar to the above, to that effect, have appeared, or have been spoken, innumerable times, since the Draft.

Let's let this fellow put his troubles, his misfortunes, behind him, get on with his football career, with his life.

Tim Tebow

The Jets have released QB Tim Tebow, about a year after trading for him, then not playing him much at all, either as a starter or as a backup.

Did the Jets have second thoughts because of Tebow's demonstrativeness of religion ?

Did Mark Sanchez play well enough to keep the starting position ?

Tim Tebow cleared waivers, is now a free agent.

Is his future in the Canadian Football League, like Doug Flutie, to return to the NFL at a later time ?

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Motor Vehicle Stopping Distances, and Stopping Times

I wish the road tests of motor vehicles would include the time it takes for the vehicles to stop from a speed.

For example,  60 MPH > 0 MPH : 114 Feet in 2.6 Seconds.

The Boston Marathon Bombing : Sports At Risk

Was the Boston Marathon Bombing the product of another Newtown Nut ?

Anathema as it was, at least this time it wasn't with a gun.

A situation which just goes to prove the NRA right ?

Guns aren't the only source of violence against humanity. Just look at 09/11, when plastic knives and human sacrificers almost brought down an empire, with hijacked airliners.

Even if the Second Amendment were repealed, a nut could still wreak havoc.

What's the public to do ?

Come, let us enjoy our sports without fear. Come, let us have civilization in gear.

Education which includes the proper use of, respect for, guns, along with shooting range practice, if feasible, in our public, in our private, schools' curriculums may be a start.

Education which includes learning the methodologies of non-violent civil disobedience, like those of Christ, Thoreau, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., may help follow up.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Winning Streaks in the NBA

The Lakers' 33 game winning streak was over two seasons.

The Heat's 27 game winning streak was in one season.

How many of the Lakers' wins occurred in one season ?

Saturday, March 9, 2013

World Baseball Classic

Should the World Baseball Classic be discontinued ?

Post what happened to First Baseman Mark Teixeira, the New York Yankees may think so.

Post what happened to Third Baseman David Wright, the New York Mets may also think so.

Or perhaps the WBC should be turned into a virtual, fantasy, event, the World Baseball Fantasy Classic, to eliminate the risk of injury, to eliminate the additional, excess, number of games, innings, played, to eliminate being away from the team.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Best Movies and Films

What is the Movie Of The Year, the MOTY ?

What is the Film Of The Year, the FOTY ?

What's the difference between a Movie and a Film ?

A Movie is ______________________________ .

A Film is ________________________________ .

Please COMMENT !   

Friday, January 18, 2013

Lance Armstrong Confesses

Lance Armstrong says it is so.

The Mayan Calendar claims another fulfillment --- of the end of the world as we know it.

He used banned substances, banned procedures, through his cycling career to enhance performance.

According to the US Anti Doping Agency, most cyclists did the same.

He would have been at a competitive disadvantage if he hadn't done it.

Were they, was he, wrong ?  Was, is, the ban wrong ?

Should the banned substances, the banned procedures, have been allowed ?

Should the banned substances, the banned procedures, be allowed retroactively ?  Should any and all penalties associated with the use of PE Drugs, of PE Procedures, be rescinded and removed ?

"Say it ain't so, " US Anti Doping Agency, Rule Making Organizations, etc. ?

'Say it ain't so," Pro, College, High School, etc., Sports; Entertainment, Real Life, ?

Sunday, August 19, 2012

A Tale of Two Mannings

Should the Jets have signed Peyton Manning and traded Mark Sanchez to Denver for Tim Tebow ?

Monday, August 13, 2012

Southern Calif to Southern Mich

So Road & Track is moving from Newport Beach to Ann Arbor, to be near the center of the auto industry, to be close to its fellow Hearst Auto publication, Car AND Driver.

Consolidation of the publications' back office, etc., functions, is planned.

Perhaps the editorial functions can follow. After all, who needs to publish more than one automoto mag  ?

Car Driver Road Track ?  Car Road Driver and Track ?  How would you name it ?

Does the move leave Motor Trend as the only major auto magazine located in sunny So Cal ?  If so, it has a defacto monopoly on the sushine, on the warmth, year round.

USA Wins Olympic Men's Basketball Gold Medal

USA 107
Spain 100

Maybe the NBA would be interested in expanding to Europe. The league might offer a franchise to the Spanish National Team, perhaps as the Madrid Mas.

Dwight Howard to L.A.

In a four team, twelve player, megatrade, Dwight Howard has moved from the Orlando Magic to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Shades of Shaquille O'Neill, and Lew Alcindor, Jr.- Kareem Abdul Jabbar.

Tinsel and Tawdry Town has another star to call its own, another footprint for its Sidewalk of Fame.

Will the trade bring an NBA Championship Ring to L.A. ?

Only God knows for sure, but combined with the Lakers' other player personnel moves, the team members may be already measuring for ring sizes.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Motor Vehicles' Sideview Mirrors

Most cars and trucks have sideview mirrors mounted beneath the front of the front windows, on the front doors.

Those positions result in the driver having to turn to view the mirrors, thus taking the driver's eyes off the road ahead.

Although the side and rear view mirrors can be adjusted, or replaced, and/or modified, to provide a full view, eliminating blank spots, few people do any of that, and they still have to twist and turn to see.

Safety is enhanced by having a full view of a vehicle's surroundings, without twisting and turning. The improved, increased, safety was proven by insurance company research.

The full view is given by having the sideview mirrors mounted on or near the front tops of the vehicle's front fenders.

For examples, search the web for the Toyota 2000GT, the 1965 Maserati 3500GT, the 1981-85 Japan Domestic Market Honda Accord, or the 2013 Pagani Huayra.

The author of this post owned, drove, a car with its sideview mirrors mounted on the tops of its front fenders; is speaking from experience.

To improve pedestrian safety, the tops-of-the-front-fenders-mounted sideview mirrors might be integrated into the fenders, like the tachometer was integrated into the hood of some versions of GM's Pontiac Firebird.

Friday, June 22, 2012

2012 NBA Champions

The Heat
The Thunder
Four games to one.
Makes you wonder:
Game One a fluke ?
Or did the Heat
Do a juke
And waste one
To throw off the Thunder ?

James, Bosh, and Wade
Have helped bring an NBA Championship Victory Parade
To the Sunshine State.

Just goes to show you
Money can buy happiness
If your definition of happiness
Is an NBA Championship.

Time for LeBron, Chris, and Dwayne
To move on, en masse, to help bring an NBA Championship
To another team ?

Maybe to the Charlotte Bobcats ?
Combined with the Bobcats' Choices
In the 2012 NBA Draft
Would it bring an NBA Championship Ring winning team ?

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

NHL's Third or Fourth ?

This year's NHL Stanley Cup is between the Los Angeles Kings, a Golden State team, and the New Jersey Devils, a Garden State team.

Do you mine, pan, or sluice ?  Do you rake, harrow, or sow ? Are you a Prospector or a Gardener, a  King or a Devil ?

The New York Rangers, an Empire State team, and the Phoenix Coyotes, a Grand Canyon State team, are co-runners-up in the NHL this year.

Are you a fan of Empire ?  Are you a fan of Canyon ?

What about it, NHL ? Have a one game playoff for Third or Fourth, before the Stanley Cup Finals ?

NBA's Third or Fourth ?

This year's NBA Championship Finals are between the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder, between a Sunshine State team and a Sooner State team. Which would you like, Sunshine or Thunder ?

The Boston Celtics, a Bay State team, and the San Antonio Spurs, a Lone Star State team, are either Third or Fourth in the NBA Today. If the NBA had a one game playoff for Third and Fourth, which team would win, the Bay or the Star ?

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Show Bowl (c LATM)

The Pro Football Championship Game teams have been set. Either the Giants or the Patriots will be First or Second in Pro Football this year.

The Ravens and the Forty-Niners are either Third or Fourth. Which is Third, which is Fourth ?

What about one game, The Show Bowl (c LATM),  played on the Sunday after the Conference Championships, instead of the Pro Bowl, to determine it ?

The Pro Bowl, if played between the Conference and the League Championships, precludes participation from members of the teams preparing for The Big Game.

The Pro Bowl might be played at a different time, or turned into an Honorary Selection, or offered as a Virtual All-Star Game, to be viewed on various types of equipment: TVs, Tablets, Mobile Phones, Computers; broadcast and narrowcast, including on the radio.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


In the NBA today
They start to play
On Christmas Day
A gift for the fans
No doubt
They'd like that it be seen that way
In the NBA today.

I wish they'd have been
To operate under
The terms of the
Until they are able
To come to an
Agreement on a
New one
Either by law or as part of the previous contract
Now that would have been a REAL gift for the fans, who were unrepresented at the bargaining table, shaped and decorated like a basketball, or net.

Monday, October 10, 2011

2011 American League Division Playoffs

If you're a Yankee fan, its between the New York Yankees and the Detroit Paper Tigers.

The 2011 Women's World Cup Soccer Championship Game was tied in regulation time. Then they had a shoot-out to determine which team won. Why not have co-champions in the circumstances of a tie in regulation time ?

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