Explicit Memories and Baseball WAR: Or, Why Rickey is My GOAT.

They say kids can start forming memories at around the two-year mark, but explicit memories don’t start forming until around seven. Explicit memories are the ones that require conscious recall. Implicit are mostly unconscious, emotional recollections, not what we as adults (adult-ish) think of when we talk about memories. I find myself stumbling across this info while also reading a new biography by Howard Bryant on my childhood favorite baseball player, Rickey Henderson. So, with that in mind, I headed over to Baseball-Reference to see who were the best players by WAR I have actual explicit memories of watching, or…players … Continue reading Explicit Memories and Baseball WAR: Or, Why Rickey is My GOAT.

NFL Mock Draft

Everyone and their mother does mock drafts these days. Here’s mine. 1 Jaguars Travon Walker, Edge, Georgia 2 Lions Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Michigan 3 Texans Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU 4 Jets Sauce Gardner, CB, Cincinnati 5 Giants Charles Cross, OT, Miss St. 6 Panthers Ikem Ekwonu, OT, NC State 7 Giants Kayvon Thibodeaux, Edge, Oregon 8 Falcons Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio St 9 Seahawks Evan Neal, OT, Alabama 10 Jets Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama 11 Commanders Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame 12 Vikings Drake London, WR, USC 13 Texans Jermaine Johnson, Edge, Florida St. 14 Ravens Jordan Davis, DT, … Continue reading NFL Mock Draft

2022 NFL Draft Bets

There was a long time I completely nerded out on the NFL draft. I was in a dynasty league that required it to be competitive. Since that league folded a few years back, coupled with years of ineptitude by Raiders’ drafters, I don’t dive all in on the draft as much as I use to. But that doesn’t stop me from firing bets off. Where would be the fun in that. I won’t have time to break down these, but did want to post my running log of NFL draft bets. These have been placed over the last couple of … Continue reading 2022 NFL Draft Bets

Mike Trout Watch: HOF WAR

One of the things I like to do every year near baseball’s opening day is take a look at where Angels outfielder Mike Trout is on the career WAR list (Baseball-Reference). He currently sits at 76.1. Trout is coming off an injury year, which combined with the shortened 2020 means he has “only” added 3.6 WAR over the last two seasons. Before that, his worst year was 6.9. So, last year, Trout passed Hall-of-Famers Paul Molitor, Old Hoss Radbourn and Sam Crawford. Up next in the pecking order, among hall-of-famers. These are all within reach with an Average Trout year. … Continue reading Mike Trout Watch: HOF WAR

Dunk City, Nine Years Ago Today

It was nine years ago today the world met Dunk City. 2013. Florida Gulf Coast University took the world by storm in the first two rounds of March Madness, knocking off Georgetown and San Diego St. as a 15-seed. And they did it in electrifying fashion. This year’s Sweet 16 has another 15-seed in the St. Peter’s Peacocks, but they did it in an entirely different fashion. Because very few could match Dunk City’s high-flying act. Seriously. Someone made a clip of all the dunks, because the internet is undefeated. Yes, I just watched it twice. You should too. I … Continue reading Dunk City, Nine Years Ago Today