Category Archives: sports

*Correction

A while back I wrote a post containing a random football fact.  I have since discovered that that fact is wrong.  Whoops.  My bad.

The first 1,000 yards rusher in the NFL was in 1934 in the 3rd season of the NFL.  The player was a rookie running back for the Chicago Bears named Beattie Feathers.  It was his rookie season where he amassed 1,004 yards on a mere 119 carries.  A YPC (yards per carry) average of 8.44 (a record for running backs).  The record for YPC is now held by Michael Vick.  QBs do have an unfair advantage when it comes to YPC stats though because anytime a QB is tackled behind the line of scrimmage it is tallied as a sack and not a rush.

Did you also know that Dallas Cowboys’ rookie running back Felix Jones has a current YPC of 9.04?  While only 5 games into the season, if he continues at his current pace he will finish the season with the record.  Go Cowboys!

Know you know; and knowing is half the battle.

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Did you know…

the NFL didn’t see its first 1,000 yard rusher for 15 years after it’s inception in 1932?  Steve Van Buren who played for the Philadelphia Eagles rushed for 1,008 yards and 13 touchdowns that year.  It would take the league two more years to see the next 1,000 yard performance in both Van Buren and Tony Canadeo.

Know you know; and knowing is half the battle.

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The Nerdiest Thing About Me

I woke up early this morning.  It’s my day off.  I still woke up early.  I couldn’t help it.  I’m just so excited.  Today is the day.  The day!  Well not THE day, but a day that I’ve looked forward to for a long time.  It’s Fantasy Football Draft Day!

Please, try to contain your laughter. 

I’ve been a fantasy football nut since my high school days.  Each year my level of involvement grew.  It began with a random league with people I didn’t know.  Then it grew to a live online draft.  Then it grew to a live online draft with people I knew.  Then it grew to multiple leagues.  Now, I believe I have reached my fantasy football summit, the in-house fantasy draft.

You heard me right.  Tonight there will be 11 other fantasy football crazies in my house gathered around my living room pouring over player charts, making crucial predictions on who will be the better wide receiver Ben Obomanu or Roydell Williams.

I’m so looking forward to tonight.

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Weekly Vid Fix

You’ve all heard of child prodigies.  Some crazy kid with mad piano skills or a kid who’s memorized Pi to the umpteenth million decimal point.  Well they can all step aside.  This kid is going to leave them all wanting to be like him. 

 

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Mid-week Video*

So this is going to be my one reoccuring post topic.  Every Wednesday I will offer, for your viewing pleasure, a video.  Most of them will be humorous in content; some will be shocking; all will be awesome.  Continue reading

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I can’t stop laughing…

Why isn’t it that professional football teams make music videos laced with innuendo?  Try and watch this without laughing.  I’m willing to bet that it is almost impossible.

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I’m caving

So I have had a number of friends produce listsof things they wish to do in life.  I’ve always had a list of things I want to accomplish/experience in life floating in my head.  It seams like a good idea to put it in writing, or typing, or web-coding, or whatever you want to call this.  The list will be updated and added to and if this blog is still up and running by the time the list is completed that will be incredible.  Anywho, without further ado… Continue reading

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Wise Words from Dwight K. Schrute

I know the whole Rich Rodriguez thing is kind of old, but I found this video today that mixes two of the greatest things on earth: football and The Office.

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It’s Official

I, David Brower, no longer expect the Mavs to win another basketball game.

Shame on me for thinking that since we’ve had success for the better part of this millennium that we should still be good after going out and aquiring one of the best (if not the best) pure point guard in the game today. Apparently it doesn’t work like that. I guess it just so happens that when you do make such moves you show some promise in beating teams that a Canadian 7th grade girls basketball team could beat and then lay a complete egg against teams who are actually decent teams – not to mention teams you beat before the trade. I’m not even counting last nights game because we didn’t have Dirk with us, but still, to get beat that bad by a team with one star and a handful of role players is embarrassing. Continue reading

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