Monthly Archives: November 2011

Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch: Week 12

NBC’s Sunday Night Football package gives it flexible scheduling. For Weeks 10-15, the games are determined on 12-day notice, 6-day notice for Week 17. The first year, no game was listed in the Sunday Night slot, only a notation that one game could move there. Now, NBC lists the game it “tentatively” schedules for each […]

Last-Minute Remarks on SNF Week 14 Picks

Week 14 (December 11): Tentative game: NY Giants @ Dallas Prospects: NFC East clash, with both teams moderately good and tied for the division lead entering Week 12. For a flex to have ever been in the realm of possibility, one or both teams would have had to completely collapse and the other game would […]

2011 College Football Rankings – Week 12

After a weekend of upsets, it’s official: we’re going to have a one-loss team in the national championship game, and after a few years of relative lack of controversy the BCS mess is back with a vengeance. An LSU-Alabama rematch may be the least bad option at this point; no one, not even the people […]

NFL Schedule: Week 12

We’re finally out of the byes, and this week we’re getting a Thanksgiving feast featuring two matchups between top-ten teams and… the Cowboys game? What is the Median Expected Score? Away MXS Home Time (ET) TV DTV Announcers NTR SIRIUS Notes Away Home #1(10-0) 31¼-24¾ #9(7-3) Thu 12:30 PM Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver […]

Simulated Experts’ Fantasy League: Final 3 Weeks Schedule

Here are the numerical assignments for the final three weeks of the regular season: Swimsuit Issues Worldwide Leaders College Busters The SportsLine Commissioner’s Favorite Politically Incorrect Team Infograph Inside Information Indy Tea Party Ron Burgundy All-Stars Takedown Glaze Wisdom of Crowds Cross-reference here for the exact schedule.

Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch: Week 11

NBC’s Sunday Night Football package gives it flexible scheduling. For Weeks 10-15, the games are determined on 12-day notice, 6-day notice for Week 17. The first year, no game was listed in the Sunday Night slot, only a notation that one game could move there. Now, NBC lists the game it “tentatively” schedules for each […]

Argh, is Elan being sensible when the plot calls for it again?

(From The Order of the Stick. Click for full-sized race against time.) After a year-and-a-half in the Empire of Blood, it’s looking like we’re finally starting to move back to the main plot. Tarquin just took a single strip to drop most of the knowledge, for what it’s worth, on Girard that he’s promised during […]

Last-Minute Remarks on SNF Week 13 Picks

Week 13 (December 4): Tentative game: None. For the first time ever, the NFL has announced that it is pulling a game out of primetime before the two-week deadline – Colts-Pats has become that sucky. Notably, they haven’t announced a replacement yet, which suggests there are multiple candidates… Protected games: Jets-Redskins (CBS) and Packers-Giants (FOX). […]

Why MLS may be making a huge mistake

The Seattle Sounders have become the envy of all of MLS, succeeding beyond anyone’s wildest dreams for an MLS team, with by far the best fanbase in the league. From the day it started, the Sounders have been a truly major-league franchise in Seattle, something pretty much every other MLS team can only dream of. […]

Also? I can’t believe post-Scratch Lalonde is every bit as much an alcoholic as Rose’s mom was. And she’s 15.

(From MS Paint Adventures: Homestuck. Click for full-sized uranium shortage.) The post that went up on Monday night/Tuesday morning was actually pretty much done last Saturday. In the week since then, enough has happened, and enough questions have been raised, that I’m actually rather interested in this act, even if Hussie is likely to resolve […]