Monthly Archives: December 2011

Invoking the Da Blog Twenty-Fifth Amendment

As this post goes live, I will be going unconscious. About an hour later, I will come to, and my mouth will feel like utter crap and will continue to feel that way for most of the rest of the week after I get my wisdom teeth removed. As a result, expect posting to be […]

Reconsidering the 100 Greatest Movies Project

It’s been a while since I talked about my 100 Greatest Movies Project, my attempt to create the definitive list of the greatest movies of all time by combining all the lists that have come before. In fact, I haven’t talked about it very much in over three years, back when I was still on […]

Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch: Week 15

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 […]

Getting some sports graphics out of the way before NBA season starts

The last time we talked about sports graphics, I noticed that by going widescreen, ESPN was able to attach statistics to the side of their baseball box rather than have it pop in and out, in a move reminiscent of something TNT had been trying with their NBA coverage. I wondered if that meant all […]

Breaking down what the NFL’s new TV deals mean

The NFL may have just made the biggest change to its television and week-by-week scheduling structure since it lifted the blackout on sold-out home games… without changing any networks. Last week, the NFL renewed its deals with CBS, Fox, and NBC for another nine years through 2022. One part of the deal will involve “expanded […]

It’s the final countdown! Do-do-do-do!

No matter when a fixed date is, you can count down to it. There’s something I find fascinating about this. You can count down to this moment, or that moment, or the moment a few moments from now. Once one moment passes and the countdown runs out on it, there’s another moment you can count […]

2011 College Football Rankings – Week 14

For the past few weeks I’ve been resigned to the fact that an LSU-Alabama rematch was probably the least bad option for the national title game. It would pit two teams from the same conference that met in an unwatchable snoozefest in the regular season and include a non-conference champion, but none of the other […]

Catching up on the sports television wars

I stopped doing my Sports TV Wars posts in an attempt to reserve all my blogging time for football posts, so let’s not wait any longer to catch up on the developments from the last two months. The World Cup bidding ended in a double upset, making the Wars far more interesting: Fox stealing the […]

NFL Schedule: Week 15

Much better slate of games this week, and this goes up just in time for the not-so-good Thursday night game. What is the Median Expected Score? Away MXS Home Time (ET) TV DTV Announcers NTR SIRIUS Notes Away Home #25(4-9) 14¼-27¾ #9(8-5) Thu 8:20 PM Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan WW1 92 93 "You’re […]

Simulated Experts’ Fantasy League: Playoff Preview

Despite a rather pathetic number of total points scored, Ron Burgundy All-Stars managed to take advantage of a surprisingly weak week from Worldwide Leaders to lock up its playoff spot, finishing a four-game season-ending winning streak, while College Busters rode the second-best performance of the final week to steal the last playoff spot from The […]