Monthly Archives: January 2012

2011 College Football Rankings – After Bowls

After all is said and done, I must, begrudgingly, accept Alabama as my national champion. Perhaps if LSU had kept it closer, they might have an argument for a split title. Perhaps if Oklahoma State didn’t need overtime to beat an overrated Stanford team, they might have an argument for a split title. But Alabama […]

Redcloak, you magnificent bastard, I read your book!

(From The Order of the Stick. Click for full-sized crushing.) Warning: This post will contain spoilers for the Order of the Stick prequel Start of Darkness. As such, we’re hiding it behind a jump break. This means the comic image will overflow past the post itself on the main blog page; I can only hope […]

A Miniature Preview of the Divisional Games

All games are listed with their respective median expected scores. Saints 25½-21½ 49ers Fox, Saturday 4:30pm ET, announcers: Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa Most people still haven’t seen enough of the Niners to trust them enough, but the Saints are playing better than they have been all season. Then again, they’ve always been a […]

We could have avoided all this if the secret players weren’t so secretive.

(From MS Paint Adventures: Homestuck. Click for full-sized discussion of dream reconnaissance.) Just like that, we’re back to not knowing who’s really behind the assassination attempts – although it wouldn’t surprise me if Lalonde somehow had something to do with all of them. Nonetheless, you can ignore everything I said in my previous post, except the […]

Getting serious about Da Blog and Da Streak

How serious am I about continuing the post-every-day streak? I’m adopting a buffer for posts. There’s another new segment on the sidebar that will show how many days in advance I have posts in the pipe. For the moment, I have posts through next week: a post to include the MXS for the divisional games […]

I have a feeling Jane is going to regret agreeing to believe everything Ro-Lal says for 24 hours. Then again, by opening the file technically she’s already broken it.

(From MS Paint Adventures: Homestuck. Click for full-sized tree-loveseat.) After seeing the logo on Jane’s hacked file, I think we’ve pretty much established who’s behind the assassination attempts. In fact, if it weren’t for the fact that we’ve already seen Jane and Jake’s dreamselves (as well as UU’s assurances), I’d be back to thinking that […]

What the New York City Marathon’s new TV deal says about the sports TV wars

You probably don’t care all that much about the New York City Marathon, but its recent deal with ESPN says a lot as we approach the one-year anniversary of the start of the Wars. Previously, the New York City Marathon had aired on Universal Sports, a network most people probably haven’t heard of, and WNBC-TV […]

It’s the National Championship Pregame Show!

I’m frantically running around trying to make sure I have classes for the coming quarter (as in, the quarter that’s almost a week old already), so I only have one thing to say about the national championship game, which I won’t be watching. The MXS for the game is Alabama 21¾-19¾. No, I have no […]

Predictions for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2012

The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s selections are performed by a panel of 44 leading NFL media members including representatives of all 32 NFL teams, a representative of the Pro Football Writers of America, and 11 at-large writers. The panel has selected a list of 15 finalists from the modern era, defined as playing all […]

Perhaps I should have seen this coming, the way he wrapped up the Fantasy crew’s quest. Ironically, the Fantasy theme had an open-ended finale.

(From Irregular Webcomic! Click for full-sized history of the periodic table.) While researching the xkcd post from earlier today, imagine my surprise upon discovering that while I had stopped reading it, David Morgan-Mar had brought Irregular Webcomic! to a rather abrupt halt. What’s even more freaky is that my very last IWC post predicted that […]