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Monday, December 10, 2007

Why are the Bulls so bad????

I was wondering around NBA.com and found this shooting chart breakdown for every single team and player in the league. It's pretty interesting to the shooting characteristics of each player. Who shoots the most layups? Who has a favorite spot for draining 3's? I think the most interesting thing was see that the Chicago Bulls are the only team in the NBA shooting under 47% for layups/dunks. That's rediculous. Even teams like the Bucks, Sixers, Wolves, Griz, or Bobcats are all above 52% for layups. The Knicks are the second lowest at 51%. I knew things were bad, but I had no idea things were that bad.

Part of me wants to say that this is due to the Bulls being a smaller outside shooting team without any inside power offensive game to warrant a high percentage. But this team has been like that since 2004 and they have shot no worse than 52% for layups since then. Go figure

Check out the below link when you get a chance.

NBA.com: Hot Spots

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Wu-Tang Martial Arts Montage!

This is a tight little mix of some famous movie samples that RZA used on all the Wu-Tang albums.

Here's a link breaking it down:

http://www.wired.com/entertainment/music/magazine/15-11/pl_music

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Fu-Schnickens - Whats up doc?

I forgot Shaq used to be able to move like that. Those were the days.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Great Article on the 1993 NL Pennant Race


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Originally uploaded by jwt9478

Check out this article on ESPN:

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=93pennant

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Fireworks over Chi


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Originally uploaded by jwt9478

While on a late-night boat cruise I got a chance to catch the fireworks off of Navy Pier.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Chicago Boat Tours

Took a tour along the Chicago River and Lake Michigan today.




Take a look at more photos here: Photos

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Motorola Q9h

My phone just broke, so I see this as an opportunity to get a new phone. I'm looking at the Motorola Q9 for starters.

2007 NBA Draft Probabilities

For better or worse -- NBA draft lottery probabilities

Another Summer Another Softball Season

Well the summer has finally arrived, so it's time for me to torture myself by playing three softball leagues for the summer. Only 3 games and my captain has already started sending out stats for our team. I'm getting off to a good start for some reason. I can't explain it, I haven't touched a bat all winter.

You can check out the latest stats here. Softball Stats

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Hottest New NBA Stat Website

Something I ran in to a few days while slacking off at work was a website popcornmachine.net. It gives an interesting perspective of NBA statistics. It has a good representation of runs, player impact, along with familiar stats.

Take a look at the stat sheet from the Bulls game I went to last night:
Apr. 24 - Bulls vs. Heat

You get a good look of how the gameflow went. Chicago led throughout most of the game, but Miami put in a good few runs to cut into the lead. U can also tell that it was mostly D. Wade that cut into most of the leads. But with two huge runs in the second half of the game sealed the 'V' for the Bulls.

You get alot more information from this website than you can a regular box score.

The NJ/Toronto game wasn't even on TV, but I was able to take a look at the gameflow on this website and get a good idea of what the game would have looked like. A whole lot of Chris Bosh.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Apple TV

I've decided to put my bonus money to good use this year. And of course I'm saving most of it. But I think I'm going to purchase an Apple TV. I like how it's able to sync and stream all iTunes content, while also having the potential of streaming my recorded video with my MythTV setup. U can check out the specs below

Apple - Apple TV - Tech Specs:

Here's a photo of how it might look in my home setup:


Monday, March 12, 2007

2007 NCAA Basketball Bracket

This year's field is kind of tough to select from. I got an early upset with Long Beach St. winning over Duke and I also have North Carolina not making it to the Final Four either. I got a good feeling about Georgetown though. So we'll see how it turns out.

Take a look at my bracket (pdf)

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

New Years 2007!!!!


Kicking it with a bunch of people in Dallas, TX for the New Years 2007