Arcane CFB preview.

As the prime of the wagering season approaches we all are embarked on finding an edge or if not, we should be.  It is a search for value in trends.  What datum is unseen and ripe for exploit?  Or in my case… what nuggets of fool’s gold will Google search drop in front of me. ______ Coaches who do well...

Cheddar Bay 2013.

. Welcome to Cheddar Bay Reality Football, 2013. Entering its fifth year, Cheddar Bay is now well-established as the pre-eminent football game on the internet.  For this year Frowns has handed the operations to me and my goal is to maintain the excellence and fun from the past years. The Cheddar Bay Concept:  a study in elegance. The game was...

The year of the college coaching change.

I can’t remember more a year with more coaching changes in college football.  Several are Cheddar* favorites from last year. History shows that Cheddar favorites often make an immediate difference at their new teams.  It pays to be up on who has moved where.  Hello-old-friend-from-Arky-St-and-now-at-Ole-Miss Hugh Freeze.  You-were-quite-awesome-at-Houston-I-bet-you’ll-do-well-at-TAMU Kevin Sumlin.  Oh you too Urbz. . . Of course they’re not all...

Frowns-Kanick comment badminton.

If you didn’t care to plow through the back and forth in the comments of the last post, here is a summary and the essence of the exchange between Frowns and me yesterday. I’d have to buy an upgraded GoAnimate account for our convo to be greater than 180 characters a slice and to have different characters. But I think it...

Bernie nailed it.

. In one of my first posts here, I shared that I’m not a Bernie fan. … Love my Browns fans but Kosar is your Herpes flare-up.  Your bad sweater.  Your eighth Jim Beam.  Really sometimes makes it hard to co-exist. But one thing I have said and will always say about Bernie:  he was as good at reading defenses and...

I dig the Rams’ off-season moves.

. It’s always unwise to read too much into pre-season football.  I fell into that trap three years ago when Jake Delhomme* executed a uniquely remarkable crispness in running the Browns’ offense against Green Bay.  Sure it was one drive.  BUT HEY.  It had the look of a bona-fide pro offense.  Optimism ensued. Welp.  Mangini wound up fired at the...

On the inherent unfairness of sanctions.

Guest post today from an Oregon Duck fan we met on through our friends at FishDuck, Don Gilman.  He approaches the NCAA question from a different angle:  rather than debate the future of mega-conferences and the corrupting influences of TV and sponsor money, he just looks at the problems of how sanctions are administered, whether the right people are punished,...

Just stop it, Marvin Lewis.

What in the fey-ook is going on in Cincy?  They are killing me by staying on my radar in ways that have me saying, “Damn, wish that were my team.”  You know it’s beyond the beyond when I’m tapping Pacman Jones for cutest father-daughter picture (from of a field of 18).  Every day there’s a new story with the Bengals...

Here are the new music geniuses, v.1.0.

Consider this a placeholder that can perhaps be fleshed out by someone better qualified on the subject.  [Subtly requests volunteers.] Yesterday I posed the question:  who are today’s music geniuses?  The discussion, the stellar discussion, yielded a lot of names.  Rather than update yesterday’s post, I’m going to take a stab at cataloging them as I did my gen’s geniuses....

Who are the current music geniuses?

. 1979 was a good year to be an entering freshman and music lover.*  I thought as much at the time and now I think it can be said so objectively.  The Police, Elvis Costello, Talking Heads, U2, Squeeze, B-52s, Joe Jackson, REM, Pretenders, English Beat were all breaking new.  Petty, Thorogood, Stones, Aerosmith had gas left in the tank...

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