Monthly Archives: October 2009

Battle of California provides hockey tip of the day

Now, I don’t stick people in the nuts because it’s unsporting.  What I do instead, and this is only if the guy’s a little bitch, is slide the end of my stick up and down the crack of his ass.  It’s distracting as hell and how do you complain about that?  “What the fuck, Ref,…

I Would Just Like to Point Out That Erik Ersberg Has Not Won a Single Game Since Jonathan Quick Joined the Kings

His last win was in mid-December of 2008. Since Quick was called up, Ersberg has lost ten straight. So I don’t think anyone can argue that he’s “resilient” and “he’ll bounce back.” At least not from the evidence. [UPDATE: and here’s something else. Take a look at last year’s goalie stats sorted by wins. Notice…

From The Frontal Cortex: Should You Go For It On Fourth Down?

Consider some research done by David Romer, an economist at UC Berkeley, who published a 2001 paper entitled “Do Firms Maximize? Evidence From Professional Football”. The question Romer was trying to answer is familiar to every NFL fan: what to do on 4th down? Is it better to bring on the kicking team for a…

Kicking performance affects perception of goal size : Neurophilosophy

This is the latest in a series of studies showing that our perceptions are grounded firmly in our actions. Witt’s group has previously demonstrated that perceptions of goal size in golfers and softball players are apparently affected by performance. Other researchers have shown that perception is also influenced by the amount of effort required to…

The Fourth Period: Red Wings had traded Kyle Quincey to Dallas, but failed physical led to waiver claim by Kings | Snapshots – MLive.com

In the Fall issue of The Fourth Period Magazine, a featured story on Colorado Avalanche defenseman Kyle Quincey revealed that the 24-year-old nearly became a member of the Stars at the beginning of the 2008-09 regular-season.Quincey, who was with the Detroit Red Wings at the time, was actually traded to the Stars, but the deal…

How Often and Does It Matter 2.0

Kings are 4-1. At 3-1, we determined that the Kings actually make the playoffs less frequently when they are at 3-1 or better after four games. But what about after being 4-1 after five games? Are the odds any better? (The list shows season/record/yes-no-playoffs?) 1970-71 4-1 no 1980-81 4-1 yes 1988-89 4-1 yes 1992-93 4-1…