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mullacc
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Location: Phoenix, AZ
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AIM: mullacc
Member since: February 16, 2005
Last visit: May 15, 2009

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Former NBA player Wayman Tisdale loses his battle with cancer.

I won't repeat what I wrote on Metafilter, but I'll definitely miss Wayman.

Does anyone remember the goofy name given to Tisdale's baby hook shot? I swear I remember that Al McCoy had a silly nickname for it, but I can't remember it. Maybe I'm imagining it.

posted by mullacc at 03:29 PM on May 15

Lenny Dykstra, Financial Planner to the Stars?

Nails is pleasingly insane.

posted by mullacc at 03:23 PM on March 25

Baseball Pitches Illustrated.

Excellent! I've always wanted to see diagrams like these. You know, it's funny, but I find stuff like this (and Moneyball and the Fire Joe Morgan blog) absolutely fascinating, yet I have no desire whatsoever to actually watch a baseball game. I've watched zero televised games over the last two years and I attended one, but spent most of my time eating hot dogs and looking at cute girls.

posted by mullacc at 02:49 PM on November 14

Tiger Woods could retire on billion-dollar PGA pension?

His numbers work, but they rely on two huge assumptions: 1. Tiger wins 7 more FedEx cups over the next 11 years. I suppose that's reasonable today, but who knows if some young hotshots come along to make it more competitive. And, like the article says, Tiger isn't even really focused on winning these pay-offs. I'm not sure how true that is but I bet that, as he gets older and younger talent flourishes, he won't be able to skip tournaments and still win it. 2. Assuming a rate-of-return is always tricky business. A 9% rate-of-return is reasonable for equity in the long-term, I guess. It's not conservative though. His advisors will probably allocate a significant portion of these assets into far less-risky assets--treasury or agency bonds, highly-rated corporate bonds, etc. That brings the overall rate-of-return down a couple notches. But, then again, maybe not--if he treats this like found money, he could just stick it all in the riskier asset class and roll the dice.

posted by mullacc at 05:20 AM on September 06

BBCRMOL!

I'm gob-smacked to learn that Walker shot 43.8% from the free-throw line last year. Considering he's known as a shooter, it boggles my mind that he can be that bad when taking unmolested set shots.

posted by mullacc at 09:34 PM on September 05

Ooh, NHL team salaries.

This is excellent, thanks for the link. Anyone have a link to an NBA version done this nicely?

posted by mullacc at 04:15 AM on July 25

Yashin Laughin' all the way to the bank

Yashin was the captain last season, wasn't he? Given his reputation, I was surprised to see him wearing the C.

posted by mullacc at 12:53 PM on June 06

Mizzou's Hawkins becomes first openly gay coach in NCAA

longgreenline: Do you think it's inappropriate to publicly acknowledge the existence of one's opposite sex spouse? Most people wouldn't even blink, but if that spouse is the same sex it suddenly becomes inappropriate for public consumption.

posted by mullacc at 01:03 AM on April 09

Rolling the Dice on the Rolling Ankle

I wonder if this is one of those, "we'll let ya go have a chance at the cup if you promise to come back" type deals. My question to the hardcore hockey folks: Any chance of Toronto doing with this Sundin? I heard rumors that is was a possibility, but nothing specific.

posted by mullacc at 08:29 PM on February 16

The ghost of the WHA...

I was ecstatic to see Briere have a good playoff run. He and Juha Ylonen were the only players I really fell in love with as a Coyotes fan.

posted by mullacc at 04:31 PM on June 02

"I hate Kobe Bryant's rotten and derivative soul."

I feel everybody hates greatness I hate Kobe for his freedom. But seriously, I lump Kobe in the same category as Duncan: players I hate for no defensible reason. Or rather, I lumped him in that category until this season. The game 7 disappearing act and sitting out the 4th quarter of that Mavs game are tough to swallow. When the situation around the rape charges is included, it becomes difficult to put up a good defense of the guy, no matter how great a player he is.

posted by mullacc at 01:29 PM on May 09

Let's Go Crazy

$70k/month implies a $14.6 million house (assuming 80% financing at 6% over 30 years). Having seen the overhead pictures of the property and knowing the location, I wouldn't be surprised that the property is worth that much. And it was probably furnished.

posted by mullacc at 10:50 AM on March 22

"Five-on-five is like the dodo bird"

Got it. The possession vs. non-possession thing is what was tripping me up. Thanks.

posted by mullacc at 09:22 AM on October 26

"Five-on-five is like the dodo bird"

I'm having trouble understanding the new offsides rule. I swear I've seen it called just like before. I thought the "tag-up" rule would effectively make it okay for a player w/o the puck to enter the zone before the puck. The whistle would only be blown if that player touched the puck before going back to touch the blue line. Am I misunderstanding the rule? I know I've seen offsides called as soon as a player crosses the line with the puck - if I were right about the rule, that would be impossible.

posted by mullacc at 06:47 PM on October 25

Closure.

What are the chances of dissolving a significant number of teams? I've read that this is probably something that the league could finance, so I imagine the hurdle would be the NHLPA?

posted by mullacc at 01:39 PM on February 16