Tuesday, May 31, 2016

don't tell me what's not a headline!

So here's Lebron talking about the upcoming Finals:

And here's what ESPN does with that interview.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Time to dust off the USMNT gear

I mean I don't have any gear, but still.


This Centennial edition of the Copa is the first outside of South America. And it's the US! No pressure guys, but the Chile hosted the last one and won it.

US games in the group stage:

June 3
June 7
June 11

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


This is my Steph Curry shot. From way downtown, and I start backing away as I shoot it. No need to look for a rebound.

Friday, May 20, 2016

chance the rapper

Coloring Book by Chance The Rapper is the best rap album I've heard in 15ish years.

I know there's not that many rap fans on Hoagie Central, but take a listen to the first track and see what you think.

They keep taking the video down so your best bet is just to find whatever version is up at this moment here.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Every time I see this guy's name, my mind keeps reading it as Perez Taylor.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


I love Nate Silver and trust him more with election news than anyone, but this is still a great burn.

Monday, May 09, 2016

Grading SI's Super Bowl Predictions since 1990

So someone posted all of SI's Super Bowl predictions since Super Bowl 25. 

And then someone else comes along and organizes the data.

They got the winner correct 4 out of 26 times, 15.3%.

They got a Super Bowl team correct 12 out of 52 times, 23%.

(I think it's interesting that by picking two teams to "place" instead of one team to win, is easier at exactly a 50% rate.)

Twice they got both teams correct: 1991 and 2010, but both times they got the winner wrong.

I couldn't crunch the playoff numbers for all teams, but I did it for the Chiefs.

They predicted the Chiefs would make the playoffs 11 times, getting 7 correct. (63%)

They predicted the Chiefs would miss the playoffs 15 times, getting 10 correct. (66%)

Total correct is 65%. Interesting that they did so well in predicting if the Chiefs would make the playoffs, and it didn't matter if they were good or not.

I don't know if I should say 65% is doing well or not actually, but it seemed impressive initially.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Predicting the Nominees

So we already know 2016 will be Trump v Clinton.

So let's go deeper...

I predict 2020 will be Ryan v Clinton.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Rocket League: Hoops Highlights and more

In case you haven't heard, Rocket League introduced Hoops mode. It is pretty fun. Let's take a look.

Here's something that seems like it would be hard to do, but I have three videos of it.

Forget three pointers, this one is from my own three-point arc.

Here's a nice putback...he gets the roll!

This one is more of a true dunk, where I hit downward into the hoop.

This shot was probably going in anyways, but I made sure it did.

This next play is the one that made me jump out of my chair. It's an online game where we're up one and the clock is winding down. Saves like this are very difficult to make. The last view is from my teammate so you can see that he wasn't going to save it.

I've also got some non-hoops highlights.

This one is a 3v3 game but in this play I take on the other team by myself.

Here's an aerial shot with a very tight angle.

Here's an epic save.

And here's a no look save on the goal line to preserve the win.