Friday, October 24, 2014

Halloween Candy Trade Value

Bill Simmons does his annual NBA Trade Value column, inspired by that, here is the Halloween Candy Trade Value Blog.  This is certainly an "in the eye of the beholder" type of deal, but whatever.  Here is my breakdown, with the idea that you wouldn't trade #1 for #2 straight up but maybe #1 for a #2 and #5 or something like that.  You get it.

Note: Any "big size" or "normal size" candy bar immediately takes the top spot on the trade value chart, this is based off of "fun size."

TOP 10:
1. Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
2. Snickers
3. Reese's Pieces
4. Sour Patch Kids
5. 3 Musketeers
6. Nerds
7. Kit Kat
8. Starbursts 
9. Twix
10. M&Ms/ Peanut M&Ms

Honorable Mention: Crunch, Milky Way, Skittles, Airheads (very rare find, would be higher if realistic get), Junior Mints, Twizzlers 

BOTTOM 5:
1. Raisins
2. Candy Corn
3. Necco Wafers
4. Smarties
5. Good & Plenty

Honorable Mention: Butterfinger, Almond Joy, Mounds



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Week 8 Fantasy Football Pick Ups

WR Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks
Monster Sunday for Baldwin who had 7 catches for 123 yards and a touchdown.  He was a smart add immediately following the Percy Harvin trade, but if he is still available definitely worth a high waiver claim.  He proved in the first chance he got post Harvin that he can be a good to guy.

RB Denard Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars
I made fun of my friend who was forced to start Shoelace a couple weeks ago, but who's laughing now... (well neither of us, he dropped him after that game).  Toby Gerhardt is still hurt, although could be back soon.  Storm Johnson sucks and Robinson is fresh off a 22 carry, 127 yard, and 1 TD performance.

RB Anthony Dixon, Buffalo Bills
CJ Spiller is out until at least Week 16 (aka Fantasy Championship Week), and Fred Jackson is probably out a month.  Dixon should get the first crack, with the next potential pick up looming.  Dixon had been getting some carries (5, 2, 7, before 13 last week) and that was with Spiller/Jackson.  Add him, if you miss out go for this guy...

RB Bryce Brown, Buffalo Bills
We saw some flashes from him with the Eagles.  He's got fumble issues but is a decent back.  Buffalo had been using both Spiller/Jax, so it's not likely to go only with Dixon.  Deeper league should add Brown.

RB Tre Mason, St. Louis Rams
The rookie had far and away his best game last Sunday, 18 rushes for 85 yards and a TD in a win over Seattle.  He's their best back but Jeff Fisher says they will go with the hot hand.  They still have Zac Stacy and Benny Cunningham who will get carries, but I like Mason.  Not a slam dunk guy, based on the uncertainty of how they use him.  Either way, pick him up!

Jeff Demps Signs with Colts (Practice Squad)

Just putting it in writing, Jeff Demps will return a kick for a TD in the playoffs this year.  Can't keep that speed down for long.  Let's just hope it doesn't happen against the Patriots...


Monday, October 20, 2014

Top 10 TD Passing Leaders (Super Bowl Wins)


  1. Peyton Manning (1)
  2. Brett Favre (1)
  3. Dan Marino (0)
  4. Drew Brees (1)
  5. Tom Brady (3)
  6. Fran Tarkenton (0)
  7. John Elway (2)
  8. Warren Moon (0)
  9. Johnny Unitas (1)
  10. Vinny Testaverde (0)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Best Beer In The World



I have good news and bad news.  And it's the same news.  I only have one Heady Topper left for the Sunday games.  Did NOT make it last.  YOLO (gotta still be a thing.)