Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Party Playlist

Movie Theme Songs:
Halloween (1978)
Exorcist (1973)
Ghostbusters (1984)

From My Collection:
Boogie Woogie Wu – Insane Clown Posse
Long Hard Road Out of Hell - Marilyn Manson
Living Dead Girl - Rob Zombie

Classic Gems:
People Are Strange – (The Doors) cover by Echo and the Bunnymen
Season of the Witch – Donovan
I Put A Spell On You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

Absolute Must-Haves:
Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon
Don’t Fear The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Picket and the Crypt-Kickers 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Week 9 Fantasy Football Pick Ups

WR Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh Steelers 
2 games, 3 TDs?  Tall, rookie wideout already looks better than Markus Wheaton.

WR Kenny Britt, St. Louis Rams
Brian Quick is out for the year.  Next man up?  More prototype WR compared to Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey.

RB Charles Sims, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The 3rd round pick out of West Virginia can come off the IR this week.  Doug Martin sucks, Bobby Rainey blows, take a shot with Sims!

WR Donte Moncrief, Indianapolis Colts
Maybe he had a good game because Reggie Wayne didn't play, but in deeper leagues he's worth a shot.  Luck will throw for 5,000 and he found Moncrief last week.

QB Kyle Orton, Buffalo Bills
He is on the BYE this week, but if you have a QB who has a bye later on or your QB just sucks, Orton might be a play.  His next 4 games.  vs. KC, @ MIA, vs. NYJ, vs. CLE.  Think about it.  

Upcoming Marvel Movies by Year

The Avengers: Age of Ultron - May 1
Ant-Man - July 17

Captain America: Civil War - May 6
Doctor Strange - November 4

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - May 5
Thor: Ragnarok - July 28
Black Panther - November 3

Avengers: Infinity War Part I - May 4
Captain Marvel - June 6
Inhumans - November 2

Avengers: Infinity War Part II - May 3

So, these films fall into what Marvel calls "Phase 3," which means there could be others over the next four years under the Marvel umbrella but these are the ones that are planned.  

How the hell are they going to do the Infinity War? They need EVERY hero in Marvel to show up.  Call the X-Men, Fantastic 4, Daredevil, Spider-man, Punisher, Ghost Rider... all hands on deck!

2014-15 NBA Season Predictions

Eastern Conference Standings
1. Cleveland Cavaliers 
2. Chicago Bulls
3. Washington Wizards 
4. Toronto Raptors 
5. Miami Heat
6. Charlotte Hornets
7. New York Knicks
8. Indiana Pacers

9. Brooklyn Nets
10. Atlanta Hawks
11. Detroit Pistons
12. Boston Celtics 
13. Orlando Magic
14. Milwaukee Bucks
15. Philadelphia 76ers

Cavs over Bulls

Western Conference Standings 
1. San Antonio Spurs
2. Oklahoma City Thunder
3. Golden State Warriors
4. Los Angeles Clippers
5. Houston Rockets
6. Portland Trail Blazers
7. Memphis Grizzlies
8. New Orleans Pelicans

9. Dallas Mavericks 
10. Phoenix Suns
11. Los Angeles Lakers
12. Sacramento Kings
13. Denver Nuggets
14. Utah Jazz
15. Minnesota Timberwolves 

Playoffs: Spurs over Blazers

NBA Finals: Spurs over Cavs

MVP: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers 

D-Player of the Year: Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans 

6th Man: Reggie Jackson, Oklahoma City Thunder

Coach: Monty Williams, New Orleans Pelicans 

Rookie: Jabari Parker, Milwaukee Bucks

All-Rookie 1st Team:
Jabari Parker, Milwaukee Bucks
Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota Timberwolves 
Nerlens Noel, Philadelphia 76ers 
Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics
Julius Randle, Los Angeles Lakers

All-Rookie 2nd Team:
K.J. McDaniels, Philadelphia 76ers
P.J. Hairston, Charlotte Hornets 
Kyle Anderson, San Antonio Spurs
Rodney Hood, Utah Jazz
Bojan Bogdanovic, Brooklyn Nets

All-Defense 1st Team
Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans 
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers 
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls
Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs

All-Defense 2nd Team
Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City Thunder
Taj Gibson, Chicago Bulls
Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets
Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies 
Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics

All-NBA 1st Team
Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers 
Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans 

All-NBA 2nd Team
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls
LaMarucs Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers
Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers 

All-NBA 3rd Team
Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
James Harden, Houston Rockets
Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies
Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers 
Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks

(No Kevin Durant, sounds like he will take his time off foot injury)

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 

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

Honorable Mention: Butterfinger, Almond Joy, Mounds