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Making $180 an Hour or Why I’m Going To Win a Kindle and You’re Not.

By on Oct 18, 2012 in Featured, Playing with Photoshop, Poker | 0 comments

The one thing someone can say to drive me nuts, when they find out I play poker, is “So you like to gamble?”   It’s less that “I like to gamble” and more “I love finding situations with positive expected value (EV)”.   And this is one heck of a plus EV situation.   So a friend of mine, Megan Squires, recently released a book that she has written called Traced: Part One of The Outlier Chronicles.  I’m only a couple of chapters into it and, so far, it’s kind of a cross between 1984 and Twilight, except without the demeaning attitude towards women that Stephanie Meyers infuses into her writing.  And lame vampires. No lame, sparkly vampires in Traced either.   I should take this opportunity to let everyone know there’s a bit of exaggeration in my “picture review”. I have no idea if it’s true. I assume it to be true, but can’t prove it since I didn’t read the entire Twilight Saga. ...

Condescending NFL Replacement Refs

By on Sep 25, 2012 in Featured, Playing with Photoshop | 0 comments

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“We Need A Simplification Of What The Federal Government Is Giving The People”

By on Jul 27, 2012 in Featured | 0 comments

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Meeting Amanda McCarthy and Brooke Sizemore and a return to my home away from home

By on Jun 16, 2012 in Baseball, Featured | 0 comments

Or: That awkward moment when you meet someone that you’ve interacted with on Twitter and can’t think of even 140 characters to say.   I have this friend Becky.  She’s a lawyer, but I try not to hold that against her.  She’s also my baseball buddy and a diehard Padres fan. So, it was only natural that when the Pads came to Oakland to play my beloved Athletics that we go to the game.  I managed to score a 4 pack of tickets and off we went, with her boyfriend and my buddy Cody to my home away from home, the O.co Colesium.   By the third inning, with the A’s leading 5-2 behind a Josh Reddick 2 run triple and a Brandon Moss 2 run homer, we decided to make a beer run.  One of the hidden gems in the Coliseum is The Field House Irish Pub.  It’s the one place you are certain that you can get a good beer at an A’s game.  You can’t go wrong grabbing a Ruben sandwich and your choice of a Guinness,...

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

By on Jun 10, 2012 in Featured | 0 comments

There’s a parenthetical “Bitches!” that, without saying,  goes after the title.   Except I said it.  Cause they are that awesome and it needs to be said.   My mom first made a batch a few months back and they turned out quite well.   Or at least well enough that the mere picture of them spawned a request to ship them to Dallas.   Then today at lunch I had a craving for them and asked her for the recipe.   That’s right.  I didn’t ask her to make them.  I may not be handy with tools or know how to fix my Jeep without help from friends or family but, damn it, I’m not lost in the kitchen.   So off I went in search of pineapple cake mix.  Four stores later I had the necessary ingredients.   Essentially the recipe I used is similar to the one from Dole: Mini Upside Down Pineapple Cakes.  Except screw 24 tiny ones.  Who wants that?  So I busted out the BIG...

The Reading Level of Sports Writing and Skip Bayless.

By on May 22, 2012 in Featured | 0 comments

The gang over at the Harvard College Sports Analysis Collective have become some of my favorite writers, ever since I first found them and their brilliant analysis of what the box score from the movie Space Jam could look like. I always find myself getting a little excited when I see something from them pop up on teh Twitterz, especially if it’s a new post.  This morning was no exception.  Today they dove deep into the world of Sportswriter analytics, a field that I’m sure it about to break into the mainstream and deliver cutting edge results.  This entry, following up their attempt to algorithmically determine an author based on their favorite words, looks in to the readability of different writers using the Flesch-Kincaid readability test. There wasn’t anything terribly surprising in the piece. In a comparison of the New York Times’ sections, Sports scored the lowest.  As the author...

How many Fantasy Football leagues did I sign up for?

By on Sep 12, 2011 in Fantasy Football, Featured | 0 comments

cross posted at teammoshman.com   *********   I remember when I first started playing fantasy football.  I was asked to join a group of guys that worked in the youth department at the church I attended.  I had no clue what I was doing.  I got lucky and had the 4th pick of the draft and saw Terrel Davis slide to me (with Kordell Stewart and Steve Young having gone before him…we were all stupid and without a clue).  This was also the same year that Brad Johnson went down and Randall Cunningham took over and lead an explosive Vikings offense.  I was also lucky enough to get in on that action, picking Randall up off the waiver wire.   This was before online leagues, when we actually had to sit there with paper and pencil and manually calculate the scores on Monday morning.  I can’t imagine doing what I did this year (joining 5 leagues) under those conditions.  The waiver wire alone would...

We Don’t Need Their Scum

By on Aug 17, 2011 in Featured, Poker, Team Moshman | 0 comments

or:   How I learned to stop worrying and love the bounty.             *****   This is actually a repost of a blog I made earlier this year that somehow got lost in the innerwebz during the transition to teammoshman.com.  Rather than just do a simple repost of the initial blog, I decided to try something a little different with it.   So, below is the original blog post as it was written (with a few minor corrections that were bugging me) and you can see my little experimentation by hitting play.   *****   I was browsing the TM forum the other day when I saw that someone had asked a question regarding the effect of the KO bounty in the KO SnG’s on Stars and if he needed to adjust his strategy when playing KO’s vs regular SnG’s.   I quickly replied that the short answer was yes.  The bounty for the KO gives stacks that cover you more incentive to call and thus they SHOULD be calling you...