Archive for February, 2009

*Chuck Norris Presents The Drubbing Links of the Week 5

, Friday, February 27, 2009 at 8:00 AM Comments (0)

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Forbes Valuation of Sports Teams

, Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 8:00 AM Comments (1)

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My NFL Combine Interview Questions

, Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 8:00 AM Comments (0)

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The Basketball Jesus Rankings: Week 17

, Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 8:30 PM Comments (0)

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Nerds screwing with sports, yet again

, Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 6:12 PM Comments (3)

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Random 50 point NBA games…

, Monday, February 23, 2009 at 11:08 PM Comments (0)

My name is Joe Barry-Carroll, and I once scored 52 points in an NBA game. But I bet you are even more surprised that with that name, I am not white.

So I caught most of Dwyane Wade’s 50 point game this afternoon, and considering all the other 50 point explosions, I figured I would take a look at the list. You can find an entire listing here. There have been 389 50 point games in NBA history, before we get to some analysis, first some fun facts:

  • Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain are the only players to record a point total for every number in the 50’s (and Wilt scored every point from 50-63, missed 64 and scored 65,66,67,68)
  • There have been 389 all-time 50 point games, and 183 of them have occurred since 1980. That’s 47% of the total 50 point games in the last 29 years.
  • If you eliminate the 105 of those 50 point games that Wilt Chamberlain had, then 64% of the all time 50 point games have been scored since 1980.
  • 104 different players have scored those 50 points. 68 of those players have done it since 1980, which accounts for 65% of the games.

So, given that we have gotten the fun facts out of the way, lets take a deeper look at some of those players that scored 50 points.
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Best video games: basketball edition

, Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 8:26 PM Comments (0)

How much better would this game have been with Jordan in it??? BOOMSHAKALAKA!

How much better would this game have been with Jordan in it??? BOOMSHAKALAKA!

We continue the series on sports video games with a look at basketball. If you want to take a look at the previous analysis of football games, discount click here. Now, nurse for a refresher of the rules, try we are only looking at true simulation games, so Jordan vs. Bird and NBA Jam don’t count. We are looking for overall fun, replayability, and not too many bugs. So, using the same four categories, here we go.
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Happy Birthday Chuck

, Friday, February 20, 2009 at 6:00 PM Comments (0)

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*Chuck Norris Presents The Drubbing Links of the Week 4

, Friday, February 20, 2009 at 8:00 AM Comments (0)

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Sports teaches more than a jumpshot or home run swing

, Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 8:00 AM Comments (2)

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