Michael Jordan Biography – Ten Great Facts

Needless to say, Michael Jordan's biography is very exciting. As a passionate fan, you probably want to know more about the career of this fantastic player. So, let's break down the top ten important facts about Michael Jordan. 1. Michael began his career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Of course, he was the best player in college. 2. He joined the Chicago Bulls in 1984 Who...

Your caveman brain

Why are you so afraid of one-in-a-million events like shark attacks, child abductions, or dying in a plane crash? Why are you so willing to believe elaborate scenarios about possible future weather events from the same people that they can't even accurately predict tomorrow's weather? Have you ever stopped to realize that many of the almost hysterical fears of "Pop" also once alarmed you (fears...

Notes from Ness (August 4)

As I've said so many times, "fortunes change very fast in MLB." Just the latest examples are the current destinations of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals. The Dodgers won 3-0 last night in Greg Maddux's team debut (six innings and no hits!) And enter the weekend with the longest active winning streak in MLB (six in a row).My free game for Friday is at the Oak A's over the Sea...

4 Most Valuable Topps NHL Rookie Cards of 1957-58

The four most valuable rookie cards in the 1957-58 Topps hockey card pool feature players entering their third year in the National Hockey League. Because it was Topps' first set from 1954-55 and Parkhurst was also empty of a set in 1956-57, several players were photographed on cardboard for the first time. The 1957-58 Topps set consists of 66 hockey cards featuring players from the Boston...

Odds, Implied Probability and Closing Line Bets

Using a random line at a Las Vegas casino bookmaker for a mythical Yankees / Royals game, we see that New York is offered at -220 and Kansas City at +206 and from those betting lines we can calculate the implicit probability each team has of winning that. particular game. To calculate the implied probability of winning for a favorite (where the probabilities are negative), take the absolute value...

Interesting facts and career highlights of Moses Malone, NBA biography

After Moses Malone made the unheard-of leap from high school to the NBA in 1974, many wondered how he could pass up the opportunity to get a free college education. Twenty years later, no one questioned the decision he made in '74. Twelve-time NBA All Star and 3 MVP, Moses Malone was a superstar at the time when most of the players were rookies just entering the league.Moses had an amazing...

Book Review – "4 hour work week" Play a string

Timothy Ferriss 4-hour workweek does what only the best books can do. It strikes a chord deep within us, confirming thoughts we have always vaguely felt to be true, and points us to a path that offers new hope for the future. Some of the highlights that the author covers are:1. Retirement as a goal is flawed. Doing the same thing for 8 hours a day until you have a nervous breakdown or permanently...

Notes from Ness (March 15)

Monmouth is making his fourth NCAA appearance this year and has lost his previous three first-round games by 23, 43 and 33 points. However, Monmouth appeared in last night's inning game and beat Hampton, 71-49. It marked the first victory in a NEC NCAA tournament since 1983.The 16-seeded Hawks now move to face Villanova, the top seed for the Minneapolis Regional. As everyone knows, no seeded 16...

Craft Beer Brewing Options and Thoughts

If you like craft beer, there are probably many reasons why you rationalize spending a little more on a quality brewed beverage. Obviously, there are many ways to define that special quality in a beer. For some, the nomenclature "craftsmanship" is sufficient. Here are some facts to put "crafts" into context. The general definition of a 'craft beer', as stated by the Brewers Association is: "An...

Oklahoma City deserves to lose – Long live the Sonics

It's fun to watch Oklahoma City fans get upset when Kevin Durant comes to town.On Wednesday night, the Golden State Warriors arrived at MidFirst Bank Arena and, as happened last year, the Thunder Faithful treated KD and his scorching Twitter account with a healthy round of boos, taunts, and placards proclaiming things like " Integrity trumps rings, "which is the kind of thing you have to say to...