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  • dbinkowski 9:30 pm on August 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    “Dad, Could You Dunk Like This?” [VIDEO] 

    How about no.

    Here’s something those of us who used to be able to dunk can appreciate: the Detroit Pistons rookie Terrico White throws down a 180, through the legs tomahawk at about the 2:17 mark.

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    • aglevy 3:43 pm on August 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      What, you can't dunk like this?! Pussy! 🙂

  • dbinkowski 9:30 pm on August 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    "Dad, Could You Dunk Like This?" [VIDEO] 

    How about no.

    Here’s something those of us who used to be able to dunk can appreciate: the Detroit Pistons rookie Terrico White throws down a 180, through the legs tomahawk at about the 2:17 mark.

    (More …)

     
    • aglevy 3:43 pm on August 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      What, you can't dunk like this?! Pussy! 🙂

  • dbinkowski 9:30 am on July 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    EA Sports NCAA 11 Football Review 

    image from Gamestop.com

    This is undoubtedly going to be part one of my reviews of EA Sports’s NCAA 11 Football for the XBox. I got the game on Friday night for my birthday and have had about 6 hours played on it thus far (hey, busy dads have things to do!) and will continue to build on this review as I explore more features, functions and options added to this year’s edition. Yes, there are that many changes to cover and rather than half-ass it I’ll go through them in a methodical, timely manner. So, onto my review:

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  • dbinkowski 2:12 pm on April 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    99 Cent Review: EA Sports NCAA Football 10 for XBox 

    Not all of us run out and pick up the latest and greatest video games. For those of us who do, it’s often difficult to find the time to fully explore the entire game for days on end the way gaming reviewers do. With that, I bring you the inaugural installment of “99 Cent Reviews”. Today I’ll be giving you the 99 Cent Review of  EA Sports NCAA Football 10 for the XBox. Why 99? Because the Man couldn’t see fit to make it a dollar.

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  • dbinkowski 12:59 pm on December 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    A Wife’s Fantasy (Team) 

    Guest post by Angie Six

    I’d like to think my husband is a pretty lucky guy. As a general wife model goes, I came with the standard features: decent looks, able to cook, fairly frugal, sufficiently frisky. It’s the bonus feature he lucked out on: I like sports. I like watching sports (on TV or in person), I like reading about sports, and I like talking about sports. Sports Center is just as entertaining to me as Food Network. And that’s saying something – I like food A LOT.

    I like some sports more than others, but the sport I love, the season I live for, is pro football. I’m not sure where or when the fanatic in me was born, but I’d venture to say it was Nashville, Tennessee circa 1997. That’s the year my husband and I married and moved to Nashville, where SEC football is king. A certain player for the University of Tennessee caught my eye – one Peyton Manning. It might have been a brief love affair with the player, and the sport, had the Indianapolis Colts not chosen him in the draft. I’m a Hoosier through and through, and having Peyton on my team sealed the deal.

    My husband was just as surprised as I was when I discovered that my love of football transcended the Colts. I liked it all. Oh sure, I hated watching the Lions as much as anyone else, but put two other decent teams on? Pass the wings, baby. I watch the Super Bowl AND the commercials. I learned the rules. I learned the players. Name the top 40 players in the NFL today and I’m pretty sure I’d recognize their names. I’d put money on myself matching them up with their teams, too.

    The one thing I never got was fantasy football, though. It annoyed me, actually. Here we’d be, sitting together in our matching jerseys, enjoying a perfectly nice Colts game. We’d be rooting for them together, until Peyton threw the ball to the wrong receiver, the one on the other guy’s fantasy team, and my husband would fall to floor writhing in pain. It just seemed morally wrong to root against your real life team for the benefit of your fantasy team. Then there was the constant checking of scores and players, the trading/adding/dropping of players, and the dejection when your fantasy team lost, even when your real-life team was kicking ass.

    There was a part of me that wondered, though, how hard could it be? There was a call among some of my twitter girlfriends to start up our own fantasy league. No guys allowed, no husbands picking your team. We’d call ourselves the Twitter Babes. My husband rolled his eyes when I told him. That was all the incentive I needed.

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    • David Binkowski 4:22 pm on December 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Great post, Angie. It's not often that spouses are willing to venture over to the Dark Side of our nerdy maleness – but we're glad you did!

    • David Binkowski 6:22 pm on December 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Great post, Angie. It's not often that spouses are willing to venture over to the Dark Side of our nerdy maleness – but we're glad you did!

    • David Binkowski 10:22 pm on December 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Great post, Angie. It's not often that spouses are willing to venture over to the Dark Side of our nerdy maleness – but we're glad you did!

  • dbinkowski 12:59 pm on December 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    A Wife's Fantasy (Team) 

    Guest post by Angie Six

    I’d like to think my husband is a pretty lucky guy. As a general wife model goes, I came with the standard features: decent looks, able to cook, fairly frugal, sufficiently frisky. It’s the bonus feature he lucked out on: I like sports. I like watching sports (on TV or in person), I like reading about sports, and I like talking about sports. Sports Center is just as entertaining to me as Food Network. And that’s saying something – I like food A LOT.

    I like some sports more than others, but the sport I love, the season I live for, is pro football. I’m not sure where or when the fanatic in me was born, but I’d venture to say it was Nashville, Tennessee circa 1997. That’s the year my husband and I married and moved to Nashville, where SEC football is king. A certain player for the University of Tennessee caught my eye – one Peyton Manning. It might have been a brief love affair with the player, and the sport, had the Indianapolis Colts not chosen him in the draft. I’m a Hoosier through and through, and having Peyton on my team sealed the deal.

    My husband was just as surprised as I was when I discovered that my love of football transcended the Colts. I liked it all. Oh sure, I hated watching the Lions as much as anyone else, but put two other decent teams on? Pass the wings, baby. I watch the Super Bowl AND the commercials. I learned the rules. I learned the players. Name the top 40 players in the NFL today and I’m pretty sure I’d recognize their names. I’d put money on myself matching them up with their teams, too.

    The one thing I never got was fantasy football, though. It annoyed me, actually. Here we’d be, sitting together in our matching jerseys, enjoying a perfectly nice Colts game. We’d be rooting for them together, until Peyton threw the ball to the wrong receiver, the one on the other guy’s fantasy team, and my husband would fall to floor writhing in pain. It just seemed morally wrong to root against your real life team for the benefit of your fantasy team. Then there was the constant checking of scores and players, the trading/adding/dropping of players, and the dejection when your fantasy team lost, even when your real-life team was kicking ass.

    There was a part of me that wondered, though, how hard could it be? There was a call among some of my twitter girlfriends to start up our own fantasy league. No guys allowed, no husbands picking your team. We’d call ourselves the Twitter Babes. My husband rolled his eyes when I told him. That was all the incentive I needed.

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    • David Binkowski 4:22 pm on December 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Great post, Angie. It's not often that spouses are willing to venture over to the Dark Side of our nerdy maleness – but we're glad you did!

    • David Binkowski 6:22 pm on December 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Great post, Angie. It's not often that spouses are willing to venture over to the Dark Side of our nerdy maleness – but we're glad you did!

    • David Binkowski 10:22 pm on December 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Great post, Angie. It's not often that spouses are willing to venture over to the Dark Side of our nerdy maleness – but we're glad you did!

  • dbinkowski 12:49 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Get Back in the Saddle Again with Dave’s College Football Picks 

    Despite the lame Aerosmith reference, today’s college football games offer a plethora of chances to win some cash from The Man. Let’s get right to the games:

    Utah State at Idaho (-3): With a bowl eligible record at 7-3 and coming off a bye week, Idaho has the ability to put up big numbers while taking the extra week to prepare for the lowly Aggies. Lay the 3 points and take Idaho at home.

    Baylor at Texas Tech (-29.5): Texas Tech can light up the scoreboard, piling up an average of 38+ points. At home they’re scoring well over 40 points per game, while Baylor’s scoring under 10 points per game in their last 6 losses. Look for Tech to embarrass the Bears on Senior Day. Give the 29.5 and take the Red Raiders.

    Missouri (-3) and Kansas: Don’t be surprised when this rivalry game gets ugly and out of hand. Kansas’s offenses is a shadow of what it used to be and Missouri can flat our score. Kansas has lost its last 8 games against the spread, don’t expect it today’s game to be any different. Take the Tigers and lay the 3 points.

     
  • dbinkowski 12:49 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Get Back in the Saddle Again with Dave's College Football Picks 

    Despite the lame Aerosmith reference, today’s college football games offer a plethora of chances to win some cash from The Man. Let’s get right to the games:

    Utah State at Idaho (-3): With a bowl eligible record at 7-3 and coming off a bye week, Idaho has the ability to put up big numbers while taking the extra week to prepare for the lowly Aggies. Lay the 3 points and take Idaho at home.

    Baylor at Texas Tech (-29.5): Texas Tech can light up the scoreboard, piling up an average of 38+ points. At home they’re scoring well over 40 points per game, while Baylor’s scoring under 10 points per game in their last 6 losses. Look for Tech to embarrass the Bears on Senior Day. Give the 29.5 and take the Red Raiders.

    Missouri (-3) and Kansas: Don’t be surprised when this rivalry game gets ugly and out of hand. Kansas’s offenses is a shadow of what it used to be and Missouri can flat our score. Kansas has lost its last 8 games against the spread, don’t expect it today’s game to be any different. Take the Tigers and lay the 3 points.

     
  • dbinkowski 8:49 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Dave’s “Straight to the Point” College Football Picks 

    Since you only have 10 minutes before the 8 PM games let’s get right to it:

    Kentucky at Georgia (-10): Too many important players left this year for Georgia. The Wildcats keep it close. Take UK and the points.

    No. 11 Oregon (-5.5) at Arizona: The ‘Cats are improved but Oregon is on fire. Take the Ducks and give the 5.5 points.

    Nevada (-30.5) at New Mexico State: Nevada can score a ton of points and NM State can’t stop anyone or score, even at home. Look for Nevada to score over 50 points by the end of the third quarter and seal the deal. Give the points and take Nevada.


     
  • dbinkowski 8:49 pm on November 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Dave's "Straight to the Point" College Football Picks 

    Since you only have 10 minutes before the 8 PM games let’s get right to it:

    Kentucky at Georgia (-10): Too many important players left this year for Georgia. The Wildcats keep it close. Take UK and the points.

    No. 11 Oregon (-5.5) at Arizona: The ‘Cats are improved but Oregon is on fire. Take the Ducks and give the 5.5 points.

    Nevada (-30.5) at New Mexico State: Nevada can score a ton of points and NM State can’t stop anyone or score, even at home. Look for Nevada to score over 50 points by the end of the third quarter and seal the deal. Give the points and take Nevada.


     
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