Monthly Archives: April 2015

Milwaukee Bucks And A Few Thoughts About The Playoffs So Far

Well, just as I promised to The Greek Freak- I did watch a Bucks game the other night, game 3 of their series with the Bulls. I think it was the first time ever that I watched a full NBA game with the Bucks in it. They played well, but Giannis really disappeared after a very good first half, and without him in top form I didn’t reckon they stand a chance. Continue reading

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Statistical Achievements That Went (Largely) Unnoticed In The 2014/15 NBA Season

Another NBA season has passed, and just like my mentor (yeah right, I wish) Bill Simmons keeps his tradition of publishing his annual Trade Value column (check this out – a collection of ALL his previous trade value columns!), I will continue the tradition of publicizing the statistical achievements that went under the radar this year, the shy ones, the ones who keep over-analyzing conversations and social interactions. I don’t know for sure which column is more popular, but we’ll give Mr. Simmons the benefit of the doubt.

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The Weird Case of Derrick Rose

First of all – kudos for Stephen Curry for breaking his own record for most three-pointers made in a season! AND he still has 3 more games to improve it further. He currently has 276, and I reckon he might try to reach 300. It’s not unthinkable – he just had a game with 8 treys, and 300 is such a nice round number. I think he just might make it. Anyway, you’re the man, Steph! Continue reading

Alexander Shatilov

Alexander Shatilov is Israel’s greatest ever gymnast, a great performer at the floor exercise, where he won 2 bronze medals at the World Championships and 5 medals at the European Championships (1 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronzes), and from 2015 he is also the proud owner of the “Best Beard in Artistic Gymnastics” award. Which should be given to him for permanent keeping. I mean – come on, no one can top that.

Help! Shatilov has been kidnapped by hipsters!

Help! Shatilov has been kidnapped by hipsters!

Football’s All-Time International Goalscoring Record – Part II

Ok, so we’ve seen in Part I how we came to have the amazing record of 109 international goals we have now. And while it’s preposterous to think that some present day player might break it, I do want to mention some recent amazing goalscorers and to single out the few that may climb high enough to see Ali Daei’s back.

So, without Freddy Adu, let’s go:

The first amazing goalscorer chronologically is John Stern. Wait, who?! Michael, you made this one up, didn’t you? Continue reading