Posts from September 2001


Have you ever visited Jeff Sagarin’s College Football Ratings Page? I can’t believe that this guy’s report carries such weight in the BCS rankings.

Fresno State (5-0, 2-0 WAC) rolled up 568 total yards while earning its 17th straight home victory — the third-longest streak in the nation.



The Bulldogs, who came into the game ranked first in the nation in pass defense, allowed 507 yards through the air. “When you play a team that blitzes like that, and you get in the shotgun, you can have a chance to score a lot,” Spurrier said. “We scored a lot. We left some out


I have to be honest with you. I really, really like a tall Bloody Mary. Salt and Pepper, please. Lot of ice. One shot of Tabasco. Celery. Green olive. Thanks.


The University of Sydney’s Department of Civil Engineering has a detailed and informative account of why the World Trade Center collapsed. [link via JJ]

So Much to Say

So Much to Say – Dave Matthews Band

Football Physics

A University at Buffalo researcher hopes this week to put into place the final piece of the puzzle for a never-before-quantified phenomenon in football. After spending the past six years probing the physics of how a football travels during flight using computer simulations and the videotape of a single forward pass from a 1976 professional


People keep searching this site for the word frog. I don’t know why. If you come here looking for frogs, please leave a note and tell me what you hoped to find. My mind wobbles.

Shut Up

Shut Up – Blink 182

Wish I could be there …

Wish I could be there …

Gator Expo 2001. I wanna go! Note: I can’t believe how silly the web site is! Who made it? It looks like “HTML for Dummies” …

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A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


You can read dozens of essays and articles and find hundreds of links to other sites with stories and information about Ernest Hemingway in The Hemingway Collection.