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A view from Seattle on all things sports, politics, and anything else that's on my mind

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Why is brick-and-mortar struggling? I have a hypothesis…

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:45:21 +0000

We needed some masking tape, so I went to, placed an order, and planned on going to the store the next day to pick up in person. When I double-checked my receipt, I realized there was a problem – the pickup date was in 60 DAYS. This isn’t going to work for the modern […]

College Football Playoff rankings have been released; should you be worried?

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:37:34 +0000

The vaunted College Football Playoff rankings were released for the first time today. I wondered, is it time to start freaking out? These things always seem to take care of themselves. Most of the top programs are still alive When it comes to college football, there is always controversy, however, things seem to take care […]

“Over the years VT doesn’t tend to lose by more than 10 unless the other qb is a senior”

Sat, 06 Sep 2014 04:59:02 +0000

Ohio State and Virginia Tech meet for the first time on Saturday night. Having lived in Virginia for many years, the stakes are high (at least for me, personally). My buddy JMorg, a true Hokie fan, posited an interesting opinion via twitter: “Over the years VT doesn’t tend to lose by more than 10 unless the […]

Has the end of the steroid era impacted hitting?

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:27:03 +0000

From Sports Illustrated: Batting average of pull-hitting lefties. BA = batting average BABIP = Batting average on balls in play – basically BA – home runs  

Which baseball fans show up after Opening Day

Thu, 01 May 2014 05:03:57 +0000

Opening day is awesome. There is a buzz in the air. There is a new hope. The baseball season is just beginning, and there’s no reason THIS YEAR isn’t the year. However, by day 2 of the baseball season, reality sets in. Only 10 teams will make the playoffs. Fans go on with their lives. I […]

Pinterest visits level off

Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:14:50 +0000

Great article in the WSJ about Pinterest, visitors, and sales. Customers referred by Pinterest spent 2X per order ($140-$180) than those coming from Facebook, and 3X per order than those coming from Twitter. Source: RichRelevance Unique visitors to Pinterest via desktop machines has leveled-off in the past year. This does not take into account mobile […]

NY Giants QBs

Mon, 30 Sep 2013 02:14:09 +0000

2 QBs have started for the New York Giants since 2004. Name them. Answer in the comments.

We at Pacific Northwest-Coast Bias approve of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s baby’s name: North West

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 19:56:42 +0000

Peer-to-Peer Lending and Community Banks

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 18:55:17 +0000

Check out my recent post over at Peer Lending Advisors on Peer-to-Peer Lending and what Lending Club’s partnership with community banks means for P2P Lending and banking in general.

Dwight Howard has missed more free throws this season than Steve Nash has his entire career

Sat, 06 Apr 2013 23:52:23 +0000

I was stunned by USA Today’s stat: Dwight Howard has missed more free throws this season than Steve Nash has in his career. Surely, this can’t be true – the mainstream media must be mistaken. I dug into the data. Dwight Howard is an abysmal free throw shooter Dwight Howard is shooting 48.6% this season. […]